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Arozarena keeps slugging for Tampa Bay

No. 19 Rays prospect mashes fifth dinger of postseason
@AndrewAtBatt
October 15, 2020

There's being in the middle of a hot streak, and then there's what Randy Arozarena has been doing this postseason. Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect blasted a two-run homer in the fourth inning, but the Rays fell, 4-3, to the Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series

Chisholm shows pop in final game of NLDS

No. 4 Marlins prospect rips double in last at-bat of 2020 season
@AndrewAtBatt
October 9, 2020

The season came to an end for the Marlins, but some of their young prospects showed Thursday that the club's future remains bright. Miami's fourth-ranked prospect Jazz Chisholm doubled and walked in a 1-for-3 effort en route to a 7-0 loss to the Braves in Game 3 of their National

Shellenback shined during lengthy PCL career

Right-hander racked up records before spitball was banned
@AndrewAtBatt
October 7, 2020

A host of players have piled up astonishing accomplishments over long professional careers on the diamond without making a lasting impression on the game's most celebrated stage. Monsters of the Minors, presented by Uncle Ray's, provides introductions to Minor League legends sometimes overlooked by fans of baseball history.

Carlson still soaring with Cardinals

Baseball's No. 15 overall prospect goes deep, drives in three runs
@AndrewAtBatt
September 25, 2020

On the night Yadier Molina collected his 2,000th career hit, the next generation in the form of Dylan Carlson also stepped up for the Cardinals in their playoff push. Two days after recording his first three-hit game in the Majors, the top St. Louis prospect posted another multi-hit game with

Mountcastle keeps on raking for Orioles

No. 99 overall prospect delivers first four-hit game in big leagues
@AndrewAtBatt
September 10, 2020

Since his promotion to the Majors last month, Ryan Mountcastle has quickly become a force in the middle of the Orioles lineup. On Wednesday, he had his best game yet. One night after ripping two hits, the fifth-ranked O's prospect set a career high with four knocks, driving in one

Bohm delivers walk-off win to Phillies

Top Philadelphia prospect collects three hits, winning sac fly
@AndrewAtBatt
September 3, 2020

Alec Bohm is heating up at the plate and it culminated Thursday in one of his best games in the big leagues. Philadelphia's top prospect matched a season high with three hits and delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to send the Phillies to a 6-5 victory

Flores flourishes by studying history of the game

No. 19 White Sox prospect enjoys lessons leading him to his goals
@AndrewAtBatt
September 2, 2020

Even as a young child growing up, Bernardo Flores was a student of baseball. At age 7, he started watching Ken Burns' iconic Baseball documentary series and fell in love with the game. There were things in the past that he could point to or aspire to, like his pitching

McKenzie shines in debut for Indians

No. 9 prospect strikes out 10, wins first outing in 723 days
@AndrewAtBatt
August 23, 2020

It had been 723 days since Triston McKenzie pitched in a game that counted, but he made it worth the wait. Making his Major League debut, the ninth-ranked Indians prospect allowed a run on two hits and a walk and struck out 10 over six innings to lead Cleveland to

Casas jumps into player pool for Red Sox

No. 83 overall prospect blasted 20 homers across two stops in 2019
@AndrewAtBatt
August 20, 2020

August may be nearing its end, but the Red Sox are still inviting young talent into their roster pool. Second-ranked Boston prospect Triston Casas joined the club's other players at the team's alternate training site at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, the team said Thursday.

Dodgers promote Ruiz for big league debut

No. 79 overall prospect brought up from alternate camp
@AndrewAtBatt
August 15, 2020

Needing help behind the plate, the Dodgers have promoted their top catching prospect. Keibert Ruiz , MLB Pipeline’s No. 79 overall prospect, has been called up from the team's alternate training site to replace Will Smith, who was placed on the Injured List with neck inflammation. He was not in

Nats' Garcia shines in big league debut

No. 2 prospect begins career with two hits, two RBIs
@AndrewAtBatt
August 15, 2020

It had been 11 months since Luis Garcia played in a game that counted. He made it worth the wait with a sparkling big league debut. The second-ranked Nationals prospect began his Major League career with a 2-for-5 night, collecting a double, two RBIs and a run scored to help

Cardinals call up Carlson to The Show

No. 18 overall prospect blasted career-high 26 homers last season
@AndrewAtBatt
August 13, 2020

A bevy of prospects have gotten their tickets to the Majors this year, and Dylan Carlson will be next to climb aboard. MLB.com's No. 18 overall prospect is heading to The Show for the first time, Cardinals president John Mozeliak told reporters Wednesday. He'll be joined by No. 28 St.

Padres' Cronenworth continues hot stretch

No. 19 prospect homers, extends hitting streak to six games
@AndrewAtBatt
August 8, 2020

Jake Cronenworth had hit safely in all but one game coming into this weekend's slate of contests. The Padres' No. 19 prospect continued his hot stretch Friday night. Cronenworth blasted his second home run of the season as part of a two-hit night to lead San Diego to a 3-0

Prospects reflect on debuting in 2020

Bailey, Stephenson, Brubaker shine in first stints with big clubs
@AndrewAtBatt
August 3, 2020

The words "new normal" have become a major part of the lexicon eight months into 2020. They apply to just about every aspect of daily life and baseball by extension. With the abbreviated Major League season underway, a slew of promising prospects seem to be making their debuts nightly. A

Lewis continues stellar start for Mariners

10th-ranked prospect records sixth straight multi-hit game
@AndrewAtBatt
August 1, 2020

Kyle Lewis made a name for himself with a powerful entrance to the Majors last year. Now he's producing an equally impressive encore. The 10th-ranked Mariners prospect extended his hitting streak to eight games on Friday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as Seattle topped the A's,

Kieboom breaks through for Nationals

No. 21 overall prospect reaches base four times in win
@AndrewAtBatt
July 30, 2020

The offensive prowess that carried Carter Kieboom through the Minor Leagues was on full display in The Show for the Nationals on Thursday. Baseball's No. 21 overall prospect reached base four times, going 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored to help lead Washington to a 6-4 victory over

Prospects in the Mets' 2020 player pool

Gimenez, Peterson ready to contribute at big league level
@AndrewAtBatt
July 13, 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

Kopech opts out of 2020 season

No. 3 White Sox prospect has not pitched since 2018
@AndrewAtBatt
July 10, 2020

It's been two years since Michael Kopech pitched in an official game, but White Sox fans will have to wait a while longer to see the team's third-ranked prospect. The hard-throwing right-hander has opted out of playing this season, general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement Friday. “Michael Kopech

Prospects in the Braves' 2020 player pool

Pache, Waters headline talented Atlanta prospects at camp
@AndrewAtBatt
July 6, 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

Crow-Armstrong continues baseball connection

Mets' first-round Draft pick has family ties to 'Little Big League'
@AndrewAtBatt
July 6, 2020

In a way, Pete Crow-Armstrong is following the same path as his mother. Yes, they are in very different careers: he's a newly minted professional baseball player with the Mets and his mom, Ashley Crow, is an accomplished actress. But Crow spent 14 years in New York and earned a

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

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

2020 Draft recap: Atlanta Braves

Atlanta sticks with trend from 2019, adds more college talent
@AndrewAtBatt
June 26, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

2020 Draft recap: New York Mets

New York gets more athletic with Crow-Armstrong, Greene
@AndrewAtBatt
June 23, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

2020 Draft recap: Miami Marlins

Miami bolsters system with six high-upside hurlers
@AndrewAtBatt
June 17, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. Heading into this year’s Draft, the Marlins didn’t have any intentions of using all six of their picks on pitching prospects. But with the unusual circumstances leading up