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04/16/2014 | Cal notes: Appel focused on learning
Astros top pitching prospect Mark Appel may not have the most impressive stats so far this month, but he's not overly concerned -- the Lancaster righty is looking more broadly at his development.

04/16/2014 | FSL notes: Bell's swing begins to ring true
Josh Bell missed all of 2012 due to injury and admits to spending much of last season in "search mode," but the Pirates prospect has come out swinging for the Bradenton Marauders in 2014.

04/16/2014 | Carolina notes: Kline at home with Keys
After being limited to seven starts last season by a leg injury that required surgery, Orioles prospect Branden Kline is bouncing back with the Frederick Keys -- his hometown team.

04/16/2014 | 51s' deGrom tosses seven shutout frames
New York prospect Jacob deGrom posted his first win of 2014 on Tuesday, scattering three hits over seven shutout innings as Triple-A Las Vegas beat Reno, 6-3.

04/16/2014 | San Jose's Flores flourishes on 'off night'
San Francisco's No. 20 prospect, right-hander Kendry Flores, struck out nine over six scoreless innings for San Jose in a 4-2 victory over Inland Empire on Tuesday.

04/16/2014 | 'Throwback' Blackburn blanks Hot Rods
After executing his fastball most of the night, Cubs No. 15 prospect Paul Blackburn pitched six shutout innings Tuesday as the Cougars top the Hot Rods, 1-0.

04/16/2014 | Suns' Heaney tacks on six shutout frames
Marlins left-hander Andrew Heaney followed one scoreless outing with another, tossing six one-hit frames in Jacksonville's 4-0 win over Chattanooga on Tuesday.

04/16/2014 | G-Braves' Martin keeps competitive edge
Atlanta's No. 10 prospect Cody Martin allows just two hits while fanning nine over 5 2/3 innings as Triple-A Gwinnett stomped Norfolk, 15-0, on Tuesday night.

04/16/2014 | Amid call-up reports, Springer hits slam
If this was his last game before a big league callup, Astros prospect George Springer went out with a bang Tuesday night, hitting a grand slam in Oklahoma City's 11-9 win at Colorado Springs.

04/16/2014 | Isotopes' Pederson making it look easy
Dodgers No. 2 prospect Joc Pederson went 4-for-4 with a pair of homers, a double and five RBIs on Tuesday night, powering Triple-A Albuquerque to an 11-6 triumph over El Paso.

04/16/2014 | Beck fires complete-game shutout
White Sox righty prospect Chris Beck scattered three hits and faced one batter above the minimum in a complete-game gem as Birmingham beat Mobile, 2-0, on Tuesday.

04/15/2014 | Granier nearly unhittable for first win
Drew Granier allowed one hit and struck out four over six innings to earn his first win of the season as Midland blanked Northwest Arkansas, 1-0, on Tuesday.

04/15/2014 | Fans set to be 'Travoltafied' in Myrtle Beach
Fans in Myrtle Beach will get a taste of baseball with a John Travolta spin, while Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hands out "This Fan" T-shirts this week.

04/15/2014 | Texas notes: Cowart counts on adjustments
Angels top prospect Kaleb Cowart returns as Arkansas' third baseman sporting a refined swing, especially from the left side, and the early returns have been impressive after a disappointing 2013.

04/15/2014 | EL notes: Owens' legend growing longer
If you weren't familiar with Red Sox prospect Henry Owens after his impressive first two seasons in the pros, then you most certainly know him after his first two starts of 2014 with the Sea Dogs.

04/15/2014 | Southern notes: Hursh hitting his spots
The 31st overall pick in the 2013 Draft, Jason Hursh was dominant in his pro debut with Class A Rome last season and has enjoyed similar success so far in two Double-A starts with Mississippi.

04/15/2014 | 66ers' McGowin goes seven shutout innings
Angels prospect Kyle McGowin allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out five over seven innings as Class A Advanced Inland Empire blanked San Jose, 6-0, on Monday.

04/15/2014 | Mets' Young dazzles in rehab with 51s
While rehabbing an injured quad, New York outfielder Chris Young has gone 7-for-8 with two homers and two intentional walks in a pair of games with Triple-A Las Vegas.

04/15/2014 | Wisler outduels Butler to earn first win
No. 3 Padres prospect Matt Wisler turned in five shutout innings while Rockies' No. 2 prospect Eddie Butler lasted into the seventh as Double-A San Antonio edged Tulsa, 2-1.

