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At both Class A Lexington and Class A Advanced Wilmington, Bubic was electric on the mound. The sixth-ranked Royals prospect fanned 185 batters while keeping hitters to a .199 average over 149 1/3 innings between the two levels. The 6-foot-3 lefty posted a 2.23 ERA and 0.97 WHIP while notching an 11-5 record in 26 starts.
The 19-year-old lefty posted a career-best 2.26 ERA and 144 strikeouts over 111 2/3 innings while going a combined 10-4 between Class A Fort Wayne and Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. Cantillo, the Padres' No. 16 prospect, walked just 34 and held opposing batters to a .179 average while posting a 0.93 WHIP.
The ninth-ranked Giants prospect was ready for his first season at Class A, putting up a 9-3 record and 1.76 ERA over 122 2/3 frames for Augusta. In 27 appearances, the 6-foot-2 southpaw held hitters to a .171 average, fanned 172 and put up 32 scoreless innings over a five-game stretch from July 18 to Aug. 10.
Prior to being promoted to the Marlins and being involved in a trade to the D-backs, Gallen was lights-out for Triple-A New Orleans, notching a 9-1 record and 1.77 ERA in 91 1/3 Pacific Coast League innings. The 24-year-old held batters to a .153 average while whiffing 112 in 14 appearances.
After missing last season due to injury, the third-ranked Mariners prospect made up for it with an outstanding 2019, posting a combined 10-5 record, 2.13 ERA and 0.95 WHIP across three levels. The 14th overall pick in the 2018 Draft racked up 165 strikeouts over 135 frames in 26 starts.
The 6-foot-3 lefty put it all together during the 2019 campaign, dominating for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore with a 1.02 ERA and 110 strikeouts before being promoted to Double-A Amarillo. In five starts in the Texas League, MLB.com's fourth-ranked prospect held hitters to a .250 average. The 20-year-old proved he was worthy of the third overall pick in the 2017 Draft.
At three different levels, Gray's performance stayed consistent. The fourth-ranked Dodgers prospect posted a combined 2.28 ERA with 147 K's over 130 innings and put up a record of 11-2 while holding hitters to a .207 average. The 21-year-old didn't drop a decision until his 18th start, starting the campaign 8-0.
It didn't matter at what level the ninth-ranked Astros prospect was pitching, he simply put hitters away. In seven appearances for Class A Advanced Fayetteville, 17 for Double-A Corpus Christi and two for Triple-A Round Rock, Javier held batters to a .130 average and fanned 170 while posting a 1.74 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 113 2/3 innings.
In his second professional season, Ryan rose through the Rays' ranks, starting at Class A Bowling Green and ending at Double-A Montgomery with a stop at Class A Advanced Charlotte along the way. At every level, the Rays' No. 15 prospect proved to be difficult to hit, posting a combined 1.96 ERA over 123 2/3 innings with 183 K's while holding hitters to a .173 average.
Sometimes overshadowed by Casey Mize and Matt Manning, the fourth-ranked Tigers prospect put up some eye-popping numbers in his time at both Class A Advanced Lakeland and Double-A Erie: 2.24 ERA with 179 strikeouts over 122 2/3 innings. He held hitters to a .196 average and posted a 1.01 WHIP in his 24 combined starts.