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Reports: Angels adding Adell ahead of MLB debut

Halos hope No. 6 overall prospect can help club after rough start
@SamDykstraMiLB
41 minutes ago

There will be a new Angel in the outfield. The Los Angeles Angels are calling up No. 6 overall prospect Jo Adell to make his Major League debut, according to multiple reports. MLB Network's Jon Heyman first reported the news Monday, and MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger confirmed it. The club has

Prospects reflect on debuting in 2020

Bailey, Stephenson, Brubaker shine in first stints with big clubs
@AndrewAtBatt
8:27 AM EDT

The words "new normal" have become a major part of the lexicon eight months into 2020. They apply to just about every aspect of daily life and baseball by extension. With the abbreviated Major League season underway, a slew of promising prospects seem to be making their debuts nightly. A

The Road to The Show: Tarik Skubal

Strikeouts pave path to Motown for Tigers No. 4 prospect
@jtbloss
8:27 AM EDT

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. In a world in which the

Best streams of 2019: Title-clinchers

When the lights were brightest, these players rose to the occasion
11:00 AM EDT

Whether it's the Governors' Cup of the International League or the Mills Cup of the Carolina League, there's extra urgency and added drama when the championship trophy is in the house. From the complex-level leagues in Arizona and Florida all the way up to Triple-A, a title is the culmination

Madrigal collects first four big league hits

Fourth-ranked White Sox prospect ends drought, scores twice
@tylermaun
August 2, 2020

On Saturday night, it was top White Sox prospect Luis Robert shining with four hits out of the leadoff spot. Less than 24 hours later, another Top 100 prospect did it from the bottom of the lineup. After going 0-for-8 in his first two games since being called up from

Robert tees off atop White Sox lineup

Batting leadoff, No. 3 overall prospect collects four hits
@jtbloss
August 2, 2020

Luis Robert had to replace the reigning American League batting champion on Saturday, and all he could muster in response was a 415-foot dinger and nine total bases in an 11-5 White Sox win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. With Tim Anderson’s pregame move to the Injured List, Robert

Astros' Whitley dealing with arm soreness

No. 19 overall prospect throwing at alternate training site
@jtbloss
August 1, 2020

Seven pitchers have made their Major League debuts for the Astros this season, but No. 19 overall prospect Forrest Whitley has notably not been one of them. Now we know why. Whitley, who is training at the Astros' alternate site in Corpus Christi, has been dealing with soreness in his

Lewis continues stellar start for Mariners

10th-ranked prospect records sixth straight multi-hit game
@AndrewAtBatt
August 1, 2020

Kyle Lewis made a name for himself with a powerful entrance to the Majors last year. Now he's producing an equally impressive encore. The 10th-ranked Mariners prospect extended his hitting streak to eight games on Friday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as Seattle topped the A's,

White Sox summon Madrigal to Majors for debut

No. 39 overall prospect bringing high contact rate to Chicago roster
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 31, 2020

The White Sox have already seen Top-100 prospect Luis Robert make big contributions to their Major League club in the early days of the 2020 season. Now, they'll see what another bright young talent can do. Chicago called up No. 39 overall prospect Nick Madrigal on Friday, the club announced.

Toolshed: What Buffalo move means for bats, arms

Blue Jays' new home could tilt advantage to pitchers, righty hitters
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 31, 2020

Buffalo's Sahlen Field is preparing for its closeup, and in a few ways, that's been some time coming. Last Friday, the Blue Jays announced they would be using Buffalo as its home for the 2020 Major League season, beginning on Aug. 11 with a game against the Marlins. The club

Kieboom breaks through at plate for Nationals

No. 21 overall prospect reaches base four times in win
@AndrewAtBatt
July 30, 2020

The offensive prowess that carried Carter Kieboom through the Minor Leagues was on full display in The Show for the Nationals on Thursday. Baseball's No. 21 overall prospect reached base four times, going 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored to help lead Washington to a 6-4 victory over

D-backs calling up Varsho for MLB debut

No. 75 overall prospect ready to show off bat, wheels for Arizona
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 30, 2020

Daulton Varsho, welcome to The Show. The D-backs called up MLB.com's No. 75 overall prospect to the Major League active roster Thursday afternoon. Kevin Cron was optioned to the alternate training site roster to make room for Varsho on the 30-man. Arizona began a four-game series with the Dodgers at

