Toolshed: Robert showed off his wheels

White Sox outfielder led top prospects in Spd despite lost time

Ranked No. 25 overall, Luis Robert has stolen 27 bases over 78 Minor League games. (Ben Sandstrom/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 28, 2018 10:25 AM ET

White Sox prospect Luis Robert didn't let two thumb injuries keep him from showing off his plus speed as the Cuban outfielder led all top-100 prospects in the advanced-stat category of Speed Score.

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Nats honor Kieboom as Player of the Year

No. 34 prospect hit .280 with 16 homers for Potomac, Harrisburg

Carter Kieboom produced a .721 OPS over 62 games with Double-A Harrisburg. (Patrick Cavey/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 26, 2018 12:12 PM ET

The Nationals named No. 34 overall prospect Carter Kieboom their Minor League Player of the Year after he hit .280 with 16 home runs for Class A Advanced Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg.

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Dalbec, Dash highlight Carolina All-Stars

Salem slugger wins MVP; Winston-Salem boasts four honorees

Bobby Dalbec hit 26 of his 32 home runs this season with Class A Advanced Salem. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 13, 2018 11:36 AM ET

Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec has been named Carolina League MVP while four members of the Winston-Salem Dash, including manager Omar Vizquel, were honored by the circuit.

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Mills Cup Finals to be one-game series

Potomac, Buies Creek to play one final game due to hurricane

By Sam Dykstra | September 11, 2018 5:38 PM ET

Instead of playing the scheduled best-of-5 series, Potomac and Buies Creek will play only one game to determine the winner of the Carolina League Finals due to concerns about Hurricane Florence.

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P-Nats outlast rain, Hillcats in semifinals

Corredor belts grand slam in long-delayed decisive Game 5

Potomac didn't give Lynchburg the chance to defend its Mills Cup title with the elimination. (Lisa Milisa)

By Josh Horton | September 10, 2018 12:18 AM ET

Washington Nationals infielder Aldrem Corredor slugged a grand slam as Class A Advanced Potomac topped Lynchburg, 6-2, in Game 5 of the semifinals.

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P-Nats rally, square semifinal series

Garcia caps three-run eighth inning with two-run single

Luis Garcia is 6-for-18 with three doubles and two RBIs in four playoff games for Potomac. (Gary Dize/Potomac Nationals)

By Marisa Ingemi | September 8, 2018 11:19 PM ET

Nationals No. 3 prospect Luis Garcia capped a three-run eighth inning with a two-run single as Potomac beat Lynchburg, 7-4, to tie the Carolina League semifinal series at 2-2.

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Ivey, Buies Creek cap semifinal sweep

Astros No. 25 prospect takes perfect game into sixth inning

Tyler Ivey was 4-6 with a 2.97 ERA in 24 games, including 18 starts, across two levels during the regular season. (Joseph Dwyer/MiLB.com)

By Marisa Ingemi | September 8, 2018 12:07 AM ET

Astros No. 25 prospect Tyler Ivey took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Buies Creek held on for a 6-5 win over Winston-Salem to complete a three-game sweep of the Carolina League semifinals.

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Crownover helps Potomac even up series

Nationals southpaw holds Lynchburg to one run in five frames

Matthew Crownover picked up his first postseason win in his fourth professional season. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 7, 2018 12:19 AM ET

Washington Nationals lefty Matthew Crownover allowed one run over five innings as Potomac topped Lynchburg, 4-1, in Game 2 of the Carolina League semis.

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Adams doubles up for Buies Creek

Astros prospect gets two extra-base hits, RBI in Game 1 win

Jake Adams hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games to close the regular season for Buies Creek. (Chris Baird/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 6, 2018 12:49 AM ET

Astros prospect Jake Adams collected two doubles and drove in a run to lead Buies Creek to a 5-4 victory over Winston-Salem Dain Game 1 of the Carolina League semifinals.

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Madrigal's perfect day leads Dash to title

No. 4 White Sox prospect goes 4-for-4 in second-half clincher

Nick Madrigal has struck out only five times in 156 plate appearances this season. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 3, 2018 5:00 PM ET

No. 4 White Sox prospect Nick Madrigal went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two stolen bases as Class A Advanced Winston-Salem beat Down East, 5-3, to clinch a second-half title.

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