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Top Minor League moments from 2023

Impressive prospects, off-field wins highlight the year in baseball
December 29, 2023

In 2023, Minor League Baseball featured thrilling prospect debuts, electric performances and moments that went beyond the box score. All commemorated by the inaugural MiLB Awards on MLB Network. Let's look back on the year in MiLB.

Stefanic, Cabbage lead Angels Organization All-Stars

Veterans put up jaw-dropping numbers at top of Halos’ system
October 23, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Los Angeles Angels. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Salt Lake:

Lopez Gives Bees Wild Walk-Off Win

June 23, 2023

Jack Lopez delivered a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Salt Lake Bees (35-36) a 10-9 walk-off win over the Sugar Land Space Cowboys (32-40) on Thursday night. The back-and-forth affair was highlighted by three Bees home runs. Brett Phillips hustled around the bases

All the buzz: Salt Lake's Adell mashes 514-ft. homer

MiLB's long ball leader drives the longest tater of the year to date
June 21, 2023

"Come on, Jo, that ball has babies." That was Salt Lake Bees broadcaster Steve Klauke’s home run call after Jo Adell's most recent moonshot on Tuesday night. Down by three runs in the bottom of the eighth, Adell absolutely destroyed a 3-0 slider, 514 feet to left-center field and out

Jo Adell Hits Monster Home Run Tuesday Night

June 21, 2023

A 514-foot, record-breaking Jo Adell home run was not enough for the Salt Lake Bees (33-36) as the Sugar Land Space Cowboys (32-38) rallied late and prevailed in a 12-11 slugfest to start a six-game series at Smith’s Ballpark. Salt Lake imposed its will in the middle innings turning an

Ledo Pitches Gem As Bees Take Down 'Topes

May 31, 2023

The Salt Lake Bees (24-29) were victorious for the second night in a row over the Albuquerque Isotopes (22-31), winning by a score of 6-1. Wednesday’s game was the site of a competitive pitcher’s duel. Just 24 hours after the same teams scored a combined 18 runs in the first

Stefanic Delivers Walk-Off Bees Win

May 21, 2023

Michael Stefanic delivered a 2-RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Salt Lake Bees (20-25) a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Las Vegas Aviators (21-24) on Sunday afternoon. Las Vegas was able to break a 4-4 tie in the top of the ninth inning with

Salt Lake Stomps Las Vegas On Thursday Afternoon

May 18, 2023

The Salt Lake Bees (18-24) bounced back in a big way with a 13-0 victory over the Las Vegas Aviators (20-22) on Thursday afternoon in front of 11,123 fans on Utah Prevention Day. Nine different Bees collected RBIs and the top four batters in the Bees lineup combined for 11

Bees Complete Wild Comeback Tuesday Night

May 16, 2023

The Salt Lake Bees (17-23) scored seven unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth innings to complete a furious comeback and defeat the Las Vegas Aviators (19-21) 9-8 on Tuesday night at Smith’s Ballpark. After giving up two runs in the top of the seventh, Salt Lake was staring down

Adell, Valdez Lead Bees to Victory

May 3, 2023

The Salt Lake offense came alive late to claim a 7-2 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers in the second of a six-game series this week at Smith’s Ballpark. Veteran righty Cesar Valdez started on the mound for the Bees, throwing seven strong innings with only two runs and six hits

Adell, Silseth Win PCL Player of the Week 

Adell set new Bees franchise record for consecutive games with a home run with six
April 10, 2023

Minor League Baseball announced Monday morning that Salt Lake Bees outfielder Jo Adell and pitcher Chase Silseth have been named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week at their respective positions in the first awards window of the 2023 campaign. This is the first time that either player has won

6 degrees of HRs: Adell goes yard again ... and again

After extending streak to six straight games, OFer hits yet another
April 9, 2023

This is getting ridiculous -- in the best possible way. When Jo Adell homered in three straight games for Triple-A Salt Lake, it raised some eyebrows. When the streak reached four, it prompted a dive into his swing decision improvements. After the fifth game in a row, something about Adell’s

