Astros prospects Leon, Lee combine for nine RBIs for Sugar Land

2 years ago

It was a monster night for a pair of top Astros prospects in Albuquerque on Saturday.

Pedro Leon, Houston’s No. 4 prospect per MLB Pipeline, hit a pair of three-run home runs en route to a career-high six RBIs, leading the Triple-A Sugar Land Space Cowboys to a 12-2 win over the Isotopes.

Leon got his big night started with a booming drive over the left-field wall in the fifth inning, extending the Space Cowboys’ lead to five. In the ninth he hit a line-drive homer to center to bring Sugar Land’s run total to 12.

The 23-year-old shortstop’s dominant performance added to his already impressive 2022 season, as he is slashing .270/.393 /.574 with seven home runs and 10 doubles in 30 games.

The Astros’ No. 2 prospect, Korey Lee, contributed a solo home run to left-center field in the sixth inning and a pair of RBI singles in the fourth and seventh, driving in three runs overall.

The right-handed-hitting catcher has also been having a solid offensive season. As of Saturday, the 23-year-old was tied for the third-most home runs (six) among catchers in the Pacific Coast League.