Prospect Roundup July 20th Games: Encarnacion, Long, Mauricio, Mazeika, Pardinho, and Tillo

(JEFF BLAKE)

By MiLB.com Staff | July 21, 2019 2:38 PM

JC Encarnacion (Danville 2017), Sam Long (Princeton 2016), Ronny Mauricio (Kingsport 2018), Patrick Mazeika (Kingsport 2015), Eric Pardinho (Bluefield 2018), and Daniel Tillo (Burlington 2017) were standout performers on Saturday.

Orioles 3B JC Encarnacion , Class A Delmarva: 4-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBIs, BB -- Baltimore's No. 13 prospect came within a homer of the cycle and reached in all five plate appearances in the Shorebirds' 12-10 loss to West Virginia. Encarnacion is 7-for-12 (.583) with seven runs scored in his last three games to raise his average to .241, the highest it's been since June 28. Hitting at a .257 clip in July, the 21-year-old has hiked his average every month this season.

White Sox LHP Sam Long , Class A Kannapolis: 5 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K -- The 24-year-old southpaw yielded just one hit while recording a career-high 10 strikeouts as the Intimidators pulled out a 4-2 win over Lakewood. He struck out the side in the third and fourth innings and threw 55 of 80 pitches for strikes. It was the second scoreless outing in the last four appearances for Long, who did not move into the starting rotation until the beginning of June.

Mets SS Ronny Mauricio , Class A Columbia: 3-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R -- MLB.com's No. 81 overall prospect recorded his seventh three-hit game of the season, ripping a double and two singles in the Fireflies' 6-3 win over Greenville. Mauricio has posted back-to-back multi-hit games to bump his average back to .280. The second-ranked Mets prospect is coming off his best month of the season, roping six doubles to go with a .295 average in June. He ranks fifth in the South Atlantic League with 99 hits.

Mets 1B Patrick Mazeika , Double-A Binghamton: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBIs -- New York's No. 25 prospect hit solo shots in the first and fifth innings of the Rumble Ponies' 8-2 win over Akron. It was his first career multi-homer game, and his blast in the fifth was the second of three in a row for Binghamton. Mazeika is third in the Eastern League with 51 RBIs and seventh with a .462 slugging percentage.

Blue Jays RHP Eric Pardinho , Class A Lansing: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K -- Toronto's No. 4 prospect held Clinton scoreless until his final inning in another solid start for the Lugnuts. Pardinho retired 11 of 12 batters before giving up a leadoff double in the fifth. After making one start in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, the 18-year-old Brazilian has a 1.89 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in four Midwest League outings.

Royals LHP Daniel Tillo , Class A Advanced Wilmington: 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K -- Kansas City's No. 24 prospect continued his second-half surge in the Blue Rocks' 6-2 victory at Carolina. Tillo worked 1-2-3 innings in the first, second and fifth as he pitched into the sixth for the sixth time in his last seven starts. The 23-year-old is 2-2 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts since the Carolina League All-Star break. 

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