04/15/2014 | Brantly hits new career heights at plate
Back in New Orleans to primarily work on his defense, Miami backstop Rob Brantly collected five hits and five RBIs in Monday night's 14-8 victory over Oklahoma City.

04/15/2014 | Mahtook delivers career night at the plate
No. 15 Tampa Bay prospect Mikie Mahtook went 5-for-5 with a triple, two runs and an RBI as his Durham Bulls beat the Charlotte Knights, 6-0, on Monday evening.

04/15/2014 | Harrison able to break out for Fort Myers
No. 12 Twins prospect Travis Harrison ended a 5-for-30 skid with a perfect night at the plate, collecting five hits, two runs and an RBI as the Miracle topped the Stone Crabs, 7-3.

04/14/2014 | Yankees righty Mitchell strikes out 12
Yankees' No. 14 prospect Bryan Mitchell set a career high in punchouts while tossing six four-hit frames in Double-A Trenton's 2-0 victory over Akron on Monday night.

04/14/2014 | Reed, Manatees turn rare triple play
With the help of a sliding catch and some heads-up defense, Brevard County turned a 9-6 triple play in the fifth inning of Monday's 8-5 win over Lakeland.

04/14/2014 | Alfaro, Gallo go deep in Pelicans' win
Rangers No. 1 prospect Jorge Alfaro hit his first Carolina League home run and reigning Minor League home run champ Joey Gallo went deep for the fifth times in five days as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans held off the Salem Red Sox, 9-6, on Monday.

04/14/2014 | Pitchers of the Week
Portland left-hander Henry Owens held Eastern League hitters to a .140 average in two starts.

04/14/2014 | Offensive Players of the Week
Indy's Gregory Polanco batted .500 last week and has hits in all 11 of his games. He joins nine others as the first Players of the Week for 2014.

04/14/2014 | Beresford named Batavia Downs POTW
Rochester Red Wings infielder James Beresford has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Racetrack Player of the Week for the period of April 3-13.

04/14/2014 | IL notes: Prospects abound at Triple-A
Count the Pirates and Phillies among the teams who believe top prospects can benefit from time at the Triple-A level as Gregory Polanco and Maikel Franco opened the season in the IL.

04/14/2014 | PCL notes: Pederson puts in the work
No. 2 Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson doesn't let his lofty status and early results with the Triple-A Isotopes speak for him. He's still anxious to learn as much as he can.

04/14/2014 | Coulter goes on power trip for Rattlers
No. 12 Brewers prospect Clint Coulter bashed two home runs a day after hammering a grand slam as Class A Wisconsin slipped past South Bend, 11-7, at Four Winds Field.

04/13/2014 | 51s' Montero takes no-hitter into sixth
Mets No. 3 prospect Rafael Montero became the second straight Las Vegas starter to take a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the 51s knocked off Fresno, 10-4, on Sunday.

04/13/2014 | Chicago's Thompson gets some perspective
No. 8 White Sox prospect Trayce Thompson extended his hitting streak to nine games and blasted his first homer of the season as Birmingham tops Jacksonville 9-1, Sunday.

04/13/2014 | RedHawks' Santana ties, then wins game
Domingo Santana's first Triple-A homer tied the game in the ninth inning and his RBI single won it in the 10th on Sunday as Oklahoma City rallied past New Orleans, 4-3.

04/13/2014 | I-Cubs place Baez on disabled list
The Iowa Cubs placed top prospect Javier Baez on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle suffered while fielding ground balls during batting practice on Friday.

04/13/2014 | Weiss legs out inside-the-park grand slam
Third baseman Erich Weiss hit an inside-the-park grand slam -- his first professional homer -- as Class A West Virginia beat Lexington, 10-6, on Sunday afternoon.

04/13/2014 | Mets' Tapia untouchable for five frames
Mets No. 15 prospect Domingo Tapia struck out two over five hitless innings on Sunday afternoon, pitching Class A Advanced St. Lucie to a 6-2 win over Fort Myers.

04/13/2014 | Hammerheads' Brice posts seven zeros
By his own admission, Austin Brice had a poor 2013 season. With a new routine, the Marlins prospect pitched seven solid innings Sunday as Class A Advanced Jupiter blanked Bradenton, 6-0.

