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Cartaya starts June like he ended May, with a HR

No. 1 Dodgers prospect goes yard in fourth consecutive game
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Diego Cartaya, the top-ranked prospect in the Dodgers' organization, has been as potent offensively as advertised over his last eight outings with Double-A Tulsa. While he may have started the season with a .190/.288/.337 slash line in 26 contests, he showed up to Riverfront Stadium for Thursday night's tilt at

Wood introduces power early in Senators' tenure

Top Nats prospect's first Double-A extra-base hit is 9th HR of year
June 1, 2023

James Wood is moving on up, and moving on up with style. The top Nationals prospect clubbed his first Double-A home run on Thursday, his first extra-base hit since being promoted on May 28. Wood sports 60-grade power -- tied with his speed for his highest-graded tool -- and he

Elly De La Crush: The walk-off edition

Cincinnati's top prospect crushes a 432 foot homer for Louisville
May 31, 2023

The streak that Elly De La Cruz is on is starting to feel like a tall tale you might hear from your grandparents, hard to believe and most likely embellished. But the only thing tall about this tale is EDLC's height: 6-foot-5.

Teen sensation Salas lives up to billing in pro debut

Padres phenom doubles, singles and scores Storm's go-ahead run
May 31, 2023

Ethan Salas doesn't even have a learner's permit yet, but the 16-year-old phenom already has a license to hit. The Padres’ No. 3 prospect skipped over the Rookie-level Complex League entirely and was assigned to Single-A to begin his professional career. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Salas scored the

The Road to The Show™: Who’s up next?

Reds' De La Cruz, Mets' Mauricio knocking on door to Majors
May 30, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. For top prospects throughout the Minors, two months of play can go a long way toward revealing which

Scorching May drives Mayer to the Sea Dogs

Boston's top prospect slashed .290/.366/.524 with Greenville
May 28, 2023

Marcelo Mayer is officially too hot for the South Atlantic League. Baseball's No. 5 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, has been promoted to Double-A Portland after tearing the cover off the ball with High-A Greenville. The news was reported first by the Boston Globe's Alex Speier and confirmed by

Elly's massive May rolls on with two-homer night

MLB's No. 4 prospect socks two more homers, has nine this month
May 26, 2023

Reds fans far and wide entered 2023 envisioning the day when top prospect Elly De La Cruz would reach Cincinnati. That day might be rapidly approaching. It’s hard to find a hitter hotter than De La Cruz, the fourth-ranked prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, who has spent the month

Bats all, folks! De La Cruz sends one into orbit

MLB's No. 4 prospect clears scoreboard with 117.7 mph homer
May 25, 2023

Elly De La Cruz hit a ball over the entire State of New York. Now lest anyone think an overactive imagination is involved, MLB Pipeline's No. 4 prospect actually did slug a baseball over New York, albeit the Empire State-shaped scoreboard in left-center-field at Triple-A Syracuse's NBT Bank Stadium. Nevertheless,

Mariners' stars of past lead way to Futures Game

Reynolds, Ibañez named managers; Beltré, King Felix will coach
May 24, 2023

When the All-Star Game returns to the Emerald City for the first time in 22 years this July, it will have a distinctive Seattle flavor. Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that a pair of former Mariners will manage the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, with Harold Reynolds leading the AL

'Trust in my abilities:' Walker stays red-hot

MLB's top prospect slugs homer, adds two big hits for Memphis
May 24, 2023

Jordan Walker has been under a microscope since he broke camp with the Cardinals to start the season. The low point that followed his historic hitting streak -- being sent down to Triple-A to, among other things, work on his ground-ball rate -- came with struggles that are hard for

Mayer's latest career first powers Drive's offense

Top-ranked Red Sox prospect swats his way to multihomer game
May 23, 2023

All that Marcelo Mayer accomplished during his first full professional season in 2022 proved why he's regarded as one of baseball's best young talents. But as impressive as his performance was last year, it pales in comparison to what he's done through the first seven weeks of 2023. Baseball's No.

