Hot Prospects for April 26

Jeimer Candelario 3B (Cubs) - With Kris Bryant at third base you would think the Cubs would not need another third baseman. The Dominican bat has been a little quiet in April but a 2 for 3 day with six RBIs sparked a little noise. A three run homer was the big hit with Tennessee waltzing past Mobile 11-5. Jeimer also walked twice and ripped a double to raise his average to .217. Despite the struggles Jeimer has walked 14 times for a .345 OBA, an indication pitchers still fear him.

Drew Ward 3B, Andrew Stevenson OF (Nationals) - Drew launched two balls over the fence and Andrew scattered three singles and a double to lead Potomac to a 7-4 victory over Myrtle Beach. The two homeruns for Drew drove in five of the seven runs for the P-Nats. For Andrew, the four hits raised the 2015 second round picks average to .352. He also stole his seventh base.

Adam Brett Walker Of (Twins) - Adam missed hitting for the cycle by failing to do what he does best - hit a homerun. The slugger collected two singles, a double and triple to drive in three runs to lead Rochester to an 8-7 14 inning marathon win. Adam also struck out three times in his 4 for 7 day.

Bobby Bradley 1B (Indians) - While his strikeouts have been prevalent, with 31 in 18 games, when Bobby makes contact with the ball it finds the gaps. The slugging first baseman would be hitting .488 if he made consistent contact. A 3 for 4 day with four runs scored is part of a three game 8 for 13 streak in which he has hit homeruns in two consecutive games. He has driven in five runs in his last to games to raise his overall average to 22.

Orlando Arcia SS (Brewers) - By June Orlando should be playing shortstop for the Brewers if he continues on his present pace. A 3 for 6 day with a grand slam homer gave Colorado Springs an 11-9 win over Omaha. The three hits raised his average to .313.

Amed Rosario SS (Mets) - Amed Rosario is having a solid year in the Florida State League going 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs. Amed ripped his fifth triple and third homerun, falling a double short of the cycle. In his last two games (that includes April 27) he has driven in seven runs for 17 RBIs for the season. That is the kind of production the Mets would love to see from their shortstop position in the not so distant future.

Jake Hager SS (Rays) - Jake may have been forgotten in the Rays shortstop race after missing all of last season because of injuries, but he is putting his name out there again. The first round pick of the 2011 draft went 5 for 5, all singles to raise his average to .362. Power is not his game but the Rays will take those numbers.

Pitchers

Franderlyn Romero RHP (Reds) - Romero came within four outs of a no hitter pitching 7.2 innings and striking out 12 of the 25 batters he faced. The Venezuelan has only given up six hits in his last 14.2 innings of work allowing just one run to lower his ERA to 3.16.

Ronald Herrera RHP (Yankees) - Another Venezuelan threw eight innings of no hit ball to pick up his third win in Eastern League action. The no hitter was completed by Jonathan Holder when he pitched a perfect ninth.

Tyler Glasnow RHP (Pirates) - It is only a matter of time before the 6′8″ righthander is part of the Pirates rotation. He was dominant in his last start, allowing just two hits in six innings of work, striking out 11 of the 20 hitters he faced.

Jon Perrin RHP (Brewers) - Jon had the big strikeout production of the day with 14 whiffs in 6.2 innings of work. He did give up two runs for the third consecutive start and delivered his first homerun pitch in his fourth start. The 2015 27th round pick has yet to walk a hitter in his 24 innings of work.

Tyrell Jenkins RHP (Braves), Stephen Gonsalves LHP (Twins), Braden Shipley RHP (D-Backs) - Three more pitchers with six or seven inning shutout performances. Shipley had the seven inning three hitter, striking out eight and lowering his ERA to 4.07. For Gonsalves he has only given up one run in his last three starts covering 19 innings to put his ERA at a shining 1.44. All three of those starts have been two hitters. For Jenkins it is his second five hit shutout after six innings of work in his four starts.

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