04/13/2014 | Matsuzaka, Heston shine in PCL duel
Giants prospect Chris Heston hurled six one-hit innings and big league veteran Daisuke Matsuzaka did him one better Saturday night before Triple-A Las Vegas beat Fresno, 1-0, in 10 innings.

04/13/2014 | Red-hot Pinder goes yard twice for Ports
A's No. 18 prospect Chad Pinder continued to torment Visalia pitching, going 4-for-4 with two more homers in Class A Advanced Stockton's 7-4 loss to the Rawhide.

04/13/2014 | Almora breaks out in Florida State League
Cubs No. 3 prospect Albert Almora slugged his first Florida State League homer and doubled on Saturday night, helping Class A Advanced Daytona defeat Tampa, 7-1.

04/13/2014 | Odor homers twice in RoughRiders' romp
Rangers No. 2 prospect Rougned Odor broke out of a season-opening funk by going 4-for-6 with a pair of homers Saturday as Double-A Frisco crushed Northwest Arkansas, 15-2.

04/12/2014 | Norris uses full arsenal to beat Manatees
Blue Jays No. 4 prospect Daniel Norris had command issues with his fastball Saturday, so he made quick adjustments and used his three other pitches to help Dunedin beat Brevard County, 4-2.

04/12/2014 | Tourists' Dahl displays power and speed
Rockies No. 3 prospect David Dahl went 3-for-4, homered in his third straight game and stole a base Saturday as Class A Asheville outlasted Hickory in 10 innings, 7-5.

04/12/2014 | Blue Rocks' Binford dominates Dash
Royals prospect Christian Binford struck out 10 and allowed two hits over seven innings in Class A Advanced Wilmington's 4-0 shutout of Winston-Salem on Saturday.

04/12/2014 | Pelicans' Wolff blows away Red Sox
Sam Wolff allowed two hits and struck out three over 6 1/3 innings to lower his ERA to 0.79 ERA as Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach blanked Salem, 3-0, on Saturday evening.

04/12/2014 | Heredia pulled with shoulder discomfort
Pittsburgh's No. 10 prospect Luis Heredia was pulled from his start with West Virginia Saturday with discomfort in his throwing shoulder, the Pirates said.

04/12/2014 | Robinson caps crazy 24 hours for Ports
One night after earning the win for the Ports, A's outfield prospect Dusty Robinson went 3-for-4 with a homer and a stolen base Friday as Class A Advanced Stockton beat Visalia, 9-4.

04/12/2014 | Velasquez turns in five shutout innings
Astros No. 9 prospect Vincent Velasquez allowed one baserunner and recorded four strikeouts over five scoreless innings Friday night as Class A Advanced Lancaster beat Lake Elsinore, 5-1.

04/12/2014 | Adames busts out in Drillers' comeback win
Rockies prospect Cristhian Adames went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored Friday night as Double-A Tulsa rallied for a 10-9 victory over Corpus Christi.

04/12/2014 | Generals' Marte continues to wield hot bat
Ketel Marte was 4-for-5 with a run scored Friday night, giving him three straight multi-hit performances and helping Double-A Jackson defeat Mississippi, 8-5.

04/12/2014 | Redbirds' Taveras heats up after cool start
Top Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras put together his second straight three-hit game on Friday night, adding two RBIs and a run scored as Triple-A Memphis beat Iowa, 8-5.

04/12/2014 | Tribe's Polanco extends hit streak to eight
Top Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco tripled, singled and drove in two runs to extend his hitting streak to eight games on Friday night as Triple-A Indianapolis topped Toledo, 6-4.

04/11/2014 | Black unhittable in Smokies' win
Cubs No. 17 prospect Corey Black struck out two over five hitless innings Friday night but did not figure in the decision as Double-A Tennessee walked off with a 6-5 win over Chattanooga.

04/11/2014 | Lakeland's Thompson extends hot start
Tigers No. 4 prospect Jake Thompson extended his season-opening scoreless streak to 11 2/3 innings on Friday night as Class A Advanced Lakeland blanked visiting Clearwater, 2-0.

04/11/2014 | Books offer tales of road trips, fun fiction
With a new season comes a new batch of reading material for MiLB.com's Ben Hill, who reviews several new books and a long-standing newsletter about the Minors.

