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Friday's top prospect performers

@wboor and @_dadler
April 20, 2019

Here's a look at Friday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Jordan Groshans, SS/3B (No. 5) -- 1-for-4, 2B, BB, R, RBI (Class A Lansing) Groshans has been a force for the Lugnuts so far this season, and he added

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


Blue Jays: Jordan Groshans, SS/3B (No. 5) -- 1-for-4, 2B, BB, R, RBI (Class A Lansing)
Groshans has been a force for the Lugnuts so far this season, and he added another double and RBI out of the three-hole on Friday. The 19-year-old is hitting .364/.451/.523 with a homer, four doubles and nine RBIs through his first dozen games of 2019.
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Orioles: No Orioles Top 30 prospect played on Friday.
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Rays: Josh Lowe, 1B (No. 15) -- 1-for-3, BB, RBI (Double-A Montgomery)
The No. 3 first-base prospect accounted for the Biscuits' only run on Friday, knocking an RBI single in the fifth inning. Lowe is now hitting .333/.415/.622 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 12 games on the season.
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Red Sox: C.J. Chatham, SS (No. 9) -- 2-for-4, 2B, BB, 4 RBI, R (Double-A Portland)
Chatham had another big day in what's been a big season so far for the 24-year-old. Friday marked Chatham's fifth multi-hit game of 2019 in just 12 games played, and his four RBIs are his highest total of the year so far. He's hitting .326/.407/.500 for the Sea Dogs.
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Yankees: Luis Gil, RHP (No. 13) -- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 9 K (Class A Charleston)
Gil turned in a sparkling performance in his third start of 2019 for the RiverDogs. The 20-year-old threw five innings of scoreless, one-hit baseball and struck out nine -- nearly two batters per inning. That gem lowered Gil's ERA to 1.46 on the season, and he's racked up 18 strikeouts in just 12 1/3 innings.
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Indians: Bobby Bradley, OF (No. 6) -- 1-for-5, RBI (Triple-A Columbus)
Bradley only picked up one hit, but it was an important one -- an RBI single in the fifth inning -- in Columbus' one-run win over Toledo. Bradley, who is 3-for-8 over the past two games, is hitting .275 through 14 games this season after hitting .224 over 129 games and two levels a season ago.
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Royals: Austin Cox, LHP (No. 22) -- 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (Class A Lexington)
After having thrown five innings four times in his career, Cox fired six innings for the first time. The 22-year-old, whom the Royals selected in the fifth round last year, fired 67 of his 87 pitches for strikes and didn't walk a batter for the first time all season. The six strikeouts matched a season high for Cox, who has 17 through 15 innings this season and 68 through 48 1/3 innings in his brief career.
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Tigers: Parker Meadows, OF (No. 9) -- 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI (Class A West Michigan)
Meadows' first homer of the season, back on April 12, was of the inside-the-park variety. This time around, Meadows took the more traditional route and hit the ball over the fence in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Meadows didn't fare as well in the second game as he went 0-for-3 and saw his average drop to .216. The 2018 second-rounder hit .290 in his 28-game pro debut last season.
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Twins: Trevor Larnach, OF (No. 5) -- 3-for-4, RBI (Class A Advanced Fort Myers)
Larnach put together the fifth three-hit game of his career and his second of the season as the Miracle topped the Stone Crabs on Friday. The 2018 first-round is 5-for-13 over the past three games and hitting .267 through 15 games after hitting .303 through 42 games last year in his pro debut.
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White Sox: Laz Rivera, SS (No. 17) -- 3-for-5, 2B, RBI (Double-A Birmingham)
Rivera broke out of an 0-for-12 skid over the past three games with his second three-hit game of the year. The former 28th-round pick (2017) hit .314 over two levels of Class A ball (124 games) last year, but has had trouble getting everything going in 2019. Through 13 games, Rivera is hitting .196.
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A’s: Daulton Jefferies, RHP (No. 14) -- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (Class A Advanced Stockton)
Jefferies gave up three runs over three innings in his last start, but bounced back well on Friday. The 23-year-old threw 29 of his 47 pitches for strikes in the outing and is hoping to stay healthy this season. Jefferies has pitched just nine innings over the past two years because of Tommy John surgery.
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Angels: Chris Rodriguez, RHP (No. 11) -- 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (Class A Advanced Inland Empire)
Rodriguez's perfect 0.00 ERA remained intact as he extended his scoreless streak to 9 1/3 innings through his first three starts of the year. Rodriguez needed just 56 pitches, 40 strikes, to work his way through four solid frames. Rodriguez missed the entire 2018 season because of a stress reaction in his back.
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Astros: Abraham Toro, 3B (No. 23) -- 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI (Double-A Corpus Christi)
Toro has quietly put together a 12-game hitting streak, but is hitting just .246 because he only has two multihit games. Toro, 22, spent the last 50 games of the 2018 campaign with Corpus Christi, hitting .230 with two homers. Toro has already matched that homer run total this year and has also picked up 13 RBIs.
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Mariners: Donnie Walton, 2B (No. 30) -- 3-for-4, HR, RBI (Double-A Arkansas)
Walton hit four homers through 119 games last season and is already halfway there this year after going yard on back-to-back nights. The 24-year-old is 4-for-8 over the past two games and has also driven in at least one run in five straight games.
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Rangers: Joe Palumbo, LHP (No. 7) -- 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 5 K(Double-A Frisco)
Palumbo gave up two runs over 9 2/3 innings in two starts with Frisco late last season. However, returning to the level in 2019 hasn't been quite as smooth. The lefty has given up eight runs in 16 1/3 innings this season and has walked 10 while striking out 20.
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Braves: Huascar Ynoa, RHP (No. 14) -- 2 IP, 3, H, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K (Double-A Mississippi)
