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Skeeters Franchise Officially Acquired by Houston Astros

April 20, 2021

(SUGAR LAND, TX) –The acquisition of the Sugar Land Skeeters by the Houston Astros was today officially approved by the Sugar Land City Council. The acquisition agreement included the Astros and the City of Sugar Land partnering on a lease extension, keeping the Skeeters at Constellation Field through at least

Skeeters Announce Partnership with Chair King Backyard Store

April 8, 2021

(SUGAR LAND, Texas) – The Sugar Land Skeeters today announced a partnership with Chair King Backyard Store to become the “Official Outdoor Furniture Retailer” of the Skeeters. Chair King Backyard Store, a fixture in the Houston community for over 70 years, is entering its very first partnership with a professional

Skeeters Put Flexbooks on Sale for 2021 Season

April 6, 2021

(SUGAR LAND, Texas) – The Sugar Land Skeeters today announced that Flexbooks for the 2021 season are officially on sale. Each Flexbook contains 10 undated ticket vouchers that are valid for any Skeeters home game throughout the 2021 season. Each Flexbook costs $180. Fans buying Flexbooks will be seated in

Astros Announce Skeeters 2021 Coaching Staff

March 29, 2021

(SUGAR LAND, Texas) – The Houston Astros today announced the coaching staff for the Triple-A Sugar Land Skeeters, with Mickey Storey named as the team’s manager. Along with Storey, the Skeeters coaching staff will include pitching coach Erick Abreu, hitting coach Ben Rosenthal, development coach Sean Connole, athletic trainers John

Skeeters Announce Game Times for 2021 Season

March 24, 2021

(SUGAR LAND, Texas) – The Sugar Land Skeeters today announced game times for their full 120-game 2021 schedule, which will be their first as the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The Skeeters open the season on the road with a 7:35 p.m. start on Thursday, May 6, against the

Major League Baseball Announces Experimental Playing Rule for Triple-A Level

March 11, 2021

(SUGAR LAND, TEXAS) – Major League Baseball today announced experimental playing rules across Minor League Baseball, including the Triple-A level, which will affect the Sugar Land Skeeters for the 2021 Triple-A Championship Season. The following playing rule will be in effect across the Triple-A level starting in 2021: TRIPLE-A (LARGER

Skeeters Accepting Season Ticket Deposits for 2021

March 3, 2021

(SUGAR LAND, TEXAS) – The Sugar Land Skeeters today announced they’re accepting deposits for 2021 season tickets. Fans can place themselves at the front of the line for 2021 season tickets by placing a deposit to watch the Skeeters as they embark on their first season as the Houston Astros

Major League Baseball Announces Delay to Start of Triple-A Season

March 3, 2021

(SUGAR LAND, TEXAS) – Major League Baseball has announced that Triple-A teams, including the Sugar Land Skeeters will have their 2021 Triple-A Championship Season delayed by a month. The Skeeters are now set to open their first-ever season as the Houston Astros Triple-A affiliate on May 6, with a six-game

2021 Minor League Baseball Schedule Announced

February 18, 2021

Triple-A Season Scheduled to Begin on Tuesday, April 6th; Double-A, Single-A Scheduled to Start on Tuesday, May 4th Revamped Schedule Benefits Players, Clubs and Fans Major League Baseball announced the 2021 Minor League Baseball (MiLB) schedule in full today, which begins with 20 Triple-A Clubs currently planned to play MiLB

Skeeters Officially Sign Player Development License With Houston Astros

February 12, 2021

SUGAR LAND, Texas – The Houston Astros have officially agreed to Player Development Licenses (PDL) with their minor league affiliates, including with the Sugar Land Skeeters as their Triple-A affiliate. The PDL signed between the Astros and Skeeters guarantees Triple-A baseball will be played in Sugar Land through the 2030

Prasek's Family Smokehouse Lends a Helping Hand to Community

December 15, 2020

Prasek's Family Smokehouse is accustomed to delving out heavy portions of their award-winning sausage and other items to their many patrons. But even they may have outdone themselves in terms of quantity this year. Prasek’s, a proud partner of the Sugar Land Skeeters, served approximately 10,000 soldiers, veterans and families

