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Prospect Roundup: Games of August 25

By Jake Seiner / game stories:

Cubs OF Jorge Soler offers parting shot before Cubs callup

Orioles RHP Parker Bridwell flirts with perfection with Delmarva

Mets 3B Jhoan Urena ‘loses’ standoff with umpire, ejected

Durham Bulls clinch seventh division title in eight years

Astros OF Delino DeShields’ bat proves too heavy in rout

Rays 1B Casey Gillaspie part of Hudson Valley triple play

Yankees LHP Dan Camarena fans career-high dozen

Tigers OF Steven Moya continues rewrite of SeaWolves’ record book

Other top prospect performances:

Marlins LHP Justin Nicolino, Double-A Jacksonville: 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 K — The peripheral numbers for Nicolino aren’t overly impressive this season, but the results are hard to argue with. Nicolino allows a lot of balls in play, but he limits walks and has managed a 2.98 ERA in 27 Double-A outings this season. He had allowed nine earned runs over his previous two outings heading into Monday. (more…)

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 24

By Jake Seiner / games stories:

Blue Jays 1B Brett Wallace caps three-homer day with slam

White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon fans career-high eight

Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber homers in fifth straight game

A’s LHP Chris Lamb fans Cal League-record 17 for Ports

Nationals RHP Ian Dickson holds Keys hitless in P-Nats’ win

Cardinals LHP Marco Gonzalez beats heat, puts up zeros

Phillies SS J.P. Crawford goes long twice for Threshers

Rockies RHP Ryan Arrowood nearly perfect in Tulsa spot start

Mets RHP Marcos Molina stands out despite walks for Brooklyn

Other top prospect performances:

Cubs OF Jorge Soler, Triple-A Iowa: 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, R, 2 BB, 2 K — That’s two homers in three games for the 22-year-old and seven in 31 Triple-A contests. The Cuban product has a .278/.376/.593 line overall with the I-Cubs, and has kept his walk rate in the mid-teens this season after walking in 8.9 percent of his plate appearances in Daytona in 2013. (more…)

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 23

By Jake Seiner / game stories:

Dodgers OF Joc Pederson joins exclusive PCL 30/30 club

Phillies 3B Maikel Franco sprints to IronPigs’ second cycle

White Sox INF Eddy Alvarez, Olympic medalist, homers twice

Dodgers LHP Julio Urias strikes out nine in longest ’14 start

Red Sox LHP Brian Johnson extends Sea Dogs’ streak with near no-no

Indians SS Francisco Lindor posts second straight four-hit game

State College locks up another division title

Padres RHP Michael Kelly hurls six no-hit innings in Ems’ win

Other top prospect performances:

Cubs OF Jorge Soler, Triple-A Iowa: 5-for-5, 3B, 2B, 2 R, K, SB – Soler had cooled off a bit since lighting Triple-A on fire in his first few games there, but he homered on Friday and added five hits on Saturday to pull himself out of a 3-for-35 slump. Overall, the 22-year-old Cuban is slashing .262/.356/.563 in 30 Triple-A games.


Prospect Roundup: Games of August 22

By Jake Seiner / features:

Jon Huizinga returns to Minors after 11-year hiatus game stories:

D-backs LHP Gabriel Moya comes within out of no-hitter

Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland pitches Tourists into playoffs

Mets 2B Dilson Herrera goes off again in B-Mets blowout

White Sox SS Tim Anderson gets three hits in Double-A debut

Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber heating up again near end of season

Giants RHP Chris Heston goes the distance in Grizzlies shutout

Astros OF Brett Phillips gets first five-hit night with JetHawks

Mets 1B Manuel Hilario airlifted from GCL game after going into seizure

D-backs RHP Brandon Sinnery hurls four-hit shutout for Rawhide

Nationals RHP Taylor Hill tosses MiLB-leading fourth complete game

Las Vegas 51s clinch outright PCL division title

Other top prospect performances:

Dodgers OF Joc Pederson, Triple-A Albuquerque: 2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K, SB – Pederson now has 32 homers and 29 stolen bases on the season, putting him a swipe away from the first 30/30 season in the Pacific Coast League in 80 years, when Frank Demaree reached the milestone in 186 games in 1934. Pederson’s clubbed six homers in his past 10 games and is slashing .301/.432/.586 for the season.


Prospect Roundup: Games of August 21

By Jake Seiner / game stories:

Orioles RHP Mike Wright falls strike short of no-hitter

Braves 1B/OF Joey Terdoslavich homers in fifth straight game

Yankees RHP Jaron Long carries perfect game into sixth

Mets RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka delivers scoreless outing on rehab

Rockies RHP Matt Flemer, Giants RHP Joe Biagini duel

Orioles LHP Steven Brault sharp in Carolina League debut

Royals OF Jorge Bonifacio notches first five-hit night

D-backs RHP Blayne Weller adds 13 to strikeout tally

Tigers RHP Jon Maciel turns fortunes around with ‘Caps

Twins RHP Sam Gibbons stays sharp with E-Twins

Other top prospect performances:

Mariners SS Ketel Marte, Triple-A Tacoma: 2-for-4, HR, RBI, R, BB, K — After hitting just two homers in 109 Double-A contests, the 20-year-old already has two roundtrippers in eight PCL games. Power’s not a big part of Marte’s game, however. The switch-hitter uses a compact, contact-oriented swing from both sides and has used it effectively enough to rocket from the DSL to Triple-A in three years. (more…)

