FSL cancels weekend series, 2019 playoffs

Threat of looming Hurricane Dorian ends season early

August 29, 2019 3:04 PM ET

League President Ken Carson announced today that the Florida State League final weekend series and postseason will be canceled due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian.

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Larnach, Romero grab top FSL awards

Miracle slugger, Crabs righty lead end-of-season All-Stars

Trevor Larnach and Tommy Romero each stood out in their first FSL seasons. (Cliff Welch, Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | August 29, 2019 11:45 AM ET

Twins outfielder Trevor Larnach (Fort Myers) and Rays right-hander Tommy Romero (Charlotte) were named Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, as the Florida State League announced its end-of-season All-Stars.

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Balazovic puts up five zeros for Miracle

Twins No. 4 prospect takes no-no into fifth, strikes out nine

Jordan Balazovic fell three strikeouts short of the career high he set on May 13 against Bradenton. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | August 28, 2019 10:33 PM ET

Twins No. 4 prospect Jordan Balazovic struck out nine over five scoreless innings, but the Fort Myers Miracle dropped a 2-1 decision to the Dunedin Blue Jays in the first game of a doubleheader.

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Late comeback falls short in 7-5 loss to Miracle

Franco reaches base four times in defeat

Wander Franco reached base four times in Wednesday's loss.

By John Vittas | August 21, 2019 11:59 PM ET

Wander Franco reached base four times and the Stone Crabs mounted a late comeback, but the Fort Myers Miracle held on for a 7-5 win at Hammond Stadium.

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Orimoloye Shell-Shocks the Tortugas with Two Home Runs in Win and Jimenez Records Second Save

Orimoloye accounts for four of five RBI in the game

By Andrew Thriffiley | August 21, 2019 10:05 PM ET

Clearwater- Maximo Castillo had a strong beginning to the game allowing just two hits through the first two innings. The offense helped out in a big way with a Reggie Pruitt double to begin the game. A walk by Ryan Noda set the table for Demi Orimoloye. For the second night in a row, the Canadian launched a towering blast to left field for the three-run home run to go up 3-0.

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Marauders' Swaggerty goes deep twice

Pirates No. 4 prospect records first career multi-homer game

Travis Swaggerty has bumped his average to .267, the highest it's been since sitting at .272 on May 4. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

By Joe Bloss | August 17, 2019 9:18 PM ET

Fourth-ranked Pirates prospect Travis Swaggerty recorded his first career multi-homer game to power Class A Advanced Bradenton to a 3-2 win over Lakeland on Saturday night.

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Crabs' Franco posts season-high four hits

Top overall prospect sprays four singles, scores three times

Wander Franco is batting .333 with an .881 OPS through his first 39 Florida State League games. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | August 11, 2019 5:22 PM ET

Top Rays prospect Wander Franco notched his first four-hit game of the season and scored three times Sunday as Class A Advanced Charlotte rolled to a 9-0 victory over Tampa.

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Jays' Woods Richardson makes new home

Hurler becomes No. 7 Toronto prospect after Stroman trade

Simeon Woods Richardson has struck out at least seven batters in six different starts this season. (Dunedin Blue Jays)

By Andrew Battifarano | August 8, 2019 10:57 AM ET

Sent from the Blue Jays to the Mets in the Marcus Stroman trade, right-hander Simeon Woods Richardson is excited for his opportunity with a new organization and chance to compete in the Florida State League at 18 years old.

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Rays' Ryan notches career-high 13 K's

Tampa Bay's No. 16 prospect tosses seven one-hit frames

Joe Ryan holds a 1.42 ERA with 112 strikeouts over 82 2/3 innings for the Stone Crabs this season. (Charlotte Stone Crabs)

By Brian Stultz | August 7, 2019 2:23 PM ET

Rays No. 16 prospect Joe Ryan struck out a career-high 13 batters while allowing just one hit over seven innings before Class A Advanced Charlotte defeated Bradenton, 2-0, in the opening game of a doubleheader Wednesday.

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Schmidt posts zeros in longest pro start

Yankees No. 5 prospect scatters three hits over seven innings

Clarke Schmidt lowered his ERA to 2.98 with his latest gem for the Tarpons. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

By Rob Terranova | August 5, 2019 10:37 PM ET

New York Yankees No. 5 prospect Clarke Schmidt scattered three hits and three walks while fanning nine over a career-long seven innings as Class A Advanced Tampa blanked Lakeland, 6-0.

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