Wednesday's top prospect performers

April 10th, 2019

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


Blue Jays: Patrick Murphy, RHP (No. 19) -- 6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R (2 ER), BB, 8 K (Double-A New Hampshire)
Murphy was perfect over his first three frames before surrendering a leadoff single in the fourth, while the two-run home run he allowed to Mickey Moniak (Phillies' No. 9) in the sixth inning was the only blemish in his otherwise strong outing. He ultimately completed 6 2/3 frames, striking out eight and throwing 61 of 83 pitches for strikes.
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Orioles: Michael Baumann (No. 26) -- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K (Class A Adv Frederick)
Baumann, 23, allowed one hit -- a one-out single in the third -- but otherwise was untouchable in his season debut for the Keys. He struck out five of the final seven batters to match his career-high strikeout total. Spending most of last season with Frederick, the 6-foot-4 righty compiled a 3.88 ERA with 59 strikeouts and 40 walks in 92 2/3 innings (17 starts).
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Rays: Brendan McKay, LHP (No. 3, MLB No. 29) -- 4 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, BB, HBP, 11 K (Double-A Montgomery)
Making his first Double-A start on the mound, McKay struck out the side in the first inning and fanned five of the game's first six batters en route to a career-high 11 punchouts. He was tagged for a solo homer to open the third, though, while a walk, hit-by-pitch and sacrifice fly in the following frame led to another run. At the plate, McKay has gone 3-for-11 (.273) with a double and two RBIs in three games as the Biscuits' designated hitter.
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Red Sox: Triston Casas, 1B/3B (No. 2) -- 1-for-4, solo HR (1), BB (Class A Greenville)
One of the top sluggers from the 2018 Draft entered the home run column for the first time as a pro, hitting a solo shot to right field in the seventh inning of Greenville's 9-8 loss against Augusta. The No. 26 overall pick in last year's Draft, Casas played in only two games last summer before tearing a right thumb ligament while diving for a ball at third base.
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Yankees: Josh Breaux, C (No. 15) -- 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 R, BB (Class A Charleston)
Breaux's two-run double in the third inning turned out to be a Little League homer, as the 2018 second-rounder came all the way around to score on the hit thanks to an infield throwing error. He's tallied two RBIs in back-to-back contests after an 0-for-4, two-strikeout performance in his season debut.
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Indians: Luis Oviedo, RHP (No. 8) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K (Class A Lake County)
Oviedo, 19, gave up four hits over five scoreless innings in a second straight outing en route to his second win. The 6-foot-4, 170-pounder struggled with his control a bit in this one, issuing three walks and striking out two, but he still induced seven groundouts, including a pair of double plays.
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Royals: Kyle Isbel, OF (No. 10) -- 2-for-4, 2B, SB (Class A Adv Wilmington)
Isbel collected two of Wilmington's three hits, going 2-for-4 with a double and a steal from atop the lineup in the Blue Rocks' 4-1 victory over Winston-Salem. The 2018 third-rounder is hitting .286 with a homer and three doubles this season after slashing .326/.389/.504 with 31 extra-base hits and 24 steals across two levels in his pro debut.
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Tigers: Matt Manning, RHP (No. 2, MLB No. 51) -- 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K (Double-A Erie)
Manning retired the first 14 batters of the game before finally allowing a two-out single in the fifth inning. It was the lone baserunner allowed by the 2016 first-rounder, who struck out 10 en route to his second win in as many starts for the SeaWolves. He's given up just one hit in both starts while racking up 15 strikeouts in 12 innings.
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Twins: Blayne Enlow, RHP (No. 9) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K (Class A Cedar Rapids)
Enlow put his shaky 2019 debut behind him as he tossed five innings of one-run ball to earn the win. The 20-year-old righty recorded 11 of his 15 outs via either strikeouts or ground balls (six) while throwing a career-high 93 pitches (59 strikes) in the outing.
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White Sox: Seby Zavala, C (No. 22) -- 1-for-4, HR (1), 2 RBIs, 2 R, BB (Triple-A Charlotte)
Zebala, who started at first base, connected on his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fifth inning, and scored the game-winning run in the ninth on Charlie Tilson's walk-off single. The 25-year-old catcher has hit safely in five straight games to open the season.
