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Around the Minors: The week of May 10

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
May 16, 2021

Putting a bow on it Will Wilson, the No. 12 Giants prospect, caps off another week of Minor League Baseball with an acrobatic feat for the High-A Emeralds.

Putting a bow on it
Will Wilson, the No. 12 Giants prospect, caps off another week of Minor League Baseball with an acrobatic feat for the High-A Emeralds.

More from the Mariners
The Seattle system is the gift that keeps on giving. The club's second-ranked prospect, Julio Rodríguez, went yard for the fourth straight game -- and the fifth time in his past six -- for High-A Everett.

Dictionary definition of baseball's top prospect
Not only did Wander Franco record his first four-hit game of the season Sunday, but he also made an outstanding play from the hot corner for Triple-A Durham.

And it's only May
Hunter Greene matches a career high with his 10th whiff for the Double-A Lookouts at the Biscuits' expense. The No. 2 Reds prospect set the mark on July 2, 2018 while pitching for Dayton in the Midwest League.

Best use of split-screen ever
The Low-A Fresno feed on MiLB.TV enables us to get multiple looks at the straight steal of home by Colorado's top prospect Zac Veen.

Officially in the zone
No. 3 Yankees prospect Deivi García was pronounced "in the zone" by Triple-A RailRiders skipper Doug Davis after he struck out nine while allowing an unearned run on two hits and a walk against the IronPigs.

Coming through in the clutch
Second-ranked Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio teed off in the ninth inning during his three-hit, four-RBI game for the High-A Cyclones.

Ultimate face plant?
Adley Rutschman sends his third homer of the season off his own face on the Double-A Bowie videoboard in the ninth inning.

May 15
Flashing the leather
Brewers' farmhand Tim Lopes makes a sensational diving play in center field for the Sounds to keep the game tied in the ninth inning.

Can't touch this
Fourth-ranked Brewers prospect Ethan Small, Zach Vennaro, Nathan Kirby and Matt Hardy combined to toss the first nine-inning no-hitter in Biloxi Shuckers franchise history.

Feeling grand
Baseball's top prospect Wander Franco absolutely smoked his first ever pro grand slam. It was the third long ball of the season for the 20-year-old as well as his sixth extra-base hit.


You're going to want to watch this again. Greg Jones makes a sensational play at short for High-A Bowling Green. The No. 8 Rays prospect shows the range, the spin and the arm to get the out in style.

*Blowing out the candles
Christian Colón celebrated his 32nd year in style. The shortstop followed up a nifty play in the field with a moonshot three-run blast over the high wall in left to give his club the lead.

Put it in the books
A trio of Astros pitching prospects -- Jayson Schroeder, Ernesto Jaquez and Angel Macuare -- combined to toss the first no-no in Fayetteville Woodpeckers franchise history.

Hurt so good
Double-A Montgomery wins it on a walk-off hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Sleek threads
The Montgomery Biscuits throw it back to the 1970s retro jerseys look with their City Edition unis that they are rocking on Friday night.

May 13
Look mom, quick hands

Salem left-hander Jorge Rodriguez showed some lightning-quick reflexes on a comebacker, snagging the liner and starting a triple play with second baseman Nick Yorke and first baseman Stephen Scott to end a threat in the fourth inning against Lynchburg.

Don't you forget about me
With a couple of his fellow organizational Top 100 prospects making splashy debuts in Seattle, Taylor Trammell showed there is still talent waiting in the wings in Triple-A Tacoma. The No. 6 Mariners prospect delivered a homer, four RBIs and two runs in the Rainiers' 15-5 rout of Salt Lake.

Look what I found!
Augusta's Stephen Paolini, the No. 29 Braves prospect, hauls in a fast-moving liner by Myrtle Beach's Matt Mervis in Low-A East play.

History in the making
Matt Frisbee tossed six perfect innings and then Joey Marciano, Matt Seelinger and Patrick Ruotolo closed out the first nine-inning no-hitter in Double-A Flying Squirrels history.

The hot corner gets a little hotter
Baseball's No. 1 overall prospect Wander Franco manned third base for Triple-A Durham -- his first time at the position in the Minor Leagues. He foiled a stolen-base attempt by Jacksonville's Jazz Chisholm and made two other plays with relative ease.

Now that's effective
We're both intimidated and going "awwww" at the same time, Turbo. Can only imagine what that game face is like in person for High-A Bowling Green's opponents.

May 12
Anyone for first-rounder homers?
It was tee-off time for Bowie's Adley Rutschman, Pensacola's JJ Bleday, Portland's Triston Casas and Northwest Arkansas' Bobby Witt Jr. tonight.

Brother, can you spare a hit?
Meeting up for the first time in the pro ranks, Triple-A Columbus' Bradley Zimmer lines a single against brother, Kyle Zimmer, who is rehabbing with Omaha. The Major Leaguer gets out of the jam, though, on a sharp defensive play.

How to achieve a milestone
Double-A SeaWolves skipper Arnie Beyeler picks up his 1,000th career win on the heels of five perfect frames from starter Edwin Rodriguez and Riley Greene's first three-hit game of the season.

He won't Steer you wrong
Twins infield prospect Spencer Steer completes a straight steal of home plate against Asa Lacy to put the High-A Kernels on the board against the fourth overall pick in the 2020 Draft and the River Bandits.

May 12
Tuesday's feel-good story
Triple-A Sacramento teed off four times in the second inning against Las Vegas, with the most poignant long ball coming off the bat of Drew Robinson.

Just for starters
On one hand, right-hander Garrett Stallings, Baltimore's No. 28 prospect, twirled five hitless for Aberdeen. And on the other hand ... and the other side, lefty Ken Waldichuk, the No. 27 Yankees prospect, struck out 10 batters over 3 1/3 frames for Hudson Valley.

Why Walker when you can belt and run?
Jordan Walker's still a teenager, but he can hit like a seasoned pro. The sixth-ranked St. Louis prospect sent his second home run of the season a long way for Low-A Palm Beach.

Kid in the Hall
DL Hall delivers another scoreless outing for Double-A Bowie, striking out nine over five innings. In his first two starts of the season, Baltimore's No. 4 prospect has scattered four hits over 9 1/3 frames.

That long ball was Jumbo-sized
Jesús Sánchez smashes a home run out to the concourse beyond the right-field bleachers at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for Triple-A Jacksonville. It was the fourth in 28 at-bats for Miami's No. 6 prospect.

A glowing endorsement
MLB Network's Jon Morosi enjoys the red-carpet treatment given to him by High-A West Michigan.

Home sweet home
Jarren Duran ensures Triple-A Worcester settles in quickly at Polar Park by homering twice in the club's inaugural game at the new friendly confines.

May 11
One good stutter-step deserves another
Jo Adell enjoyed circling the bases so much after his first home run of the night for the Triple-A Bees that he left the yard again two innings later.

Time to invent a 'streak cycle'
Top Arizona prospect Corbin Carroll "settles for a double" to extend his streak of reaching base safely to seven in Low-A Hillsboro's doubleheader opener. The top Arizona prospect Corbin Carroll had homered and tripled in Sunday's game.

Making the grade
Vidal Brujan's pretty happy with the way Opening Week went for him as part of the Triple-A Durham squad.

When the Saints come marching in
One sleep to go until the former independent league denizens known as the St. Paul Saints make their home bow as the Triple-A affiliate of the Twins. Read up on their sojourn in the meantime here.

The opening week that was
What happened during the first week of Minor League Baseball in over a year and a half? Check out the action on and off the field here.