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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Durham set to start IL Championship

Monday was a day off for both remaining Rays affiliates

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Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball to open the International League Championship series
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For the two minor league affiliates still standing, it’s Rays vs. Yankees. Durham is starting the International League Championship, and Hudson Valley is playing a winner-take-all semifinal game against Staten Island.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (3-1)

Tuesday, Durham begins its best-of-five championship against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The RailRiders, a Yankees affiliate, are going for their second straight International League title.

While the Yankees boast a strong farm system, and Scranton has does have prospects like Miguel Andujar and Chance Adams, the RailRiders got a lot of contributions from players not on the organization’s top-30 list, like outfielders Billy McKinney and Jake Cave, who combined for 25 home runs in 127 games.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (1-1)

Hudson Valley was off.

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Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Ryan Yarbrough (13-6, 3.43) v. TBA

Best-of-five series (Series tied, 0-0)

Hudson Valley @ Staten Island 7 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Juan De Paula (5-5, 2.90)

Best-of-three series (Series tied, 1-1)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees)
Offense: 664 R (1st) .775 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.33 ERA (1st) 1.19 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Chance Adams (8), 3B Miguel Andujar (12), RHP Ronald Herrera (27), RHP Jonathan Holder (28)

Staten Island Yankees
Offense: 273 R (12th) .639 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 2.64 ERA (1st) 1.10 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Jorge Guzman (26), SS Wilkerman Garcia (29), RHP Trevor Stephan