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Soderstrom leads next wave of talent to Oakland

Breakout campaigns at all levels give system a solid foundation
December 14, 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. After failing to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2017, the

Aviators cap homestand with third straight blowout win over Tacoma

Las Vegas hammers five more home runs, including two from center fielder Cody Thomas
June 23, 2021

Say this much about the 2021 Las Vegas Aviators: They may get knocked down from time to time, but don’t think for a second that you’re going to knock them out. That much was proven over a 72-hour stretch this week, when the Aviators answered a six-game losing skid with

Machín, Schwindel each belt two HRs, Aviators crush Tacoma 15-6

Las Vegas bangs out a season-high 20 hits, including five HRs, and starting pitcher Brian Howard delivers six strong innings as Aviators pick up second straight win
June 22, 2021

With winds in excess of 20 mph gusting out to right field at Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday night, it was a pretty safe bet that the Aviators would hit a home run for the 16th consecutive game. They did just that — and then some. One day after clubbing

Texas League playoff preview

Tulsa opens title defense vs. Arkansas; Amarillo meets Midland
September 3, 2019

The last time the Arkansas Travelers had a midseason manager change, the team advanced all the way to the Texas League Championship Series.Eight years after that loss to the San Antonio Missions, the Travelers are in a similar position: entering the playoffs after a bit of unease brought on by

Thomas Drills three homers on four-hit day

Dodgers slugger records second career hat trick, plates five
April 17, 2019

Many of the 5,501 announced in attendance at Hammons Field on Wednesday were children on field trips. Cody Thomas gave them a lesson to remember on power hitting. The Dodgers prospect homered three times and finished 4-for-4 with five RBIs to lead visiting Tulsa to a 10-7 win over Springfield. 

Peters, Lux lead Dodgers' All-Stars

Rich system boasts four Top 100 Prospects, three league titles
November 12, 2018

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.As the Dodgers brought Los Angeles its second straight National League pennant, six of

Dogs' Thomas left the pocket for the outfield

Former two-sport Sooner determined to make it big in Hollywood
November 7, 2018

Cody Thomas was living his dream and doing everything he could to keep from waking up. The reality of his situation as a two-sport athlete at the University of Oklahoma, however, forced him to make a choice he hoped he'd never have to make. "My goal was to be a two-sport

Toolshed: Players of the MiLB postseason

Jays' Biggio, Dodgers' Lux, Rangers' Martinez lead standouts
September 19, 2018

The champions have been crowned. The trophies have been hoisted. Every league has a winner, all because of team efforts. But now, it's time to focus on the individuals.The 2018 Minor League postseason was full of memorable moments, from a no-hitter to a crazy comeback to a walk-off hit from

Thomas, Quakes go home with 2-0 lead

Dodgers prospect belts grand slam in California League Finals
September 13, 2018

After a seesaw series opener turned into a thriller that gave Rancho Cucamonga a leg up in the California League Finals, the Quakes made things a little less stressful in Game 2.Cody Thomas belted a grand slam and tripled as Rancho Cucamonga rolled past Visalia, 9-3, on Wednesday to head

Thomas lifts Quakes into Cal League Finals

Dodgers outfield prospect collects four hits, two RBIs in clincher
September 9, 2018

In some parts of the country, Cody Thomas is thought of as the erstwhile quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners. But in Rancho Cucamonga and Los Angeles, he'll be remembered more for leading the Quakes to the California League Championship Series. The Dodgers outfield prospect collected four hits and drove in two

Twins' Rooker rakes his way to weekly award

Chattanooga slugger records five extra-base hits and a .606 OBP
July 30, 2018

It took some time, but Brent Rooker seems to have passed the big test the Twins gave him at the beginning of the season. After an extremely hot week, he's even got a shiny new award to show for it. The Twins' No. 7 prospect went 13-for-26 (.500) with three

Thomas blasts into history twice for Great Lakes

After back-to-backs with Rincon twice in first, outfielder hits third
August 3, 2017

Before the Class A Loons sent their pitcher to the mound Thursday, Cody Thomas and Carlos Rincon pulled off a very rare feat in the top of the first inning.An out hadn't been recorded yet when the outfielder and the Dodgers No. 24 prospect belted back-to-back homers. Later in the

Loons' Robinson does a little bit of everything

Dodgers shortstop falls homer short of cycle, swipes three bags
June 4, 2017

Being all over the place may not always be a good thing for a baseball player, but for Errol Robinson, it's the mark of a game well played.The Dodgers infield prospect was a homer shy of the cycle, reaching base five times and stealing three bases, to lead the Class