Hayes snags honor from Pirates

No. 2 prospect named Minor League Player of the Year

Ke'Bryan Hayes ranked fourth in the Eastern League with 31 doubles and 10th with a .293 batting average. (Terrance Williams/MiLB.com)

By Daren Smith | September 21, 2018 6:58 PM ET

Ke'Bryan Hayes, who homered in the All-Star Futures Game, on Friday was named the Pirates' Minor League Player of the Year, while J.T. Brubaker took Pitcher of the Year honors.

Daren Smith 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: Gimenez could surprise with pop

ISO shows top Mets prospect outperformed in power department

Andres Gimenez was a Florida State League end-of-season All-Star despite moving up to Binghamton on July 23. (Mark Olson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 21, 2018 10:04 AM ET

Andres Gimenez has shown plus ability in everything but power, but with the way his ISO beat expectations in 2018, he might have a more well-rounded profile than previously thought.

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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Tucker repeats as Astros' Player of the Year

MLB.com's No. 8 prospect completed second 20-20 campaign

Kyle Tucker led the Pacific Coast League in average, on-base percentage, slugging and OPS in August. (Aaron Provencio/Fresno Grizzlies)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 20, 2018 9:23 PM ET

Second-ranked Houston Astros prospect Kyle Tucker of the Fresno Grizzlies claimed the club's Minor League Player of the Year for the second straight season.

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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The Show Before the Show: Episode 178

Memphis manager Clapp joins show before taking Triple-A title

September 20, 2018 11:50 AM ET

Triple-A national champion Memphis manager Stubby Clapp talks to Kelsie Heneghan from Columbus, plus Ben provides an update on affiliation changes and Tyler and Sam discuss top playoff performers.

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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On the Road: Making history in Daytona

Tortugas' Jackie Robinson Ballpark pays tribute to 1946 season

The statue outside of Jackie Robinson Ballpark marks the events of 1946, when Robinson spent Spring Training in Daytona Beach.

By Benjamin Hill | September 20, 2018 10:06 AM ET

Daytona Beach's Jackie Robinson Ballpark got its name due to the historic events of 1946. Ben Hill spoke with a local historian about how they transpired.

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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Baseball legend Bernie Williams raises awareness of rare lung disease in honor of his father

By Bridgette Vogan | September 20, 2018 8:58 AM ET

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lung disease that affects nearly 132,000 Americans and claims almost 40,000 lives each year. Yankees legend Bernie Williams lost his father to the disease in 2001 Williams joined Boehringer Ingelheim's Breathless™ campaign to educate people about IPF.

Bridgette Vogan is a writer for 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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Kopech undergoes Tommy John surgery

No. 2 White Sox prospect should miss entire 2019 season

Michael Kopech led the International League and tied for sixth in the Minors with 170 strikeouts over 126 1/3 innings. (Dave Wegiel/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | September 19, 2018 11:13 PM ET

Second-ranked White Sox prospect Michael Kopech underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be ready for Spring Training 2020.

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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Tigers hope Shore roars in new system

Detroit lands right-hander from Oakland as part of Fiers deal

Logan Shore was a combined 3-6 with a 4.45 ERA in 17 starts with Class A Advanced Stockton and Double-A Midland. (Ben Sandstrom/MiLB.com)

By Vincent Lara-Cinisomo | September 19, 2018 8:05 PM ET

The Detroit Tigers acquired right-handed pitching prospect Logan Shore from the Oakland Athletics as the player to be named in the Aug. 6 trade for right-hander Mike Fiers.

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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Minors attendance reaches nearly 40.5 million in 2018

20 teams set single-game attendance records, seven post season attendance records

IronPigs players and fans celebrate a victory in Lehigh Valley. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

September 19, 2018 1:03 PM ET

A total of 40,450,337 fans passed through the gates at Minor League Baseball games in 2018, marking the 14th consecutive season that Minor League Baseball's 176 teams in 15 leagues drew more than 40 million fans.

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Photos: Playoff drama unfolds around Minors

Relive some of the most memorable 2018 postseason moments

Tri-City celebrates after winning the New York-Penn League championship on Sep. 9 at Hudson Valley. (Danny Wild/MiLB.com)

September 19, 2018 10:20 AM ET

Relive the excitement, drama and memorable moments of the 2018 postseason with a selection of images from around Minor League Baseball.

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