Watkins falls short in 'Wolves' no-no hunt

Tigers right-hander retires 26 batters before exiting after single

Spenser Watkins' other scoreless start this season was a five-inning effort against Binghamton in April. (Erie SeaWolves)

By Joe Bloss | July 18, 2019 11:09 PM ET

Detroit Tigers right-hander Spenser Watkins came a strike away from a no-hitter, leading Double-A Erie to a 3-0 win over Richmond on Thursday night.

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Rockies' Welker moved to injured list

No. 57 overall prospect out for Hartford with undisclosed injury

Colton Welker hit eight homers through 82 games for Hartford before his suffering his injury. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 18, 2019 3:15 PM ET

Rockies No. 2 prospect Colton Welker has been placed on the Double-A Hartford injured list with an undisclosed injury, the team announced Thursday.

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Toolshed: Pirates' Oliva turns the page

Pittsburgh's No. 9 prospect finding stride with Double-A Altoona

Jared Oliva has produced a career .762 OPS over three seasons in the Minor Leagues. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 17, 2019 11:28 AM ET

After years of getting overlooked by the game, Pirates No. 9 prospect Jared Oliva has been one of the hottest hitters at Double-A since the start of June.

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Baumann twirls no-hitter for Baysox

Baltimore's No. 24 prospect fans 10 in Bowie's first feat since '07

Michael Baumann has yielded one run over his first five appearances in the Eastern League. (Terrance Williams/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | July 16, 2019 9:41 PM ET

Baltimore Orioles No. 24 prospect Michael Baumann completed his first pro no-no, striking out 10 and walking two in nine innings as Double-A Bowie topped Harrisburg, 6-0.

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Trenton curves Altoona with triple play

Catcher Deglan, shortstop Holder thwart rally in seventh inning

Kellin Deglan and Kyle Holder turned the eighth triple play in the Minor Leagues this season. (Terrance Williams/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | July 16, 2019 1:04 AM ET

New York Yankees prospects Kellin Deglan and Kyle Holder turned a 2-6 triple play in the seventh inning Monday to preserve the lead in a 4-3 win over Altoona.

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Lipka and Garcia Win Weekly Awards

Trenton outfielder Matt Lipka (Mike Dill/Trenton Thunder) and Trenton right-hander Rony Garcia (Mike Dill/Trenton Thunder)

By Bill Rosario | July 15, 2019 10:52 AM ET

The Eastern League has announced Trenton Thunder outfielder Matt Lipka is the Player of the Week and Trenton Thunder right-handed starter Rony Garcia the Pitcher of the Week for the period of July 8th-July 14th.

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Lipka's Thunderous bat produces cycle

Yankees outfield prospect homers in ninth to cap his milestone

Matt Lipka has racked up seven hits in his last three games after his average fell to .197 on July 3. (Mike Dill/Trenton Thunder)

By Joe Bloss | July 11, 2019 11:41 PM ET

New York Yankees outfield prospect Matt Lipka homered in the ninth inning to cap the feat as the Double-A Trenton Thunder fell to Reading, 5-3, on Thursday.

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Squirrels' Heyward flies high at All-Star Game

Giants No. 30 prospect picks up MVP honors for homer, defense

Jacob Heyward sent Richmond fans home happy with a solo homer and MVP honors. (Nathan Ray/MiLB.com)

By David Driver | July 10, 2019 11:17 PM ET

San Francisco Giants No. 30 prospect Jacob Heyward garnered MVP honors for leading the West to a 5-0 victory. He homered and made a couple plays in the field.

David Driver is a freelance writer from Maryland and can be reached at @DaytonVaDriver and davidsdriver.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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McKenna and Wynkoop Win Weekly Awards

Bowie outfielder Ryan McKenna (Kevin Pataky/MiLBAM) and Hartford left-hander Jack Wynkoop (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Bill Rosario | July 8, 2019 12:23 AM ET

The Eastern League has announced Bowie Baysox outfielder Ryan McKenna is the Player of the Week and Hartford Yard Goats left-handed starter Jack Wynkoop the Pitcher of the Week for the period of July 1st-July 7th.

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Tribe to promote Jones to Double-A Akron

Indians No. 2 prospect leading Carolina League with .860 OPS

Nolan Jones has drawn a Carolina League-leading 65 walks and also tops the circuit with a .435 on-base percentage. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | July 6, 2019 7:04 PM ET

Indians No. 2 prospect Nolan Jones will be promoted to Double-A Akron after representing Class A Advanced Lynchburg in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday.

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