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Seventh Inning Rally Seals the Deal for the Missions

June 19, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – In a back-and-forth affair with the Naturals, the San Antonio Missions came out victorious after a three-run seventh inning. Final score was 6-5. For the first four inning of the game, the fans were treated to a pitcher’s duel at Nelson Wolff Stadium. Reiss Knehr did not

Prospects in the Padres' 2020 player pool 

Gore, Patino, Trammell all ready for Major League action
July 8, 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

Meet the Nationwide Road to the Show Ambassadors

Abrams, Kelenic, Rodriguez, Rutschman, Witt making waves
May 21, 2020

This season Minor League Baseball introduces a new content series, "The Road to the Show™, Presented by Nationwide,” which will follow five of MiLB’s top prospects during the 2020 season. The series will give baseball fans a behind-the-scenes look at the prospects, learn who they are on and off the

Toolshed dream lineup: The teenagers

Picking best young prospects position by position entering 2020
March 24, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball right now. 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 groups. This opening edition focuses on teenagers, i.e., those who will be playing at age 17, 18

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

Padres' Abrams leads AZL All-Stars

San Diego's first-round pick matches hype, earns MVP
August 26, 2019

It didn't take long for CJ Abrams to prove too advanced for the Rookie-level Arizona League, and despite not having played there in over three weeks, the sixth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft accomplished plenty in his 32 games on the's No. 46 prospect was named Most

Padres' Abrams placed on IL at Class A

No. 48 overall prospect was promoted Tuesday to Fort Wayne
August 10, 2019

Just as CJ Abrams was getting comfortable with his new surroundings in Fort Wayne, he'll have to wait a few days to see the field again.The fifth-ranked Padres prospect has been placed on the seven-day injured list by the TinCaps, retroactive to Thursday, due to a left shoulder contusion. Promoted from

MiLB announces July Uncle Ray's Players of the Month

August 6, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball today announced the Uncle Ray's Player of the Month Award winners for each of the 16 leagues for the month of July. In recognition of the honor, each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball and Uncle Ray's, the "Official Potato

Padres promote Abrams to Fort Wayne

2019 sixth overall pick hit .401 in 32 Arizona League games
August 6, 2019

It might not have been the plan to send CJ Abrams to a full-season affiliate this quickly, but his bat left the Padres no choice.San Diego promoted the 2019 sixth overall pick from the Rookie-level Arizona League to Class A Fort Wayne on Tuesday, the Midwest League club announced. Abrams