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SAL, Carolina League to realign in 2025

9:19 AM EDT

Minor League Baseball announced the realignment of the High-A South Atlantic League and the Single-A Carolina League for the 2025 season.

Hackenberg stacks up MiLB season-high 16 K's

Atlanta's No. 9 prospect sets career high in 7 frames for M-Braves
July 21, 2024

Fresh off the All-Star break, Drue Hackenberg showed off his Sunday best. The Braves' No. 9 prospect struck out 16 -- the most K's in any Minor League Baseball game this season -- over seven innings in Double-A Mississippi's 5-1 win over Pensacola at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Hackenberg bested the

Clark and McGonigle leave Lakeland with a bang

Two of the Tigers' top prospects leave yard in final Single-A game
July 21, 2024

The Tigers’ future was on full display at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on Sunday, as two of the club’s top four prospects said farewell to Single-A Lakeland in style.

Jobe the leader of SeaWolves' no-hitter pack

MLB's No. 1 pitching prospect combines with backstop to lead Erie
July 21, 2024

After delivering his first official quality start of the season, Jackson Jobe returned from the trainer’s room for his post-game treatment. He glanced at the scoreboard and realized the Double-A Erie SeaWolves were on the cusp of something special. The SeaWolves had yet to allow a hit when Jobe made

'Til baseball does them part: Mascots tie knot

High-A Hudson Valley's Rascal and Rosie exchange vows on field
July 20, 2024

July is a beautiful time of year to get married in the Hudson Valley. Low-80s weather with beautiful scenery -- and what better venue than Heritage Financial Field, with an immaculate lawn and a lush forest as a backdrop beyond the outfield walls?

Omaha, Sugar Land aim for MiLB history

Win records within reach for Triple-A clubs after strong first half
July 20, 2024

At the end of the first half, it seemed like two Triple-A clubs might challenge for the ever-elusive 100-win season.

Renegades Roc their way to combined no-hitter

Yankees' No. 18 prospect's walk-off homer seals nine-inning no-no
July 19, 2024

It's not every day a combined no-hitter ends in a walk-off home run. In fact, it's happened just four times at the Major League level in AL/NL history. But for Yankees No. 18 prospect Roc Riggio , Friday's series opener at High-A proved to be the stage for the unlikely

Holliday break's over: Tides slugger swats a pair

MLB's No. 1 prospect goes deep twice in return to second base
July 20, 2024

Jackson Holliday's All-Star break was quite a restorative one. MLB's top prospect had just spent three weeks solely as a designated hitter following an injured list stint due to left elbow inflammation and got a chance to return home. After wrapping up Triple-A Norfolk's series in Memphis, he watched his

Brooklyn to host ALS Awareness Night

Mets' High-A affiliate hopes to shed light on still incurable illness
July 19, 2024

More than 85 years have passed since Lou Gehrig issued his famous farewell speech to baseball. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS and perhaps more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, continues to mystify medical experts. The Mayo Clinic defines it as “a nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in

Anything's possum-ble: Ben visits the Travelers

Exploring all Dickey-Stephens Park, a blast from the past and more
July 19, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. The following ballpark road trip recap is presented by Wyndham, proud sponsor of Minor League

Podcast: 2024 Draft, All-Star Futures Game

Sam, Tyler talk MLB Draft, Futures Game, West Coast League
July 19, 2024

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show,'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, Megaphone and other

Hats all folks: Top MiLB caps at the Futures Game

Seven of the best hats top prospects wore during All-Star Weekend
July 18, 2024

This year's Futures Game featured more old-fashioned, Minor League-style fun than ever, and the most visible addition was one fans could see at every moment. Each of the 45 players who appeared in the game wore on his head the cap of his Minor League team. As a result, some

Road to The Show™: Mets’ righty Sproat

No. 96 overall prospect among Minors’ fastest rising hurlers
July 16, 2024

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at sixth-ranked Mets prospect Brandon Sproat. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There are few players in the Minor Leagues who

Collier's clout leads to Futures Game MVP Award

MLB's No. 84 prospect slugs long homer to lead National League
July 13, 2024

ARLINGTON -- As Cam Collier rounded second base in the third inning of Saturday’s All-Star Futures Game, he spotted his family in the crowd, pointing at them after his solo home run had accounted for the game’s first run. “To look in the stands as I rounded the bases was

Prospect-by-prospect look at the Futures Game 

Here’s how all 30 teams’ players performed in Saturday's contest
July 13, 2024

The next generation took a turn in the spotlight in Saturday's All-Star Futures Game. An American League team hosted the festivities at Globe Life Field, but it was the National League that pulled out the 6-1 victory behind the big bats of the game's Most Valuable Player Cam Collier and

Futures Skills Showcase hits a home run in debut

No. 2 Red Sox prospect Anthony overall winner of inaugural event
July 13, 2024

ARLINGTON -- First things first, MLB Pipeline's No. 14 overall prospect Roman Anthony would like to apologize to Double-A Portland manager Chad Epperson. After failing to score points via the bunt in the first round and finding himself in sixth entering the third and final challenge of the inaugural Futures

Top moments from the 2024 All-Star Futures Game

From homers to high heat, there was action aplenty at showcase
July 13, 2024

The 25th annual MLB All-Star Futures Game took place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday with the National League earning a 6-1 victory over AL prospects. This year’s contest was followed by the inaugural Futures Skills Showcase, a three-round hitting challenge inspired by fan-favorite baseball video games,

Mascots, Minor League fun part of Futures Game

Swamp Possum, Dizzy the dog among those in attendance at event
July 13, 2024

ARLINGTON -- In case you haven’t noticed, Globe Life Field is BIG. It measures 1.8 million square feet. The distance from the playing field to the highest point of the 5.5-acre retractable roof is 278 feet. Each exterior side measures 785 by 815 feet. There isn’t just a “third deck,”

All-Star Futures Game to have distinctly MiLB flair

Ballpark dogs, mascots and more: 25th anniversary goes big on fun
July 12, 2024

The All-Star Futures Game is the biggest stage on which top prospects from around the Minor Leagues have the opportunity to demonstrate their talent and give us a glimpse of baseball’s future. It has been played annually each summer since 1999. But this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday