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Rosario completes Patriots' first affiliated cycle

Yankees outfield prospect ties career high with four hits, four RBIs
@MavalloneMiLB
July 17, 2022

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry extends to the Minors, and having played for both organizations, Jeisson Rosario was the ideal player to spice things up. Facing his former team, the Yankees outfield prospect hit for the cycle during Double-A Somerset's 12-11 loss to Portland on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field. It

Krook brings perfecto into 8th for RailRiders

The left-hander tossed five perfect frames his last time out
@RobTnova24
July 1, 2022

After tossing five perfect frames his last time out, Matt Krook flirted with baseball immortality on Friday. The left-hander took a perfect game into the eighth inning before yielding an infield single with two outs in the frame en route to setting the table for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 8-1 victory over

Prospect Q&A: Yankees left-hander Waldichuk

No. 90 overall prospect on the tweaks that led to his success
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 2, 2022

Though he had one of the best seasons among any pitcher in the Minors last season, Ken Waldichuk knew he had a lot of work to get better. Pitching in his first full season in 2021, the fifth-ranked Yankees prospect was fourth in the Minors with 163 strikeouts and ranked

Nationwide Road to The Show™ Ambassador Spotlight: Anthony Volpe

@Gerard_Gilberto
May 31, 2022

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at five of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball. Here's a look at top Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Anthony Volpe only

Tarpons' Calderon twirls no-hitter in season debut

Yankees righty whiffs seven over seven frames in twinbill's nightcap
@RobTnova24
May 25, 2022

As Tampa's Yorlin Calderon faced Lakeland's Roberto Campos with two outs in the seventh inning of Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader, the right-hander had an opportunity to seal a milestone. And it was the only chance he was going to get to go the distance and finish the feat himself.

Zorros de Somerset dart onto the Copa field

Hispanic heritage, Yankees partnership honored with new identity
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 5, 2022

Many Copa de la Diversión identities make reference to a creature of folklore and a moment of significance for a team. In its first year in the program, Double-A Somerset managed to check both boxes. On Saturday, the Patriots took the field as Zorros de Somerset for the first time.

The Road to The Show™: Meet the Ambassadors

Follow Rodriguez, Volpe, Leiter, Davis and Walker during 2022
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 3, 2022

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at five of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returns for a second season in 2022. Orioles hurler Grayson Rodriguez, Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe, Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter, Cubs outfielder Brennen Davis and Cardinals

The Show Before the Show: Episode 340

Balkovec's hire, Katz's move to UK, Hat Draft on latest episode
January 14, 2022

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Volpe among stars poised to earn pinstripes

Top Yankees prospect turning heads on road to the Bronx
@Gerard_Gilberto
December 16, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. Depth of prospect talent is evident in Minor League success, and the Yankees

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: Low-A

Dominguez, Tampa host Bradenton; Veen, Fresno travel to San Jose
@christripodi
September 21, 2021

Minor League Baseball! After the 2020 Minor League season was canceled due to COVID-19, baseball returned to the Minors in 2021, albeit under a different structure. Low-A went from two leagues (Midwest and South Atlantic) to three (East, Southeast, West), and the representatives from each will go straight to the

Staying Alive! Gades Beat Hoppers

Gades (69-47) are now three games back with four games remaining
September 16, 2021

STAYING ALIVE! GADES BEAT HOPPERS They have a pulse. The Hudson Valley Renegades held on for a 6-5 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Wednesday night at Dutchess Stadium. The Gades (69-47) are now three games back with four games remaining. They must win out to advance to the High-A

Somerset Patriots recover from ballpark flood

Eight days after devastating storm, Yankees affiliate returns home
@BensBiz
September 15, 2021

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey -- Dan Purner, head groundskeeper for the Somerset Patriots, doesn't particularly enjoy being the center of attention. He says groundskeepers are like umpires: "If you don't think of us, it's probably a good thing." As the Patriots took the field at their home of TD Bank

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

Renegades commemorate Zolzer's bizarre ejection

Longtime P.A. announcer immortalized with ‘bobble-arm’ giveaway
@Gerard_Gilberto
10:00 AM EDT

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

Trio twirls first no-hitter in Patriots' history

Rehabbing Severino, Semple and Marinaccio combine on feat
@RobTnova24
August 8, 2021

History was made at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday -- and it was nearly perfect.

Dermis Garcia Blasts Two Home Runs In Patriots Win 

Breaux collects his first RBI and home run at Double-A
August 4, 2021

Bridgewater, New Jersey- Three home runs, including two by Dermis Garcia, powered the Somerset Patriots (50-29) to a 6-2 win over the Bowie Baysox (46-32) on Wednesday night at TD Bank Ballpark.

Breaux, Renegades win in rain-shortened game

Yankees No. 15 prospect Breaux hits 17th homer for Hudson Valley
August 1, 2021

FAMILY MATTERS! The weather didn’t scare off the fans today as the Hudson Valley Renegades beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 5-0, in a game that was called due to rain in the bottom of the sixth inning. Anthony Volpe and Pat DeMarco were impressive in this one, each hitting a

Scouting report: Yankees' Jasson Dominguez

Teen phenom ready to debut with 'otherworldly' expectations
@RobTnova24
April 12, 2021

This week, MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting 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 Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

The Show Before the Show: Episode 298

RailRiders president Adams discusses Triple-A delay, alt site preparations
March 5, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Toolshed: Sugar Land, Somerset park factors

Previewing how two Atlantic League stadiums will play in Minors
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 26, 2021

Two weeks ago, change came to Minor League Baseball in many forms with the new 120-team structure. Last week, another piece of the puzzle fell into place with the 2021 schedules. The view of the Minor Leagues' return feels like it's getting clearer and clearer -- pandemic-pending, of course --

Bridgewater to Bronx: Meet the Somerset Patriots 

Longtime Atlantic League entity becomes Yanks' Double-A affiliate
@BensBiz
February 25, 2021

In 2021 and beyond, 11 of the 12 teams that previously had been part of the Eastern League will operate in the Double-A Northeast League. The lone newcomers are the Somerset Patriots, set to debut as a New York Yankees affiliate.

Winter ball roundup: Puerto Rican League

Boston outfielder Duran helps key Caguas' run to Caribbean Series
@tylermaun
February 10, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. Over the next few weeks, MiLB.com will look at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. Past recaps include the Dominican Winter League and the Mexican Pacific League.

2021 Prospect Projections: AL East rookies

How Steamer600 views O's, Sox, Yanks, Rays, Jays rookies
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 13, 2021

This is the first in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting

State of the System: New York Yankees

Schmidt, Garcia lead arms race for perennial contenders
@RobTnova24
December 2, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Yanks turn to Garcia for ALDS Game 2 start

Righty set to be youngest playoff starter in franchise history
@tylermaun
October 5, 2020

On Tuesday, Deivi Garcia gets to weave his name into the fabric of the most historic franchise in sports. At just 21 years old, baseball’s No. 87 overall prospect is set to start Game 2 of the American League Division Series and, in doing so, will become the Yankees' youngest