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Toolshed dream lineup: Ages 24 and up

Murphy, McKay, Kopech bring star power to older prospect group
April 28, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.Toolshed has crafted the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. To date, the series has focused on teenagers, 20-year-olds, 21-year-olds, 22-year-olds and 23-year-olds. This time, we turn our attention to prospects who will be 24

Trammell delivers in Padres' setback

No. 57 overall prospect picks up two hits, drives in three runs
March 4, 2020

Taylor Trammell knows how to take a compliment.Prior to Wednesday's Cactus League game in Peoria, first-year Padres manager Jayce Tingler sang the praises of the club's fifth-ranked prospect. Trammell responded with a pair of run-scoring hits, accounting for three RBIs, and two runs scored in a 9-7 loss to the

Marlins' Harrison undergoes wrist surgery

No. 85 overall prospect expected to miss four to six weeks
July 19, 2019

Monte Harrison hasn't played a game since June 27. That won't change for at least another four weeks.The second-ranked Marlins prospect underwent surgery on his right wrist over the All-Star break, the team announced Friday. Harrison, who has spent the entire season with Triple-A New Orleans, sustained the injury diving

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 23

Marlins' Harrison plates four; Orioles' Hall strikes out 10
May 24, 2019

Marlins OF Monte Harrison, Triple-A New Orleans: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, 4 RBI, 2 R -- Miami's No. 3 prospect matched a season-high for RBIs and fell one short of his career best. In the second inning Thursday, Harrison knocked in Isaac Galloway with a double to left field off

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 11

Phils' Bohm hits first FSL homer; Braves' Riley keeps mashing
May 12, 2019

Phillies 3B Alec Bohm, Class A Advanced Clearwater: 3-for-6, HR, 2 RBIs, R -- Philadelphia sent its top prospect to the South Atlantic League at the start of the season, and he earned a promotion after 22 games. Not much has changed in terms of Bohm's production since joining Clearwater

Harrison heating up at plate for New Orleans

Miami's No. 3 prospect notches three hits, two walks to lead rout
April 21, 2019

Through his first five games of the season, Monte Harrison sported just four hits and six strikeouts. After six knocks, it's safe to say he's found his stroke in Triple-A.Miami's No. 3 prospect had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored as

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 14

Phils' Bohm belts first pro homer, Royals' Matias goes deep twice
April 15, 2019

Phillies 3B Alec Bohm, Class A Lakewood: 2-for-3, HR, 3 RBIs -- It took awhile, but Bohm finally has his first professional home run. Last year's No. 3 overall pick sent a two-run shot to left field in the third inning against Delmarva in his 175th career at-bat. The Phils' top

Marlins Prospect Primer: On the upswing

Recent acquisitions Mesa, Sanchez look to revive Miami system
March 25, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Sixto Sanchez, RHPThe

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

SL Postseason Awards and All-Stars

August 29, 2018

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to announce their postseason award winners, as well as the 2018 Southern League postseason All-Star team. The Biloxi Shuckers have swept all three of the Southern League's major awards; making them the first team to do so since

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 16

Kopech turns in another Knights gem; Urias adds to hot August
August 17, 2018

Theme of the dayDrama from AL East prospects: The Red Sox might be running away with the division on the Major League side, but in the Minors, two other American League East clubs are providing excitement. Yankees prospects Janson Junk, Austin DeCarr and Daniel Alvarez combined on Class A Charleston's

Toolshed: Prospects in need of strong finish

Astros' Tucker, Twins' Gordon hope to keep stocks high in August
August 3, 2018

It's Aug. 3, meaning one month from today, most Minor League circuits will be playing their final game of the regular season. Indeed, the clock is ticking on 2018.Of course, it's not over 'til it's over -- and that's a good thing for some big-name prospects who need these next

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 11

Cards' Sosa, Marlins' Harrison, Rangers' Calhoun show off pop
June 12, 2018

Theme of the dayPlaying to their strengths:Alex Wells throws a ton of strikes. Jorge Guzman chucks high heat. Peter O'Brien has a lot of raw power. All of those skill sets were on display Monday night. Wells struck out nine and allowed three hits and no walks in eight innings

Harrison's big night spurs Jumbo Shrimp

Top Marlins prospect plates season-high four with two singles
June 5, 2018

Monte Harrison's introduction to a new organization and level has had its shares of ups and downs. Slowly but surely, the undeniable talent of the 22-year-old is beginning to break through.Miam's top prospect drove in a season-high four runs with a pair of singles to lead Double-A Jacksonville past Birmingham,