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A’s: Darion Blanco, OF (No. 30) -- 2-for-4, HR (1), 4 RBIs, 3 R, BB, SB (4) (Double-A Midland)
The 25-year-old outfielder filled out the box score on Wednesday while accounting for seven runs in Midland's 11-5 victory over Amarillo. He hit a two-out grand slam off of Padres No. 5 prospect Adrian Morejon in the third inning for his first home run of the season.
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Angels: Jack Kruger, C (No. 24) -- 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, BB (Double-A Mobile)
Kruger hit a two-run double in the fifth inning and came around to score when the next batter singled to right field. The 24-year-old catcher is a breakout candidate for this season after hitting .299/.357/.413 with 30 extra-base hits in 97 games last season across two levels.
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Astros: Yordan Alvarez, OF/1B (No. 3, MLB No. 43) -- 3-for-4, HR (5), 2 2B, 4 RBIs, 2 R, IBB (Triple-A Round Rock)
All three of Alvarez's hits went for extra bases on Wednesday, as he doubled in the fourth and sixth innings before connecting on a three-run homer to left-center field against a left-handed pitcher in the eighth inning. He was intentionally walked in his final trip to the plate, setting the stage for Nick Tanielu's walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning. Alvarez is tied for the Minor League lead with five homers.
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Mariners: Shed Long, 2B (No. 12) -- 4-for-4, HR (1), 3 RBIs, 2 R, BB (Triple-A Tacoma)
Speaking of walk offs, Long did exactly that for Tacoma when he cleared the right-center field scoreboard with a two-run homer in the ninth inning. The game-ending blast tied a bow on a perfect night at the plate for the 23-year-old second baseman, whom Seattle acquired from the Yankees during the offseason.
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Rangers: Hans Crouse, RHP (No. 1, MLB No. 83) -- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K (Class A Hickory)
Crouse turned in another sparkling start, retiring the final 11 batters he faced after he'd allowed a leadoff single in the second inning. All nine of of his punchouts were swinging strikeouts. Overall, the 20-year-old righty has fanned 11 batters while giving up just two hits in 7 2/3 frames to begin the season.
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Braves: Cristian Pache, OF (No. 4, MLB No. 35) -- 2-for-4, 2B, 4 RBIs, R (Double-A Mississippi)
Pache hit a two-run double in the fifth inning, plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh and added an RBI single in the eighth as Mississippi defeated Mobile, 9-4. It was the second multihit performance of the season for the 20-year-old outfielder, who's now driven in five runs in as many games.
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Marlins: Jose Devers, SS (No. 12) -- 3-for-4, R (Class A Adv Jupiter)
The 19-year-old shortstop collected a team-high three hits out of the leadoff spot, though it wasn't enough to keep the Hammerheads from falling to Florida, 6-5. The multihit effort was Devers' second in the past three games.
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Mets: Simeon Woods Richardson, RHP (No. 7) -- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (Class A Columbia)
The 2018 second-round pick fared much better in his second start of the season, completing three scoreless frames with two strikeouts and four ground outs on 41 pitches (30 strikes). The 18-year-old righty struck out four in his season debut but also allowed two earned runs on three hits in just 1 2/3 frames.
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Phillies: Spencer Howard, RHP (No. 5) -- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K (Class A Adv Clearwater)
Howard, 22, bounced back from a rocky season debut to retire the first nine batters he faced on Wednesday before finally surrendering a leadoff single to open the fourth inning. He ultimately faced two over the minimum in the scoreless outing, recording seven ground outs on top of his five strikeouts while throwing 55 of his 80 pitches for strikes. Phillies prospects stats »

Nationals: Wil Crowe, RHP (No. 5) -- 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K; Tres Barrera, C (No. 21) -- 4-for-4, 2 HR (2), 2B, 5 RBIs, 2 R (Double-A Harrisburg)
Crowe didn't allow a baserunner until the sixth inning -- when he surrendered a two-out infield single -- and ultimately faced one over the minimum in his second start of the year. Barrera extended his season-opening hitting streak to five games with his second straight multihit performance. Two of the 24-year-old catcher's hits left the yard, and he finished with a career-high five RBIs.
