Prospect Roundup: Games of May 28

Dodgers' Buehler hits milestones; Kilome goes seven scoreless

By Sam Dykstra | May 29, 2017 12:01 PM ET

Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler, Double-A Tulsa: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 70 pitches, 49 strikes -- The Dodgers' No. 5 prospect crossed a couple thresholds Sunday, completing five innings and reaching 70 pitches for the first time in his career. Those accomplishments would've been notable enough for the 22-year-old right-hander, who underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2015, but he was also incredibly effective as only a solo homer by Corpus Christi outfielder Jack Mayfield kept the outing from being scoreless. Buehler is finding Double-A (2.70 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 20 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings) a little trickier than Class A Advanced (1.10 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 27 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings) over similar samples, but an abnormally high .381 BABIP-against has had something do with that. He's still struck out 29.4 percent of the batters he's faced at the higher level, and his starts remain a must-follow, especially as he's allowed to go deeper into games.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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IL notes: Tides' Sisco gaining confidence

O's top prospect continuing development in first Triple-A season

By John Wagner | May 29, 2017 10:30 AM ET

Chance Sisco had a simple goal for 2016: stay healthy.

He met that goal and it afforded him the playing and practice time the California native needed to have a breakout season -- not to mention establish himself as the top prospect in the Orioles' farm system.

John Wagner is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Blistering Williams goes yard twice for 'Pigs

No. 4 Phillies prospect homers in third straight, plates four runs

By Michael Avallone | May 29, 2017 1:27 AM ET

Baseball is a game of streaks, both good and bad. Nick Williams has experienced a little bit of each this season, but he's been giving the good a real ride -- out of the ballpark -- of late.

The Phillies No. 4 prospect homered for the third straight game Sunday night, going deep twice and driving in four runs to lead Triple-A Lehigh Valley past visiting Louisville, 14-2, at Coca-Cola Park.

Michael Avallone is a contributor to MiLB.com. Followhim on Twitter @MavalloneMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Woodruff flirts with no-no for Sky Sox

Brewers No. 8 prospect yields one hit over six scoreless innings

By Michael Avallone | May 29, 2017 12:30 AM ET

Brandon Woodruff wasn't shy about expressing his disappointment at coming so close to a no-hitter, and while he briefly let it get to him, he quickly refocused and got back to the task at hand.

The Brewers' No.8 prospect came within four outs of a no-hitter and ended up allowing one hit over six innings Sunday as Triple-A Colorado Springs blanked Nashville, 8-0, in the first game of a doubleheader at First Tennessee Park. 

A's top prospect Franklin Barreto ended Woodruff's bid with a single to left field with two outs in the sixth.

Michael Avallone is a contributor to MiLB.com. Followhim on Twitter @MavalloneMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Pelicans' Hatch strikes out baker's dozen

No. 11 Cubs prospect racks up career high in K's, but takes loss

By Andrew Battifarano | May 29, 2017 12:05 AM ET

Thomas Hatch admits he's been on a learning curve over the first two months of his professional career. But he's piling up a lot of experience -- and strikeouts. 

The No. 11 Cubs prospect set a career high with 13 strikeouts Sunday as the Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell to the Carolina Mudcats, 4-1, at Five County Stadium. Hatch, who has fanned 24 in his last three outings, allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and a walk.

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Intimidators' Hansen posts career-high 15 K's

No. 10 White Sox prospect has 25 strikeouts in last two starts

By Josh Jackson | May 29, 2017 12:04 AM ET

Alec Hansen was so dominant on Sunday, it seemed everybody at First National Bank Field must have known just how sharp he was. Everybody, that is, except Hansen himself.

"Honestly, when I was pitching, I didn't feel any different than the last several starts," the 10th-ranked White Sox prospect said. "The last several starts, I've been pitching pretty well and I continued that tonight. I didn't know I had 15 strikeouts until the end of the game." 

Hansen shattered his career high for strikeouts while cruising through seven innings, allowing one run on a bizarre homer among five hits in Class A Kannapolis' 8-1 win at Greensboro. For the first time in 10 starts this season, he did not issue a walk.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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'Hawks' Hampson records first four-hit game

Rockies No. 16 prospect reaches base six times, scores three runs

By Gerard Gilberto | May 28, 2017 10:50 PM ET

Batting in front of one of the best hitters in the Minors is no simple task. On Sunday, Garrett Hampson made it look easy for Class A Advanced Lancaster.

The Rockies' No. 16 prospect notched his first professional four-hit game and scored three times in the JetHawks' 7-6 walk-off victory over the Inland Empire 66ers at The Hanger. The 22-year-old collected four singles and two walks, reaching base six times for the first time in his career.

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Untouchable Neidert dominates again for Nuts

Mariners No. 3 prospect tosses six hitless innings, strikes out nine

By Michael Leboff | May 28, 2017 9:46 PM ET

It wasn't until Nick Neidert got back to the dugout after completing his start on Sunday afternoon that he realized what was going on. 

The Mariners' third-ranked prospect pitched six hitless innings, striking out nine, and Class A Advanced Modesto extended the bid to the 10th before dropping a 1-0 decision to San Jose at Municipal Stadium.

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Arkansas' Marlette plates five runs in sixth

No. 23 Seattle prospect follows two-jack game with slam, double

By Josh Jackson | May 28, 2017 9:30 PM ET

This is Tyler Marlette's seventh season in pro ball, but he's never seen anything like the sixth inning he had Sunday.

"We scored 13 runs in the inning! All the guys in front of me were putting together good at-bats and getting on base, and I just wanted to stay with my approach and put a good swing on a good pitch," he said.

The 23rd-ranked Seattle prospect hit a grand slam and doubled in that frame, amassing five RBIs, to spark Double-A Arkansas to a 17-3 thrashing of visiting Frisco.

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Matz hurls five perfect frames for 51s

Mets left-hander strikes out eight in third rehab appearance

By Gerard Gilberto | May 28, 2017 9:05 PM ET

On the eve of his 26th birthday, and with the help of a familiar backstop and some bright stars of the Mets' future, Steven Matz put the tumultous start to the 2017 season behind him.

The left-hander struck out eight over five perfect innings in his third rehab appearance since being shut down in late March with a flexor strain in his left elbow as Triple-A Las Vegas bested El Paso, 7-5, at Cashman Field.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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