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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Playoffs set to begin

The Rays have four affiliates looking for championships.

Most Valuable Prospects v Chicago White Sox Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images

Durham is defending consecutive championships, and Bowling Green is defending its first. Montgomery last won in 2007 to complete back-to-back championships. Hudson Valley is looking for its second championship in three seasons.

Wednesday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

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

Montgomery vs. Jackson 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

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

Bowling Green @ South Bend 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Caleb Sampen (9-4, 2.68) vs. TBA

Best-of-three quarterfinal (Series tied, 0-0)

Hudson Valley vs. Brooklyn 6:30 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

Best-of-three semifinal (Series tied, 0-0)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees)
Offense: 745 R (T-4th) .831 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.87 ERA (8th) 1.40 WHIP (4th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Deivi Garcia (1), RHP Michael King (13), C Erik Kratz

Jackson Generals (Arizona)
Offense: 604 R (3rd) .714 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.38 ERA (5th) 1.27 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: C Daulton Varsho (3), RHP J.B. Bukauskas (6), 1B Seth Beer (11), RHP Josh Green (19)

South Bend Cubs
Offense: 574 R (9th) .702 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.57 ERA (6th) 1.28 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Brennen Davis (3), OF Cole Roederer (6), 2B Chase Strumpf (7), RHP Riley Thompson (12), OF Nelson Velazquez (15), RHP Jose Albertos (24), RHP Kohl Franklin (25)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
Offense: 304 R (6th) .650 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.31 ERA (5th) 1.15 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Brett Baty (3), RHP Matt Allan (5), RHP Michel Otanez (26)

Daily news and links

Check out J.J. Cooper’s Twitter feed for some final stats regarding the change in Triple-A baseball this season.