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Brewers: Keston Hiura, 2B (No. 1, MLB No. 20) -- 2-for-3, HR (2), 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 R, BB (Triple-A San Antonio)
Hiura's ground-rule double to center field in the sixth inning put the Missions on the board, and he launched a solo homer to right-center field -- his second opposite-field shot in three games -- off of left-hander Genesis Cabrera (Cardinals' No. 8) in the eighth inning. The 22-year-old second baseman has tallied hits in five of seven games to open the season. Mauricio Dubon (No. 5) ripped a ninth-inning single to record his second hit in as many nights for San Antonio.
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Cubs: Tyson Miller, RHP (No. 19) -- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (Double-A Tennessee)
The 23-year-old right-hander allowed two baserunners en route to the win in his Double-A debut. He retired the final seven batters he faced and found the strike zone with 43 of his 67 pitches while tossing five scoreless frames.
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Cardinals: Jake Woodford, RHP (No. 24) -- 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 4 BB, 4 K (Triple-A Memphis)
Though he struggled with his control, issuing four walks in five innings, and allowed an unearned run to score on a botched pickoff attempt, the 22-year-old righty allowed just one hit in the outing. He has yet to give up an earned run and has surrendered just three knocks over 10 frames in two starts so far this season.
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Pirates: Cole Tucker, SS (No. 5) -- 3-for-5, solo HR (2), 2 SB (2); Bryan Reynolds, OF (No. 8) -- 2-for-4, solo HR (2); Will Craig, 1B (No. 15) -- 1-for-2, solo HR (4), 2 BB (Triple-A Indianapolis)
The trio of Pirates prospects each hit solo shots to power the Indians past Toledo, 4-3. Tucker flashed his power-speed combo from the leadoff spot, hitting his second homer of the season and also swiping his first two bags, while Reynolds extended his season-opening hitting streak to six games with his second straight multihit performance. Craig, meanwhile, pushed his home run total to four by going yard in his second consecutive game.
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Reds: Jonathan India, 3B (No. 4, MLB No. 52) -- 2-for-3, 2B, 2 R, BB (Class A Adv Daytona)
The 2018 first-rounder (No. 5 overall pick) has racked up five hits, including a home run and a double, in his past two games after a 2-for-21 start in the Florida State League.
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D-backs: Jazz Chisholm, SS (No. 1, MLB No. 59) -- 1-for-3, HR (1), 2 RBIs, BB (Double-A Jackson)
The 21-year-old shortstop made his first Double-A hit count, as he connected a two-run homer in the fourth inning that proved the difference in the Generals' 4-2 win over Chattanooga. He led all Minor League shortstops last season with 25 home runs, 10 of which he hit in 36 games after receiving a late-season promotion to the California League.
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Dodgers: Omar Estevez, SS/2B (No. 20) -- 2-for-6, HR (1), 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 R (Double-A Tulsa)
Estevez's RBI double in the first inning put the Drillers on the board, and he connected on his first home run of the season, a solo shot to left-center field, in the following frame. The 21-year-old middle infielder owns a 32-game hitting streak, having hit safely in seven games to open this season after collecting hits in 25 straight games to close out 2018.
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Giants: Heliot Ramos, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 90) -- 2-for-3, 2 HR (3), 3 RBIs, 3 R, 2 BB (Class A Adv San Jose)
A day removed from hitting his first home run of 2019, Ramos blasted a pair of home runs on Wednesday in his first career multi-homer game. His first blast, a two-run shot in the third inning, went out to right field, and he added a solo shot on a 0-2 pitch two innings later. He also reached twice via walk in the contest, finishing with three runs and RBIs apiece.
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Padres: Ryan Weathers, LHP (No. 10, MLB No. 91) -- 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 8 K (Class A Fort Wayne)
Weathers has fanned nine and eight batters, respectively, in his first two starts for the TinCaps, all without issuing a free pass across 11 innings. The 2018 first-rounder cruised through the first five innings in Wednesday's outing before getting tagged for a pair of runs in the sixth.
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Rockies: Willie MacIver, C (No. 28) -- 2-for-3, HR (3), 3 RBIs, BB (Class A Asheville)
A ninth-round pick in 2018 out of the University of Washington, MacIver homered for a third straight game and drove in all three Asheville runs in the Tourists' 5-3 loss to Charleston. After plating a pair with a first-inning single, the 22-year-old backstop blasted a solo shot to center field in the eighth inning.
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