Pioneer notes: Knowles maturing at 18

Angels No. 8 prospect improving approach to off-speed pitches

D'Shawn Knowles batted .471 (8-for-17) with two doubles and two runs scored in his first five games in July. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Fritz Neighbor | July 17, 2019 1:24 PM ET

Still one of the youngest players in the Pioneer League at 18, Angels No. 8 prospect D'Shawn Knowles spent the offseason improving his approach to curveballs and changeups.

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Vibes feel good after switch to short-season

Rocky Mountain staff seeing positives in transition from Triple-A

Antonio Pinero collected 10 extra-base hits through his first 21 games with the Rocky Mountain Vibes. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | July 11, 2019 10:50 AM ET

The transition from Triple-A to the Rookie Advanced-level Pioneer League hasn't been without its challenges for the Rocky Mountain Vibes, but general manager Chris Phillips is already seeing the benefits.

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Orem's Jackson continues power surge

Seventh-ranked Angels prospect goes deep twice, plates four

Jeremiah Jackson's four RBIs matched a career high last set on June 17 against Rocky Mountain. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | July 9, 2019 12:12 AM ET

Los Angeles Angels No. 7 prospect Jeremiah Jackson matched a career high with four RBIs in Rookie Advanced Orem's 12-5 win over Grand Junction.

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Pioneer notes: Lodolo off to rousing start

Reds first-rounder flashing potential in first outings with Billings

The seventh overall pick in June, Nick Lodolo has not allowed an earned run over his first 4 1/3 pro innings. (Paul Ruhter/Billings Mustangs)

By Fritz Neighbor | July 3, 2019 12:09 PM ET

Fresh off a sparkling junior season at Texas Christian, Reds first-rounder Nick Lodolo is now adjusting to professional baseball with the Billings Mustangs.

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Yurchak continues raking for Raptors

Dodgers infielder posts eighth multi-hit outing over 14 games

Justin Yurchak went to the Dodgers from the White Sox in a trade for Manny Banuelos last November. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | July 2, 2019 2:39 AM ET

Los Angeles Dodgers infield prospect Justin Yurchak went 4-for-5 with two homers and six RBIs as Rookie Advanced Ogden pounded Orem, 14-5, on Monday.

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McWilliams drives in seven in Raptors' rout

Dodgers prospect belts pair of homers en route to career night

Sam McWilliams shares the Pioneer League lead with nine extra-base hits and ranks second with 35 total bases. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | June 30, 2019 12:45 AM ET

Dodgers prospect Sam McWilliams homered twice and set a career-high with seven RBIs, powering Rookie Advanced Ogden to a 19-8 romp over Grand Junction on Saturday.

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McConnell keeps rolling for Chukars

Royals second-round pick homers, drives in four runs

Brady McConnell set a University of Florida record for shortstops with 15 homers this season. (Allison Curry)

By Katie Woo | June 29, 2019 12:50 AM ET

Royals second-round Draft pick Brady McConnell homered, drove in four runs and extended his season-long hitting streak for Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls, which rolled past Great Falls, 14-2.

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Chukars' Dungan posts six-hit performance

Royals' ninth-rounder collects two doubles, two RBIs, two runs

Through five games. half of Clay Dungan's 12 hits -- five doubles and a triple -- have been for extra bases. (gosycamores.com)

By Duane Cross | June 23, 2019 10:06 PM ET

Kansas City Royals' ninth-round pick Clay Dungan went 6-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs as Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls throttled Billings, 18-6, on Sunday.

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Martinez racks up career night for Osprey

D-backs prospect goes 5-for-5, homers twice, plates five runs

Francis Martinez ranks among the Pioneer League leaders in eight offensive categories. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | June 20, 2019 1:39 AM ET

Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Francis Martinez went 5-for-5 with a career-high five RBIs, but the Rookie Advanced Missoula Osprey dropped an 8-7 decision to Idaho Falls.

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Bello continues strong start for Vibes

Brewers No. 21 prospect homers twice, drives in five runs

Micah Bello has recorded back-to-back three-hit games for the first time in his brief Minor League career. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | June 16, 2019 10:00 PM ET

Brewers No. 21 prospect Micah Bello went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and a career-high five RBIs to power Rookie Advanced Rocky Mountain to a 13-10 win over Orem on Sunday.

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