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Aces' Widener picks up Pitcher of the Week

Arizona's third-ranked prospect recorded 14 K's over 11 innings
July 1, 2019

After three straight stellar seasons shot him up to Triple-A Reno to open 2019, Taylor Widener experienced some growing pains with the Aces as his ERA ballooned into the double digits on multiple occasions. As the All-Star break draws near, however, he appears to be correcting course on his early

Get to know Taylor Widener

Former Gamecock Finding His Groove in Reno
June 25, 2019

Taylor Widener is the Diamondbacks number three rated prospect according to MLB Pipeline, and in his first season in Reno. Going back to his college years, Widener has had to make a couple of different transitions, going from reliever to starter and even being traded. Now, as one of the

Widener, Power Shine in Aces Victory

April 6, 2019

Fresno, California -  The Reno Aces are in the win column after their 7-5 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies Friday. RHP Taylor Widener shined in his Triple-A debut going five-plus innings, allowing three earned runs, six hits, no walks and struck out five in a no-decision. Caleb Joseph not only

D-backs' Widener posts perfect outing

No. 82 overall prospect turns in sharpest game of strong spring
March 20, 2019

Taylor Widener has had a pretty decent spring. On Wednesday, he was perfect.MLB.com's No. 82 overall prospect retired all nine batters he faced with three strikeouts as the D-backs carried a perfect-game bid into the seventh inning before topping the White Sox, 11-2.

Smokin' Aces - Who's On First

Former, Future Aces Ready for Big League Chance
February 25, 2019

While Aceball is still a little over a month away for Triple-A Reno, it has already gotten started during Spring Training. Future, current and former Aces look to impact the Arizona Diamondbacks during big league camp.

Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (30-21)

Orioles rebuild around arms; D-backs' next wave almost ready
February 18, 2019

With the 2019 season rapidly approaching, MiLB.com is looking at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next month and ranking them in several different ways. After looking at position player prospects (30-21, 20-11, 10-1), the second installment, broken into three parts, focuses on pitchers and considers the quality and

Duplantier gets D-backs camp invitation

Top prospect posted 2.55 ERA in 16 Double-A starts in 2018
January 23, 2019

The D-backs' future stars put on an impressive display in the Arizona Fall League. Now, the brightest among them will join the big league club for Spring Training at Talking Stick.Top D-backs prospectJon Duplantier earned his first invitation to Major Leagaue camp, the club announced Wednesday, following a season that

Toolshed: Traded prospects, one year later

Looking at D-backs' Widener, many Marlins moved last offseason
November 13, 2018

Madison Bumgarner. J.T. Realmuto. Corey Kluber. James Paxton.There are some big names being bandied about in the trade rumor mill as the 2018-19 professional baseball offseason kicks into high gear. In all likelihood, a few organizations will make franchise-altering moves in the weeks and months ahead, and it won't just

Chisholm, Widener show bite for D-backs

Consistency abounds across Arizona's Minor League system
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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.The D-backs have only one player on MLB.com's Top 100 prospect list: Jon Duplantier checks

First-inning homer snaps Jackson win streak in 2-0 loss

Widener pitches well, but offense can't break through
August 26, 2018

BIRMINGHAM - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, succumbed to a first-inning home run on Sunday, losing 2-0 to the Birmingham Barons at Regions Field.

Script flipped: Generals out-pitch Tennessee in 6-2 win

Herum's first-inning dinger helps cause; Ginkel strong again in relief
August 21, 2018

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, punched first and got the Tennessee Smokies on the ropes early on Tuesday, winning 6-2 at Smokies Stadium.

Widener delivers again, as Generals snap skid

Aguilar, Lopez preserve 2-1 victory at Chattanooga
August 10, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, got another outstanding effort from ace right-hander Taylor Widener on Thursday, pulling out a tight 2-1 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts at AT&T Field.

