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The weirdest MiLB stats, plays from the past month

Triple-A seems to have monopoly on wackiness early in '24 season
May 7, 2024

After a multi-season hiatus, Crooked Numbers returns with a heaping portion of Minor League Baseball on-field oddities and absurdities. This edition, covering the start of the season through the end of April, has a disproportionate number of items from the Triple-A level. As for why that is, who knows? Maybe

Toolshed: Prospect projections gone right

Preseason outlooks nailed Ohtani (the pitcher), Bieber, Kingery
October 2, 2018

We used to have so many questions. Now, we have a lot of answers to work through.Back in January, used FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how some of the game's most prominent prospects were expected to perform over a full season. For this exercise, a full season was

Mejia next brick in potential Indians dynasty

Catching prospect heralds new generation of first-place talent
October 23, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.While compiling an American League-best 102-60 record, complete with a

Indians' Mejia, Allen promoted to Majors

Cleveland's top prospect heads to big leagues after All-Star season
September 1, 2017

After a dominant season at Double-A Akron, top Indians prospect Francisco Mejía is headed to the Majors.Cleveland announced that the 21-year-old switch-hitting catcher will join the Major League team on Friday when rosters expand. Outfielder Greg Allen, the Tribe's No. 8 prospect, is also getting the call. Both are expected

Ducks escape sweep with XBH barrage, 6-4

August 27, 2017

RubberDucks Game RecapRubberDucks 6 SeaWolves 4WP: Shao-Ching Chiang (1-2) LP: Beau Burrows (6-4) Save: Cameron Hill (12) SummaryAkron's three-run fourth inning, led by Yu Chang's 23rd home run of the season, fueled the RubberDucks' 6-4 win over the SeaWolves on Sunday afternoon at UPMC Park.

Thunder come back again to win series, 4-3

August 17, 2017

RubberDucks Game RecapThunder 4 RubberDucks 3WP: Jose Mesa Jr. Jr. (2-0) LP: Robbie Aviles (5-3) Save: noneSummaryTrenton's Zack Zehner drove in the ultimate, game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning, capping a three-run rally, as the Thunder slipped by the Akron RubberDucks, 4-3, Thursday

Tribe invite top prospect Zimmer to camp

IL Rookie of the Year Diaz, speedster Allen to join slugger in Arizona
January 20, 2017

Bradley Zimmer took another step in his march toward the Majors on Friday when the Indians extended their top prospect a non-roster invitation to big league camp at Spring Training.Cleveland also invited two other ranked outfielders -- Yandy Díaz (No. 10) and Greg Allen (No. 19) -- along with first