Hoerner speeds up for first Double-A dinger

Cubs No. 2 prospect races around the bases for third pro homer

After going No. 24 overall in the Draft, Nico Hoerner went yard for two different clubs within a nine-day span last July. (Tennessee Smokies)

By Shlomo Sprung | April 23, 2019 12:18 AM ET

Second-ranked Chicago Cubs prospect Nico Hoerner raced around the bases for an inside-the-park home run in Double-A Tennessee's 4-2 loss to Chattanooga.

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SL Weekly Awards: April 15-21

Lien, Supak Swipe SL Weekly Awards

April 22, 2019 10:54 AM ET

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to announce that Mississippi Braves outfielder Connor Lien has been named Player of the Week while Biloxi Shuckers right-handed pitcher Trey Supak will receive Pitcher of the Week honors. Both awards recognize these players' performances for games during the week of April 15-21.

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Shrimp's Miller notches first five-hit game

Marlins No. 14 prospect triples, doubles, drives in pair of runs

Brian Miller raised his batting average 68 points with his first career five-hit game. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | April 20, 2019 11:59 PM ET

Marlins No. 14 prospect Brian Miller recorded a career-high five-hit night on Saturday, tripling, doubling, driving in two runs and scoring twice in Double-A Jacksonville's 12-7 loss at Biloxi.

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Generals' Chisholm busts out in a big way

Top D-backs prospect goes yard twice, drives in three runs

Jazz Chisholm hit 25 homers in 112 games across two levels last season. (David Rosenblum/Jackson Generals)

By Joe Bloss | April 20, 2019 11:01 PM ET

Top D-backs prospect Jazz Chisholm broke out of a season-opening slump in a big way on Saturday, homering twice to power Double-A Jackson to a 5-1 win over Birmingham.

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Southern notes: Twins' Jax jumps back in

Pensacola hurler, Air Force grad setting sights on 2020 Olympics

Griffin Jax has not allowed a run in Double-A, scattering seven hits and four walks while fanning nine in 10 2/3 innings. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Brian Lester | April 18, 2019 11:31 AM ET

A military commitment put Griffin Jax's baseball career on hold for a bit, but a government program has the Blue Wahoos right-hander back on the field with an eye on a spot in the 2020 Olympics.

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Graterol continues to dominate for Wahoos

Twins No. 3 prospect gives up one hit in seven shutout frames

Brusdar Graterol shares the Southern League lead with 18 strikeouts over 17 1/3 innings. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Shlomo Sprung | April 16, 2019 10:46 PM ET

Twins No. 3 prospect Brusdar Graterol allowed one hit and struck out eight over seven scoreless innings Tuesday in Double-A Pensacola's 3-2, 10-inning loss to Biloxi.

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SL Weekly Awards: April 4-14

Lowe, Smeltzer Secure Opening Week Honors

April 15, 2019 11:45 AM ET

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to announce that Montgomery Biscuits outfielder Josh Lowe has been named Player of the Week, while Pensacola Blue Wahoos pitcher Devin Smeltzer has been tabbed as the league's Pitcher of the Week. Both awards recognize these players' performances for games during the week of April 4-14.

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BayBears' Sandoval K's career-high 11

Angels No. 12 prospect scatters four hits in five shutout frames

Patrick Sandoval has 18 punchouts in nine innings with a 3.00 ERA in two starts for Mobile. (Fernando Gutierrez Jr./MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | April 14, 2019 8:51 PM ET

Los Angeles Angels No. 12 prospect Patrick Sandoval scatters four hit over five frames as Double-A Mobile defeated Mississippi, 2-0, to earn a twinbill sweep Sunday.

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Braves' Pache breaks out with four RBIs

Fourth-ranked prospect one off career high in Mississippi's win

Cristian Pache delivered his first multi-hit game of the season in the Southern League. (Ed Gardner/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | April 11, 2019 12:54 AM ET

Fourth-ranked Atlanta prospect Cristian Pache doubled, singled and finished an RBI short of his career high in Double-A Mississippi's 9-4 win over Mobile.

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McKay fans 11 in Double-A mound debut

Rays No. 3 prospect sets career high in 4 2/3-inning outing

Brendan McKay posted a 3.21 ERA with 54 strikeouts over 47 2/3 innings with Class A Advanced Charlotte last season. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | April 10, 2019 11:05 PM ET

Tampa Bay Rays No. 3 prospect Brendan McKay recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings as the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits dropped a 4-3 decision to Biloxi.

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