Dodgers' Davis sets career high with five RBIs

No. 28 prospect accomplishes feat in third game with Quakes

By Josh Jackson | July 26, 2017 3:51 AM ET

Brendon Davis is happy to be home in Southern California and he's given his new teammates plenty of reasons to be happy he's joined them.

"I played with most of these guys, whether last year or in Spring Training, so I already have good relationships with a lot of them," the Dodgers' No. 28 prospect said. "So I didn't feel like I have to prove anything, but it's been good to make an impression."

In his third California League game, Davis set a career high with five RBIs while going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a walk, a run scored and a head-turning play at third base in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's 11-4 romp over Lancaster at LoanMart Field.

 

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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Davis powers Grizzlies with two homers

No. 15 Astros prospect drives in five in seventh Triple-A contest

By Tyler Maun | July 26, 2017 3:46 AM ET

J.D. Davis bashed the ball all over the Texas League for the first three-plus months of the 2017 season, and now that he's closer to home, he's not slowing down.

In his seventh Triple-A game, Houston's No. 15 prospect belted two homers -- one a grand slam -- as Triple-A Fresno scored seven times in the eighth inning en route to a 10-3 win over New Orleans.

Tyler Maun is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Canha's turnaround continues for Sounds

A's outfielder belts two homers, drives in four on five-hit night

By Tyler Maun | July 26, 2017 2:41 AM ET

Mark Canha returned to the Minor Leagues mindful of what he needed to fix and confident he could get the job done. More and more, it looks like he's figured things out.

Canha led the way on a potent offensive night for Triple-A Nashville, going 5-for-5 with two homers and four RBIs as the Sounds scored all of their runs in the first four innings of a 10-4 win over Las Vegas at First Tennessee Park.

Tyler Maun is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Homer-happy Schwindel belts another one

Omaha first baseman tallies eighth long ball of 10-game stretch

By Josh Jackson | July 26, 2017 2:09 AM ET

Frank Schwindel admits he's been a streaky power hitter from time to time, but he's never had a run quite like the one he's currently on.

"It's crazy," the Royals first-base prospect said. "It's kind of hard to believe. I'm just trying to ride it out and take it day by day. I try to keep it simple and good things are going to happen."

On Tuesday, Schwindel went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and his fourth home run in four games, to lead Triple-A Omaha to a 5-1 win over Albuquerque at Isotopes Park. He's gone yard eight times in his last 10 outings.

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Verdugo hits wacky homer, plates four

Dodgers prospect teams with roommate Calhoun for five hits

By Andrew Battifarano | July 26, 2017 1:57 AM ET

It had been more than a month since Alex Verdugo had gone deep, so he didn't mind getting some assistance when he homered on Tuesday night. 

"I was just hoping it'd get over [right fielder Zach Borenstein's] head and it'd be a double," said the second-ranked Dodgers prospect, who rounded the bases for the first time since June 14. "I think it wound up hitting him in the forehead or something and cleared the fence." 

That's pretty much what it did as Verdugo picked up two hits and four RBIs in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 9-7 loss to Reno at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Dodgers No. 4 prospect Willie Calhoun homered in his third straight game on a three-hit night.

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Rodgers heating up at plate for Yard Goats

Top Rockies prospect raises average to .262 with three-hit effort

By Michael Leboff | July 26, 2017 1:21 AM ET

Nearly a month into his Double-A career, Brendan Rodgers looks to be finding his footing in the Eastern League. 

Colorado's top prospect recorded his 17th three-hit game of the year in Hartford's 7-1 loss in the completion of Monday night's game against Trenton. 

Michael Leboff 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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Knights' Giolito rebounds with seven zeros

No. 7 White Sox prospect allows four hits, aims to be consistent

By Michael Leboff | July 25, 2017 11:52 PM ET

Lucas Giolito has taken some lumps during his first season with the White Sox. But Tuesday night, the No. 7 White Sox prospect again showed that when things are right, he's capable of dominance. 

Giolito scattered four hits and three walks while striking out six in seven scoreless innings as Triple-A Charlotte beat Columbus, 4-1, at BB&T Ballpark. 

Michael Leboff 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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Ports' Ruiz suspended for doctoring baseball

A's No. 20 prospect to miss 10 games for using foreign substance

By Chris Tripodi | July 25, 2017 8:42 PM ET

Norge Ruiz tried to get tricky Monday night, and it will cost him at least one start.

Oakland's No. 20 prospect was suspended 10 games by the California League on Tuesday for doctoring a baseball. The Class A Advanced Stockton starter was ejected in the third inning of Monday's game against Visalia after a foreign substance was found on his left arm.

Chris Tripodi is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @christripodi. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Vilade, Heredia highlight Pioneer All-Stars

Rockies shortstop, Raptors outfielder earn starting nods

By Sam Dykstra | July 25, 2017 4:40 PM ET

July may be nearing its end, but All-Star season isn't over yet.

Ryan Vilade, the Rockies' No. 7 prospect, and Dodgers No. 13 prospect Starling Heredia headline this year's group of Pioneer League All-Stars, the Rookie-level circuit announced Tuesday. The Pioneer squad will take on its peers from the Class A Short Season Northwest League on Tuesday, August 1 at 10:05 p.m. ET in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Bader called to St. Louis for Major League debut

Cardinals No. 6 prospect promoted from Triple-A to replace Fowler

By Chris Tripodi | July 25, 2017 4:24 PM ET

Harrison Bader's second go-round at Triple-A has been much better than his first, and it's earned him a shot in the Major Leagues.

The Cardinals promoted their No. 6 prospect from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday to take the roster spot of the injured Dexter Fowler, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move.

Chris Tripodi is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @christripodi. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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