Astros prospect shortstop Carlos Correa hit his second home run of the season on Wednesday night for High-A Lancaster.
Correa hit .400 with a double and a home run during a three game series in High Desert, one of the most offense-friendly parks in professional baseball. He is hitting .283/.328/.453 despite being more than 3.5 years younger than the average player in the California League.
Cubs prospect 2B Arismendy Alcantara went 3-for-5 with a double and a triple Wednesday at Triple-A Iowa.
Alcantara is hitting .289/.306/.467 with six doubles, a triple, and three stolen bases in his first 13 games in Triple-A. He has not walked enough in the first two weeks and strikes out more than is preferable for a leadoff hitter, but he has the talent to hit .300 in the major leagues while stealing 20-plus bases and hitting 30-plus doubles. With Darwin Barney hitting .120/.290/.120 at the major league level, it looks like Alcantara could get promoted in early June once the "Super Two" deadline has passed.
Brewers recalled UTIL Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville.
Herrera will provide depth for the Milwaukee bench while Lyle Overbay is away on paternity leave. Herrera is a .251/.336/.328 career hitter in the major leagues.
Brewers placed 1B Lyle Overbay on the paternity leave list.
Paternity leave can last between one and three days. Elian Herrera was called up in a corresponding move.
Royals prospect Miguel Almonte tossed a one-hit shutout on Wednesday, striking out seven for High-A Wilmington.
Almonte has a 2.60 ERA through three starts, and has allowed only nine hits, five walks, and one hit batsman while striking out 18 batters through 17 1/3 innings. He possesses a mid-90s fastball and the potential for a dynamite change-up, but he has a tendency to throw hittable strikes while missing the corners. This can lead to rough outings, such as his second start of the season, when he allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings -- including two home runs, a double, and a triple.