MLB.com names Byron Buxton as baseball’s top prospect for second straight year

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For the second straight year, MLB.com has ranked Twins center field prospect Byron Buxton as the No. 1 prospect in the game.

Buxton got top honors despite appearing in just 31 games in the minors last season due to a left wrist injury and a concussion. The 21-year-old then suffered a small fracture in his left middle finger during the Arizona Fall League and required surgery. However, the injuries aren’t considered a long-term concern and the tools remain. When he’s healthy and on the field, he can do it all.

Rounding out MLB.com’s top five, Buxton was followed by Kris Bryant of the Cubs, Carlos Correa of the Astros, Francisco Lindor of the Indians, and Addison Russell of the Cubs.

You can see the full top 100 here, complete with write-ups and video.

Craig Counsell pulls Wade Miley after one batter

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Brewers manager Craig Counsell took “the opener” to new heights in Game 5 of the NLCS on Wednesday evening. Expecting Wade Miley to pitch a sizable portion of the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stacked the lineup with right-handed hitters behind leadoff batter Cody Bellinger.

Wade Miley walked Bellinger to start the game. Counsell promptly walked to the mound and called for right-hander Brandon Woodruff, removing Miley from the game after just one batter and five pitches, as was the plan. Woodruff will face almost exclusively right-handers down the Dodgers’ lineup with the exceptions of Max Muncy and Clayton Kershaw.

Miley will now start Game 6. Or will he?