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Bulls claim another Triple-A National Championship

OF Madris scores MVP honors after four-hit, four-RBI night
@Kelsie_Heneghan
12:31 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS -- Not even three weeks ago, Bligh Madris was DFA'd by the Pirates. On Sunday, he became an MVP in the Rays system. The outfielder capped his four-hit, four-RBI night by doubling in the tying run in the Triple-A National Championship, powering Durham to a 10-6 victory over

Fun facts about Triple-A championships

From the Little World Series to the national title game
@Kelsie_Heneghan
October 2, 2022

A championship by any other name would still be as sweet to win. And at the Triple-A level, there have been a lot of names. From the first Little World Series in 1904 to the Triple-A National Championship Game fans know today, hundreds of prospects and farmhands have played for

Durham parades way to eighth Triple-A title

Durham's Bruján a catalyst in club's 13-0 rout; will face Reno
@Kelsie_Heneghan
October 2, 2022

LAS VEGAS -- Vidal Bruján’s season has been full of ups and downs as he’s moved between the Majors and Triple-A seven times. But one constant has been his bat when he suits up for the Bulls. The Rays infielder raked once again, going 4-for-5 with a walk, two RBIs

Hager's hometown heroics vault Aces to PCL crown

Reno secures second PCL title, set for National Championship
@Kelsie_Heneghan
October 1, 2022

LAS VEGAS -- Jake Hager is right at home in Sin City. The D-backs Minor Leaguer grew up here. He played the better part of three seasons in the visiting dugout at Las Vegas Ballpark. And on Friday, Hager’s affinity for playing in Nevada was on full display as his

Podcast: Rodriguez talks injury return, Orioles' surge

Rodriguez discusses road to recovery, potential MLB debut
September 30, 2022

Check out the latest episodes 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 on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other

Wichita enters Copa field with Tumba Vacas identity

‘Tumba Vacas’ identity blends local ranching culture, Hispanic flair
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 29, 2022

Every year, more and more teams join Copa de la Diversión, and every year, the new identities at the heart of the Hispanic fan engagement program take center stage. Perhaps the most eye-catching in this year’s class was Double-A Wichita’s “Tumba Vacas.” Translated from Spanish, Tumba Vacas can mean "cow

Patriots crowned by no-hitter, Martian's power

Vasquez twirls eight frames; Domínguez mashes two, plates six
@RobTnova24
September 29, 2022

It's truly the Yankees Universe right now. On the same night that the baseball world was mesmerized by Aaron Judge's 61st home run, a pair of New York's top prospects also made history in New Jersey. Jasson Domínguez and Randy Vasquez put forth the best performances of their careers and

Blue Wahoos rally once again to win SL championship

Fletcher-Vance's grand slam lifts Pensacola to first title since '17
@Steph_Sheehan
September 29, 2022

Even though Pensacola clinched the Southern League first-half title, it was an uphill battle all throughout the playoffs. The Marlins’ Double-A affiliate lost the first game of the semifinals to reigning champions Montgomery, and had to grind out back-to-back one-run wins to stay alive. In the Finals, they dropped the

Record 27 Minor Leaguers post at least 20/20 seasons

Volpe, De La Cruz, Carroll among those with power and speed
@Jacob_Resnick
September 29, 2022

Was 2022 the most exciting season in Minor League Baseball history? From a power-speed perspective, the answer is an overwhelming yes. Since the data became available, dating back 65 years, no year has even approached the amount of dual threats that put their skills on display this season. A record

Cards' Gómez soars to new heights for home run crown

No. 30 Cardinals prospect belts 39 roundtrippers to lead Minors
@MavalloneMiLB
September 28, 2022

From free agent to this season's Minor League Baseball home run king. It's been quite a year for Moisés Gómez. The No. 30 Cardinals prospect launched 39 homers across the top two levels to claim the Joe Bauman Award, given annually to the top home run hitter in the Minors.

