Isabel slugs his path into Reds' future

First baseman sets record in homers while Stephenson hits reset

Ibandel Isabel totaled a .562 slugging percentage in 110 games across two Class A Advanced leagues. (Buck Davidson/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | October 12, 2018 10:01 AM ET

First baseman Ibandel Isabel topped the Minor Leagues in home runs while righty Robert Stepheson hit the reset button to lead the Cincinnati Reds' Organization All-Stars.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Sanchez reportedly will skip AFL stint

Top Phillies prospect suffers setback during instructional league

Sixto Sanchez posted a 2.51 ERA in eight starts during an injury-shortened year with Clearwater this past season. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | October 8, 2018 10:20 PM ET

Due to right collarbone soreness, the top Philadelphia Phillies prospect Sixto Sanchez will skip the Arizona Fall League, according to an NBC Sports report.

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Kirilloff named Twins' Player of the Year

No. 30 overall prospect hit .348 with 101 RBIs across two levels

Alex Kirilloff led all Minor Leaguers with 44 doubles and ranked seventh with 101 RBIs. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | September 30, 2018 6:24 PM ET

No. 30 overall prospect Alex Kirilloff was named the Twins' Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .348 with 20 homers and 101 RBIs across two Class A levels.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Toolshed: Gimenez could surprise with pop

ISO shows top Mets prospect outperformed in power department

Andres Gimenez was a Florida State League end-of-season All-Star despite moving up to Binghamton on July 23. (Mark Olson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 21, 2018 10:04 AM ET

Andres Gimenez has shown plus ability in everything but power, but with the way his ISO beat expectations in 2018, he might have a more well-rounded profile than previously thought.

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On the Road: Making history in Daytona

Tortugas' Jackie Robinson Ballpark pays tribute to 1946 season

The statue outside of Jackie Robinson Ballpark marks the events of 1946, when Robinson spent Spring Training in Daytona Beach.

By Benjamin Hill | September 20, 2018 10:06 AM ET

Daytona Beach's Jackie Robinson Ballpark got its name due to the historic events of 1946. Ben Hill spoke with a local historian about how they transpired.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Costello powers Miracle to FSL title

Twins first baseman turns tide with three-run homer in Game 4

Ryan Costello drove in four runs and scored three times for Fort Myers in the Championship Series. (Fort Myers Miracle)

By Rob Terranova | September 10, 2018 9:59 PM ET

Minnesota Twins first baseman Ryan Costello belted a three-run go-ahead dinger that turned the tide in Class A Advanced Fort Myers' 8-5 win over Daytona.

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Rodriguez, Tortugas stay alive in FSL Finals

Reds No. 23 prospect collects two hits, three RBIs in Game 3

Alfredo Rodriguez has hit safely in five of six postseason games for Daytona. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Daren Smith | September 9, 2018 10:53 PM ET

Reds No. 23 prospect Alfredo Rodriguez tripled, singled and drove in three runs as Daytona beat Fort Myers, 6-2, on Sunday to avoid a sweep in the best-of-5 Florida State League Championship Series.

Daren Smith is an editor for MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Lewis homers as Miracle make a statement

Fort Myers crushes Daytona to jump to 2-0 lead in FSL Finals

Royce Lewis had a .352 OBP, 28 steals and 14 homers in 121 games across two Minor League levels. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Kirsten Karbach | September 8, 2018 11:34 PM ET

Twins prospects Royce Lewis and Alex Kiriloff combined for a homer, a double, three RBIs and four runs scored in For Myers' 12-2 thrashing of Daytona in Game 2 of the Florida State League Finals.

Kirsten Karbach is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Miranda powers Miracle in Game 1

Twins No. 29 prospect smacks two-run homer, doubles

Jose Miranda hit 16 homers in 131 games between the Midwest and Florida State leagues. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 7, 2018 10:22 PM ET

Twins No. 29 prospect Jose Miranda blasted a two-run homer and doubled to lead Fort Myers to a 3-1 win over Daytona in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Florida State League Championship Series.

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Isabel's homer leads Tortugas to FSL Finals

Slugging Reds prospect sparks comeback in trademark fashion

Ibandel Isabel was traded from the Dodgers to the Reds in an April 17 deal for right-hander Ariel Hernandez. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | September 7, 2018 12:50 AM ET

The Cincinnati Reds' Ibandel Isabel set an FSL record with 35 home runs, and he belted another to help Class A Advanced Daytona beat Clearwater, 5-3, to advance to the championship.

Chris Bumbaca is a contributor for MiLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter @BOOMbaca. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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