D-backs' Varsho sidelined with ankle sprain

Arizona's No. 5 prospect suffered injury in Premier12 tournament

Daulton Varsho has crushed 37 home runs since being drafted in 2017. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | November 14, 2019 8:20 PM ET

Fifth-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Daulton Varsho suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain and is expected to be in a walking boot for two weeks, Arizona general manager Mike Hazen told reporters Thursday.

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D-backs' Noboa wins 2019 Bender Award

Prize honors distinguished service in player development

November 6, 2019 2:58 PM ET

Minor League Baseball announced that it has named Arizona Diamondbacks Vice President, Latin Operations Junior Noboa as the recipient of the 12th annual Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award.

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Shore thing: PaddleHeads row into Missoula

D-backs' Pioneer League affiliate unveils aquatic moose identity

On Monday, after two decades as the Osprey, Missoula's Pioneer League team changed its name to the PaddleHeads.

By Benjamin Hill | November 4, 2019 12:38 PM ET

On Monday, the Pioneer League franchise formerly known as the Missoula Osprey unveiled its new name: the PaddleHeads. Ben Hill provides the 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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Beer, Hernandez nab AFL weekly awards

D-backs slugger, Angels right-hander finish fall campaign strong

Aaron Hernandez and Seth Beer wrapped up their Fall League campaigns on a high note. (Buck Davidson/Getty Images)

By Duane Cross | November 2, 2019 8:47 PM ET

D-backs slugger Seth Beer was recognized for his offensive efforts, while Angels right-hander Aaron Hernandez got the nod for his pitching prowess in the final Arizona Fall League weekly awards.

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

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Toolshed: D-backs' Carroll sped away early

Sixteenth overall pick this season really hit the ground running

Corbin Carroll was 18-for-19 in stolen-base attempts in his first Minor League season. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | October 8, 2019 10:12 AM ET

Arizona D-backs No. 3 prospect Corbin Carroll made a fast first impression in the Minor Leagues, leading Top-100 prospects in Speed Score during his first season 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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Cron, Thomas lead way for talented D-backs

Arizona produces .551 winning percentage, three league titles

Kevin Cron and Alek Thomas stood out at the plate for Arizona this season. (Reno Aces/Justin Thomas)

By Andrew Battifarano | October 7, 2019 10:23 AM ET

Led by strong offensive performances by slugger Kevin Cron and top prospect Alek Thomas, the D-backs had a strong season capped by three Minor League championships.

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Head of the Class: Triple-A

Sluggers Cron, Lux blast off; righty Gallen shuts down hitters

Kevin Cron drilled 45 long balls in 123 games across the Majors and Minors in 2019. (Reno Aces)

By Kelsie Heneghan | October 3, 2019 10:35 AM ET

D-backs slugger Kevin Cron and Dodgers rookie Gavin Lux electrified fans while righty Zac Gallen shut down batters before a trade to Arizona to lead the best of Triple-A.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for 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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Head of the Class: Double-A

D-backs' Varsho broke out with bat; O's lefty Lowther starred

Daulton Varsho batted .301/.378/.520 with 18 homers and 21 stolen bases in 108 games with Jackson. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | October 2, 2019 10:22 AM ET

D-backs catcher Daulton Varsho crushed Southern League pitching in a breakout season at the plate, while Orioles left-hander Zac Lowther dominated Eastern League hitters.

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Toolshed: Beer fermenting in Fall League

No. 97 prospect out to make impression after slow D-backs start

Seth Beer went 6-for-18 (.333) through his first five games of the Fall League season. (Jill Weisleder/MLB Photos)

By Sam Dykstra | September 27, 2019 10:29 AM ET

No. 97 overall prospect Seth Beer may have gotten off to a slow start in the D-backs system following his July trade, but he has a chance to make up for it during his trip to the Arizona Fall League.

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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Head of the Class: Full-season Class A

Jays' Conine flexes muscle; Giants' Corry consistently dominant

Griffin Conine led the Midwest League in homers despite missing the first 50 games of the season. (Lansing Lugnuts)

By Jordan Wolf | September 26, 2019 10:21 AM ET

Blue Jays slugger Griffin Conine and Giants southpaw Seth Corry were the leaders of the pack at the Class A level this season, while Indians prospect Will Benson left his mark with a milestone performance.

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

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