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Chandler ahead of the Curve after 10-K gem

MLB's No. 64 prospect retires 16 straight in career-best outing
@alyssam_gomez
June 22, 2024

As the season continues on, Bubba Chandler continues to fire away on the mound. MLB's No. 64 prospect piled up a career-best 10 strikeouts en route to Double-A Altoona’s 5-0 victory over Bowie at Prince George’s Stadium on Friday night. Chandler allowed just three baserunners via two hits and a

Hence humbled by MLB at Rickwood Field invite

Cards' top prospect, other Minor Leaguers take in historic event
June 20, 2024

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Still recovering from the tightness and cramping that knocked him out of a Double-A game after just two innings on June 5, Cardinals top pitching prospect Tink Hence was set to make his return to action this weekend before being invited to Alabama for Thursday’s MLB at

Photos: MiLB at Rickwood Field hosts Gray Sox, Black Barons

Birmingham, Montgomery honor Negro Leagues on memorable night in Alabama
June 20, 2024

The Birmingham Barons and Montgomery Biscuits turned back the clock to honor the Negro Leagues on June 18 at Rickwood Field, kicking off a three-day celebration in Alabama that included a celebrity softball game and a Major League contest between St. Louis and San Francisco. The Minor League clubs played

Simpson electrifies during MiLB at Rickwood Field

Rays No. 10 prospect pens fitting tribute to legendary Hall of Famer
@SamDykstraMiLB
June 19, 2024

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Chandler Simpson was on his way back toward the field when he heard the news. The Double-A Montgomery center fielder tweaked his calf while trying to make a play in the bottom of the seventh inning and had exited the game with the team trainer. Simpson was

Ballesteros finds another gear to complete cycle

No. 6 Cubs prospect tallies first career triple to complete milestone
@Jesus_Cano88
June 15, 2024

Moises Ballesteros has always dreamed about hitting for the cycle. On Friday night, it came to fruition. The Cubs’ No. 6 prospect stepped up to the plate in the top of the ninth inning with a single, double and home run to his name. Down to his last strike, Ballesteros

Yankees sluggers flex up and down farm system

Ramirez's three-homer night highlights prospects' power surge
@JoeTrezz
June 7, 2024

These Yankees prospects are aiming to become Bronx Bombers. That much was plain to see Friday, as prospects up and down the Yankees' system put their power on display on a homer-happy night down on New York’s farm. The most striking example came from Agustin Ramirez, who launched three homers

Just how he Drew it up: Thorpe on top of his game

White Sox No. 3 prospect boasts 1.35 ERA through first 11 starts
@JoeTrezz
June 5, 2024

A lot has changed in the last calendar year for Drew Thorpe. After MLB Pipeline named Thorpe its Pitching Prospect of the Year following his pro debut in 2023, Thorpe was traded from the Yankees to the Padres as part of the Juan Soto deal in December. Three months later,

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

'The Martian' launches into orbit for Somerset

Yankees' top prospect slugs first homer of '24 in three-hit night
@Jesus_Cano88
May 25, 2024

Jasson Domínguez checked off another box while rehabbing with the Double-A Somerset Patriots on Saturday night. MLB's No. 31 prospect crushed a fastball off New Hampshire right-hander Trent Clifton, sending the ball over the steel fence at Delta Dental Stadium for a two-run homer, his first long ball of 2024

Jones lowers hands, raises potential

Adjustment in stance pays off for Yankees' No. 2 prospect
@SamDykstraMiLB
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,

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

K-OK: Dollander, Palmquist rack up the strikeouts

Rockies hurlers combine for 22 whiffs in Double-A, High-A outings
April 20, 2024

As inclement weather postponed the Rockies’ series opener with the Mariners on Friday, two of the club’s top prospective pitchers battled no elements en route to tearing up the Minor Leagues. No. 2 prospect Chase Dollander and No. 15 prospect Carson Palmquist combined for double-digit strikeouts in their respective starts,

Trio of Mets pitching prospects slay competition

Scott, Tidwell, Sproat making their pitches for stardom in Queens
@MavalloneMiLB
April 17, 2024

A franchise known for developing some of the game's best pitchers over the past half-century hasn't uncovered many gems -- hidden or otherwise -- in recent years. But that might be starting to change. While we might not see comparisons drawn to the likes of homegrown aces Tom Seaver, Dwight

All systems go for Rocket City homer celebrations

Angels' Double-A affiliate incorporating space ties into dugout fun
@MavalloneMiLB
April 11, 2024

Trash Pandas, go for launch! One of the more popular Minor League monikers, Double-A Rocket City combined a pair of nicknames during its relocation from Mobile to Huntsville, Ala., following the 2019 season.

