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Espino stands tall among game's home run kings

Prodigious slugger fondly remembered as 'Babe Ruth of Mexico'
@RobTnova24
October 12, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

Arozarena remains electric for Rays

No. 19 prospect launches fourth homer of postseason
@RobTnova24
October 12, 2020

He did it again. Randy Arozarena homered for the fourth time this postseason, smacking a solo shot that put Tampa Bay on the board en route to a 2-1 victory over the Astros in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. "He’s having a lot of fun right now,’’

Rays' Arozarena makes postseason splash

No. 19 prospect triples, scores run in Game 1 win over Jays
@RobTnova24
September 29, 2020

Randy Arozarena is no stranger to postseason success. The 19th-ranked Rays prospect was an integral part of Triple-A Memphis' run to the Pacific Coast League championship in 2018. Arozarena started all eight playoff games for the Redbirds that year and posted a .407/.485/.741 slash line with a pair of homers,

Jazz sets tone in final Marlins tune-up

No. 62 overall prospect homers, doubles, drives in three runs
@RobTnova24
September 27, 2020

There was no playing second fiddle for Jazz Chisholm on Sunday. The fourth-ranked Marlins prospect was front and center as he put together his best performance in The Show with a homer, double, three RBIs and a pair of runs scored to lead his club to a 5-0 blanking of

Adams pulled off rare double duty with Braves

Former Atlanta farmhand played in Minors, Majors on same day
@RobTnova24
September 7, 2020

It's been a strange year in baseball. A season traditionally viewed as a marathon became a 60-game sprint. Previously unfamiliar terms like player pools, alternate training sites and taxi squads have become daily nomenclature. With each passing day, the game's future stars make their big league debuts inside ballparks filled

Kremer dazzles in big league debut for O's

No. 10 prospect allows one hit, strikes out seven over six innings
@RobTnova24
September 6, 2020

Dean Kremer didn't have a lot of time to prepare for his Major League debut on Sunday, but that didn't stop the 24-year-old from making it one of the most memorable debuts in franchise history. The Orioles’ No. 10 prospect allowed one run on one hit while striking out seven

A's Luzardo tosses 6 1/3 scoreless innings

No. 13 overall prospect fans seven in longest outing as a pro
@RobTnova24
August 20, 2020

Jesus Luzardo entered Wednesday's start against the D-backs determined to prove that what he's shown through his professional career to this point is just the tip of the iceberg -- that he's got another gear he can tap. Mission accomplished. MLB Pipeline's No. 13 overall prospect showcased exactly that as

Robert doubles down on White Sox history

Chicago's top prospect posts first multi-homer effort in The Show
@RobTnova24
August 18, 2020

The top of the White Sox order may have opened the night by making history, but from the bottom of the order, Luis Robert ended the night with an exclamation point. MLB.com’s third-ranked overall prospect smoked his second dinger of the game in the eighth inning to cap a 7-2

Dodgers' Ruiz homers in first big league at-bat

No. 3 prospect makes history with leadoff blast in third inning
@RobTnova24
August 16, 2020

Keibert Ruiz found out on Saturday that he was going to make his big league debut the following day, and the 22-year-old needed only three pitches to make history. MLB Pipeline's No. 79 overall prospect became the first Dodger in 26 years to homer in his first Major League at-bat

Seattle's Dunn battles to first big league win

Club's No. 8 prospect limits damage to two runs over six innings
@RobTnova24
August 11, 2020

It didn't take long for Justin Dunn to realize he didn't have his best stuff when he took the hill Monday night, but that didn't stop him from grinding out his first Major League victory. The eighth-ranked Mariners prospect battled through six innings -- yielding two runs on seven hits

Song won't be navigating uncharted waters

Red Sox prospect begins active duty commitment familiar to Moore
@RobTnova24
August 7, 2020

Noah Song became the ninth Midshipmen since 2002 to have his name called during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft when the Red Sox selected him No. 137 overall on June 6, 2019. From that list, only four graduated from the Naval Academy -- Mitch Harris (2008), Stephen Moore

Royals' Bubic elevates his game again

No. 7 Royals prospect allows two runs, fans six in second outing
@RobTnova24
August 6, 2020

Much like in his first two professional seasons in the Minors, Kris Bubic continues to improve each time out. The seventh-ranked Royals prospect took the big league hill for the second time Wednesday and flashed better command of his arsenal, allowing two runs on four hits and a pair of

Dudley Field played home to historic outburst

Diablos, Golden Gators set Texas League records in 35-21 slugfest
@RobTnova24
July 30, 2020

No place in Minor League Baseball history provided the spectacle that El Paso's Dudley Field did regularly in its heyday. At an elevation of more than 4,000 feet, the dry desert air and constant high winds combined with quirky outfield dimensions made the stadium a launching pad for baseballs. Throw

White tees off for first time with Mariners

No. 55 overall prospect clubbed 32 dingers in the Minor Leagues
@RobTnova24
July 27, 2020

Evan White found his power stroke in the Texas League last season, and the 24-year-old flexed it in the Major Leagues on Monday. The Mariners No. 4 prospect clubbed his first big league dinger -- a two-run blast that traveled an estimated 418 feet off righty Josh James in the

Robert blasts first dinger for White Sox

No. 3 overall prospect has hit safely in first three big league games
@RobTnova24
July 27, 2020

You can put it on the board -- Luis Robert mashed his first big league dinger on Sunday afternoon. The top White Sox prospect continued his torrid big league debut with his first homer, a two-run blast off veteran right-hander Kenta Maeda that accounted for the White Sox offense in

May makes Dodgers history in baseball's return

L.A.'s No. 2 prospect first rookie to start club's opener since '81
@RobTnova24
July 24, 2020

It was May Day in Los Angeles on Thursday. After ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched just hours before his scheduled Opening Day start due to back stiffness, the Dodgers called on rookie Dustin May to take the hill against the Giants, and the 22-year-old -- who was reassigned earlier in

Prospects in the Blue Jays’ 2020 player pool

Pearson, Woods Richardson ready to soar north of the border
@RobTnova24
July 15, 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

Prospects in the White Sox 2020 player pool

Robert, Madrigal set to lead South Siders back into contention
@RobTnova24
July 14, 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

Ryan left mark in Minors before callup

Hall Of Famer put name in record books during '66 season
@RobTnova24
July 8, 2020

Before the remarkable 27-year Major League career in which he pitched a record seven no-hitters, compiled a record 5,714 strikeouts and earned 324 victories. Before he received the plaque in Cooperstown -- with 98.79 percent of the vote on his first ballot. And before he earned the nickname "The Ryan

Prospects in the Yankees' 2020 player pool

Quest for 28th title undoubtedly will include club's prospects
@RobTnova24
July 7, 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

A's deal speedster Mateo to Padres

Seventh-ranked prospect was out of options in Oakland
@RobTnova24
July 1, 2020

In the first move since the Major League roster freeze was lifted last week, the A's shipped their No. 7 prospect, infielder Jorge Mateo, to the Padres for a player to be named or cash considerations. The native of the Dominican Republic is coming off a season in which he

2020 Draft recap: New York Yankees

Yankees stick to formula, despite having only three picks
@RobTnova24
June 30, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

2020 Draft recap: Chicago White Sox

South Siders nab potential aces in Crochet, Kelley
@RobTnova24
June 26, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

2020 Draft recap: Toronto Blue Jays

Jays' haul includes best pure hitter in top pick Martin
@RobTnova24
June 23, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.