With a strong start for Glendale and a breakout year in Houston's system, outfielder Ramon Laureano is bidding to become the rare 16th-round pick who finds big league success.
The California League will be undergoing some changes heading into next season, but the circuit announced its Executive Award winners on Sept. 28 to put a bow on 2016.
The end of each even-numbered season spawns a familiar ritual as Minor and Major League clubs seek new affiliation partners. Ben Hill surveys the myriad changes that have occurred.
In its final game, High Desert completed a three-game sweep and won its first California League championship since 1997 as Juremi Profar capped a five-run sixth with a two-run single.
Stockton, California, was once known as "Mudville." But was it the "Mudville" immortalized in Ernest Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat"? Ben Hill stopped by a local museum for answers.
Alysa and Jeff Bajenaru met in 2000, three weeks before Jeff signed with the White Sox, beginning a baseball odyssey that has included marriage, children, odd jobs and uncertainty.
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