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Orioles duo leads top prospect performers

Mancini, Mullins combine for big day offensively
March 27, 2017

Orioles prospects Trey Mancini and Cedric Mullins combined to go 4-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored in Baltimore's 11-9 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.Mancini, the Orioles' No. 5 prospect, scored two runs and drove in two more, while Mullins, who replaced Mancini in the eighth inning,

Orioles prospects Trey Mancini and Cedric Mullins combined to go 4-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored in Baltimore's 11-9 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Mancini, the Orioles' No. 5 prospect, scored two runs and drove in two more, while Mullins, who replaced Mancini in the eighth inning, drove in two runs as well.
Mancini bumped his Spring Training average up to .357 with a perfect 3-for-3 afternoon, including a pair of doubles.
Mullins, Baltimore's No. 19 prospect, only stepped up to the plate once, but he seized the opportunity and hit a two-run homer off of Craig Kimbrel, his first of the year.
More notable performances from top prospects Monday:
• Dansby Swanson (Braves' No. 1, No. 4 overall) had a perfect day at the plate, reaching base in all four plate appearances. After going six games (13 at-bats) without a hit, Swanson broke out of his slump in a big way, going 3-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored
Matt Chapman (Athletics' No. 4, No. 100 overall) extended his modest hit streak to three games and went deep for the second time during that span with a solo blast against the Royals. Chapman went 1-for-3 and now has three Spring Training homers.
T.J. Rivera (Mets' No. 30) has three hits in his past four at-bats after going 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs against the Marlins. Rivera has two home runs and nine RBIs in the Grapefruit League, although he only has 33 at-bats, as he was away from the Mets for a bit while participating in the World Baseball Classic with Puerto Rico.

Koda Glover (Nationals' No. 7) continues to make a bid for the club's closer role. Glover has held opponents scoreless in eight of 10 appearances during Spring Training, including Monday's outing against the Mets. Glover bounced back from a rough outing (three earned runs in 1 2/3 innings) in his last appearance to retire all four batters he faced, striking out one in 1 1/3 frames.
Harrison Musgrave (Rockies' No. 27) put together another strong outing, continuing what has been a very good Spring Training for the lefty. Musgrave has held opponents to one or fewer runs in six of seven appearances, including Monday when he pitched 2 1/3 scoreless frames, striking out four and giving up four hits.
Allen Cordoba, the Padres' No. 27 prospect, bounced back from an 0-for-5 day on Sunday with his first extra-base hit on Monday. Cordoba, a 21-year-old shortstop whom the Padres grabbed from the Cardinals in the Rule 5 Draft, went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. He also drew a walk.

Sebastian Elizalde (Reds' No. 30) has recently bumped his Spring Training batting average from .118 up to .296. The 25-year-old outfielder caught fire at the plate recently, going 6-for-9 over the past four games, including a 2-for-4 day on Monday. Elizalde's efforts didn't help much as the Giants topped the Reds 14-2, but the prospect had a good day with a double and a run scored.

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