Widener continues dominance for Generals

D-backs No. 3 prospect scatters three hits across seven frames
August 9, 2018

Double-A Jackson's Taylor Widener saved his best for last. Already blanking Chattanooga through six innings, Arizona's No. 3 prospect found an extra gear and struck out the side in the seventh as the Generals defeated the Lookouts, 2-1, on Thursday at AT&T Field. Widener posted zeros for the second straight start,

Herum singles home game-winning run for second straight night

Walk-off 1-0 victory gives Jackson their 17th last at-bat win in 2018
August 3, 2018

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, squeaked by the Tennessee Smokies 1-0 on Friday, winning their second straight one-run game at The Ballpark at Jackson.

Bellow, Eveld shoulder load as Generals jab Montgomery

Jackson plates three runs in final two frames to win opener
July 28, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, scored a 5-2 victory on Saturday night, beating the Montgomery Biscuits at Riverwalk Stadium.

Widener, Eveld evade Shuckers' sticks, snag 2-1 win

Herum's timely hit gives Generals eighth walk-off win of the year
July 23, 2018

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, snuck past the Biloxi Shuckers on Monday with a tightly pitched 2-1 win at The Ballpark at Jackson.

Generals rally from four-run hole in eighth inning to stun Mobile

Westbrook, Prince, Robertson help Jackson steal Thursday win
July 13, 2018

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, pulled off perhaps their best comeback of the year on Thursday, rallying from a four-run eighth inning hole to stun Mobile, 8-7, at The Ballpark at Jackson.

Tennessee stifles Generals' bats in double-header

Widener strikes out 13 in opener, but Jackson loses the set
July 8, 2018

JACKSON, TENN. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, dropped a doubleheader to the North Division rival Tennessee Smokies on Saturday by scores of 1-0 and 3-1.

Generals' Widener fans career-high 13

D-backs No. 4 prospect allows one run over seven innings
July 7, 2018

The Southern League's strikeout leader asserted his dominance on Saturday. Taylor Widener recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts and pitched his first career complete game, but Double-A Jackson fell to Tennessee, 1-0, in the opener of a doubleheader at The Ballpark. He gave up a run on three hits and a walk

PLAYOFFS: Generals to host multiple 2018 Southern League playoff games

Tickets on sale for North Division Series; Games 1 & 2 will be September 5, 6
July 5, 2018

JACKSON, TENN. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will host Game 1 and Game 2 of the North Division Series in the 2018 Southern League Playoffs on September 5 and 6 at The Ballpark at Jackson.

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 1

Astros' James racks up more K's; Cease gets back on track
July 2, 2018

Theme of the dayMilestones for the Cardinals, injuries for the White Sox: Two different systems, two different ways to open the month of July. The Cards got to celebrate a cycle by Luke Voit with Triple-A Memphis -- one that occurred over two days due to a suspended game --

Ginkel, Prince rescue Generals in extras

Jackson lets late lead slip, but holds off Birmingham to even series
July 2, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, wrestled the Birmingham Barons for eleven innings on Sunday, surviving a late charge from the home side in a 4-3 win at Regions Field.

Gutierrez shuts down Generals, 4-2

Robertson, Siri both homer for second straight day
June 24, 2018

JACKSON, TENN. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Arizona Diamondbacks, dropped a 4-2 decision to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Sunday evening, done in by a slow offensive start and strong pitching by the visitors.

Widener mows down dozen for Generals

D-backs No. 4 prospect scatters three hits in six shutout innings
June 13, 2018

It's been an up-and-down season for Taylor Widener through his first 12 starts. After making a mechanical tweak ahead of Wednesday's start, he delivered his most dominating performance since turning pro.Arizona's No. 4 prospect fanned a career-high 12 while scattering three hits over six scoreless frames to lead the charge

Generals ride rollercoaster moments to finale win

Bullpen surrenders 3-run lead, but Tennessee's final-out botch saves Jackson
June 8, 2018

JACKSON, TENN. - How do you win a game that looks certain to be a loss? It's a question baseball fans can ask almost any night of the summer, and it was asked on Thursday at The Ballpark at Jackson by many. The Jackson Generals - playing with first place in