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2021 MiLB playoffs preview: Double-A

Wichita set to experience its first taste of postseason action
September 21, 2021

The Double-A playoffs begin with three best-of-five series featuring the top two teams in each league. Montgomery and Mississippi face off in the South, Wichita wrestles with Northwest Arkansas in the Central and Bowie battles Akron in the Northeast. All three series are set to run from Sept. 21-26.

10-RUN 2ND INNING POWERS NATURALS TO 14-7 WIN OVER WICHITA

Pasquantino, MLB Pipeline’s No. 19 Royals’ prospect, hits ninth Double-A home run
September 10, 2021

Despite trailing after the first inning, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals scored ten runs in the second inning and held a lead the rest of the way, in a 14-7 win over the Wind Surge in Wichita on Thursday night. The second consecutive win for the Naturals over the Wind Surge

Bubic, Lee lead prosperous Royals ranks

Four Kansas City affiliates won league championships in 2019
November 1, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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 last generation of Royals to bring a World Series to Kansas City were no strangers

Toolshed: Hicklen more than raw talent

No. 15 Royals prospect adding power to impressive speed
September 13, 2019

Brewer Hicklen couldn't help but laugh a little. Yes, he knew it would be Saturday in two days. Yes, that meant everyone's attention would be on college football. Yes, he knows he's 23 years old. But..."I still think about it, I'll be honest with you, even at this age," he

Hicklen delivers Blue Rocks from brink

Royals No. 15 prospect stuns with walk-off bunt in semifinals
September 6, 2019

It was a wild night at Frawley Stadium.Wild pitches in the eighth and ninth innings ramped up the excitement before Royals No. 15 prospectBrewer Hicklen delivered a walk-off bunt as Wilmington nipped Salem, 3-2, in Game 3 to stave off elimination in the Mills Cup semifinals.

Bucs' Hayes headlines Players of the Week

No. 37 overall prospect takes home IL honor after going 12-for-23
August 26, 2019

Ke'Bryan Hayes' arrow is pointing up again -- and with little time to spare. The Pirates' No. 2 prospect was named the International League Offensive Player of the Week for Aug. 19-25 after going 12-for-23 (.522) with a homer, double, four RBIs and four runs scored for Triple-A Indianapolis. This

Hicklen, Politi rewarded for MiLB-leading weeks

Hicklen's home runs, Politi's hitless frames earn weekly awards
August 26, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 26, 2019) - Wilmington's Brewer Hicklen led Minor League Baseball with five home runs en route to the Carolina League's Player of the Week award, while Salem's Andrew Politi was the only Minor Leaguer to throw nine innings without allowing a hit to collect the Pitcher of

Red-hot Hicklen hits trifecta for Blue Rocks

No. 15 Royals prospect has amassed five homers in two days
August 22, 2019

Brewer Hicklen doesn't consider himself "a big power guy" in the batter's box, so when he realized he had cracked his third long ball of the game Thursday night, it felt quite surreal. "I couldn't keep a grin off my face, I was ear-to-ear rounding the bases -- so thankful. It

Matias, Melendez portend Royal future

'18 Draft picks Eaton, Isbel also earn Organization All-Star nods
November 7, 2018

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 20

Rays' Liberatore continues GCL run; Bucs' Swaggerty goes deep
August 21, 2018

Theme of the dayYoung guns: The Braves called up No. 13 prospectBryse Wilson to make his Major League debut in Pittsburgh. When he took the hill (and eventually tossed five scoreless innings), the 20-year-old right-hander became the youngest pitcher to start a game this season. On the Minor League side,

Scorching Melendez keys Legends barrage

No. 4 Royals prospect tops weekend career high with six RBIs
May 21, 2018

On a night in which all Class A Lexington's bats broke out, MJ Melendez had the biggest night of all.Just three nights after setting a career high in RBIs, Kansas City's No. 4 prospect topped himself with six in the Legends' 18-2 shellacking of the Rome Braves. Dennicher Carrasco racked