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Prospect Roundup: Games of August 16

Cardinals RHP Jake Woodford, Triple-A Memphis: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 K -- St. Louis' No. 15 prospect allowed just a fifth-inning single in his fourth scoreless outing of the season as the Redbirds beat Iowa, 8-2. Woodford faced the minimum in half of his six frames and matched his season high for strikeouts. The 22-year-old is second in the Pacific Coast League with 118 strikeouts over
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RockHounds’ Diaz has career night

Although Edwin Diaz may not have standout numbers against Corpus Christi this season, he's been scorching the ball recently. On Friday, he enjoyed a career night. The A's prospect blasted two homers -- a grand slam and a three-run shot -- and drove in seven runs to power Double-A Midland to an 8-0 romp over the Hooks at Whataburger Field.Video: Diaz blasts second tater of game Diaz struck out on
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River Cats’ Davis splashes three homers

It hasn't mattered if it's the International League or the Pacific Coast League, Jaylin Davis has been a different hitter at Triple-A. The Giants prospect homered three times and plated five runs as Sacramento rolled to a 17-7 romp over Reno on Friday night at Greater Nevada Field. Acquired from the Twins last month in a package for big league reliever Sam Dyson, Davis is hitting .375 with a 1.318
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Hermosillo hammers trifecta for Bees

It's been a homer-happy month for Michael Hermosillo, but Friday served as new territory. The Angels' No. 27 prospect needed only four innings to record his first career three-homer game as Triple-A Salt Lake pounded El Paso, 12-5, at Southwest University Park. He drove in four runs and has gone deep nine times in his last 10 games.Video: Bees' Hermosillo crushes third homer It didn't take long for Hermosillo to
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Mayfield boards three-homer Express | MiLB.com

The baseball was flying at Dell Diamond on Friday night, and Jack Mayfield sure did take advantage. The Astros infielder homered three times and drove in six runs and power Triple-A Round Rock to a 13-3 win over Oklahoma City.Video: Round Rock's Mayfield rips third homer of game All three of the 28-year-old's big flies went out to left field. His first, a two-run shot off right-hander Logan Bawcom (1-2), put
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Kernels’ Javier has another four-hit night

Wander Javier's first full season playing pro ball in the U.S. has been a bumpy one, but you wouldn't guess that after seeing his performance on Friday night. The Twins' No. 7 prospect tied his career high with four hits, doubling twice and driving in a run in Class A Cedar Rapids' 4-0 win over Wisconsin at Fox Cities Stadium. He's matched that mark twice before, most recently on July
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Effectively Wild Episode 1418: Clutch, Clayton, Mickey, and More

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Bryce Harper’s clutchness and how he’s perceived by fans, Clayton Kershaw’s resurgence, and Mickey Callaway’s comments about analytics, then answer listener emails about the same player batting twice and playing two positions, whether Byron Buxton’s defense has hidden value, career WAR vs. career counting stats, whether players could call balls and strikes better than umpires, and the umpire replacement level in the age
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Mets’ Baty records first three-hit game

Brett Baty chalked up a career first on Friday night. MLB.com's No. 84 overall prospect recorded his first three-hit game -- homering and doubling twice -- and scored three times as Rookie Advanced Kingsport thumped Pulaski, 6-1, at Calfee Park. Gameday box score The second-ranked Mets prospect reached base four times, drawing a leadoff walk in the first inning against Ken Waldichuk before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Andres
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Twins’ Krol among four pitchers suspended

Veteran reliever Ian Krol was among four Minor League players suspended for drug-related violations by Major League Baseball on Friday. Krol, who signed with the Twins in June and is currently with Triple-A Rochester, was suspended 50 games without pay after his second positive test for a drug of abuse under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.  The Braves' Luis Diaz, the Cubs' Marcos Encarnacion and the Mariners'
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Bryce Harper’s Walkoff Grand Slam and Clutch Play

Last night, the Cubs entered the bottom the ninth inning with a 5-1 lead and a 98.3% chance of winning the game according to our Play Logs. After recording the first out, the win probability moved up to 99.4%, but after an error, three singles, and a hit batter, the Cubs’ lead was cut to 5-3 and Bryce Harper stepped up to the plate against Derek Holland with the bases