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Cincinnati, in the three games combined, outscored Miami 21-1.PabloLopez was looking to do what Trevor Richards did to Cincinnati’s batting order last night, in which Richards tossed six shutout, dominant innings. Lopez breezed through the first three innings, including back-to-back strikeouts to JoeyVotto and slugger YasielPuig, who returned to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for his actions during a home series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The second time through the order gave Lopez a headache. Lopez allowed one run in the fourth, a Eugenio Suarez RBI single, and three runs in the fifth, paced by a crushing two-out Votto single that beat the shift, then a two-run double from Puig, swelling Cincinnati’s lead to four. Lopez exited after 4 2鈦? innings of work. Your browser does not support HTML5 video.The Marlins totaled five hits Thursday, two from third baseman Brian Anderson. They managed to secure one only win on the six-game road trip, their 4-2 victory against the Atlanta Braves last Saturday night. Gray took a MiguelRojas hard-hit baseball off the calf in the second and suffered a contusion, exiting the contest before the fifth inning took place. The Reds bullpen maintained the shutout for him, however, inducing several double plays to overcome traffic on the bases.The Marlins will hope to turn around an ugly 3-10 start as the new-look, dangerous Philadelphia Phillies will walk into Marlins Park Friday night. It’s the start of a nine-game home stand (and Fish Stripes Night!). The pitching matchup Friday features JakeArrieta vs. SandyAlcantara.Marlins vs. Reds box score (MLB.com)Fish Picks answer keyMarlinsUnderUnderReds White Sox place six players overall in the Top 80; Eloy, Kopech and Cease are all Top 25"WhiteFanposts FanpostsFanshotsSections AnalysisGame RecapsGamethreadsMinorsOffbeatFull ArchiveExclusives South Side Sox Hall of FameCard of the MonthDeep DiveDigitsFlashbackFranchise FactsKnow Your EnemyMost Essential White SoxRace to the BottomSix Pack of StatsSouth Side SnapSouth Side StumperSSS Literary SupplementSuper Stats PackThe Game I’ll Never ForgetTwitterpatingUnder the RadarView From the Other SideWhite Sox on SB Nation HomeStoriesScheduleRosterStatsWhite Sox on Yahoo! HomeDepth ChartTransactionsMasthead MastheadMeet the Players!Links White Sox Web LinksSouth Side Sox standardsCommunity GuidelinesOdds Shop StubHub 鉁昗hite Sox MinorsEloy Jim茅nezMichael KopechWhite Sox land five in MLB’s Top 50New,20commentsWhite Sox place six players overall in the Top 80; Eloy Juan Marichal Jersey , Kopech and Cease are all Top 25CSTShareTweetShareShareWhite Sox land five in MLB’s Top 50Dueling aces: Both Michael Kopech and Dylan Cease (above) took steps forward on MLB’s Top 100. Cease will be active in 2019 and looks to leapfrog his fellow fireballer.Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsOn Wednesday, both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus released their lists of preseason Top 100 prospects (their lists remain in this feature, below, and the average ranks now cover all three Top 100s). On Saturday, it was MLB Pipeline’s turn (latest 2018 ranks in parenthesis):3. Eloy Jim nez, OF (same as last year)18. Michael Kopech, RHP (up one spot from No. 19)21. Dylan Cease, RHP (up four spots from No. 25)40. Luis Robert, OF (up four spots from No. 44)47. Nick Madrigal, 2B (up two spots from No. 49)80. Dane Dunning, RHP (down 21 spots from No. 59)Five players in the Top 50!MLB Pipeline keeps its last updated list for the year as its “season” ranking, so the 2018 ranks are not from a full year ago. However, seeing the lifts and drops is still instructive.Four of the top five White Sox prospects moved up. Eloy has nowhere to go, really. Kopech got a bump in spite of his TJS. Cease took a predictable step forward from No. 25. Robert continues to march upward and is poised for a major jump in 2019. Madrigal’s gain was modest.Dunning took a huge ding from MLB, which seems odd given the conservative moves above