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Blue Wahoos win Promo of Month for May

Blue Wahoos earn Promo of the Month for Airbnb listing
June 15, 2020

It’s a common activity for people everywhere: finding a home online and imagining what life would be like living at someone else’s place. These days, through rental services like Airbnb, you can spend a night at some of those beautiful and awe-inspiring dwellings, trading in the traditional hotel experience for

Biscuits' burger contest a bang for community

Rays' Double-A affiliate helps raise money for local charities
@brianjstultz
June 10, 2020

If you had two of the region's top five burger chefs at your disposal, what would you do? That was the pleasant problem facing Montgomery Biscuits general manager Mike Murphy. With the Southern League team’s season on hold, Murphy reached out to a community partner for suggestions on how to

The Road to The Show™: Royce Lewis

Top overall pick in '17 Draft making climb to Minnesota
@tylermaun
June 8, 2020

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 shortstop Royce Lewis: First round, first pick. On June 12, 2017, the Twins put Royce Lewis in exclusive company as a

Watson, Wahoos disc golf all aces in Pensacola

Golfer builds course to provide outdoor activity for community
@brianjstultz
May 27, 2020

With Pensacola's Blue Wahoos Stadium remaining mostly vacant during the pandemic, team president Jonathan Griffith was searching for some way, any way, to use the facility. He decided to reach out to a familiar name: Bubba Watson. "It was one of those things that for us is what can we

Did you know? Southern League edition

Ten unique facts about the Double-A circuit, one for each team
@BensBiz
May 26, 2020

When it comes to size, scope and longevity, few, if any, sporting bodies can rival Minor League Baseball. With 160 teams in nearly as many markets, there are innumerable nooks and crannies to explore. This marks the fourth installment in a series dedicated to such explorations, providing one unique, weird,

Chattanooga saw future with iconic logo change

Addition of Lookouts' eyes sparked creativity wave across Minors
April 30, 2020

With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com takes a look at the flip side. This spring and summer, we will be profiling teams with some of the longest continually used nicknames in each league. Next up: the Southern

Report: Twins' top trio assigned to Minors

Lewis, Kirilloff, Larnach all produced in Grapefruit League play
March 28, 2020

Just before Major League Baseball begins a roster freeze amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the top three prospects in the Twins system were reshuffled.Royce Lewis, MLB.com's ninth-ranked overall prospect, No. 32 Alex Kirilloff and No. 81 Trevor Larnach were assigned to Minor League camp, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday. The pause in

Toolshed: Twins' Larnach cleared for launch

No. 81 overall prospect is preparing to power up in third season
February 7, 2020

The Twins set a Major League single-season record with 307 home runs in 2019, outdoing the previous record (set by the Yankees one year earlier) by 40. Minnesota's full-season Minor League affiliates collectively hit exactly 500 homers, eighth-most among the 30 farm systems and the tops by an organization without

Trash Pandas exceed canned expectations

Southern League team capitalizing on Major League mentality
February 5, 2020

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The T-minus countdown to launch of the 2020 Minor League Baseball season is not raising beads of sweat on the brows of the Rocket City Trash Pandas. Everyone -- from front-office executives to retail merchandise salespeople -- is ready to play ball.In NASA jargon, the franchise's launch

Adell, Marsh heading back to Angels camp

Top 100 outfield prospects lead group of 19 non-roster invitees
January 31, 2020

A preview of the Angels' outfield of the future could be on display when Cactus League games start in three weeks.Los Angeles on Friday extended Spring Training invitations to 19 non-roster players, including top prospects Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh. It will be the second year in a row the

Reds invite Lodolo, India to big league camp

Top prospects, former No. 1 picks among 16 non-roster invitees
January 10, 2020

Nick Lodolo and Jonathan India both have had solid starts to their careers since being selected in the first round of the Draft in back-to-back years. Now they're sharing the chance to showcase their skills on the top stage for the first time.The Top 100 prospects earned their first invitations to

Jacksonville adds up promo puzzle pieces

Chapter 2: Jumbo Shrimp packing schedule, picking giveaways
January 9, 2020

This is the second article in a multi-part series detailing the evolution of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp's 2020 promotions schedule. To read the first installment, click here. Jacksonville's Minor League team is the Jumbo Shrimp and they are, as such, invertebrates. Nonetheless, they've given their promo schedule a backbone.That backbone, per

Twins' Costello found dead in New Zealand

Infield prospect was set to play in Australian Baseball League
November 18, 2019

Minnesota Twins infield prospect Ryan Costello died overnight in Auckland, New Zealand, his Australian Baseball League team announced early Monday. He was 23.

