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Nats third base job belongs to Kieboom

Top prospect gets nod from Martinez to succeed Rendon
July 4, 2020

Players have been in Summer Camp for two days, but Carter Kieboom already has earned the Nationals' third base job. Manager Dave Martinez announced Saturday that the team's top prospect will replace Anthony Rendon -- who signed as a free agent with the Angels last December -- when the Nationals

Prospects in the Marlins' 2020 player pool

Miami's 10 best prospects all named to Summer Camp roster
@AndrewAtBatt
July 3, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospects in the Athletics' 2020 player pool

Talented Oakland system ready to fill the gaps when needed
@MavalloneMiLB
July 3, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospects in the Mets' 2020 player pool

Gimenez, Peterson ready to contribute at big league level
@AndrewAtBatt
July 3, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospects in the Rangers' 2020 player pool

Jung, Huff lead talented contingent of prospects hoping for a shot
@MavalloneMiLB
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospects in the Cubs' 2020 player pool

Batterymates Marquez, Amaya open camp in South Bend
@brianjstultz
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Giants' Bishop tests positive for COVID-19

Team's No. 4 prospect left off initial summer camp roster
July 1, 2020

Giants No. 4 prospect Hunter Bishop tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday and subsequently was left off the team's 51-man initial summer camp roster released Monday. According to a report by MLB.com, San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Bishop has experienced “very mild” symptoms and his condition

The Road to The Show™: Casey Mize

Top pick breezing through Tigers system with dominant arsenal
@AndrewAtBatt
June 29, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps taken to reach the brink of the Major Leagues. Here's a look at Tigers right-hander Casey Mize. There's always plenty of hype, fanfare and superlatives that surround players when they're the No. 1 overall Draft pick. Casey Mize has

Top prospects named to 60-man player pools

Rays' Franco, Dodgers' Lux heading back to big league camps
@tylermaun
June 28, 2020

The return of baseball is mere days away, and fans across the sport are getting an idea of what their big league team could look like in the unique campaign that 2020 will be. Major League teams submitted their 60-man player pools on Sunday, and a wealth of top prospects

The Road to The Show™: Nick Madrigal

White Sox infielder has flown through the Minors
June 22, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps taken to reach the brink of the Major Leagues. Here's a look at White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal: Nick Madrigal had big shoes to fill when the White Sox picked him fourth overall in the 2018 Draft. Two

Best streams of 2019: All-Star Games

Robert reigns as MVP; Betts walks off with another Derby win
@jtbloss
June 22, 2020

There’s no better time to see the brightest stars of baseball’s future than at Minor League All-Star Games, when the best of the best get the chance to battle for bragging rights after earning a spot during the first half of a long season. It's a reward for the players,

Best streams of 2019: No-hitters

Bisons' Zeuch joins elite company; Anderson fans 14 in gem
@AndrewAtBatt
June 15, 2020

Is there anything more nail-biting than the final innings of a no-hit bid? There are few things that bring the tension, drama and superstition out of players and fans alike when a pitcher is vying for some history on the mound. In 2019, there were more than a few memorable

The Road to The Show™: Carter Kieboom

Top Nationals prospect wields consistent, powerful bat
@AndrewAtBatt
June 15, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Nationals infielder Carter Kieboom. All Carter Kieboom has done since he was selected 28th overall in the 2016 Draft is prove why he

The Show Before the Show: Episode 262

Tyler, Sam recap first round; O's Rutschman shares Draft memories
June 12, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Toolshed: Shortest, longest roads from first round

Which top 2020 talents could speed, take scenic routes to Majors
@SamDykstraMiLB
June 12, 2020

Their roads all began together. From here, those roads will look very different. Twenty-nine players were selected in the first round of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Eighteen of them are position players. Eleven are pitchers. Eighteen come from the college ranks. Eleven hailed from high school. Because

Ready and waiting: Jordan Groshans

No. 75 overall prospect staying simple during hiatus
June 10, 2020

Players at all levels of the Minor Leagues missed significant playing time in 2019 due to injury only to have their return interrupted by the global pandemic. Each week, MiLB.com checks in on an elite prospect’s road back from injury. This week, we focus on Toronto Blue Jays infielder Jordan

The Road to The Show™: Royce Lewis

Top overall pick in '17 Draft making climb to Minnesota
@tylermaun
June 8, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Minnesota Twins shortstop Royce Lewis: First round, first pick. On June 12, 2017, the Twins put Royce Lewis in exclusive company as a

Toolshed: 2019 Draft retrospective

O's rush for Rutschman, hitter-heavy first round still stand out
@SamDykstraMiLB
June 5, 2020

The 2020 First-Year Player Draft is coming, and without regular-season baseball being played yet due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be the first big Major League Baseball event of the summer. The 2020 edition will take place June 10-11 and be limited to five rounds this year, but it

Ready and waiting: Brendan Rodgers

Top Rockies prospect walks long road back from shoulder injury
June 3, 2020

Players at all levels of the Minor Leagues missed significant playing time in 2019 due to injury only to have their return interrupted by the global pandemic. Each week, MiLB.com checks in on an elite prospect’s road back from injury. First up is Colorado Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers. A little

Toolshed: 2018 Draft retrospective

Mize's move to Motor City, Royals' run on pitchers stand out
@SamDykstraMiLB
June 2, 2020

The 2020 First-Year Player Draft is coming, and without regular-season baseball being played yet due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be the first big Major League Baseball event of the summer. The 2020 edition will take place June 10-11 and be limited to five rounds this year, but it

The Road to The Show™: Julio Rodriguez

No. 18 overall prospect has been sailing right through Minors
June 1, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez.

Toolshed: Madrigal itching for second Sox shot

No. 40 prospect could get new opportunity when play resumes
@SamDykstraMiLB
May 29, 2020

Nick Madrigal found out about baseball's coronavirus-related pause the same way most did around the sport. First, there were the smattering of push notifications and other news alerts coming through phones around the White Sox complex in Glendale, Arizona, on March 12. Then there was confirmation from club and league

Toolshed: 2017 Draft retrospective

High-school trio at top, Pearson's move up north still stand out
@SamDykstraMiLB
May 26, 2020

The 2020 First-Year Player Draft is coming, and without regular-season baseball being played yet due to the coronavirus pandemic, it could be the first big Major League Baseball event of the summer. The 2020 edition is likely to take place on June 10 and be as little as five rounds,

The Road to The Show™: Adley Rutschman

No. 4 overall prospect riding the fast lane to Baltimore
May 25, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Baltimore Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman:

Best streams of 2019 games: Wild strikeouts

Thunder's Garcia whiffs 15; Travelers' Crismatt is immaculate
@MavalloneMiLB
May 25, 2020

Outside of the home run, the strikeout is the singular moment in a game that elicits raw emotion. It's why Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are etched in baseball lore. The ability to blow a 100-mph heater past a hitter or drop in a knee-buckling breaking ball resonates