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A look at Flying Squirrels alumni on 2021 MLB Opening Day rosters

Sixteen former Squirrels landed spots on MLB rosters to begin the new season
April 2, 2021

With the 2021 Richmond Flying Squirrels season around the corner, the big leagues got rolling on Thursday. Sixteen Flying Squirrels alumni landed spots on Major League rosters to begin the 2021 season.

Banda's extra work pays off for Bulls

Rays No. 16 prospect scatters four hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings
May 7, 2018

A string of starts which were unacceptable in the eyes of Anthony Banda led him back to basics Monday night. It also propelled the 24-year-old to his best outing of the season.Tampa Bay's No. 16 prospect scattered four hits over a season-high 6 2/3 scoreless innings as Triple-A Durham won

Adames, Arroyo, Bauers among Rays cuts

Trio of Tampa Bay Top-100 prospects sent to Minor League camp
March 11, 2018

The Durham Bulls won their first Triple-A championship in eight years last September, and it looks like they'll be starting 2018 with even more talent than a year ago.Tampa Bay sent seven players to Minor League camp on Sunday, including's No. 22 overall prospect, shortstop Willy Adames , 64th-ranked Jake

Rays pick up Arroyo, pitchers for Longoria

No. 57 overall prospect headed to Tampa Bay in five-player deal
December 20, 2017

The Rays shipped away a big part of their past Wednesday in the hope it'll lead to an even brighter future.Tampa Bay dealt All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria to the Giants for No. 57 overall prospectChristian Arroyo, left-handed pitching prospect Matt Krook, right-handed pitching prospect Stephen Woods Jr. and Major

Giants' Arroyo to miss remainder of season

No. 64 overall prospect sidelined with broken left hand, says GM
August 17, 2017

What once looked like an incredibly promising 2017 season for Christian Arroyo has officially come to a premature end.The Giants' top prospect will miss the rest of the season with a broken left hand, San Francisco general manager Bobby Evans told radio station KNBR-AM on Thursday.

Giants' Arroyo heads to DL with broken hand

In first game back from previous injury, infielder hit again
July 2, 2017

Christian Arroyo returned to action on Saturday after missing more than two weeks due to a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch in Las Vegas. In his first game back, he took another pitch on the same hand and his next stint on the disabled list will

Shaw's homer lone bright spot in River Cats loss

Rough night for top prospects Beede and Arroyo in 8-1 defeat by Fresno
July 2, 2017

The Sacramento River Cats (32-48) got a lift from Chris Shaw against the Fresno Grizzlies (44-38) but couldn't get much else going as they fell 8-1 Saturday night at Raley Field.

River Cats place Arroyo on disabled list

No. 2 Giants prospect sidelined since being hit by pitch last week
June 18, 2017

Two weeks after returning to the Minor Leagues, Christian Arroyo is headed for a break from action altogether.The Giants placed their top hitting prospect on the disabled list at Triple-A Sacramento, the team said Sunday. The move is retroactive to June 15, one day after Arroyo was hit on the hand

Long ball, errors undo River Cats in loss to 51s

Beede roughed up, offense stymied in 13-2 defeat
June 14, 2017

Las Vegas, NV -Starter Tyler Beede had a tough outing for the Sacramento River Cats (24-39) in their 13-2 loss to the Las Vegas 51s (26-39), allowing five home runs while the defense committed a season-high five errors. 

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 7

Honeywell fans nine to get back on track; Arroyo collects three hits
June 8, 2017

Giants INF Christian Arroyo, Triple-A Sacramento: 3-for-5, RBI, R -- The Giants rewarded a hot Arroyo with a Major League promotion in April, only to see their No. 2 prospect struggle with a .192 average and .548 OPS over 34 games for the big club. They optioned him to the PCL

River Cats rally late, drop heartbreaker to Grizzlies 6-5

FedEx delivers go-ahead homer but Crick can't close the door against Fresno
June 8, 2017

The Sacramento River Cats (23-35) took a one-run lead into the ninth thanks to a Tim Federowicz three-run home run but watched it slip away in their 6-5 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies (28-32) Wednesday night at Raley Field.

