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02/27/2015 | Bobbleheads get Hall of Fame of their own
The founders of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum plan to open a physical location in 2016, but the collection already includes scores of contributions from Minor League teams.

02/26/2015 | RoughRiders adopt a presidential look
The Frisco RoughRiders unveiled their new identity and announced ballpark improvements Thursday afternoon, ushering in a bold new era that is not without "president."

02/26/2015 | ISO-lating prospects' power in 2014
In the same way he looked at run tools through speed scores,'s Sam Dykstra compares prospects' isolated slugging percentage (ISO) with their power-tool grades.

02/25/2015 | Changing roles was relief to Hughes, Bucs
Pittsburgh reliever Jared Hughes attributes his big league success to embracing a mentality on the mound far more intense than his affable personality off of it in the Minors.

02/24/2015 | Love of game burns strong in Minors vets
Many fans assume any player who's been in the Minor Leagues for about a decade and hasn't reached the bigs is bitter, but in many cases, that couldn't be further from the truth.

02/23/2015 | M's get glimmer of 'good news' on Sanchez
Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez showed slight brain activity Monday in tests performed in a Venezuelan hospital. The right-hander has been in a coma for nine days.

02/23/2015 | D-backs' third-round pick Railey suspended
Matt Railey, the D-backs' third-round pick in last year's Draft, was suspended for 50 games Monday after testing positive for a banned substance.

02/23/2015 | PawSox sold, slated to move to Providence
The Pawtucket Red Sox have been sold to a 10-member ownership group that includes Fenway Sports Management, a sister company of the Boston Red Sox, and are expected to move to a new stadium to be built in Providence, Rhode Island.

02/23/2015 | Red Sox land Moncada for $31.5 million
Boston agreed to terms on Monday with Cuban teenager Yoan Moncada for $31.5 million, the largest-ever contract for an amateur free agent.

02/23/2015 | 'D'-Listers: Hedges, Swihart tops behind dish
Our annual 'D'-Listers series profiling the Minor Leagues' best defenders kicks off with the catchers, where the Padres' Austin Hedges and the Red Sox's Blake Swihart reign supreme.

02/22/2015 | Florida State League president Murphy dies
Longtime Florida State League president Chuck Murphy died on Saturday at the age of 83 after 25 years at the helm of the circuit he first joined in the mid-1980s.

02/21/2015 | Astros' Velasquez sidelined by lat strain
Astros pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez is in camp in Florida, but a strained lat muscle sustained in the Arizona Fall League will keep him out for two or three more weeks.

02/20/2015 | A's Gauna, Braves' Tate suspended 50 games
Braves reliever Richie Tate and fellow right-hander Koby Gauna of the Athletics were suspended for 50 games on Friday after testing positive for banned drugs.

02/20/2015 | P-Nats aim to build home with private funds
Many ballparks, including new ones in Nashville, Biloxi and Morgantown, are built thanks to the efforts of public funding. Potomac, though, is exploring an independently financed stadium.

02/19/2015 | Q&A: Yastrzemski discusses lineage, career
Mike Yastrzemski is not just a name. The Orioles' No. 19 prospect and grandson of Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski led the Minor Leagues in triples and hit for the cycle in 2014.

02/18/2015 | Indians right-hander Sturdevant suspended
Indians Minor League right-hander Tyler Sturdevant was suspended for 50 games on Wednesday after testing positive for a banned substance.

02/18/2015 | Black Bears unveil logo in Morgantown
In October, Morgantown's New York-Penn League franchise announced it would be known as the West Virginia Black Bears. As of Wednesday, the team has a crisp logo to go along with its name.

02/18/2015 | Resilient Matzek finds Rocky Mountain high
In 2009, Tyler Matzek was a can't-miss prospect. But he struggled so much in his second year in the Minors that he stepped away from baseball for a month to rediscover himself and his mechanics.

02/17/2015 | Rock Cats break ground on Hartford stadium
Hartford city officials and members of the New Britain Rock Cats' ownership group participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new baseball stadium Tuesday afternoon.

02/17/2015 | Walker's long trek to bigs ended at home
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker won a Silver Slugger Award in 2014, but the Pittsburgh native labored for parts of seven seasons in the Minor Leagues before coming home.

02/15/2015 | Reports: M's Sanchez suffers head injury
Mariners right-handed pitching prospect Victor Sanchez reportedly suffered a fractured skull Saturday after he was struck in the head by a boat while swimming in his native Venezuela.

02/13/2015 | Rays' Edwards, Indians' Ruiz suspended
Rays second-round pick Spencer Edwards, Indians Minor League outfielder Brian Ruiz and former Braves right-hander Joe Gardner were suspended Friday after testing positive for banned substances.

02/13/2015 | Batting Around: False start in Biloxi
The Biloxi Shuckers are scheduled to make their franchise debut this spring, but it's still up in the air as to when they'll play their first game at new MGM Park.

02/12/2015 | Former Tourists skipper Hathaway dies at 98
Ray Hathaway, who set an Asheville record by winning 518 games as the team's manager, died Wednesday. At 98, he was considered the second-oldest Major League alumnus.

02/12/2015 | Scoring speed: How players grade, perform
Using Speed Scores (Spd),'s Sam Dykstra evaluates how some of's Top 100 prospects performed on the basepaths compared to our expectations, given their run tool grades.

