Flying Squirrels? No, Ardillas Voladoras!

Guest reporter Canetti examines Richmond's Copa identity

The Richmond Flying Squirrels' "Las Ardillas Voladores" identity helped the team connect with their Latino fans. (Photo: Craig Canetti)

By Benjamin Hill | October 18, 2019 3:02 PM ET

Guest writer Jae Canetti visited Richmond's The Diamond, where the Flying Squirrels transformed into their Las Ardillas Voladoras Copa de la Diversión identity.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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M's Rodriguez shut down in Fall League

No. 25 overall prospect sidelined with mild strain in lower back

Julio Rodriguez batted .462/.514/.738 in 17 games after he was promoted to the California League. (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

By Katie Woo | October 19, 2019 11:49 PM ET

Mariners No. 2 prospect Julio Rodriguez has been shut down for the final week of the Arizona Fall League season after being diagnosed with a lower back strain.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Toolshed: Nationals pitcher in Sharp shape

As club makes history, its No. 13 prospect standing out in AFL

Sterling Sharp has posted a 1.00 WHIP through five starts in the Arizona Fall League. (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

By Sam Dykstra | October 18, 2019 10:05 AM ET

Washington Nationals No. 13 prospect Sterling Sharp has continued impressing in the Arizona Fall League while his organization looks forward to its first World Series appearance.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Stephenson, Aquino surge for Cincinnati

Pair of Reds prospects leaps forward to lead promising bunch

Tyler Stephenson threw out 26.9 percent of would-be base stealers this season. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | October 18, 2019 10:02 AM ET

Tyler Stephenson and Aristides Aquino both turned in career-propelling seasons to lead a promising crop of 2019 Cincinnati Reds Organization All-Stars.

Jordan Wolf is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter: @byjordanwolf. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Adell focused on taking next step in AFL

Top Angels prospect missed first two months of regular season

Since a 1-for-24 start, Jo Adell is batting .358 (19-for-53) in the Arizona Fall League. (Buck Davidson/Getty Images)

By Rob Terranova | October 17, 2019 10:05 AM ET

After missing the first two months of the season, top Angels prospect Jo Adell is looking to make up for lost time in the Arizona Fall League while taking the next step in his development.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Planning for 2020 in Jacksonville

Chapter 1: Evolution of the Jumbo Shrimp promo schedule

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp staged a wide array of unique and attention-getting promos in 2019. What will they do for an encore?

By Benjamin Hill | October 17, 2019 10:01 AM ET

In the first installment of a series, Ben Hill speaks with Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp promotions director David Ratz to find out how the team's promos come to be.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Lewis, Sharp win AFL Week 4 awards

Twins infielder, Nationals right-hander are latest honorees

Royce Lewis and Sterling Sharp were each strong in a short week in the Fall League. (Jennifer Stewart, Buck Davidson)

By Sam Dykstra | October 16, 2019 5:33 PM ET

Top Twins prospect Royce Lewis and Nationals right-hander Sterling Sharp were named Arizona Fall League Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 4.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Robert, Madrigal form future for White Sox

Outfielder, second baseman continue quick climbs to Majors

Luis Robert ranked second among all Minor Leaguers with 314 total bases and fourth with 74 extra-base hits. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Brian Stultz | October 16, 2019 10:34 AM ET

Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal continue to work their way to the big leagues after big seasons that saw both Top 100 prospects break out for their respective White Sox affiliates.

Brian Stultz is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @brianjstultz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Peterson hits stride en route to Big Apple

Mets lefty learns from season, finds right sequence in desert

David Peterson went 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 24 Eastern League starts for Binghamton in 2019. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | October 16, 2019 10:19 AM ET

Mets southpaw David Peterson learned from a tough season, and he's been working on how to best utilize his four pitches in the Arizona Fall League.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter at MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Minor League Baseball, ECHO Incorporated extend partnership

October 16, 2019 9:52 AM ET

Minor League Baseball has announced a partnership extension with ECHO Incorporated, making it the "Official/Exclusive Outdoor Power Equipment of Minor League Baseball" and the "Official Outdoor Power Equipment of Copa de la Diversión."

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