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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.

The White Sox farm system ranks among the best in baseball, and a pair of the organization's premier prospects began the weekend on a high note to show exactly why that's the case.

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

The White Sox farm system ranks among the best in baseball, and a pair of the organization's premier prospects began the weekend on a high note to show exactly why that's the case.

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Blake Rutherford, the No. 83 overall prospect and No. 7 on the White Sox Top 30 list, and Gavin Sheets (Chicago's No. 11 prospect) combined to go 6-for-12 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored to help Class A Advanced Winston Salem outslug Frederick, 12-10.

It marks the third multihit game in the past five contests for Rutherford, who is slashing .293/.330/.462 in his first season for the Dash. Sheets, 22, has been on a tear himself, racking up at least two base hits on four consecutive days, while extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Overall, Sheets is slashing .276/.364/.404.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Friday:

• No. 8 overall prospect Bo Bichette (Blue Jays' No. 2) crushed his eighth homer of the season en route to a 3-for-4 night at the plate for Double-A New Hampshire. The 20-year-old shortstop also doubled, scored three runs and drove in two for the Fisher Cats to raise his OPS to .811.

Bichette goes yard

• No. 9 overall prospect Kyle Tucker (Astros' No. 1) ripped a single on the second pitch he saw to extend his hitting streak to 18 games in a 1-for-4 performance for Triple-A Fresno. The 21-year-old outfielder continues to pummel Minor League pitching and is now hitting .317 through 74 games for the Grizzlies this season.

• No. 12 overall prospect Royce Lewis (Twins' No. 1) posted a monster day in Class A Cedar Rapids' doubleheader, going 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and a stolen base in Game 1 before smacking a trio of doubles in the nightcap. Minnesota's 2017 first-round pick is hitting .314 through 62 games for the Kernels.

• No. 16 overall prospect Francisco Mejia (Indians' No. 1) tallied a season-high four hits to help propel Triple-A Columbus to a 10-6 win over Indianapolis. Mejia, who doubled, scored two runs and drove in two more in the contest, has seven straight multihit games. The 22-year-old has raised his average from .251 to .287 over that span.

Mejia's two-run double

• No. 40 overall prospect Anthony Alford (Blue Jays' No. 3) tied a season high with three hits, including his third homer of the year, for Triple-A Buffalo. Alford, 23, added a double, two RBIs and scored a run for the Bisons.

Royals No. 6 prospect Nicky Lopez, fresh off a promotion to Triple-A, went 4-for-5 with a homer, three runs scored and two RBIs in his first career game for Omaha. The homer was the third of the season for Lopez, who was batting a stellar .331/.397/.416 in 73 games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas before his promotion.

Lopez hits first Triple-A homer

Padres No. 24 prospect Luis Patino struck out six batters over a career-best 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball for Class A Fort Wayne. The 18-year-old hurler surrendered three hits and a walk while lowering his season ERA to 2.95.

• Spencer Howard, the Phillies' No. 19 prospect, turned in one of the best performances of his young career, tying career highs with six scoreless innings and 10 strikeouts for Class A Lakewood. The 21-year-old right-hander allowed just three hits and a walk in the stellar outing.

Rays No. 14 prospect Brandon Lowe stayed scorching hot, blasting his 16th homer of the season -- and eighth in the past 10 games -- for Triple-A Durham. The 23-year-old is batting .450 with 17 RBIs over that span, raising his slash line to .313/.389/.688 in 20 games with the Bulls.

Lowe hits solo homer

• Ronaldo Hernandez, the Rays' No. 19 prospect, tallied eight total bases as part of a big day for Class A Bowling Green. The 20-year-old catcher went 3-for-4 with two doubles, four runs scored, two RBIs and hit his 13th homer of the season for the Hot Rods, bringing his season slash line to .312/.355/.567.

• Royals No. 12 prospect Carlos Hernandez tied a career high with seven scoreless innings for Class A Lexington. Hernandez struck out three, walked three and allowed two hits, earning a no-decision as the Legends won, 1-0, in 11 innings.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @basebollie.