04/11/2014 | Fresno's Ford carted off field after collision
Darren Ford left Salt Lake's Smith's Ballpark on a stretcher and was taken to an area hospital after colliding with the left-field wall in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday.

04/11/2014 | Winkler takes no-no into seventh for Tulsa
Rockies prospect Daniel Winkler took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, striking out three and walking a pair, but on a tough offensive night for his club, Double-A Tulsa fell to Corpus Christi, 6-0.

04/11/2014 | Heaney's change does Jacksonville good
Andrew Heaney struck out eight and scattered four hits over six scoreless innings to earn his first 2014 win as Jacksonville bested Birmingham, 8-1, on Thursday.

04/11/2014 | Piscotty, Redbirds pack offensive punch
No. 3 St. Louis prospect Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run and top Cards prospect Oscar Taveras added three hits as Memphis beat Omaha, 10-1, on Thursday.

04/11/2014 | Rivera leads St. Lucie's offensive outburst
Mets infield prospect T.J. Rivera amassed his second five-RBI game of the young season as Class A Advanced St. Lucie thrashed Jupiter, 13-3, on Thursday night.

04/10/2014 | Gallo's blasts punctuate perfect day at plate
No. 5 Texas prospect Joey Gallo slugged his first two homers of the season, finishing 4-for-4 with four runs scored as Myrtle Beach defeated Wilmington, 6-5, on Thursday.

04/10/2014 | Suns' Giolito allows one hit in first win
Top Nationals prospect Lucas Giolito allowed one hit over five sharp innings for his first Class A victory as Hagerstown blanked Lakewood, 6-0, on Thursday.

04/10/2014 | Lefty Gorski fans 10 in B-Mets victory
Darin Gorski struck out 10 batters over six innings as the Double-A Binghamton Mets routed the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 9-1, on Thursday evening.

04/10/2014 | Rangers left-hander Garcia suspended
Texas Rangers Minor Leaguer Martire Garcia was suspended for 50 games Thursday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.

04/10/2014 | Righty Green spotless in Whitecaps loss
Tigers' 2013 11th-round pick Chad Green struck out seven and scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings in Class A West Michigan's 3-0 loss to Wisconsin on Thursday.

04/10/2014 | Seager ties career high with four hits
Dodgers prospect Corey Seager doubled twice, knocked in two runs and scored in Rancho Cucamonga's 4-3 loss in 14 innings to Inland Empire on Wednesday.

04/10/2014 | JetHawks' Kemp plates career-high six runs
Astros prospect Tony Kemp hit a grand slam, scored twice and stole a base to lead Class A Advanced Lancaster over San Jose, 9-4, on Wednesday night.

04/10/2014 | Owens stays scoreless for Sea Dogs
After tossing six hitless innings in his first start, Henry Owens scattered six hits and fanned nine over 6 2/3 shutout innings as Portland routed Trenton, 9-2, on Wednesday.

04/10/2014 | L-Kings' Diaz hits 96 mph, strikes out eight
Mariners No. 4 prospect Edwin Diaz, hit 96 mph and sat between 93-95 while tossing five scoreless innings on Wednesday night as Class A Clinton beat Lake County, 4-1.

04/09/2014 | Gnats' Morris mows through GreenJackets
Mets prospect Akeel Morris dominated in a relief appearance during Savannah's 8-3 loss to Augusta on Wednesday. The righty struck out nine over three innings and didn't allow a hit.

04/09/2014 | Walker fans 10 in rehab outing for Generals
Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker scattered three hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters over five scoreless innings Wednesday in a rehab start for Double-A Jackson.

04/09/2014 | A's Russell out month with torn hamstring
A's top prospect Addison Russell will miss at least a month with a torn right hamstring, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

04/09/2014 | Yanks' Jagielo homers in third straight game
Yankees No. 5 prospect Eric Jagielo homered for the third straight game on Wednesday afternoon, helping Class A Advanced Tampa defeat Clearwater, 5-3.

04/09/2014 | Margot goes deep twice for Drive
No. 11 Red Sox prospect Manuel Margot connected on his first two home runs of the season as Class A Greenville beat Charleston, 6-3, on Wednesday.

04/09/2014 | Eibner leads Chasers with nine RBIs
Brett Eibner went 5-for-5 with two homers, a double and nine RBIs Wednesday afternoon as Omaha routed visiting Memphis, 20-3, behind a 29-hit attack.

