Hiura set for final stage on way to Milwaukee

Drafted in 2017, Brewers top prospect ready for Triple-A debut

Keston Hiura boasts a .333/.387/.551 slash line through 38 big league Spring Training games since last year. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

By Tyler Maun | March 21, 2019 2:55 PM ET

Top Brewers prospect Keston Hiura is headed for Triple-A San Antonio to open the season but may not be there long if his track record is any indication.

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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A rough 'Draft' becomes final in Charleston

RiverDogs' NBA promotion takes shape after months of planning

The Charleston RiverDogs are hosting NBA Draft Night on April 13, featuring unique suit jerseys lined with the team logo.

By Benjamin Hill | March 21, 2019 10:20 AM ET

The Charleston RiverDogs' promo schedule includes an NBA Draft promo. Ben Hill talks to promo director Nate Kurant how hoop dreams became a Minor League Baseball reality.

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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Rockies Prospect Primer: Rodgers ready

Star shortstop on doorstep of Major Leagues as 2019 opens

Shortstop Brendan Rodgers, Colorado's top prospect, is headed into the final stages of his development this year. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | March 21, 2019 10:05 AM ET

Coming off consecutive postseason berths for the first time in franchise history, the Rockies are ready to keep their window of contention open with a collection of top prospects set to graduate.

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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Reds Prospect Primer: Senzel on the cusp

Top prospect shifts focus to outfield; Trammell continues ascent

Nick Senzel, the No. 6 overall prospect and a career infielder, started seeing time in the outfield this spring. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | March 21, 2019 10:05 AM ET

Top Reds prospect Nick Senzel is approaching his Major League debut, while speedy outfielder Taylor Trammell and hard-throwing righty Hunter Greene bring depth to a loaded system.

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

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Indians Prospect Primer: The kids are alright

Jones, Freeman bring bats; relievers Sandlin, Karinchak rise fast

Nolan Jones has cut down on errors and could hit for even more power this year. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | March 21, 2019 10:05 AM ET

The Cleveland Indians system is full of young infielders like Nolan Jones and Tyler Freeman, plus fast-rising relievers like Nick Sandlin and James Karinchak.

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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Ambassadors for Change: Ashley Paxton

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

Ashley Paxton serves as the director of marketing with the Las Vegas Aviators.

By Benjamin Pereira | March 21, 2019 9:02 AM ET

In recognition of Women's History Month, we're telling the stories of women making a mark in the Minor Leagues. This week we spotlight the Aviators' Ashley Paxton.

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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A's Luzardo shut down with shoulder strain

Top left-handed prospect expected to miss four to six weeks

Jesus Luzardo was 10-5 with a 2.88 ERA and 129 strikeouts over 109 1/3 innings last season. (Ralph Thompson/Sacramento River Cats)

By Chris Bumbaca | March 21, 2019 2:50 AM ET

Top A's prospect Jesus Luzardo is expected to miss four to six weeks due to a strained left shoulder, the team announced early Thursday.

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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Brewers' Hiura to start year in Minors

No. 20 overall prospect will head to Triple-A San Antonio

Keston Hiura captured the Arizona Fall League Most Valuable Player crown last year. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

By Chris Bumbaca | March 20, 2019 10:08 PM ET

Top Brewers prospect Keston Hiura, currently at Spring Training with the big league team, has been told he will start the season with the Triple-A San Antonio Missions.

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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Paddack proving worthy of rotation spot

Padres No. 5 prospect leaving little doubt at Spring Training

Chris Paddack had a 0.82 WHIP and .204 opponents' batting average across two levels last year. (Matt York/AP)

By Katie Woo | March 20, 2019 10:00 PM ET

Fifth-ranked Padres prospect Chris Paddack is using a strong spring to make his case for a spot in the Major League starting rotation.

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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D-backs' Widener posts perfect outing

No. 82 overall prospect turns in sharpest game of strong spring

Taylor Widener compiled a 2.75 ERA in 2018, his first season with Arizona after being acquired from the Yankees. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

March 20, 2019 5:07 PM ET

D-backs No. 2 prospect Taylor Widener retired all nine batters he faced as Arizona took a perfect-game bid into the seventh in an 11-2 win over the White Sox.

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

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