Barrera leads South to Texas All-Star win

A's No. 13 prospect earns MVP honors with three-hit night

Luis Barrera ranks in the top four in the Texas League in batting, slugging percentage and OPS. (Rich Crimi/Tulsa Drillers)

By John Tranchina | June 26, 2019 12:55 AM ET

A's No. 13 prospect Luis Barrera collected three hits and scored twice to earn MVP honors and lead the South Division to a 5-1 win over the North at the Texas League All-Star Game.

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Astros' Martin goes on IL with elbow injury

Houston's No. 4 prospect left Sunday's start after four innings

Corbin Martin appeared in five games in the Majors this season, going 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA. (Jim Redman/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | June 25, 2019 11:18 PM ET

Fourth-ranked Astros prospect Corbin Martin went on the seven-day injured list after leaving Sunday's start for the Triple-A Round Rock Express with elbow discomfort.

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Valera homers, plates six for Scrappers

Fifth-ranked Indians prospect collects career high in hits, RBIs

George Valera tripled his previous career high in RBIs, set last June 16 against Batavia. (Charles Marsh Photography)

By Shlomo Sprung | June 25, 2019 10:55 PM ET

Cleveland Indians No. 5 prospect George Valera collected three hits, including a homer, in Class A Short Season Mahoning Valley's 13-9 loss to State College.

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Roederer hits for the cycle for South Bend

Cubs No. 5 prospect triples in final at-bat to make team history

Cole Roederer is 10-for-14 with seven extra-base hits, six RBIs and five runs scored in his last three games. (Paul R. Gierhart/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | June 25, 2019 10:51 PM ET

Cubs No. 5 prospect Cole Roederer tripled in the ninth inning to complete the cycle -- and his first career five-hit game -- as Class A South Bend rolled past Fort Wayne, 10-4, on Tuesday.

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Sounds' duo teams up for circus grab

Heineman, Lopes present case for catch of the season in win

Christian Lopes secures the grab after an assist by Scott Heineman in shallow right field. (MiLB.TV)

By Rob Terranova | June 25, 2019 10:34 PM ET

Triple-A Nashville right fielder Scott Heineman almost made a diving catch, but second baseman Christian Lopes saved him by snatching the carom for a spectacular out against Memphis on Tuesday.

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Rodriguez shines in Shorebirds' shutout

Top Orioles prospect allows one hit, fans six over five innings

Grayson Rodriguez hasn't allowed more than one earned run in nine of his 11 starts this season. (Joey Gardner/FotoJoe)

By Brian Stultz | June 25, 2019 9:32 PM ET

Top Baltimore Orioles prospect Grayson Rodriguez allowed one hit while striking out six over five innings as Class A Delmarva blanked Lakewood, 5-0, on Tuesday night.

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Jupiter's Garrett unhittable for seven

Miami's No. 7 prospect strikes out career-high 11, walks one

The Marlins selected Braxton Garrett with the seventh overall pick in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. (Jupiter Hammerheads)

By Jordan Wolf | June 25, 2019 9:25 PM ET

Miami Marlins No. 7 prospect Braxton Garrett struck out a career-high 11 and walked one in Class A Advanced Jupiter's 3-0 win over Bradenton on Tuesday.

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O's sending Rutschman to GCL, Aberdeen

Top 2019 pick to open career at lower levels, says team GM

Adley Rutschman ranked sixth in Division I with a .751 slugging percentage as a junior at Oregon State. (David Nishitani/Oregon State Athletics)

By Sam Dykstra | June 25, 2019 3:31 PM ET

Catcher Adley Rutschman, the top overall pick in the 2019 Draft, will open his career in the Gulf Coast League before moving on to Class A Short Season Aberdeen, the Orioles announced Tuesday.

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PCL notes: Monfort takes trip to Albuquerque

Rockies owner discusses relationship with Triple-A affiliate, more

By Chris Jackson | June 25, 2019 11:45 AM ET

Rockies owner Dick Monfort made his yearly visit to Albuquerque and talked to the media about his team's close ties to its Triple-A affiliate, among other topics.

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NYPL notes: Hankins building confidence

Indians prospect off to brilliant start after adjustments to his grip

The 35th overall pick in 2018, Ethan Hankins has not yielded a hit over 8 2/3 innings this season for the Scrappers. (Charles Marsh Photography)

By Craig Forde | June 25, 2019 10:47 AM ET

After a successful debut, Mahoning Valley right-hander Ethan Hankins reflects on some simple grip changes he made in the bullpen prior to his second start.

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