No. 26 prospect thriving in June

Detroit Tigers

Here’s a look at Tuesday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list:

Mets: JT Ginn, RHP (No. 6), Low-A St. Lucie
After starting his debut season on the injured list, Ginn is making up for lost time. The 22-year-old allowed one hit and struck out five in four scoreless innings to lower his ERA in three starts to 0.82. Ginn allowed a two-out double in the first inning and nothing else, retiring the last 10 batters he faced. The right-hander needed just 48 pitches — 30 for strikes — to maneuver through Tuesday’s outing, which was his longest to date. Mets prospect stats »

Orioles: Jahmai Jones, 2B (No. 16), Triple-A Norfolk
Alexander Wells, LHP (No. 17), Triple-A Norfolk

Jones’ return from the injured list has coincided with his best stretch of the season. The 23-year-old homered for a second straight game and finished with three hits for the second time this season. Jones, who also singled in a run and swiped a base, has hit safely in nine consecutive games, which includes his rehab assignment with High-A Aberdeen. The Georgia native has driven in a run in six straight contests, plating 11 in that span. Overall, Jones is batting .340/.424/.720 with nine extra-base hits and 16 RBIs in 14 games.

Few players have enjoyed seeing the month of May go more than Wells. After posting a 9.88 ERA in four appearances (three starts) last month, the 24-year-old has turned a corner in June. Wells struck out four and allowed two hits over five shutout innings for Norfolk on Tuesday, his second scoreless effort in three starts this month. The Australia native retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced to complete a season-high five frames for a second straight start. Wells has surrendered one run in 14 innings in June to drop his ERA to 5.20. Orioles prospect stats »

Tigers: Keider Montero, RHP (No. 28), High-A West Michigan
The season had not been kind to Montero, who carried a 6.84 ERA into his eighth start. However, the 20-year-old looked to be a different pitcher Tuesday, allowing an unearned run while striking out six in a season-high 5 1/3 innings for West Michigan. Montero had allowed four or more runs in five of his first seven starts, but has now surrendered no earned runs in three of his last four outings. Tigers prospect stats »

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