Reds' Scantlin suspended 50 games

Braves' Caminero gets 25-game ban after positive drug test

Nate Scantlin hit .241 with eight extra-base hits and 14 RBIs in 48 games with Rookie-level Greeneville last season. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | January 18, 2019 7:28 PM ET

Reds outfielder Nate Scantlin was suspended 50 games and Braves left-hander Carlos Caminero received a 25-game ban for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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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Toolshed: Hot finishes may lead to hot starts

Rays' Brujan, Astros' Abreu will be worth watching in early going

Vidal Brujan could be the next prospect ready to break out in an already deep Tampa Bay system. (Charlotte Stone Crabs)

By Sam Dykstra | January 18, 2019 10:00 AM ET

The Tampa Bay Rays' Vidal Brujan and the Houston Astros' Bryan Abreu finished 2018 strong, but didn't crack the Top 100 Prospects list. That might change early in 2019.

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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Mets invite Alonso, Gimenez, Tebow to camp

Two Top-100 prospects, former QB headline non-roster invitees

Peter Alonso, Andres Gimenez and Tim Tebow will open 2019 in the upper levels. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography, Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 17, 2019 5:37 PM ET

The Mets extended non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training camp to Top-100 prospects Peter Alonso and Andres Gimenez and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow on Thursday.

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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The Show Before the Show: Episode 192

Tribe's Bradley discusses 40-man spot, MLB opportunities

January 17, 2019 11:17 AM ET

Indians No. 7 prospect Bobby Bradley joins the show to talk about his 40-man roster spot, Tyler and Sam discuss the Kyler Murray saga and Ben has details on Minor League team stalwarts.

Listen to The Show Before the Show podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Staying the same amid changing landscape

A league-by-league look at Minors' most consistent franchises

By Benjamin Hill | January 17, 2019 10:03 AM ET

Taking into account team name, affiliation and stadium, Ben Hill presents a level-by-level look at the most consistent franchises in Minor League Baseball.

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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Brewers' Hiura gets Spring Training invite

No. 30 overall prospect was Organization All-Star, AFL MVP

Keston Hiura was named Player of the Month for May in the Carolina League after hitting .377. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | January 16, 2019 7:37 PM ET

Top-ranked Milwaukee Brewers prospect Keston Hiura was given a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training with eight other prospects in the system.

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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Fearless Alamo charging ahead on diamond

Cubs infielder thriving after choosing baseball over bullfighting

Tyler Alamo posted a .250/.294/.313 slash line and a .607 OPS in five Southern League games. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | January 16, 2019 10:02 AM ET

Chicago Cubs infielder Tyler Alamo's father was a bullfighter father and he thought about following in his footsteps. Lessons from the ring help him in baseball.

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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2019 Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies

Jimenez ready to bash as White Sox make turn toward contention

Eloy Jimenez has hit 65 home runs over five seasons in the Minor Leagues. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Sam Dykstra | January 15, 2019 10:01 AM ET

Eloy Jimenez is ready to take his special bat to the Major Leagues, and that could be a big reason why the White Sox are trying to make moves toward contention this offseason.

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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Behind the threads: Top hats show trends

Popular lids from 2018 spotlight creative side of Minor Leagues

By Chris Bumbaca | January 15, 2019 8:58 AM ET

Minor League Baseball is known for its fun-loving embrace of the game and its appreciation toward fans. The results of the best-selling hats from 2018 maintain that stance.

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

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Ball getting new life as two-way prospect

Red Sox lefty sorting out mound woes, shifts emphasis to hitting

Trey Ball posted a 7.58 ERA over 65 1/3 innings in his first season as a reliever in 2018. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | January 14, 2019 11:12 AM ET

Boston Red Sox prospect Trey Ball is working to become a two-way player following five tumultuous seasons on the mound.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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