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Thursday's top prospect performers

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

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

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Braden Bishop, the Mariners' No. 5 prospect per MLB Pipeline, had a sensational night at the plate in Double-A Arkansas' 9-7 loss to NW Arkansas on Thursday, going 5-for-5 with his third home run of the season. Over the past two games, the 24-year-old outfielder is 7-for-9, raising his season batting average by 39 points in the process, from .195 to .234.

Other top prospect performances from Thursday:

Austin Meadows, the Pirates' No. 2 prospect and the No. 42 prospect overall, went 3-for-5 with a double in Triple-A Indianapolis' 6-0 win over Norfolk, on the same night the Pirates announced they intend to call up the 23-year-old outfielder on Friday. Meadows is hitting .294/.336/.397 with 10 doubles and a homer in 32 games.

• A pair of Angels prospects starred in Class A Burlington's 21-6 loss to Kane County -- Jo Adell, the Angels' No. 1 prospect and the No. 57 prospect overall, went 2-for-4 with a homer and drove in three runs, upping his season batting average to .329 with a .961 OPS in 22 games this season, while Brandon Marsh -- the organization's No. 4 prospect and No. 99 overall -- went 3-for-5 with a double. Marsh is slashing .295/.390/.470 with three home runs and four steals in 34 games this season.

Astros No. 9 prospect J.D. Davis had a big night of his own, hitting for the cycle in Triple-A Fresno's 9-7 victory over El Paso. The 25-year-old third baseman drove in five runs, upping his slash line for 2018 to .425/.479/.669 with four homers in 32 games.

Davis homers to complete cycle

Brewers' No. 6 prospect Corey Ray homered for the fifth time in his last five games during Double-A Biloxi's 6-4 loss to Chattanooga. The 23-year-old center fielder now has seven homers and seven steals, along with an .857 OPS in 40 games this season.

Conner Greene, the Cardinals' No. 18 prospect, gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings, while notching seven strikeouts for Double-A Springfield. The line may not be impressive, but the right-hander, was sharp through the bulk of his performance as he cruised through six innings before giving up a three-run homer in the seventh.

• Jeren Kendall, the Dodgers' No. 7 prospect, went 2-for-3 with a homer in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's 2-1 loss to Stockton. It was the 22-year-old outfielder's second homer of the season, and came in his second consecutive multi-hit game.

• Starling Heredia, the Dodgers' No. 17 prospect, drove in all four runs in Class A Great Lakes' 5-4 loss to Bowling Green. Heredia went 2-for-4, with both hits leaving the ballpark for his fourth and fifth homers of the season.

Heredia blasts 2nd homer of the night

• Oscar Gonzalez, the Indians' No. 18 prospect, turned in a 3-for-4 performance with a three-run homer in Class A Lake County's 7-0 victory over South Bend. The homer was Gonzalez's fourth of the season, and the 20-year-old left fielder is 5-for-7 over his last two games.

Marlins' No. 8 prospect Nick Neidert threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out 11 to help Double-A Jacksonville beat Mobile, 7-3. The 21-year-old right-hander lowered his season ERA to 3.25 over eight starts in 2018.

• Pirates' No. 18 prospect Clay Holmes tossed six scoreless frames in Triple-A Indianapolis' victory over Norfolk, giving up two hits, walking two and striking out seven. It was a strong bounce-back performance for the 25-year-old right-hander, who had surrendered 12 runs over his previous three outings (7.53 ERA).

Yankees' No. 26 prospect Nick Nelson gave up only one run over six innings in Class A Advanced Tampa's 6-2 win over Dunedin, yielding three hits while walking one and striking out six. The 22-year-old right-hander lowered his season ERA to 3.46 in three starts for Tampa after posting a 3.65 mark in five starts for Class A Charleston this season.

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