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Kernels harvest first Midwest League title since '94

No. 3 Twins prospect Rodriguez launches slam in decisive Game 3
@memheller
1:30 AM EDT

The Cedar Rapids Kernels were the team to beat in the Midwest League all season. And the Twins' High-A affiliate made good on that promise by winning its first championship since 1994. The Kernels defeated the Great Lakes Loons, 7-6, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in the winner-take-all Game 3 of

Jupiter hammers down first FSL championship

Pitching, small ball complete turnaround by Marlins affiliate
@EvanKDesai
September 20, 2023

It took a first-year manager to steer the Jupiter Hammerheads, the Marlins' Single-A affiliate, to their first Florida State League championship. After going 35-31 in both the first and second halves of the season, Nelson Prada's Hammerheads were a model of consistency in the East Division this season. And Jupiter

The 2023 High-A All-Stars and award winners

Orioles' Holliday, Yankees' Thorpe primed for more accolades
@brendan_samson
September 20, 2023

Award season is in full swing in the Minors. On Wednesday, Minor League Baseball announced the High-A end-of-season award winners and All-Star rosters, as voted on by the managers of the three leagues. In the Midwest League, MVP went to Twins outfielder Kala'i Rosario, Ian Bedell of the Cardinals locked

RiverDogs roll to third straight Carolina crown

Since becoming affiliated with Rays, Charleston just keeps winning
@allisonmast13
September 20, 2023

It was a tale of two halves for Charleston this season. After finishing with the worst record in the Carolina League in the first half, Tampa Bay's Single-A affiliate rode a 39-26 record in the second half en route to its third consecutive league title. The RiverDogs defeated the Down

Drive steer way to South Atlantic League sweep

Red Sox affiliate rebounds from skid, wins 4 straight in playoffs
@allisonmast13
September 20, 2023

A four-season title drought came to an end for Greenville on Tuesday after an undefeated playoff run. It was a back-and-forth affair in Game 2 of the South Atlantic Championship Series, but the High-A Red Sox affiliate strung together some big hits to defeat Hudson Valley, 7-3, to win the

Nuts don't crack en route to Cal League crown

'23 first-rounder Emerson leads way with 4 hits, 4 RBIs in finale
@MavalloneMiLB
September 20, 2023

It's time to get Nuts! Thanks to an unrelenting offense that averaged more than 10 runs per game in the playoffs, Single-A Modesto finished off a perfect postseason on Tuesday night with a championship-clinching 14-8 win over Rancho Cucamonga at LoanMart Field. Colt Emerson led the way with four hits

Minor League Baseball's Top Alternate Identities

Vote for your favorite, winner will be revealed on Oct. 2 broadcast
@BensBiz
September 19, 2023

Over the course of a long season, it's good to switch things up. Minor League teams across the country do so on a regular basis, adopting a plethora of alternate identities to complement their everyday name and look. Alternate identities encompass a wide range of often irreverent themes, gaining fans

Player of the Week Spotlight: Nationals' James Wood

MLB's No. 7 prospect happy to be playing baseball close to home
@RobTnova24
September 19, 2023

James Wood comes from a basketball family -- his father played at the University of Richmond and his sister, Sydney, was an All-Big 10 Conference selection at Northwestern University -- but the massive 6-foot-6, 240-pound outfielder couldn't be happier to be playing baseball close to home -- and it shows.

Langford announces Triple-A arrival in style

MLB's No. 13 overall prospect delivers four hits in Express debut
September 20, 2023

A little over two months after being selected by the Rangers with the fourth overall pick in the 2023 Draft, Wyatt Langford was stepping to the plate for his Triple-A debut. Though the No. 13 prospect in baseball had already surged through the previous tiers of Texas’ system, one might

2023 Midwest League playoffs coverage

Rodriguez helps Kernels harvest first championship since 1994
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Championship Series Sept. 20

Smokies' Horton strong-arms way into SL semis

Top Cubs prospect extends scintillating year with Game 1 win
September 19, 2023

Sept. 19

You have to see this Sod Poodles DP to believe it

D-backs infielder helps give new meaning to pitcher's best friend
September 20, 2023

Tuesday night brought one of the craziest double plays that you’ll ever see in professional baseball. In a Texas League semifinal game at Hodgetown Stadium in Amarillo between Double-A Amarillo (D-backs) and San Antonio (Padres), Amarillo shortstop Camden Duzenack started a seemingly impossible play that you have to see with

Williams, Jackson put Ponies win from EL Finals

Mets prospects go yard in big fourth frame in Game 1 victory
September 20, 2023

Sept. 19

Martorella shows power as Missions win TL opener

Padres affiliate outrakes the Sod Poodles in a 10-inning thriller
September 20, 2023

Sept. 19

2023 Florida State League playoffs coverage

Marlins affiliate Jupiter hammers down its first championship
September 20, 2023

Championship Series

The 2023 Single-A All-Stars and award winners

Orioles' Basallo, Phillies' Crawford each pick up two major honors
@MavalloneMiLB
September 19, 2023

As summer ebbs into fall, Minor League Baseball has started to reveal its end-of-season award winners and All-Star steams. First up are the three Single-A circuits, encompassing 30 teams, as voted on by league managers. There's no shortage of top prospects, noteworthy names and some under-the-radar players who made their

Road to The Show™: Blue Jays’ infielder Martinez

No. 88 prospect quietly ranks among Minors’ premier power bats
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 19, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at Blue Jays’ second-ranked prospect Orelvis Martinez. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The Blue Jays’ tremendous eye for talent on

Meet the MiLB Pitching Prospect of the Year finalists

Snelling, Thorpe and Horton finalists for top hurling award
September 17, 2023

It’s almost time for awards season, everyone! At least at the Minor League level it is. At 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 2, MLB Network will air the inaugural MiLB Awards Show, with host Matt Vasgergian handing out a slew of honors, recognizing some of the best prospects, performances

Brewers' No. 1 prospect Chourio heads to Nashville

19-year-old outfielder joins Nashville’s roster for final homestand
September 18, 2023

NASHVILLE – The Nashville Sounds and Milwaukee Brewers have announced that outfielder Jackson Chourio, the top prospect in the Brewers’ organization and the No. 2 prospect in baseball (MLB Pipeline and Baseball America), has been promoted to Nashville from Double-A Biloxi. The 19-year-old phenom from Maracaibo, Venezuela is set to

Jobe puts six zeros on board in SeaWolves debut

Tigers' top pitching prospect scatters four hits and strikes out six
@memheller
September 17, 2023

Facing Double-A hitters for the first time, Jackson Jobe put together arguably the best start of his pro career so far. The Tigers’ top pitching prospect scattered four hits over six scoreless innings, fanning six without issuing a walk in Erie's 1-0 loss to Richmond on Sunday at UPMC Park.

Sauer tallies Somerset's third '23 immaculate inning

Yankees' No. 25 prospect follows such frames by Gomez, Barclay
@brendan_samson
September 17, 2023

The word "immaculate" doesn't come into play a lot in baseball. For an immaculate inning, a pitcher must be perfect to the utmost degree, fanning all three batters on three pitches each. In MLB history, only 114 immaculate innings have been notched in recorded history, but at Double-A Somerset this