SAL notes: Howlett takes hold of opportunity

No. 14 Red Sox prospect showing his potential as late-round pick

Selected in the 21st round in 2018, Brandon Howlett is hitting .252 with five homers and 17 doubles in 79 games. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Bill Ballew | July 19, 2019 11:43 AM ET

A 21st-round pick in 2018, Greenville third baseman Brandon Howlett has gotten off to a solid start in the pros and remains confident with his decision to sign with the Red Sox out of high school.

Bill Ballew is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Webb returns to Augusta, puts up five zeros

Giants No. 4 prospect wraps up rehab start with three strikeouts

Logan Webb has struck out at least four batters in all seven of his starts this season. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | July 17, 2019 10:31 PM ET

Working his way back from suspension, fourth-ranked Giants prospect Logan Webb gave up two hits over five scoreless innings as Class A Augusta beat Charleston, 4-2, on Wednesday.

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Schmidt goes the distance for Asheville

Rockies prospect throws just 98 pitches in two-hit shutout

Colten Schmidt's 1.95 ERA is the best in the South Atlantic League. (Asheville Tourists)

By Jordan Wolf | July 17, 2019 4:51 PM ET

Colten Schmidt needed just 98 pitches to toss a nine-inning shutout Wednesday, striking out three and allowing just two hits in Class A Asheville's 4-0 win over Greenville.

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Drive's Bello cruises to 13 strikeouts

Red Sox No. 23 prospect sets career high, posts six zeros

Brayan Bello topped his previous season high of eight strikeouts on May 23 at Columbia. (Gwinn Davis/Greenville Drive)

By Joe Bloss | July 13, 2019 10:33 PM ET

Red Sox No. 23 prospect Brayan Bello recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts over six scoreless frames before Class A Greenville posted a 6-2, 10-inning triumph over Lexington on Saturday.

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A five-star evening for 'Helen McGuckin'

RiverDogs dedicate night to unimpressed internet reviewer

The Charleston RiverDogs' Helen McGuckin Night was motivated by a two-star Google Review. (Emma Dau/Charleston RiverDogs)

By Benjamin Hill | July 11, 2019 10:33 AM ET

Last year, the Charleston RiverDogs received a poor online review from a woman named Helen McGuckin. On July 9, they tried their best to change her mind.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Rome to host 2020 South Atlantic League All-Star Game

Rome, State Mutual Stadium to welcome league's best for the second time

July 10, 2019 3:54 PM ET

The Rome Braves, in conjunction with the South Atlantic League, are excited to announce that Rome will host the 2020 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at State Mutual Stadium on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Specific events surrounding the vast celebration along with specific dates and times will be announced at a later date.

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Wilson stellar again for Shorebirds

Orioles prospect fans 11 in seven innings of two-hit ball

Ryan Wilson has notched 35 strikeouts over 31 innings in his last five starts. (Patrick Cavey/Delmarva Shorebirds)

By Duane Cross | July 9, 2019 11:04 PM ET

Orioles prospect Ryan Wilson recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts and allowed two hits across seven innings as Class A Delmarva blanked West Virginia, 9-0, on Tuesday.

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SAL notes: Legends' Tiedemann on the call

Second-year Lexington broadcaster on firm footing behind mic

Emma Tiedemann called the Legends 2018 championship season and 2019 first-half title run. (Lexington Legends)

By Bill Ballew | July 5, 2019 10:59 AM ET

Emma Tiedemann was overwhelmed with media attention in her first season as broadcaster for the Class A Lexington Legends last year, and she's back in the booth and loving the grind in 2019.

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Szapucki helps Fireflies flirt with no-hitter

Mets No. 8 prospect strikes out four in longest start of season

In 2016, his last healthy season, Thomas Szapucki was 4-3 with a 1.38 ERA in nine starts across two levels. (Columbia Fireflies)

By Brian Stultz | June 28, 2019 10:05 PM ET

Mets No. 8 prospect Thomas Szapucki struck out four over four innings and Class A Columbia came within two outs of a no-hitter in a 4-0 blanking of Hickory on Friday.

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Rodriguez shines in Shorebirds' shutout

Top Orioles prospect allows one hit, fans six over five innings

Grayson Rodriguez hasn't allowed more than one earned run in nine of his 11 starts this season. (Joey Gardner/FotoJoe)

By Brian Stultz | June 25, 2019 9:32 PM ET

Top Baltimore Orioles prospect Grayson Rodriguez allowed one hit while striking out six over five innings as Class A Delmarva blanked Lakewood, 5-0, on Tuesday night.

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