- Angels prospect Orangel Arenas out-pitched Mariners lefty Danny Hultzen on Sunday, as Arenas recorded five shutout innings for the victory. Hultzen didn't pitch poorly, writes John McGrath of The Tacoma News-Tribune, but the two runs he allowed in 5 2/3 innings was too much on this day.
- Zack Wheeler allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings, but was more impressive than his stat line would indicate, according to Michael Baron of MetsBlog.com. The Mets top prospect has been effective but erratic in his first three starts, but part of that can be attributed to missing time in spring training and part can be blamed on the extreme hitting environment in Las Vegas.
- Oakland A's outfield prospect Michael Choice is taking advantage of hitting in the Pacific Coast League, hitting a pair of home runs on Sunday to give him three on the season, notes Jonathan Raymond of MiLB.com.
- Matt Barnes ran into trouble on Sunday, allowing four runs while failing to make it out of the third inning, reports The Portland Press Herald. The Red Sox first round pick from 2011 is off to a rough start in his first taste of Double-A, posting a 18.90 ERA through his first two starts.
- Yordano Ventura struck out seven batters over five innings of work, writes Robert Emrich of MiLB.com. The diminutive Royals right-hander is off to another strong start, posting a 1.80 ERA over his first two starts.
- The Trenton Thunder got a pair of three-hit games from Yankees prospects Tyler Austin and J.R. Murphy, notes Josh Norris of The Trentonian. For Murphy, the game raises his batting average to .344 after struggling in Double-A last season.
- Miguel Sano went 3-for-4 on a day that included a go-ahead three-run homer by the Twins top prospect, writes Jake Seiner of MiLB.com. It was the third home run of the year for the young slugger, who is hitting .400 through his first ten games.
- Courtney Hawkins homered again, giving the White Sox 2012 first-rounder four on the season. It's been feast-or-famine for Hawkins in the early-going this season with the four bombs, but just a .200 batting average and 18 strikeouts to just two walks in eight games.
- Angel Villalona hit his first home run in the U.S. since 2009, as part of a two-hit day to get his batting average up to .091 on the season. The Giants prospect was allowed back in the country this season for the first time in three years after a murder charge in the Dominican Republic.
- Despite great stuff, Robert Stephenson is getting roughed-up in the Midwest League. The Reds 2011 first-rounder had his worst outing of the year, allowing eight runs (six earned) without getting out of the third inning on Sunday, raising his ERA to 7.11 on the season.
- Tyrell Jenkins took his first loss of the season, allowing three runs in five innings of work, walking three and striking out just one batter in the outing. It's the second straight outing for the Cardinals right-hander in which he's given up three runs in five innings.