Ambassadors for Change: Gary Perone

Spotlighting the people, programs and stories that champion diversity and inclusion in Minor League Baseball

Gary Perone is the assistant general manager of the New York-Penn League's Brooklyn Cyclones. (David Monseur)

By Benjamin Pereira | June 20, 2019 9:38 AM ET

This series spotlights the people, programs and stories that champion diversity and inclusion in Minor League Baseball. This week we profile Brooklyn Cyclones assistant general manager Gary Perone.

Benjamin Pereira is an associate with Minor League Baseball. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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On the Road: Albuquerque's music man

From clubhouse to walk-up, Fuentes curates the 'Topes' tunes

Rockies prospect Josh Fuentes, known as DJ Fuent to his teammates, demonstrates his "doubles sign." (Bobby Stevens, Benjamin Hill/MiLB.com)

By Benjamin Hill | June 20, 2019 10:22 AM ET

When visiting Albuquerque, Ben Hill caught up with Josh Fuentes a.k.a. DJ Fuent. He's the Isotopes' clubhouse music selector, a job he takes seriously.

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

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Prospect Roundup: Games of June 19

Rockies' Welker homers again; Royals' Rivera drives in five

Colton Welker has four homers in 15 games in June after totaling four in April and May. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

June 20, 2019 10:13 AM ET

Rockies infielder Colton Welker homered and drove in four runs for Double-A Hartford, while Royals infielder Emmanuel Rivera belted a homer and had five RBIs for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Martinez racks up career night for Osprey

D-backs prospect goes 5-for-5, homers twice, plates five runs

Francis Martinez ranks among the Pioneer League leaders in eight offensive categories. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | June 20, 2019 1:39 AM ET

Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Francis Martinez went 5-for-5 with a career-high five RBIs, but the Rookie Advanced Missoula Osprey dropped an 8-7 decision to Idaho Falls.

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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Vermont turns around-the-horn triple play

A's No. 26 prospect Jordan Diaz begins historic feat in fifth inning

Christopher Quintin and Jordan Diaz helped complete the second triple play in Vermont history. (Greg Bessette)

By Shlomo Sprung | June 19, 2019 11:18 PM ET

Oakland Athletics No. 26 prospect Jordan Diaz started a 5-4-3 triple play for the Class A Short Season Vermont Lake Monsters in a 5-4 loss to Hudson Valley.

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Tejada cycles in reverse for Syracuse

Mets infielder completes club's second such feat in three weeks

Ruben Tejada has hit .251/.325/.318 in 657 Major League games between the Mets, Cardinals, Giants and Orioles. (Syracuse Mets)

By Michael Avallone | June 19, 2019 10:20 PM ET

New York Mets infielder Ruben Tejada became the second Triple-A Syracuse player to hit for the cycle this year in a 9-7 loss to Charlotte on Wednesday night.

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

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Lewis caps two-homer game with walk-off

Top-ranked Twins prospect doubles '19 long ball total in opener

Royce Lewis has 22 homers and 120 RBIs in 239 games since the Twins drafted him first overall in 2017. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

By Chris Tripodi and Duane Cross | June 19, 2019 7:44 PM ET

Top Twins prospect Royce Lewis capped his first multi-homer game of the season with a walk-off blast, giving Class A Advanced Fort Myers a 4-3 win over Charlotte in the opener of a doubleheader.

Chris Tripodi is a producer for MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @christripodi. Duane Cross is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DuaneCrossMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Castro twirls stellar outing for Erie

No. 21 Tigers prospect whiffs 11 over season-high seven frames

Anthony Castro picked up his first double-digit strikeout performance in over two years. (Terrance Williams/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | June 19, 2019 4:17 PM ET

No. 21 Detroit Tigers prospect Anthony Castro allowed one run on a hit and a walk while whiffing 11 over seven frames as Double-A Erie topped Portland, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon.

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

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Photos: All-Stars show off skills around MiLB

Epic bat flips, ice baths, fireworks highlight events to remember

Chris Betts gets an ice bath after winning the Midwest League All-Star Home Run Derby in South Bend. (Travis Berg/MiLB.com)

June 19, 2019 2:30 PM ET

All-Stars took the field across the country this week in the Carolina, California, Florida State, Midwest, South Atlantic and Southern Leagues. Take a look at the scenes from MiLB.com's photographers.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Toolshed: Bucs' Martin back in many ways

First baseman returns to West Virginia as All-Star, homer leader

Greensboro's Mason Martin has produced a 1.007 OPS over 42 games since May 1. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | June 19, 2019 10:57 AM ET

Pirates No. 28 prospect Mason Martin is back in West Virginia for the South Atlantic League All-Star Game as the circuit's home run leader one year after he struggled and was demoted from that level.

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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