04/09/2014 | Intimidators' Dykstra nearly perfect
James Dykstra, a sixth-round pick by the White Sox last June, took a perfect game into the sixth inning Wednesday to lead Class A Kannapolis to a 1-0 win over Hickory.

04/09/2014 | Storm's Ross unfurls six scoreless frames
Padres prospect Joe Ross threw six shutout innings and whiffed four without walking a batter in his second California League start, earning the win as Lake Elsinore beat High Desert, 11-9, on Tuesday.

04/09/2014 | Cron's first PCL homer lifts Bees in 12th
C.J. Cron went 3-for-6 with a walk-off homer, his first Triple-A long ball, as the host Salt Lake Bees beat the Fresno Grizzlies, 6-5, in 12 innings Tuesday.

04/09/2014 | Robertson relishes Whitecaps' return
A little over three months after a fire destroyed part of their stadium, the West Michigan Whitecaps returned to Fifth Third Ballpark on Tuesday and beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 3-2.

04/09/2014 | Muncy leads charge in RockHounds' rout
Max Muncy homered and drove in a career-high six runs to fuel a 23-hit attack Tuesday night as Double-A Midland rolled to a 20-8 victory over Northwest Arkansas.

04/09/2014 | Indians' Aguilar blasts a pair for Clippers
Cleveland first-base prospect Jesus Aguilar continued his torrid start to 2014 with two homers and five RBIs for Columbus in a 6-5 win over Syracuse on Tuesday.

04/08/2014 | Lafreniere, Fairchild duel in Sally League
Braves prospect Frank Lafreniere got the best of Royals counterpart Austin Fairchild in a pitching duel Tuesday as Class A Rome topped Lexington, 3-0.

04/08/2014 | Baker comes up perfect in Mudcats' debut
Indians No. 16 prospect Dylan Baker pitched six perfect innings before reaching his pitch count in his Carolina League debut Tuesday night as Carolina blanked Frederick, 7-0.

04/08/2014 | Boston's Webster grounds up Syracuse
Boston's No. 7 prospect Allen Webster got 10 groundouts over six one-hit shutout frames for Triple-A Pawtucket in a 7-1 victory over Syracuse on Tuesday.

04/08/2014 | IronPigs' Rupp hits another home run
Cameron Rupp extended his season-opening home run streak to four games with a solo shot on Tuesday night, helping Triple-A Lehigh Valley beat Buffalo, 7-2.

04/08/2014 | Helisek puts up zeros in FSL debut
Cardinals prospect Kyle Helisek allowed one hit and one walk over six scoreless innings Tuesday night, but Class A Advanced Palm Beach fell to Bradenton, 4-3.

04/08/2014 | Mitchell throws five hitless innings
No. 18 White Sox prospect Andrew Mitchell pitched five hitless innings in his Class A debut as the Kannapolis Intimidators edged the Hickory Crawdads, 3-2, on Tuesday afternoon.

04/08/2014 | Lugnuts hoping camel-themed promo a hit
This Wednesday, there will be no need for Lansing Lugnuts fans to guess what day it is. The presence of Humphrey the camel should make one thing overwhelmingly clear: It's hump day.

04/08/2014 | Martinez spins six hitless frames for Quakes
Dodgers prospect Fabio Martinez threw six hitless innings in relief of rehabbing big leaguer Brian Wilson as Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga bested Inland Empire, 3-2, in 12 innings.

04/08/2014 | Lorenzen finds routine in the rotation
Settling into his new role as a starter, Reds No. 5 prospect Michael Lorenzen pitched seven shutout innings as Pensacola beat Tennessee 3-2 Monday.

04/08/2014 | Astros' Wates off and running for 'Hawks
Houston's Austin Wates called on advice from fellow speedster Vince Coleman to swipe three bags and also homered in Oklahoma City's 6-4 win over New Orleans.

04/08/2014 | Crawford, Cozens sink 'Claws into 'Hoppers
Philadelphia's 2013 first-rounder J.P. Crawford collected his first full-season homer and four-hit game, and Dylan Cozens added four hits in Lakewood's 10-9 loss to Greensboro.

04/08/2014 | Braves' Graham 'feels good' in return
After missing most of last season with a shoulder injury, Atlanta's No. 6 prospect J.R. Graham pitched five hitless innings as Mississippi beat Mobile, 4-0, on Monday.

