Beede, Severino among top performers in Minors Friday

Giants No. 3 prospect dazzles in Double-A debut, Yankees No. 1 throws career-high 7 innings

Beede, Severino among top performers in Minors Friday

Two top pitching prospects made the most of their recent promotions Friday night.

Right-hander Luis Severino, the Yankees' No. 1 prospect, didn't put up his flashiest pitching line in his second start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He only struck out one batter, in fact.

But Severino, baseball's No. 19 overall prospect, set a career-high with seven innings pitched, holding Syracuse to one run on four hits and a walk while throwing 94 pitches.

Severino went 2-2 with a 3.32 ERA in eight starts for Double-A Trenton this season before the promotion. He lasted only 4 1/3 innings in his Triple-A debut.

Meanwhile, right-hander Tyler Beede, a first-round pick in last year's Draft, showed why the Giants bumped him up to Double-A this week.

Beede allowed only two hits over seven shutout innings in his debut for the Richmond Flying Squirrels, striking out four and walking three as he earned the win.

Beede, the Giants' No. 3 prospect, was 2-2 with a 2.24 ERA through nine starts for Class A Advanced San Jose.

More standout performances from Top 100 prospects on Friday

Twins No. 1 prospect (No. 1 overall) Byron Buxton went 3-for-5 and scored a run as Double-A Chattanooga beat Tennessee, 6-5. Baseball's top prospect is now hitting .264/.326/.481 with six homers, 11 triples, 35 RBIs and 39 runs through 51 games this season.

Dodgers No. 1 prospect (No. 5 overall) Corey Seager launched his ninth homer of the season Friday night, his fourth since getting called up to join Triple-A Oklahoma City. The shortstop is now hitting an even .300 at the Triple-A level.

Rockies No. 1 prospect (No. 13 overall) Jon Gray spun his second straight strong start, limiting Iowa to two runs over 6 2/3 innings for Triple-A Albuquerque. The No. 3 overall pick in 2013, Gray struggled to begin the year at Triple-A. But he's now surrendered three earned runs or fewer in seven consecutive starts.

Cubs No. 2 prospect (No. 42 overall) Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored for Double-A Tennessee. But Schwarber's work behind the plate Friday might be more notable, as he caught two runners stealing -- including Buxton.

Rangers No. 3 prospect (No. 47 overall) Nomar Mazara went deep for Double-A Frisco as the RoughRiders beat Tulsa, 4-1. It was Mazara's fourth homer of the year and his second in four games. He hasn't hit for much power, but the 20-year-old is hitting .291 with a .372 on-base percentage this year.

Mets No. 2 prospect (No. 57 overall) Steven Matz put together another solid outing for Triple-A Las Vegas but suffered his fourth loss of the year. Matz held Memphis to one run on seven hits and four walks while striking out five over six innings, but the 51s were blanked, 1-0, in the seven-inning game. Still, Matz owns a 1.94 ERA through 12 games in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.

Other notable performances from around the Minor Leagues

Giants No. 17 prospect Adam Duvall launched his 13th homer of the season to help lift Triple- A Sacramento to its fourth straight win. Duvall's solo shot put the third baseman alone in fourth place in the Minors in home runs. Duvall also doubled, singled and stole a base while lifting his average to .298. He has 41 RBIs in 53 games.

Mets No. 9 prospect Gavin Cecchini notched four hits -- tying his career-high -- and scored the winning run for Double-A Binghamton in an 8-7 win over Reading. Cecchini hit two doubles and scored three runs on the day. The 21-year-old shortstop improved his batting line to .341/.392/.500.

Orioles No. 16 prospect Mychal Givens recorded six outs for Double-A Bowie to earn his 12th save. Givens didn't allow a hit or a walk and struck out four to lower his ERA to 1.07 in 20 games. Givens had six saves in 64 career appearances prior to this season.

Rangers No. 16 prospect Andrew Faulkner improved to 4-3 by tossing seven scoreless innings for Double-A Frisco. Faulker was faced with a tall task as he squared off against Jose De Leon, the Dodgers' No. 4 prospect. He outdueled De Leon, who allowed three runs in seven innings. Faulker struck out seven and issued just one walk.

Rays No. 5 prospect Casey Gillaspie, the team's first-round Draft pick a year ago, went deep for the second time in as many games in Class A Bowling Green's 5-3 loss to Kane County on Friday. Gillaspie was 1-for-4 with a solo homer, his 11th of the season. Overall, Gillaspie is hitting .275/.335/.500 in 49 games this season.

Rays No. 20 prospect Tyler Goeddel tied a career-high with four hits in Double-A Montgomery's 5-1 win over Jacksonville. The left fielder finished 4-for-5 with a two-run homer. Part of the Rays' massive 2011 Draft haul, the 22-year-old is now batting .290/.362/.409 in 49 games this season.

Reds No. 17 prospect Gavin LaValley added three hits and three RBIs to Class A Dayton's 17-run barrage in a blowout win. The third baseman has collected 16 hits during his current nine-game hit streak.

Reds No. 29 prospect Luis Gonzalez lived up to his name with a strong night at the plate for Class A Dayton. Gonzalez hit two doubles and knocked in five to pace a 17-run Dragons barrage. The 20-year old Gonzalez has 55 hits in 52 games this season.

Rockies No. 18 prospect Cristhian Adames fell a home run short of the cycle in Triple-A Albuquerque's 10-2 win. Adames scored three times and drove in one while lifting his average to .304.

Adam Berry and Joe Trezza are reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.