Crews kicks season into high gear at Double-A

Nats' top prospect hits first Harrisburg homer on 4-hit, 4-RBI night
@MavalloneMiLB
April 9, 2024

It took Dylan Crews one at-bat to equal his hit output from his first three games of the season. It took him two plate appearances to surpass it ... and MLB's No. 7 prospect didn't stop there. Crews hammered his first Double-A homer during a four-hits and four-RBI night in

Naturally, Northwest Arkansas finds fresh look

Royals Double-A club celebrates nature, community through design
@BensBiz
December 6, 2023

Call it a Natural progression: On Wednesday afternoon, the Minor League Baseball team in Springdale, Ark., unveiled new logos and uniforms. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, are named for the natural beauty of the region in which they compete. The Texas League franchise,

2023 Texas League playoffs coverage

Sod Poodles win second crown in five years in grand fashion
September 28, 2023

Championship Series Sept. 27

Sod Poodles win second TL crown in five years

Duzenack's grand slam sets stage for D-backs affiliate's victory
@memheller
September 28, 2023

Amarillo set up shop as a Double-A affiliate five years ago, and the Sod Poodles have scored two Texas League championships in that time. The second one was secured by D-backs affiliate in grand fashion Wednesday night. Behind a bases-loaded homer by Camden Duzenack, the Amarillo Sod Poodles routed the

2023 Eastern League playoffs coverage

SeaWolves able to forget about last year with perfect run to crown
September 27, 2023

Championship Series Sept. 26

2023 Southern League playoffs coverage

Smokies scorch way to first outright championship in 45 years
September 27, 2023

Championship Series Sept. 26

Smokies scorch way to first outright title in 45 years

Horton dominates once again as Cubs affiliate wins Southern crown
@benweinrib
September 27, 2023

With Cade Horton on the mound Tuesday, the Cubs' Double-A affiliate had reason to be confident about their prospects of winning the franchise's first outright Southern League title in 45 years. And once the Tennessee Smokies scored four runs in the first three innings, it felt like that was very

Forget last year: Erie wins its first EL crown

Hurter, Holton help SeaWolves cap their perfect postseason run
@brendan_samson
September 27, 2023

Last season was bittersweet for Detroit's Double-A affiliate. The Erie SeaWolves made it to the Eastern League Championship Series, but were no-hit in a winner-take-all Game 3 15-0 loss to the Somerset Patriots. This season was a completely different story. Erie won all four of its playoff games, capping the

The 2023 Double-A All-Stars and award winners

Yankees' Domínguez, Rays' Caminero made debuts in The Show
@JoeTrezz
September 26, 2023

As summer ebbs into fall, Minor League Baseball has started to reveal its end-of-season award winners and All-Star teams. Last week it was the three Single-A and High-A circuits. Now it's time to reveal this year's Double-A honors, as voted on by league managers. In the Eastern League, Baltimore's Coby

Rumble Ponies, Patriots ride the Subway Series

Top Mets, Yankees prospects meet up in Eastern League semifinals
NY-prospects
@RobTnova24
September 22, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- It’s been 23 years since the last Subway Series led to the ultimate trophy. While the next one may still be some time away as both the Mets and Yankees made moves toward the future this season, fans of both organizations had a chance to glimpse what

Jim Clark calls 3,500th game for RubberDucks

Akron broadcaster has started every game for past 30 seasons
@brendan_samson
August 30, 2023

“Hello baseball fans everywhere." Double-A Akron RubberDucks broadcaster Jim Clark has started every game for the past 30 seasons with those four words. They serve as a tribute to longtime Cleveland broadcaster Jimmy Dudley, as well as evidence that Clark’s childhood dream has come true. “As a kid, probably age