SAL notes: Howlett takes hold of opportunity

No. 14 Red Sox prospect showing his potential as late-round pick

Selected in the 21st round in 2018, Brandon Howlett is hitting .252 with five homers and 17 doubles in 79 games. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Bill Ballew | July 19, 2019 11:43 AM ET

A 21st-round pick in 2018, Greenville third baseman Brandon Howlett has gotten off to a solid start in the pros and remains confident with his decision to sign with the Red Sox out of high school.

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'Seinfeld' Night brings home the Marble Rye

No shrinkage in Cyclones' annual tribute to show about nothing

An Elaine Benes look-alike did '"the little kicks" at Brooklyn's MCU Park during the team's annual "Seinfeld" Night. (Brooklyn Cyclones)

By Shlomo Sprung | July 19, 2019 10:27 AM ET

The Brooklyn Cyclones' "Seinfeld" Night has become one of the most successful annual promotions in Minor League Baseball, and the sixth annual theme night was another smash hit.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of July 18

Bart a Giant in San Jose, Brewers' Grisham stays red-hot

San Jose's Joey Bart has gone deep nine times and driven in 30 runs through 42 games. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone and Joe Bloss | July 19, 2019 10:15 AM ET

Top Giants prospect Joey Bart homered twice for Class A Advanced San Jose and Brewers No. 30 Trent Grisham stayed hot with four hits for Triple-A San Antonio.

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Urias, Chihuahuas sluggers make PCL heel

Padres No. 2 prospect smacks team's 201st homer of season

Baseball's No. 20 overall prospect Luis Urias parked his 19th homer of the season. (Jorge Salgado/El Paso Chihuahuas)

By Katie Woo | July 19, 2019 2:17 AM ET

San Diego Padres No. 2 prospect Luis Urias clubbed Triple-A El Paso's 201st long ball of the season -- the most in the league in the 21st century -- en route to a 7-4 win over Reno.

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Biloxi turns wild triple play on way to win

Catcher McDowell, shortstop Caldwell get Shuckers out of jam

Catcher Max McDowell contributed to all three outs recorded in the Shuckers' first triple play. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | July 18, 2019 11:20 PM ET

Catcher Max McDowell and Biloxi notched the Milwaukee Brewers' Double-A affiliate's first triple play with a strikeout and two outs on the basepaths in a 7-3 win over Mobile.

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Watkins falls short in 'Wolves' no-no hunt

Tigers right-hander retires 26 batters before exiting after single

Spenser Watkins' other scoreless start this season was a five-inning effort against Binghamton in April. (Erie SeaWolves)

By Joe Bloss | July 18, 2019 11:09 PM ET

Detroit Tigers right-hander Spenser Watkins came a strike away from a no-hitter, leading Double-A Erie to a 3-0 win over Richmond on Thursday night.

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Pfeifer provides fire on mound for Frogs

Braves left-hander strikes out 17 over eight scoreless innings

Philip Pfeifer ranks fifth in the Florida State League with 94 strikeouts over 78 innings this season. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

By Rob Terranova | July 18, 2019 10:17 PM ET

Atlanta Braves left-hander Philip Pfeifer struck out a pro-best 17 over a career-long eight scoreless frames to pace Class A Advanced Florida past Palm Beach, 4-2.

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Knights' Robert seeing twice as much power

Top White Sox prospect homers smacks another two long balls

Charlotte's Luis Robert has hit safely in all seven International League games he's played in. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Michael Avallone | July 18, 2019 9:58 PM ET

One week after homering twice and driving in seven runs in his Triple-A debut, top Chicago White Sox prospect Luis Robert popped two more long balls to power Charlotte past Buffalo, 6-0.

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Lux, Garlick power 18-run Dodgers romp

No. 2 Dodgers prospect belts five hits; outfielder homers thrice

Gavin Lux and Kyle Garlick combined for eight hits and four home runs in the matinee. (Megan Filipowski and Cody Roper/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 18, 2019 5:51 PM ET

Dodgers No. 2 prospect Gavin Lux notched his first career five-hit game and outfielder Kyle Garlick homered three times to lead Triple-A Oklahoma City to an 18-5 win over Iowa on Thursday.

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Rockies' Welker moved to injured list

No. 57 overall prospect out for Hartford with undisclosed injury

Colton Welker hit eight homers through 82 games for Hartford before his suffering his injury. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 18, 2019 3:15 PM ET

Rockies No. 2 prospect Colton Welker has been placed on the Double-A Hartford injured list with an undisclosed injury, the team announced Thursday.

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