Cal notes: JetHawks' Vilade gives back

Rockies prospect helps special needs kids through foundation

Ryan Vilade is among the league leaders in batting, on-base percentage, stolen bases and runs scored. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Merisa Jensen | April 22, 2019 12:18 PM ET

Off to a strong start with the Lancaster JetHawks, Rockies No. 8 prospect Ryan Vilade gives back to the game through a foundation that helps children with special needs and disabilities.

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Promo Preview: Omaha joke becomes reality

Storm Chasers April Fools' gag morphs into Potholes theme night

By Benjamin Hill | April 22, 2019 10:23 AM ET

On April Fools' Day, the Omaha Storm Chasers announced that they would play as the Potholes. That joke is now reality: Potholes Night is April 24.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of April 21

Waters hits first Double-A homer; Rays' Lowe goes deep twice

Drew Waters ranks among the Southern League leaders in batting, hits, slugging percentage and OPS. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | April 22, 2019 10:11 AM ET

Braves infielder Drew Waters clubbed his first Double-A home run, while Rays outfielder Josh Lowe recorded the first multi-homer game of his Minor League career.

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Senzel to make season debut Tuesday

Out since March 25, top Reds prospect will join Louisville

Top Reds prospect Nick Senzel played in extended spring training games this week in Arizona. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography)

By Joe Bloss | April 21, 2019 10:27 PM ET

Out with an ankle injury since March 25, top Reds prospect Nick Senzel will report to the Triple-A Louisville and make his season debut on Tuesday night.

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Nunez hits three homers in Isotopes romp

Rockies prospect plates six; Ramos ties record with eight RBIs

Dom Nunez totaled 54 home runs over his first six Minor League seasons. (Albuquerque Isotopes)

By Jordan Wolf | April 21, 2019 7:33 PM ET

Dom Nunez belted three homers and drove in a career-high six runs and Rockies No. 26 prospect Roberto Ramos had eight RBIs as Triple-A Albuquerque buried Tacoma, 23-2, on Sunday.

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Naylor, France go back-to-back twice

Padres prospects power Chihuahuas in romp over Aces

Josh Naylor ranks second in the Pacific Coast League with 20 runs scored in 18 games. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

By Katie Woo | April 21, 2019 6:47 PM ET

San Diego Padres prospects Josh Naylor and Ty France went yard twice in a row twice Sunday, powering Triple-A El Paso to a 10-2 victory over Reno.

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Escobar's five hits pace Knights' barrage

Former AL All-Star has three doubles, hit streak reaches seven

Alcides Escobar is batting .393, fifth highest in the International League. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Duane Cross | April 21, 2019 6:27 PM ET

Chicago White Sox veteran Alcides Escobar had five hits, including three doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored as Triple-A Charlotte routed Norfolk on Sunday.

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Harrison heating up at plate for New Orleans

Miami's No. 3 prospect notches three hits, two walks to lead rout

Monte Harrison has hits in six straight games since starting his season 4-for-20 over five contests. (Parker Waters/New Orleans Baby Cakes)

By Tyler Maun | April 21, 2019 5:31 PM ET

Miami Marlins No. 3 prospect Monte Harrison had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two walks and three runs as New Orleans routed Omaha, 10-0, on Sunday.

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Keller puts six zeros on board for Indy

Pittsburgh's top prospect allows two hits while striking out eight

Mitch Keller has whiffed 18 batters over 20 innings in the International League this year. (Dave Wegiel/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | April 21, 2019 4:59 PM ET

Top Pittsburgh prospect Mitch Keller allowed two hits and struck out eight over six scoreless innings as Triple-A Indianapolis defeated Louisville, 2-1, in 11 innings Sunday.

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Robert day-to-day with left hand injury

No. 37 overall prospect left Dash's Saturday night with contusion

Luis Robert leads the Carolina League with a .475 average, six homers, 18 RBIs, 28 hits and 16 runs scored. (Ben Sandstrom/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | April 21, 2019 3:20 PM ET

Chicago White Sox No. 4 prospect Luis Robert is day-to-day after departing Class A Advanced Winston-Salem's doubleheader nightcap with a hand contusion.

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