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MiLB’s best of the decade: Defensive plays

Accidentally or on purpose, stellar outs turned into viral web gems
December 23, 2020

Win or lose, there are always opportunities for prospects to stand out on defense, to make highlight plays that turn into web gems that ultimately go viral. In the 2010s, there was no shortage of these kinds of feats. There were dazzling displays of athleticism with bodies sacrificed to make

Bote grinds out perfect day at plate

Chicago's No. 14 prospect homers on five-hit afternoon for Iowa
May 6, 2018

An easy way to raise a batting average 46 points over the course of one game is to go 5-for-5 at the plate.That's exactly what David Bote did Sunday. The Cubs No. 14 prospect hit a solo homer, singled four times and plated two runs in Triple-A Iowa's 4-1 win

I-Cubs manager Pevey notches 1,000th win

Iowa scores three runs in 11th frame to deliver milestone victory
April 13, 2018

It took a little extra time, but the Triple-A Iowa Cubs got their manager a career milestone Thursday night.With three runs in the top of the 11th inning, Iowa secured the 1,000th victory of skipper Marty Pevey's career in a 6-3 win over Nashville at First Tennessee Park. The victory

Fall League honors 23 on Top Prospects Team

Circuit managers and coaches tab best players from 2017 season
December 11, 2017

The Arizona Fall League season wrapped up nearly a month ago, but accolades are still rolling in for the circuit's best.The showcase league's top players were honored Monday with the announcement of the official 2017 Top Prospects Team, voted on by AFL managers and coaches. The group is comprised of

Cubs' Bote named AFL Player of the Week

2012 18th-rounder went 8-for-16 with three homers in four games
October 17, 2017

As Rule 5-eligible this offseason, David Bote entered the Arizona Fall League campaign with plenty to prove -- either to the Chicago Cubs or any of the other MLB organizations. He's achieving that right out of the gate.The Cubs infield prospect has been named the AFL's first Player of the

Phillips wrangles opossum, Blooper MiLBY

Cave's monster blast garners Top Homer; Bote slides to grab Top Play
November 3, 2016

So many times each season, the stands at Minor League games get filled with a symphony of excited fans. "Did you see that play?!" "What a moonshot!" "Haha wow, what is happening?" And with the addition of the internet and its propensity for videos to go viral, fans all over