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Prospect Roundup: Games of August 28

By Jake Seiner / game stories:

Dodgers RHP Andres Santiago fires nine-inning no-hitter

Padres C Cody Decker homers in fourth straight game

Mariners C Jesus Montero involved in altercation

Pirates 1B Edwin Espinal’s big night fuels Power comeback

Red Sox LHP Jake Drehoff spins gem, even after ejections

Royals RHP Aaron Brooks hurls seven shutout innings

Twins SS Nick Gordon’s big inning leads E-Twins to title

Two Rays affiliates clinch division titles

Blue Jays OF Anthony Gose shows Jays he’s primed for callup

Other top prospect performances:

Rays OF Mikie Mahtook, Triple-A Durham: 3-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, K — Mahtook was a solid producer in the Bulls’ lineup throughout the season, and heads into the final weekend hitting .294/.366/.467 with 12 homers and 18 stolen bases.


Prospect Roundup: Games of August 27

By Jake Seiner / features:

Mets RHP Marcos Molina making waves in NYPL game stories:

Angels LHP Sean Newcomb fans 10 for Burlington

Giants OF Brian Ragira’s grand slam caps five-hit night

Mets C Kevin Plawecki homers twice, supports RHP Noah Syndergaard

A’s RHP Dylan Covey flirts with no-hitter in Ports’ win

Reno Aces club back-to-back-to-back homers

Astros RHP Jordan Jankowski picks up where Mark Appel left off

Indians C Francisco Mejia walks off with career highs in hits, RBIs

Potomac Nationals clinch Carolina North Division title

D-backs OF Stewart Ijames plates six on grand night

Giants LHP Chase Johnson makes final start his best

Ogden Raptors victorious after protest upheld

Other top prospect performances:

Mets Triple-A RHP Noah Syndergaard, Triple-A Las Vegas: 6 2/3 IP, 7 H, ER, BB, 9 K — Syndergaard has been increasingly sharp with his command as the season’s worn on, something that really showed Wednesday. The Mets have been working with the 21-year-old on quickening his tempo, and he supposedly did a good job of that, which helped him bring all three of his pitches heavily into the fold against Round Rock. (more…)

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 26

By Jake Seiner / news:

Byron Buxton, Addison Russell among players headed to AFL game stories:

Astros RHP Mark Appel dazzles in first Double-A win

Phillies 3B Maikel Franco has grand birthday with ‘Pigs

Padres OF Nick Schulz homers twice off college pal

Ogden Raptors refuse to resume play, forfeit

A’s RHP Matt Buschmann silences Sounds in shutout

Indians 1B Jesus Aguilar helps Clippers claim division crown

Astros 1B Tyler White overshoots cycle with pair of blasts

Yankees RHP Jaron Long, former Yankee bat boy, K’s Giambi twice in gem

Other top prospect performances:

Dodgers OF Joc Pederson, Triple-A Albuquerque: 3-for-4, HR, 2 B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB — In his past 17 games, Pederson has nine homers and 17 walks, and 14 of those free passes have come in the last 10 games. The PCL is almost giving Pederson the Barry Bonds treatment at this point, and it’s not slowing down his progress. Pederson should finally get the call up when rosters expand next week.


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…)