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Friday's top prospect performers

@GoldenSombrero and @wboor
May 18, 2019

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

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


Blue Jays: Cavan Biggio, 2B/OF (No. 9) -- 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, R (Triple-A Buffalo)
Biggio led off the ninth inning with a double, advanced to third on a botched pickoff attempt and then scored the game-winning run for the Bisons on a passed ball. The 24-year-old started the game in left field, though he’s seen the bulk of his reps this season on the dirt between second (18 games), third (6) and first base (6). He’s hit regardless of where he’s played, producing a .320/.447/.553 line with 26 RBIs and more walks (28) than strikeouts (24) in 37 games.
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Orioles: Drew Rom, LHP (No. 27) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (Class A Delmarva)
It’s been 19 2/3 innings since Rom last allowed an earned run, a streak spanning his last four starts for the Shorebirds. The 2018 fourth-round pick is having an excellent first full season, sporting a 1.72 ERA with 42 strikeouts through 31 1/3 innings after Friday’s performance.
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Rays: Shane McClanahan, LHP (No. 11) -- 5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 9 K (Class A Bowling Green)
The 22-year-old southpaw’s nine-strikeout performance was his third in his last four turns and his fourth in eight starts this season. The No. 31 overall pick from last year’s Draft, McClanahan has 55 strikeouts in 37 innings (13.4 K/9) but also has issued 23 walks (5.6 BB/9) en route to a 1.41 WHIP. He’s allowed two earned runs in 16 innings across his last three starts.
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Red Sox: Jarren Duran, OF (No. 10) -- 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB (Class A Adv Salem)
Duran’s .412 average is second in the Minors to Astros No. 3 prospect Yordan Alvarez (.413 average). The 22-year-old has been red-hot all season and is currently working on a nine-game hitting streak that includes six multihit efforts. Duran got off to a ridiculous start and hit .404 through 23 games in April and managed to up the ante this month as he's hitting .426 in May. Duran, a seventh-round pick from the 2018 Draft, also impressed during his pro debut as he hit .357 over 67 games.
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Yankees: Glenn Otto, RHP (No. 26) -- 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 7 K (Class A Adv Tampa)
Otto has thrown the ball well recently, yielding one earned run over his past two starts (10 innings) and striking out 12 during that span. The 23-year-old has issued 15 walks in 28 2/3 innings this season, but has kept the damage to a minimum and is boasting a 2.51 ERA in his first campaign with Tampa.
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Indians: Eric Haase, C (No. 29) -- 2-for-3, HR (10), 2 RBI, 3 R, BB (Triple-A Columbus)
Haase's 10th homer of the season was his third in May and it came as part of his first multihit game since May 2. The 26-year-old got off to a slow start this season, but has picked it up recently and has hits in eight of the 11 games he's played in this month. The Indians drafted Haase in the seventh round of the 2011 Draft and he made his Major League debut last September.
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Royals: Jackson Kowar, RHP (No. 7) -- 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 5 K (Class A Adv Wilmington)
Kowar turned in a quality start for the third time in his past five outings as he scattered four hits over six frames to earn the win against Potomac. The No. 33 overall pick from the 2018 Draft lowered his ERA to 2.72 with the performance, and he’s now totaled 44 strikeouts against 16 walks over 43 innings (eight starts) in his first full season.
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Tigers: Logan Shore, RHP (No. 15) -- 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (Double-A Erie)
Shore, 24, faced the minimum over five innings in his second scoreless start of the season for Erie. He supplemented his two strikeouts with eight groundouts while throwing 44 of 73 pitches for strikes. Acquired from the A’s last September as the PTBNL in an earlier deal, the former second-round pick (2016) owns a 3.60 ERA through 30 innings (six starts) in his first season as a Tigers farmhand.
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Twins: Royce Lewis, SS (No. 1, MLB No. 7) -- 1-for-4, solo HR (1) (Class A Adv Fort Myers)
A day after getting pushback for doing pushups after a double, Lewis flexed his muscle and hit his first homer of the season. The 19-year-old, who is hitting .234 this season, wasted little time putting Fort Myers on the board as he hit a solo blast in the first inning. However, that turned out to be the extent of the Miracle's offensive production as it fell, 2-1, to St. Lucie.
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White Sox: Dylan Cease, RHP (No. 4, MLB No. 22) -- 6 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 8 K (Triple-A Charlotte)
Cease didn't have his best stuff, but still racked up eight strikeouts, which brought his season total to 41 over 34 innings. Cease began the year with two scoreless starts (10 innings) and has since allowed two runs or more in five straight starts. Cease threw 61 of 98 pitches for strikes on Friday, but the nine hits he surrendered were a season high. In fact, that's the most hits Cease has allowed since May 11, 2018.
