Prospect Roundup: Games of August 16

Cards' Woodford hurls a gem; M's Rodriguez debuts in style

Jake Woodford is one of three Pacific Coast League starting pitchers with an ERA under 4.00. (Jorge Salgado/El Paso Chihuahuas)

August 17, 2019 10:52 AM ET

Cardinals right-hander Jake Woodford gave up one hit over six shutout innings for Triple-A Memphis, while Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez had three hits in his California League debut.

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River Cats' Davis splashes three homers

Giants prospect records trifecta in first four innings of romp

Eleven of Jaylin Davis' 18 hits since being acquired by the Giants have gone for extra bases. (Ralph Thompson/Sacramento River Cats)

By Joe Bloss | August 17, 2019 2:28 AM ET

Giants prospect Jaylin Davis clubbed three homers and drove in five runs as Triple-A Sacramento steamrolled to a 17-7 win over Reno on Friday night.

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

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RockHounds' Diaz has career night

A's prospect smacks pair of homers, drives in seven runs

Edwin Diaz is batting .289 with three homers and 13 RBIs in his last 10 games. (Lance Carter/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | August 17, 2019 12:47 AM ET

A's prospect Edwin Diaz blasted two homers and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead Double-A Midland to an 8-0 romp over Corpus Christi on Friday.

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

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Hermosillo hammers trifecta for Bees

Angels No. 27 prospect posts Salt Lake's third hat trick of '19

Michael Hermosillo has hit multiple homers in three of his last nine games. (Salt Lake Bees)

By Katie Woo | August 17, 2019 12:26 AM ET

Angels No. 27 prospect Michael Hermosillo recorded Triple-A Salt Lake's third three-homer game of the season as the Bees pounded El Paso Chihuahuas, 12-5, on Friday night.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Mayfield boards three-homer Express

Astros infielder records first career hat trick, drives in six runs

With 24 homers, Jack Mayfield eclipsed his previous career best of 20 set in 2017. (Jim Redman/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | August 17, 2019 12:10 AM ET

Astros infielder Jack Mayfield powered Triple-A Round Rock to a 13-3 win over Oklahoma City with one of three three-homer games in the Pacific Coast League on Friday night.

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Kernels' Javier has another four-hit night

Twins No. 7 prospect doubles twice; Canterino posts zeros

Wander Javier is 6-for-11 (.545) with three RBIs and two runs scored in his last three games. (Dennis Hubbard/Sports N More Photography)

By Jordan Wolf | August 16, 2019 11:20 PM ET

Twins No. 7 prospect Wander Javier matched his career high with four hits on Friday night as Class A Cedar Rapids blanked Wisconsin, 4-0.

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Mets' Baty records first three-hit game

First-round pick homers, doubles twice, scores three runs

Brett Baty has 23 hits -- 15 for extra bases -- in 33 games at the Rookie Advanced level. (Allen Greene/Kingsport Mets)

By Duane Cross | August 16, 2019 9:49 PM ET

Mets No. 2 prospect Brett Baty recorded his first career three-hit game, homering and doubling twice, as Rookie Advanced Kingsport thumped Pulaski, 6-1, on Friday night.

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Twins' Krol among four pitchers suspended

Braves' Diaz, Cubs' Encarnacion, M's Mejia to miss 72 games

Lefty reliever Ian Krol has split the 2019 season between Triple-A Louisville and Rochester. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Danny Wild | August 16, 2019 4:15 PM ET

Veteran reliever Ian Krol was among four Minor Leaguers suspended for drug-related violations by Major League Baseball on Friday. Krol, who is currently with Triple-A Rochester, was suspended 50 games without pay after his second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Danny Wild is an editor for 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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SAL notes: Shewmake shining in pro debut

Braves first-rounder makes big impact in heart of Rome lineup

Braden Shewmake is batting .325/.396/.481 with three homers, 39 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in his first 50 games. (Mills Fitzner/Rome Braves)

By Bill Ballew | August 16, 2019 10:46 AM ET

Fresh off an impressive run with Texas A&M, Braden Shewmake became the 21st overall selection in the Draft and started his career with Rome. The shortstop has settled in quickly with the Braves.

Bill Ballew 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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RiverDogs promotion draws rave reviews

Helen McGuckin Night takes home Promo of the Month for July

By Mackenzie Parker | August 16, 2019 10:46 AM ET

On July 9, Charleston held a theme night dedicated to persuading Helen McGuckin, a Level 7 Local Guide on Google, to change her two-star rating to five -- an effort that's earned Minor League Baseball's Promotion of the Month.

Mackenzie Parker 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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