Harrison heating up for Jumbo Shrimp

Top Marlins prospect falls triple shy of cycle, scores three runs
May 6, 2018

Monte Harrison might have felt the weight of being a key part of Miami's return for Christian Yelich. Or perhaps it was just a rude introduction to life at Double-A.Whatever the cause, the top Marlins prospect was hitting .215 on April 28 and had struck out six times in an

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 29

Marlins' Harrison homers again; Jays' Jansen proves bona fides
April 30, 2018

Theme of the dayDo not doubt the Pacific Coast League:Kyle Tucker, Luis Urías and Dustin Fowler have all had their rough days in the first month of the season, but Sunday was not among them. Tucker homered as part of a three-hit game for Fresno, Urias reached base five times

Diaz, Harrison break out for Jumbo Shrimp

Marlins duo delivers seven combined hits, two homers in win
April 27, 2018

After 10 days away from Jacksonville, the Double-A Jumbo Shrimp returned home around 7 a.m. Thursday with a series opener set for 12 hours later. Isan Díaz and Monte Harrison didn't seem tired when gametime rolled around.The top two hitters in the order combined to go 7-for-10 with two homers,

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 18

Riley stays hot with two triples; Gordon pushing for promotion
April 19, 2018

Theme of the dayMilestones:The MiLB.com milestones page has four categories: no-hitters, cycles, three-homer games and triple plays. Three of those four boxes were ticked Wednesday. The first came when four Triple-A Syracuse pitchers combined on a seven-inning no-no against Indianapolis in the first game of a doubleheader that featured temperatures

Marlins Prospect Primer: Brinson eyes stardom

Trio of offseason acquisitions revive dormant Miami farm system
March 27, 2018

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2018 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Lewis Brinson, OFThe

Marlins' Harrison finishes spring with bang

Club's No. 2 prospect lofts homer to end six-game spring skid
March 25, 2018

The Grapefruit League wasn't kind to Monte Harrison early, but on his team's final day at camp, the outfielder finished on a high note.Baseball's No. 71 overall prospect hammered his first home run of the spring Sunday afternoon in his first big league Spring Training game since March 6 as

Harrison bringing impressive tools to Marlins

No. 71 prospect preparing to continue ascension in new system
March 13, 2018

JUPITER, Florida -- Monte Harrison missed the call that changed his life. He was on the phone already, and his device pushed the incoming call straight to voicemail. He got a text from Brewers director of player development Tom Flanagan instead:Hey Monte, I've got some big news for you. Give

Harrison highlights Marlins' spring invites

No. 71 prospect going to big league camp after Brewers trade
February 8, 2018

The Marlins are going to feature a lot of new faces in 2018, and they'll get a close look at many of them starting next week.Miami extended non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training to 28 players on Thursday -- a group that was highlighted by No. 71 overall prospectMonte

Marlins catch Brinson, trio in Yelich trade

No. 13 overall prospect, Diaz, Harrison, Yamamoto leave Brewers
January 25, 2018

The latest domino to fall in Miami may be the Marlins' biggest catch yet.On Thursday night, Miami and Milwaukee struck a deal to send All-Star outfielder Christian Yelich to the Brewers in exchange for baseball's No. 13 prospectLewis Brinson, infielder Isan Díaz, outfielder Monte Harrison and right-hander Jordan Yamamoto.

Harrison slams Rafters to victory in Arizona

Brewers No. 14 prospect clubs two homers on seven-RBI night
October 20, 2017

A 1-for-11 start to his Arizona Fall League campaign wasn't exactly what Monte Harrison had in mind, so he did something about his slow start Friday. But chances are he didn't expect to cram a week's worth of run production into nine innings.Harrison homered twice -- including a grand slam

Mudcats pull off rare 9-2-6-2 triple play

Brewers' Harrison, Aviles and Hummel combine on wild trifecta
August 9, 2017

So far this season, Five County Stadium has seen a successfully executed hidden-ball trick, an on-field proposal and a beer-drenched foul ball. In the Class A Advanced Mudcats' 7-1 loss to the Hillcats, Carolina's friendly confines added an unusual triple play to that list.The visiting Hillcats forced No. 21 Brewers