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State of the System: Detroit Tigers

Torkelson leads next wave while Mize brings rebuild to Majors
@Kelsie_Heneghan
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Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's new State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Tigers missed the playoffs for the

The Road to The Show: Mariners' Gilbert

Mariners righty has all the tools to become a staff ace
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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 Seattle Mariners right-hander Logan Gilbert. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Arozarena powers way to ALCS MVP honors

Rays No. 19 prospect also breaks rookie postseason homer record
October 17, 2020

Randy Arozarena did it again. The Rays’ No. 19 prospect clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning of Saturday’s Game 7 contest between Tampa Bay and Houston, setting the tone early as the Rays went on to defeat the Astros 4-2 and advance to the World Series for the

Braves' Pache has two-way day in Game 5

Atlanta's top prospect collects RBI, robs homer in Game 5 loss
@jtbloss
October 17, 2020

It wasn’t yet enough to send the Braves to their first World Series since 1999, but Cristian Pache continued to show on Friday night why it was best to thrust him into the lineup when injury shook up the Atlanta outfield at the worst time. The top Braves prospect produced

State of the System: Texas Rangers

Huff, Taveras among those with valuable big league time in 2020
@tylermaun
October 16, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's new State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Rangers opened up Globe Life Park

Toolshed: Rays' Hulsizer finds grass greener

Former Dodgers slugger has spent time in pair of playoff systems
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 16, 2020

Successful teams don't often trade with each other. The market works thusly -- there are buyers and there are sellers. Buyers attempt to strengthen their squads for a lengthy postseason run; sellers lurk near the bottom of the standings and are willing to part with players to stock up their

Garcia, Astros survive Arozarena's latest blast

Astros No. 13 prospect posts two zeros in start; slugger ties record
@brianjstultz
October 15, 2020

Luis Garcia gave the Astros exactly what they needed from him in a win-or-go-home scenario Thursday. Houston's No. 13 prospect worked around two walks and a hit batsman while fanning one in two scoreless frames as the Astros survived the latest power display by Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect Randy

Showcasing Hispanic community contributions

Hispanic Star aims to become a symbol of empowerment, pride
October 15, 2020

Más Allá del Diamante is a content series designed to spotlight and embrace the people, programs, culture and stories that champion Copa de la Diversión’s community impact and further advance Minor League Baseball’s continuous efforts to diversify the game and business of baseball. To close out the Hispanic Heritage Month

Where it began: From Minors to Cooperstown

A look at the pro debuts of Brock, Seaver, Gibson, Ford and Morgan
@BensBiz
October 15, 2020

Over the past two-and-a-half months, five members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame passed away: Tom Seaver, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford and Joe Morgan. They will be forever missed, and never forgotten. The Major League careers of this Cooperstown quintet ended long ago. Tom Seaver, the last

MiLB podcast on playoffs, Braves' Harris

Braves' Harris discusses watching playoff run as Georgia native
October 15, 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,

Arozarena nears record with latest long ball

No. 19 Rays prospect mashes fifth dinger of postseason
@AndrewAtBatt
October 15, 2020

There's being in the middle of a hot streak, and then there's what Randy Arozarena has been doing this postseason. Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect blasted a two-run homer in the fourth inning, but the Rays fell, 4-3, to the Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series

The Road to The Show: D-backs' Thomas

After growing up around game, D-backs outfielder ready to join in
October 14, 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 Arizona D-backs outfielder Alek Thomas. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

State of the System: Pittsburgh Pirates

Hayes, Gonzalez, Draft offer hope for future after dismal season
October 14, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Anderson posts playoff zeros again for Braves

Club's No. 3 prospect turns in third straight scoreless playoff start
@tylermaun
October 13, 2020

It might not have been pretty, but it was effective. In the postseason, the latter is all that counts. Baseball’s No. 34 overall prospect Ian Anderson continued his team's dominant trend on the mound with four scoreless innings as Atlanta seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 National League Championship

Minor League promos of the decade: 2010

From Rojo to Rickwood, looking back at the year's most memorable
@BensBiz
October 13, 2020

The lack of a 2020 Minor League Baseball season meant the lack of gameday promotions. While there may not be any to look back on this year, there are still plenty of promotions upon which we can reminisce. Today marks the first article in a series, a year-by-year chronicling of

Toolshed: Most interesting roads to the LCS

Changing positions, beating odds among memorable MiLB routes
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 13, 2020

The specific destinations are all the same for this year's American and National League Championship Series. The roads to get there have been very different. Sure, it's great to see No. 1 overall picks Dansby Swanson and Carlos Correa play prominent roles for successful ballclubs, but that was always expected

Greensboro bat dog Miss Lou Lou Gehrig passes

Grasshoppers iconic bat dog a ballpark staple since 2012
October 13, 2020

The Greensboro Grasshoppers sadly announce that Miss Lou Lou Gehrig, the organization’s last Labrador Retriever who served as bat dog for 8 seasons, died Monday night after a brief illness. She was 9 years old. Lou Lou served as a bat and ball girl alongside Miss Babe Ruth from 2012-

The hits just keep on coming for Rays' Arozarena

Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect posts fifth multi-hit effort of playoffs
@MavalloneMiLB
October 13, 2020

His team may be seven wins shy of a World Series title, no one would blame Randy Arozarena for wanting the 2020 season to go on forever. Buoyed by two more hits from one of baseball's hottest hitters, Tampa Bay doubled up Houston, 4-2, on Monday to take a 2-0

White Sox provide updates on Madrigal, Crochet

Second baseman underwent shoulder surgery; lefty's UCL healthy
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 12, 2020

There were two big injury updates on Chicago's South Side on Monday -- one expected and one that should be a relief to White Sox fans. No. 36 overall prospect Nick Madrigal underwent planned shoulder surgery that will keep him out for five to six months while No. 89 Garrett

Espino stands tall among game's home run kings

Prodigious slugger fondly remembered as 'Babe Ruth of Mexico'
@RobTnova24
October 12, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

Eco-friendly turf gem of FredNats stadium

Fredericksburg park also features LED, solar-powered lighting
@brianjstultz
October 12, 2020

When you install a turf system in a brand new stadium, questions of whether or not the players will end up liking it has to be near the top of concerns for the team’s front office staff. Luckily for the Class A Advanced Fredericksburg Nationals, who played host to the

Toolshed: Dodgers' Hoese finding way in 2020

No. 3 prospect impressed at alternate site, moving on to instructs
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 9, 2020

A presumed National League Rookie of the Year favorite entering the year, Gavin Lux surprisingly bounced between the Majors and the Dodgers' alternate site at the University of Southern California for much of the first half of the truncated regular season. When he finally settled in with the big club

Minors podcast covers playoffs, Rays' Goss

Rays' Goss discusses time in instructs, development in 2020
October 9, 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,

¡Pleibol! to highlight MiLB's community engagement

Smithsonian exhibit exploring impact of Latinas/os on American culture and the sport of baseball
October 9, 2020

Más Allá del Diamante is a content series designed to spotlight and embrace the people, programs, culture and stories that champion Copa de la Diversión’s community impact and further advance Minor League Baseball’s continuous efforts to diversify the game and business of baseball. As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month

Chisholm shows pop in final game of NLDS

No. 4 Marlins prospect rips double in last at-bat of 2020 season
@AndrewAtBatt
October 9, 2020

The season came to an end for the Marlins, but some of their young prospects showed Thursday that the club's future remains bright. Miami's fourth-ranked prospect Jazz Chisholm doubled and walked in a 1-for-3 effort en route to a 7-0 loss to the Braves in Game 3 of their National