Top prospect performers for Friday July 26


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

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST

Blue Jays: Eric Pardinho, RHP (No. 6) 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 6 K (Class A Lansing)
The Brazilian certainly issued more walks than he would have liked, but otherwise it was a very strong effort for the 18-year-old, his fourth straight start of five innings pitched and no more than a single run allowed.
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Orioles: Grayson Rodriguez, RHP (No. 2, No. 47 in MLB) 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K (Class A Delmarva)
The Orioles’ top prospect arm is now 8-3 with a 2.74 ERA for the Shorebirds after he matched a career high with 10 punchouts. It was quite a turnaround for Rodriguez, who was unable to get out of the first inning in his last trip to the mound. Orioles prospects stats »

Rays: Moises Gomez, OF (No. 14) 2-for-4, HR, RBI (Class A Advanced Charlotte)
The 20-year-old, whom the Rays signed out of Venezuela in 2015, homered to extend the Stone Crabs’ lead, however, it was a lead they wouldn’t hold as Clearwater would come back to win the contest 6-4. While batting average hasn’t been there for Gomez this season, he has hit for power, with Friday’s blast bringing him to 12 on the year.
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Red Sox: Bobby Dalbec, 1B/3B (No. 2) 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI (Double-A Portland)
Dalbec smacked his 20th homer for Double-A Portland, helping the Sea Dogs tie up Harrisburg at two before eking out a 3-2 victory. He’s now tallied 52 Minor League homers since the start of 2018. Red Sox prospects stats »

Yankees: Trevor Stephan, RHP (No. 16) 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K (Class A Advanced Tampa)
Stephan has largely struggled through 2019, but he put together an absolute gem Friday as he recorded the Minor Leagues’ 22nd no-hitter of 2019. The right-hander navigated through a Jupiter lineup that contained both Marlins No. 3 prospect Victor Victor Mesa and first-round Draft pick J.J. Bleday, permitting just one baserunner in the fifth that reached on an error.
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AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

Indians: Bo Naylor, C (No. 4) 3-for-4, R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI (Class A Lake County)
Naylor, the younger brother of Padres up-and-comer Josh Naylor, finished a homer shy of the cycle in a powerful effort. He combined with top-of-the-order mates Quentin Holmes and Jose Fermin to go 7-for-12 and five runs scored for the Captains. Indians prospects stats »

Royals: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B (No. 13) 1-for-2, HR, RBI, 2 BB (Triple-A Omaha)
Gutierrez is back with the Storm Chasers after spending time with the Major League club earlier this year, and he’s batting .269 with six homers as a member of the Triple-A roster. His latest homer accounted for a third of his team’s offense in a lopsided loss Friday.
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Tigers: Casey Mize, RHP (No. 1, No. 2 in MLB) 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K (Double-A Erie)
Mize’s season ERA now stands at a sterling 1.99 after another dominant effort against Trenton. Though he would exit with a no-decision, Mize has now allowed two or fewer earned runs in nine of his 11 starts at the Double-A level. Twins prospects stats »

Twins: Misael Urbina, OF (No. 27) 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 3B, 3 RBI, BB (DSL Twins)
Urbina continues to roll through the month of July, during which he’s raised his OPS from .805 to .953. The center fielder racked up a season-high eight total bases Friday for the DSL Twins, and the 17-year-old now has 18 extra-base hits in 33 games to start his pro career.
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White Sox: Luis Gonzalez (No. 13) 3-for-5, 3 R, SB (Double-A Birmingham)
Gonzalez was everywhere in Double-A Birmingham’s 11-10 barnburner win over Chattanooga, singling three times to pitch into the Barons’ season-high 18-hit barrage. White Sox prospects stats »

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST

A’s: Sean Murphy, C (No. 3, MLB No. 46) 3-for-5, 3 HR, 6 RBI; Jorge Mateo, SS (No. 4) 4-for-6, 4 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI (Triple-A Las Vegas)
The Aviators clubbed a Pacific Coast League-record 11 homers in their 20-11 win over El Paso, and the bashing duo of Murphy and Mateo were right in the middle of the fun. Murphy crushed three dingers and drove in six runs on the night, while Mateo added two more of his own — including the record-breaker for Las Vegas in the top of the ninth. Murphy more than doubled his season homer total in one night; he now has five dingers to go along with his .341 average.
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Angels: Trent Deveaux, OF (No. 13) 2-for-3, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI (AZL Angels)
The 19-year-old was signed by the Angels out of the Bahamas in 2017, and he’s playing his second season at the Rookie level. And it’s safe to say he’s feeling more comfortable as a pro player, as he’s batting .271 (compared to .199 last year) and already has more doubles, triples, homers and RBIs than he did in 17 more games last season.
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Astros: Ronnie Dawson, OF (No. 20) 4-for-4, 4 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI (Double-A Corpus Christ)
Dawson was on fire against Double-A Northwest Arkansas — and so were the rest of his Hooks teammates in the club’s 9-2 rout. He’s now homered twice this week while raising his slugging percentage by nearly 20 points. Astros prospects stats »

Mariners: Justus Sheffield, LHP (No. 9) 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K (Double-A Arkansas)
Sheffield has been dealing since moving back down to Arkansas after struggling with Tacoma and the Mariners to start the season. He’s started eight times, all eight have been quality starts, and his Travelers ERA sits at 1.69.
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Rangers: Julio Pablo Martinez, OF (No. 24) 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI (Class A Advanced Down East)
Martinez matched a season high with three runs driven in, which proved to be the difference as the Wood Ducks won 5-2 over Wilmington. He’s heating up after a slow start to the season, batting .307 in June and .282 so far in July after a pair of months below .200 to start the campaign.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST

