From Triple-A to Low-A, find out which hitters and pitchers stood out the most across Minor League Baseball each week.
(Created with mapchart.net. Click to enlarge.) While Minor League Baseball is an introduction to pro ball for the players, it can also be a place where fans first meet the game. From Florida to Alaska, Hawaii to Maine, this map illustrates the closest Minor League team to each county in the United States. There are three counties that play home to two team each: San Bernadino, California (Rancho Cucamonga & Inland Empire); Pinellas, Florida (Dunedin & Clearwater); Palm Beach, Florida (Palm Beach & Jupiter). The Omaha Storm Chasers (181 counties) and St. Paul Saints (180) cover the most counties while Vancouver covers the most ground thanks to Alaska.
In The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors, including top prospects, managers, player development experts and other newsmakers. There's also a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.