Cordero homers twice in four-hit game

No. 12 Padres prospect has three jacks since return to El Paso

By Josh Jackson | July 25, 2017 3:22 AM ET

Whatever lessons Franchy Cordero took away from his most recent stint in the Majors, he's put them into practice immediately.

The 12th-ranked San Diego prospect went 4-for-6 with two homers, four RBIs and three runs scored in Triple-A El Paso's 14-6 whooping of visiting Omaha on Monday, giving him three jacks and seven RBIs in two games since returning to the Pacific Coast League.

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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Padres' Gore fans six in second AZL start

No. 3 overall pick hasn't allowed a run in first pro 4 2/3 frames

By Andrew Battifarano | July 25, 2017 3:12 AM ET

After dominating in high school in North Carolina, MacKenzie Gore is quickly adjusting to professional baseball. 

San Diego's top prospect struck out six and surrendered one hit in 2 2/3 scoreless innings in the Rookie-level Arizona League Padres' 4-2 loss to the Mariners on Monday at Peoria Stadium.

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

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Missions' De Los Santos dazzles on mound

Padres No. 13 prospect allows three hits, posts seven zeros

By Tyler Maun | July 25, 2017 3:03 AM ET

With each start in recent weeks, Enyel De Los Santos has been gaining momentum in different components of his game.

On Monday night, he rediscovered another piece and used it to construct one of his best starts of the year.

San Diego's No. 13 prospect matched his longest career outing with seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and equaling a career high with eight strikeouts as Double-A San Antonio thumped Corpus Christi, 10-1, at Whataburger Field. 

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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Kendall clubs first pro homer for Raptors

Dodgers No. 5 prospect notches three hits, drives in three runs

By Michael Avallone | July 25, 2017 2:47 AM ET

Only a week into his Minor League career, Jeren Kendall is showing why the Dodgers deemed him worthy of their first-round pick in last month's Draft.

The Vanderbilt product hit his first professional homer, doubled and finished with three hits and three RBIs in Rookie-level Ogden's 5-1 win over Helena on Monday night at Kindrick Legion Field.

Michael Avallone is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him 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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Coley delivers on mound and at plate

Pirates righty breaks up no-no and throws seven two-hit frames

By Josh Jackson | July 25, 2017 2:28 AM ET

Austin Coley was plenty satisfied with his start Monday night, but what he did on the mound was only a part of the story.

"I'd be lying if I said the hit wasn't exciting," the Pittsburgh right-hander said of his first professional knock, a sixth-inning single that broke up a no-hit bid by Philadelphia righty Tyler Viza. "Hitting's hard. I'm thankful I'm a pitcher."

So are his Double-A Altoona teammates. Coley (4-2) surrendered two hits over seven innings, fanning six and walking one in the Curve's 2-0 shutout of the Fightin Phils at Reading's hitter-friendly FirstEnergy Stadium.

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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Gwinnett's Acuna homers on four-hit night

Atlanta's top prospect busts out of slump, drives in two runs

By Michael Avallone | July 25, 2017 1:38 AM ET

Ronald Acuna's meteoric rise through the Minor Leagues has left him on the doorstep of "The Show," both literally and figuratively.

And while the top Braves prospect shouldn't be house hunting in Atlanta, having a few of the city's better realtors on speed dial might not be a bad idea

Michael Avallone is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him 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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RockHounds' Holmes puts up seven zeros

A's No. 9 prospect rediscovers command, allows three hits

By Michael Peng | July 25, 2017 1:20 AM ET

The fastball command Grant Holmes seemed to lose nearly three weeks ago appears to be back.

In a July 8 outing against Double-A Tulsa in which Oakland's No. 9 prospect surrendered a career-high eight runs through five innings, Holmes struggled to harness what he said was "the best stuff I've had all year."

But since then, the 21-year-old right-hander has rediscovered that control. He turned in seven scoreless innings in Midland's 13-1 rout of Frisco on Monday at Security Bank Ballpark. Holmes allowed three hits, struck out five and didn't walk a batter for the first time since June 20.  

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

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Tovalin collects six RBIs in Tri-City debut

Astros infield prospect smacks slam on two-homer, four-hit night

By Andrew Battifarano | July 25, 2017 1:02 AM ET

Three days after hearing he was headed to the New York-Penn League, Adrian Tovalin suited up in his first game with the ValleyCats. With four swings of the bat, the Astros infield prospect made quite the introduction.

Tovalin belted a grand slam and a solo homer as part of a career-high six-RBI game to power Class A Short Season Tri-City to a 9-1 win over Vermont on Monday at Centennial Field. He finished 4-for-4 and scored four times in his New York-Penn League debut.

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

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Siri extends hitting streak to 30 games

Reds outfielder singles in third frame on two-hit night for Dragons

By Chris Tripodi | July 24, 2017 11:26 PM ET

Jose Siri continues to inch closer to Midwest League history.

The Cincinnati outfield prospect ran the longest hitting streak in the Minor Leagues this season to 30 games Monday, going 2-for-4 and scoring a run as Class A Dayton topped Burlington, 3-1. The multi-hit game was his second straight and his sixth in his past 11 games.

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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Ynoa headed to Braves in Garcia deal

Twins send No. 22 prospect to Atlanta in three-player trade

By Sam Dykstra | July 24, 2017 6:01 PM ET

The heavily rumored on-again, off-again Jaime Garcia-to-the-Twins deal is officially on again, and a pitching prospect is going the other way. 

The Braves have acquired No. 22 Twins prospect Huascar Ynoa in the deal that sent Garcia and catcher Anthony Recker to Minnesota, both clubs announced Monday. The Twins will also receive cash considerations in the deal.

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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