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Coulter, Chapman among top prospect performers Sunday

Brewers prospect homers, reaches five times; A's slugger extends HR lead in Texas League
(Paul Sancya/AP)
July 10, 2016

Clint Coulter broke out of his slump in a big way on Sunday as he went 5-for-6 with a game-tying home run and a double, although it wasn't enough to keep Class A Advanced Brevard County from falling to Bradenton in 11 innings, 6-5.The Brewers' No. 13 prospect grounded out

Clint Coulter broke out of his slump in a big way on Sunday as he went 5-for-6 with a game-tying home run and a double, although it wasn't enough to keep Class A Advanced Brevard County from falling to Bradenton in 11 innings, 6-5.
The Brewers' No. 13 prospect grounded out to shortstop in his first at-bat in the second inning but didn't make an out for the rest of the game. Coulter laced an RBI double to left field in his next at-bat and then delivered singles in the fifth and seventh innings.
In the top of the ninth, with Brevard County trailing by one run, the 22-year-old slugger connected on a two-out solo home run, his fifth of the season, to tie the game. He would have plated another go-ahead run with a single in the top of the 11th, but 2015 first-rounder (No. 5 overall pick) Corey Ray was thrown out at the plate.
For the season, Coulter is hitting .238/.303/.347 through 64 games in his second tour of the Florida State League.
The rest of the best performances from top prospects Sunday
No. 13 overall prospect Rafael Devers recorded his second four-hit game of 2016, going 4-for-5 with a triple and a double as Class A Advanced Salem fell to Lynchburg. The Red Sox's No. 2 prospect has hit .487 since the beginning of July to raise his season batting average to .264 from .233.
No. 96 overall prospect Matt Chapman blasted a three-run home run, his Texas League-best 22nd of the season, in Double-A Midland's rout of Arkansas. The A's No. 3 prospect has homered in back-to-back games and four of his last 10 for the RockHounds.

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Tigers No. 4 prospect Mike Gerber extended his hitting streak to six games when he took No. 70 overall prospect Jack Flaherty (Cardinals' No. 2) deep in the first inning of Class A Advanced Lakeland's win over Palm Beach. The 24-year-old outfielder has hit 12 homers in 82 games this season, while his next one will match the career-best total he posted over 135 games in 2015.
Indians No. 10 prospect Juan Hillman extended his scoreless innings streak to 21 2/3 for Class A Short Season Mahoning Valley in a win over Staten Island. The 2015 second-rounder scattered four hits, walked one and struck out four over 5 2/3 frames, throwing 50 of his 78 pitches for strikes.
Reds No. 12 prospectRookie Davis hurled seven scoreless innings for Double-A Pensacola in a walk-off win against Biloxi. The 23-year-old righty allowed six hits, struck out five and generated 10 ground-ball outs in the performance. For the season, Davis owns a 2.84 ERA through 73 innings (14 starts).
Cubs No. 15 prospect Eddy Martinez recorded multiple hits for a fifth straight game, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in South Bend's win against Bowling Green. After a slow start to his first U.S. campaign, the 21-year-old outfielder is hitting an even .500 (19-for-38) with seven extra-base hits and 10 RBIs during his current 10-game hitting streak.
Dodgers No. 16 prospect Omar Estevez homered for the third time in six games and tallied a career-high four RBIs as Great Lakes defeated Daytona, 10-1. The 18-year-old second baseman is hitting .351 with eight runs scored and 10 RBIs over his last 10 games.
Mets No. 17 prospect Thomas Szapucki fired five strong innings to pick up his first pro win in Rookie-level Kingsport's victory over Danville. The left-hander allowed one unearned run on four hits and three walks while striking out eight, giving him a 0.42 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings (four starts) to begin the season.
Tigers No. 19 prospect Sandy Baez established a new career high with eight innings pitched as Class A West Michigan edged Fort Wayne, 2-1. The 22-year-old right-hander allowed one run on five hits and matched his season high with six strikeouts.
• In his third game since being promoted to Triple-A El Paso from Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, Padres No. 27 prospect Luis Urias connected on a solo home run and reached base five times, finishing 2-for-2 with three walks and four runs scored in a win over Salt Lake. Over 79 games in the California League, the 19-year-old second baseman batted .324/.389/.428 with 21 extra-base hits and 49 runs scored.

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