- After a strong WBC, Jonathan Schoop has gotten off to a rough start to the 2013 regular season (and for some reason the Orioles are allowing Norfolk to bat him 8th), but he did hit his first home run on Friday night.
- Braves first base prospect Joey Terdoslavich, playing right field on Friday night, hit his second home run in as many nights.
- James Paxton was perfect through four innings until weather issues delayed the game in the fifth,reports Don Ruiz of The Tacoma News-Tribune. The Mariners left-hander ran into trouble in the fifth inning before the rain bailed him out.
- Kyle McPherson, thought to be in the running to possibly take the spot of Wandy Rodriguez in the Pirates major league rotation, allowed seven earned runs without getting out of the second inning, taking him out of consideration both for rest reasons as well as how poorly he threw.
- Fellow Diamondbacks short stop prospects Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings each had a three-hit game on Friday. Owings is getting the full share of playing time at short stop for the time being as Gregorius recovers from an arm injury and is serving as the DH.
- After missing the start of the season for a family issue, Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras got back on track Friday night with a 4-for-5 game at the plate, writes Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com.
- Jameson Taillon was a hard-luck loser on Friday, allowing just two runs in six innings while striking out 10.
- Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson is off to a hot start this season, hitting his third home run of the year on Friday.
- After missing the entire 2012 with a shoulder injury and a rough first start, Chad Bettis put together a solid outing, as the Rockies prospect struck out six batters over five innings of one-run ball.
- Tyler Naquin continued his red-hot start to the year, collecting two more hits to raise his batting average to .367 on the young season. The Indians jumped Naquin directly from short-season ball to the Carolina League this year, but the jump hasn't fazed the former first-rounder.
- Kyle Crick struck out six batters in 3 2/3 innings, but didn't get any help from his Giants teammates behind him, whose defense led to four unearned runs.
- Bubba Starling hit his first home run of the year. The Royals outfielder still has issues with contact, however, having struck out in 15 of his 32 at-bats on the season.
- Stetson Allie is off to a great start to his first full season as a hitter, hitting his third home run of the season as part of a two-hit day that saw his batting average rise to .343. Josh Bell recorded a four-hit game as well.
- Padres 2012 first-rounder Max Fried earned his first Midwest League win of the season, striking out eight over five innings of shutout baseball.