Kirilloff continues to rake for Twins

Ninth overall prospect hitting .364 in Grapefruit League play

Alex Kirilloff is expected to open the season with Double-A Pensacola in the Southern League. (John Bazemore/AP)

March 17, 2019 6:25 PM ET

Second-ranked Twins prospect Alex Kirilloff notched three hits, drove in a run and swiped a bag in Minnesota's 9-8 Grapefruit League loss to Toronto on Sunday.

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Whitley spins another gem for Astros

No. 7 overall prospect fans four over four hitless innings

Forrest Whitley has a 1.50 ERA over 12 innings in four Grapefruit League appearances. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

March 15, 2019 5:29 PM ET

Top Astros prospect Forrest Whitley struck out four and walked two over four hitless innings in a 5-0 blanking of the Cardinals on Friday night in Grapefruit League play.

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Twins send Kirilloff to Minor League camp

No. 9 overall prospect hit .278; Braves reassign Anderson, Waters

Alex Kirilloff ranked 11th among full-season Minor Leaguers last season with a .970 OPS in 130 games. (John Bazemore/AP)

By Kelsie Heneghan | March 8, 2019 7:12 PM ET

The Twins sent Alex Kirilloff, MLB.com's No. 9 overall prospect, to Minor League camp on Friday while the Braves reassigned top prospects Ian Anderson and Drew Waters.

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Farm System Rankings: Overall (10-1)

Padres, Rays, Braves battle for top spot in 2019

San Diego's Fernando Tatis Jr. and MacKenzie Gore are two of MLB.com's top 15 overall prospects. (Charlie Riedel/AP, Fort Wayne TinCaps)

By Sam Dykstra | March 6, 2019 10:08 AM ET

The Padres, Rays and Braves compete for the top three spots as MiLB.com concludes its Farm System Rankings with the top 10 overall systems in the game heading into the 2019 season.

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Giants' Bart stays sizzling in Arizona

Club's top prospect homers, raises OPS to 1.714 this spring

The Giants selected Joey Bart with the No. 2 overall pick in last year's First-Year Player Draft. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

February 27, 2019 5:40 PM ET

Top-ranked San Francisco Giants prospect Joey Bart continued his torrid pace in Cactus League play Wednesday with a home run, a double and two runs scored.

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Lewis strains oblique at Twins camp

No. 5 overall prospect felt sharp pain while fielding grounder

Royce Lewis compiled a .803 OPS across two levels in his first full season in the Minors last year. (Brace Hemmelgarn/Twins)

By Chris Bumbaca | February 23, 2019 10:02 PM ET

Top Twins prospect Royce Lewis suffered a strained oblique muscle Friday while fielding a ground ball at the No. 5 overall prospect's first big league Spring Training.

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Farm system rankings: Pitchers (20-11)

Keller ready to make impact with Bucs; Jays more than big bats

Mitch Keller struck out 57 over 52 1/3 innings in the International League to end last season. (Joe Santry/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | February 19, 2019 11:03 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 20-11, based on pitching talent and depth.

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Farm system rankings: Position players 10-1

Rays still loaded; Jays have talent to back top prospect Vlad Jr.

Wander Franco notched a 1.004 OPS in 61 Appalachian League games last summer. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 13, 2019 10:09 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 10-1, based on the strength of position players.

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Lewis, Kirilloff ticketed for big league camp

Twins' top two prospects receive invitations to Spring Training

In his first full professional season, Royce Lewis hit .292/.352/.451 with 14 homers and 28 stolen bases. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Josh Jackson | January 25, 2019 7:57 PM ET

Top Twins prospects Royce Lewis and Alex Kirilloff have received non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training. It's the first time for both.

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Twins' Schick, two Minor Leaguers suspended

Minnesota righty, Reds' Harding, O's Whitley out 50 games each

Alex Schick has made 13 career appearances in the Twins system. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 25, 2019 5:30 PM ET

Right-hander Alex Schick (Twins), right-hander Junior Harding (Reds) and outfielder Trey Whitley (Orioles) have each been suspended 50 games for violating the Minor League drug policy.

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