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Charleston hits the books with ‘Festival de Lectura’

Perros Santos host bilingual youth reading program, baseball clinic
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 14, 2024

The Charleston RiverDogs’ “Festival de Lectura” reading program has taken on new life since its advent in 2019. The program began as part of the club’s community outreach efforts for Copa de la Diversión, a league-wide initiative sponsored by Nationwide. The success of Copa nationally is tied directly to programs

MiLB pays homage to the Negro Leagues in June

Rickwood Field is one of the many celebrations across the Minors
@RobTnova24
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

Band of Horses, RiverDogs unite for unique merch

Rays' Single-A affiliate gets rocking new look in limited line collab
@allisonmast13
May 24, 2024

Every collaboration has a thread that binds two entities or ideas together, and for one iteration of the MiLB x Music Capsule Collection, that theme might be No One’s Gonna Love the Charleston RiverDogs More Than Band of Horses Does. The Charleston-based rock band partnered with Official League on a

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

Isaac perfect, powerful in Hot Rods double dip

Rays No. 3 prospect launches two home runs on 5-for-5 night
@MavalloneMiLB
May 10, 2024

A doubleheader provided Xavier Isaac not one but two opportunities to get his engine revved up. The Hot Rod didn't disappoint. Isaac homered twice, collected five hits and reached safely in all seven plate appearances during High-A Bowling Green's twin bill on Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark. MLB's No. 51

The weirdest MiLB stats, plays from the past month

Triple-A seems to have monopoly on wackiness early in '24 season
@BensBiz
May 7, 2024

After a multi-season hiatus, Crooked Numbers returns with a heaping portion of Minor League Baseball on-field oddities and absurdities. This edition, covering the start of the season through the end of April, has a disproportionate number of items from the Triple-A level. As for why that is, who knows? Maybe

Caminero goes yard twice AGAIN for Durham

Rays' top prospect crushes 2 homers for second time in 3 games
@Jesus_Cano88
May 1, 2024

It's getting pretty tough to keep Junior Caminero in the yard. Baseball's No. 4 prospect smashed two more home runs en route to Triple-A Durham's 6-2 win over Gwinnett in Game 2 of Wednesday’s doubleheader. It was the second time Caminero went deep twice in a game this season, and

Caminero, Bradley make Rays' future bullish

Tampa Bay's current, past top prospects deliver for Durham
@benweinrib
April 28, 2024

If the Rays want to see a glimpse of their future, they only need to look 700 miles north to Durham, N.C. On Sunday afternoon, top prospect Junior Caminero (MLB No. 4) homered twice in a four-hit game as rehabbing Taj Bradley, their top prospect from 2023, tossed five hitless

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

Ben's Biz: Minor League promos for mid-April

Hockey Day, Awful Night, Chili Buns and so much more
@BensBiz
April 19, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. The pomp and circumstance of Opening Day is in the rearview mirror and the world

Williams turns up heat further with 2-HR game

Reigning Southern League Player of Week delivers for Biscuits
@JoeTrezz
April 19, 2024

You’ve heard how important it is for any player to get off to a hot start. Carson Williams has definitely bought into that philosophy. Few, if any, prospects have started the season stronger than MLB's No. 18 overall prospect. And Williams is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest

Caminero's bat looks healthy in return from IL

Top Rays prospect homers, doubles, impresses Bulls manager
@benweinrib
April 14, 2024

Junior Caminero flexed his home run power in the innings before a late March left hamstring strain sidelined the prized Rays phenom for two weeks. Fittingly, in his first game back from the injured list, MLB's No. 4 overall prospect scorched a three-run homer that proved crucial in Triple-A Durham's

The Road to The Show™: Rays’ Williams

No. 20 overall prospect brings exciting set of tools to key position
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 12, 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 Rays prospect Carson Williams. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Carson Williams is set to take on the upper

Black Barons made Rickwood hallowed ground

Double-A Birmingham will face Montgomery at historic venue
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 22, 2024

When the Double-A Birmingham Barons host the Montgomery Biscuits on June 18 at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field, and when the Giants face the Cardinals there on Juneteenth, the games will be played on hallowed ground. Rickwood Field was originally the home of two franchises. Opened in 1910, it was built for

Speedy Scott, Simpson share bond beyond record

Cardinals, Rays prospects talked frequently during stolen base race
February 20, 2024

Victor Scott II, No. 4 prospect for the Cardinals according to MLB Pipeline, was born to run. Both of his parents were track and field stars. His father is in the Morris Brown College Hall of Fame for the sport. Vic Sr. once lost a race to his son ...

Bowling Green reveals Cavemen identity

Rays High-A affiliate pays tribute to natural wonders of Kentucky
@BensBiz
February 16, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE.

Price was right after act of faith at Vanderbilt

Five-time All-Star went No. 1 overall after storied college career
@allisonmast13
February 12, 2024

It’s January 2005, and David Price is on the cusp of his freshman season at Vanderbilt. But he’s also a few bad games away from quitting baseball and working at a local McDonald’s. “It was a January or February day. There was a big part of him that was going

These 10 hats took the crown in 2023

Minor League clubs create fan favorites with fun, fashion
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 12, 2024

From historic to anthropomorphic, Minor League hats are something else. They can represent the city, the culture, the cuisine, and they look good doing it. For the sixth straight season, MiLB celebrates National Hat Day by looking at some of the top-selling Minor League caps per New Era and MiLBStore.com.

These prospects rebounded in a big way in 2023

A dozen players got their careers back on track with big seasons
December 25, 2023

Some prospects never struggle on their way to the Major Leagues. For example, the first two guys on our Top 100 Prospects list, Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday and Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio, have yet to taste failure in pro ball. They're the exceptions, however. Most prospects face adversity at some

Caminero, Williams display Rays' infield depth

Club's top two prospects headline 2023 Organization All-Stars
@memheller
December 21, 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 Tampa Bay Rays. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Durham: 88-62

Minor League ballparks light up for holidays

Ben's Biz explores how six MiLB clubs are decking the halls
@BensBiz
December 15, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE. At Minor League ballparks all over the country, peanuts and Cracker Jack have

Ben's Biz eats: From Tennessee to Ohio

Nashville, Bowling Green, Louisville, Indianapolis and Columbus
@BensBiz
December 8, 2023

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Ben's Biz eats: Best of the South

A taste of Biloxi, Birmingham, Montgomery and Pensacola
@BensBiz
November 17, 2023

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Ben's Biz: Title winners ranked for '23

Based on how long it had been since they last won a crown
@BensBiz
October 27, 2023

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Who will be MiLB Hitting Prospect of the Year?

O's Holliday, Dodgers' Busch, Rays' Caminero finalists for award
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 24, 2023

The nominations continue. Last week, we announced the three finalists for the MiLB Pitching Prospect of the Year. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to the batters, with three Hitting Prospect of the Year candidates. These finalists were determined by MLB Pipeline staff, which considered many worthy performers from