Hot bats, stingy pitchers load Triple-A ballot

From Express' Alvarez to Indians' Keller, All-Star rosters stacked

The Astros' Yordan Alavrez and Bucs' Mitch Keller among big names on the ballot. (Jim Redman/MiLB.com; Austin Friedline/Indianapolis Indians)

By Kelsie Heneghan | May 24, 2019 11:36 AM ET

Voting on the Triple-A All-Star Ballot, presented by the Grilling All-Stars, began Friday and runs through June 21. Send your favorite players to El Paso, Texas!

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Tucker takes Express to three-hit night

Astros No. 2 prospect belts two-run homer, scores two times

Kyle Tucker went 9-for-19 (.474) with five extra-base hits and seven RBIs over the past five games. (Round Rock Express)

By Duane Cross | May 24, 2019 2:07 AM ET

Houston Astros No. 2 prospect Kyle Tucker was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer as Triple-A Round Rock lost to San Antonio, 11-6, on Thursday night.

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Padres' Naylor set for Major League debut

Ninth-ranked San Diego prospect belted 10 homers for El Paso

Josh Naylor ranks fifth in the Pacific Coast League with 55 hits this season. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

By Andrew Battifarano | May 23, 2019 10:48 PM ET

The Padres promoted ninth-ranked prospect Josh Naylor to the Majors after he hit 10 home runs through the first two months of the season for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas.

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Sneed flirts with perfection for Express

Astros right-hander retires first 22 batters in bid for history

The outing marked the third time in his career that Cy Sneed pitched at least six hitless innings. (Julia Price/Round Rock Express)

By Michael Avallone | May 22, 2019 11:00 PM ET

Houston Astros right-hander Cy Sneed retired the first 22 batters en route to eight one-hit innings as Triple-A Round Rock beat San Antonio, 4-0.

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Naylor paces potent Chihuahuas' offense

Padres No. 9 prospect belts two homers, plates four in rout

Josh Naylor posted his second two-homer game of the season and the sixth of his professional career. (Tim Campbell)

By Duane Cross | May 21, 2019 2:29 AM ET

San Diego Padres No. 9 prospect Josh Naylor homered twice and drove in four runs as Triple-A El Paso battered Albuquerque, 21-10, on Monday night.

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Kieboom continues Fresno power surge

Top Nationals prospect has gone yard in three of his last four

Carter Kieboom has hit safely in seven of his 10 games since returning to Fresno on May 9. (Fresno Grizzlies)

By Shlomo Sprung | May 21, 2019 1:32 AM ET

Top Washington Nationals prospect Carter Kieboom homered for the third time in four games in Triple-A Fresno's 4-3 win over Sacramento in 10 innings Monday.

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Aces' Tomas goes yard four times

D-backs outfielder plates eight, teammate Szczur hits for cycle

Yasmany Tomas batted .291/.323/.513 entering the game and raised his OPS by over 100 points. (Jamie Harms/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | May 20, 2019 5:42 PM ET

Arizona D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas went 5-for-6 with eight RBIs and teammate Matt Szczur hit for the cycle in Triple-A Reno's 25-8 win over Tacoma on Monday.

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'Topes' Mundell maintains torrid pace

Rockies No. 29 prospect collects three more hits, two RBIs

Brian Mundell is batting .413/.491/.630 in 12 games since coming off the injured list on May 3. (Albuquerque Isotopes)

By Shlomo Sprung | May 19, 2019 12:59 AM ET

Rockies No. 29 prospect Brian Mundell went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs in his fifth straight multi-hit game as Triple-A Albuquerque cruised to a 12-2 win over visiting El Paso.

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Aces' Cron belts Minors-best 18th homer

Red-hot D-backs prospect doubles twice, drives in five runs

Kevin Cron is 8-for-12 with four homers, 11 RBIs and six runs scored in his last three games. (Reno Aces)

By Joe Bloss | May 18, 2019 2:02 AM ET

D-backs prospect Kevin Cron blasted his Minor League-leading 18th homer, doubled twice and drove in five runs in Triple-A Reno's 7-6 win over Tacoma on Fridai.

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Alvarez muscles way to pro-best six RBIs

Astros No. 3 prospect homers twice, doubles in Express' victory

Yordan Alvarez leads the Pacific Coast League in batting (.410), homers (17) and RBIs (53). (Jim Redman/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | May 16, 2019 11:44 PM ET

Houston Astros No. 3 prospect Yordan Alvarez homered twice, doubled, drove in six and scored three runs as Triple-A Round Rock downed Nashville, 10-4, on Thursday.

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