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SDCS foes claim league's final weekly awards

Down East's Martinez, Fayetteville's Dubin honored for big weeks
September 3, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2019) - With Down East and Fayetteville preparing for their Southern Division Championship Series matchup, the Carolina League has honored Wood Ducks outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez as the Player of the Week and Woodpeckers right-hander Shawn Dubin as the Pitcher of the Week for the final

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 21

Waters hits first Double-A homer; Rays' Lowe goes deep twice
April 22, 2019

Braves OF Drew Waters, Double-A Mississippi: 3-for-5, HR, 2 2B, BB, 3 R, 3 RBIs -- The strong start by Atlanta's eighth-ranked prospect finally resulted in his first Southern League homer as the Braves topped Montgomery, 7-6. After grounding out in his first at-bat, Waters led off the home half of the

Rangers' Martinez heads to Wood Ducks

No. 84 overall prospect went 10-for-40 with Class A Hickory
April 17, 2019

One door temporarily closes, and another opens. That's the case for the Rangers' system and their No. 2 prospectJulio Pablo Martinez, promoted from Class A Hickory to Class A Advanced Down East on Wednesday. He will take the roster spot of fifth-ranked Bubba Thompson, who landed on the injured list with

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 6

Robert stays hot for Dash; Singer impresses in pro debut
April 7, 2019

White Sox OF Luis Robert, Class A Advanced Winston-Salem: 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 2B -- For the first time in team history, the Dash are 3-0 to begin a season. The main catalyst behind the early success is the fourth-ranked White Sox prospect, who's off to quite the start in his own

Rangers Prospect Primer: Rebuild in swing

Crouse grows, Taveras resets, Martinez climbs, Palumbo healthy
April 1, 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: Hans Crouse, RHP A

Tucker stays hot at plate with Saguaros

No. 5 Pirates prospect collects four hits, two runs, one RBI
October 29, 2018

Cole Tucker has picked up where he left off the regular season in Arizona.The fifth-ranked Pirates prospect collected four more hits, two runs and an RBI, but it was not enough to lift the Saguaros as Surprise fell to Peoria, 7-6, in Arizona Fall League action Monday at Peoria Stadium.

Martinez hops on a cycle for Surprise

Texas' No. 2 prospect finishes with four hits, reaches five times
October 22, 2018

Julio Pablo Martinez did enough during his stateside debut with Class A Short Season Spokane this past season to warrant top prospect status. He gave another glimpse into that developing talent Monday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League.Texas' No. 2 prospect hit a ninth-inning double to complete the cycle and

Toolshed: Players of the MiLB postseason

Jays' Biggio, Dodgers' Lux, Rangers' Martinez lead standouts
September 19, 2018

The champions have been crowned. The trophies have been hoisted. Every league has a winner, all because of team efforts. But now, it's time to focus on the individuals.The 2018 Minor League postseason was full of memorable moments, from a no-hitter to a crazy comeback to a walk-off hit from

Martinez steers Indians to Game 1 win

Rangers No. 3 prospect collects three hits, scores twice
September 6, 2018

EVERETT, Wash. -- It hasn't always come easy to Julio Pablo Martinez in his first season playing professional baseball in the United States, despite his sturdy frame and blazing speed on the basepaths and in center field. In his first taste of playoff baseball, however, he made the game look easy.The Rangers'

Martinez hitting his stride with Spokane

Rangers No. 3 prospect posts first four-hit game, scores twice
August 22, 2018

Since homering in three consecutive games last month, Julio Pablo Martinez has been missing the long ball as his game has developed in the Northwest League. With his eye-popping speed, coaches have begun to help him break down tape of bunt specialists to provide yet another tool in his arsenal.But that doesn't mean

Martinez tees off yet again for Spokane

No. 3 Rangers prospect goes yard in third straight game
July 21, 2018

Too much self-applied pressure can be crippling in any profession. In the case of Julio Pablo Martinez, it hindered him significantly in his first stint playing affiliated ball in the United States.But there's nothing like a string of stellar performances to take that weight off your shoulders.The Rangers' third-ranked prospect homered in

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 18

Orioles' Mountcastle shows off pop; Padres' Allen tosses gem
July 19, 2018

Theme of the dayPower will get you places: Wednesday's big news was the transaction most of the baseball world had been waiting for with Manny Machado heading to the Dodgers and prospects Yusniel Díaz, Dean Kremer, Rylan Bannon, Zach Pop and Breyvic Valera going to the Orioles. Diaz is the

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 26

Adell continues to crush balls; Allard continues push to Atlanta
June 27, 2018

Theme of the dayWait, that can happen? The New Hampshire Fisher Cats have been in the news plenty this season, but there was still one thing the club hadn't accomplished in 2018 or any other year in its history -- a cycle. No. 28 Blue Jays prospectJonathan Davis changed all