'Fitzy' connects with WooSox fans through clothing line

Triple-A WooSox team up with shortstop for unique merchandise
@Kelsie_Heneghan
September 28, 2022

The first thing many people see when they look at Ryan Fitzgerald is his hair. His flowing, curly brown locks. Or “hockey hair,” as the Red Sox prospect put it. So when it came time to decide a design that would kick off the first-of-its-kind clothing line collab between Triple-A

Frisco rallies, rides off with Texas League crown

Four-run 10th propels RoughRiders to first title in 18 years
@MavalloneMiLB
September 28, 2022

Stymied through seven innings, Double-A Frisco still managed to save the best for last. The RoughRiders rallied from deficits in the eighth and ninth innings before scoring four times in the 10th en route to a 7-5 championship-clinching win over Wichita at Riverfront Stadium. Evan Carter's two-run single in the

Bulls snare final Triple-A Triple Championship berth

Rays' Triple-A affiliate heads to its fifth consecutive postseason
September 27, 2022

Sept. 27

Road to The Show™: Twins outfielder Rodriguez

No. 93 prospect leaves mighty impression in small sample
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 27, 2022

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 third-ranked Twins prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. When he looks back on his time in the

Reno's Duzenack embarks on trip around the diamond

Arizona farmhand plays every position on the field for Reno
@MavalloneMiLB
September 27, 2022

Camden Duzenack is no stranger to playing catcher, toiling at first base or even stepping on the rubber. But to play all nine positions in one game? Well, the Arizona farmhand can cross that off his bucket list. Duzenack played an inning defensively at each position before entering in the

Blue Wahoos rally to force decisive Game 3 in SL

Fletcher-Vance's grand slam keys Marlins affiliate's comeback
September 29, 2022

Championship Series

Domínguez, Wells help Patriots stave off elimination

Yankees affiliate scores its first Eastern League championship
September 29, 2022

Championship Series

Knights' Colas mashes first two Triple-A dingers

Second-ranked White Sox prospect drives in three runs in slugfest
@RobTnova24
September 24, 2022

Oscar Colas just put the Minors' highest level on notice. The second-ranked White Sox prospect, who quickly earned a reputation throughout his rookie campaign for displaying brute raw power, hammered a pair of jaw-droppers for his first two long balls at the Triple-A level -- as part of a three-hit

Kapers muscles Frisco into Texas League Finals lead

RoughRiders rally late, come through in extras to win title
September 28, 2022

Championship Series

Frontier Field run by father-son groundskeeper duo

Red Wings' ballpark grounds crew headed up by Buonomo duo
@BensBiz
September 23, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Gene and Geno Buonomo are separated by one letter and not much else. Gene is the head groundskeeper for Triple-A Rochester while Geno, his son, is the assistant groundskeeper. As for how Geno came to Gene's line of work, it must've been in the genes. Right? "Uhhh,

Podcast: Tyler's World Baseball Classic travels

Tyler describes experience at World Baseball Classic qualifiers
September 23, 2022

Check out the latest episodes 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 on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other

'Stars in the making': Caray twins maintain family legacy

Chris and Stefan Caray form a dynamic broadcast duo in Amarillo
@JoshJacksonMiLB
September 22, 2022

It might seem like Chris and Stefan Caray knew their career paths from the time they spoke their first words. Their father is a baseball broadcaster. Their uncle is a baseball broadcaster. Their grandfather was a baseball broadcaster. And their great-grandfather, as far as Cubs and some Cardinals fans are

Prospect Q&A: Astros' Dirden dishes on approach

Houston’s No. 12 prospect discusses his plan at the plate
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 22, 2022

The shortened Draft in 2020 created some unique circumstances for players like Justin Dirden. The Astros' No. 12 prospect was in the midst of a breakout senior season at Southeast Missouri State before the shutdown, batting .414 with nine homers and 26 RBIs in 17 games. He was in a