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June 15: Fitzgerald Inside-the-Park Home Run Day?

River Cats' utility man accomplishes rare feat at Triple-A
@allisonmast13
June 16, 2024

Holidays and the traditions that surround them give a comforting predictability to our lives. Every time the calendar flips to a new month, small text or icons indicate the upcoming dates of note. After Saturday night’s unique feat, it would be no surprise if Tyler Fitzgerald had a circle around

Newest Sky Carp Meyer stymies, K's 6 in club debut

Marlins' No. 1 prospect follows in flock path of No. 3 talent, White
@allisonmast13
June 2, 2024

They say it’s better to be a big fish in a small pond, but for the second time in the past two days, one of the top Marlins prospects joined a larger talent pool in the form of High-A Beloit. Noble Meyer, the organization’s top prospect, made his first start

Teel caps red-hot month with clutch homer

Red Sox No. 3 prospect comes through with game-tying clout
@allisonmast13
June 1, 2024

On the first day of the NCAA Regionals last season, Virginia coasted to a 15-1 victory over Army thanks in part to a two-hit performance by Kyle Teel. Fast forward 364 days, and it’s clear that while a lot changes over the course of a year, some things stay the

Band of Horses, RiverDogs unite for unique merch

Rays' Single-A affiliate gets rocking new look in limited line collab
@allisonmast13
May 24, 2024

Every collaboration has a thread that binds two entities or ideas together, and for one iteration of the MiLB x Music Capsule Collection, that theme might be No One’s Gonna Love the Charleston RiverDogs More Than Band of Horses Does. The Charleston-based rock band partnered with Official League on a

Knights' Kuhl makes his most emotional start

Right-hander pitches in honor of his wife on breast cancer night
@allisonmast13
May 24, 2024

In his 11-year professional career, Chad Kuhl has pitched in 239 games, from the lower level of the Minors to the Majors. None of them held the same significance as his May 17 start for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights. Kuhl took the mound for Charlotte against Durham in a pink-sleeved

Shell games: Turtle makes mad dash across outfield

St. Lucie, Bradenton interrupted by curious crawling visitor
@allisonmast13
May 11, 2024

It’s typically the hare that comes up short against the tortoise in fables, but on Saturday night, neither the St. Lucie Mets nor the Bradenton Marauders stood a chance against a turtle. In the top of the second inning at LECOM Park, the Single-A St. Lucie (Mets) were at-bat with

Sugar Land slugger: Loperfido's out of this world

Astros' No. 6 prospect slugs three homers, collects seven RBIs
@allisonmast13
April 13, 2024

Prior to Friday night, Joey Loperfido sat atop professional baseball’s home run leaderboard alongside three-time American League MVP Mike Trout, among others. Just a few hours and three big swings later, the 24-year-old slugger has sole possession of pole position with nine home runs for Triple-A Sugar Land. In Sugar

Price was right after act of faith at Vanderbilt

Five-time All-Star went No. 1 overall after storied college career
@allisonmast13
February 12, 2024

It’s January 2005, and David Price is on the cusp of his freshman season at Vanderbilt. But he’s also a few bad games away from quitting baseball and working at a local McDonald’s. “It was a January or February day. There was a big part of him that was going

Drive steer way to South Atlantic League sweep

Red Sox affiliate rebounds from skid, wins 4 straight in playoffs
@allisonmast13
September 20, 2023

A four-season title drought came to an end for Greenville on Tuesday after an undefeated playoff run. It was a back-and-forth affair in Game 2 of the South Atlantic Championship Series, but the High-A Red Sox affiliate strung together some big hits to defeat Hudson Valley, 7-3, to win the

RiverDogs roll to third straight Carolina crown

Since becoming affiliated with Rays, Charleston just keeps winning
@allisonmast13
September 20, 2023

It was a tale of two halves for Charleston this season. After finishing with the worst record in the Carolina League in the first half, Tampa Bay's Single-A affiliate rode a 39-26 record in the second half en route to its third consecutive league title. The RiverDogs defeated the Down

As the Crow-Armstrong flies, third slam of year

Top Cubs prospect launches first Triple-A HR with bases loaded
@allisonmast13
September 6, 2023

