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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Rays shine in All-Star games

Willy Adames and Brett Sullivan stand out in Tuesday's All-Star Games

Brett Sullivan has had a nice season for Bowling Green
Brett Sullivan has had a nice season for Bowling Green
Jim Donten

Daniel Robertson's overall season has been underwhelming, but his last eight games have been very good. He's hit in seven of them with 11 hits total, and he has a .432 OBP in 37 plate appearances. There is still little to no power (two doubles in that stretch), but maybe he's still feeling the effects of last season's hamate injury.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (32-41)

Durham used five pitchers to shut down Charlotte in a 3-1 win over the Knights. After starter Eddie Gamboa struck out three in three scoreless innings, Parker Markel did him one better, punching out four in three frames. Adam Kolarek allowed the one run, but Neil Wagner and Danny Farquhar pitched a scoreless inning each to end the game. The Bulls got all of their offense early with all three runs being conceded by Charlotte to record outs.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (34-36)

The SL North All-Stars could not put together offense in a 5-1 loss in the Southern League All-Star Game. While Casey Gillaspie and Jake Bauers combined to go 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, only two North players had more than one hit -- Willy Adames and Kean Wong. Chih-Wei Hu started and threw a scoreless inning, as did Jacob Faria. Chris Kirsch struck out two batters.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (33-35)

Justin Williams' first home run of the season was not enough in Charlotte's 2-1 loss to Fort Myers. After hitting eight home runs over the offseason in the Australian League, Williams battled injuries for Charlotte and needed 30 games in 2016 to finally go deep. Unfortunately, the Stone Crabs only mustered two other hits. Henry Centeno allowed both Miracle runs on eight hits in 5 1/2 innings with five strikeouts and no walks.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (37-32)

The MWL East All-Stars rallied to erase an 8-1 deficit in an 11-10 win in the Midwest League All-Star Game. After winning the league's home run derby, Brett Sullivan doubled in the game itself. Jake Cronenworth walked twice and scored a run and Kevin Padlo had a hit, but Michael Russell was 0-for-3. Genesis Cabrera allowed a run in his inning of work, but Diego Castillo struck out his only batter.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (3-2)

For the second straight game, Hudson Valley shut out State College, this time by a 4-0 count. After coming out of the bullpen in his first appearance, Spencer Moran got the start and pitched well again, striking out four and only allowing three hits and two walks in five innings. He was relieved by Porter Clayton who struck out four over the final four frames. Blake Butera somehow drove in two runs on a groundout.


Notable Performances

AAA 2B Jake Hager: 1-for-4, 2 K
AAA SS Daniel Robertson: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B
AAA 3B Richie Shaffer: 1-for-3, 1 BB

AAA RHP Eddie Gamboa: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
AAA RHP Parker Markel: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
AAA RHP Danny Farquhar: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

A+ SS Andrew Velazquez: 0-for-3, 1 BB
A+ C Mac James: 0-for-4, 2 K
A+ OF Justin Williams: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
A+ OF Thomas Milone: 0-for-3, 1 K

A+ RHP Henry Centeno: 5 1/3 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

A- OF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-2, 2 BB
A- 3B Jim Haley: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
A- OF Oscar Rojas: 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB

A- RHP Spencer Moran: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Today's games (All probables courtesy

Durham v. Charlotte 1:05 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jaime Schultz (5-4, 3.63) v. Anthony Ranaudo (3-2, 2.27)

Montgomery is off

Charlotte @ Fort Myers 7:05 PM ET (radio stream)
Greg Harris (4-5, 3.55) v. TBA

Bowling Green is off

Hudson Valley v. Lowell 7:05 PM ET (radio stream)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
35-38 (1st in IL South)
Offense: 314 R (1st) .737 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 4.55 ERA (14th) 1.40 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Jacob May (7), LHP Brian Clark (14), RHP Chris Beck (19), 1B Danny Hayes (29), 3B Matt Davidson (30), 1B Jerry Sands

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
33-35 (T-3rd in FSL South)
Offense: 216 R (12th) .619 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.02 ERA (3rd) 1.25 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Nick Gordon (4), LHP Tyler Jay (5), LHP Stephen Gonsalves (9), LHP Randy Rosario (22), RHP Yorman Landa (23), RHP Felix Jorge (24)

Lowell Spinners (Boston)
5-0 (1st in NYPL Stedler)
Offense: 21 R (3rd) .680 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 1.95 ERA (3rd) 1.08 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Michael Kopech (5), OF Yoan Aybar (22), RHP Josh Pennington (29)