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A’s: Lazaro Armenteros, OF (No. 4) -- 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI (Class A Advanced Stockton)
Armenteros gave the Ports' offense a jumpstart with a two-run homer in the first inning. The homer also came at a good time for the 19-year-old as he'd been 0-for-8 over the past three games. Armenteros, who hit .277 last year, has seen his average dip to .231 this year, but he has increased his power production. The homer, his ninth, marks a career high and after hitting 18 extra-base hits last year (79 games), Armenteros is already at 14 extra-base hits through 38 games.
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Angels: Brandon Marsh, OF (No. 3) -- 3-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R (Double-A Mobile)
Marsh, a 21-year-old outfielder, plated a run with each of his three hits as he sandwiched a seventh-inning single between RBI doubles in the third and ninth innings. With a .414 average over his last nine games, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder appears to be coming around at the plate after a slow start. He’s batting .261 overall, with six extra-base hits and seven steals through 32 games in his first taste of the Double-A level.
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Astros: Tyler Ivey, RHP (No. 15) -- 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K (Double-A Corpus Christi)
Ivey, the Astros’ 2017 third-round pick, dominated again Friday as he logged his fourth scoreless performance in six outings for the Hooks. The 23-year-old has been a force in his first Double-A campaign, pitching to a 0.72 ERA and 0.84 WHIP with a 37/9 K/BB over 25 innings. Working 112 innings across two levels in 2018, Ivey registered a 2.97 ERA with a 135/29 K/BB.
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Mariners: Jake Fraley, OF (No. 14) -- 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, R, SB (Double-A Arkansas)
Fraley picked up an RBI single in the first and later added a double to complete his 12th multihit game of the season. The Mariners acquired Fraley, 23, in a trade from Tampa Bay this past offseason. Fraley was coming off a year in which he hit .347/.415/.547 over 68 games and is hitting .292/.370/.474 in his first Double-A experience.
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Rangers: Jonathan Ornelas, SS (No. 18) -- 2-for-3, 3B, RBI (Class A Hickory)
The 18-year-old slashed .302/.389/.459 over 48 games after the Rangers selected him in the third round of the 2018 Draft and he's continued to hit into his first full season. Through 33 games Ornelas is hitting .331/.384/.508. He's also upped his homer total from three to four and scouts believe he has the potential to be a 20-homer player once he's fully developed. Ornelas, who may move to third in the future, is batting .323 in May.
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Braves: Justin Dean, OF (No. 30) -- 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SB (Class A Rome)
Dean, 22, recorded his second straight two-hit game and reached base four times out of the leadoff spot in a big night at the plate. The Braves' 18th-round pick from the 2018 Draft owns a .264/.359/.368 line with 22 steals for Rome in a combined 67 games dating back to his pro debut.
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Marlins: Edward Cabrera, RHP (No. 8) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 9 K (Class A Adv Jupiter)
The hard-throwing righty cruised through the first five frames, racking up all nine of his strikeouts and allowing one hit, but failed to record an out in the sixth inning and departed the game after allowing three straight hits. It was the first time Cabrera had been scored upon in the last 28 innings, dating back to the first inning of his season debut. Suffice it to say the 21-year-old has been excellent so far this season, pitching to a 2.17 ERA with 42 strikeouts and nine walks over 29 innings in the Florida State League.
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Mets: Luis Carpio, 2B/SS (No. 29) -- 2-for-4, 2 2B, R (Class A Adv St. Lucie)
Carpio had two of St. Lucie's five hits as he tallied a pair of doubles against the Miracle. With a .330/.396/.426 line through 31 games, the 21-year-old infielder is swinging the bat well in his second tour of the Florida State League after his .219/.289/.365 showing at the level over 112 games in 2018.
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Phillies: Francisco Morales, RHP (No. 8) -- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K (Class A Lakewood)
Morales, 19, matched his season high in strikeouts as he worked the final three innings in Lakewood's loss against Greensboro. That he hasn't allowed a walk in back-to-back outings is an encouraging sign for the 6-foot-4 right-hander after he issued 12 free passes over his first 19 frames to open the season. He is, however, missing plenty of bats, with 40 strikeouts in 26 innings.
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Nationals: Tres Barrera, C (No. 20) -- 2-for-5 (Double-A Harrisburg)
Barrera was one of four Harrisburg players to record multiple hits -- something the 24-year-old catcher hadn't done since April 20. He's hitting an impressive .310/.367/.450 for the season in his first at the Double-A level and has at least one hit in eight of the last 10 games.
