Brewers' Hiura gets Spring Training invite

No. 30 overall prospect was Organization All-Star, AFL MVP

Keston Hiura was named Player of the Month for May in the Carolina League after hitting .377. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | January 16, 2019 7:37 PM ET

Top-ranked Milwaukee Brewers prospect Keston Hiura was given a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training with eight other prospects in the system.

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Fearless Alamo charging ahead on diamond

Cubs infielder thriving after choosing baseball over bullfighting

Tyler Alamo posted a .250/.294/.313 slash line and a .607 OPS in five Southern League games. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | January 16, 2019 10:02 AM ET

Chicago Cubs infielder Tyler Alamo's father was a bullfighter father and he thought about following in his footsteps. Lessons from the ring help him in baseball.

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2019 Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies

Jimenez ready to bash as White Sox make turn toward contention

Eloy Jimenez has hit 65 home runs over five seasons in the Minor Leagues. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Sam Dykstra | January 15, 2019 10:01 AM ET

Eloy Jimenez is ready to take his special bat to the Major Leagues, and that could be a big reason why the White Sox are trying to make moves toward contention this offseason.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Behind the threads: Top hats show trends

Popular lids from 2018 spotlight creative side of Minor Leagues

By Chris Bumbaca | January 15, 2019 8:58 AM ET

Minor League Baseball is known for its fun-loving embrace of the game and its appreciation toward fans. The results of the best-selling hats from 2018 maintain that stance.

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Ball getting new life as two-way prospect

Red Sox lefty sorting out mound woes, shifts emphasis to hitting

Trey Ball posted a 7.58 ERA over 65 1/3 innings in his first season as a reliever in 2018. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | January 14, 2019 11:12 AM ET

Boston Red Sox prospect Trey Ball is working to become a two-way player following five tumultuous seasons on the mound.

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Tatis leading Estrellas in title chase

San Diego's No. 1 prospect continues winter ball dominance

Fernando Tatis Jr. is trying to lead Orientales to its first Dominican Republic Winter League title since 1968. (Shawn E. Davis/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | January 13, 2019 6:47 PM ET

Another monster home run put Fernando Tatis Jr. on highlight reels as he led the latest recap of top performers in winter ball postseason play.

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Tigers' Soto lands on suspended list

14th-ranked prospect to sit out first 20 games of '19 season

Gregory Soto posted a 4.45 ERA in 23 Florida State League starts last season. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | January 11, 2019 6:15 PM ET

Left-hander Gregory Soto, the Tigers' 14th-ranked prospect, was suspended 20 games by Major League Baseball on Friday for conduct detrimental to the game.

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Jays pick up Brito, Sopko for Martin

Dodgers send two prospects to Toronto for veteran catcher

Ronny Brito and Andrew Sopko each join their second organization in Toronto. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography, Shane Roper/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 11, 2019 3:25 PM ET

The Blue Jays acquired prospects Ronny Brito and Andrew Sopko from the Dodgers in exchange for Major League catcher Russell Martin, the teams announced Friday.

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Toolshed: Vientos building up to big time

Mets prospect preparing for full season after showing solid bat

Mark Vientos has produced an .804 career OPS over two seasons in the Minor Leagues. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 11, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Mark Vientos may have been drafted young at 17, but after two seasons in the Minors, the Mets prospect has already laid the building blocks to be the next offensive star in the farm system.

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 191

Dodgers' Lux discusses 2018 breakout season, Wisconsin roots

January 10, 2019 4:47 PM ET

Dodgers prospect Gavin Lux joins the Minor League Baseball podcast to talk about his breakout 2018 season while Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra look at 2019 prospect projections.

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