Head of the Class: Double-A

Braves' Waters, Tigers' Mize sparkled during season's first half

Mississippi's Drew Waters showed his power during the Southern League All-Star Game. (Michael Krebs/Biloxi Shuckers)

By Josh Jackson | July 8, 2019 9:55 AM ET

Mississippi Braves outfielder Drew Waters and Erie SeaWolves right-hander Casey Mize were the standouts of the Double-A level in the first half of the season. Who's on the way in the second half?

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Garcia sparks Sens with four-hit night

Second-ranked Nats prospect surging since end of May

Luis Garcia is batting .331 with 15 runs scored in 27 games since the end of May. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | July 3, 2019 12:07 AM ET

Nationals No. 2 prospect Luis Garcia racked up a season-high four hits and drove in two runs Tuesday as Double-A Harrisburg rolled to an 11-2 triumph over Richmond.

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EL notes: Braymer gets boost in new role

Nationals prospect finding success as full-time Senators starter

Ben Braymer is 4-4 with a 2.51 ERA over 13 starts in his first taste of Double-A with the Senators. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Craig Forde | June 26, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Having played the role of swingman for much of his career, Nationals lefty Ben Braymer is finding even more success at Double-A Harrisburg this year thanks to his defined role as a starter.

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Reynolds does it all in Grizzlies' wild win

Nats farmhand records first five-hit game, pitches one inning

Matt Reynolds is hitting .379/.455/.690 with three homers and nine RBIs in nine games in June. (Fresno Grizzlies)

By Brian Stultz | June 23, 2019 7:39 PM ET

Matt Reynolds homered, drove in four runs and scored four times in his first career five-hit game and pitched an inning as Triple-A Fresno crushed Salt Lake, 22-9, on Sunday.

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Kieboom reaches five times for Grizzlies

No. 21 overall prospect has eight hits in last three games

Carter Kieboom has produced multiple hits in 18 of his 40 games with Fresno this season. (Fresno Grizzlies)

By Joe Bloss | June 23, 2019 1:20 AM ET

Top Nationals prospect Carter Kieboom collected four htis and reached base in five of his six plate appearances Saturday as Triple-A Fresno outslugged Salt Lake, 13-12.

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Braymer brilliant over eight no-hit frames

Nationals No. 23 prospect retires final 20 batters in clincher

Ben Braymer is holding Eastern League opponents to a .190 batting average in 12 starts. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | June 12, 2019 10:09 PM ET

Nationals No. 23 prospect Ben Braymer did not allow a hit over a career-high eight frames, but Double-A Harrisburg dropped a 1-0, 10-inning decision at Richmond on Wednesday.

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Garcia spurs Senators with four-hit night

Nats No. 2 prospect has multiple hits in six of last 15 games

Luis Garcia has scored 28 runs, tied for eighth-most in the Eastern League. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | June 8, 2019 11:24 PM ET

Second-ranked Nationals prospect Luis Garcia went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI on Saturday night as Double-A Harrisburg topped Reading, 6-1.

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Grizzlies' Hernandez has two-homer inning

Veteran Nationals outfielder drives in four in eight-run outburst

Yadiel Hernandez recorded the fourth multi-homer game of his three-year Minor League career. (Fresno Grizzlies)

By Michael Avallone | June 5, 2019 11:32 PM ET

Nationals outfielder Yadiel Hernandez bookended an eight-run fourth inning with a pair of homers and drove in four as Triple-A Fresno rolled past New Orleans, 10-4, on Wednesday.

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Nats' Crowe puts in well-rounded effort

No. 4 prospect homers, sets career high with 7 1/3 innings

Wil Crowe has posted a 1.19 WHIP over 10 starts in the Eastern League this season. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | May 27, 2019 7:53 PM ET

Washington Nationals No. 4 prospect Wil Crowe hit the first home run of his career and went a career-high 7 1/3 innings to lead Double-A Harrisburg over Reading, 4-3.

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Kieboom continues Fresno power surge

Top Nationals prospect has gone yard in three of his last four

Carter Kieboom has hit safely in seven of his 10 games since returning to Fresno on May 9. (Fresno Grizzlies)

By Shlomo Sprung | May 21, 2019 1:32 AM ET

Top Washington Nationals prospect Carter Kieboom homered for the third time in four games in Triple-A Fresno's 4-3 win over Sacramento in 10 innings Monday.

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