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Friday's top prospect performers

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Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

A pair of top White Sox prospects starred in Double-A Birmingham's 3-1 victory over Chattanooga, as right-hander Dylan Cease struck out nine over five scoreless innings and was backed by a Zack Collins three-run homer.

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

A pair of top White Sox prospects starred in Double-A Birmingham's 3-1 victory over Chattanooga, as right-hander Dylan Cease struck out nine over five scoreless innings and was backed by a Zack Collins three-run homer.

Cease, Chicago's No. 4 prospect and the No. 40 prospect overall, lowered his season ERA to 2.95 over 16 starts (13 for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem and three for Birmingham). Over his last two starts, he's given up one run over 12 innings (0.75 ERA) with 16 strikeouts and five walks.

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Collins, the organization's No. 8 prospect and No. 94 overall, went 1-for-4 with the homer, his 11th of the season. He's hitting .254/.413/.448 with 70 walks in 76 games this year.

Other top prospect performances from Friday's action:

Angels No. 5 prospect -- and the No. 91 prospect overall -- Griffin Canning gave up a run over 4 2/3 innings during Triple-A Salt Lake's 7-3 loss to El Paso. The right-hander allowed two hits, walked three and struck out seven. In four Triple-A starts this season, Canning's ERA is 8.27. Prior to that, he posted a 1.97 ERA in 10 starts for Double-A Mobile.

• Another Angels prospect, Brennon Lund (No. 18) had a big night in Double-A Mobile's 7-3 win over Jacksonville, belting a pair of two-run homers -- his first career two-homer game -- as part of a 3-for-5, five-RBI performance. The outfielder is hitting .264/.345/.407 with six home runs and 17 steals in 70 games this season.

Lund's second homer

Astros No. 29 prospect Brandon Bailey tossed six scoreless innings during Class A Advanced Buies Creek's 11-0 win over Myrtle Beach. The right-hander scattered six hits while striking out six. In 16 games (12 starts) this season, he has a 3.30 ERA over 73 2/3 innings.

William Contreras, the Braves' No. 16 prospect, went 3-for-3 with a solo home run -- his eighth homer of the season -- in Class A Rome's 7-4 loss to Asheville. The 20-year-old catcher has seven hits over his last 11 at-bats and his slashing .303/.367/.439 in 64 games this season.

Blue Jays No. 6 prospect Danny Jansen went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in Triple-A Buffalo's 6-4 victory over Syracuse. The catcher is 4-for-7 with two homers over his past two games, and is hitting .292/.404/.481 with seven homers in 62 games.

Jansen goes deep

In the same game, Toronto's No. 10 prospect, Sean Reid-Foley, gave up three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out eight. He's got a 3.11 ERA in 17 starts across two levels this season (2.03 ERA in eight starts for Double-A New Hampshire, and a 4.10 ERA in nine starts for Buffalo).

Phillies No. 6 prospect JoJo Romero turned in seven strong innings in Double-A Reading's 2-1 victory over New Hampshire, surrendering just one run on five hits, walking four and fanning eight. The performance lowered his season ERA to 4.06 in 17 starts.

Taylor Hearn, the Pirates' No. 9 prospect, tossed 6 1/3 innings for Double-A Altoona in its 3-1 victory over Trenton, giving up a run on three hits while walking three and striking out seven. The left-hander has a 3.35 ERA over 16 starts this season, with 94 strikeouts in 86 innings.

Reds No. 21 prospect Scott Moss threw seven scoreless frames in Class A Advanced Daytona's 8-0 victory over Jupiter. The left-hander yielded only two hits while walking one and striking out eight. In 15 starts this season, he owns a 3.61 ERA.

Twins No. 8 prospect Blayne Enlow lowered his season ERA to 3.73 with six scoreless innings in Class A Cedar Rapid's 1-0 loss to Kane County, scattering six hits while walking three and striking out three. The right-hander has given up just one run in his last 14 innings pitched over three outings (0.64 ERA).

• Matthew Liberatore, the Rays' first-round selection in this year's MLB Draft, made his professional debut and gave up an unearned run in 1 2/3 innings during the Gulf Coast League Rays' 8-2 loss to the GCL Orioles.

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.