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Around the Minors: Opening Week

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
May 7, 2021

Four years in the making It's been four years since Sam Carlson took the bump and faced a live hitter in game action, but the Mariners' 25th-ranked prospect did just that on Saturday for Low-A Modesto. The right-hander added an exclamation point on the moment by picking up his first

Walk this way: Shuckers draw 16 free passes in rout

13 Walks Come In 12-Run 6th Inning for Biloxi
May 7, 2021

A historic top of the 6th inning in which the Biloxi Shuckers (1-2) drew 13 walks against the Birmingham Barons (2-1) propelled Biloxi to a 14-6 victory on Thursday night at Regions Field. The Shuckers drew a total of 16 walks, the most in a single game in franchise history.

Ramos soars again at plate for Flying Squirrels

Ramos, Villar go deep to help lift Flying Squirrels
May 7, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. – A heap of 11 runs through the first three innings led the Richmond Flying Squirrels to a 12-6 victory against the Hartford Yard Goats at The Diamond Thursday night.

Espinoza dazzles in first outing since 2016

Padres No. 12 Strikes Out Three in Two Innings
May 6, 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- The highest-rated San Diego Padres prospect on the 2021 TinCaps roster threw in his first game in over 1,700 days, and didn't disappoint. Anderson Espinoza showcased his blistering fastball and plus command through two scoreless innings, but Fort Wayne fell to the West Michigan Whitecaps, 6-3.

Manoah sets record with 12 K's in Bisons debut

Righty dominates WooSox through six innings of 10-1 win
May 6, 2021

There was dominance in every facet of the game from the Buffalo Bisons Thursday night as they defeated the Red Sox 10-1 to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2017. The ascendancy began with the 6’6” righty Alek Manoah, who struck out 12 in his first career

Lester, Greene deliver grand slams for Erie

May 5, 2021

The SeaWolves (2-0), one night removed from setting a franchise record for Opening Day runs, teed off again on the Reading Fightin Phils (0-2) for a 14-2 win on Wednesday night at First Energy Stadium. Erie grabbed an early lead in the top of the third inning against Reading starter

Marlins' Sánchez enjoys a perfect day at plate

Jacksonville tallies 16 hits, scores double-digit runs for second straight day
May 5, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the second consecutive day, Lewin Díaz and Jesús Sánchez each belted home runs, leading the Jumbo Shrimp to a 10-7 victory Wednesday over the Norfolk Tides from 121 Financial Ballpark. Sánchez tallied a career-high five hits, finishing the day a double shy of the cycle. As

RailRiders to debut Sensory Safe Suite in 2021

RailRiders partner with Curemark on new space at PNC Field
May 5, 2021

MOOSIC, PA (May 5, 2021) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are pleased to partner with Curemark this season on a Sensory Safe Suite at PNC Field. Suite 6 on the Geisinger Champions Club Level will be redesigned as a fun, accommodating and functional space

Round Rock, OKC launch Red Dirt Rumble rivalry

Express and Dodgers Kick Off New Rivalry Series with 30 Meetings During 2021 Season
May 5, 2021

ROUND ROCK, Texas – It’s time for a rumble! The Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and Oklahoma City Dodgers, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, are excited to announce the Red Dirt Rumble, a new rivalry series between the Texas and Oklahoma Triple-A West League

Get to know the teams in the Low-A Southeast

Florida foes move down a level, form familiar 10-team circuit
May 5, 2021

MiLB.com introduces the 11 leagues created by the restructuring of Minor League Baseball across four levels of play. Below is a team-by-team look at the Low-A Southeast, including affiliation, previous circuit and most recent championship. (Note: "Established" refers to the first year of a team's continuous operation in that market

Prospect scouting report: Brewers' Mitchell

Lefty slugger ready to begin journey with chip on his shoulder
@RobTnova24
May 5, 2021

MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top-ranked Brewers prospect Garrett Mitchell. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Around the Minors: Opening Day

Sights and sounds from the first game action in a long time
May 4, 2021

Setting off sparks Low-A Kannapolis may have lost its inaugural game as the Cannon Ballers, but it was quite a show.