Copa ready to reach higher in third season

More than 20 new teams join Hispanic fan engagement program

With 22 new participants next season and four updated looks, the Copa de la Diversión initiative has nearly tripled in size since 2018.

By Tyler Maun | November 14, 2019 12:58 PM ET

Minor League Baseball's award-winning initiative of cultural engagement with Hispanic and Latinx communities, Copa de la Diversión will return bigger than ever for its third season in 2020.

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

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It's a breeze: Wind Surge blow into Wichita

Kansas' only MiLB team, debuting in 2020, unveils name, logos

On Nov. 13, Wichita's new Pacific Coast League team unveiled its name: the Wind Surge. Todd Radom designed the logos.

By Benjamin Hill | November 13, 2019 7:11 PM ET

Wichita is fielding a new Pacific Coast League team in 2020. On Wednesday, the team's name was unveiled: the Wichita Wind Surge. Ben Hill has details.

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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Diaz, Cabrera signal turning of tide in Miami

Sluggers, pitchers abundant in much-improved Marlins system

Isan Diaz launched a career-best 26 homers at Triple-A before being promoted to the big leagues. (Dave Wegiel/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | November 13, 2019 10:15 AM ET

Isan Diaz bashed his way to the bigs, J.D. Orr made a smashing debut and Edward Cabrera took a leap forward. They are Miami Marlins Organization All-Stars.

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: Assessing 2019 Double-A park factors

Amarillo addition provided Texas League with offensive infusion

In its inaugural season, Amarillo's HODGETOWN was a veritable launching pad compared to other Texas League stadiums.

By Sam Dykstra | November 12, 2019 10:21 AM ET

The Texas League added Amarillo in 2019, and the home of the Sod Poodles instantly became one of the level's most hitter-friendly environments. Toolshed's series on park factors turns to Double-A.

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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SeaWolves Announce Chace Numata Scholarship

November 12, 2019 9:52 AM ET

The SeaWolves announced today that the team has established the Chace Numata Scholarship in honor of the SeaWolves catcher who tragically passed away in September.

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

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Gray, Lux leave Dodgers fans drooling

Nonpareil performances highlight promise of rich system

Josiah Gray held opponents to a .207 average while climbing to Double-A in his first full season. (Tim Campbell/MiLB.com)

By Josh Jackson | November 11, 2019 10:11 AM ET

If Hollywood is a dream factory, Gavin Lux and Josiah Gray fit the bill for Los Angeles this year. The duo leads a talented and deep pool of prospects as Dodgers Organization All-Stars.

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

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Delmarva named MiLB Team of Year for 2019

Rodriguez, Fenter helped lift Shorebirds to 90 Sally League wins

Grayson Rodriguez averaged 12.4 strikeouts per nine innings in his first full professional season. (Brian Collett/Delmarva Shorebirds)

By Andrew Battifarano | November 12, 2019 11:00 AM ET

Right-hander Grayson Rodriguez led a dominant Delmarva pitching staff that helped lift the Shorebirds to 90 wins in the South Atlantic League in 2019 and secure the title as MiLB.com's Team of the Year.

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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Blue Jays' Lebron among three suspended

Mets' Pereyra, Reds' Lantigua handed 72-game punishments

Jackxarel Lebron (left) spent the 2019 season with the GCL Blue Jays. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Danny Wild | November 8, 2019 5:04 PM ET

Blue Jays Minor League pitcher Jackxarel Lebron and a pair of Dominican Summer Leaguers were suspended on Friday after all three tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Toolshed: Assessing Triple-A park factors

New Las Vegas, San Antonio locales impact PCL stats, prospects

Sean Murphy and the Las Vegas Aviators took advantage of the hitter-friendly confines of their new stadium in 2019. (Las Vegas Aviators)

By Sam Dykstra | November 8, 2019 9:59 AM ET

Toolshed evaluates the park factors across the International and Pacific Coast Leagues to see which stadiums were most enjoyed by hitters and pitchers in recent seasons.

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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MiLB announces 2019 Women in Baseball Leadership Scholarships

Scholarships created in 2017 to assist female executives in baseball

November 7, 2019 1:58 PM ET

Minor League Baseball and the Women in Baseball Leadership Committee announced the recipients of the 2019 Women in Baseball Leadership Scholarships.

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