In the Major Leagues, grand slams occur approximately once in every 1,500 at-bats. This season, there's been one every 0.08 percent of at-bats. But for Pete Crow-Armstrong, the feat has not been so elusive, despite the fact that he typically leads off. MLB’s No. 12 prospect hit his third grand

Skenes comes up aces in second Double-A start

Baseball's top pitching prospect strikes out three over two innings
@allisonmast13
September 1, 2023

Just like he made the adjustment to superior competition when transferring from mid-major Air Force to LSU, Paul Skenes appears to be doing the same at Double-A. In his second start since his promotion from Single-A, MLB’s No. 3 prospect threw two innings for Altoona, allowing only one hit while

Lee blesses Saints with first Triple-A homer

No. 2 Twins prospect delivers majestic 445-foot roundtripper
@allisonmast13
August 12, 2023

Brooks Lee capped off his first calendar year in professional baseball with an exclamation point in the form of his first Triple-A home run. The Twins' No. 2 prospect joined St. Paul last Thursday nearly a year to the day after making his pro debut. On Friday, he launched a

Stone continues turnaround with six hitless frames 

Fourth-ranked Dodgers prospect equals season high with 10 K's
@allisonmast13
August 5, 2023

How good was Gavin Stone on Friday night? In a word, unhittable. The No. 4 Dodgers prospect racked up 10 strikeouts over six hitless, scoreless innings in Oklahoma City’s 7-1 win over Round Rock. The 10 whiffs matched a season high set in May, while the six no-hit frames were

Hot-hitting Chourio making noise for Biloxi

Baseball's No. 2 prospect slugs 14th homer, racks up three hits
@allisonmast13
July 22, 2023

As the saying goes, Jackson Chourio is in mid-season form. Since appearing in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on July 8, the top Brewers prospect has collected multiple hits in six of his seven games. The latest was a three-hit game Friday that featured his 14th home run of the

Chourio isn't having any hitting blues with Biloxi

Top Brewers prospect goes yard, collects two doubles in victory
@allisonmast13
July 19, 2023

The only thing that can apparently stop Jackson Chourio this month was his appearance in the Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game. MLB Pipeline's No. 2 overall prospect went 3-for-5 with a home run and two doubles in Double-A Biloxi's 13-6 win over host Montgomery on Tuesday. It marked Chourio's second consecutive

Rumbling Pony: Ritter goes deep three times

Mets infielder continues power surge with 11th homer in 15 games
@allisonmast13
June 11, 2023

For Mets prospect Luke Ritter, home runs have been like clockwork. He has hit 11 in his last 15 games for Double-A Binghamton, culminating in a three-dinger performance in Sunday’s 8-6 win over the Reading Fightin Phils. These particular home runs were hit in counter-clockwise fashion. He kicked off his

Amador's trio of homers sparks slugging Spokane

No. 2 Rockies prospect enjoys huge night as club swats 7 taters
@allisonmast13
May 21, 2023

Adael Amador cannot be stopped. The No. 2 Rockies prospect put on a show Saturday, hitting three home runs in five at-bats in a 13-5 Spokane victory over Everett. These home runs -- his sixth, seventh and eighth of the season -- came on the heels of a two-hit night,

Lookout! Marte's homers are twice as nice

No. 2 Reds prospect goes deep twice and for seventh time in May
@allisonmast13
May 20, 2023

Double-A Chattanooga is on a roll, and there’s no surprise that Noelvi Marte is at the center of it all. On Friday night, the Lookouts extended their win streak to four games with a 6-4 victory over the Biloxi Shuckers. Marte, the MLB's No. 23 overall prospect, went deep twice

Redmond's homer for Springfield is a work of art

Cardinals IF hits eighth of year over Wichita Baseball Museum
@allisonmast13
May 1, 2023

Chandler Redmond mashed a homer Sunday that belonged not in, but over a museum. The Double-A Springfield infielder's fourth-inning blast traveled an estimated 485 feet, flying over the Wichita Baseball Museum beyond right field and careening off the administrative building beyond Riverfront Stadium. At the Major League level, only the