him on the list, and the fact that Kopech and Robert seemed not to be penalized for injury. And Rutherford, listed at No. 77 last time out, fell completely out of the Top 100. For what? Taking a couple of weeks off after the season? Sheesh.Right below is a reprint of the Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus lists, for continuity and thoroughness’ sake. Feel free to skip to the bottom, to see the new average rankings of the prospects.A big question posed in Monday’s BA exclusive to South Side Sox (letting us know that five Chicago White Sox prospects had landed in its Top 100) was whether all five would crack the Top 50.Not quite. Would you settle for Top 76? Likewise, would you be OK with six White Sox in BP’s Top 76?First, let’s take a look at Baseball America’s list (2018 ranks in parenthesis):3. Eloy Jim茅nez, OF (up one spot from No. 4)21. Michael Kopech http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , RHP (down 10 spots from No. 11)38. Dylan Cease, RHP (not ranked)43. Nick Madrigal, 2B (not ranked)76. Luis Robert, OF (down 18 spots from No. 58)In a move that was harsh but anticipated after Monday’s news, RHP Dane Dunning, ranked No. 82 in last year’s list, fell out of BA’s Top 100. Want some even brighter news? BP nearly had four White Sox in their Top 25! Here’s Baseball Prospectus’ list (2018 ranks in parenthesis):4. Eloy Jim茅nez, OF (up two spots from No. 6)15. Nick Madrigal, 2B (not ranked)24. Michael Kopech, RHP (down seven spots, from No. 17)26. Dylan Cease, RHP (not ranked)45. Luis Robert, OF (up 10 spots from No. 55)76. Dane Dunning, OF (up 13 spots from No. 89)Six Top 100 picks is swell, but consider that a year ago, the White Sox placed eight: Yep, Alec Hansen (No. 40 in 2018), Jake Burger (No. 84) and Blake Rutherford (No. 90) all fell out of BP’s Top 100.Average RankingsHere’s a look at the average ranking among the three Top 100 lists published so far (Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, MLB Pipeline):Eloy Jim茅nez (average rank, 3.3): Only MLB kept Eloy stuck at No. 3 — but then, only MLB had Eloy ranked at No. 3 at the end of last year.Michael Kopech (21): Kopech didn’t get knocked too hard for a mixed MLB debut or his TJS injury/rehab that will keep him out for 2019. Instead, both lists http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , while applying some caution to Kopech given the severity of his injury, preferred to place fair weight on his outstanding Triple-A season. Kudos to MLB for actually moving Kopech up one spot.Dylan Cease (28.3): The march to the Top 10 continues for Cease, who took mega-leaps on the BA and BP lists, and a still-healthy, four-spot jump with MLB, who already had the righthander ranked in their Top 25. Given that Rick Hahn basically put Cease on the Kopech track for 2019 (Triple-A, and a call-up after the All-Star break), it makes sense that Cease is nipping at Kopech’s tail in the prospect rankings as well.Nick Madrigal (35): BP’s Madrigal love is actually shocking. No. 15 places him impossibly, like 2019 call-up, high. Wow. MLB and BA both ranking him in the 40s seems a bit more realistic.Luis Robert (53.7): The most fascinating contrast of all lands with Robert. BA chose, not completely unfairly, to ding Robert for basically missing all of 2018’s regular season. Meanwhile, BP must have been agog at Robert’s AFL work this fall, moving him up 10 spots in spite of his All-Absentia 2018 season. MLB also nudged Robert up, four spots from their latest 2018 rankings.Dane Dunning (88): This isn’t really fair, because BA didn’t even rank Dunning in their Top 100. But between BP and MLB, Dunning is still considered a Top 100 player. Somebody at BP really digs the cream of the White Sox crop. While BA used Dunning’s late elbow issues to drag him off of their list (ignoring a season nearly as inspiring as Cease’s), BP not only kept Dunning in its Top 100, but bumped him up 13 spots. MLB sort of split the difference, ranking him high as of their last 2018 rankings (No. 59) but then somewhat inexplicably dropping him 21 spots this time out.