D-backs' Varsho sidelined with ankle sprain

Arizona's No. 5 prospect suffered injury in Premier12 tournament
November 14, 2019

Daulton Varsho will miss time at the Premier12 tournament with an ankle injury, but it appears he's avoided serious damage. The fifth-ranked D-backs prospect suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain and is expected to be in a walking boot for two weeks, Arizona general manager Mike Hazen told reporters Thursday. Varsho

Larnach caps season with Twins' honor

No. 78 overall prospect starred at two levels in first full season
September 29, 2019

Trevor Larnach burned his way through two Minor League levels in his first full professional season, capturing midseason and end-of-season All-Star recognition as well as the Florida State League's MVP award. With the campaign in the books, he added to his haul Sunday.The Twins named MLB.com's No. 78 overall prospect their 2019

Marlins name Sanchez Pitcher of the Year

No. 23 overall prospect went 8-4 with 2.53 ERA at Double-A
September 21, 2019

The Marlins seem to have a bright future on the moundSixto Sanchez, the organization's top prospect, has been named its Minor League Pitcher of the Year and MVP for Double-A Jacksonville after going 8-4 with a 2.53 ERA and 97 strikeouts over 103 innings in 18 starts for the Jumbo

Generals command Southern League again

Vargas helps Jackson wrap up third championship in four years
September 15, 2019

Double-A Jackson manager Blake Lalli was satisfied after one inning. He had watched Emilio Vargas give up a run and his offense fire back with five. He knew many of his players had shown up for Spring Training sometime in January, and some eight months later, "really, really wanted it.""I

Gatewood helps Biloxi stave off elimination

Brewers prospect homers as Shuckers force SL Finals Game 5
September 14, 2019

Jake Gatewood has been an important presence in Double-A Biloxi's lineup throughout the Southern League playoffs, and he came through again Saturday night. The Brewers prospect launched his fourth home run of the postseason to lead the Shuckers to a 4-2 victory over the Generals at the Ballpark at Jackson to

Varsho lifts Generals to brink of title

D-backs No. 5 prospect posts two hits, RBI in Game 3
September 13, 2019

Regardless of where he is on the field, Daulton Varsho is looking forward to celebrating a championship.After Friday night, he may not have to wait much longer.The fifth-ranked D-backs prospect had two hits, drove in one run and scored another as Jackson blanked Biloxi, 2-0, in Game 3 of the

DeLuzio sparks Generals to Game 2 win

Four-run ninth evens Southern League Championship Series
September 11, 2019

With one swing of the bat on Wednesday night, Ben DeLuzio went from zero to hero.After striking out in his first four at-bats, the D-backs prospect delivered a go-ahead double as Jackson scored four times in the ninth inning to beat Biloxi, 6-2, and square the best-of-5 Southern League Finals

Shuckers' Aviles goes 5-for-5 in Game 1

Brewers prospect homers, scores four times in Southern Finals
September 10, 2019

Luis Aviles Jr. was with Double-A Biloxi last season when the Shuckers fell in four games to Jackson in the Southern League Championship Series. With an extra year's worth of experience under his belt, he's taking charge in avenging that defeat.The Brewers prospect went 5-for-5 with a homer and four

Hinojosa leads Shuckers back to Finals

Brewers prospect rips go-ahead double as part of four-RBI night
September 8, 2019

It's déjà vu all over again in the Southern League.C.J. Hinojosa stroked a go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning and finished with four RBIs to lead Double-A Biloxi over Pensacola, 8-4, and into the Finals for the second straight season. The Shuckers trailed, 4-3, entering their

Generals return to Southern League Finals

Jackson reaches third Championship Series in last four years
September 7, 2019

Getting shut out in Game 1 of a best-of-5 playoff series can be deflating, but after Blake Lalli's Jackson team dropped its first postseason contest to Montgomery, the manager heard optimistic and determined phrases bouncing around the clubhouse.With a 6-5 win that ended with the tying run on third base,

Kirilloff homers again, keeps Wahoos alive

Twins No. 2 prospect goes deep in third straight playoff game
September 6, 2019

Alex Kirilloff is doing everything he can to keep Double-A Pensacola alive.As he had in each of the first two games of the best-of-5 Southern League semifinals, the second-ranked Twins prospect homered Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. This time, though, it helped earn a 3-2 win over Biloxi at