Ynoa's season got off to a fast start as he fired four no-hit innings for Class A Advanced Florida in his 2019 debut and then followed that up with 3 1/3 innings of one-run ball. However, Ynoa gave up three runs, in 3 2/3 innings after that and then tonight, in his Double-A debut, the struggles continued.
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Marlins: Jordan Holloway, RHP (No. 13) -- 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K (Class A Advanced Jupiter)
Holloway once again struggled with walks as he's issued 11 in just 14 innings this season, but he didn't let those walks come back to haunt him, something he's been very good at this season. The right-hander, a 22-year-old from the 2014 Draft class, has a 1.29 ERA through three starts and has also amassed 18 strikeouts.
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Mets: No Mets Top 30 prospects played in the Minors, but in the Majors, Pete Alonso, the organization's No. 1 prospect, went 2-for-4 with a homer.
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Phillies: Alec Bohm, 3B (No. 1, MLB No. 56) -- 3-for-3 (Class A Lakewood)
Bohm reached base in all four of his plate appearances as he drew a walk and collected three hits for the second time this season. The third overall pick from last year's Draft is hitting .333 through 15 games after hitting .252 through 40 games in his pro debut. Bohm went 0-for-10 over three games to begin the season, but since that point he's had at least one hit in nine of 12 games.
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Nationals: Israel Pineda, C (No. 7) -- 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI (Class A Hagerstown)
After going 1-for-12 over the past three games, Pineda found a bit of rhythm at the plate and turned in his third multihit game of the year. The 19-year-old is off to a bit of a slow start and is hitting .200 in his full season debut. Last year, in 46 games with Class A Short Season Auburn, Pineda hit .273 with four homers.
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Brewers: Brice Turang, SS (No. 3) -- 3-for-4, 2 2B (Class A Wisconsin)
Making his full-season debut, Turang is quickly showing why the Brewers grabbed him with the 21st overall pick last June. The 19-year-old is 6-for-10 over the past two games and after a 1-for-20 skid he's bounced back with hits in five straight games.
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Cubs: Trent Giambrone, 2B/SS (No. 20) -- 1-for-3, 2B (Triple-A Iowa)
Giambrone, a 25th-round pick from the 2016 Draft, is getting his first taste of Triple-A after hitting .251 through 116 games with Double-A Tennessee a season ago. Giambrone is off to an OK start, hitting .264 through 13 games. However, his power has certainly stood out as he's already hit five homers.
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Cardinals: Nolan Gorman, 3B (No. 1, No. 58 in MLB) -- 2-for-5, 2B (Class A Peoria)
After the Cardinals took Gorman with the 19th overall pick of last year's Draft, he impressed with a .291 average and 17 homers in his professional debut. Well, his full-season debut is off to a strong start too. The 18-year-old prospect is hitting .345 and has at least one hit in 13 of the 15 games he's played.
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Pirates: Cole Tucker, SS (No. 5) -- 1-for-4, HR, RBI (Triple-A Indianapolis)
Tucker extended his hitting streak to five games with his third homer of the year. The 2014 first-round pick is hitting .333 through his first 13 games at the Triple-A level and has hits in eight of the past nine games he's played in. Tucker hit just five homers in 133 games last season and his career high is six, but based on his fast start it seems like only a matter of time before he sets a new career high in 2019.
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Reds: Jose Siri, OF (No. 10) -- 1-for-4, 2 RBI (Double-A Chattanooga)
Siri hasn't quite found his rhythm yet in 2019. After hitting .293 in 2017, Siri saw his average dip to .239 in 2018 and is currently hitting .229, albeit in a much smaller sample size, this season. The 23-year-old does have hits in three straight games and is 4-for-12 over that span, which comes after a brutal 1-for-19 stretch.
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D-backs: Jake McCarthy, OF (No. 8) -- 1-for-4, RBI (Class A Advanced Visalia)
The 39th-overall pick from the 2018 Draft is hitting .234 through the first 13 games of his full-season debut. McCarthy, 21, hit .288 in 58 games last season after the Draft.
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Dodgers: Omar Estevez, SS/2B (No. 19) -- 3-for-4, 2B, HR, RBI (Double-A Tulsa)
Estevez pushed his average up to .421 with his third three-hit game of the season. The homer was the second of the year for the 21-year-old, who hit a career-high 15 a season ago. Estevez is 5-for-8 over the past two games and off to a strong start at Double-A after spending each of the past two years with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.
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Giants: Seth Corry, LHP (No. 25) -- 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K (Class A Augusta)
Through three appearances (10 2/3 innings), Corry has yet to surrender an earned run this season. The lefty, a third-round pick from 2017, has generated plenty of swing and miss as he already has 20 strikeouts this season. However, command has been an issue as he's also handed out 10 free passes. Corry has an above average fastball and curveball, but his inability to command his pitches has slowed his development early in his career.
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Padres: Edward Olivares, OF (No. 23) -- 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI (Double-A Amarillo)
After going hitless in three straight games (11 at-bats), Olivares got back on track with a pair of extra-base hits. The 23-year-old hit his third homer of the season and the three RBIs marked a season high. Olivares is getting his first taste of Double-A this year after hitting .277 with 12 homers for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore a season ago.
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Rockies: Ryan Castellani, RHP (No. 12) -- 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K (Triple-A Albuquerque)
Not only did Castellani spin his first scoreless start of the year, but the eight strikeouts mark his most in a game since the 2016 season. The 2014 second-round pick threw 93 pitches, 58 strikes, as he worked his way through the Tacoma lineup. Castellani has now struck out 19 through 15 2/3 innings this season.
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William Boor is a reporter for MLB Pipeline. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.

David Adler is a reporter for based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.