Prospects in the Astros’ 2020 player pool

Houston bringing plenty of experienced prospects to 60-man roster
July 14, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Astros Prospect Primer: Martes at the top

Right-hander leads group of powerful arms in well-stocked system
March 23, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Francis Martes, RHPAfter years

2020 Draft recap: Houston Astros

Astros maximize overall depth with limited selections
June 24, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. With the 2020 season on hold, the sting of the multiple punishments levied against the Astros from the 2017 sign-stealing scandal didn’t quite take effect until last week’s

State of the System: Houston Astros

Whitley leads developing group of high-potential talent
November 18, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. This year was an unorthodox one, to

A COVID-19 Game Day Readiness & Action Plan

March 24, 2021

General Statement On behalf of the Lake Elsinore Storm, the practices identified below represent practical best efforts to proactively invest and keep our community safe when attending games at the Diamond Stadium of Lake Elsinore. Iin preparation for the 2021 season, the outlined steps and initiatives are intended to preserve

River Bandits 2021 Schedule

February 18, 2021

Davenport, Iowa- The Quad Cities River Bandits have released their 2021 regular season schedule. The team is slated to play a 120-game schedule, with 60 games at home and 60 on the road. The season opens on the road Tuesday, May 4, 2021, against the South Bend Cubs. The River

San Jose Giants Announce 2021 Schedule

60-home game schedule paves hope for fans’ return to Excite Ballpark this Summer
February 18, 2021

San Jose, CA- The San Jose Giants announced today their 2021 schedule including home and road dates as well as opponent matchups. The organization, having just signed a new 10-year Player Development License to remain an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants through the 2031 season, is initially scheduled to

Salt Lake Bees to Continue as Los Angeles Angels Top Affiliate

February 12, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (February 12, 2021) – The Salt Lake Bees have accepted Major League Baseball’s invitation to become a Professional Development League (PDL) license holder. The 10-year agreement will keep the Bees as the Los Angeles Angels Triple-A affiliate through the 2030 season. “It is an honor to continue

San Jose Giants and Sirious Baseball Team Up for Official Youth Baseball Partnership

Bay Area Baseball Organizations to provide new-look Youth camps at Excite Ballpark
February 9, 2021

SAN JOSE, CA– The San Jose Giants have announced today a new strategic, official partnership with local Baseball Company, Sirious Baseball. The two will team up for over 50 dates of Youth/Elite High School Baseball at Excite Ballpark in 2021. “This partnership represents a truly exciting next step for baseball

San Jose Giants Announce 2021 Coaching Staff 

2021 Field staff highlighted by the return of all-time winningest Manager Lenn Sakata
February 8, 2021

San Jose, CA- The San Jose Giants announced their 2021 coaching staff with Lenn Sakata returning as the team’s Manager. Sakata, who last managed San Jose back in 2014, had his #14 retired by the organization in 2019 in recognition of his California League Hall of Fame career. Sakata has

Season on the rocks results in neat Kentucky baseball partnership

January 5, 2021

By Benjamin Hill @BensBiz September 10, 2020 Brandon Phillips is a member of the Lexington Legends. Ordinarily, this would sound absurd, and perhaps it still does. What set of circumstances would lead a 39-year-old Cincinnati Reds icon with more than 2,000 hits at the Major League level to come out

San Jose Giants General Manager Announces Retirement

December 16, 2020

SAN JOSE, CA – The San Jose Giants announced today the retirement of longtime General Manager, Mark Wilson. Wilson retires after concluding his 38th year with the organization, including 30 as the team’s General Manager. During his tenure, Wilson stacked up both personal and organizational accolades and retires as a

San Jose Announced as Giants’ Class A Affiliate

December 9, 2020

SAN JOSE, CA– Earlier today, the San Francisco Giants announced a new Minor League Affiliation Structure extending invites to four teams to join their player development system. “It’s a privilege to extend invitations to the four communities in Sacramento, Richmond, Eugene and San Jose to become our affiliates under Major

2020 Giants in the Community Report

Annual report highlights organization’s impact in the San Jose community
November 24, 2020

SAN JOSE, CA– The San Jose Giants released today their 2020 Community Report. In unprecedented circumstances, this year’s report highlights the organization’s creative success and community involvement throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in 166 events despite the absence of baseball. “As we look towards brighter days and the return