Diaz notches first professional hat trick

Twins infielder plates five in Miracle's first three-homer game

Lewin Diaz stretched his hitting streak to seven games while hitting safely in his last nine of 11. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | May 16, 2019 10:49 PM ET

Minnesota Twins infield prospect Lewin Diaz homered three times in a game for the first time in his career and drove in five runs as Class A Advanced Fort Myers held off Bradenton, 13-7.

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Graterol exits gem early as precaution

No. 62 prospect felt trap tightness, not expected to miss time

Brusdar Graterol ranks fifth in the Southern League with a 1.91 ERA through seven starts for Pensacola. (Daniel Vinn/Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Sam Dykstra | May 8, 2019 4:48 PM ET

Twins No. 3 prospect Brusdar Graterol was pitching well for Double-A Pensacola Wednesday before being lifted in the sixth inning with trapezius tightness. He is expected to make his next start.

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Healthy Kirilloff heating up for Wahoos

Twins No. 2 prospect triples in his first three-hit game of year

Alex Kirilloff has notched at least one hit in four of five games since being activated from the injured list. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Tyler Maun | May 6, 2019 10:56 PM ET

Baseball's No. 8 overall prospect Alex Kirilloff tripled and drove in two runs in his first three-hit game of the season, helping to lead Double-A Pensacola to a 6-3 win at Mississippi.

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Miracle's Balazovic perfect in FSL debut

Twins No. 19 prospect fans season-high 10 in seven innings

Jordan Balazovic has 43 strikeouts over 27 2/3 innings between the Midwest and Florida State leagues. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | May 5, 2019 4:45 PM ET

Twins No. 19 prospect Jordan Balazovic pitched seven perfect innings in his Florida State League debut on Sunday, striking out 10, as Class A Advanced Fort Myers blanked Palm Beach, 4-0.

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Red Wings' Gordon shines in season debut

Twins No. 10 prospect rips three hits after missing first month

Nick Gordon entered 2019 as a career .273 hitter with a .704 OPS across five Minor League seasons. (Stephen Pellegrino/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | May 2, 2019 10:59 PM ET

Minnesota Twins infield prospect Nick Gordon went 3-for-5 with one RBI and a run scored in Triple-A Rochester's 7-3 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Twins' Kirilloff activated off Pensacola IL

No. 2 prospect to make Double-A debut in return from wrist injury

Alex Kirilloff is a career .335 hitter over 185 games in the Minor Leagues. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | May 2, 2019 12:06 PM ET

Twins No. 2 prospect Alex Kirilloff is expected to make his season debut Thursday for Double-A Pensacola. Kirilloff missed all of April with a wrist injury.

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Wings' Thorpe ties career high ... again

Twins No. 8 prospect fans 12 for second consecutive start

Lewis Thorpe is second in the International League with 33 strikeouts, one behind Louisville's Lucas Sims. (Bare Antolos/Rochester Red Wings)

By Andrew Battifarano | April 23, 2019 10:08 PM ET

Twins No. 8 prospect Lewis Thorpe fanned 12 for the second straight start, allowing one run on three hits over a career-high eight innings as Triple-A Rochester beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 8-1, on Tuesday.

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Southern notes: Twins' Jax jumps back in

Pensacola hurler, Air Force grad setting sights on 2020 Olympics

Griffin Jax has not allowed a run in Double-A, scattering seven hits and four walks while fanning nine in 10 2/3 innings. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Brian Lester | April 18, 2019 11:31 AM ET

A military commitment put Griffin Jax's baseball career on hold for a bit, but a government program has the Blue Wahoos right-hander back on the field with an eye on a spot in the 2020 Olympics.

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Graterol continues to dominate for Wahoos

Twins No. 3 prospect gives up one hit in seven shutout frames

Brusdar Graterol shares the Southern League lead with 18 strikeouts over 17 1/3 innings. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Shlomo Sprung | April 16, 2019 10:46 PM ET

Twins No. 3 prospect Brusdar Graterol allowed one hit and struck out eight over seven scoreless innings Tuesday in Double-A Pensacola's 3-2, 10-inning loss to Biloxi.

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Top Twins prospect Lewis heats up with bat

Miracle's 19-year-old phenom collects three hits, two runs in win

Royce Lewis has gone 5-for-9 with four runs scored in the past two games for the Miracle. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | April 15, 2019 10:25 PM ET

Royce Lewis posted back-to-back multi-hit games, collecting three hits and two runs as Class A Advanced Fort Myers defeated St. Lucie, 7-3, on Monday.

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