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Monday's Prospect Performers

Hunter Greene, RHP, Reds: After an ugly start to his big league career, the flamethrowing rookie righthander is starting to find his groove. Greene pitched seven scoreless innings with one hit allowed, no walks and eight strikeouts to lead the Reds to a 7-0, rain-shortened win over the D-backs on Monday. The only hit Greene allowed was a bunt single by Daulton Varsho to lead off the game. He then retired the next 20 batters and faced the minimum after Varsho was erased on a strike him out, throw him out double play. Most encouraging, Greene got 12 swings and misses on his fastball, a pitch that previously had been getting torched despite its easy, 98-102 mph velocity. After getting torched for an 8.71 ERA and .311 opponent average in his first five starts, Greene has a 3.41 ERA and .176 opponent average in his last six starts.

Julio Rodriguez, OF, Mariners – Rodriguez continues his surge into American League Rookie of the Year contention. The 21-year-old center fielder went 2 for 5 with a key two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to extend a late Mariners lead and help them to an x-x win over the Astros. The home run came at a particularly dramatic moment, too. One batter earlier, Ty France was hit by a fastball from Hector Neris and the benches cleared. In the first at-bat after order was restored, Rodriguez hit a Neris fastball 360 feet the other way into the right-field seats to essentially seal the game.

Seth Martinez, RHP, Astros – The Astros No. 28 prospect has quietly emerged as one of their most reliable relievers this season. The 27-year-old righthander pitched struck out three of the four batters he faced over 1.1 perfect innings of relief in the Astros’ loss to the Mariners. Martinez continued a rather remarkable streak with the outing: he has yet to allow a run this season. Altogether, he’s thrown 12.1 scoreless innings over seven appearances this season with only five hits allowed.

Cristian Hernandez, SS, Cubs: In his first official Arizona Complex League at-bat, the Cubs No. 3 prospect hit a 92 mph fastball from Ryan Webb over the right field wall.

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#3Alek Thomas, OF2000.257
ARIMAJ#4Geraldo Perdomo, SS2000.215
ARIMAJ#15Jake McCarthy, OF2000.305
ARIR#29Jose Fernandez, SS2100.000BB (1),
ARIMAJ#31Cooper Hummel, OF1000.167
ARIR#37Alberto Ciprian, 3B2010.5002B (1), BB (1),
ARIR#39Neyfy Castillo, OF3000.250
ATLR#24Tyler Collins, OF4110.250BB (1),
BOSR#20Miguel Bleis, OF3110.3332B (1), BB (1),
BOSR#33Jhostynxon Garcia, OF3110.333BB (1), CS (1),
BOSR#38Juan Chacon, OF2000.000BB (1),
CHCR#2Cristian Hernandez, SS5122.400HR (1),
CHCR#25Moises Ballesteros, C3010.3332B (1), BB (1), E (1),
CHCR#38Ismael Mena, OF4200.000BB (1),
CINR#23Ariel Almonte, OF31321.0002B (1), BB (1),
CINMAJ#26Alejo Lopez, 2B4120.2392B (4),
CINR#27Carlos Jorge, SS4100.000BB (1), E (1),
CINR#29Leonardo Balcazar, SS4320.500
CINR#36Malvin Valdez, OF4011.250
DETR#24Adinso Reyes, SS2101.000BB (1),
DETR#27Abel Bastidas, SS4000.000
HOUMAJ#2Jeremy Pena, SS3000.273BB (11),
HOUR#21Dauri Lorenzo, SS4131.7502B (1), CS (1),
KCMAJ#1Bobby Witt, SS4000.219E (5),
KCMAJ#3M.J. Melendez, C3000.222
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel, OF4000.244
KCMAJ#30Emmanuel Rivera, 3B3000.249
LADR#21Rayne Doncon, SS5223.400
MIAR#19Jordan McCants, SS5010.200
MIAR#28Ronald Hernandez, C5000.000
MILR#26Gregory Barrios, SS5010.200
MILR#27Daniel Guilarte, SS3010.3332 BB (2), 2 E (2),
MILR#39Jesus Parra, 3B5011.2002B (1),
NYYR#29Hans Montero, SS3321.6673B (1), 2 BB (2), SB (1), E (1),
OAKR#39Carlos Amaya, C4000.000
PHIR#13Jordan Viars, OF2000.000
SDR#8Joshua Mears, OF3000.180
SDR#11Victor Acosta, SS3110.333E (1),
SEAMAJ#1Julio Rodriguez, OF5222.277HR (7),
SEAR#9Gabriel Gonzalez, OF3110.333BB (1), E (1),
SEAR#18Starlin Aguilar, 3B4021.5002B (1),
SEAR#22George Feliz, OF4111.250HR (1), BB (1),
SEAR#31Luis Bolivar, OF5131.6002B (1), SB (1), CS (1),
SFR#3Luis Matos, OF4221.1692B (1),
SFR#23Diego Velasquez, SS4001.000
SFR#37Hayden Cantrelle, 2B2111.1912B (6), BB (15),
TEXR#27Jeferson Espinal, OF4110.2503B (1), BB (1),
TEXR#29Danyer Cueva, SS3323.6672B (1), 2 BB (2), CS (1), E (1),
TORR#8Manuel Beltre, SS2112.500HR (1),
TORR#23Yhoangel Aponte, OF2000.000
TORR#29Luis Garcia, SS2110.5003B (1), E (1),
TORR#31Victor Mesia, C2121.1022B (1),
WASR#23Daniel Marte, OF4012.2502B (1),
WASR#24Roismar Quintana, OF4000.000
Guardians

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ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
CINMAJ#2Hunter Greene, RHP7.0100085.40W (3-7)
COLR#32Jordy Vargas, RHP5.0111181.80W (1-0)
HOUMAJ#28Seth Martinez, RHP1.1000031.71
KCMAJ#31Albert Abreu, RHP1.2211112.00
LAAMAJ#38Andrew Wantz, RHP1.0000012.86
SDMAJ#21Steven Wilson, RHP3.0100004.50
SEAMAJ#29Penn Murfee, RHP1.2100010.67
STLR#18Edwin Nunez, RHP2.00001110.13

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