(Photo of Jarred Kelenic: Sam Santilli)

Here’s how the top prospects fared Friday night.

2019 Top 25: Justus Sheffield is No. 1

Class-A West Virginia — South Atlantic League

No. 2 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
FRI: 1-5, HR, 3 SO
2019: .176/.333/.324, 2B, HR, 8 BB, 12 SO, SB

Kelenic hit his first home run of the season on a 3-1 pitch in the fifth inning.

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
FRI: 0-0, HBP
2019: .355/.444/.452, 3-2B, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 5 SO

Rodriguez was hit on his left wrist in the first inning and was removed from the game. We’ll have to wait and see if it’s serious enough to keep him out of games moving forward, so keep your eyes on Twitter for that breaking news.

High-A Modesto — California League

No. 11 Cal Raleigh, C
FRI: 1-5, SO
2019: .207/.343/.310 HR, 4 RBI, 6 BB, 8 SO

Raliegh is in a small funk at the plate with just four hits in his previous 24 at-bats with seven strikeouts. He has drawn six walks during that span, however.

No. 17 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHP
FRI: DNP
2019: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

No. 23 Joey Gerber, RHP
FRI: 1 IP, BB, 2 SO
2019: 3.0 IP, 0 R, BB, 5 SO

UR Jake Haberer, RHR
FRI: DNP
2019: 3 G, 6 IP, 2 H, BB, 8 SO

Double-A Arkansas — Texas League

No. 5 Kyle Lewis, OF
FRI: 0-4, RBI, 2 SO
2019: .194/.324/.484, 2B, 3B 2 HR, 8 RBI, 6 BB, 11 SO

Lewis is three for his last 20 so he finds himself looking to snap a mini slump early on here.

No. 6 Evan White, 1B
FRI: DNP, 7-Day IL
2019: .308/.367/.385, 2-2B 3 RBI, 2 BB, 8 SO

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No. 14 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
FRI: DNP
2019: .280/.387/.560, 2 HR, 2B, 7 RBI, 3 BB, 5 SO, 2 SB

No. 15 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 11.1 IP, 11 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO

No. 18 Wyatt Mills, RHR
FRI:
0.2, ER, 3 BB
2019: 3.1
IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 5 SO

Mills has had some release-point issues early on, but the stuff is still good. Just wait.

No. 22 Art Warren, RHP
FRI: DNP
2019: 1-0, 3 SV, 2.45 ERA, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 SO

No. 24 Jake Fraley, OF
FRI: 1-2, 2 BB, SO, 3 SB
2019: .303/.395/.545, 2B, 2-3B, HR, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 8 SO, 4 SB

Fraley took advantage of the knuckler early in the game and ran wild, but he did a good job getting on base in the first place.

Triple-A Tacoma — Pacific Coast League

No. 1 Justus Sheffield, LHP
FRI:
4 IP, 5 H, ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
2019:
8.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 8 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR

I was in attendance for Sheffield’s 2019 home debut and it was mostly more of the same; struggled to command the fastball, lots of 2-0, 2-1, 3-0, 3-1 counts that led to hitter’s pitches. He wasn’t tattered around the ballpark but did give up four sharply-struck line drives and couldn’t put away batters when he got them to two strikes.

He did flash an above average slider and changeup and touched 94 mph with the fastball, but kept missing to his arm side, mostly up and out of the zone.

I wonder if he’s perhaps overstriding and it’s making it more difficult for him to stay on top of the pitch long enough to throw it where he wants to, but that’s just a thought, not something I studied.

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No. 8 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
FRI: 3-4, 3B, BB, SO
2019: .412/.487/.588, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, 5 BB, 9 SO

No. 16 Braden Bishop, CF
FRI: 1-4, BB
2019: .324/.439/.471, 5-2B, 5 RBI, 7 BB, 7 SO.

Bishop also hit a laser that Brendan Rodgers snagged at third in of the better plays you’ll see an infielder make

NOTE: J.P. Crawford — Crawford had another good night, garnering two hits, including a double. The shortstop is up to .313/.389/.469 for the year.

Jason A. Churchill

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