SAL notes: Rockies' Lavigne remains patient

Tourists first baseman rounding out profile while racking up walks

New Hampshire native Grant Lavinge leads the South Atlantic League with 28 walks in 41 games for Asheville. (Marc Hunt/Asheville Tourists)

By Bill Ballew | May 24, 2019 11:36 AM ET

The 42nd overall pick in the 2018 Draft, Rockies prospect Grant Lavigne knows he possesses plenty of power but wants to stay focused on becoming a complete player with the Tourists.

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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Hot bats, stingy pitchers load Triple-A ballot

From Express' Alvarez to Indians' Keller, All-Star rosters stacked

The Astros' Yordan Alavrez and Bucs' Mitch Keller among big names on the ballot. (Jim Redman/MiLB.com; Austin Friedline/Indianapolis Indians)

By Kelsie Heneghan | May 24, 2019 11:36 AM ET

Voting on the Triple-A All-Star Ballot, presented by the Grilling All-Stars, began Friday and runs through June 21. Send your favorite players to El Paso, Texas!

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

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Lewis, India headline FSL All-Star rosters

First-rounders Swaggerty, Larnach also tapped for June 15 game

The Twins' Royce Lewis will play for the South Division; the Reds' Jonathan India will lead the North. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com; Tony Capobianco)

By Danny Wild | May 24, 2019 10:52 AM ET

Twins top prospect Royce Lewis and Reds No. 4 prospect Jonathan India headline the list of players headed to Jupiter next month for the 2019 Florida State League All-Star Game.

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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Toolshed: Revisiting the 2018 Draft

How first-rounders are faring one year after hearing names called

Casey Mize has already climbed from the top of the Draft to Double-A. (Carlos Osorio/AP, Mark Olson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | May 24, 2019 10:43 AM ET

One year after the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Toolshed looks at how each of the 30 first-round picks have done since hearing their names called.

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 May 23

Marlins' Harrison plates four; Orioles' Hall strikes out 10

Monte Harrison has five RBIs in his last three games for Triple-A New Orleans. (Parker Waters/New Orleans Baby Cakes)

By Joe Bloss | May 24, 2019 10:36 AM ET

Third-ranked Marlins prospect Monte Harrison drove in four runs for Triple-A New Orleans and Orioles No. 3 prospect DL Hall struck out 10 batters for Class A Advanced Frederick.

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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Tucker takes Express to three-hit night

Astros No. 2 prospect belts two-run homer, scores two times

Kyle Tucker went 9-for-19 (.474) with five extra-base hits and seven RBIs over the past five games. (Round Rock Express)

By Duane Cross | May 24, 2019 2:07 AM ET

Houston Astros No. 2 prospect Kyle Tucker was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer as Triple-A Round Rock lost to San Antonio, 11-6, on Thursday night.

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

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Report: Rays' McKay headed to Triple-A

Baseball's No. 29 prospect posted 1.30 ERA over 41 2/3 frames

Brendan McKay leads the Southern League with a 1.30 ERA, an 0.82 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | May 24, 2019 1:07 AM ET

Brendan McKay is expected to head to the International League and start for the Durham Bulls on Tuesday after posting a 1.30 ERA over 41 2/3 innings for the Montgomery Biscuits.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Madrigal's mad dash for Winston-Salem

No. 5 White Sox prospect swipes career-high three bases

Nick Madrigal has stolen 12 bases in 16 attempts through his first 40 games of the season. (Ben Sandstrom/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | May 23, 2019 11:47 PM ET

Chicago White Sox No. 5 prospect Nick Madrigal walked three times and stole a career-high three bases as Class A Advanced Winston-Salem edged Fayetteville, 4-3, in 10 innings.

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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O's Rom reels off another scoreless gem

Club's No. 27 prospect hasn't allowed run in May for Shorebirds

Drew Rom has struck out at least five hitters in seven of his eight appearances this season for Delmarva. (Joey Gardner/FotoJoe)

By Katie Woo | May 23, 2019 11:36 PM ET

Baltimore Orioles No. 27 prospect Drew Rom allowed two hits over six innings in his fourth consecutive scoreless start as Class A Delmarva routed Lakewood, 14-0.

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Lux living large at plate for Drillers

Dodgers No. 2 prospect records four hits in second straight

Gavin Lux leads the Texas League in total bases (95) and runs scored (34) this season. (Tim Campbell/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | May 23, 2019 11:33 PM ET

Los Angeles Dodgers No. 2 prospect Gavin Lux turned in his second straight four-hit performance with a homer in Double-A Tulsa's 8-3 win over Northwest Arkansas.

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

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