02/11/2015 | New tools boosted Willingham's career
Thanks to a change in position, Josh Willingham was able to realize his big league dream after a successful Minor League career. Now retired, he reflects on what it took to reach the Majors.

02/11/2015 | Prospect projections: NL West rookies
In the last of our Prospect Projections series, a look at the National League West includes Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and Rockies right-hander Jon Gray.

02/11/2015 | College award winners find pro success
A.J. Reed, Taylor Jungmann and Kris Bryant have at least a couple of things in common: they won at least one major college baseball award and they have promising futures in the game.

02/10/2015 | Prospect Q&A: Taillon ready for comeback
Jameson Taillon enters this season as the Pirates' No. 2 prospect, but it's been a long and painful year for the right-hander following Tommy John surgery that halted his ascent to Pittsburgh.

02/10/2015 | Mets' Peterson gets 80-game suspension
Mets right-handed relief pitcher Tim Peterson received an 80-game suspension Tuesday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

02/09/2015 | Prospect Projections: AL West rookies continues its Prospect Projections series with a look at the American League Western Division, where Joey Gallo is hoping to impact the Rangers' season.

02/08/2015 | Heat capture second straight ABL title
For the fourth time in five seasons the Heat are Australian Baseball League champions. They built an early six-run lead and crushed the Adelaide Bite, 12-5, in the decisive third game of the Finals.

02/07/2015 | Perth forces ABLCS finale with win in extras
Twins prospect Allan de San Miguel hit a two-run double in the top of the 10th inning to send Perth to a 5-3 victory over Adelaide in Game 2 of the Australian Baseball League Championship Series.

02/07/2015 | Bryant, Russell among Cubs' camp invitees
The Cubs invited top prospects Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and 16 other non-roster players to Spring Training on Friday.

02/06/2015 | Owens receives second invite to Sox camp
The Red Sox top prospect Henry Owens received his second non-roster invitation to big league camp, where he will be joined by fellow left-hander Brian Johnson and infielder Deven Marrero.

02/06/2015 | Indians prospect Sheffield gets probation
Indians 2014 first-round pick Justus Sheffield reportedly has pleaded guilty to underage drinking and criminal trespass charges stemming from an incident last month in his Tennessee hometown.

02/06/2015 | Giants catcher Escalante suspended
Giants Minor League catcher Geno Escalante was suspended 50 games on Friday after a second positive test for a banned drug.

02/06/2015 | Adelaide rides three straight homers to win
Boston Red Sox prospect and Adelaide Bite veteran Stefan Welch blasted the first of back-to-back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning as Adelaide stormed back to win Game 1 of the best-of-3 Championship Series, 3-2 over the visiting Perth Heat.

02/06/2015 | Cyclones to celebrate 'Saved by the Bell'
Bayside High comes to Coney Island, Brooklyn on June 24 when the Cyclones host the Tri-City ValleyCats on 'Saved by the Bell' Night, featuring contests and theme jerseys.

02/06/2015 | Southern League joins Hall of Fame fray
The Southern League took action on a decade-old idea last year to create a Hall of Fame. In doing so, the circuit created a new way to honor its history -- and raised a lot of questions.

02/06/2015 | Work ethic fueled Gardner after college snub
Brett Gardner has become one of the Yankees' most well-rounded hitters, but the speedy outfielder didn't have an easy time reaching even the Minor Leagues following a failed tryout in college.

02/05/2015 | Bucs deal Trepagnier to Braves for Salcedo
The Pirates shipped 2014 Florida State League All-Star Bryton Trepagnier to the Braves for Edward Salcedo, a former Southern League and Organization All-Star.

02/05/2015 | Q&A: Braves' Jenkins prepared for new start
Once a standout high school football player, Tyrell Jenkins has overcome injuries and a rough 2013 by pitching big in 2014. Now the hurler has a new team -- the Braves -- and is psyched for 2015.

02/05/2015 | Kennelly, Heat seeking another ABL crown
Atlanta prospect Matt Kennelly and his Perth Heat teammates are going for their fourth Australian Baseball League title in five seasons this weekend. Their opponents, the Adelaide Bite, are looking to end a 35-year drought.

02/04/2015 | Pirates nab Caminero from Marlins for cash
For the second time in two days, Pittsburgh swapped cash for a Triple-A player, this time acquiring reliever Arquimedes Caminero from Miami.

02/04/2015 | Prospects learn lessons from school days
After playing top competition at the collegiate level in the College World Series, prospects like Rob Refsnyder and Nick Howard have learned to value the friendships most of all.

02/04/2015 | Harrison never doubted big league potential
Before becoming an All-Star in 2014, Josh Harrison showed what he was capable of with regular playing time in the Minor Leagues with the Cubs and Pirates.

02/03/2015 | Orioles flip Ohlman to Cardinals for cash
After designating him for assignment, Baltimore agreed to trade Mike Ohlman to St. Louis in exchange for cash considerations on Tuesday.

02/03/2015 | Prospect Q&A: Robertson ready for Rays
When the A's traded away Addison Russell, it looked like Daniel Robertson was on the fast track to the starting shortstop job in Oakland. Seven months later, he adjusting to new surroundings.

02/02/2015 | Veteran Betemit among four suspended
Major League veteran Wilson Betemit and Giants Minor League right-hander Ethan Miller were among four players suspended on Monday after testing positive for banned drugs.