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O's Lowther cruises to Pitcher of Week award

Baltimore's No. 8 prospect fanned 15 in 12 2/3 scoreless innings
May 20, 2019

Zac Lowther already had a good season going before last week. His most recent two starts were nothing short of great. Baltimore's No. 8 prospect struck out 15 batters over 12 2/3 scoreless innings across two starts for Double-A Bowie to claim Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors for

Assad, Duran claim CL's weekly honors

Assad earns award for second consecutive week
May 19, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 20, 2019) - Myrtle Beach right-hander Javier Assad is the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week for a second straight week, while Salem outfielder Jarren Duran pushed his overall batting average north of .400 en route to the league's Player of the Week honor, the league office

Pelicans' Assad maintains marvelous May

Cubs right-hander hasn't allowed a run in 19 innings this month
May 15, 2019

Javier Assad didn't get much run support Wednesday. But as has been the case for the past month, he didn't need it.The right-handed Cubs prospect allowed one hit and a walk while striking out a season-high nine over seven innings in Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach's 1-0 win over Winston-Salem

Bucs' Bolton headlines Pitchers of the Week

No. 27 Pirates prospect leads FSL with 0.77 ERA over six starts
May 13, 2019

Cody Bolton has been arguably the most effective pitcher in the Florida State League this season. For one week, he's inarguably an award winner in the Class A Advanced circuit. The Pirates' No. 27 prospect has been named FSL Pitcher of the Week after tossing a career-high-tying seven scoreless innings

Assad, Remillard claim league honors for May 6-12

Pelicans hurler, Dash infielder post impressive weeks
May 13, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 13, 2019) - Myrtle Beach right-hander Javier Assad and Winston-Salem infielder Zach Remillard have earned the Carolina League's Pitcher and Player of the Week honors, respectively, for May 6-12, the league office announced Monday.One week after making national headlines with a soccer-esque putout, Assad recorded one of

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 9

O's Hall racks up the K's; Mariners' Kelenic enjoys double dip
May 10, 2019

Orioles LHP DL Hall, Class A Advanced Frederick: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K -- After struggling to a 5.40 ERA through his first four starts, Baltimore's No. 3 prospect came out of the bullpen to stifle any hope of a Potomac rally. Hall recorded eight of

Kickin' it: Cubs' Assad pulls off wild out

Pelicans pitcher recovers from fumble, boots assist to first
May 4, 2019

Cam Balego headed to the first base bag anticipating a no-sweat putout. Then he found himself doing his best Tim Howard impression.Balego was on the receiving end of one of the unlikeliest outs of the season -- any season, really -- when he caught a kicked ball at first from

Assad helps Emeralds pull even in NWL Finals

Cubs righty allows one hit, strikes out nine in six scoreless innings
September 11, 2017

With 2017 first-round Draft pick Brendon Little getting the start in Game 2 of the Northwest League Championship Series on Sunday night, the odds of Javier Assad getting his share of attention figured to be slim.Instead, the 20-year-old had the spotlight all to himself.

Takahashi headlines Pitchers of the Week

D-backs prospect wins Cal League award with eight one-hit innings
August 28, 2017

Bo Takahashi fell short of throwing a no-hitter, but it was still more than enough to stand above the rest this week. The D-backs prospect was named the California League's Pitcher of the Week on Monday after taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his last start for Class