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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Pruitt, Floro named IL All-Stars

Durham is below .500, but it's still in the hunt for the playoffs

Dylan Floro has been effective in relief this season
Dylan Floro has been effective in relief this season
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

There were quite a few bad results Wednesday, but tucked in there is a pretty encouraging start from Taylor Guerrieri. After last week's disaster against Biloxi, he really rebounded.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (36-45)

Jake Goebbert's 10th-inning single lifted Durham to a 3-2 win over Charlotte. After Mayo Acosta started the inning with a single, Johnny Field came on to pinch run. Juniel Querecuto's sacrifice bunt moved him into scoring position, and Goebbert would drive him in with two outs. That was his third run driven in after singling home a pair in the sixth. Mark Sappington got the win despite allowing both Knights runs, and starter Jaime Schultz struck out three in four scoreless innings.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (5-1)

Taylor Guerrieri turned in perhaps his best start of the season in Montgomery's 5-4 win over Mobile. Coming off an outing in which he failed to get out of the first inning, he tied a career high with seven innings, and he only allowed two runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. After Willy Adames' sacrifice fly put the Biscuits up 1-0 in the first, Jake Bauers hit his ninth home run for a 2-0 edge. Kean Wong's three-run home run in the sixth was the difference.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (3-4)

Charlotte fell behind early and continued falling further behind in a 13-2 loss to St. Lucie. The Stone Crabs fell behind 10-0 before getting on the board, and they had to resort to two position players pitching for the final 2 2/3 innings. Edwin Fierro was charged with six runs in three-plus innings.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (2-5)

Bowling Green's pitching could not figure out a way to get Whitecaps hitters out in a 10-7 loss to West Michigan. With the exception of Zacrey Law's RBI due to being hit by a pitch in the ninth, the Hot Rods allowed at least a run following each half inning they scored themselves. RBI hits from Angel Moreno, Kevin Padlo and Kewby Meyer gave them a 5-2 lead in the fourth, but that quickly became an unmanageable deficit. Jose Mujica lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up three runs, and Armando Bastardo and Bryan Bonnell provided no relief.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (4-9)

Hudson Valley was not competitive again in its 7-0 loss to Staten Island. Adrian Navas struck out six but allowed five runs -- three earned -- in 4 1/3 innings. The Renegades only had one more baserunner (four) than errors (three).

Rookie Princeton Rays (4-3)

Princeton was hammered by Greeneville by a 14-3 score. Bobby Melley's three-run home run in the fourth cut into Greeneville's 6-0 lead, but Princeton obviously could not get closer. Greeneville teed off on Princeton pitching for four home runs, including three off starter Resny Linares, who allowed six runs -- five earned -- in 3 2/3 innings.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (1-4)

The GCL Rays got on the board with a 4-1 win over the GCL Red Sox. Jesus Sanchez knocked in the first run with a single in the second, and they added on in the fifth. Jonathan Arrowood singled home a pair of runs, and he came home on Juan Carlos Arias' hit later in the inning. Jesus Ortiz started and struck out three in three scoreless innings, and the win went to Eduard Rosillo, who struck out six and allowed a run in three-plus frames.


Notable Performances


OF Eury Perez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
SS Jake Hager: 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B
3B Richie Shaffer: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K

RHP Jaime Schultz: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
RHP Dylan Floro: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
RHP Mark Sappington: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 0 K


SS Willy Adames: 0-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
2B Kean Wong: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB
C Jake DePew: 0-for-3, 3 K

RHP Taylor Guerrieri: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
LHP Kyle Bird: 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Class A-Advanced

OF Joe McCarthy: 0-for-4, 1 K
OF Justin Williams: 0-for-3
C Armando Araiza: 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB
SS Andrew Velazquez: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
OF Thomas Milone: 0-for-3, 1 K

RHP Edwin Fierro: 3+ IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
RHP Nick Sawyer: one-third IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
IF Jace Conrad: 1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
IF Grant Kay: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K


3B Kevin Padlo: 3-for-5, 3 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
1B Kewby Meyer: 4-for-5, 1 2B, 3 RBI

RHP Jose Mujica: 3 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
RHP Armando Bastardo: 2 1/3 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Bryan Bonnell: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K


OF Ryan Boldt: 1-for-4
OF Jake Fraley: 0-for-4, 1 K
OF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-4, 2 K

RHP Adrian Navas: 4 1/3 IP, 9 H, 5 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 6 K

Rookie (Princeton)

1B Bobby Melley: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
2B Robbie Tenerowicz: 0-for-4, 2 K

LHP Resly Linares: 3 2/3 IP, 9 H, 6 R (5 ER), 0 BB, 5 K
LHP Dalton Moats: 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 2 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
RHP Mikey York: 1 2/3 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Rookie (Gulf Coast League Rays)

OF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-4, 1 RBI

RHP Jesus Ortiz: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Eduar Rosillo: 3+ IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Today's games (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Norfolk 7:05 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Justin Marks (2-6, 4.30) v. Joe Gunkel (4-5, 4.04)

Montgomery v. Mobile 8:05 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. John Omahen (6-5, 5.18)

Charlotte v. St. Lucie 6:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (4-0, 1.35) v. Chris Flexen (5-7, 3.51)

Bowling Green @ West Michigan 7 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Michael Velasquez (2-7, 6.51) v. Eudis Idrogo (1-2, 6.75)

Hudson Valley v. Staten Island 7 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Adonis Rosa (0-0, 3.27)

Princeton v. Greeneville 7 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Patrick Sandoval (0-0, 9.82)

GCL Rays v. GCL Red Sox 12 PM

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
30-50 (4th in IL South)
Offense: 276 R (11th) .674 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.82 ERA (12th) 1.35 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Trey Mancini (8), RHP Mike Wright (10), OF Dariel Alvarez (13), 1B/OF Christian Walker (14), LHP Ariel Miranda (23), OF Mike Yastrzemski (25)

Mobile BayBears (Arizona)
2-4 (T-3rd in SL South)
Offense: 290 R (8th) .694 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.54 ERA (4th) 1.39 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Yoan Lopez (6), RHP Taylor Clarke (14), C The Oscar (22), RHP Adam Miller (23), 2B Jamie Westbrook (30), RHP Jimmie Sherfy (31)

St. Lucie Mets
3-4 (T-4th in FSL South)
Offense: 271 R (7th) .675 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.31 ERA (6th) 1.26 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Wuilmer Becerra (10), 3B Jhoan Urena (11), SS Luis Guillorme (12), RHP Chris Flexen (26), OF John Mora (28)

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit)
2-5 (T-6th in MWL East)
Offense: 297 R (T-9th) .665 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.35 ERA (7th) 1.27 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Beau Burrows (2), OF Derek Hill (10), OF Jose Azocar (15), RHP Drew Smith (19), RHP Sandy Baez (26)

Staten Island Yankees
11-2 (1st in NYPL McNamara)
Offense: 52 R (T-2nd) .659 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 2.65 ERA (4th) 1.01 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: C Luis Torrens (17), RHP Drew Finley (24)

Greeneville Astros
2-5 (4th in AL West)
Offense: 26 R (7th) .727 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 6.04 ERA (9th) 1.61 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Jonathan Arauz (21), SS Miguelangel Sierra (25)

GCL Red Sox
3-2 (2nd in GCL South)
Offense: 6 R (12th) .474 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 1.00 ERA (2nd) 0.89 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: Rosters available next series