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Toolshed dream lineup: The 20-year-olds

March 31, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups. In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. The opening edition focused on teenagers. This time, we turn our attention to prospects entering

Minor League Baseball Offering Fans Free Preview of MiLB.TV 

March 28, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 27, 2020 — Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced it is offering a free preview of MiLB.TV®, its subscription-based streaming service, to all fans during the delay of the 2020 season. New and existing subscribers are invited to stream more than 6,500 games from the 2019

A letter from the Commissioner to baseball fans

March 26, 2020

Dear Baseball Fans, Opening Day holds an important place in our hearts. It signifies the arrival of spring, the promise of new beginnings, the return of following your favorite team on a long journey filled with twists and turns, and the hope that your team will put together a magical

The best catcher in every teams' history

March 25, 2020

MLB has recently ranked the top catchers for each team in the league. Some of the players spent some time in the Appalachian League. Here are a few of those selected outstanding players.

2019 Minor League Baseball Community Report

March 25, 2020

MiLB clubs collectively reported over $50 million dollars in cash and in-kind donations to our communities in 2019, the highest in MiLB Charities history. Click here for MiLB Community Report.

Toolshed: Rays will make most of middle infield

Franco (Princeton 2018) leads talented middle infield.
March 19, 2020

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- At some point in the hopefully not-too-distant future when the coronavirus pandemic passes, people are safe, rosters are being set and the season is around the corner, the Tampa Bay organization is going to have some tough decisions to make, specifically in the middle infield of

Appalachian League volunteers during Spring Meetings in Pulaski, Va.

March 6, 2020

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Appalachian League participated in a community service project in Pulaski, Va. Wednesday morning as part of the League's annual Spring Meetings. Representatives Appalachian League teams and the League Office prepared and served a meal at the Pulaski Senior Center, spending the morning engaging with local

Braves' Waters (Danville 2017), Anderson (Danville 2016) receive invites

January 23, 2020

The Braves won their second straight National League East title in 2019 with help from homegrown players like Ronald Acuña Jr. , Ozzie Albies , Mike Soroka and Freddie Freeman . The next wave isn't far behind.

Former B-Royal, Salvador Perez To Become US Citizen at Royals Fan Fest

January 23, 2020

The Kansas City Royals announced on Wednesday, star catcher Salvador Perez will become a U.S. citizen on Friday, January 24 during Royals FanFest presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. 

Appalachian League participates in MLK Day of Service

January 20, 2020

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Appalachian League executives participated in the 25th annual MLK Day of Service, volunteering in 11 communities across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Tabbed as "a day on, not a day off" to celebrate the life and legacy of the Civil Rights leader, MLK Day

Appalachian League releases 2019 community report

League contributions exceeded $2.3 million for 2019 calendar year
January 17, 2020

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Appalachian League today announced it surpassed $2.3 million in charitable contributions for the 2019 calendar year. The multi-million dollar figure is a culmination of all community involvement from the ten teams in the Advanced-Rookie league, as well as efforts from the Appalachian League office.

Kansas City Royals Invite 12 Past Players of the Burlington Royals to Major League Spring Training

January 17, 2020

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 12 past members of the Burlington Royals.

TWINS ANNOUNCE 2020 MINOR LEAGUE STAFF ASSIGNMENTS

January 15, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN -The Minnesota Twins announced today that their minor league managerial and coaching positions have been filled for the 2020 season. Of note, all seven affiliates will have two pitching coaches, one of whom is bilingual (English and Spanish), while the top three levels will employ five-person coaching

Burlington Royals Announce 2020 Coaching Staff

January 11, 2020

BURLINGTON, NC. (January 10, 2020)- The Burlington Royals announced today their coaching staff for the 2020 season. Joining Tony Peña Jr. for his first season as the Burlington Royals manager will be pitching coach John Habyan and hitting coach Ramón Castro. The training staff will consist of Brad Groleau, and

5 Appalachian League alums among Prospects to Break Out in 2020

January 7, 2020

Every organization takes pride in its ability to identify and develop talent. We're the same way at MLB Pipeline, especially when it comes to predicting future breakout prospects.

Pulaski Yankees release 2019 charitable contributions

January 7, 2020

PULASKI, Va. - The Pulaski Yankees today announced the organization made over $282,000 in charitable contributions during the 2019 calendar year, an increase of over $250,000 from 2018. Through the new Calfee Cares community relations program, the Yankees made $253,587 in gift in kind donations and $28,833 in cash donations

Kelenic (Kingsport 2018) Named to 2019 All-MiLB Team

January 1, 2020

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. This edition of Toolshed covers the entire Minor Leagues, picking out the players who enjoyed

Acuna and deGrom gave historic performances in 2019

January 1, 2020

It's the point in the offseason when we have plenty of time to reflect on the past year.

Atlanta Hires Bennett as Next Danville General Manager

Bennett will be the third GM in franchise history
December 18, 2019

DANVILLE, Va. - The Atlanta Braves announced today that Brandon Bennett will take over as the Danville Braves General Manager beginning in January.  

Rees (Bluefield 2018) Leads Jays Organizational All-Stars

December 18, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Franco (Princeton 2018) tops Rays' deep prospect pool

December 16, 2019

Plain and simple, all Tampa Bay's system did in 2019 was win, win, win. So much so that the organization earned the nod as MiLB.com's Farm System of the Year.

Winter Meetings bring women together

In second decade, leadership event draws more than 150
December 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- The annual Women in Baseball Leadership Event (WiBLE) at the Baseball Winter Meetings allows women to learn from each other, which in turn, benefits the entire Minor League workforce as these employees find new ideas, solutions to problems and feel more empowered in their roles.

Multiyear Agreement Positions Nationwide as Official Insurance Partner of Minor League Baseball

December 9, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2019 - Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) and Nationwide, one of the largest providers of insurance and financial services products in the U.S., today announced a multiyear partnership making the Columbus-based company the "Official Insurance Partner of Minor League Baseball." Under the terms

San Diego welcomes 2019 Winter Meetings

December 9, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Approximately 4,500 baseball executives from more than 200 professional teams, media from around the world and hundreds of exhibitors and job seekers will converge on San Diego for the 2019 Baseball Winter Meetings™ at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and the San Diego Convention Center from Dec.

Atlanta Promotes Cross to Rome Braves General Manager

Cross served as rookie-level Danville GM for 20 years
December 6, 2019

DANVILLE, Va. - The Atlanta Braves announced today that Danville Braves general manager David Cross will take over as the next general manager of the Rome Braves beginning in January.