Arroyo's homer helps lift River Cats to 7-3 win

Strong pitching, clutch hits propel Sacramento to fourth straight victory
June 6, 2017

The Sacramento River Cats (23-33) won their fourth straight game Monday night 7-3 over the Fresno Grizzlies (26-32) thanks to timely hitting and a team effort by the pitching staff.

Toolshed: April's prospect numbers of note

Arroyo's wRC+, Turley's strikeout rate stand out in first month
May 3, 2017

The first Toolshed of each month during the Minor League season will explore the most eye-popping statistics from the previous month. This edition explores noteworthy numbers from Opening Day on April 6 through Sunday, April 30.0.40, Sam McWilliams, Class A Kane County, WHIP: The last time McWilliams made major news

Hot-hitting Arroyo heads to San Francisco

Club's No. 2 prospect making Major League debut vs. Dodgers
April 24, 2017

The youngest Sacramento River Cat is now the youngest San Francisco Giant.Christian Arroyo, ranked 84th overall by, was promoted Monday and was penciled into the starting lineup for his Major League debut against the Dodgers, playing third base and batting sixth.

Arroyo's fourth hit gives River Cats a win

No. 2 Giants prospect raises PCL-leading average to .446
April 23, 2017

Anyone who thought the Pacific Coast League was catching up to Christian Arroyo learned otherwise on Sunday.After slipping into a 2-for-11 funk, the second-ranked Giants prospect rebounded with his second four-hit game this week and capped it with a walk-off single that gave Triple-A Sacramento a 7-6 10-inning win over

Toolshed: Arroyo showing Giant bat early on

No. 84 prospect hitting .442 with three homers for Sacramento
April 21, 2017

Dave Brundage has begun his 20th season as a Minor League manager, 12 of which have come at Triple-A. Over that time, the 52-year-old has seen future All-Stars such as Adam Jones and Freddie Freeman thrive before their final ascension, and he's seen top talents like Julio Teheran and most

Arroyo, Beede both brilliant in tough River Cats loss

Bullpen struggles through eighth inning as team drops fifth straight
April 20, 2017

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Beede on cruise control for River Cats

Giants prospect hurls 6 2/3 shutout frames; Arroyo stays hot
April 19, 2017

Five nights ago, Tyler Beede was roughed up for six runs on five hits over four innings against Triple-A Salt Lake. Rather than letting that get to him when he faced the Bees again, the  Giants' top prospect reveled in the challenge.Beede held Salt Lake to three hits over 6 2/3 scoreless

River Cats bats fall silent in 8-2 loss to Bees

Sacramento continues slump against Salt Lake, lose fourth straight
April 19, 2017

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Sacramento falls victim to Vegas walk-off in 10 innings

Despite taking early lead, River Cats unable to avoid sweep in the desert
April 18, 2017

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Errors leave River Cats high 'n dry in the desert

Gregorio's strong start, Arroyo's hot-hitting not enough in 4-1 loss
April 16, 2017

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Tomlinson comes up clutch in a wild River Cats win

Back and forth affair in Salt Lake highlighted by season-high 17 hits
April 15, 2017

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River Cats' Arroyo continues scorching start

Giants No. 2 prospect collects three hits to raise average to .467
April 14, 2017

Things are going so well for Christian Arroyo to start the season that even a scheduled off day couldn't keep him from making an impact. The Giants No. 2 prospect went 3-for-3 and scored a run to lift Triple-A Sacramento to a 12-10 win over Salt Lake at Smith's Ballpark.Arroyo is batting

Arroyo's blast not enough as River Cats drop second straight

Sacramento comeback bid falls just short in Salt Lake
April 13, 2017

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River Cats claw back to sting Bees in extra-innings

Offense comes in clutch to down Salt Lake 8-7
April 12, 2017

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