Wednesday's best: Crawford, Quinn combine for seven hits

Wednesday's best: Crawford, Quinn combine for seven hits

J.P. Crawford collected a season-high three hits on Wednesday, though none were bigger than the Phillies' top prospect's go-ahead two-run single in the top of the 11th inning that propelled Triple-A Lehigh Valley to its 12th straight victory.

Crawford, MLB Pipeline's No. 4 overall prospect, drove in a run with each of his three knocks, tallying RBI singles in his first two at-bats before coming through in extra innings and finishing with four RBIs (also a season-high) in the IronPigs' 11-8 win over Rochester.

Crawford's 3-for-5 performance on Wednesday was his fourth multihit game of the season and comes just two games after he connected on his first home run of 2017. The 22-year-old shortstop has gone 6-for-13 at the plate in those three contests as he works to rebound from a slow start.

Phillies No. 6 prospect Roman Quinn also had a big game for Lehigh Valley, going 4-for-6 with four runs scored and falling a double short of hitting for the cycle out of the leadoff spot. It was Quinn's fifth multihit effort in his last 10 games, during which he's hitting .410 with 16 hits.

Nick Williams (Phillies' No. 4) and Rhys Hoskins (No. 13) also got in on the action with two hits each, including a solo home run. They've hit three and 10 homers this season.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Wednesday

• No. 40 overall prospect Jorge Mateo's (Yankees' No. 4) third home run, a three-run shot, was the difference in Class A Advanced Tampa's 4-1 win over Florida. He also picked up his 16th steal in the contest and scored two runs before finishing 2-for-5. The 21-year-old shortstop is hitting .368 in his last 10 games, during which he's raised his average from .222 to .253.

• No. 74 overall prospect Willie Calhoun (Dodgers' No. 4) walked it off for Triple-A Oklahoma City with his second home run in two games. It was the seventh homer of the season for the 22-year-old second baseman, who's hitting .315/.350/.554 through 35 games.

• No. 84 overall prospect Walker Buehler (Dodgers' No. 5) set a career high as he struck out nine of the 11 batters he faced in his second start for Double-A Tulsa. The right-hander worked 3 2/3 scoreless frames, allowing three hits and one walk while throwing 45 of his 68 pitches for strikes. Buehler also collected his first professional hit in the contest -- against Cardinals' No. 8 prospect Jack Flaherty -- in his first at-bat since 2012, when he was a high school senior.

A's No. 16 prospect Max Schrock hit a pair of solo homers and went 3-for-4, though it wasn't enough to keep Double-A Midland from falling to Frisco, 7-4. The multihomer effort was the first of Schrock's career and gives him five home runs in 34 games this season. Overall, he's hitting .277/.315/.433 after posting a .331 average with a Minor League-leading 177 hits in 2016.

Blue Jays' No. 9 prospect Bo Bichette recorded his 14th multihit game of the season, going 2-for-2 with one double, two RBIs and two walks in Class A Lansing's loss against Fort Wayne. The 2016 second-rounder leads the Midwest League in batting (.373) and ranks second in both on-base percentage (.456) and slugging (.593). He's had 18 of his 44 hits go for extra bases, including three homers, in 30 games, all while compiling 28 runs scored and 23 RBIs.

• Cardinals' No. 24 prospect Zac Gallen dominated over a career-high eight scoreless innings to collect his fourth win in seven starts for Class A Advanced Palm Beach. The 21-year-old righty gave up three hits, walked two and struck out six. In addition to leading the Florida State League in WHIP (0.93), Gallen, the Cardinals' 2016 third-rounder, ranks second in ERA (1.47) and owns a share of second in the strikeout column (51). He's issued eight walks while holding hitters to a .205 clip in 43 innings (seven starts).

Indians' No. 30 prospect Conner Capel had hit just one home run in his first 69 professional games before connecting on two solo shots for Class A Lake County on Wednesday. The 2016 fifth-rounder reached based three times in the contest, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored.

Pirates' No. 23 prospect Max Moroff and Eric Wood (No. 28) both hit two home runs -- three of which came in the sixth inning or later -- to help power Triple-A Indianapolis past Columbus, 8-4. The switch-hitting Moroff went deep from both sides of the plate to push his International League-leading home run total to 12. Wood, meanwhile, is up to five after hitting two solo blasts.

Tigers' No. 9 prospect JaCoby Jones hit multiple home runs for the fourth time in his career to pace Triple-A Toledo in a 16-2 rout of Louisville. The 25-year-old outfielder went deep in the first and seventh innings and mixed in an RBI single along the way to finish 3-for-6 with four RBIs.

Twins' No. 26 prospect Lachlan Wells recorded his first career complete game as he led Class A Advanced Fort Myers past Clearwater, 3-1. Using just 90 pitches (65 strikes) to complete his nine-inning gem, Wells allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks, with four strikeouts and 15 ground-ball outs.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.