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 20

By Jake Seiner / game stories:

Padres RHP Kyle Lloyd raises money to fight cancer in gem

Dodgers RHP Grant Holmes tosses five scoreless for Ogden

Red Sox RHP Matt Barnes finishing season on high note

Braves 1B/OF Joey Terdoslavich homers in fourth straight game

Indians RHP Dace Kime rights ship with Captains

Royals OF Carlos Peguero goes long again in Tacoma return

Giants LHP Matt Lujan dominates in San Jose walk-off win

New Orleans turns first triple play since 2003 in win

Padres RHP Leonel Campos finding way as starting pitcher

Other top prospect performances:

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant, Triple-A Iowa: 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, R, K, BB – The San Diego product returned to full-time duty Tuesday after being slowed by a bruised toe. The homer on Wednesday gives him 41 for the season and a one-homer edge on fellow Las Vegas native Joey Gallo for the Minor League lead.


Prospect Roundup: Games of August 19

By Jake Seiner / games stories:

Dodgers RHP Jose De Leon fans club-record 14 for Great Lakes

Astros INF Nick Tanielu earns MVP in NYPL All-Star deadlock

Cubs SS Addison Russell finishing on high note with Smokies

Yankees RHP Brady Lail throws six hitless frames for Tampa

White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon learns lessons in Knights debut

Nationals RHP Reynaldo Lopez adds six frames to scoreless string

Rays OF Hunter Lockwood not content with early success

Other top prospect performances:

Mariners SS Ketel Marte, Triple-A Tacoma: 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, K — It signaled good things when Seattle had the confidence to bump the 20-year-old to Double-A at the start of the year despite playing only 19 games above Class A, and it’s even more encouraging that Marte performed well enough to earn a bump to the PCL. The switch-hitter has a short, contact oriented stroke from both sides that won’t generate much home run power, but even he can pop a fly ball over the wall once in a while. That’s his third of the season. (more…)

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 18

By Jake Seiner / news:

Twins OF Byron Buxton shut down for season following concussion game stories:

Marlins RHP Anthony DeSclafani leads Zephyrs on another no-hit quest

Rockies 1B Miguel Dilone homers twice, plates eight for Tri-City

Dodgers OF Joc Pederson clubs 30th homer, nears 30/30 milestone

Dodgers LHP Julio Urias lights out in relief with five scoreless

Giants RHP Austin Fleet nabs first complete game with Fresno

Astros RHP Nick Tropeano rides good health to gem for RedHawks

Yankees LHP Manny Banuelos wild, effective in starting RailRiders shutout

D-backs OF Justin Williams sizzles at plate for Silver Hawks

Other top prospect performances:

Indians 3B Giovanny Urshela, Triple-A Columbus: 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB — Urshela had earned praise for his defense but failed to show much at the plate coming into 2014. He’s changed that, though, with a tremendous campaign split between Double-A and Triple-A. He’s hit .333 with four homers in his past 10 games, driving his Triple-A line to .284/.345/.509 in 92 games. At 22, Urshela is curiously unheralded for a young player having such success at the upper levels.


Prospect Roundup: Games of August 17

By Jake Seiner / news:

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant diagnosed with foot contusion games stories:

Marlins LHP Andrew Heaney takes no-hitter into eighth

Rangers 3B Joey Gallo reaches 40-homer mark again

Pirates RHP Tyler Glasnow starts another scoreless streak

Angels 1B Dennis Raben homers twice, 66ers go long seven times

Phillies LHP Hoby Milner twirls first complete-game shutout

Yankees 3B Eric Jagielo ties career high with four hits

Braves LHP Oriel Caicedo ‘phenomenal’ in Danville debut

Angels LHP Wade LeBlanc starts Bees’ triple play

Other top prospect performances:

Red Sox 3B/OF Garin Cecchini, Triple-A Pawtucket: 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, R, 2 K — Cecchini has homered twice in his past five games and is hitting .341 over his past 10 contests. That run has helped him lift his season average up to .250 after struggling through the middle of the season.


Prospect Roundup: Games of August 16

By Jake Seiner / news:

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant to have MRI for painful left foot game stories:

Twins RHP Virgil Vasquez spins no-hitter for New Britain

Nationals RHP Ian Dickson dominates in Potomac victory

Pirates SS JaCoby Jones plates career-high five, hits grand slam

Tigers LHP Kevin Ziomek sharp again for Whitecaps

A’s OF Jaycob Brugman belts two more for Ports

Giants LHP Steve Messner stifles SAL’s top offense

Giants RHP Clayton Blackburn fans 11 in duel

Rockies RHP Chad Bettis breezes through eight for Sky Sox

Astros RHP Joe Musgrove has way with Yanks in ‘Cats win

Other top prospect performances:

Phillies OF Aaron Altherr, Double-A Reading: 1-for-6, HR, 3 RBI, R, K in doubleheader — The 22-year-old is finishing strong after a tough 2014 season. He’s clubbed five homers in his past 10 games, bringing his season total to 14. His overall slash line is .238/.296/.412. Altherr is very athletic and has considerable upside, and may finally be tapping into that a bit as 2014 winds toward an end.



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