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Around the Minors: The week of May 10

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
May 10, 2021

One good stutter-step deserves another Jo Adell enjoyed circling the bases so much after his first home run of the night for the Triple-A Bees that he left the yard again two innings later.

Get to know the teams in the Low-A West

Fresno joins former Cal League clubs on new eight-team circuit
May 10, 2021

MiLB.com introduces the 11 leagues created by the restructuring of Minor League Baseball across four levels of play. Below is a team-by-team look at the Low-A West, including affiliation, previous circuit and most recent championship. (Note: "Established" refers to the first year of a team's continuous operation in that market

Get to know the teams in the Low-A Southeast

Florida foes move down a level, form familiar 10-team circuit
May 5, 2021

MiLB.com introduces the 11 leagues created by the restructuring of Minor League Baseball across four levels of play. Below is a team-by-team look at the Low-A Southeast, including affiliation, previous circuit and most recent championship. (Note: "Established" refers to the first year of a team's continuous operation in that market

Scouting report: Brewers' Garrett Mitchell

Lefty slugger ready to begin journey with chip on his shoulder
@RobTnova24
May 5, 2021

MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top-ranked Brewers prospect Garrett Mitchell. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Around the Minors: Opening Day

Sights and sounds from the first game action in a long time
May 4, 2021

Setting off sparks Low-A Kannapolis may have lost its inaugural game as the Cannon Ballers, but it was quite a show.

Fans' guide to Minor League Opening Day 2021

What to do, when to do it as Minor League Baseball finally returns
May 4, 2021

The count was 2-2, no runners on, two outs in the ninth. Sacramento left-handed reliever Steven Okert twirled a breaking ball toward the outside corner against Columbus right-handed batter Mark Mathias, who swung through the pitch. Sacramento River Cats 4, Columbus Clippers 0. The crowd at Memphis’ AutoZone Park cheered

Get to know the teams in the Low-A East

Carolina, SAL clubs band together on new 12-member circuit
April 28, 2021

As the 2021 season approaches, MiLB.com introduces the 11 leagues created by the restructuring of Minor League Baseball across four levels of play. Below is a team-by-team introduction to the Low-A East, including affiliation, previous circuit and most recent championship. (Note: "Established" refers to the first year of a team's

Scouting report: Tigers' Spencer Torkelson

No. 3 overall prospect will begin his pro career back at third base
@MavalloneMiLB
April 20, 2021

MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top Tigers prospect Spencer Torkelson. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.

Get to know the teams in the High-A Central

Former Midwest League clubs ready to take game to higher level
April 14, 2021

As the 2021 season approaches, MiLB.com introduces the 11 leagues created by the restructuring of Minor League Baseball across four levels of play. Below is a team-by-team introduction to the High-A Central, including affiliation, previous circuit and most recent championship. (Note: "Established" refers to the first year of a team's

Scouting report: Yankees' Jasson Dominguez

Teen phenom ready to debut with 'otherworldly' expectations
@RobTnova24
April 12, 2021

This week, MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Get to know the teams in the High-A East

Twelve-team league spans eight states from New York to Georgia
April 7, 2021

As the 2021 season approaches, MiLB.com introduces the 11 leagues created by the restructuring of Minor League Baseball across four levels of play. Below is a team-by-team introduction to the High-A East, including affiliation, previous circuit and most recent championship. (Note: "Established" refers to the first year of a team's

The Road to The Show™: Vidal Bruján

Infielder readies to be part of Rays' next exciting prospect core
@tylermaun
April 5, 2021

Not many prospects go from an unremarkable $15,000 signing bonus on the international market to being a Top 50 prospect in the game. Vidal Bruján has. Tampa Bay’s No. 4 prospect -- and baseball’s No. 49 overall -- is a key cog in the latest wave of talent making its

