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Rays prospects and minor leagues: J.P.'s revenge

J.P. Arencibia hit a grand slam against his former team Sunday

After a month of infrequent use in the Phillies organization, J.P. Arencibia returned to the Rays
After a month of infrequent use in the Phillies organization, J.P. Arencibia returned to the Rays
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Bauers has hits in 13 of his last 14 games. Before that stretch started, he was batting .249. He's now up to .278, although nearly all of his hits during this run are singles.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (29-36)

After Saturday's ugly drubbing, Durham battled back for a blowout 10-3 win over Lehigh Valley. The Bulls wasted no time jumping in front when J.P. Arencibia clubbed a first-inning grand slam off the club he started the season with, and they led 7-1 after Johnny Field doubled in a run in the fourth before Daniel Robertson's two-run single. Jake Goebbert's three-run homer in the ninth added insurance. Starter Austin Pruitt was good, allowing three runs over 7 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (31-32)

Hunter Wood and Ryne Stanek combined to bottle up Pensacola in Montgomery's 5-2 win over the Blue Wahoos. Wood finally allowed his first Double-A runs, he was still very effective, striking out six in 5 1/3 innings and allowing two runs on four hits and a walk. Stanek went the rest of the way, striking out four and only allowing two hits and a walk over the final 3 2/3 innings. The Biscuits went up 3-0 with a three-run third that included an RBI triple from Willy Adames.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (32-31)

Charlotte dominated from the first pitch in its 7-0 win over Dunedin. Despite allowing the first two batters in each of the first two innings to reach base, Henry Centeno settled in for his best start with Charlotte yet, tossing five scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Mac James' sacrifice fly gave the Stone Crabs a 1-0 lead in the first, and they tallied two runs in three straight innings later, led by two-run hits from Jace Conrad and Justin Williams. Ian Gibaut and Edwin Fierro each threw two scoreless innings.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (31-31)

Bowling Green thoroughly outplayed South Bend in its 6-0 win Sunday. Despite struggling for much of the season, Michael Velasquez turned in a great start, carrying a perfect game into the seventh inning. South Bend did not have a batter reach base until a single with one out in the seventh. He would finish that seventh inning and exited with eight strikeouts and just the hit allowed with no walks. Michael Russell's two-run homer in the fifth extended what was already a 3-0 lead.


Notable Performances

AAA SS Daniel Robertson: 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
AAA 3B Richie Shaffer: 0-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
AAA C J.P. Arencibia: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI
AAA OF Jake Goebbert: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
AAA 2B Jake Hager: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B

AAA RHP Austin Pruitt: 7 1/3 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

AA OF Cade Gotta: 0-for-5, 1 RBI, 2 K
AA SS Willy Adames: 1-for-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
AA 1B Jake Bauers: 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
AA 3B Patrick Leonard: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
AA 2B Tommy Coyle: 0-for-4, 2 K

AA RHP Hunter Wood: 5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
AA RHP Ryne Stanek: 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

A+ SS Andrew Velazquez: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
A+ IF Alec Sole: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 SB
A+ OF Justin Williams: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
A+ OF Thomas Milone: 3-for-3, 1 R

A+ RHP Henry Centeno: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K

A OF Zacrey Law: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
A IF Michael Russell: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
A 3B Kevin Padlo: 0-for-4, 1 K
A 2B Brandon Lowe: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
A OF Manny Sanchez: 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB

A LHP Michael Velasquez: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
A RHP Yoel Espinal: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K

Today's games (probables courtesy

Durham @ Buffalo 7:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Adam Wilk (1-6, 3.33) v. Scott Diamond (4-6, 3.16)

Montgomery @ Pensacola 7:30 PM ET (, radio stream)
Jacob Faria (1-5, 4.29) v. Rookie Davis (4-1, 2.32)

Charlotte v Dunedin 6:35 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Conner Greene (2-4, 3.12)

Bowling Green v. Lake County 7:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Genesis Cabrera (5-2, 2.27) v. Sam Hentges (1-4, 6.54)

*Listed TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto)
33-30 (T-4th in IL North)
Offense: 240 R (10th) .685 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.40 ERA (4th) 1.30 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Chad Girodo (17), RHP Arnold Leon (20), 2B Andy Burns (27), 1B Casey Kotchman

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati)
36-26 (T-1st in SL South)
Offense: 256 R (5th) .693 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.13 ERA (1st) 1.23 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Amir Garrett (3), RHP Rookie Davis (6), SS Alex Blandino (6), Nick Travieso (7), RHP Sal Romano (9), OF Phillip Ervin (12), 3B Eric Jagielo (13), SS Carton Daal (23), RHP Jackson Stephens (31)

Dunedin Blue Jays
27-35 (5th in FSL North)
Offense: 267 R (2nd) .708 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 4.39 ERA (10th) 1.51 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Anthony Alford (1), RHP Connor Greene (2), SS Richard Urena (4), OF D.J. Davis (10), C Danny Jansen (22)

Lake County Captains (Cleveland)
37-26 (2nd in MWL East)
Offense: 320 R (1st) .735 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.01 ERA (15th) 1.31 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Francisco Mejia (10), IF Tyler Krieger (20), IF Willi Castro (26)