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Alex Kraft

Easton, PA, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

Minors' home run king Cozens belts 40th

It took until the final inning of the regular season's final game, but Dylan Cozens got No. 40. The Phillies' No. 7 prospect became the first Eastern League player since 1981 to reach the 40-homer plateau with a solo blast in the top of the 10th inning Monday as Double-A → Read More

Giolito tosses Knights' first no-hitter since 2013

Lucas Giolito's first season with the White Sox since coming over from the Nationals had brought its share of difficulties. On Thursday, against the organization that traded him, he delivered a powerful reminder of just how good he can's No. 8 overall prospect tossed a seven-inning no-hitter -- Triple-A → Read More

Farm System Rankings: 21-and-under talent

Ronald Acuna and Fernando Tatis Jr. place the Braves and Padres among the leading teams in terms of prospect talent 21-years-old and under. → Read More

Lambert holds fort for JetHawks in opener

Colorado Rockies righty Peter Lambert allowed a run on seven hits over seven innings as Lancaster topped Rancho Cucamonga, 7-3, in Game 1 of the semis. → Read More

Relaxed Manning dominates for Whitecaps

Tigers No. 2 prospect Matt Manning tied a career-high with nine strikeouts over five innings as Class A West Michigan posted a rain-shortened 2-0 win over Fort Wayne on Saturday night. → Read More

Rawhide's Takahashi carries no-no into eighth

D-backs prospect Bo Takahashi took a no-hitter into the eighth and ended up allowing one hit over eight innings on Friday as Class A Advanced Visalia blanked visiting Modesto, 5-0. → Read More

Filiere, Hesslink follow unique path to pros

David Hesslink and Austin Filiere became the third and fourth players ever selected out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when they went to the Mariners and Cubs in this year's Draft. → Read More

Nunez slugs 29th homer in Sounds' romp

A's No. 24 prospect Renato Nunez slugged his Minor League-leading 29th homer Saturday as Triple-A Nashville rolled to a 15-8 victory over Reno, which got five hits from Kristopher Negron. → Read More

Whitecaps' Soto dominates with 11 strikeouts

Detroit Tigers No. 29 prospect Gregory Soto struck out 11 while allowing three hits and walking one over six innings as Class A West Michigan blanked Cedar Rapids, 3-0, on Friday. → Read More

Fisher Cats' Harris tosses seven clean frames

Blue Jays No. 9 prospect Jon Harris gave up three hits seven innings on Wednesday, pitching Double-A New Hampshire to a 2-0 blanking of Portland. → Read More

Cubs' Cease delivers another dominant start

Cubs No. 2 prospect Dylan Cease yielded three hits and a walk while striking out six over five scoreless innings, but Class A South Bend fell to the Lansing Lugnuts, 6-4. → Read More

Sky Sox's Phillips belts two homers in slugfest

Milwaukee Brewers No. 10 prospect Brett Phillips ripped a pair of homers and a triple, plating four runs, as Triple-A Colorado Springs topped El Paso, 15-11, on Tuesday night. → Read More

Lloyd hurls Missions' first no-no since 2014

Padres prospect Kyle Lloyd tossed Double-A San Antonio's first complete-game no-hitter in 38 years Saturday as the Missions blanked visiting Frisco, 2-0. → Read More

Pache plays hero in Rome's walk-off win

Braves No. 14 prospect Cristian Pache went 3-for-6 with a triple and four RBIs on Wednesday as Class A Rome walked off with an 8-7, 10-inning win over Hagerstown. → Read More

Almonte slugs way to career-high six RBIs

Marcos Almonte homered twice -- including a fifth-inning grand slam -- and drove in a career-high six runs Thursday as Class A Quad Cities routed Fort Wayne, 11-3. → Read More

Meadows slugs way to four RBIs for Indians

Pirates No. 2 prospect Austin Meadows drove in a season-high four runs with a double and a groundout Tuesday as Triple-A Indianapolis defeated Toledo, 9-2. → Read More

Flying Squirrels' Shaw delivers at the dish

Fifth-ranked Giants prospect Chris Shaw went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and hit the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning Friday as Double-A Richmond bested Reading, 5-3. → Read More

Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves tops in overall Farm System Rankings

Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves tops in overall Farm System Rankings → Read More

Chicago White Sox prospect Michael Kopech hits 110 mph on throw

Chicago White Sox prospect Michael Kopech hits 110 mph on throw → Read More

Atlanta Braves get right-hander Luke Jackson in three-player trade with Texas Rangers

Atlanta Braves get right-hander Luke Jackson in three-player trade with Texas Rangers → Read More