Dudley Field played home to historic outburst

Diablos, Golden Gators set Texas League records in 35-21 slugfest
@RobTnova24
July 30, 2020

No place in Minor League Baseball history provided the spectacle that El Paso's Dudley Field did regularly in its heyday. At an elevation of more than 4,000 feet, the dry desert air and constant high winds combined with quirky outfield dimensions made the stadium a launching pad for baseballs. Throw

Podcast: Bisons welcoming Jays to Buffalo

Bisons exec Buczkowski explains Buffalo's prep to host Blue Jays
July 30, 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,

Blue Jays’ Pearson shines in scoreless debut

No. 8 overall prospect yields pair of hits and walks in five innings
July 29, 2020

The circumstances of Nate Pearson’s debut in the Majors likely defied his expectations. But his performance in what became a home game for the Blue Jays in an empty Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. certainly fit his scouting report. "He gave us a chance, it was outstanding. He was fun

Schwechheimer, visionary and baseball lifer, dies at 62

Baseball visionary made mark on three teams since interning in '78
@JoshJacksonMiLB
July 30, 2020

Lou Schwechheimer, an executive who played an outsized role in shaping the landscape of Minor League Baseball in the 21st century, died on Wednesday of complications due to the COVID-19 virus. “The passing of Lou Schwechheimer is devastating to the Wichita Wind Surge and Minor League Baseball family," Minor League

Waful left lasting impression in Central New York

Lifelong Syracuse resident, former team president was a local icon
@MavalloneMiLB
July 29, 2020

It was a life well lived and one that touched tens of thousands in the Syracuse area. When Don Waful died last September at the age of 103, he left a legacy of charity, friendship and charm that will far supersede his century on this Earth. Born in Newark, New

Minor League Baseball Innovators Summit goes virtual

July 29, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced that the MiLB Innovators Summit™, originally scheduled to be held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will be held online Sept. 29–30, 2020. The premier idea-sharing event in professional sports, the Innovators Summit will shift from an exclusive four-day in-person gathering to

Peterson apple of Mets' eye, wins debut

No. 10 prospect notches victory in first Major League start
@MavalloneMiLB
July 29, 2020

David Peterson woke up Tuesday morning not knowing if he'd make his Major League debut that night. The 10th-ranked Mets prospect will go to bed with his first Major League win. Peterson bent but never broke over 5 2/3 effective innings and the Mets pulled away late to beat the

Did you know? Appalachian League edition

Unique facts about the Rookie Advanced circuit's 10 teams
@BensBiz
July 28, 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 penultimate installment in a 14-part series dedicated to such explorations, providing one unique,

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy PCL seasons

Big-time power, low ERAs, 30-30 season highlight Triple-A list
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 28, 2020

This space started honoring the short-season leagues after their respective campaigns were delayed in June. Now following the cancellation of all Minor League Baseball in 2020, we're turning it into an appreciation of the full-season circuits as well. In the coming weeks, Toolshed is revisiting the 10 most notable individual

Jays' Pearson making big league debut Wednesday

Toronto to summon top prospect for start against Nationals
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 27, 2020

We now have a liftoff date for one of the game's top pitching prospects. The Blue Jays are calling up top prospect Nate Pearson for his Major League debut against the Nationals on Wednesday, according to MLB.com's Keegan Matheson. Pearson has been on the Toronto taxi squad since the 2020

White tees off for first time with Mariners

No. 55 overall prospect clubbed 32 dingers in the Minor Leagues
@RobTnova24
July 27, 2020

Evan White found his power stroke in the Texas League last season, and the 24-year-old flexed it in the Major Leagues on Monday. The Mariners No. 4 prospect clubbed his first big league dinger -- a two-run blast that traveled an estimated 418 feet off righty Josh James in the

The Road to The Show™: Luis Patiño

No. 8 right-handed pitching prospect emerging for Padres
@jtbloss
July 27, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at San Diego Padres right-hander Luis Patiño. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. The Padres spent big in

Quiroz’s long journey nears destination with Rays

Rays No. 30 prospect on 60-man roster, nine years after pro start
July 27, 2020

Despite taking one of the more circuitous routes to this point in his career, Esteban Quiroz’s experience in recent months is probably familiar to many around the world. After the official cancellation of Spring Training, Quiroz -- then at Padres camp in Peoria, Arizona -- returned to his native Obregon