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Shane Bieber debuted for the Cleveland Indians last week, as did Dennis Santana for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first time through the Minnesota Twins lineup, Bieber allowed one hit while striking out 3 and of course, didn't walk a batter. The next time up, hitters were 4-8, including an Eduardo Escobar double on an 0-2 pitch, and the Twins scored two runs in the 5th inning. Bieber came back out for the 6th inning, and got two quick outs before Logan Morrison and Escobar hit back to back home runs and Max Kepler singled before Bieber was removed from the game.

Santana did not start the game for the Dodgers, as Los Angeles used Scott Alexander as the "opener". Santana entered the game in the 2nd inning, with one out. He got Ian Desmond to line out to shortstop, but things quickly fell apart. Chris Iannetta hit a double, Santana hit the opposing pitcher, DJ LeMahieu singled and the Charlie Blackmon tripled before Nolan Arenado lined out to center to end the inning. The next time he took the mound, Santana set the Rockies down in order, striking out Carlos Gonzalez. In the top of the 4th inning, Dennis Santana (a converted SS) hit a bases loaded double, scoring two. Santana would pitch 3.2 innings, allow 5 earned runs and strike out four batters.

Bieber was sent back down to AAA-Columbus but Santana will get another "start" on Thursday, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

After dominating minor league hitters, the St. Louis Cardinals called up Alex Reyes for a start against the Milwaukee Brewers, but that ended after just four innings. Reyes was returning from Tommy John surgery, but that is not why he was pulled from this one. He is now dealing with a lat injury that will force his to miss "significant time." The Cardinals, who already feature Jack Flaherty in their rotation, have Ryan Helsley looking MLB ready since being promoted to AAA-Memphis. Helsley made 7 starts at AA before the call up and over four AAA starts has pitched 23.2 innings with a 31:7 K:BB ratio. Dakota Hudson isn't far behind either! Carlos Martinez is working his way back from an injury and Adam Wainwright isn't even eligible to return from the 60-day DL until the middle of July.  Miles Mikolas and Michael Wacha (almost a No-No!) have been leading the Cardinals pitching staff as of late, while Luke Weaver continues to figure things out.

Be sure to follow Paul Martin on twitter, @PaulTheMartin, for a break down of the weeks Top Prospects over at Prospects1500.com.

Player Age MLB IP H HR SO BB ERA WHIP Points
Shane Bieber 23 CLE 65.1 43 3 61 3 1.10 0.70 471.2
Erik Swanson 24 NYY 58.2 37 1 71 19 1.69 0.96 418.5
Ryan Helsley 23 STL 64.2 42 5 75 27 3.62 1.07 402.0
Logan Allen 21 SDP 66.2 52 4 76 29 3.24 1.22 395.5
Dane Dunning 23 CHW 63.0 57 2 71 18 2.86 1.19 388.0
Darren McCaughan 22 SEA 63.2 63 0 54 10 1.84 1.15 385.5
Brady Dragmire 25 WAS 70.0 64 5 44 12 2.44 1.09 379.5
Jalen Beeks 24 BOS 56.1 41 7 80 14 2.56 0.98 377.8
Nabil Crismatt 23 NYM 64.1 50 3 60 23 2.66 1.14 369.2
Taylor Widener 23 ARI 56.0 40 5 73 17 2.89 1.02 368.5
Shao-Ching Chiang 24 CLE 66.1 59 5 51 12 2.85 1.07 367.8
Jordan Romano 25 TOR 63.0 38 4 58 28 2.29 1.05 367.5
Mike King 23 NYY 58.1 50 2 59 14 2.16 1.10 365.8
Zack Brown 23 MIL 65.1 55 7 62 17 2.76 1.10 365.2
Cole Irvin 24 PHI 62.2 50 5 55 15 2.73 1.04 363.0
Jordan Stephens 25 CHW 64.0 59 3 58 16 2.81 1.17 363.0
Player Age MLB IP H HR SO BB ERA WHIP Points
Conner Menez 23 SFG 55.2 46 2 76 21 3.72 1.20 358.0
Keegan Akin 23 BAL 62.2 47 6 65 24 2.73 1.13 356.0
Enyel De Los Santos 22 PHI 58.1 42 4 62 20 1.70 1.06 355.8
Kolby Allard 20 ATL 63.0 51 3 40 16 2.00 1.06 348.5
Peter Lambert 21 COL 63.0 60 4 47 10 2.71 1.11 347.5
Trey Supak 22 MIL 60.0 49 3 59 24 2.70 1.22 342.0
Sandy Alcantara 22 MIA 66.1 58 3 48 23 3.53 1.22 340.2
Tyler Eppler 25 PIT 57.2 53 3 57 16 3.12 1.20 337.0
Trent Thornton 24 HOU 50.2 39 1 53 12 3.20 1.01 335.5
T.J. Zeuch 22 TOR 72.2 73 6 45 21 3.47 1.29 335.0
Cal Quantrill 23 SDP 65.2 68 4 63 24 4.11 1.40 334.0
Andrew Moore 24 TBR 61.1 48 8 55 17 2.93 1.06 331.2
Player Age MLB IP H HR SO BB ERA WHIP Points
Dennis Santana 22 LAD 49.2 36 3 65 15 2.54 1.03 329.5
Jose Suarez 20 LAA 47.1 46 1 75 15 2.85 1.29 323.8
Robert Whalen 24 SEA 66.0 78 1 60 23 4.91 1.53 322.5
Trevor Stephan 22 NYY 51.0 34 5 61 12 2.65 0.90 322.0
Zach Plesac 23 CLE 62.0 53 5 39 16 3.77 1.11 322.0
Genesis Cabrera 21 TBR 59.2 40 6 62 33 3.62 1.22 321.0
Josh Rogers 23 NYY 63.0 63 7 56 16 3.29 1.25 320.5
Duane Underwood Jr. 23 CHC 56.0 51 3 46 11 3.70 1.11 320.0
Touki Toussaint 22 ATL 55.1 46 6 72 25 3.90 1.28 319.2
Sean Reid-Foley 22 TOR 54.2 45 3 65 25 3.62 1.28 317.5
Bo Takahashi 21 ARI 53.1 49 5 62 12 3.38 1.14 317.2
Cy Sneed 25 HOU 58.1 52 3 51 21 3.55 1.25 316.2
JT Brubaker 24 PIT 61.0 58 2 52 24 2.66 1.34 314.5
Shaun Anderson 23 SFG 55.1 48 6 57 14 3.09 1.12 314.2
Justus Sheffield 22 NYY 49.1 31 2 58 26 2.92 1.16 313.8
Corbin Martin 22 HOU 43.1 23 0 49 16 1.66 0.90 312.8
Player Age MLB IP H HR SO BB ERA WHIP Points

Stats via Baseball Reference

Scoring System

  • IP - 7.5
  • SO - 2
  • H - (-2.5)
  • HR - (-7.5)
  • BB - (-3)
  • HBP - (-3)

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