NYPL notes: Harris' patience paying off

A's No. 26 prospect starts strong with Vermont after elbow injury

In his first pro season, Hogan Harris has a 2.70 ERA with 33 strikeouts over seven appearances for the Lake Monsters. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Craig Forde | July 23, 2019 10:38 AM ET

Drafted in the third round by the A's in 2018, Hogan Harris did make his pro debut until this year due to an elbow injury. Despite the delay, the left-hander hasn't missed a beat with the Lake Monsters.

Craig Forde is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Rays' Jones comes through in clutch

No. 22 overall pick blasts go-ahead, three-run shot in the ninth

Greg Jones' .856 OPS ranks eighth in the Class A Short Season New York-Penn League. (Sandy Tambone/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | July 21, 2019 9:53 PM ET

Rays' first-round Draft pick Greg Jones blasted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning of the Class A Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades' 4-2 win over Lowell.

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Rutledge just perfect for Doubledays

It was 12 up and 12 down in top Nationals pick's longest pro start

Jackson Rutledge sports a 3.00 ERA through three starts in the New York-Penn League. (Rick Nelson/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | July 21, 2019 7:15 PM ET

It was 12 up and 12 down for first-rounder Jackson Rutledge as the Class A Short Season Auburn Doubledays fell to West Virginia, 5-3, on Sunday.

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Rizer posts third cycle in IronBirds history

O's seventh-rounder collects five knocks, drives in three runs

Johnny Rizer raised his average 37 points to .300 after his milestone effort in the New York-Penn League. (Aberdeen IronBirds)

By Rob Terranova | July 20, 2019 11:17 PM ET

Orioles prospect Johnny Rizer hit for the cycle, going 5-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored, as Class A Short Season Aberdeen rolled to an 11-0 blanking of Staten Island on Saturday.

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'Seinfeld' Night brings home the Marble Rye

No shrinkage in Cyclones' annual tribute to show about nothing

An Elaine Benes look-alike did '"the little kicks" at Brooklyn's MCU Park during the team's annual "Seinfeld" Night. (Brooklyn Cyclones)

By Shlomo Sprung | July 19, 2019 10:27 AM ET

The Brooklyn Cyclones' "Seinfeld" Night has become one of the most successful annual promotions in Minor League Baseball, and the sixth annual theme night was another smash hit.

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Top Tigers pick Greene ticks off firsts

Fifth overall pick records inaugural NYPL home run, stolen base

Riley Greene has batted .400 in seven games since his promotion from the Gulf Coast League. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | July 16, 2019 12:59 AM ET

Fifth overall pick Riley Greene homered, stole a base and drove in four runs as Class A Short Season Connecticut Tigers downed Tri-City, 14-10, on Monday.

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Lee delivers big night for ValleyCats

Astros first-rounder sets career highs with three RBIs, four runs

Korey Lee led the University of California with 57 RBIs as a junior this season. (Tri-City ValleyCats)

By Andrew Battifarano | July 10, 2019 10:54 PM ET

Astros first-rounder Korey Lee matched a career high with three hits and set personal bests with three RBIs and four runs scored as Class A Short Season Tri-City beat State College, 14-7, on Wednesday.

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NYPL notes: Liniak goes the extra mile

Tigers prospect covering lots of territory on both sides of the ball

Outfielder Kingston Liniak got into three New York-Penn League games in his debut season last year. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Craig Forde | July 9, 2019 10:58 AM ET

Tigers prospect Kingston Liniak is using his speed to cover lots of ground on defense and working on hitting to the opposite field for Class A Short Season Connecticut.

Craig Forde is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Muckdogs' Smith delivers with small ball

Marlins outfield prospect goes career-high 5-for-6 in 14-2 rout

Milton Smith II's .423 average leads the league's next best hitter, Lowell's Gilberto Jimenez, by 66 points. (John Anderson/Batavia Daily News)

By Joe Bloss | July 8, 2019 11:25 PM ET

Miami Marlins outfield prospect Milton Smith II singled five times and scored three runs as Class A Short Season Batavia defeated State College, 14-2, on Monday.

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Perkins fans all he faces in pro debut

Orioles' 16th-rounder perfect in two frames of relief for IronBirds

Drafted out of James Madison, Shelton Perkins tossed 26 pitches, 19 for strikes, in his Minor League debut. (JMU Athletics)

By Duane Cross | June 27, 2019 11:57 PM ET

Baltimore Orioles' 16th-round pick Shelton Perkins was perfect over two frames in his pro debut during Class A Short Season Aberdeen's 4-3 loss in 10 innings to Brooklyn.

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