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State of the System: San Francisco Giants

Bart, Ramos will play major part in ongoing youth movement
@brianjstultz
November 13, 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. Following a decade in which the San

Prospects in the White Sox 2020 player pool

Robert, Madrigal set to lead South Siders back into contention
@RobTnova24
July 14, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Okey hits the trifecta for Lookouts

Reds No. 30 prospect drives in career-high seven runs
May 22, 2019

Chris Okey needed just six innings to eclipse his season total in home runs and RBIs.Cincinnati's 30th-ranked prospect went yard in his first three at-bats for a career-high seven RBIs in Double-A Chattanooga's 8-6 win over Birmingham on Wednesday night. It was Okey's first career multi-homer game and his first

Basabe to miss time with broken hamate

White Sox outfielder expected to return to games by mid-May
February 19, 2019

Outfield prospect Luis Alexander Basabe suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand during batting practice Monday and will undergo surgery to repair it Wednesday in Chicago, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin. The recovery process will keep him out of all activity for 4-6 weeks, and he isn't expected to

Barons Break Through, Top Shuckers 6-3

Flores earns third win behind strong night from Collins
September 2, 2018

A big night from the top of the lineup was more than enough to back a quality game on the mound as the Birmingham Barons (65-72) were victorious, 6-3 over the Biloxi Shuckers (81-58), on Sunday night at MGM Park in game four of the five-game series. Moments That Mattered: After

Barons End Home Slate With Wild Walk-Off

Barons score five late to top Generals
August 29, 2018

In the most dramatic of fashions, the Birmingham Barons (64-69) concluded their home schedule with an improbable 5-4 win in 10 innings over the Jackson Generals (72-62) on Tuesday night at Regions Field. The walk-off win is Birmingham's fourth of the season. Moments That Mattered: Down 3-0 in the bottom of

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 20

Rays' Liberatore continues GCL run; Bucs' Swaggerty goes deep
August 21, 2018

Theme of the dayYoung guns: The Braves called up No. 13 prospectBryse Wilson to make his Major League debut in Pittsburgh. When he took the hill (and eventually tossed five scoreless innings), the 20-year-old right-hander became the youngest pitcher to start a game this season. On the Minor League side,

Barons Escape with 3-1 Win Over Shrimp

Tomshaw leads Barons past his former team on Monday night
August 20, 2018

The Birmingham Barons (60-65) used a solid pitching performance from starter Matt Tomshaw and a strong third inning at the plate to take game two of their series over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (50-73) 3-1 on Monday night at the Baseball Ground of Jacksonville. Facts And Figures: Tomshaw (W, 5-7) faced

Barons Batter Shrimp 6-3 In Opener

Michalczewski drives in four to back solid Banks start
August 19, 2018

Behind another quality start and a strong showing at the plate, the Birmingham Barons (59-65) earned a 6-3 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (50-72) on Sunday night in the opener of their five-game series at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Turning Point: The Barons broke a 1-0 game open with

Barons Edged By Smokies In Finale, 2-1

Luis Basabe reached base four times in loss
August 18, 2018

A late run was enough to hand the Birmingham Barons (58-65) a 2-1 loss to the Tennessee Smokies (62-61) on Saturday night at Regions Field. With the loss, Birmingham drops the series three games to two, but wins the season series with 15 wins in 25 games. Turning Point: With the

Barons Bested by M-Braves, 11-6

Birmingham suffers second straight loss to Mississippi
July 29, 2018

The Birmingham Barons (53-52) played from behind the eight ball all night, fighting back early but losing control midway through in the second of five games against the Mississippi Braves (48-58), falling 11-6 at Trustmark Park on Sunday. Moments That Mattered: After the M-Braves jumped out to an early 4-0 lead

Barons' Errors Costly In 4-2 Loss

Basabe's hitting streak snapped in opener in Mississippi
July 28, 2018

After a lengthy rain delay, the Birmingham Barons (53-51) fell behind early and couldn't get their offense on track in a 4-2 loss to the Mississippi Braves (47-58) on Saturday night in the opener of their five-game at Trustmark Park. Turning Point: In the bottom of the fourth, the Barons' defense

Barons Win Streak Snapped in 7-3 Loss

Three-run eighth sinks Birmingham's bid for comeback
July 26, 2018

Luis Basabe's two-run homer couldn't spark a big enough rally as the Birmingham Barons (52-50) fell to the Tennessee Smokies (51-53) 7-3 on Thursday night at Regions Field. Moments That Mattered: Trailing 4-0 in the sixth inning, the Barons began to battle back as a leadoff single from Joel Booker  set up Basabe for