Get to know the teams in the Double-A Central

Wind Surge ready to take flight alongside Texas League stalwarts
March 23, 2021

As the 2021 season approaches, MiLB.com introduces the 11 leagues created by the restructuring of Minor League Baseball across four levels of play. Below is a team-by-team introduction to the Double-A Central, including affiliation, previous circuit and most recent championship. (Note: "Established" refers to the first year of a team's

The Road to The Show™: Jazz Chisholm

Marlins speedster looking to make lasting impact in the Majors
@RobTnova24
March 22, 2021

It’s no longer a matter of if but when Jazz Chisholm will find permanent residence with Miami at the big league level. And judging by the performance of the fourth-ranked Marlins prospect at camp this spring, the answer might very well be now. Signed by the D-backs for $200,000 out

The Road to The Show™: Ryan Mountcastle

Baltimore slugger the first of young core to contribute to rebuild
March 19, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Baltimore Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. With no Minor League season last

The Road to The Show™: Brandon Marsh

Angels could bring another great outfielder into Major League fold
March 12, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brandon Marsh. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. After narrowing his focus to

Winter ball roundup: Venezuelan League

San Diego's Rosario stands out in 27-game stint with Margarita
@tylermaun
February 17, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. Over the next few weeks, MiLB.com will look at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. Past recaps include the Dominican Winter League, Mexican Pacific League and Puerto Rican League.

The Road to The Show™: Trevor Larnach

Slugger has power to force way into crowded Twins outfield
February 8, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Minnesota Twins outfielder Trevor Larnach. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Rox acquire four prospects from Cards for Arenado

Third baseman Montero leads group in swap for big league All-Star
@tylermaun
February 1, 2021

The Colorado Rockies are wagering a lot on trading one of their best players in franchise history. Now, they know the package that will try to make the deal worthwhile. Colorado has acquired third baseman Elehuris Montero (St. Louis’ No. 8 prospect), right-handed pitcher Tony Locey (No. 19), shortstop Mateo

Rays’ Franco repeats as top overall prospect

Tampa Bay boasts league-high eight players in MLB.com's Top 100
January 28, 2021

For the second consecutive year, the Rays reign supreme in the prospect world. Led by consensus No. 1 overall prospect Wander Franco, Tampa Bay boasts a Major League-high eight prospects on MLB.com's Top 100 list, released Thursday night. Following Franco at the top are the No. 1 overall picks in

The Road to The Show™: Brennen Davis

Cubs No. 2 prospect is among most athletic players in Minors
January 25, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Chicago Cubs outfielder Brennen Davis. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Yajure tops Pirates' prospect package for Taillon

Yankees part with Contreras, Smith, Escotto to round out the deal
@RobTnova24
January 24, 2021

The Yankees dipped into their prospect depth to fortify their most glaring weakness at the top Sunday. New York shipped four prospects, three who were in the organization's top 30 -- No. 15 Miguel Yajure, No. 19 Roansy Contreras and No. 21 Canaan Smith -- as well as shortstop Maikol

Head headlines prospect package to Pirates

Cruz, Bednar, Fellows, Rodriguez sent in megadeal for Musgrove
@RobTnova24
January 18, 2021

The Padres have flexed the strength of their farm system in recent weeks to acquire high-end Major League talent, and the organization went to the well again Monday to bolster its team at the top. San Diego sent four prospects to Pittsburgh -- headlined by the club's No. 7 prospect,

Springfield Cardinals coaching staff announced for 2021 season

January 16, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that Jose Leger has been named the new manager of the Springfield Cardinals for the 2021 season, becoming the seventh manager in the organization’s history. Additionally, Darwin Marrero will be returning for his fourth season as the Cardinals pitching coach and

Stripers “Veterans Pack” Returns for Veterans Day

Service members and family can purchase online at GoStripers.com and at Coolray Field on November 11 and 12
November 4, 2020

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – In honor of Veterans Day, the Gwinnett Stripers have announced the return of the “Veterans Pack,” available for purchase by service men and women and their families online at GoStripers.com and at Coolray Field on November 11 and 12. Purchase a Veterans Pack online (November 11 and