No. 13 prospect among top performers

Detroit Tigers

Here’s a look at Friday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list:

Orioles: Mike Baumann, RHP (No. 7), Triple-A Norfolk
Baumann tossed a gem in his second Triple-A start as he held Jacksonville to just one hit and two walks over six innings. It’s the second scoreless outing in his past three starts and the third time in his last four that he’s gone six innings. He struck out four of the first seven batters he faced and didn’t allow a baserunner until he issued a two-out walk in the fourth. He gave up another walk in the fifth and surrendered his first hit in the sixth, a two-out single that was promptly erased with a four-pitch strikeout in the next at-bat. Baumann has a 3.79 ERA across three levels this season. Orioles prospect stats »

Phillies: Hans Crouse, RHP (No. 4), Double-A Reading
Making his first appearance since he was acquired from the Rangers at the Trade Deadline, Crouse twirled five scoreless innings, striking out five and working around two hits and three walks. Crouse’s biggest challenge came in the fourth inning, when he issued back-to-back one-out walks. He ran a 3-2 count on the next batter, but was able to induce a pop-up before he ended his outing with a three-pitch strikeout. The 2017 second-rounder has a 3.05 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 14 starts this season. Phillies prospect stats »

Rays: Taj Bradley, RHP (No. 16) High-A Bowling Green
In his first outing for Bowling Green, Bradley threw five scoreless innings, allowed two hits, two walks and struck out four. The scoreless performance makes it the 20-year-old’s fourth straight outing without giving up a run. Prior to his Aug. 3 promotion from Low-A Charleston, Bradley had a 1.76 ERA in 66 2/3 innings and led the Low-A East in ERA, wins (9) and WHIP (0.86). Rays prospect stats »

Tigers: Reese Olson, RHP (No. 13), High-A West Michigan
Olson, who posted his strongest month of the season with a 3.16 ERA in 25 2/3 innings in July, kicked off August with six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out four on Friday night against Dayton. The 22-year-old surrendered singles in the second and third innings, but worked around the minimal trouble en route to his second straight scoreless outing. The right-hander brought his ERA down to 3.96. Tigers prospect stats »

Twins: Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF (No. 20), FCL Twins
Through his first 46 at-bats in Rookie ball, the 20-year-old Rodriguez has brought a powerful swing, which showed up on Friday night. Rodriguez went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and drove in one run in the weather-suspended ballgame against the FCL Red Sox. Since making his Minor League debut on June 28, he has a .587 slugging percentage with five homers and 11 RBIs. Rodriguez was ranked No. 8 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 International Prospects list at the start of 2019-20 and has hit .239 with a .390 on-base percentage this season. Twins prospect stats »

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