MWL notes: Kennedy keeps even-keeled

D-backs prospect learns from winter workouts with Mike Trout

Buddy Kennedy is batting .256 with five homers and 31 RBIs in 61 games with Kane County. (Lianna Holub/MiLB.com)

By Curt Rallo | July 18, 2019 10:58 AM ET

Not only was D-backs prospect Buddy Kennedy introduced to the game by his grandfather, former Major Leaguer Don Money, he also benefits from offseason workouts with Angels superstar Mike Trout.

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Meadows sparks 'Caps with career night

Tigers No. 8 prospect collects four hits, scores three times

Parker Meadows has a .289/.378/.474 slash line with 10 runs scored in 13 games in July. (Emily Jones/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | July 18, 2019 12:08 AM ET

Tigers No. 8 prospect Parker Meadows recorded his first career four-hit game, scored three times and drove in a run as Class A West Michigan bested Beloit, 8-5, on Wednesday.

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Turang walks off, up to another level

Brewers No. 2 prospect heads from Wisconsin to Carolina

Brice Turang went 1-for-2 with a double in the Midwest League All-Star Game last month. (Paul R. Gierhart/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | July 7, 2019 7:59 PM ET

Brice Turang, the second-ranked Milwaukee Brewers prospect, delivered a walk-off single for Class A Wisconsin before he was promoted to Class A Advanced Carolina on Sunday.

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Kernels' Cabezas twirls one-hit shutout

Twins prospect blanks River Bandits for second time this year

Andrew Cabezas has allowed two earned runs over his last five starts, pitching to a 0.61 ERA in that span. (Jean Pfiefer)

By Joe Bloss | July 6, 2019 11:17 PM ET

Twins prospect Andrew Cabezas pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game as Class A Cedar Rapids blanked Quad Cities River Bandits, 3-0, on Saturday night.

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MWL notes: Jays' Moreno makes an impact

Toronto's No. 17 prospect improving behind the plate in Lansing

Gabriel Moreno, 19, is hitting .296 with five homers and 21 RBIs in 33 games for the Lugnuts. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Curt Rallo | July 4, 2019 10:24 AM ET

Lansing's Gabriel Moreno wasn't highly touted when he signed an international contract with the Blue Jays and was switched from shortstop to catcher. Three years later, that's no longer the case.

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Cougars' Thomas follows big night with cycle

D-backs No. 7 prospect completes feat a night after going 5-for-6

Alek Thomas has recorded three games this season with four hits or more in the Midwest League. (Justin Edwards)

By Andrew Battifarano | July 3, 2019 11:12 PM ET

Seventh-ranked Arizona D-backs prospect Alek Thomas collected his first cycle as Class A Kane County topped Peoria, 5-4, on Wednesday night at Dozer Park.

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Cougars' Thomas nets first five-hit game

D-backs No. 7 prospect triples, doubles, drives in two runs

Alek Thomas ranks in the top 10 in the Midwest League in eight offensive categories. (Justin Thomas)

By Brian Stultz | July 2, 2019 10:47 PM ET

Arizona Diamondbacks No. 7 prospect Alek Thomas recorded his first career five-hit game and drove in two runs as the Class A Kane County Cougars cruised past Peoria, 11-3.

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Blue Jays promote Pardinho to Class A

No. 99 overall prospect joining full-season club for first time

Eric Pardinho has held opposing batters to a .193 average over 54 career innings in the Minors. (Mike Janes/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | July 2, 2019 1:35 PM ET

Blue Jays No. 4 prospect Eric Pardinho has been promoted to the Class A Lansing roster for his Midwest League debut, the organization announced Tuesday.

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Vargas continues onslaught for Loons

Dodgers No. 27 prospect tallies four hits, four RBIs yet again

Great Lakes' Miguel Vargas stands second in the Midwest League with a .325 average. (Great Lakes Loons)

By Duane Cross | July 2, 2019 2:19 AM ET

Los Angeles Dodgers' 27th-ranked prospect Miguel Vargas homered twice, drove in four runs and scored four times for the second straight game as Class A Great Lakes downed Fort Wayne, 16-9.

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Vargas misses milestone, but homers twice

Dodgers No. 27 prospect falls a single short of cycle for Loons

Miguel Vargas sits tied for second in the Midwest League with a .318 batting average. (Alex Seder/Great Lakes Loons)

By Jordan Wolf | June 30, 2019 6:39 PM ET

Los Angeles Dodgers No. 27 prospect Miguel Vargas went 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBIs in Class A Great Lakes' 9-3 win over Fort Wayne on Sunday.

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