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Player of the Week Spotlight: Cubs' Shaw

MLB's No. 41 prospect hit .428 with four homers in six games
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June 28, 2024

The way Matt Shaw sees it, getting through the grind of the baseball season is all about building momentum each and every day. Show up to the park, stay focused, and get a little better each time out. If last week is any indication, the rest of the league may

Player of the Week Spotlight: Padres' Mondou

29-year-old farmhand posted a 1.400 OPS in 5 games with El Paso
@RobTnova24
June 13, 2024

Nate Mondou is a grinder. The eight-year pro vet has suited up for three different organizations since being selected by the Athletics in the 13th round of the 2016 Draft, but while the threads have changed over the years his mentality has not: grind every at-bat, every game and do

MiLB pays homage to the Negro Leagues in June

Rickwood Field is one of the many celebrations across the Minors
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June 6, 2024

On June 18, America's oldest professional ballpark will host a Double-A game between the Montgomery Biscuits and Birmingham Barons with MiLB at Rickwood Field: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues. This game, with Montgomery suiting up as the Gray Sox and Birmingham playing as the Black Barons, will kick off

Yard Goats' Amador busts out with career day

Top Rockies prospect collects five hits, with a pair of home runs
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May 25, 2024

In a game that contained 29 runs on 33 hits -- including 13 for extra bases -- Adael Amador stood out among the rest on Saturday. The top Rockies prospect balled out for a career day for Double-A Hartford as he collected five knocks -- including a pair of dingers

Player of the Week Spotlight: Rays' Williams

MLB's No. 16 prospect posted a 1.787 OPS in 5 games with Biscuits
@RobTnova24
May 22, 2024

Carson Williams is coming into his own. At 20 years old and playing at the Double-A level, Williams understands that he's not a polished product just yet -- still learning and developing into the player that will produce at the big league level. But if the first two months of

Minor League Player Spotlight: James Wood

MLB's No. 5 prospect hitting .462 with a 1.608 OPS in past week
@RobTnova24
May 18, 2024

James Wood entered the season with one goal on his mind -- finding consistency in his game. After a bit of a roller coaster season last year, the 21-year-old just wanted to create continued success on the field. Early on in 2024, it's safe to say: so far, so good.

Road to The Show™: Cardinals' Saggese

MLB's No. 88 prospect fueled by confidence in ability to reach bigs
@RobTnova24
May 14, 2024

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at second-ranked Cardinals prospect Thomas Saggese. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Since entering pro ball in 2021, Thomas Saggese has

MiLB Player Spotlight: 'Tugboat' Wilkinson

Guardians' left-handed prospect joined elite ranks during April
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May 8, 2024

Equipped with one of the Minors' best fastballs and an 80-grade nickname to follow suit, Matt Wilkinson -- known as 'Tugboat' -- has taken the league by storm since his debut with the Hillcats on April 6. Wilkinson was recently named April's Minor League Player of the Month in the

Spokane's Ward makes history with 6 steals

Rockies outfield prospect has straight steal of home in effort
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May 4, 2024

Braiden Ward is not the first player to successfully swipe six bags in a single pro baseball game. That feat was matched just a year ago by Red Sox outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela, and has occurred in five separate instances in AL/NL history -- starting with Eddie Collins, who did it

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Lowder

MLB's No. 31 overall prospect sports a 1.86 ERA and 0.98 WHIP
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May 1, 2024

Since being selected with the No. 7 overall pick in last year's Draft by Cincinnati, Rhett Lowder has found that one of the biggest adjustments going from the college game to being a pro is -- time. The 22-year-old says he has a lot more free time on his hands

Minor League Player Spotlight: Robberse

No. 12 Cardinals prospect sports a 1.82 ERA through five starts
@RobTnova24
April 27, 2024

For Cardinals fans, there is a glimmer of hope that things might be turning around in the not-so-distant future. Sem Robberse opened the season at the Minors' highest level and has been nothing short of dominant thus far. The right-hander has yielded two runs or fewer in each of his

Aviators' Finn the bat dog calls it a career

Beloved black Labrador has been with Las Vegas since 2016
@RobTnova24
April 22, 2024

