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Through logo evolution, Chiefs endure in Midwest

Peoria franchise found stable visual identity with early 2000s tweak
@tylermaun
July 2, 2020

With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com takes a look at the flip side. This spring and summer, we will be profiling teams with some of the longest continually used nicknames in each league. Next up: the Midwest

Prospects in the Cubs' 2020 player pool

Batterymates Marquez, Amaya open camp in South Bend
@brianjstultz
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospects in the Phillies' 2020 player pool

Top prospects Bohm, Howard followed by mix of bullpen candidates
@jtbloss
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Shots in the dark: MiLB fireworks memories

As the Fourth looms, scribe shares his pyrotechnic recollections
@BensBiz
July 2, 2020

The most popular promotion in Minor League Baseball? Year after year, the answer is the same -- fireworks. Absurd bobbleheads and regional food-based theme nights might get all the attention, but fireworks are the backbone of promo schedules. Friday Night Fireworks are a common occurrence at all levels of play,

Prospects in the Rangers' 2020 player pool

Jung, Huff lead talented contingent of prospects hoping for a shot
@MavalloneMiLB
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Podcast: What makes MiLB so special

Prospects, writers share memories following 2020 cancellation
July 2, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Two-time cancer survivor Orze ready to shine

Mets fifth-rounder overcomes fight of his life to achieve dream
@MavalloneMiLB
July 1, 2020

Eric Orze has made a habit of snapping off hellacious curveballs. Having some thrown his way? That’s another story. At an age when most worry what type of fun will be had on the weekends, Orze faced two of the nastiest curves life can offer. But instead of striking out,

MiLB takes pride in outreach to LGBTQ+ fans

Changing circumstances lead to creative activations in 2020
July 1, 2020

After a successful launch and first year for MiLB Pride in 2019, Minor League Baseball and its teams were eager to continue the momentum in year two. While the way MiLB Pride has been celebrated has looked a little different than expected this year, MiLB continues to embrace its fans

Which colleges are most popular on Draft day?

Vandy, Louisville top alma maters among current Minor Leaguers
@Kelsie_Heneghan
July 1, 2020

In the Minors, a lot of the focus is on where a player is going. Is he going up to the next level? To the Majors? On the injured list? To a new team in a trade? But for many, where they’ve been is also important. Currently there are 6,725

2020 Draft recap: Detroit Tigers

Tigers able to add a ton of hitting to pitching-heavy system
July 1, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. The Tigers went into the Draft knowing they were going to add an offensive centerpiece in Spencer Torkelson. And they left it with even more firepower. Detroit selected

2020 Draft recap: St. Louis Cardinals

Cards strike balance with Draft-high seven selections
@tylermaun
July 1, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

2020 Draft recap: Baltimore Orioles

More college talent will be joining Rutschman and company
@Kelsie_Heneghan
July 1, 2020

Part of the beauty of sports drafts is that if you’re not performing so well on the field, there’s hope in the future. And for the second year in a row, the Orioles found optimism in an early Draft pick. After selecting catcher Adley Rutschman No. 1 overall in 2019,

Giants' Bishop tests positive for COVID-19

Team's No. 4 prospect left off initial summer camp roster
July 1, 2020

Giants No. 4 prospect Hunter Bishop tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday and subsequently was left off the team's 51-man initial summer camp roster released Monday. According to a report by MLB.com, San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Bishop has experienced “very mild” symptoms and his condition

A's deal speedster Mateo to Padres

Seventh-ranked prospect was out of options in Oakland
@RobTnova24
July 1, 2020

In the first move since the Major League roster freeze was lifted last week, the A's shipped their No. 7 prospect, infielder Jorge Mateo, to the Padres for a player to be named or cash considerations. The native of the Dominican Republic is coming off a season in which he

2020 Minor League Baseball season shelved

June 30, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Major League Baseball™ (MLB™) has informed Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) that it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be a Minor League Baseball season in 2020. "These are unprecedented times for

Toolshed: 60-man player pools to watch

Padres, Tigers, Rays boast talented prospects on new-look rosters
@SamDykstraMiLB
June 30, 2020

Swimming pools. Draft bonus pools. Billiards even. Normally we talk about a number of different of pools as the calendar flips from June to July, but 60-man player pools are wholly new things. Major League Baseball Summer Camps are set to open for pitchers and catchers this Wednesday with full

2020 Draft recap: New York Yankees

Yankees stick to formula, despite having only three picks
@RobTnova24
June 30, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

Did you know? Midwest League edition

Unique facts for each of the Class A circuit's 16 clubs
@BensBiz
June 30, 2020

When it comes to size, scope and longevity, few, if any, sporting bodies can rival Minor League Baseball. With 160 teams in nearly as many markets, there are innumerable nooks and crannies to explore. This marks the ninth installment in a 14-part series dedicated to such explorations, providing one unique,

2020 Draft recap: Los Angeles Dodgers 

Dodgers stick with college-level pitching, bolster stellar system
@katiejwoo
June 30, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

Best streams of 2019: Craziest comebacks

Double-digit deficits, walk-off wins highlighted biggest rallies
@tylermaun
June 29, 2020

Everybody loves a comeback story, and with thousands of games across the Minor Leagues each season, comebacks can range from the garden variety to “did that really just happen?” Consider the 2014 Clinton LumberKings, who trailed a game 17-1 after five innings before scoring 19 unanswered runs on the way

2020 Draft recap: Boston Red Sox

Organization grabbed two prep infielders, two college left-handers
@SamDykstraMiLB
June 29, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. The 2020 Draft was going to be a different one for the Red Sox, no matter what. Back in April, Major League Baseball took away the organization's second-round

The Road to The Show™: Casey Mize

Top pick breezing through Tigers system with dominant arsenal
@AndrewAtBatt
June 29, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps taken to reach the brink of the Major Leagues. Here's a look at Tigers right-hander Casey Mize. There's always plenty of hype, fanfare and superlatives that surround players when they're the No. 1 overall Draft pick. Casey Mize has

2020 Draft recap: Arizona Diamondbacks

D-backs go pitching heavy with four arms among their five picks
@tylermaun
June 29, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. Like every team in the big leagues, the D-backs approached the 2020 Draft with a plan -- and no idea how things would play out around their picks.

2020 Draft recap: Tampa Bay Rays

Best farm system gets even better with pitchers, shortstops
@Kelsie_Heneghan
June 29, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. While Tom Brady might be the most notable athletic addition to the Tampa Bay area this year, the Rays’ Draft class provides plenty to be excited about. Tampa

Franco, Lux headline 60-man player pools

Rays' Franco, Dodgers' Lux heading back to big league camps
@tylermaun
June 28, 2020

The return of baseball is mere days away, and fans across the sport are getting an idea of what their big league team could look like in the unique campaign that 2020 will be. Major League teams submitted their 60-man player pools on Sunday, and a wealth of top prospects