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Formerly one of the Rays' top prospects, Andrew Toles landed with Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers and took advantage of the opportunity

Across three minor league levels, Andrew Toles was batting .330 with a .375 on-base percentage in his comeback
Across three minor league levels, Andrew Toles was batting .330 with a .375 on-base percentage in his comeback
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If you're not familiar with Andrew Toles' journey through the Rays organization, I wrote this when Los Angeles signed him in October.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (38-51)

Durham's game was suspended.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (9-6)

Montgomery only had five hits, but it made them count in a 9-7 win over Mississippi. After top prospect Sean Newcomb walked the first four batters of the game, Patrick Leonard socked a grand slam to bury Mississippi in a 5-0 hole before it even got an out. The Biscuits gave four of them right back in the bottom half of the inning, but they never trailed thanks to their insurance runs. Yonny Chirinos allowed five runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits in six innings.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (8-7)

Charlotte held on for a 7-5 win over Daytona. The Tortugas conceded a pair of runs in the first, and Joe McCarthy and Justin Williams had RBI singles in the fourth as the Stone Crabs eventually extended their lead to 7-1 through 5 1/2 innings. Henry Centeno was okay, allowing a run on five hits and three walks in five innings, but the bullpen could barely hang on. Daytona got the potential tying run to the plate in the ninth before Jeff Howell recorded the final two outs of the game.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (8-7)

A pair of 10th-inning doubles lifted Bowling Green to a 5-3 win over South Bend. With two outs and Jake Cronenworth on third, Brett Sullivan's 20th double of the season put the Hot Rods ahead, and he came home to score himself on David Rodriguez's two-bagger. South Bend got the potential tying run on base, but Bryan Bonnell got out of a jam to complete his second scoreless inning and end the game. Starter Blake Bivens allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (10-11)

Brock Burke and Noel Rodriguez combined to shut down Brooklyn in Hudson Valley's 2-0 win Friday. Aside from a leadoff single in the fourth, neither Renegades pitcher allowed a hit. Burke tied a career-high with six scoreless innings, and he struck out seven batters. Danny De La Calle's RBI single in the second was the only run Hudson Valley needed, but the insurance run on Nathaniel Lowe's RBI single in the eighth didn't hurt.

Rookie Princeton Rays (7-8)

Princeton was postponed.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (3-9)

The GCL Rays did the unthinkable and earned their second straight win with a 10-4 decision over the GCL Orioles. Jesus Sanchez got them off to a quick start with his first U.S. home run in the first against World Baseball Classic hero Sam Deduno, and they got off to a 5-0 lead in the third when Granden Goetzman drove in a run, Chris Betts tripled home two and came home to score himself. Sanchez doubled in another run in the two-run fourth. Starter Eric Diomartich allowed a run in four innings.

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Notable Performances

Double-A

SS Willy Adames: 0-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
OF Jake Bauers: 0-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
3B Patrick Leonard: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K

RHP Yonny Chirinos: 6 IP, 10 H, 5 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
RHP Andrew Bellatti: 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Class A-Advanced

1B Joe McCarthy: 4-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB
OF Justin Williams: 2-for-5, 2 RBI
C Mac James: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
UT Jace Conrad: 2-for-4, 1 K
OF Thomas Milone: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB

RHP Henry Centeno: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
RHP Diego Castillo: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Nick Sawyer: 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Class-A

SS Jake Cronenworth: 3-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K

RHP Blake Bivens: 6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Short-season

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

LHP Brock Burke: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K
RHP Noel Rodriguez: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Rookie (GCL Rays)

OF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
OF Granden Goetzman: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
C Chris Betts: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
3B Joshua Lowe: 0-for-5, 2 K
1B Jonathan Arrowood: 4-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 SB

LHP Eric Diomartich: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
RHP Jesus Ortiz: one-third IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Today's games (All probables courtesy milb.com)

Durham v. Pawtucket 6:35 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Jaime Schultz (5-4, 3.34) v. Roenis Elias (6-3, 3.91)
TBA v. TBA

Completion of a suspended game followed by a seven-inning game

Montgomery @ Jackson 7:05 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Taylor Guerrieri (7-4, 4.27) v. Brett Ash (9-3, 3.76)

Charlotte @ Daytona 7:05 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. TBA

Bowling Green @ South Bend 7:05 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Adbert Alzolay (5-4, 4.33)

Hudson Valley @ Brooklyn 6 PM ET
TBA v. TBA

Princeton v. Bristol 7 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. TBA

GCL Rays v. GCL Orioles 10 AM

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Pawtucket Red Sox
45-42, 5th in IL North
Offense: 337 R (8th) .694 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.35 ERA (4th) 1.26 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Brian Johnson (6), 1B Sam Travis (7), SS Deven Marrero (8), RHP Pat Light (11), RHP Noe Ramirez (26)

Jackson Generals (Seattle)
8-6
Offense: 374 R (2nd) .736 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.34 ERA (2nd) 1.28 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Tyler O'Neill (4), RHP Andrew Moore (8), LHP Ryan Yarbrough (14), RHP Dan Altavilla (24), OF Ian Miller (31)

Daytona Tortugas (Cincinnati)
9-4, 2nd in FSL North
Offense: 335 R (6th) .694 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.37 ERA (7th) 1.25 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Keury Mella (8), RHP Wyatt Strahan (16), OF Aristides Aquino (18), SS Blake Trahan (19), 3B Gavin LaValley (24), RHP Tejay Antone (27), RHP Nick Howard (30)

South Bend Cubs
11-4, T-1st in MWL East
Offense: 389 R (2nd) .716 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.20 ERA (2nd) 1.20 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Eloy Jimenez (9), OF Donnie Dewees (17), LHP Carson Sands (22), OF Eddy Julio Martinez (28)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
9-12, T-3rd in NYPL McNamara
Offense: 84 R (T-6th) .589 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.76 ERA (12th) 1.21 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Ali Sanchez (15), RHP Justin Dunn

Bristol Pirates
8-7, 2nd in AL West
Offense: 85 R (2nd) .712 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 5.33 ERA (10th) 1.40 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: None

GCL Orioles
9-4, 1st in GCL South
Offense: 44 R (9th) .599 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 1.42 ERA (1st) 0.89 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: None