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Caminero, Williams display Rays' infield depth

Club's top two prospects headline 2023 Organization All-Stars
December 21, 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 Tampa Bay Rays. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Durham: 88-62

Smith-Shawver, De Avila lead Braves' Org. All-Stars

Duo of arms showcase strength of Atlanta's pitcher-heavy system
December 15, 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 Atlanta Braves. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Gwinnett: 70-78 Double-A

The future is now for A's Organization All-Stars

System preparing to follow in the footsteps of Soderstrom, Gelof
December 4, 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 Oakland Athletics. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Las Vegas: 75-74

Mayo, Holliday lead Tides to first IL title in 38 years

Highly touted Orioles prospects make all the difference in Game 3
September 29, 2023

On the same night the big league club clinched its first AL East crown since 2014 with its 100th victory of the season, the Triple-A Norfolk Tides put an exclamation mark on their winningest season by capturing the International League championship for the first time in 38 years. Norfolk captured

Sod Poodles win second TL crown in five years

Duzenack's grand slam sets stage for D-backs affiliate's victory
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

Kernels harvest first Midwest League title since '94

No. 3 Twins prospect Rodriguez launches slam in decisive Game 3
September 21, 2023

The Cedar Rapids Kernels were the team to beat in the Midwest League all season. And the Twins' High-A affiliate made good on that promise by winning its first championship since 1994. The Kernels defeated the Great Lakes Loons, 7-6, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in the winner-take-all Game 3 of

Jobe puts six zeros on board in SeaWolves debut

Tigers' top pitching prospect scatters four hits and strikes out six
September 17, 2023

Facing Double-A hitters for the first time, Jackson Jobe put together arguably the best start of his pro career so far. The Tigers’ top pitching prospect scattered four hits over six scoreless innings, fanning six without issuing a walk in Erie's 1-0 loss to Richmond on Sunday at UPMC Park.

Worcester goes underground as Wicked Worms

August 26, 2023

Fans and players alike really dug Triple-A Worcester's recent name change. The WooSox went by the Wicked Worms of Worcester on Aug. 17 as a tribute to their city, affectionately known as "Wormtown." Not only did the moniker poke fun at New England slang, but it also paid homage to

RiverDogs show Pride for Rainbows Night

Charleston threw it back for its annual LGBTQ+ celebration
August 25, 2023

A recent LGBTQ+ promotion by Tampa Bay's Single-A affiliate passed with flying colors. The Charleston RiverDogs threw it back to the '80s and '90s during their annual Rainbows Pride Night on Aug. 16 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark. Some real rainbows even came out during the 1-0 victory over

Crews firing on all cylinders at dish for FredNats

Top-ranked Nationals prospect goes deep on 3-hit, 4-RBI night
August 19, 2023

You've heard of a one-man wrecking crew. Now consider, a one-man wrecking ... Crews. Collecting three hits and four RBIs, top-ranked Nationals prospect Dylan Crews helped Single-A Fredericksburg to a convincing 11-3 victory over Augusta on Saturday night at Virginia Credit Union Stadium.

Jung making good first impression with Erie

No. 2 Tigers prospect dials long distance for first Double-A homer
July 28, 2023

A bigger stage didn't seem to bother Jace Jung. The No. 2 Tigers prospect put up his first Double-A home run in just his fourth game for Erie, which fell to Akron 5-3 at UPMC Park on Friday. The whack came on an 0-1 count with a runner on, when

Forever 21: Curve retire Clemente's number

Iconic Pirate's legacy honored by Altoona with family in attendance
July 21, 2023

The Altoona Curve -- the Pirates’ Double-A affiliate -- retired the number of one of Pittsburgh’s all-time greats: Roberto Clemente. The retirement ceremony took place ahead of Friday’s game against Reading. Altoona’s defeat to the Reading Fightin Phils, 4-1, barely put a damper on the day’s festivities. The Curve conducted

Lawlar, Lee show out in Texas League tilt

Sod Poodles, Wind Surge shortstops collect three hits apiece
July 20, 2023

The stars were big and bright in Amarillo, Texas, as the Double-A Sod Poodles and Wind Surge faced off Wednesday in a game with a combined seven Top 30 prospects from the D-backs and Twins organizations, including each club's top-ranked player. Arizona's No. 1 prospect Jordan Lawlar and Minnesota's top-ranked

