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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Nate Lowe, Jesus Sanchez represent Rays in Futures Game

A pair of Rays prospects were on the national stage Sunday afternoon.

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Nate Lowe picked up a hit in the Futures Game
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If you missed the Futures Game, you can check out the box score here. Baseball America had a couple recaps for a very fun event. Baseball America’s YouTube account has video of every player’s batting practice, including Nate Lowe and Jesus Sanchez.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (53-39)

With three runs in the ninth, Durham walked off with a 7-6 win over Charlotte. After the Knights added an insurance run in the top half of the inning, Willy Adames led off with a single. He scored on Justin Williams’ double, but Brandon Snyder was thrown out at the plate on Christian Arroyo’s grounder to third base. With two outs, Jeremy Hazelbaker delivered a walk-off double. Zach Lee allowed five runs in 5 23 innings.

3B Christian Arroyo: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
SS Willy Adames: 2-for-5, 1 R
DH Brandon Lowe: 1-for-5, 2 K
RF Justin Williams: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB
C Nick Ciuffo: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
LF Jeremy Hazelbaker: 4-for-5, 1 R, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K

RHP Zach Lee: 5 23 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (13-10)

Montgomery’s game was suspended.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (13-11)

Charlotte rallied for a 5-4 win over Jupiter. Down to their last out, the Stone Crabs scored three times in the ninth to go ahead. Josh Lowe drove in two with a single, and his advancement to second base on the throw proved crucial when he was able to score on Robbie Tenerowicz’s single. Josh Fleming struck out five and allowed four runs in six innings, and former Rays minor league Ethan Clark pitched six innings of one-run ball for the Hammerheads.

SS Lucius Fox: 1-for-5, 2 K, 1 CS
CF Josh Lowe: 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI
2B Jermaine Palacios: 1-for-4

LHP Josh Fleming: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (16-8)

Bowling Green was shut out by Quad Cities, 6-0. Both Hot Rods hits were singles. Austin Franklin was charged with three runs in 2 13 innings.

2B Vidal Brujan: 0-for-4, 1 K
SS Taylor Walls: 0-for-3, 1 BB
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K

RHP Austin Franklin: 2 13 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (18-11)

Hudson Valley allowed five unanswered runs in an 8-6 loss to Mahoning Valley. The Scrappers tied the game off Nick Lee in the sixth, and Luis Santos allowed a walk-off home run in the ninth. The Renegades scored four times in the fourth after opening the inning with three straight singles. Starter Joe Ryan was charged with a run in 2 13 innings.

SS Ford Proctor: 1-for-5, 1 RBI
DH Tanner Dodson: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 K
3B Tyler Frank: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
C Erik Ostberg: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
1B Jacson McGowan: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB

RHP Joe Ryan: 2 13 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
RHP Miller Hogan: 2 23 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (17-9)

Princeton pitched its way to a 3-0 win over Pulaski. A trio of Princeton pitchers limited Pulaski to four hits, led by starter Zack Trageton striking out seven over four scoreless frames. He was followed by Stephen Yancey, who struck out four in four hitless innings. Princeton finally broke the scoreless deadlock in the eighth with RBI singles from Connor Hollis and Wander Franco, and Jonathan Aranda’s sacrifice fly an inning later added insurance.

SS Wander Franco: 1-for-4, 1 RBI
1B Carlos Vargas: 0-for-4, 3 K
C Roberto Alvarez: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS

RHP Zack Trageton: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K
RHP Stephen Yancey: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (11-11)

The GCL Rays were off.


Monday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Syracuse 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Brady Dragmire (1-3, 5.84)

Montgomery @ Chattanooga 5:15 p.m. ET (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
TBA vs. Dietrich Enns (0-3, 3.24)

Completion of suspended game followed by seven-inning game.

Charlotte vs. Tampa 6:35 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Nick Green (6-3, 2.80)

Bowling Green vs. Quad Cities 1:05 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Chad Donato (0-0, 0.64)

Hudson Valley @ Mahoning Valley 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Alex Royalty (0-0, 1.50)

Princeton @ Pulaski 7 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Luis Gil (1-0, 1.80)

GCL Rays vs. GCL Red Sox 12 p.m.

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Syracuse Chiefs (Washington)
38-54 (6th in IL North)
Offense: 362 R (10th) .689 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.94 ERA (10th) 1.36 WHIP (10th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Victor Robles (1), C Pedro Severino (14), 1B Jose Marmolejos (18), IF Drew Ward (19), RHP Jefry Rodriguez (24), RHP Austin Voth (26)

Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota)
6-17 (5th in SL North)
Offense: 381 R (6th) .700 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.08 ERA (8th) 1.37 WHIP (7th)
Top-30 prospects: 1B Brent Rooker (7), LHP Tyler Jay (10), 2B Luis Arraez (15), LHP Lewis Thorpe (16), IF Taylor Motter

Tampa Tarpons (Yankees)
12-11 (T-4th in FSL North)
Offense: 376 R (7th) .700 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.32 ERA (1st) 1.27 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Estevan Florial (2), RHP Albert Abreu (6), RHP Freicer Perez (13), RHP Clarke Schmidt (14), IF Diego Castillo (27), RHP Rony Garcia (29), OF Isiah Gilliam (31)

Quad Cities River Bandits (Houston)
Offense: 381 R (11th) .712 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 2.89 ERA (1st) 1.24 WHIP (2nd)
Top-30 prospects: RHP J.B. Bukauskas (4), RHP Jairo Solis (7), SS Miguelangel Sierra (30), RHP Luis Garcia (31), OF Seth Beer

Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Cleveland)
17-11 (1st in NYPL Pinckney)
Offense: 127 R (3rd) .707 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.66 ERA (7th) 1.31 WHIP (8th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Tyler Freeman (16), RHP Luis Oviedo (22)

Pulaski Yankees
11-15 (4th in AL East)
Offense: 114 R (8th) .685 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.14 ERA (2nd) 1.29 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Luis Medina (7)

GCL Red Sox
13-9 (T-1st in GCL South)
Offense: 93 R (14th) .672 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 2.58 ERA (1st) 1.12 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: OF Nick Decker

Daily news and links wrote about Wander Franco’s big game on Saturday.

At FanGraphs, Midwest League broadcasters share their thoughts on the best players in the league. Thanks to thedudeofdudes for sharing this.

Subscribers to The Athletic can read Juan Toribio’s feature on Jesus Sanchez.