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Best Performance

The best single day by any player.
Phillies prospect Spencer Howard capped a year of mixed results with a milestone that punched Lakewood's ticket to the Sally League Finals, then swept staff and fans' choices for Top Performance of the Year. Full story »
BlueClaws' Howard hurls playoff no-no
BlueClaws' Howard hurls playoff no-no
Righty's gem sends Lakewood to Sally League Finals MLB Organization: Phillies

The No. 18 Phillies prospect twirled the first postseason no-hitter in Lakewood history and punched the BlueClaws' ticket to the South Atlantic League Championship Series in a 1-0 victory. Howard fanned nine as he threw 73 of his 103 pitches for strikes. More »

Alonso ties for homer lead in dramatic fashion
First baseman belts 36th long ball in last game at Cashman Field MLB Organization: Mets

The Mets' No. 2 prospect shut off the lights at Las Vegas' Cashman Field with a walk-off blast against Sacramento on Sept. 3 -- a two-run shot that secured a tie atop the Minor League leaderboard with 36 long balls. The 51s are set to open a new ballpark next year as an A's affiliate, while the Mets move their Triple-A franchise to Syracuse. More »

Chiefs' Balestrieri spins all nine in no-hitter
Peoria righty makes Midwest League history in 100-pitch gem MLB Organization: Cardinals

A 27th-round pick in 2017 who opened the season in the Peoria bullpen, Paul Balestrieri entered his June 7 start against Class A Kane County with a disappointing 6.92 ERA. After allowing a baserunner on a two-out error in the first inning, the right-hander retired the next 25 batters and completed the unlikely milestone with his sixth strikeout on his 100th pitch. More »

Deatherage homers thrice in pro debut
Deatherage homers thrice in pro debut
Tigers prospect collects first three-homer game in GCL since 2011 MLB Organization: Tigers

In his Minor League debut, the Tigers' 10th-round selection slugged three home runs and scored four times to lead the Rookie-level GCL Tigers West to a 9-3 victory. It was the first three-dinger effort in the Gulf Coast League since 2011. More »

Stripers' Wilson blazes through record night
Braves No. 10 prospect eclipses club mark with 13 strikeouts MLB Organization: Braves

After two rough outings to begin his tenure with Triple-A Gwinnett, the No. 10 Braves prospect bounced back by breaking the team strikeout record while setting his own career high. The right-hander didn't allow a baserunner until one out in the fourth inning and faced the minimum over eight frames. More »

Clippers' Plutko falls just shy of perfecto
Clippers' Plutko falls just shy of perfecto
Right-hander records Columbus' second no-hitter in nine days MLB Organization: Indians

In his return to the Minors after two starts with Cleveland, the Indians' right-hander retired the first 25 hitters he faced before issuing a walk with one out in the ninth inning. Plutko finished off the second no-hitter for the Clippers in nine days. More »

César streaks into Texas League history
Hooks third baseman hits safely in 38th straight game MLB Organization: Astros

The Astros infield prospect topped a record that stood for nearly 50 years with a double on the first pitch he saw June 21, extending his hitting streak to 38 games. Cesar, who finished 3-for-4 in the game, hit safely in his next four contests before an 0-for-4 performance on June 29 snapped the string. The previous Texas League record was set by Bobby Trevino of the El Paso Sun Kings in 1969. More »

Reyes etches his name into PCL recordbook
Cards fireballer whiffs nine in a row during 13-K outing MLB Organization: Cardinals

The top Cardinals prospect allowed just two baserunners, set down the last 15 batters he faced and became the first pitcher in the 116-year history of the Pacific Coast League to record nine consecutive strikeouts. Reyes matched his career high with 13 whiffs over seven scoreless innings. More »

Gomber strikes out 16 for Redbirds
Left-hander matches franchise's single-game mark MLB Organization: Cardinals

The left-handed hurler tied a franchise single-game record in just his fourth Triple-A start with Memphis. Gomber's 16 punchouts set a career mark as he scattered six hits and did not issue a free pass while throwing 85 of his 112 pitches for strikes in a 3-0 victory over Iowa. More »

Urena truly grand during three-homer game
Mets prospect's nine RBIs set career, Rumble Ponies records MLB Organization: Mets

Through his first four at-bats on Aug. 27, the Mets prospect drove in more runs than he had over his previous 18 games as he set a career high in RBIs and broke the previous Rumble Ponies single-game RBI record of eight set by Jorge Toca in 1999. More »