Barons Surge to 7-3 Win Over Smokies

Birmingham scores early and often in 7-3 win over Tennessee
July 24, 2018

The Birmingham Barons (50-49) wasted no time getting on the board after an hour-and-a-half rain delay, scoring in the first four innings en route to a 7-3 win over the Tennessee Smokies (50-51) Monday night at Regions Field. Turning Point: In his first at-bat in a Birmingham uniform, Ryan Cordell  blasted a

Michalczewski Lifts Barons Past Generals, 4-3

Eighth-inning home run the difference as Barons take series lead
July 20, 2018

Down early, the Birmingham Barons (48-48) rallied to come back and earn a 4-3 win over the Jackson Generals (52-45) on Saturday night at Regions Field. The win gives the Barons a series lead at two games to one and puts them alone in first place in the second half

Barons Quieted By Generals In Extras, 2-1

Birmingham strands nine men on base in loss
July 19, 2018

In another tightly-contested affair, the Birmingham Barons (47-48) couldn't get the clutch hit they needed late as they fell 2-1 in 10 innings to the Jackson Generals (52-44) on Thursday night in front of 6,950 at Regions Field. The loss evens up the five-game series at one game apiece. Turning

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 15

Hoerner, Dalbec show off at plate away from Futures Game
July 16, 2018

Theme of the dayFutures on display: The Futures Game pitted some of the game's most exciting American prospects against their equally promising counterparts from overseas, and the exhibition did not disappoint. The two sides combined to hit a Futures Game-record eight home runs, including two from Dodgers No. 4 prospect Yusniel

Barons Fall, 9-2 in Series Finale

Six-run eighth dooms Birmingham comeback
July 11, 2018

After pulling within one-run early on, The Birmingham Barons (42-46) lost their grip on a comeback after giving up six runs late as the Mississippi Braves (39-51) spoiled the homestand finale 9-2 on Wednesday night at Regions Field. Turning Points: After falling behind 3-0, Birmingham cut the Mississippi lead to one-run

Cease, Basabe to Play in All-Star Futures Game

Barons duo named to annual showcase at Nationals Park on July 15
July 11, 2018

Birmingham Barons outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe and right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease have been selected to participate in the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, set to take place on July 15 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The contest will occur ahead of the 2018 MLB All-Star Game on July 17.

Barons Score Early And Often To Win 8-1

Offense explodes for 10 hits to top Mississippi
July 9, 2018

The Birmingham Barons (42-44) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in an 8-1 win over the Mississippi Braves (37-51) on Monday night at Regions Field. The victory evens the four-game series at one game each. Turning Point: After a first-inning run proved to be the difference in

Powerful Arms Lead Barons To 3-2 Win

Flores twirls gem as Birmingham evens series in Chattanooga
July 5, 2018

Behind a quality start and an amazing late relief performance, the Birmingham Barons (40-42) held on for a 3-2 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts (40-43) on Thursday night at AT&T Field. The win evens up the four-game series at one game apiece. Turning Point: With the game scoreless in the fifth,

Five Dash players earn CL All-Star honors

Basabe, Booker, Cease, Flores, Foster to represent Winston-Salem in 2018 All-Star Game
June 11, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 11, 2018) - Dash outfielder Luis Basabe, outfielder Joel Booker, right-hander Dylan Cease, left-hander Bernardo Flores and right-hander Matt Foster have been named Carolina League All-Stars, the league office announced Monday.The five players will be a part of the Southern Division team in the 2018 All-Star Classic, presented

Basabe named Sox co-MiLB Player of the Month

Star outfielder leads the Carolina League with a .614 slugging percentage
May 1, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 1, 2018) - Dash outfielder Luis Basabe, who is rated by MLB Pipeline as the 13th-best prospect in the White Sox organization, has been named the White Sox co-Minor League Player of the Month for April, along with Winston-Salem alumnus Seby Zavala.The switch-hitting outfielder was one of four prospects acquired by Chicago

Four homers, Booker's squeeze gives Dash walk-off win

Dash come from behind to win sixth straight game
April 14, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 14, 2018) - For the second time in three nights, Winston-Salem won in walk-off fashion, coming from behind to defeat the Carolina Mudcats 6-5 in 10 innings to earn a series victory and a sixth straight win. Joel Booker provided the game-winning hit, a walk-off suicide squeeze bunt against

Basabe, Lambert guide Dash past Pelicans

Luis Basabe reaches base four times; Lambert throws five strong innings
April 10, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (April 10, 2018) - Dash right-hander Jimmy Lambert tossed five impressive innings, and outfielder Luis Basabe reached base four times as Winston-Salem defeated the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6-4 on Tuesday night at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.Lambert (1-0), who made 14 starts with the Dash (3-3) in 2017, went five