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Friday's top prospect performers

Six teams' No. 1 prospects homer as part of prolific all-around night @basebollie

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

It was a night to remember for Major League Baseball's elite prospects.

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

It was a night to remember for Major League Baseball's elite prospects.

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The evening began with six teams' No. 1 prospects -- including four of the top 11 players on the Top 100 Prospects list -- crushing home runs, highlighted by the Yankees' Gleyber Torres hitting his first big league long ball. Francisco Mejia (Indians), Eloy Jimenez (White Sox), Keston Hiura (Brewers), Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres) and Austin Hays (Orioles) all went deep for their respective Minor League clubs as well.

Dodgers' top prospect (No. 12 overall) Walker Buehler capped off the day by cementing his name in the history books. The right-hander became just the third Major League pitcher in the past 110 years with at least six innings pitched while allowing no hits and no runs with eight or more strikeouts within his first three big league starts. Buehler's dominant outing was finished off by the Dodgers' bullpen to complete the combined no-no, a 4-0 victory over the Padres in Monterrey, Mexico.

Video: LAD@SD: Buehler K's 8 over 6 no-hit innings

Here are the top prospect performances from Friday's Minor League action:

• Mejia (Indians' No. 1 prospect, No. 11 overall) went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and a home run while driving in four for Triple-A Columbus. The young backstop's four RBIs and seven total bases were both season highs. It's been a slow start to the season for Cleveland's top prospect, but he raised his slash line from .175/.213/.262 to .198/.241/.321 with the stellar performance.

Watch: Mejia clubs two-run shot

Rays' No. 1 prospect Brendan McKay was nearly part of a combined no-hitter himself until the Class A Bowling Green bullpen allowed the pitching staff's first hit in the ninth inning of the HotRods' extra-inning victory over Lake County. MLB's No. 25 overall prospect tied a career high with nine strikeouts without allowing a hit through 4 2/3 innings. He walked just one, as he lowered his season ERA to 1.45. He has walked just two batters in 18 2/3 innings while striking out 33 and posting a .109 average against and 0.48 WHIP.

Video: Top Prospects: Brendan McKay, 1B, Rays

• Jimenez (White Sox No. 1 prospect, No. 4 overall) extended his hitting streak to eight games when he clubbed a two-run bomb in the first inning of Double-A Birmingham's 5-4 win over Tennessee. Jimenez now has 14 base hits during the streak and has raised his slash line all the way from .167/.241/.417 to .290/.313/.597 over that span. He has multiple hits in each of his past four games.

 Watch: Jimenez homers to right-center

• The Brewers' No. 1 prospect, Hiura crushed his third homer of the year for Class A Advanced Carolina en route to a 4-for-5 day at the dish. The No. 54 overall prospect in baseball singled three times, drove in two and scored three runs as Carolina defeated Down East, 9-6. Hiura now has six hits over his past two contests and has multihit efforts in six of his past nine games, during which he's upped his slash line from .185/.250/.277 to .272/.321/.417.

Watch: Hiura collects his fourth hit

• Tatis, Padres' top prospect, crushed his sixth home run of the year -- and third in his past four games -- for Double-A San Antonio. MLB's No. 8 overall prospect has racked up nine hits in his past four games and has 24 total bases over that span following a slow start to the year.

Watch: Tatis Jr. hammers a moonshot

Sandy Alcantara (Marlins' No. 2 prospect) earned his first victory of the year for Triple-A New Orleans, allowing just one run over seven solid innings to lower his season ERA to 3.27. The right-hander gave up four hits and walked one while striking out five to beat Omaha.

Video: Top Prospects: Sandy Alcantara, RHP, Marlins

• Nick Pratto, the Royals' No. 2 prospect, has already matched his home run total from last season after crushing his fourth long ball of 2018 -- and second in as many games -- for Class A Lexington. The 19-year-old first baseman added a double to finish the game 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. He hit four homers in 52 games after being taken 14th overal in the Draft last June.

Watch: Pratto blasts a two-run shot

• Brandon Lowe (Rays' No. 10 prospect) tallied seven total bases for Double-A Montgomery as he homered and tripled while driving in three and scoring a run. Lowe, a 23-year-old second baseman from the University of Maryland, is now batting .263/.330/.526 on the year.

Watch: Lowe's RBI double

Touki Toussaint, the Braves' No. 11 prospect, fired six scoreless innings for Double-A Mississippi while striking out a season-high 10 batters. The right-hander allowed just two hits and two walks and has now compiled 17 K's and allowed just one run over his past 13 innings (two starts).

Watch: Toussaint strikes out 10th

A.J. Alexy (Rangers' No. 17 prospect) had struggled to being the season for Class A Hickory prior to turning in a career-best performance. The 20-year-old righty struck out a career-high 12 batters in six innings. He gave up just one hit and three walks in the scoreless outing, his first victory of 2018.

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