Top this: MiLB's craziest hot dog creations

From coast to coast, teams take ballpark staple to new heights

July 17, 2019 10:52 AM ET

In honor of #NationalHotDogDay, we've surveyed Minor League concession menus for a sampling of some of the craziest creations around.

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Toolshed: Pirates' Oliva turns the page

Pittsburgh's No. 9 prospect finding stride with Double-A Altoona

Jared Oliva has produced a career .762 OPS over three seasons in the Minor Leagues. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 17, 2019 11:28 AM ET

After years of getting overlooked by the game, Pirates No. 9 prospect Jared Oliva has been one of the hottest hitters at Double-A since the start of June.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Carolina notes: Richan adjusting on the fly

Cubs prospect getting in-game reads on hitters for Myrtle Beach

Paul Richan has struck out 76 and walked 17 through 82 1/3 innings in his first full season. (Larry Kave)

By Damien Sordelett | July 17, 2019 10:48 AM ET

No.18 Chicago Cubs Paul Richan has found a way to hone in on his emotions and make corrections when his pitches are getting hit.

Damien Sordelett 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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Prospect Roundup: Games of July 16

Cards' Gorman gets three hits; Marlins' Diaz slugs 22nd homer

Nolan Gorman has a .453 slugging percentage across two levels this season. (Palm Beach Cardinals)

July 17, 2019 10:19 AM ET

Cardinals infielder Nolan Gorman produced three hits and three RBIs for Class A Advanced Palm Beach, while Marlins infielder Isan Diaz went deep during a three-hit effort for Triple-A New Orleans.

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Grisham continues tear for Missions

Brewers No. 30 prospect smacks go-ahead homer in eighth

Trent Grisham is hitting .314/.392/.651 with nine homers and 18 RBIs in 22 Pacific Coast League games. (San Antonio Missions)

By Dan Stokes | July 17, 2019 12:40 AM ET

Brewers No. 30 prospect Trent Grisham extended his home run streak to three games with a go-ahead blast in the eighth inning as Triple-A San Antonio edged Nashville, 6-5.

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Overstreet sorta races for first Poodles slam

San Diego first-base prospect's inside-the-parker makes history

Kyle Overstreet is batting .262/.343/.343 with 10 extra-base hits in 64 games this season. (John Moore/Amarillo Sod Poodles)

By Michael Avallone | July 17, 2019 12:12 AM ET

San Diego Padres infield prospect Kyle Overstreet turned what looked to be a run-scoring extra-base hit into an inside-the-park grand slam as Double-A Amarillo topped Springfield, 10-4.

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

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Smith powers Dodgers' romp with big start

No. 4 prospect plates career-high seven; Lux chips in four hits

Will Smith has 10 homers in his last 14 games with Oklahoma City. (Dylan Heuer/Iowa Cubs)

By Tyler Maun | July 16, 2019 11:28 PM ET

Dodgers No. 4 prospect Will Smith cranked a pair of homers, including his first grand slam, and drove a career-high seven runs to power Triple-A Oklahoma City to a 13-4 romp over Iowa on Tuesday.

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Baumann twirls no-hitter for Baysox

Baltimore's No. 24 prospect fans 10 in Bowie's first feat since '07

Michael Baumann has yielded one run over his first five appearances in the Eastern League. (Terrance Williams/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | July 16, 2019 9:41 PM ET

Baltimore Orioles No. 24 prospect Michael Baumann completed his first pro no-no, striking out 10 and walking two in nine innings as Double-A Bowie topped Harrisburg, 6-0.

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Supak falls one out short of no-hitter

Brewers No. 11 prospect only gives up single over seven innings

Trey Supak also came within one out of a no-hitter on May 30 against Tennessee. (Ed Gardner/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | July 16, 2019 9:13 PM ET

Milwaukee Brewers No. 11 prospect Trey Supak allowed one single and struck out nine in a seven-inning complete game as Double-A Biloxi defeated Chattanooga, 8-0.

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Twins promote Larnach to Double-A

No. 93 overall prospect led FSL with .316 average, .842 OPS

Trevor Larnach went 15-for-51 (.366) over 10 games this month for Fort Myers before receiving his promotion. (Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 16, 2019 1:36 PM ET

Twins No. 4 prospect Trevor Larnach was promoted to Double-A Pensacola on Tuesday after leading the Florida State League with a .316 average and .842 OPS through 84 games.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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