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Tuesday's top prospect performers

June 4, 2019

Here's a look at Tuesday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Griffin Conine, OF (No. 16) -- 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs (Class A Lansing) Coming off a 50-game suspension, Conine is off to a torrid

Here's a look at Tuesday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list:


Blue Jays: Griffin Conine, OF (No. 16) -- 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs (Class A Lansing)
Coming off a 50-game suspension, Conine is off to a torrid start through six games this season. He went hitless in his first two games this month, but got back on track Tuesday with a 2-for-4 performance. He homered and knocked an RBI triple for the Lugnuts.
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Orioles: Adam Hall, SS (No. 14) -- 3-for-3, 1 2B (Class A Delmarva)
For the seventh time in 2019, Hall totaled at least three hits in a game. He also knocked his 14th double of the season, but his Delmarva Shorebirds were shut out by Kannapolis.
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Rays: Nate Lowe, 1B (No. 8) -- 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI (Triple-A Durham)
Lowe was the hero in Durham's 7-6 extra-innings victory over Norfolk. After Norfolk rallied with a three-run ninth and jumped ahead with two runs in the 10th, Lowe delivered the game-winning hit with a three-run walk-off homer. He also had a single in the fourth, marking his fifth multi-hit performance in his last seven games.
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Red Sox: Tristan Casas, 3B (No. 14) -- 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B (Class A Greenville)
Casas bounced back from a pair of hitless games with a pair of hits and a run scored on Tuesday. Both his hits went for extra bases. It was his first triple of the season.
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Yankees: Estevan Florial, CF (No. 1, No. 51 in MLB) -- 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB (Class A Advanced Tampa)
Florial was the lone member of the Yankees' top 30 list in action and he made the most of it, going 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. He returned to action Monday after being out with a right wrist injury and also had two hits with a home run.
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Indians: Will Benson, 3B (No. 25) -- 2-for-4, 1 3B, 3 RBIs (Class A Lake County)
Benson drove in all three of Lake County's run, opening the scoring with a two-run triple in the fourth and adding an RBI single in the sixth. He's now batting .438 (7-for-16) in his last five games.
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Royals: Khalil Lee, OF (No. 3) -- 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB (Double-A Northwest Arkansas)
Lee did a little bit of everything for Northwest Arkansas in its win over the Travelers. He had just one hit, but made it count, going deep for a two-run shot in the first inning. He also drew a walk, stole third and scored on a throwing error in the seventh.
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Tigers: Kyle Funkhouser, RHP (No. 10) -- 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (Class A Advanced Lakeland)
Funkhouser put together his first scoreless start of the season in his first appearance since going on the injured list on April 30. Prior to his stint on the IL, Funkhouser had struggled and given up 15 earned runs over 17 /3 innings with Triple-A Toledo.
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Twins: Wander Javier, SS (No. 4) -- 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI (Class A Cedar Rapids)
Javier hit his first home run of the season against Clinton. Javier's three-run homer in the fifth was part of Cedar Rapids' comeback from a 6-1 deficit as the Kernals rallied to win, 8-6. He did, however, commit two throwing errors.
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White Sox: Jonathan Stiever, RHP (No. 27) -- 7 IP, 4 H, 7 K (Class A Kannapolis); Luis Robert, OF (No. 2, No. 18 in MLB) -- 3-for-4, SB (Double-A Birmingham)
Stiever was dominant against Delmarva, hurling seven shutout frames and scattering four hits (two doubles, two singles). He struck out seven without any walks. It was his first scoreless outing of any length in 2019 and the fifth time he's struck out seven or more batters. Luis Robert just keeps hitting. He extended his hitting streak to 14 straight games with a 3-for-4 night for Birmingham, his 24th multi-hit performance of the season. He also recorded his 10th stolen base.
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Angels: Kevin Maitan, 3B (No. 14) -- 2-for-5 with 2 R, 2 3B, 1 RBI (Class A Burlington)
Maitan collected his first triple of the season in the third inning against Beloit, and then did it again in the fifth. He only had two triples total in his previous two Minor League seasons, and matched that Tuesday while also scoring two runs and driving in another for Burlington.
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A’s: Sheldon Neuse, 3B (No. 9) -- 3-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI (Triple-A Las Vegas)
Neuse matched his season high for both hits and RBIs and is now 4-for-9 with four RBIs over his last two games. The 24-year-old, whom the A’s acquired via a trade with the Nationals in 2017, is hitting .282 through 53 games in his second go-around at the Triple-A level.
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Astros: Ross Adolph, OF (No. 28) -- 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI (Class A Quad Cities)
Adolph had two extra-base hits and a pair of RBIs for Quad City, batting 2-for-4. He hit a two-run homer in the sixth and doubled in the eighth. It was his fifth multi-hit game of 2019
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Mariners: Noelvi Marte, SS (No. 10) -- 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI (DSL Mariners)
In his third game in the Dominican Summer League, Marte slugged his first home run, a solo homer against DSL Colorado. The 17-year-old also singled and came around to score in the sixth and reached on an error.
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Rangers: Eli White, INF (No. 16) -- 1-for-2, HR, RBI (Triple-A Nashville)
After hitting a career-best nine homers in 2018, White is over halfway there this season. White hit his fifth homer of the year for Nashville and is batting .264 through his first 53 games at the Triple-A level.
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Braves: Cristian Pache, CF (No. 1) -- 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB (Double-A Mississippi)
Atlanta's top prospect clubbed a solo homer in a one-run victory against the Biloxi Shuckers. He also knocked a leadoff single in the first inning, but was caught stealing second base and drew a walk.
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Marlins: Zac Gallen, RHP (No. 18) -- 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 11 K, 2 BB (Triple-A New Orleans)
For a third straight game and fifth time in his last six outings, Gallen held his opponent to one earned run. He pitched seven innings of one-run ball against the Fresno Grizzlies, the lone run coming on a force out in the second. He struck out 11 batters, matching his career best, against two walks.
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Mets: Will Toffey, 3B (No. 15) -- 2-for-3, 2B, RBI (Double-A Binghamton)
Toffey extended his hitting streak to four games with his second consecutive multihit performance. The 24-year-old, whom the Mets acquired via a trade with Oakland last July, hit .248 across two levels last season and is hitting .246 so far in 2019.
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Phillies: Nick Maton, SS (No. 18) -- 2-for-4, 3B, RBI (Class A Advanced Clearwater)
After going 0-for-8 over the past two games, Maton got back on track with a pair of hits, including his second triple of the season. The 22-year-old has fared well in his first stint with Clearwater and is hitting .294 after posting a .337 average in May.
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Nationals: Tim Cate, LHP (No. 5) -- 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K (Class A Hagerstown)
Cate, a second-round pick from last year’s Draft, has impressed thus far in his full-season debut. The 21-year-old has pitched to a 2.45 ERA through 11 starts and has struckout 64 over 62 1/3 innings. Cate got tagged for five runs over six innings on May 20, but has surrendered just one run in each of his two starts since.
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Brewers: Tristen Lutz, RF (No. 4) -- 2-for-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBIs (Class A Advanced Carolina)
Lutz turned in the third multi-homer performance of his young career, going yard twice in consecutive at-bats for Carolina. His four RBIs are his highest total of the season.
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Cardinals: Ramons Urias, SS (No. 25) -- 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI (Triple-A Memphis)
With just two hits in his last six games and no RBIs in his last eight, Urias rebounded with a 2-for-4 performance Tuesday. He scored two runs and also knocked in one with his eighth-inning double as Memphis defeated Tacoma.
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Cubs: Justin Steele, LHP (No. 8) -- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K (Double-A Tennessee)
Steele held Montgomery to just one hit in five shutout frames with six strikeouts against three walks. He faced the minimum through four innings (a leadoff walk in the third was released by a caught stealing), but ran into trouble in the fifth with a single and back-to-back walks. Steele escaped the jam by striking out the final batter he faced.
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Pirates: Steven Jennings, RHP (No. 12) -- 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (Class A Greensboro)
Jennings yielded only an unearned run on three hits and a pair of walks to earn the win against Charleston. He struck out two batters. It's the second time he's held his opponent without an earned run this season. Pirates prospects stats »