One of the most beloved members of the Minor League Baseball community -- a very good boy -- called it a career on Friday night. Finn, bat dog of the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators, officially retired from his bat retrieving and fan engagement duties and was given a fitting farewell

Minor League Player Spotlight: Carson Williams

MLB's No. 18 prospect led the Southern League with a 1.380 OPS
@RobTnova24
April 20, 2024

Carson Williams entered the season with a focus on building and being dedicated to his own routine and process -- both mentally and physically. He wanted to emphasize techniques he picked up during his climb of three levels of the Minors last season and his time at big league camp

The Road to The Show™: Angels’ Joyce

Club's No. 4 prospect continues to light up radar guns
@RobTnova24
April 16, 2024

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at fourth-ranked Angels prospect Ben Joyce. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Ben Joyce became one of the first players selected

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Kjerstad

Orioles No. 4 prospect set a Minor League franchise record
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April 12, 2024

Few people are having more fun right now playing the game of baseball than Heston Kjerstad, who has found a way to stand out among a team of standouts on the Norfolk Tides. So what's the key to his success? Just being himself. Kjerstad was named Minor League Player of

Braves' Kilpatrick waddles in new era of Rome baseball

Atlanta's outfield prospect unleashes new Emperors celebration
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April 6, 2024

Fans of the Braves' High-A affiliate in Rome, Georgia, got to see a brand new franchise take the field at AdventHealth Stadium in Friday's 4-0 season-opening victory -- and with that, a brand new on-the-field celebration. Previously known as the Rome Braves, the club unveiled its new identity as the

Hall of Fame trio's road to greatness began in MiLB

Beltré, Mauer and Helton shined as stars en route to MLB debuts
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January 24, 2024

The walls of Cooperstown are about to get a little more crowded. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Tuesday night that Adrián Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton would be inducted in to the baseball Hall of Fame as the Class of 2024. Players must have their names checked

Carter, Langford headline Rangers' Organization All-Stars

Outfielders showcase immense talent across Texas' deep system
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December 20, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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 Texas Rangers. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Round Rock: 89-60

Crawford, Abel lead Phillies' Organization All-Stars

Philadelphia's top prospects ready to get club back to Fall Classic
@RobTnova24
December 8, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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 Philadelphia Phillies. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Lehigh Valley: 80-66

Loftin leads Kansas City's next wave, All-Stars

Club's No. 5 prospect headlines the Royals' youth movement
@RobTnova24
November 15, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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 Kansas City Royals. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Omaha: 68-77

Marsee, Bliss highlight Fall League award winners

Circuit celebrates top hitters, pitchers and sportsmanship in desert
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November 11, 2023

The 31st rendition of the Arizona Fall League has come to a close, and it comes as no surprise that baseball’s best prospects shined in the desert-based circuit. The Fall League has annually given the Joe Black MVP Award to the top performer, and the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award has

Montgomery highlights White Sox Organization All-Stars

MLB's No. 17 prospect on fast track to South Side with clean bill of health
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November 1, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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 Chicago White Sox. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Charlotte: 18-56

Mud Hens pay tribute to Toledo Tigers

Short-lived Negro National League club honored on 100th anniversary
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October 12, 2023

Baseball history runs rich and deep in Toledo, Ohio. On Sept. 16 at Fifth Third Field, the Mud Hens paid tribute to their roots with a celebration of the Toledo Tigers, the city's first Negro League team, which played just 28 games before being disbanded in 1923. "An entire generation

2023 Rookie-level All-Stars and award winners

Rangers' Vargas, Rays' Suarez and more claim top Rookie honors
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October 5, 2023

Last but certainly not least, it is time to recognize the prospects playing where the path to The Show begins. Minor League Baseball already revealed its end-of-season award winners and All-Star teams for the Single-A, High-A, Double-A and Triple-A circuits. Now it's time to unveil this year's Rookie-level honors. In

The 2023 Triple-A All-Stars and award winners

Cards' Baker, Winn, Dodgers' Busch rise above the rest all year
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October 4, 2023

With the completion of the Triple-A Championship Game, the Minor League season is officially over. And even though the MiLB Awards show aired on MLB Network on Monday night, there are still a few more honorees to recognize at the Minors' highest level. Minor League Baseball already revealed its end-of-season