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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Whoopie Pies give Portland fans a treat

Sea Dogs' rebrand brings battle over dessert's origin to EL

The Whoopie Pies were not only the team's first foray into a food identity, but first temporary name change whatsoever. (Portland Sea Dogs)

By Josh Jackson | June 25, 2019 10:25 AM ET

The Portland Sea Dogs are among the latest teams to take on an identity honoring a locally beloved food, as they suited up as the Maine Whoopie Pies to take on Reading last week.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of June 24

Barons' Rutherford racks up four hits; Indians' Keller dominates

Blake Rutherford's four-hit showing for Birmingham was his first such game at Double-A. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

June 25, 2019 10:11 AM ET

Chicago White Sox No. 8 prospect Blake Rutherford notched his first four-hit game at Double-A while top Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Mitch Keller pitched into the eighth inning for the first time this year.

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Volcanoes homer in four straight at-bats

Salem-Keizer's power erupts with five long balls in fourth inning

Ricardo Genoves belted two home runs and finished with a game-high four RBIs for Salem-Keizer. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | June 25, 2019 1:21 AM ET

Class A Short Season Salem-Keizer belted four consecutive home runs and five overall in the fourth inning and rolled up 15 hits en route to a 13-3 rout of Everett at Funko Field.

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Jones pumps up Lynchburg's offense

Cleveland's No. 2 prospect drives in four, scores four times

Nolan Jones is batting .304 with an .888 OPS, six homers and 36 RBIs for the Hillcats. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | June 24, 2019 11:32 PM ET

Cleveland Indians No. 2 prospect Nolan Jones went 3-for-3, driving in four runs and scoring four times, to fuel Class A Advanced Lynchburg's 11-5 win over Frederick.

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Benson stands out in packed Rome order

Behind Shewmake and Langeliers, Atlanta prospect plates six

Griffin Benson's previous career high in RBIs was four, last notched on July 28, 2018 in the Appy League. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | June 24, 2019 11:05 PM ET

Atlanta Braves infield prospect Griffin Benson went 3-for-3 with a homer, a career-high six RBIs and three runs in Class A Rome's 12-3 rout of Charleston.

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Jax looking good for Blue Wahoos

No. 23 Twins prospect outduels Marlins' rehabbing Smith

Griffin Jax has allowed two earned runs over his last 13 1/3 Southern League innings. (Ed Gardner/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | June 24, 2019 10:44 PM ET

Minnesota Twins No. 23 prospect Griffin Jax scattered a pair of hits over seven scoreless frames as Double-A Pensacola dropped a 4-2 decision to Jacksonville on Monday.

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Garcia leads Thunder in combined no-no

Yankees No. 4 prospect followed by Acevedo, Alvarez in feat

Deivi Garcia also threw seven perfect innings in Class A Advanced Tampa's no-hitter last year. (Rudy C. Jones/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | June 24, 2019 10:17 PM ET

New York Yankees No. 4 prospect Deivi Garcia struck out nine in five innings and Domingo Acevedo and Daniel Alvarez hurled two frames apiece as Double-A Trenton no-hit Reading in a 7-0 victory.

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Astros' Bielak taking off at Triple-A

Houston's No. 12 prospect fans nine over seven one-hit innings

Brandon Bielak has struck out 60 batters in 60 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A in 2019. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | June 24, 2019 6:03 PM ET

Astros No. 12 prospect Brandon Bielak allowed one hit and one walk while striking out nine over seven scoreless innings Monday to lead Triple-A Round Rock to a 6-4 win at Iowa.

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