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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Trio of Stone Crabs named All-Stars

Brandon Lowe, Jake Cronenworth and Brett Sullivan will represent Charlotte at the Florida State League All-Star Game

Jim Donten

If you're in the Tampa Bay area, you can catch the Stone Crabs and other Florida State League All-Stars in Lakeland on June 17.

If you missed it, you can vote on the organization's May player and pitcher of the month here. We have already had a good response so far.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (33-20)

Durham's six first-inning runs proved to be enough in its 6-4 win over Pawtucket. The first seven Bulls of the game reached base, including Jake Bauers on a two-run double. After one-time prospect Henry Owens finally got two outs, Johnny Field drew a bases-loaded walk to score the fifth run of the inning and knocked Owens out of the game. Willy Adames then drew a walk off former Rays draft pick Austin Maddox to make it 6-0. Brent Honeywell had no trouble through five innings before stumbling in the sixth, eventually getting charged with four runs in 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts.

2B Willy Adames: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
OF Jake Bauers: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
OF Johnny Field: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

RHP Brent Honeywell: 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (29-25)

Montgomery was hammered in a 10-2 loss to Tennessee. After Hunter Wood allowed a three-run homer in the top of the first, his offense struck back for a pair of runs on a two-run double by Joe McCarthy. The Smokies responded with seven unanswered runs to close the game. Wood finished with six runs allowed on 10 hits in five innings.

1B Joe McCarthy: 1-for-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
C Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-4, 1 K
SS Andrew Velazquez: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B

RHP Hunter Wood: 5 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
LHP Kyle Bird: 2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 4 K

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (23-26)

Charlotte pitching was unable to slow down Tampa in a 7-5 loss Friday. RBI hits from Brandon Lowe and Brett Sullivan staked Roel Ramirez to a 3-2 lead in the third, but he gave up runs in each of the following two innings and finished with three runs allowed in four innings with six strikeouts. Jairo Munoz was then given an advantage when Dalton Kelly's double scored two in the fifth, but he allowed three runs in the sixth to lose the lead for good.

OF Ryan Boldt: 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
SS Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB
1B Dalton Kelly: 2-for-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

RHP Roel Ramirez: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
RHP Jairo Munoz: 1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (25-28)

Bowling Green's offense was quiet in its 3-2 loss to Great Lakes. The Hot Rods actually took a brief lead in the fifth thanks to a pair of runs without the benefit of the hit, but an error and wild pitch in the bottom half of the inning hurt J.D. Busfield's attempt to maintain the lead. Busfield allowed three runs -- one earned -- in 5 2/3 innings. In relief, Orlando Romero struck out four in 2 1/3 perfect frames, and Lucius Fox reached base three more times.

SS Lucius Fox: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
CF Josh Lowe: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
OF Jesus Sanchez: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
OF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-3, 1 R
IF Michael Brosseau: 0-for-4, 2 K
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 0-for-4, 2 K

RHP J.D. Busfield: 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K

RHP Orlando Romero: 2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from, and in cooperation with, MLBAM.


Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Pawtucket 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jose De Leon* (0-1, 9.00) v. Brian Johnson (2-0, 2.82)

Montgomery v. Tennessee 7:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Fernando Baez (0-2, 4.91) v. Duane Underwood Jr. (4-3, 4.21)

Charlotte @ Clearwater 6:15 PM (radio stream)
Benton Moss (1-0, 0.00) v. Jose Taveras (4-2, 2.26)

Bowling Green @ Great Lakes 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Brock Burke* (5-0, 1.23) v. Jordan Sheffield (0-2, 3.22)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Pawtucket Red Sox
23-26 (5th in IL North)
Offense: 205 R (10th) .685 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.58 ERA (6th) 1.24 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Brian Johnson (7), OF Aneury Tavarez (17), RHP Kyle Martin (18), RHP Chandler Shepherd (23), RHP Jamie Callahan (28)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
30-23 (1st in SL North)
Offense: 207 R (3rd) .724 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.27 ERA (2nd) 1.22 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Trevor Clifton (8), RHP Duane Underwood (15), OF Jacob Hannemann (23), 2B David Bote (26)

Clearwater Threshers (Philadelphia)
31-24 (1st in FSL North)
Offense: 213 R (9th) .725 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.21 ERA (2nd) 1.29 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Franklyn Kilome (7), OF Cornelius Randolph (15), RHP Jose Taveras (21), RHP Alberto Tirado (26)

Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
27-27 (5th in MWL East)
Offense: 231 R (9th) .657 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 3.75 ERA (9th) 1.32 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Gavin Lux (9), RHP Jordan Sheffield (12), RHP Dustin May (13), C Keibert Ruiz (20), IF Oneil Cruz (27), OF Mitch Hansen (28), OF Cody Thomas (29)