04/08/2014 | Pries silences Lookouts in Double-A debut
Seattle right-handed prospect Jordan Pries worked six one-hit innings, striking out one and earning his first win as Double-A Jackson blanked Chattanooga, 4-0.

04/08/2014 | Borenstein, Arkansas run wild in Frisco
Zach Borenstein swiped a career-high four bases as Arkansas tallied seven steals in an 8-1 win over Frisco in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.

04/07/2014 | Rockies' Story hits for cycle in Nuts' loss
No. 10 Rockies prospect Trevor Story recorded the first cycle of the 2014 season Monday, going 5-for-6 with two RBIs in the Nuts' 14-12 loss to the Rawhide.

04/07/2014 | Crooked Numbers: Opening week oddities
Crooked Numbers is back with an abbreviated Opening Day version, reporting on all the strangeness from the first weekend of Minor League play, including a 1-6-3-2 triple play for Lexington.

04/07/2014 | Pederson helps Lee to first Triple-A win
Joc Pederson carried momentum from his first Triple-A homer into Albuquerque's 9-3 victory at Tacoma on Sunday as fellow Dodgers prospect Zach Lee earned his first Pacific Coast League win.

04/06/2014 | Correa blasts first Cal League homer
Top Astros prospect Carlos Correa hammered a decisive three-run shot to help Mark Appel get off the hook in his first Class A Advanced start as Lancaster rallied past Lake Elsinore, 7-4.

04/06/2014 | RedHawks' Martinez perfect through five
Right-handed Houston prospect David Martinez struck out five before exiting early as part of the piggybacking program as Oklahoma City routed Round Rock, 9-1, on Sunday.

04/06/2014 | Lively near perfect in Cal League debut
No. 13 Cincy prospect Ben Lively manhandled Modesto in his Class A Advanced debut, with his only blemish coming on a homer by David Kandilas in Bakersfield's 10-2 victory.

04/06/2014 | Bradley goes five scoreless in Reno debut
Archie Bradley spun five scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut as the Reno Aces beat the El Paso Chihuahuas, 9-1, on Sunday afternoon.

04/06/2014 | Schwindel, Legends turn triple play
The Lexington Legends turned an unusual triple play -- the first in franchise history -- in the second inning of Sunday afternoon's 5-2 win over the West Virginia Power.

04/06/2014 | Sanchez powers Thunder in big inning
Top Yankees prospect Gary Sanchez hit a grand slam -- his first homer of the season -- to cap an 11-run fourth inning in Double-A Trenton's 11-5 win over New Hampshire on Sunday.

04/06/2014 | Smith takes Hamels yard twice in Jays win
Dwight Smith Jr. had his first pro multi-homer game Sunday, belting both round-trippers of Phillies All-Star Cole Hamels in Dunedin's 5-2 win over Clearwater.

04/06/2014 | Pirates' Taillon to have Tommy John surgery
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Sunday that the team's top pitching prospect, right-hander Jameson Taillon, will undergo Tommy John surgery.

04/06/2014 | Ports' Correa shuts down Rawhide
Manny Correa, who signed with the A's in January after seven seasons in the Angels system, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Saturday as Stockton held on for a 3-2 win at Visalia.

04/06/2014 | Gray rights himself in Double-A debut
Rockies top prospect Jon Gray struggled early in his Double-A debut but kept his composure Saturday night as Tulsa dropped a 7-4 decision to visiting Corpus Christi.

04/06/2014 | Matzek strikes out 11, wins Triple-A debut
Buoyed by a five-run cushion by the time he took the mound, Rockies No. 13 prospect Tyler Matzek dazzled in his Triple-A debut Saturday, fanning 11 over five innings as Colorado Springs beat New Orleans, 8-2.

04/06/2014 | Wahoos' Stephenson fans career-high 11
Reds prospect Robert Stephenson struck out 11 over five scoreless innings to earn the victory in Double-A Pensacola's 5-0, rain-shortened win over Tennessee on Saturday.

04/06/2014 | Scott shines in Florida State League debut
Facing four of the Brewers' top prospects, Tayler Scott took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday night as Class A Advanced Daytona cruised to a 13-2 rout of Brevard County.