Reds: Packy Naughton, LHP (No. 21) -- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB 6 K (Double-A Chattanooga)
Making his third start since being promoted to Double-A, Naughton earned his second win for Chattanooga with a sterling six shutout innings against Mobile. The southpaw allowed just three hits and struck out six batters.
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D-backs: Domingo Leyba, 2B (No. 24) -- 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB (Triple-A Reno)
Domingo Leyba collected his second and third triples of the season among his three hits for Reno on Tuesday. His fifth-inning double drove in Reno's fifth run as they rallied to a 12-11 victory.
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Dodgers: Jeter Downs, SS (No. 7) -- 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI (Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga)
Downs recorded his first multi-hit game since May 26 with a 3-for-4 night at the plate against Lancaster. He clubbed a solo homer in his first at-bat, then knocked an RBI double and came around to score in the third. He also singled in the seventh.
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Giants: Heliot Ramos, CF (No. 2) -- 4-for-4, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI (Class A Advanced San Jose)
Ramos tallied a season-high four hits to lead San Jose past Modesto. He knocked two doubles, the first of which drove in two runs with two outs in the third. He also scored three runs and was caught stealing in the fourth.
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Padres: Luis Patino, RHP (No. 4) -- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore)
Patino made a second straight scoreless appearance, hurling two hitless innings for Lake Elsinore against Inland Empire. He struck out four of the seven batters he faced. The lone baserunner was a harmless one-out walk as he struck out the side in the fifth.
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Rockies: Rico Garcia, RHP (No. 21) -- 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K (Double-A Hartford)
Garcia was nearly perfect for six innings against Trenton. The only baserunner he allowed came on a fielding error by the shortstop in the fifth inning. Garcia still faced the minimum through six, thanks to a double play that ended the fifth. He matched his career high with 11 strikeouts. Garcia was pulled after six innings with 97 pitches. Hartford's bullpen continued his no-no into the ninth, but a one-out bunt single ended it.
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