Head of the Class: Class A Short Season

Giants' Labour, D-backs' Frias blossomed during the summer

Franklin Labour tallied a 1.030 OPS in 41 Northwest League games. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 25, 2019 10:27 AM ET

Giants No. 20 prospect Franklin Labour and D-backs No. 15 Luis Frias dazzled with the bat and on the rubber, respectively, in Class A Short Season competition in 2019.

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Cyclones rally to first outright NYPL title

Mets No. 24 prospect Mangum, Duplantis lead comeback victory

Brooklyn earned its second New York-Penn League title and first since being declared co-champions in 2001. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 10, 2019 9:40 PM ET

New York Mets prospect Yoel Romero's RBI single snapped a seventh-inning tie and Class A Short Season Brooklyn held on to defeat Lowell, 4-3, to win the New York-Penn League championship.

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Jimenez, Spinners hit back in NYPL Finals

No. 7 Red Sox prospect's clutch single forces decisive Game 3

Lowell's Gilberto Jimenez led the New York-Penn League in batting with a .359 average. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 9, 2019 10:21 PM ET

Boston Red Sox No. 7 prospect Gilberto Jimenez stroked a two-run single in Class A Short Season Lowell's 3-1 win over Brooklyn in Game 2 of the New York-Penn League Finals.

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Bryant, Cyclones spin within win of title

Mets righty gives up hit, three walks over six innings in Game 1

Garrison Bryant logged 2.39 ERA over 14 appearances with Brooklyn this season. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | September 8, 2019 4:17 PM ET

New York Mets righty Garrison Bryant allowed one hit over six scoreless innings to pilot Class A Short Season Brooklyn to a 2-1 win over Lowell in Game 1 of the New York-Penn League Finals.

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Adon lifts Cyclones into NY-Penn Finals

Mets outfield prospect homers, rips walk-off double in ninth

Ranfy Adon gets doused after driving in the winning run in the ninth inning. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 6, 2019 10:21 PM ET

Mets prospect Ranfy Adon ripped a walk-off double in the ninth inning to give Brooklyn a 4-3 win over Hudson Valley and a berth in the New York-Penn League Championship Series.

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Allan, Cyclones stay alive with shutout

Mets No. 4 prospect twirls two perfect frames in one-hitter

Third-rounder Matthew Allan posted a 2.61 ERA between two levels in his first taste of professional ball. (Brooklyn Cyclones)

By Jordan Wolf | September 5, 2019 11:57 PM ET

New York Mets No. 4 prospect Matthew Allan threw two spotless innings as Class A Short Season Brooklyn defeated Hudson Valley, 1-0, in the New York-Penn League semifinals.

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Jones' two-run shot powers Renegades

Ninth-ranked Rays prospect hits go-ahead two-run shot in fifth

Greg Jones batted .335 with 13 doubles and 39 runs scored in 48 games during the regular season. (Sandy Tambone/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | September 4, 2019 10:14 PM ET

Ninth-ranked Tampa Bay Rays prospect Greg Jones hit a go-ahead two-run homer to lead Class A Short Season Hudson Valley past Brooklyn, 5-4, in Game 1 of the New York-Penn League semifinals.

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Martinez leads Batavia to division title

Marlins prospect posts six zeros as Muckdogs defeat Auburn

The Batavia Muckdogs celebrate after beating Auburn on Sept. 2. (Ronal Reynoso)

By Shlomo Sprung | September 2, 2019 5:13 PM ET

Miami Marlins prospect Edgar Martinez allowed two hits over six scoreless innings as Class A Short Season Batavia blanked Auburn, 7-0, to win the New York-Penn League's Pinckney Division title.

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Renegades' Jones has monster night at dish

Rays No. 9 prospect records first five-hit game, drives in three

Greg Jones is batting .360 with 33 runs scored in 37 games since the end of June. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | August 31, 2019 9:50 PM ET

Rays No. 9 prospect Greg Jones went 5-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored to lead Class A Short Season Hudson Valley to a 9-1 romp over Aberdeen on Saturday.

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Mets promote Baty, Allan to Brooklyn

First-, third-rounder head to NYPL for possible playoff run

Brett Baty and Matthew Allan are each in their first pro seasons. (Allen Greene/Kingsport Mets, Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | August 29, 2019 2:06 PM ET

The Mets promoted No. 2 prospect Brett Baty and No. 4 prospect Matthew Allan to Class A Short Season Brooklyn with the New York-Penn League playoffs looming.

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