Matias, Melendez portend Royal future

'18 Draft picks Eaton, Isbel also earn Organization All-Star nods

Seuly Matias' hot start produced 31 homers in only 94 games in the South Atlantic League. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | November 7, 2018 9:57 AM ET

Outfielder Seuly Matias and catcher M.J. Melendez were two of the Royals' top Minor League performers in 2018. Matias put on an impressive power display, while Melendez excelled offensively and defensively at age 19.

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Cameron building on ascension in AFL

Tigers No. 8 prospect applies Triple-A lessons, renews old ties

Daz Cameron has hit 24 home runs and stolen 92 bases in 340 career Minor League games. (Jerry Kime/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | October 29, 2018 10:05 AM ET

Detroit Tigers No. 8 prospect Daz Cameron has excelled in the Arizona Fall League by focusing on a more consistent approach and utilizing lessons from a short stint at the Minor Leagues' highest level.

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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.

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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.

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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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