Gary Sanchez, the Yankees' No. 1 prospect, collected four hits on Monday, and Peter O'Brien tied the Minor League lead with his 18th home run as Double-A Trenton scored seven unanswered runs in a come-from-behind 13-9 victory at Richmond.
Sanchez, who is also ranked 39th on MLBPipeline.com's list of Top 100 Prospects, went 4-for-6 with a double, a run and two RBIs.
Though Sanchez has struggled in May (he was hitting .175 entering the day), he may be coming out of his slump. Monday was his second four-hit game in three days, and he went 9-for-15 during the series against the Flying Squirrels. In 42 games this season, he is hitting .259/.326/.414 with five home runs.
O'Brien entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and drove a home run to left field, tying him with Rangers' No. 4 prospect Joey Gallo. O'Brien is hitting .299/.321/.684 in 46 games this season.
O'Brien began the season at Class A Advanced Tampa, and he hit 10 home runs in 30 games there before being promoted to Trenton on May 9. He has continued his barrage with the Thunder, hitting eight home runs in 16 games. Since his promotion he has shared time with Sanchez behind the plate and also seen time in right field and as the designated hitter.
Center fielder Mason Williams, the Yankees' No. 2 prospect and No. 63 overall, went 1-for-4 with two walks and two runs on Monday.
Alex Halsted and Teddy Cahill are associate reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less