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Futures Skills Showcase competitors announced

Brooks Lee, Termarr Johnson headline the first-time event
July 2, 2024

Since its inception in 1999, the All-Star Futures Game has provided a stage for the next generation of big league stars to show off their tools. Over the years, we’ve seen exciting displays of hitting prowess. But given the nature of the exhibition, it always seemed like the spotlight on

Crews, Mayer headline All-Star Futures Game

Here's the list of all 54 prospects who will compete in the event
July 2, 2024

The All-Star Futures Game annually puts more of baseball's top prospects on one field than any other event, and this year's edition is no exception. The 25th annual showcase -- along with the inaugural Futures Skills Showcase -- will feature 39 members of MLB Pipeline's recently updated Top 100 Prospects

All-Star Futures Game staffs full of Rangers legends

Double-A Erie manager Alvarez to serve as NL third base coach
July 1, 2024

A star-studded group of Rangers alumni will be coaching the next generation of MLB stars in the 2024 All-Star Futures Game. With Adrian Beltré and Michael Young set to manage the game on Saturday, July 13 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, MLB announced the full Futures Game coaching staffs

Kinsler, Fielder named Futures Game coaches

Former Rangers stars to help lead Minor Leaguers in Arlington
June 26, 2024

Two former Rangers All-Stars have been added to the coaching staffs for the 2024 MLB All-Star Futures Game at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Once traded for each other, Ian Kinsler and Prince Fielder will find themselves in opposite dugouts for the 25th edition of the Futures Game on July

Here are 11 first-half Minor League MVPs

June 25, 2024

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MiLB game at Rickwood Field facts and figures

Here's everything you need to know about Tuesday's contest
June 18, 2024

One of the biggest events on the Minor League calendar has arrived: MiLB at Rickwood Field. Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball are celebrating the Negro Leagues with a four-day event in Birmingham, Ala., home of the oldest professional ballpark in the sport.

The Wilson Way: A's top prospect armed with All-Star dad's unique approach 

June 16, 2024

Most fathers hope to pass down their finest traits to their offspring. For former Major League All-Star shortstop Jack Wilson, that was putting bat on ball. A lot. Wilson played parts of a dozen years in the big leagues and retired with a miniscule 11.6 career strikeout percentage. That’s not

Meet Rickwood's Black Barons and Gray Sox

Birmingham, Montgomery will take the field as these teams June 18
June 12, 2024

On Wednesday, Minor League Baseball revealed the jerseys for MiLB at Rickwood Field, which will feature the host Double-A Birmingham Barons playing as the Black Barons and the Montgomery Biscuits playing as the Gray Sox on June 18. The game is on the second of four days of events --

Minor Leagues mourn broadcasting great Klauke

Beloved longtime voice of Triple-A Salt Lake also called MLB games
June 11, 2024

The Minor League Baseball community is in mourning. Steve Klauke, the longtime voice of the Salt Lake Bees, has died at the age of 69 after being struck by a car on Monday night. The Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, were established in 1994. Klauke was there

Beltré, Young named All-Star Futures Game managers

Rangers legends to lead Minor Leaguers in Arlington this July
June 4, 2024

2024 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Adrian Beltré and star infielder Michael Young both left their mark on the MLB All-Star Game with the Texas Rangers. Beltré was a three-time selection with the Rangers while Young made seven All-Star appearances, trailing only Ivan Rodriguez (10) for the most in

Chestnut crushes concessions for a cause

Competitive eating champ raises funds for Toledo hunger nonprofit
June 2, 2024

When you go out to a Minor League Baseball game, it's a good idea to show up hungry. Maybe nobody is more familiar with this wisdom than Joey Chestnut, the 16-time champion of the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. On Saturday night, Chestnut brought his appetite to a Toledo

Shell games: Turtle makes mad dash across outfield

St. Lucie, Bradenton interrupted by curious crawling visitor
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

Comparing Skenes to past top pitching prospects

Valenzuela, Price, others also shined in brief Minor League stints
May 9, 2024

It remains to be seen what kind of big league career Paul Skenes will have, but now that it’s about to begin, we can try to put the build-up to his Major League debut in some historical context. There is no question that Skenes’ debut is the most highly anticipated