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Brewers: Mario Feliciano, C (No. 14) -- 2-for-4, HR (7), 2B, 5 RBI (Class A Adv Carolina)
Feliciano has a pair five-RBI games in the past week (he previously accomplished the feat on May 11 in a multi-homer performance). The 20-year-old backstop is up to seven home runs this season and now has 29 RBIs in 38 games, thanks to a stretch in which he’s driven in 15 runs over his last eight contests. Overall, Feliciano is slashing .270/.329/.454.
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Cubs: Tyson Miller, RHP (No. 19) -- 7 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 8 K (Double-A Tennessee)
Miller, 24, was tagged for a pair of solo home runs but otherwise pitched well, striking out eight and throwing 67 of his 96 pitches for strikes in his longest start of the season for the Smokies. The 2016 fourth-round pick sits atop the Southern League leaderboard with a 1.17 ERA and a 0.74 WHIP, and he’s yet to give up more than two runs in any of his eight starts this season. He’s held hitters to a .163 clip, posting a 41/8 K/BB in 46 innings.
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Cardinals: Dylan Carlson, OF (No. 6) -- 1-for-4, solo HR (6) (Double-A Springfield)
Carlson, 21, extended his hitting streak to six games when he went deep in his first at-bat of the game. It was the second straight game with a home run for the 21-year-old switch-hitter, who's up to six homers in 38 games this season after he hit a career-high 11 bombs over 112 games last year in the Florida State League. Along with the uptick in the power, the 2016 first-rounder has also produced a .291/.355/.523 line in his first Double-A campaign.
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Pirates: Travis Swaggerty, OF (No. 3, MLB No. 73) -- 2-for-5, 3B (Class A Adv Bradenton)
The 2018 first-round pick (No. 10 overall) extended his hitting streak to five games with a two-hit effort highlighted by his first triple of the season. The 21-year-old South Alabama product is beginning to heat up after a slow start, as Friday's performance gives him a batting line of .256/.338/.346 in 35 games this season.
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Reds: Andy Sugilio, OF (No. 22) -- 2-for-4, solo HR (1), 2 R, SB (Class A Adv Daytona)
Sugilio's homer, a two-out solo shot in the seventh inning, was his first this season in 33 games, while his average sits at .280 after Friday's multihit performance. The 22-year-old Dominican was pushed up to the Florida State League this year after he slashed .278/.308/.380 with 23 extra-base hits and 12 steals for Class A Dayton last year in his first full season.
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D-backs: Andy Young, 2B (No. 11) -- 2-for-4, HR (4), 3B (Double-A Jackson)
Young’s solo shot in the fourth inning put the Generals on the board, and he later added his first triple of the season to account for two of his team’s three extra-base hits in a loss against Tennessee. The D-backs acquired Young as part of the offseason Paul Goldschmidt trade after the 25-year-old second baseman had batted .289/.379/.479 with a career-high 21 home runs last season across two levels, including Double-A.
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Dodgers: Will Smith, C (No. 5) -- 1-for-4, HR (6), 2 RBI, 2 R, BB (Triple-A Oklahoma City)
The former first-round pick (2016) out of Louisville went deep for the third time in the last seven games and has hit safely in seven of his last eight contests. He's raking at a .420 clip with 10 RBIs in those eight games, a stretch during which Smith's season average has climbed from .221 to .274.
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Giants: Seth Corry, RHP (No. 25) -- 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K (Class A Augusta)
Corry struck out seven while scattering three hits over the first four frames but couldn't record an out in the fifth inning, departing the game with 79 pitches (47 strikes) after a leadoff HBP followed by a single on an 0-2 pitch. The 20-year-old right-hander has not given up more than two earned runs in a start so far this season, pitching to a 2.20 ERA with a 53 strikeouts and zero home runs allowed in 32 2/3 innings.
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Padres: MacKenzie Gore, LHP (No. 2, MLB No. 8) -- 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (Class A Adv Lake Elsinore)
Gore threw 46 of his 74 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 1.07 in a no-decision for the Storm. The third overall pick from the 2017 Draft has been lights out all season, surrendering one run or fewer in seven of his eight starts. The 20-year-old is pitching at the Class A Advanced level for the first time and is still young, but is showing he may be ready for Double-A before too much longer. Gore yielded a pair of hits in the first, but was able to get a pair of strikeouts to get out of the jam. He then went on to retire 11 of the next 12 batters he faced before giving up a one-out single in the fifth.
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Rockies: Brian Mundell, 1B (No. 29) -- 4-for-4, HR (4), 2 RBI, 2 R, BB (Triple-A Albuquerque)
Mundell tallied a season-high four hits including a two-run homer en route to his fifth multihit performance in his last six games. The 25-year-old has improved his season average from .333 to .389 in that stretch, during which he's hitting .542 (13-for-24).
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