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Top prospects Guerrero, Bichette build strong case for The Show
December 18, 2018

Each offseason, 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 Blue Jays were a distant fourth in the American League East this year, finishing 17

Golden, Reyes among SAL honorees

Asheville outfielder, Greenville right-hander headline All-Star list
August 28, 2018

The South Atlantic League is one of two Class A circuits where Minor Leaguers can get their first tastes of full-season ball. On Tuesday, that taste got a whole lot sweeter for some Sally League players.MVP Casey Golden (Asheville), Most Outstanding Pitcher Denyi Reyes (Greenville) and Most Outstanding MLB Prospect

Slugger Spanberger promoted to Dunedin

August 6, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - In conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, Lansing Lugnuts first baseman Chad Spanberger has been promoted to the A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays.Originally drafted by Colorado in the sixth round in 2017, the 22-year-old Spanberger was traded to Toronto with Forrest Wall in exchange for Blue Jays reliever

Resilient Lugnuts hold the Fort, 5-4

August 5, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Andres Sotillo and Chad Spanberger slugged solo home runs, helping the Lansing Lugnuts (23-20, 65-47) edge the Fort Wayne TinCaps (19-23, 51-60), 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field.The Lugnuts have won the first two games of the three-game series, clinching a series victory for the fourth

Nuts hold on to finish strong trip, 8-7

August 1, 2018

DAYTON, OH - Chad Spanberger crushed his first home run as a member of the Blue Jays organization and the Lansing Lugnuts (19-19, 62-46) held off the Dayton Dragons (18-20, 49-57), 8-7, on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Field.The Lugnuts went 5-2 on their road trip, winning two of three games

Nuts deep-six Dragons, 8-3

July 30, 2018

DAYTON, OH - On the sixth day of their road trip, the Lansing Lugnuts (18-19, 61-46) plated six runs in the sixth inning to support six scoreless innings from Maximo Castillo , dispatching the Dayton Dragons (18-19, 49-56), 8-3, on Monday night at Fifth Third Field.The Lugnuts have won four of

Grudzielanek's Little League HR is the difference in 5-4 Lugnuts win

Newcomer Spanberger debuts with two hits and an assist at the plate
July 28, 2018

DAYTON, OH - Brandon Grudzielanek dropped down a bunt toward third in a tie game in the eighth and ended up circling the bases, supplying the winning run in the Lansing Lugnuts' (17-18, 60-45) 5-4 victory over the Dayton Dragons (17-18, 48-55) in the Saturday night opener of a four-game series

Slugger Spanberger, acquired from Colorado, joins Lugnuts offense

July 28, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - The Lansing Lugnuts have received slugging first baseman Chad Spanberger, acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays with Double-A outfielder Forrest Wall in a trade with the Colorado Rockies for reliever Seunghwan Oh.Spanberger, 22, was drafted by the Rockies in the sixth round in 2017 from the University

Trade roundup: Jays get Wall, McKinney

White Sox add Medeiros from Brewers; Halos grab Sandoval
July 26, 2018

Prospects were on the move Thursday as the Blue Jays, Yankees, Brewers, Astros, White Sox, Rockies and Angels were among the teams wheeling and dealing leading up to the trade deadline.Forrest Wall and Chad Spanberger will each stay stateside for now, but their goal has now shifted north of the

Rockies running wild throughout Minors

System seeing results of aggressive philosophy on basepaths
July 13, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. -- After watching the final round of batting practice before a Monday night tilt against Richmond in the end of June, Double-A Hartford manager Warren Schaeffer strolled toward the third base dugout wearing a wide grin and a pullover that featured the most prominently displayed Rockies logo in

Spanberger leads Players of the Week pack

Rockies No. 24 prospect hit .542 with three homers, nine RBIs
July 9, 2018

If it weren't for Royals No. 3 prospectSeuly Matias and his Minor League-leading 26 home runs, Chad Spanberger would sit atop that leaderboard in the South Atlantic League. Instead, the Rockies' 24th-ranked prospect will have to settle for second with his 21 long balls -- though he's doing his best

Spanberger finds groove in Home Run Derby

Rockies No. 25 prospect captures South Atlantic League crown
June 19, 2018

GREENSBORO, North Carolina -- Chad Spanberger not only hit the most long balls in Home Run Derby at the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday, he probably belted the farthest as well.It was quite a show by the Asheville Tourists first baseman."I got a nice rhythm going," Spanberger said

Spanberger clubbing homers in bunches

Rockies No. 25 prospect goes deep twice in consecutive contests
June 3, 2018

Chad Spanberger is on a power surge.After going deep twice for the Class A Tourists on Saturday, the Rockies No. 25 prospect replicated the feat Sunday, smashing two homers in Asheville's 7-6 loss to Greenville at Fluor Field at the West End.

Spanberger stays hot for Tourists

Rockies' No. 25 prospect doubles in first career four-hit game
May 11, 2018

Chad Spanberger proved to be one of the loudest bats to come out of last year's Draft, and he's cranked up the volume in his first full season with Class A Asheville.The Rockies' 25th-ranked prospect doubled and drove in a pair of runs Friday night en route to his first

SAL notes: Spanberger setting sights high

No. 25 Rockies prospect brings natural power stroke to Asheville
May 11, 2018

Chad Spanberger is proving what a positive approach and some playing time can do for a career.After getting limited action as a designated hitter during his freshman season and filling a part-time role in left field as a sophomore at the University of Arkansas, Spanberger entered the Razorbacks' 2017 campaign

Pioneer notes: Spanberger comes out swinging

Arkansas slugger adjusting quickly in debut with Grand Junction
July 21, 2017

The Southeastern Conference isn't just known for football, since its baseball teams seem to routinely rule the College World Series. In terms of SEC schools, Arkansas may not be the first one that jumps to mind -- though it has produced boppers like Brett Eibner, Kevin McReynolds and Red Sox