After hitting just one homer in his last 25 games entering Friday night’s ballgame against Frisco, third base prospect Jordan Walker displayed some of his power not once, but twice in Class AA Springfield’s 12-6 win.
Walker finished Friday three-for-four with two homers and four RBIs. The pair homers marked his first since July 14, while his multi-home run game was the third of his minor-league career.
The first of Walker’s two homers came in the third inning, and added a surely memorable moment for him and fellow teammate and friend Masyn Winn.
On the first pitch of his at-bat, Winn, the Cardinals’ top shortstop prospect, crushed a two-run homer after outfielder Mike Antico led off the inning with a single. Four pitches later, Walker belted his own homer to give the S-Cards back-to-back blasts and a 3-1 lead over the RoughRiders.
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Walker's next homer came in the sixth as the 20-year-old jumped on a first pitch fastball and sent it off the berm in left-center field to give the S-Cards a 6-5 lead and to give himself his third multi-homer performance. Walker’s last such game came on June 2 at home against Arkansas.
His pair of homers gave him 10 on the season. A year ago, Walker connected on 14 while splitting time with Class Low-A Palm Beach and Class High-A Peoria.
The third base prospect added to his night in the seventh inning with an RBI single. Walker, the Cardinals’ first-round pick in the 2020 draft, matched a season-high in RBIs on Friday night with his four against the RoughRiders.
Across 306 at-bats this year, Walker is batting .304 with, 24 doubles, 41 RBIs and an .890 OPS.