- Twins outfield prospect Oswaldo Arcia may have had the best all-around game of the night, going 2-for-4 with a double and a home run at the plate and also throwing out two runners at second base.
- Tony Cingrani was the pitcher of the night, as the Reds lefty struck out 14 of the 19 batters he faced over six hitless innings.
- Hunter Morris got off to a good start in his attempt to replicate his impressive 2012 numbers, as the Brewers first base prospect went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in support of Tyler Thornburg, who struck out seven over five innings of one-run ball, according to Tim Grubbs of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.
- Jurickson Profar was unfazed by his first taste of Triple-A, as the Rangers top prospect went 2-for-3 in his Round Rock debut, and managed not to be one of the 11 strikeout victims of Royals lefty Will Smith.
- Diamondbacks prospect Matt Davidson did on Thursday night what Matt Davidson does best, hitting a ninth-inning two-run home run to lead Reno to a 5-4 victory, despite a home run earlier in the game from fellow hot-corner man and Rockies top prospect Nolan Arenado.
- Zack Wheeler struggled in his Pacific Coast League deubt as the Mets top prospect allowed two earned runs and walking three while taking 86 pitches to get through 3 1/3 innings. He got plenty of run support from Travis d'Arnaud, who collected a pair of doubles in the game.
- Danny Hultzen had no such trouble in his 2013 debut, as the Mariners lefty fanned seven batters over six innings of work. His control issues, which plagued him after his call-up to Triple-A last season, were no where to be found, as Hultzen walked just 2 batters.
- The Double-A debut of Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero couldn't have gone much better, as the right-hander struck out eight over 5 2/3 innings of one-run baseball.
- Taijuan Walker wasn't as sharp in his 2013 debut, striking out eight batters of his own over five innings of work, but also walking four and allowing four earned runs and a pair of home runs to Marlins prospects J.T. Realmuto and Derek Dietrich.
After emerging as a prospect last season, Aaron Northcraft was able to carry his success over to his first start of 2013, also striking out eight over six innings of shutout baseball.
- Astros center fielder George Springer hit his first home run of the season in support of Ross Seaton, who threw five solid innings.
- Justin Nicolino turned in an uneven performance in his Marlins debut, allowing four runs (three earned) over five innings of work.
- Tigers first base prospect Aaron Westlake hit his first home run of the season as part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate. Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 in the victory.
- The Pirates pair of breakout prospects from last season, Alen Hanson and Gregory Polonco, combined to go 0-for-8 in their Florida State League debuts.
- The A's jumped Addison Russell all the way to the California League in his first full season but the 2012 first-rounder struck out three times in his debut. He also singled and walked.
- After posting a 6.26 ERA in the Midwest League last season, Padres pitching prospect Joe Ross got off to a much better start to the 2013 season, throwing five scoreless innings on Thursday night while striking out four.
- Reds prospect Robert Stephenson was dominant at times but erratic at others en route to racking up six strikeouts over five innings, but also allowing three runs.
- Byron Buxton did his job as a leadoff hitter in his full-season debut, getting two hits, scoring two runs and stealing a base for the Twins new affiliate in Cedar Rapids.
- 2011 first-rounder Brandon Nimmo made his full-season debut with a two-hit game.