Braves prospects sweep Appy awards

Ball named Player of the Year; Stallings takes top pitching honor

Bruce Ball and Mitch Stallings each moved up to Class A Rome after dominating for Rookie Advanced Danville. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | August 23, 2019 5:26 PM ET

Braves prospects Bryce Ball and Mitch Stallings were named Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively as the Appalachian League named its end-of-season All-Stars.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Benitez, Martinez suspended for performance-enhancers

Dominican Summer Leaguers to sit for 72 games following violations

By Danny Wild | August 23, 2019 4:56 PM ET

White Sox Minor Leaguer Francisco Benitez and Royals outfielder Jarvis Martinez were suspended for 72 games on Friday after both tested positive for banned substances.

Danny Wild is an editor for 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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Manning, Dalbec excel among Eastern elites

Tigers, Red Sox prospects highlight league's All-Star selections

Matt Manning and Bobby Dalbec both proved themselves in their first tastes of the upper Minors at Double-A this season.

By Chris Tripodi | August 23, 2019 1:58 PM ET

MLB.com's No. 27 overall prospect Matt Manning and No. 2 Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec were both among the Eastern League leaders in several categories this season.

Chris Tripodi is a producer for MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @christripodi. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Thomas, Franco headline MWL All-Stars

D-backs outfielder, Rays shortstop take home top honors

Alek Thomas and Wander Franco were honored following their first tastes of a full-season league. (Emily Jones, Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | August 23, 2019 1:38 PM ET

D-backs outfielder Alek Thomas was named MVP and Rays shortstop Wander Franco took Prospect of the Year honors as the Midwest League rolled out its end-of-season All-Star list.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Texas notes: Hooks' Ivey continues climb

Astros No. 7 prospect on track after midseason UCL scare

A third-round pick in 2017, Tyler Ivey is 4-0 with a 1.57 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 61 strikeouts over 46 innings. (John Moore/Amarillo Sod Poodles)

By Troy Schulte | August 23, 2019 11:22 AM ET

Other than missing some time with a "mild UCL sprain," Tyler Ivey's first taste of Double-A has been smooth. The third-round pick in 2017 is 4-0 with a 1.57 ERA over 46 innings for Corpus Christi.

Troy Schulte 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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Vibes' Lindell seizing his second chance

Brewers righty rebounds from '17 release with rebuilt approach

Karsen Lindell struck out 54 through his first 38 1/3 innings back in the Milwaukee organization this year. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | August 23, 2019 10:47 AM ET

After the Brewers' Karsen Lindell was released on the heels of his third straight shoddy pro campaign, the righty rebuilt his game on the mound. This year, he's an All-Star in the Milwaukee system.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of August 22

Nats' Rutledge hurls five scoreless; A's Calabuig goes 5-for-5

Jackson Rutledge posted his third scoreless outing in his last six appearances. (Rick Nelson/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | August 23, 2019 10:26 AM ET

Nationals right-hander Jackson Rutledge tossed five scoreless innings for Hagerstown while A's outfielder Chase Calabuig posted his first career five-hit game for Double-A Midland.

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Hooks' Whitley earns first Double-A win

No. 2 Astros prospect matches season high with nine K's

Forrest Whitley has struck out 15 batters over his last two starts in the Texas League. (Tammy Tucker/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | August 23, 2019 2:03 AM ET

Houston Astros No. 2 prospect Forrest Whitley allowed two runs over five innings, striking out nine, to earn his first Hooks victory in Corpus Christi's 4-2 win over Arkansas.

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Scrappers wait out delay to make history

Gaddis, Waldron, Sanchez go three innings apiece in no-hitter

The Indians selected Hunter Gaddis in the fifth round of this year's First-Year Player Draft out of Georgia State. (John Amis/AP)

By Michael Avallone | August 23, 2019 12:47 AM ET

Hunter Gaddis, Matt Waldron and Luis Sanchez threw three innings apiece as Class A Short Season Mahoning Valley no-hit Williamsport in an 8-0 victory Thursday night.

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Grasshoppers' Bae steams through August

Eighth-ranked Pirates prospect collects four hits and five RBIs

Ji-Hwan Bae has posted a .366/.465/.451 slash line through 20 games in August. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | August 22, 2019 11:09 PM ET

Pittsburgh Pirates No. 8 prospect Ji-Hwan Bae posted his first four-hit game since late May and drove in a career-high five runs as Class A Greensboro thumped Delmarva, 11-3.

Tyler Maun is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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