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Vilade scorches four hits to lead Rafters

No. 5 Rockies prospect reached base five times, drove in a pair
October 24, 2021

Salt River 8, Scottsdale 1 Ryan Vilade had himself a night after reaching base five times – collecting four knocks, including a double, and a walk – driving in a pair of runs and scoring. The fifth-ranked Rockies prospect posted his first multihit performance over nine games in the AFL

State of the System: Kansas City Royals

Kowar, Lynch look to follow lead of fellow hurlers Singer, Bubic
October 28, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'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. Much was made of the previous generation

Rocks' Matias homers in third straight game

No. 6 Royals prospect on power parade with fourth dinger of '19
April 15, 2019

After a productive weekend, Seuly Matias delivered again Monday.Kansas City's sixth-ranked prospect homered in his third straight game, belting his fourth jack since Saturday in Class A Advanced Wilmington's 9-8 loss to Winston-Salem at BB&T Ballpark.

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

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 8

Allard dealing in debut, Vlad notches first RBI in rehab game
April 9, 2019

Braves LHP Kolby Allard, Triple-A Gwinnett: 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 4 K, 0 BB -- The 21-year-old helped guide the Stripers to their fourth win through five games. Atlanta's No. 11 prospect put to rest any worries the club might have had after he endured a

Royals Prospect Primer: Singer in spotlight

Kansas City's top pick in 2018 headlines promising but thin group
March 22, 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, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Full-season debutant: Brady Singer, RHPWhen

Matias, Melendez portend Royal future

'18 Draft picks Eaton, Isbel also earn Organization All-Star nods
November 7, 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 Royals' streak of five seasons with at least 80 wins ended as they

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

Toolshed: Prospects jockeying for stat leads

Guerrero, Kirilloff, Kopech attempting to stay atop key categories
August 15, 2018

Nineteen days are all that remain on the full-season Minor League calendar.Last Friday, Toolshed blended some individual accomplishments with team goals to look at which prospects could have a major impact on playoff races across the Minors. This time, the column keeps its focus squarely on the players themselves.While the

Futures Game players we're excited to see

Tatis, Adell, Greene ready to take big stage in nation's capital
July 13, 2018

The Futures Game is Sunday at Nationals Park, and writers are stoked. Below are their picks for the top players to watch in what will surely be another exciting prospect showcase.Jo Adell, U.S. OF (LAA, Inland Empire): Taken with the No. 10 overall pick in last year's Draft, Adell

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 24

Matias tees off with 24th homer; Cameron stays hot with Erie
June 25, 2018

Theme of the dayA day of firsts:Oddy Nunez tossed the first no-hitter in Class A Advanced Bradenton history in a rain-shortened, eight-inning affair. No. 4 overall prospectEloy Jiménez hit his first home run with Triple-A Charlotte. No. 67 prospect Beau Burrowsstruck out 11 batters for the first time in a

Head of the Class: A Full Season

Royals' Matias, Phillies' Parkinson light it up in the first half
June 19, 2018

With All-Star Games approaching across the Minor Leagues, members of the staff are looking back at some of the most notable performers from the first half of each of the four full-season levels and who could take off in the months to come. Here, we look at players in

Pratto, Battenfield headline SAL All-Stars

Stacked Southern lineup to face strong Northern Division arms
June 5, 2018

The South Atlantic League All-Star rosters may not feature any of baseball's top-100 prospects, but there will still be plenty of intriguing players showcasing their talents in two weeks' time. A quartet of Class A Lakewood hurlers highlight the Northern Division team, while a power-heavy lineup leads the way for the

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 10

Matias slugs two more homers; Vogelbach pushes for MLB return
May 11, 2018

Theme of the dayWelcome, Juan: Once news broke that the Nationals were promoting No. 2 prospectJuan Soto to Double-A Harrisburg, it was clear what the day's theme would be. After all, he's a 19-year-old outfielder who started out the season at Class A, was promoted to Class A Advanced on

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 8

Cards' Flaherty shows MLB readiness; Matias keeps power on
April 9, 2018

Theme of the dayNice to see you again: Top-100 prospectsGleyber Torres (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), Mitch Keller (Altoona), Juan Soto (Hagerstown) and Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Antonio) are all back where they ended the 2017 season, and all four showed they're capable of taking off. Torres collected four hits for the first time since

Matias tattoos two in Legends debut

Royals No. 3 prospect breaks tie with second shot of night
April 5, 2018

Seuly Matias made quite the splash in his full-season debut. The third-ranked Royals prospect smacked two solo homers, including the go-ahead shot in the seventh inning, as Class A Lexington topped visiting Charleston, 3-2, on Opening Night.