04/05/2014 | Hawkins homers, plates go-ahead run
White Sox prospect Courtney Hawkins homered for the second night in a row and drove in the go-ahead run Saturday as Class A Advanced Winston-Salem edged visiting Wilmington, 3-2.

04/05/2014 | Milbrath spins shutout in first pro start
Making the first start of his professional career, 6-foot-6 Indians prospect Jordan Milbrath tossed a two-hit shutout in the nightcap of a doubleheader as Lake County blanked Lansing, 5-0.

04/05/2014 | McKinney records first two-homer game
A's No. 2 prospect Billy McKinney posted his first career multi-homer game Friday night, hammering a pair of solo shots, as Class A Advanced Stockton lost to Visalia, 4-3.

04/05/2014 | San Jose's Flores flirts with no-hitter
Giants No. 20 prospect Kendry Flores did not allow a hit until a bunt single in the sixth inning and outpitched rehabbing Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett on Friday in San Jose's 3-2 win over Rancho Cucamonga.

04/05/2014 | Walker sharp in rehab start for Mavericks
Taijuan Walker allowed a two runs -- one earned -- on four hits and struck out seven over 4 1/3 innings in a rehab start Friday night as Class A Advanced High Desert beat Inland Empire, 5-4.

04/05/2014 | Redbirds' Garcia homers twice, plates six
Greg Garcia hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and a grand slam in the sixth for a career-high six RBIs as Triple-A Memphis thumped Iowa, 9-0, on Friday night.

04/05/2014 | Cards' Petrick strikes out eight in '14 debut
Cardinals' No. 17 prospect Zach Petrick struck out eight while yielding two hits and a walk over five innings Friday night as Double-A Springfield slipped by San Antonio, 1-0.

04/05/2014 | RockHounds' Russell makes impact, exits
A's top prospect Addison Russell hit a two-run homer and singled in his first two at-bats Friday night before leaving Double-A Midland's 6-0 win over Arkansas with a leg cramp.

04/05/2014 | Edwards cruises in Double-A debut
C.J. Edwards struck out four over four one-hit innings and Kris Bryant provided the winning margin by homering for the second straight night as Tennessee beat Pensacola, 1-0, on Friday.

04/04/2014 | Pelicans' Buckel returns with scoreless start
Rangers prospect Cody Buckel showed flashes of the talent that made him a second-round Draft pick, tossing four shutout innings on Friday in his first start since August.

04/04/2014 | Correa feels right at home in Cal League
Top Astros prospect Carlos Correa lashed three singles and drove in four runs in his California League debut as Lancaster downed Lake Elsinore, 8-2, on Thursday.

04/04/2014 | 51s' Montero cruises in return to PCL
Mets prospect Rafael Montero struck out five and pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night as Triple-A Las Vegas posted a 9-2 Opening Day win over visiting Fresno.

04/04/2014 | Bryant starts new year with a bang
No. 2 Cubs prospect Kris Bryant homered and reached base three times in his Southern League debut, but a late rally propelled Pensacola past Tennessee, 6-5.

04/04/2014 | Skydiver injured at Lookouts' home opener
The Chattanooga Lookouts' Opening Day game was delayed Thursday after a skydiver participating in a pregame ceremony was injured in a rough outfield landing.

04/04/2014 | Loons' Martinez strikes out career-high 11
Dodgers prospect Jonathan Martinez recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts over six innings Thursday night, helping Class A Great Lakes blank Fort Wayne, 9-0, on Opening Day in the Midwest League.

04/04/2014 | Travs' Cowart goes 5-for-6, plates five runs
Top Angles prospect Kaleb Cowart went 5-for-6 with a two-run homer, five RBIs and three runs scored on Thursday night as Arkansas rolled to a season-opening 20-7 win at Midland.

04/04/2014 | Johnson uses pop, not speed, to lead Barons
Micah Johnson tripled in his first at-bat of the season and homered in his next while Jaime Pedroza homered twice as Birmingham routed Montgomery, 9-2, on Opening Day.

04/03/2014 | Owens starts off with shortened no-no
Top Red Sox pitching prospect Henry Owens spun six hitless innings and retired the final 16 batters he faced as Double-A Portland beat Reading, 5-0, on Thursday.

04/03/2014 | Sanchez nearly spotless in Double-A debut
Blue Jays top prospect Aaron Sanchez allowed only a third-inning single to Mason Williams over five frames in his Double-A debut on Thursday night as New Hampshire opened the season with a 6-0 blanking of Trenton.