The Road to The Show™: Marlins’ Berry

Miami's No. 3 prospect building toward breakout in first full season
May 23, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked Marlins prospect Jacob Berry. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. In his first professional action, the game hasn’t come

De La Cruz caps another big week with loooong ball

Top Reds prospect demolishes a 465 foot home run for Louisville
May 21, 2023

Remember last June when Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz got called up and seemed to break a Statcast record in every game he played? Well, this season in Triple-A, top Reds prospect Elly De La Cruz has picked up where Oneil left off. De La Cruz recorded three hits over 116

Quero backs Top 100 ranking with two HRs

Brewers prospect plates career-high five after entering elite list
May 21, 2023

Jeferson Quero moved into MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list on Saturday, and wasted no time showing why Sunday. The day after sliding into the No. 100 spot, Quero swatted two home runs in Double-A Biloxi's 9-7 win over Chattanooga. And that wasn't even the most productive outing of the

Amador's trio of homers sparks slugging Spokane

No. 2 Rockies prospect enjoys huge night as club swats 7 taters
May 21, 2023

Adael Amador cannot be stopped. The No. 2 Rockies prospect put on a show Saturday, hitting three home runs in five at-bats in a 13-5 Spokane victory over Everett. These home runs -- his sixth, seventh and eighth of the season -- came on the heels of a two-hit night,

Lookout! Marte's homers are twice as nice

No. 2 Reds prospect goes deep twice and for seventh time in May
May 20, 2023

Double-A Chattanooga is on a roll, and there’s no surprise that Noelvi Marte is at the center of it all. On Friday night, the Lookouts extended their win streak to four games with a 6-4 victory over the Biloxi Shuckers. Marte, the MLB's No. 23 overall prospect, went deep twice

Rolling Royce: Lewis swats pair of solo homers

No. 2 Twins prospect records first multihomer game of 2023
May 20, 2023

Royce Lewis is a gamer, plain and simple. In his fifth game back after suffering a torn ACL on May 29 of last year, the No. 36 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline slugged two homers in his first multihomer game of the season. The driving factor for his hot start

Their Patriot-ic duty? Hitting homers in same games

Domínguez, Wells both go yard for second time in three contests
May 19, 2023

The Yankees' top two prospects -- Jasson Domínguez and Austin Wells -- have flashed a lot of home run power this season for Double-A Somerset. Lately, they've been taking over games with their pop together. Domínguez, New York's top-ranked prospect, has clubbed six in 31 games, while No. 2 Wells

Holliday's latest career first: A five-hit performance

Top Orioles prospect adds five RBIs, four runs for High-A Aberdeen
May 17, 2023

Just 24 hours after being thwarted of a chance at his first pro cycle due to rain, Jackson Holliday upped the ante: a five-hit, five-RBI, four-run night in which MLB’s No. 3 overall prospect raised his OPS through the first six weeks of play to 1.206. Notching a quintet of

History made: Keith does what nobody else has

Tigers prospect cycles, homers twice on 6-hit, 7-RBI night for Erie
May 17, 2023

Colt Keith put on an offensive performance for Double-A Erie on Tuesday that just might make someone look at the box score twice to make sure their eyes aren't playing tricks on them. The No. 87 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline smacked two home runs in four innings, then he

Holliday soars to new heights for IronBirds

Baseball's No. 3 prospect racks up career-high 6 RBIs in cycle bid
May 17, 2023

Only Mother Nature could stop Jackson Holliday on Tuesday. But the No. 3 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline still managed to rack up a career-high six RBIs while falling a single short of the cycle through five frames in High-A Aberdeen's rain-shortened 8-7 loss to Winston-Salem.

Player of the Week Spotlight: Orioles' Colton Cowser

No. 3 Orioles prospect continues to pound on door to the Majors
May 16, 2023

Colton Cowser isn't just knocking on the door to the bigs, he's dismantling it. For the second time in the first six weeks of the season, MLB's No. 31 overall prospect was named Minor League Player of the Week in the International League. Highlighted by his second multihomer performance of

The Road to The Show™: Nationals’ House

No. 94 overall prospect finding his place in Washington’s rebuild
May 16, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Nationals prospect Brady House. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. After an unusual start, Brady House’s professional career seems

Holy Cowser! Colton turns Tides with 2 HRs

No. 3 O's prospect rebounds from 4-K night with multihomer game
May 12, 2023

The youth movement has landed in Baltimore. The Orioles sit in second place in the AL East, fueled by a group of homegrown talents still in their 20s. The young guns have given a jolt of energy to a franchise that can expect even more impact players in the near

Bats all! Encarnacion-Strand hits 471-foot homer

No. 6 Reds prospect matches second-longest Triple-A dinger in '23
May 11, 2023

If competition does indeed breed success, Triple-A Louisville is in good hands. After Elly De La Cruz smoked a 118.8 mph double before popping two lengthy homers on Tuesday, it was Christian Encarnacion-Strand's turn in the spotlight. The No. 6 Reds prospect did not miss.