This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.
We've seen a flurry of call-ups to the big leagues over the past week following the All-Star break. Jarren Duran joined the Red Sox over the weekend for his MLB debut while Brandon Marsh got his first taste of the big leagues Sunday for the Angels. Jarred Kelenic is back for the M's, Chris Gittens should get everyday at-bats for the Yankees due to their injury and COVID woes, and fellow Yankee farmhand Hoy Jun Park also got his first MLB hacks. And we should be in store for even more activity as the trade deadline approaches.
Let's talk about some other prospects in the headlines in this week's Minor League Barometer.
Orelvis Martinez, 3B, TOR – Martinez produced a monstrous outing Saturday at Low-A by cracking three home runs and driving in nine runs in a four-hit performance. The crazy part is that he also racked up four hits the previous day while delivering another homer and collecting a combined 22 total bases over the two contests. Martinez's recent surge pushed his slash line to .291/.375/.578 with 15 home runs and 56 RBI through 59 games. At just 19, he may only be scratching the surface of his future potential.
Taj Bradley, P, TB – As if the Rays needed another pitching prospect, Bradley has sparkled at Low-A to start the season only allowing five earned runs since May 20 en route to a 2.14 ERA along with a 66:16 K:BB from 54.2 innings while the opposition is hitting a