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Here are Monday's best prospect performers

@GoldenSombrero and @wboor
September 10, 2019

Here are the best performances by players on team Top 30 Prospects lists from across the Minor Leagues on Monday:

Here are the best performances by players on team Top 30 Prospects lists from across the Minor Leagues on Monday:

AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
AL Central CLE, CWS, DETKC, MIN
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WSH
NL Central CHC, CIN, MIL, PIT, STL
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
Top prospect performers

Ronny Henriquez, RHP, Rangers No. 19
Henriquez put together a quality start, but it wasn’t enough as Class A Hickory fell, 6-4, to Lexington in Game 1 of the South Atlantic League Championship Series. Henriquez, who pitched to a 4.50 ERA over 82 innings during the regular season, threw 52 of his 74 pitches for strikes and gave up two runs over six innings. The right-hander, whom the Rangers signed in 2017, also struck out seven and issued just one walk. Hickory will host Game 2 on Tuesday before the series shifts to Lexington for the remainder of the best-of-five series. Rangers prospect stats »

John Rave, OF, Royals No. 22
Rave helped lead Class A Lexington to a win in Game 1 of the South Atlantic League Championship Series. Rave, a fifth-round pick from this year’s Draft, finished 1-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs in the 6-4 win over Hickory. The Illinois State product hit .234 over 61 games after the Draft. Lexington will look to steal Game 2 on the road Tuesday before the best-of-five series moves to Lexington for the final three games. Royals prospect stats »

Gilberto Jimenez, OF; Noah Song, RHP Red Sox No. 7 and 15
After dropping Game 1 of the New York-Penn League finals, Class A Short-Season Lowell bounced back to defeat Brooklyn, 3-1, and force a winner-take-all Game 3. The Spinners jumped out to a three-run lead in the second inning, thanks to a two-run single by Red Sox No. 7 prospect Gilberto Jimenez. The 19-year-old switch-hitter finished the game 1-for-5 from the leadoff spot, following a 2-for-11 showing for Lowell in the NYPL semifinals. He led the circuit in batting (.359) during the regular season, while totaling 17 extra-base hits and 14 steals in 59 games.

Song, Boston’s fourth-round pick from this year’s Draft, started for Lowell and delivered three innings of one-run ball. The Navy product threw 33 of 45 pitches for strikes, mixing four hits with one walk and three strikeouts in the outing. Chris Murphy, a 2019 sixth-round pick, was dominant in relief of Song, striking out six over four scoreless innings in which he allowed two hits and one walk. Red Sox prospect stats »

Kameron Misner, OF; Will Banfield, C, Marlins No. 10 and 20
Banfield started the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning and finished 2-for-5 as Class A Clinton defeated Cedar Rapids, 6-2, to advance to the Midwest League finals. Banfield’s single plated Misner, who failed to collect a hit, going 0-for-3, but scored a team-high three runs.

Clinton will now square off with South Bend in the MWL finals, with Game 1 of the series slated for Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET in South Bend. Marlins prospect stats »

Wander Javier, SS, Twins No. 7
Javier went 3-for-5, but it wasn’t enough as Class A Cedar Rapids fell, 6-2, to Clinton in Game 3 of the Midwest League semifinals. The loss eliminates Cedar Rapids as Clinton will take on South Bend for the title. Javier, 20, struggled in his first year of full-season ball, hitting just .177 over 80 games, but he went 7-for-24 (.292/.320/.542) with four extra-base hits and two multihit performances in six playoff games. Twins prospect stats »

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

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