Melendez brings long ball streak home to Texas

No. 7 D-backs prospect goes yard for the fourth straight game
July 19, 2023

Ivan Melendez can’t stop mashing in the Yellow City. The seventh-ranked D-backs prospect, who has homered in all of his last four games, went yard twice Tuesday night en route to Double-A Amarillo's 10-7 win over Wichita at HODGETOWN. But Melendez was reaching the fences before the All-Star break …

Holliday hit parade taking Baysox by storm

MLB's No. 1 prospect compiles five hits in first two Double-A games
July 15, 2023

New team, same old Jackson Holliday. With his promotion to Double-A Bowie during the All-Star break, the Orioles’ top prospect has moved up two levels since the start of the season. The extra pressure of Double-A ball doesn't seem to bother him, though, as the standout has racked up five

Wisconsin milks it with Udder Tuggers weekend

High-A Brewers affiliate honors farmers in America's Dairyland
July 1, 2023

It keeps getting cheddar and cheddar for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers’ favorite promotional weekend. Going by the Wisconsin Udder Tuggers for four games last week, the team honored both America's Dairyland and Dairy Month in June.

Redbirds' Winn collects season-high four hits

Cardinals' No. 2 prospect has slashed .284/.349/.414 since May
June 18, 2023

Masyn Winn’s bat is heating up, and Sunday's season high in hits serves as the latest proof of that. The No. 37 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline posted his first four-hit game at the Triple-A level in Memphis' 10-4 win over Jacksonville. Winn scored two runs in his first game

Big Red Machine! De La Cruz rips 117.3 mph double

Top-ranked Reds prospect laces 4th-hardest ball in Triple-A of 2023
June 4, 2023

Thirty-two balls have been hit at least 116 mph this year at the Major League and Triple-A levels. Seven of those came from Elly De La Cruz's bat. The only other batters to break 116 multiple times this season are: Giancarlo Stanton (4), Jake Burger, Jo Adell and Ronald Acuña

Redbirds' Walker, Winn take flight in tandem

Cards' top two prospects go deep in same contest to spur rally
June 1, 2023

The Triple-A Memphis Redbirds delivered a 1-2 punch to the Omaha Storm Chasers Wednesday night, with the top two Cardinals prospects each going yard. Jordan Walker, the top prospect in baseball, and MLB No. 38 Masyn Winn hit their fourth and six homers, respectively, at the level on the season.

Scorching May drives Mayer to the Sea Dogs

Boston's top prospect slashed .290/.366/.524 with Greenville
May 28, 2023

Marcelo Mayer is officially too hot for the South Atlantic League. Baseball's No. 5 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, has been promoted to Double-A Portland after tearing the cover off the ball with High-A Greenville. The news was reported first by the Boston Globe's Alex Speier and confirmed by

Baker's barrel? To third. The ball? Over the wall

Memphis masher reclaims International League HR lead in style
May 27, 2023

With a crack of the bat -- literally -- Luken Baker reclaimed the lead in the International League home run title race. Although it's how he did so that was notable. The 15th homer of the year for the Cardinals prospect at Triple-A Memphis came off a broken bat, yet

Holliday soars to new heights for IronBirds

Baseball's No. 3 prospect racks up career-high 6 RBIs in cycle bid
May 17, 2023

Only Mother Nature could stop Jackson Holliday on Tuesday. But the No. 3 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline still managed to rack up a career-high six RBIs while falling a single short of the cycle through five frames in High-A Aberdeen's rain-shortened 8-7 loss to Winston-Salem.

Naylor's two-homer night the wind in Clippers' sails

No. 4 Guardians prospect rips 2nd homer 452 ft. in comeback win
May 14, 2023

Triple-A Columbus was down 9-2 during the top of the sixth Saturday with Andrew Abbott, the Minors' strikeout leader, on the mound. With a 1-1 count with two on, Guardians No. 4 prospect (MLB No. 54) Bo Naylor swung at a high pitch. And it just kept going. “Pretty much