Braves: Shea Langeliers, C (No. 1) 3-for-4, HR, 3 RBI (Class A Rome); William Contreras, C (No. 9) 2-for-3, 2 R, HR, RBI (Double-A Mississippi)
The Braves’ first-round selection out of Baylor hit his second pro homer for Rome, a solo shot in the fourth. He added an RBI single in the fifth and then a walk-off sac fly in the 10th to win it for the Braves. Willson Contreras’ younger brother picked up his third dinger in 34 games at the Double-A level and added a double in the ninth for good measure in Mississippi’s losing effort Friday. Braves prospects stats »

Marlins: There were no notable performances from Marlins prospects in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

Mets: Andres Gimenez, SS (No. 3, MLB No. 94) 2-for-4, HR, RBI (Double A Binghamton)
Gimenez led off the sixth inning with his fifth dinger of the year for Binghamton, helping the Rumble Ponies blank Bowie, 6-0. He’s now collected a hit in seven of his last nine contests.
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Phillies: Spencer Howard, RHP (No. 5) 4 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K (Double-A Reading)
The 22-year-old made a splash in his Double-A debut, striking out 10 Fisher Cats in his first game for the Fightin’ Phils. The 2017 second-round Draft pick spent time on the injured list this season, but still received an in-season promotion after pitching to a 1.29 ERA at Class A Advanced Clearwater.
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Nationals: Drew Mendoza, 3B (No. 7) 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs (Class A Hagerstown)
Mendoza connected on his first pro homer since being drafted out of Florida State in the third round this summer, and nearly doubled his career RBI tally in a single effort. The 21-year-old is now batting .293 through 21 games with the Suns.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

Brewers: Eduarqui Fernandez, OF (No. 26) 3-for-5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI (DSL Brewers)
Fernandez clubbed his team-leading ninth homer — and his fifth over his last four games — to lead the DSL crew to a 5-0 victory. The 17-year-old has raised his slugging percentage by 55 points since the start of July.
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Cubs: There were no notable performances from Cubs prospects in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

Cardinals: Randy Arozarena, OF (No. 12) 4-for-6, 3 R, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, SB (Triple-A Memphis)
The 24-year-old Cuban hit for the cycle Friday in the Redbirds’ back-and-forth 13-10 win over Oklahoma CIty. Leading off for Memphis, he started off the game with a single … then stole second base and came around to score. He then connected on a double to start the third, a two-run homer in the fourth, and only needed the toughest part of the cycle with five innings left to play. He wasted no time, picking up the three-bagger, his first of the year, in the fifth to earn the milestone.
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Pirates: Mason Martin, 1B (No. 19) 2-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI (Class A Advanced Bradenton)
Martin’s fifth career two-homer game proved to be the extent of the Marauders’ offense, as Bradenton fell 3-2 to St. Lucie. He’s up to 28 blasts on the season, and give in the Florida State League after he earned a promotion in early July.
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Reds: Keury Mella, RHP (No. 24) 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K (Triple-A Louisville)
Facing a tough test in first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Mella notched his fourth straight quality start for the Bats, marking his first stretch of that kind since late in the 2017 season. Reds prospects stats »

NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST

D-backs: Jazz Chisholm, SS (No. 1, MLB No. 59) 2-for-4, HR, RBI; Daulton Varsho, C (No. 5) 2-for-4, HR, RBI (Double-A Jackson)
Chisholm built some confidence with a homer in the bottom of the second, one of two hits for Double-A Jackson that raised his season average above .200. His teammate Varsho did the same, knocking a solo fly in the fourth to help Jackson earn a 6-4 win over Mississippi. D-backs prospects stats »

Dodgers: DJ Peters, OF (No. 13) 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI (Triple-A Oklahoma CIty)
Peters has been slightly overshadowed by teammate Gavin Lux this month, but don’t overlook what this guy has been doing. The outfielder homered again in Triple-A Oklahoma City’s 13-10 loss to Memphis, giving him six over his last eight contests. Peters’ season slash line now stands at a sterling .340/.468/.722. Dodgers prospects stats »

Giants: Chris Shaw, 1B (No. 19) 4-for-6, 3 R, 2 2B, HR, 6 RBI (Triple-A Sacramento)
Shaw loaded the box score in an 18-3 win for the River Cats on Friday. The six RBIs are a season-high for the 25-year-old, who has 47 of them in 45 games with Sacramento this year.
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Padres: MacKenzie Gore, LHP (No. 1, MLB No. 3) 5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (Double-A Amarillo)
Gore was back to his usual, dominant self Friday after allowing seven runs in four innings his last time out. This start was almost identical to his Sod Poodles debut on July 13, in which he pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings with two hits, one walk and four strikeouts.
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Rockies: Ryan Vilade, SS (No. 6) 2-for-5, R, 2B (Class A Advanced Lancaster)
That’s a 10-game hitting streak for Vilade, six of which have been multihit efforts. The 20-year-old drafted out of the Oklahoma prep ranks has set a career high for doubles with 22 in 95 games, and he’s batting .286 with five homers in his first trip through the California League.
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Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.



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