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Benintendi, Yarbrough among top prospect performers

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Andrew Benintendi is the No. 1 prospect in baseball and certainly looked the part in Boston's 9-1 win over the Braves on Friday afternoon.

Benintendi, an early candidate for the American League Rookie of the Year Award, did it all offensively, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and three RBIs.

Andrew Benintendi is the No. 1 prospect in baseball and certainly looked the part in Boston's 9-1 win over the Braves on Friday afternoon.

Benintendi, an early candidate for the American League Rookie of the Year Award, did it all offensively, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and three RBIs.

It's still early in spring, but Benintendi already looks to be ready to go with six hits, including two homers, over his past seven at-bats.

Video: Red Sox's Benintendi named MLB's No. 1 prospect

More notable performance from top prospects on Friday:

• After starting Spring Training 0-for-7, Yoan Moncada (No. 2 overall, White Sox No. 1) has three hits in his past six at-bats. The 21-year-old roped an RBI triple into right in the third inning Friday against the Padres and finished the evening 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Cubs' top prospect Eloy Jimenez (No. 13 overall) broke up the Reds' no-hit bid with a solo homer in the eighth inning. The home was Jimenez's first of Spring Training and the 20-year-old is coming off a season in which he hit a career-high 14 homers in 112 games with Class A South Bend.

Alex Verdugo (No. 61 overall, Dodgers' No. 3) picked up his first double and multi-hit game of Spring Training, going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and run scored in the Dodgers' split-squad loss to the D-backs.

Video: LAD@ARI: Verdugo's RBI double gets Dodgers on board

Robert Stephenson (No. 87 overall, Reds' No. 4) made quick work of the Cubs in his two innings. The right-hander struck out four and needed just 14 pitches, all strikes, to dispose of the Cubs in order.

• After hitting just five homers in 131 games between Class A Advanced Clearwater and Double-A Reading last season, Phillies' No. 11 prospect Scott Kingery has found his power stroke early in Spring Training. The second baseman went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs Friday, giving him two homers through his first 12 at-bats of spring.

Video: MIN@PHI: Kingery belts two-run home run to left

Dylan Covey (White Sox No. 27) put together his first scoreless outing of the spring, throwing 10 of 16 pitches for strikes in two innings of one-hit ball. Covey, whom the White Sox selected in the Rule 5 Draft in December, missed most of 2016 with an oblique strain, but fared well in the Arizona Fall League.

• A pair of Rays' prospects put together strong outings on the mound as Ryan Yarbrough (No. 24) started and picked up the win for Tampa Bay, while Chih-Wei Hu (Rays' No. 8) earned a save in the 5-2 win over the Tigers.

Yarbrough, a 25-year-old lefty, carved his way through the Tigers' lineup, striking out five in two perfect frames.

Video: DET@TB: Yarbrough fans McCann to end the frame

Hu struck out two in two perfect innings.

William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.