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The Road to The Show: Michael Kopech

Fireballer ready to complete comeback in South Side bullpen
March 1, 2021

Each week, 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 Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Among the highly ranked and

Toolshed: Sugar Land, Somerset park factors

Previewing how two Atlantic League stadiums will play in Minors
February 26, 2021

Two weeks ago, change came to Minor League Baseball in many forms with the new 120-team structure. Last week, another piece of the puzzle fell into place with the 2021 schedules. The view of the Minor Leagues' return feels like it's getting clearer and clearer -- pandemic-pending, of course --

St. Paul broadcaster Aronson joins MiLB podcast

St. Paul broadcaster Aronson helps introduce Saints to Minors
February 25, 2021

Check out the latest episode 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 "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Bridgewater to Bronx: Meet the Somerset Patriots 

Longtime Atlantic League entity becomes Yanks' Double-A affiliate
February 25, 2021

In 2021 and beyond, 11 of the 12 teams that previously had been part of the Eastern League will operate in the Double-A Northeast League. The lone newcomers are the Somerset Patriots, set to debut as a New York Yankees affiliate.

Sounds help bring Negro League history to schools

February 25, 2021

The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club announced today the donation of the book “Home Plate: Henry Kimbro and Other Negro Leaguers of Nashville, Tennessee” to every public middle and high school of Metro Nashville Public Schools as part of Black History Month.

Longtime Minor League broadcaster Selby retires

February 25, 2021

Play-by-play man spent 20 seasons in Memphis, 34 in Minor League Baseball MEMPHIS, Tennessee— From the inaugural game in AutoZone Park history, through the most recent season two decades later, Steve Selby’s voice has been a constant presence describing Memphis Redbirds' action on the airwaves. After 20 seasons in Memphis,

Flying Squirrels ready to honor Richmond 34

Number retirement, mural, legacy campaign and more to celebrate legacy of Richmond civil rights heroes
February 24, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels announced multiple new initiatives on Wednesday that the team will be implementing beginning in 2021 to celebrate the legacy of the Richmond 34.

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect