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Mets' Crow-Armstrong ready for close-up

Mets' first-round Draft pick has family ties to 'Little Big League'
@AndrewAtBatt
10:25 AM EDT

In a way, Pete Crow-Armstrong is following the same path as his mother. Yes, they are in very different careers: he's a newly minted professional baseball player with the Mets and his mom, Ashley Crow, is an accomplished actress. But Crow spent 14 years in New York and earned a

Prospects in the Braves' 2020 player pool

Pache, Waters headline talented Atlanta prospects at camp
@AndrewAtBatt
10:45 AM EDT

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

Best streams of 2019: Pitching duels

Davidson, Gore, McKay, May anchored stingy performances
10:20 AM EDT

Few things are more captivating in a baseball game than when both starting pitchers bring their absolute best stuff. Even if there’s not much action on the offensive end, watching two guys paint masterpiece performances on the mound one inning after another showcases the beauty of the sport like no

Prospects in the Nationals' 2020 player pool

Kieboom on deck, next generation of pitchers prep for future
@jtbloss
10:55 AM EDT

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

The Road to The Show: Nate Pearson

Young hurler has inched closer to leaving Jays nest for the bigs
@MavalloneMiLB
10:00 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 Jays right-hander Nate Pearson. Toronto's top prospect is a prime example why wins and losses are a devalued statistic to many, particularly in

Prospects in the Royals' 2020 player pool

Seven of Kansas City's top 10 prospects make Summer Camp cut
11:10 AM EDT

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

Gore, Patino encouraged to 'get after it'

Top Padres pitching prospects encouraged to 'get after it'
@katiejwoo
July 5, 2020

The Padres have prided themselves on an abundant farm system that bodes well for the future. With two of baseball's top pitching prospects waiting in the wings and a 60-game sprint ahead, that future may be now.

Nationals' third base job belongs to Kieboom

Top prospect gets nod from Martinez to succeed Rendon
July 4, 2020

Players have been in Summer Camp for two days, but Carter Kieboom already has earned the Nationals' third base job. Manager Dave Martinez announced Saturday that the team's top prospect will replace Anthony Rendon -- who signed as a free agent with the Angels last December -- when the Nationals

Minors clubs to light up Fourth with charity efforts

Without baseball, teams looking to make Independence Day count
@JoshJacksonMiLB
July 3, 2020

In a season without precedent, it's still possible to make tradition count for something. This Independence Day weekend, several teams across the Minors are finding safe ways to enjoy the holiday with their respective communities as part of #MiLBFunOnThe4th, all the while contributing to local nonprofit organizations during a time

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy Appy League seasons

Elizabethton, teenage hitters dominated Rookie Advanced circuit
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 3, 2020

Short-season campaigns across the Minor Leagues were scheduled to begin last month. Like all other leagues in the Minors, those seasons were officially canceled earlier this week. But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the short-season leagues right now anyway. The New York-Penn, Northwest, Appalachian and Pioneer leagues represent the

Prospects in the Mets' 2020 player pool

Gimenez, Peterson ready to contribute at big league level
@AndrewAtBatt
July 3, 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

Photos: A look back at July 4th in the Minors

Remembering the fireworks, flags and fun of the Fourth
July 2, 2020

We may not be spending July 4th weekend at a ballpark this summer, but as they say in baseball: there's always next year. As part of our #MiLBFunOnThe4th celebration, we take a look back at some of those memorable days and nights over the years from stadiums across the country.

Prospects in the Athletics' 2020 player pool

Talented Oakland system ready to fill the gaps when needed
@MavalloneMiLB
July 3, 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 Marlins' 2020 player pool

Miami's 10 best prospects all named to Summer Camp roster
@AndrewAtBatt
July 3, 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

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.