Castro twirls stellar outing for Erie

No. 21 Tigers prospect whiffs 11 over season-high seven frames

Anthony Castro picked up his first double-digit strikeout performance in over two years. (Terrance Williams/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | June 19, 2019 4:17 PM ET

No. 21 Detroit Tigers prospect Anthony Castro allowed one run on a hit and a walk while whiffing 11 over seven frames as Double-A Erie topped Portland, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon.

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Photos: All-Stars show off skills around MiLB

Epic bat flips, ice baths, fireworks highlight events to remember

Chris Betts gets an ice bath after winning the Midwest League All-Star Home Run Derby in South Bend. (Travis Berg/MiLB.com)

June 19, 2019 2:30 PM ET

All-Stars took the field across the country this week in the Carolina, California, Florida State, Midwest, South Atlantic and Southern Leagues. Take a look at the scenes from MiLB.com's photographers.

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Toolshed: Bucs' Martin back in many ways

First baseman returns to West Virginia as All-Star, homer leader

Greensboro's Mason Martin has produced a 1.007 OPS over 42 games since May 1. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | June 19, 2019 10:57 AM ET

Pirates No. 28 prospect Mason Martin is back in West Virginia for the South Atlantic League All-Star Game as the circuit's home run leader one year after he struggled and was demoted from that level.

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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Prospect Roundup: Games of June 18

Brewers' Nottingham drives in six; Braves' Kingham tosses CG

Jacob Nottingham sports a slash line of .277/.382/.446 in the Pacific Coast League this season. (Cody Roper/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | June 19, 2019 10:34 AM ET

Brewers No. 16 prospect Jacob Nottingham collected four hits and drove in six runs for the Missions, while Braves prospect Nolan Kingham tossed his third complete game of the year for the Fire Frogs.

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

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On way out, Karaviotis leads North to win

Double-A-bound outfielder shines in Cal League All-Star Game

Mark Karaviotis ranks fifth in the league with a .386 on-base percentage and sixth with a .286 batting average. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Josh Jackson | June 19, 2019 3:02 AM ET

Bound for Double-A, D-backs prospect Mark Karaviotis went 3-for-5 with two RBIs to earn MVP honors as the North Division beat the South, 7-1, at the California League All-Star Game.

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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Turchin sends North to SAL All-Star triumph

Orioles prospect delivers go-ahead three-run double in eighth

Doran Turchin ranks eighth in the South Atlantic League with 41 RBIs in 62 games. (West Virginia Power)

By Derek Taylor | June 19, 2019 1:11 AM ET

Orioles prospect Doran Turchin delivered a three-run double as the North Division scored five times in the eighth inning to beat the South, 6-2, at the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

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Freeman heading to Carolina League

Indians No. 3 prospect will bring .319 career average to Hillcats

Tyler Freeman compiled a .292/.382/.424 slash line and a circuit-leading 51 runs in 61 games. (Paul DiCicco/Lake County Captains)

By Michael Avallone | June 19, 2019 1:09 AM ET

Cleveland Indians No. 3 prospect Tyler Freeman will head to the Class A Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats following the Midwest League's All-Star break.

Michael Avallone is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @MavalloneMiLB. MiLB.com's Curt Rallo contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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All Betts are on at Midwest All-Star Game

Home Run Derby champ plies trade again to give East victory

Chris Betts sets off a raucous celebration for the East with two long balls in the Home Run Derby. (Curt Rallo/MiLB.com)

By Curt Rallo | June 19, 2019 12:42 AM ET

After winning the Home Run Derby on Monday, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Chris Betts again applied his slugging skills to give the East the win in the extra session.

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Robert puts on show at All-Star Game

Top White Sox prospect triples, doubles to earn MVP honors

Luis Robert has 36 extra-base hits, including 12 homers, in 60 games across two levels this season. (Michael Krebs/Biloxi Shuckers)

By Bill Vilona | June 19, 2019 12:21 AM ET

Luis Robert showed why he's MLB.com's No. 5 overall prospect, collecting a triple, double and two RBIs to earn MVP honors and lead the North Division to a 7-3 win at the Southern League All-Star Game.

Bill Vilona 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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Banks' roll helps Carolina North rally to win

Nationals outfield prospect belts eighth-inning three-run homer

Carolina League All-Star MVP Nick Banks, who collected MVP honors, gets doused with Gatorade by his Potomac teammates. (Alexis Oser)

By David Driver | June 18, 2019 11:47 PM ET

Washington Nationals outfielder Nick Banks belted an eighth-inning three-run homer and snared MVP honors as the North collected an 8-7 victory in the Carolina League All-Star Game.

David Driver is a freelance writer from Maryland and can be reached at @DaytonVaDriver and davidsdriver.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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