Hayes snags honor from Pirates

No. 2 prospect named Minor League Player of the Year

Ke'Bryan Hayes ranked fourth in the Eastern League with 31 doubles and 10th with a .293 batting average. (Terrance Williams/MiLB.com)

By Daren Smith | September 21, 2018 6:58 PM ET

Ke'Bryan Hayes, who homered in the All-Star Futures Game, on Friday was named the Pirates' Minor League Player of the Year, while J.T. Brubaker took Pitcher of the Year honors.

Daren Smith 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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A's promote catcher Murphy to Triple-A

No. 51 overall prospect returned from wrist injury this week

Sean Murphy would rank 10th in the Texas League in batting if he had enough plate appearances to qualify. (Ben Sandstrom/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | August 31, 2018 7:53 PM ET

Four days after returning from the disabled list, third-ranked A's prospect Sean Murphy was promoted from Double-A Midland to Triple-A Nashville.

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

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Stripers' Riley rips three hits, plates five

Braves No. 4 prospect extends hitting streak to nine games

Austin Riley is finishing the season strong at Triple-A Gwinnett. (Karl L. Moore/Gwinnett Stripers)

By Chris Tripodi | August 30, 2018 2:59 PM ET

Braves No. 4 prospect Austin Riley went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and extended his hitting streak to nine games as Triple-A Gwinnett topped Norfolk on Thursday, 8-3.

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Hooks' Whitley returns to disabled list

Top Astros prospect scratched from last start with lat discomfort

Forrest Whitley allowed one run or fewer in six of his eight outings this season. (Shawn E. Davis/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | August 28, 2018 7:38 PM ET

Top Houston Astros prospect Forrest Whitley was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Corpus Christi Hooks due to a strained lat muscle.

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White Sox shut down right-hander Cease

No. 44 overall prospect has thrown career-high 124 innings

Dylan Cease is tied for fifth among all Minor Leaguers with 160 strikeouts over 124 innings. (Michael Wade/Birmingham Barons)

By Chris Tripodi | August 24, 2018 7:44 PM ET

Dylan Cease, the No. 2 pitching prospect in the White Sox system, has been shut down by the organization after reaching his innings limit.

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Astros' Diaz, two other players suspended

Brewers' Hernandez, Cubs' Light receive 76-, 50-game bans

Carlos Diaz is a career .199/.259/.240 hitter in 48 games in the Gulf Coast League. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | August 24, 2018 7:22 PM ET

Astros outfielder Carlos Diaz was suspended Friday along with two other Rookie-level prospects for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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Eloy stays hot with four hits for Knights

Top White Sox prospect notches fourth multi-hit game in last six

Eloy Jimenez has a 1.014 OPS at Triple-A Charlotte after posting a .925 mark with Double-A Birmingham. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | August 23, 2018 4:04 PM ET

Top White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez went 4-for-5 on Thursday afternoon as Triple-A Charlotte lost to Norfolk, 9-8.

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P-Nats' Braymer spins seven hitless frames

Left-hander perfect through six, whiffs nine in extra-inning loss

Despite a 1.06 ERA while allowing six hits in 17 innings, Ben Braymer hasn't notched a win in August. (Gary Dize/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi and Andrew Battifarano | August 14, 2018 8:19 PM ET

Washington Nationals lefty Ben Braymer was perfect through six frames, but Class A Advanced Potomac fell to Myrtle Beach, 1-0, in nine innings in Tuesday's opener.

Chris Tripodi is a producer for MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @christripodi. Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Swaggerty, Freeman among NYPL All-Stars

Pirates' first-round pick, league's top hitter lead South

Pirates first-round pick Travis Swaggerty is off to a strong start in the New York-Penn League. (Sandy Tambone/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | August 7, 2018 5:53 PM ET

Travis Swaggerty and Tyler Freeman headline the rosters for the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, which is set for Tuesday, Aug. 14, in State College, Pa.

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Sea Dogs' Hart hurls two-hit shutout

Left-hander bests Tigers' Burrows, retires final 11 batters of game

Kyle Hart is 3-1 with a 2.56 ERA in five day games this season in the Eastern League. (Portland Sea Dogs)

By Chris Tripodi | August 2, 2018 7:20 PM ET

Kyle Hart wasn't the big-name pitcher on the mound Thursday, but the 25-year-old left-hander stole the show in the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs' 5-0 win over Erie.

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

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