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Thursday's top prospect performers

Braves put up big numbers across the Minors
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Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.

On a day where Braves No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. showcased his impressive tools in the Majors, several Braves prospects also put up big numbers in the Minors.

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

On a day where Braves No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. showcased his impressive tools in the Majors, several Braves prospects also put up big numbers in the Minors.

A trio of Fire Frogs led the way as Cristian Pache (No. 9), Bryse Wilson (No. 13) and Brett Cumberland (No. 24) led Class A Advanced Florida to an 8-1 win over Lakeland.

Pache and Cumberland combined to go 5-for-9 with four extra-base hits and five RBIs, while Wilson fired 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

Pache, who went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and three RBIs, wasted no time making an impact as he drove in a run and scored another in Florida's two-run first inning.

The duo of Pache and Cumberland, hitting second and third in the order, further made its presence known in the fourth as they hit back-to-back home runs. The homer was the first of Pache's career and the fourth of the year for Cumberland, who finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

With plenty of run support, Wilson cruised through his start. The 20-year-old right-hander threw 61 of his 88 pitches for strikes, gave up three hits and lowered his ERA to 0.45.

Other top prospect performances from Thursday's action:

No. 66 overall prospect Franklin Barreto (Athletics' No. 3) and Dustin Fowler (Athletics' No. 5) led Triple-A Nashville to a win with a pair of three-hit performances. Barreto went 3-for-5 with a double, while Fowler hit his first homer of the season in a 3-for-5, three-RBI effort.

Barreto hammers leadoff double

• No. 72 overall prospect Monte Harrison (Marlins' No. 2) and Isan Diaz (Marlins' No. 8) helped Double-A Jacksonville come away with a win in a 10-9 slugfest over Pensacola. Hitting atop the Jumbo Shrimp lineup, Diaz and Harrison combined for seven hits and five RBIs. Harrison extended his hitting streak to six games and hit his first homer of the season in a 3-for-5 performance. Meanwhile, Diaz hit his second homer of the season and drove in three runs while collecting a season-high four hits.

Harrison crushes long homer

• No. 74 overall prospect Jon Duplantier (D-backs' No. 1) was sharp in his second start with Double-A Jackson. The 23-year-old right-hander yielded four hits and gave up just one unearned run over five innings. Duplantier also attacked the strike zone, throwing 50 of his 72 pitches for strikes, walking one and striking out eight.

• No. 95 overall prospect Adam Haseley (Phillies' No. 6) continues to rake for Class A Advanced Clearwater. The 22-year-old got off to a slow start this season, but after going 2-for-5 against Dunedin, he has put together three straight multi-hit efforts. Haseley also has two hits in five of his past six games and has used that stretch to boost his batting average from .222 to .288.

Cardinals No. 17 prospect Jonatan Machado collected a career-high five RBIs while going 2-for-4 with Class A Peoria. Machado drove in three runs via a double in the first and collected two more RBIs with a base hit in the seventh.

Dodgers No. 28 prospect Luke Raley provided the bulk of the offense for Double-A Tulsa in a win over Arkansas. Raley, hitting .343 this season, turned in the first two-homer game of his career as he hit solo home runs in the third and fifth innings.

Giants No. 10 prospect Andrew Suarez struck out nine in a dominant performance with Triple-A Sacramento. Suarez, who gave up one run in seven innings, has allowed just two total earned runs in his three starts with the River Cats.

Video: Top Prospects: Andrew Suarez, LHP, Giants

Phillies No. 22 prospect Spencer Howard led Class A Lakewood to a win with six scoreless innings. Howard, who has won back-to-back starts, walked one and gave up just two hits as he struck out seven and lowered his ERA to 1.89 through four starts.

Rangers No. 14 prospect Jonathan Hernandez spun a seven-inning gem for Class A Advanced Down East. Hernandez, who has now given up one earned run or fewer in three of his four starts, gave up one run on six hits in seven innings. The right-hander also struck out nine, a season high, and threw 57 of his 90 pitches for strikes.

Rays No. 15 prospect Brandon Lowe homered for the second time in as many days, going 2-for-5 for Double-A Montgomery. Lowe didn't get off to the best of starts this season, but he certainly appears to have found his rhythm. The second baseman has hits in six of his past seven games -- including three homers -- and has watched his average climb from .191 to .243.

Lowe belts two-run blast

Red Sox No. 4 prospect Bryan Mata appears to be adjusting just fine to life with Class A Advanced Salem. Making his fourth start at the level, Mata gave up one hit over four scoreless innings. He did struggle with his command, walking two and hitting a pair, but he kept runners from crossing the plate -- something he's done well all season, having allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his four starts.

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