04/03/2014 | Banuelos' return opens one-hitter for Tampa
In his first outing since May 18, 2012, Yankees prospect Manny Banuelos struck out three over three hitless innings Thursday as Tampa opened the season with a 4-0 blanking of Lakeland.

04/03/2014 | Cal League Preview: JetHawks take off
The Lancaster JetHawks enter the 2014 season as the team to beat in the California League, and as a team to watch on the overall Minor League scene.

04/03/2014 | FSL Preview: Daytona goes for 'repeat'
The Daytona Cubs have a chance to repeat as Florida State League champions, and big-time outfield prospect Albert Almora should help them achieve that difficult goal.

04/03/2014 | Catching a legend for Opening Day
After a long winter, Promo Preview is back with all the bobbleheads, Bieber banishment and Nolan Ryan you've been craving. Happy Opening Day, promo fans!

04/03/2014 | CAR League Preview: Pelicans plunge in
It's a new era on the beach as manager Joe Mikulik takes over a talented Myrtle Beach roster. Meanwhile, Wilmington is set to usher in the chapter of heralded 2013 first-rounder Sean Manaea.

04/03/2014 | The fans' guide to MiLB Opening Day
Opening Day is one of the most exciting events on the sports calendar, but with so much going in the Minors, it can be tough to plan out the day. We're here to help.

04/03/2014 | Where to find the top 100 on Opening Day
From Jupiter in south Florida to Tacoma in the Pacific Northwest, MLB.com's top 100 prospects will be all over the map starting Opening Day. Find out where in our handy table.

04/02/2014 | Coming attraction: Buxton ready to sign on
Only 20 years old, Byron Buxton already has risen to the top of the Minor League hierarchy. He enters the season as the shining star in the Twins' farm system.

04/02/2014 | MWL Preview: Whitecaps keep their promise
Friday, Jan. 3, was a horrible day in West Michigan Whitecaps' history. Three months later, the club is well on its way to recovering from a fire that could have derailed its season before it began.

04/02/2014 | 2014's Under-the-Radar Prospects
There are plenty of prospects with famous names heading into the 2014 season. Here are a few that aren't at the top of the rankings but could have big Minor League campaigns.

04/02/2014 | SAL Preview: The Bucs start in West Virginia
Led by Pittsburgh's top pick in the 2013 Draft, Austin Meadows, the West Virginia Power will feature a highly ranked roster of players entering their first full seasons.

04/01/2014 | EL Preview: RubberDucks float into Akron
While the Akron RubberDucks have re-energized Ohio, top prospect Byron Buxton is set to add his own five-tool brand of excitement in New Britain this spring.

04/01/2014 | Texas Preview: Rangers ready to ride
Second baseman Rougned Odor and shortstop Luis Sardinas will team up for the third straight season when they man the middle infield for Double-A Frisco to start 2014.

04/01/2014 | Southern League Preview: Star turns
The Tennessee Smokies should feature some of the Cubs' top prospects while the Huntsville Stars play out their final season at Joe Davis Stadium in 2014.

04/01/2014 | Yankees Prospect Primer: Jagielo aims high
The New York Yankees are excited for the future of Gary Sanchez and Eric Jagielo, while lefty Manny Banuelos looks to rebound from Tommy John surgery and a disappointing spring.

04/01/2014 | Orioles Prospect Primer: Harvey on the rise
Baltimore's 2013 first-round pick (22nd overall) Hunter Harvey has already shown improvement since signing and is ready to pitch in full-season ball.

04/01/2014 | Red Sox Prospect Primer: Bogaerts era starts
MLB.com's No. 2 prospect Xander Bogaerts will start at shortstop for the Red Sox on Opening Day while Trey Ball and Manuel Margot will make their full-season debuts in Class A Greenville.

04/01/2014 | Rays Prospect Primer: Romero near ready
Rays left-hander Enny Romero is just one rung in the ladder away from the Majors at Triple-A Durham. There, Tampa Bay hopes to sharpen his curve and changeup.

04/01/2014 | Blue Jays Prospect Primer: Eyes on Sanchez
Toronto's No. 1 prospect, Aaron Sanchez has all the stuff to be a top-end big league starter. This year, he'll take an Eastern League test with New Hampshire.