Sheffield headed to Mariners in Paxton deal

Seattle lands No. 31 overall prospect, two others for left-hander

Justus Sheffield threw 116 innings between two levels in the Minors before being promoted to the Majors in September. (Ken Jancef/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | November 19, 2018 6:27 PM ET

The Yankees traded top prospect Justus Sheffield along with Erik Swanson and Dom Thompson-Williams on Monday for Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton.

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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Jays' Conine among two players suspended

No. 16 Toronto prospect, Yankees' Marten to miss time in 2019

Griffin Conine produced a .736 OPS over 55 games with Class A Short Season Vancouver this past season. (James Snook/Spokane Indians)

By Sam Dykstra | November 19, 2018 5:00 PM ET

Blue Jays No. 16 prospect Griffin Conine and Yankees pitcher Daniel Marten have been suspended 50 and 25 games, respectively, for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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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Colorado Springs feels the Vibes

New Pioneer League team unveils Rocky Mountain identity

The Colorado Springs-based Rocky Mountain Vibes will make their Pioneer League debut in 2019, playing in Security Service Field.

By Benjamin Hill | November 19, 2018 1:45 PM ET

After 31 seasons in Triple-A, Colorado Springs will field a Rookie-level team in 2019. On Monday, they announced the team's name: The Rocky Mountain Vibes.

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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Gimenez, Alonso hope to be kings of Queens

Mets' top prospects leading the charge in system on the rebound

Andres Gimenez batted .281 with 40 extra-base hits and 38 stolen bases across two levels in 2018. (Mark Olson/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | November 19, 2018 10:18 AM ET

Andres Gimenez and Peter Alonso lead a quickly improving Mets system, which had its share of eye-opening performances among the club's Organization All-Stars.

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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Davidson's moonshot secures AFL title for Peoria

Braves prospect crushes walk-off homer in 10th inning

The Peoria Javelinas celebrate their 2018 Arizona Fall League championship after Braxton Davidson's walk-off homer. (Jerry Kime/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | November 17, 2018 7:44 PM ET

Braves prospect Braxton Davidson crushed a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give Peoria a 3-2 victory over Salt River and the AFL Championship Game.

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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Top prospects vie for Fall League title

Nats' Kieboom leads Rafters against Brewers' Hiura, Javelinas

Carter Kieboom and Keston Hiura were two of 15 Top 100 Prospects to compete in the AFL this year. (Freek Bouw/European Baseball Magazine)

By Kelsie Heneghan | November 16, 2018 1:20 PM ET

The Brewers' Keston Hiura is set to lead Peoria against the Nationals' Carter Kieboom and Salt River in the Arizona Fall League Championship Game at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to 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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Toolshed: 40-man roster protection preview

A system-by-system rundown of ranked Rule 5-eligible prospects

Mitch Keller was a second-round pick in 2014, making him Rule 5-eligible this offseason. (Joe Santry/Columbus Clippers)

By Sam Dykstra | November 16, 2018 11:15 AM ET

Players eligible for this year's Rule 5 Draft must be added to 40-man rosters soon to be protected. Toolshed runs down the top prospects who could get big news by Tuesday.

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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Hiura, Ray next in line for Brew Crew

Heavy hitters hoping to make Milwaukee perennial contenders

Outfielder Corey Ray and second baseman Keston Hiura both thrived in their first tastes of Double-A in 2018. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Vincent Lara-Cinisomo | November 16, 2018 10:04 AM ET

High-ceiling prospects Corey Ray and Keston Hiura put their offensive talents on full display in 2018, earning each of them a spot among Brewers Organization All-Stars.

Vince Lara-Cinisomo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @vincelara. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Sounds hit classic notes with remixed look

Team's refresh focuses on historical tributes with timeless appeal

Triple-A Nashville's redesign, its second in four years, pays tribute to the city's baseball roots and Tennessee's state identity.

By Tyler Maun | November 15, 2018 8:02 PM ET

The Nashville Sounds revealed a new logo suite along with four new uniforms at a Thursday evening event dubbed "Remastered" at First Tennessee Park.

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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Whitley dominates in final AFL start

Houston's No. 2 prospect fans nine over five scoreless innings

Forrest Whitley led all Arizona Fall League hurlers with 36 strikeouts over 26 innings. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography)

November 15, 2018 6:43 PM ET

Houston Astros No. 2 prospect Forrest Whitley struck out nine and allowed one hit over five scoreless frames in Scottsdale's 2-1 loss to Peoria on Thursday.

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

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