Skenes gets the call, heads to The Show

Pirates bringing up MLB's top pitching prospect for Saturday start
May 8, 2024

PITTSBURGH – The wait for Paul Skenes is finally over. The Pirates announced on Wednesday that they are promoting their top prospect to the Majors. Skenes, a fireballing right-hander, is scheduled to make his first start on Saturday against the Cubs at PNC Park (4:05 p.m. ET), according to the

Indy's Skenes breaks down his wicked arsenal

MLB's No. 3 prospect dives into what makes his pitches so filthy
May 8, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul Skenes was a national champion at LSU. He became a No. 1 overall pick with the Pirates in 2023. He’s been the Minors’ most dominant pitcher at Triple-A Indianapolis to begin 2024. And in many ways, he still thinks like that catcher calling pitches for Air Force

Jones lowers hands, raises potential

Adjustment in stance pays off for Yankees' No. 2 prospect
May 6, 2024

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Spencer Jones spent a good chunk of his offseason working out with and talking to pitchers, particularly his fellow Vanderbilt alums in Nashville. One night, he chatted with good friend and former Commodores teammate Jack Leiter over dinner, and he got a little jealous. “He said, ‘Man,

These are the best May ballpark promos

From Hype Hens to King Cakes and so much more around MiLB
May 2, 2024

Welcome to Promo Preview, a monthly compendium of Minor League Baseball promotions to look forward to. May's highlights include nonagenarian icons, Mardi Gras sweets, reinterpretations of local disasters and, of course, much more. Let's get to it.

Guardians' Frias has baseball in his DNA

Third baseman learns from vets, shares passion with teammates
April 26, 2024

RICHMOND, Va. – Dayan Frias was immersed in the world of baseball from a young age. His dad’s heavy involvement within the sport gave Frias a front row seat of what a career in baseball would look like. Wherever his dad, David, was playing, training players, or managing a team

Check out these MiLB promos that celebrate women in sports

March 12, 2024

Innovation and family-friendliness have long been hallmarks of Minor League Baseball, so it only makes sense that Minors teams are continually seeking ways to make their ballparks more welcoming -- and more fun -- for girls and women. More and more Minor League teams are finding creative ways to celebrate

Take a walk -- or ride -- in the park with these teams

Great footpaths, bike trails abound at Minor League destinations
December 12, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guide series opens the door to great baseball road trips and vacations all over the United States (and in one Canadian city), and once you've gone through that door, we're here to help you explore the great Minors cities and towns you'll find outside of it.

Johnston leads Marlins' Organization All-Stars

First baseman's 20-20 season among top Miami performances
November 29, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Miami Marlins.

Ballpark chef brings Italian touch to concessions

Lehigh Valley's Buccino proud to represent 'the culture of food'
November 20, 2023

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The 2023 season was Alessandro Buccino’s first as executive chef for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. This despite the fact that, for most of his life, he never gave any thought to a career in the food service industry. But, then again, he also hadn’t thought that he'd

Marsee, Bliss highlight Fall League award winners

Circuit celebrates top hitters, pitchers and sportsmanship in desert
November 11, 2023

The 31st rendition of the Arizona Fall League has come to a close, and it comes as no surprise that baseball’s best prospects shined in the desert-based circuit. The Fall League has annually given the Joe Black MVP Award to the top performer, and the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award has

Montgomery mirroring Seager in Fall League

No. 1 White Sox prospect drawing parallels to Rangers slugger
October 20, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A 6-foot-4, left-handed-hitting shortstop with a sweet swing is manning shortstop for the Glendale Desert Dogs. But it's not 2013-14. It's 2023, after all. Now it’s top-ranked White Sox prospect Colson Montgomery following -- literally -- in the cleat marks of his new favorite player, Rangers shortstop

Anthony, Yorke lead Red Sox Organization All-Stars

System sees youngsters break out as potential Boston stars
October 17, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. First up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series is the Boston Red Sox. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Worcester: 79-68