Adell runs HR streak to five straight on 24th b-day

Salt Lake OF stays hot with resounding solo shot to left
April 9, 2023

Jo Adell is no stranger to hitting Triple-A pitching. An elite slugger at the level, Adell had 13 home runs in 40 games last season for Triple-A Salt Lake. This season is different, though, as he is riding a five-game home run streak. He secured the mark after taking Rockies

'I am who I am': Adell mashes homer in 4th straight

Salt Lake OF continues power surge, gets call from Halos skipper
April 8, 2023

Jo Adell never fulfilled his commitment to play baseball at the University of Louisville after the Angels selected him 10th overall in the 2017 MLB Draft, but one message from the recruiting process still sticks out. “Be where your feet are,” longtime Cardinals head coach Dan McDonnell told a young

Red-hot Adell smashes 460-foot home run

Angels farmhand goes yard in third straight game for the Bees
April 7, 2023

Jo Adell hasn’t stopped hitting homers since he fell short of making the Angels’ Opening Day roster, and his third in as many games was the best one yet. In Triple-A Salt Lake’s 6-5 win over Albuquerque on Thursday night, Adell took a 3-1 fastball from right-hander Karl Kauffman and

Stefanic, Daniel offer optimism for Angels

Halos hope versatile prospects can help end lengthy drought
November 23, 2021

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. If a few key players can figure out a way to stick in

MiLB's best of the decade: Games

Comebacks, slugfests, milestones made for unforgettable contests
December 16, 2020

There are tens of thousands of games in a Minor League season and the majority of them come with an element of suspense. The very best of them might include a milestone – a no-hitter, a three- or four-homer game, a cycle or a triple play. Scads of them may

Adell goes deep, walks it off for Angels

Top Halos prospect produces biggest game of young career
September 6, 2020

Jo Adell has had the makings of a superstar for a while. On Saturday, he tapped into that potential. The Angels’ top prospect went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk-off single to power the Halos to a 10-9 triumph over the Astros in the first game of a doubleheader

Adell slugs first two big league homers

Top Angels prospect goes deep twice in blowout victory
August 30, 2020

Jo Adell had struggled a bit in his first taste of big league play, but he broke through on Saturday night -- and in emphatic fashion. The top Angels prospect clubbed the first two homers of his Major League career to help power the Halos to a 16-3 blowout win

Toolshed: Statcast standouts among top prospects

Three position players, three pitchers putting up remarkable numbers
August 21, 2020

There is no Minor League season, and that means there are no Minor League stats. That's a bummer for those of us who love following the growth of the game's brightest youngest talents through their numbers. The adage goes that you should never scout the stat line, but numbers at

Prospects in the Angels’ 2020 player pool

Los Angeles relies upon quality over quantity in shortened season
July 10, 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

The Road to The Show™: Jo Adell

Angels outfielder soared in 2019 following spring injuries
April 13, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell. For more player journies on The Road to The Show, click here.The Angels selected Jo Adell with the 10th

Toolshed dream lineup: The 21-year-olds

Padres' Gore, Angels' Adell highlight heading into season at 21
April 7, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. The opening edition focused on teenagers, and the second looked at 20-year-olds. This time, we turn

Farm system rankings: Position players, 10-1

White Sox stacked with Robert, Vaughn, Madrigal on the way
February 12, 2020

With the 2020 season rapidly approaching, looks at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranks them in several different ways. This first installment, broken into three parts, focuses on position players and considers the quality and quantity of talent in each system. Here are the top 10

Adell, Marsh heading back to Angels camp

Top 100 outfield prospects lead group of 19 non-roster invitees
January 31, 2020

A preview of the Angels' outfield of the future could be on display when Cactus League games start in three weeks.Los Angeles on Friday extended Spring Training invitations to 19 non-roster players, including top prospects Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh. It will be the second year in a row the