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Scouting report: Braves’ Jared Shuster

Crafty left-hander can help build a dangerous rotation in Atlanta
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 14, 2021

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at ninth-ranked Braves prospect Jared Shuster. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. It’s safe to say that

Lugnuts make most of ‘Tool Time’ celebration

Lansing club salutes long-running sitcom with local connection
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 10, 2021

Nostalgia never goes out of style. Ask any millennial with an internet connection, and they’ll probably admit that their emotions were toyed with this week at the sight of an old friend from Nickelodeon reassuring them that they should be proud of all that they’ve done in life. The High-A

Rangers righty Otto thriving closer to home

No. 24 prospect made quick leap to Majors after trade from Yanks
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 9, 2021

As the Trade Deadline approached in late July, then-Yankees prospect Glenn Otto knew something could go down at any moment. Otto was in the rotation for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre while the team was on a road trip in Syracuse. It wasn’t his day on the mound, so he was bouncing back

Scouting report: Cardinals’ Jordan Walker

Towering infielder ready to tap into massive power potential
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 7, 2021

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked Cardinals prospect Jordan Walker. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. It wasn’t very long ago

Royals’ McBroom recalls wild long ball

Omaha slugger breaks bat on homer, trots bases with handle
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 2, 2021

The box score of Tuesday night’s game between Omaha and Toledo preserves a record of Ryan McBroom’s 25th homer of the season. It was the long ball that vaulted him into a four-way tie for the Triple-A lead and extended the gap for the Storm Chasers in a game they’d

Turbo up to new tricks in Bowling Green

Hot Rods GM Leach describes training for bat dog's 2021 debut
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 26, 2021

It was only a matter of time before baseball's sticky stuff issue made it to the Minor Leagues. But it’s incredibly unlikely that many people expected pine tar or other grip-enhancing substances to be of extreme detriment to a fan favorite: The bat dog. Fortunately for Turbo -- the yellow

Scouting report: Yankees’ Austin Wells

Sweet-swinging backstop rising quickly with all-fields approach
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 24, 2021

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at sixth-ranked Yankees prospect Austin Wells. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Using the sheer depth of

Brewers’ Wiemer taps into power potential

Outfielder’s homer surge fuels wild month, promotion to High-A
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 19, 2021

The power has long been there for Joey Wiemer -- it just wasn't showing up as frequently on the field as he would've liked. But sometimes a single adjustment can open up a world of possibilities. In Wiemer’s case, it was more than halfway through the season while playing with

Scouting report: Nationals' Cade Cavalli

Powerful righty finds immediate success while club begins rebuild
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 17, 2021

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top-ranked Nationals prospect Cade Cavalli. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Less than two years removed

Renegades commemorate Zolzer's bizarre ejection

Longtime P.A. announcer immortalized with ‘bobble-arm’ giveaway
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 13, 2021

There are plenty of characters in Minor League Baseball. In fact, the diverse, eclectic and amusing personalities that surround the game play a big part in the Minors’ identity. Sometimes these characters do things that can bring pride to the entire sport. And then there are instances that, when enough

Gipson-Long continuing education with Twins

Studious righty finds success with extensive between-starts routine
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 11, 2021

Every pitcher, whether they’re a starter or reliever, has processes or routines that get them through the week. Some are a little more relaxed, while others are more strictly regimented. The challenge will always be for the hurler to identify a plan -- or lack of -- that puts him

Scouting report: A’s prospect Tyler Soderstrom

‘Beast’ of a backstop already making waves in Low-A Stockton
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 10, 2021

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top-ranked A’s prospect Tyler Soderstrom. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. The A’s seem to have

Beloit showcases 'snappy' new ballpark

ABC Supply Stadium makes much-anticipated debut on Rock River
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 6, 2021

There are some beautiful places to watch a baseball game just west of Lake Michigan. A 90-mile stretch of I-94 provides a gateway to three Major League stadiums. And not much further west, past a handful of Minor League parks, “it” was built in a cornfield in Iowa. But now