Padres' Green: Chances 'real' for Tatis, Urias

Two of top four prospects almost ready to pair up in big leagues

Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias are two of MLB.com's top 27 overall prospects. (Shawn E. Davis and Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | December 12, 2018 8:35 PM ET

Speaking from the Winter Meetings San Diego Padres manager Andy Green is excited to pair up Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias in the middle of the infield soon.

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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Baines, Smith took specialized trips to Hall

Newest members changed courses to Cooperstown in Minors

Harold Baines and Lee Smith will likely represent the two Chicago clubs at the Hall of Fame induction next July. (John Locher/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | December 10, 2018 8:41 PM ET

Harold Baines and Lee Smith were drafted as an outfielder and a starting pitcher respectively. They'll enter the Baseball Hall of Fame as a designated hitter and reliever.

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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Sod Poodles burrow into Texas Panhandle

Amarillo's Double-A team unveils prairie dog-themed name, logos

Amarillo's new Double-A Texas League team will be known as the Sod Poodles, a slang term for a prairie dog.

By Benjamin Hill | November 13, 2018 2:39 PM ET

On Tuesday, after months of speculation, the Padres' new Double-A team revealed its name and logos. It's time to say hello to the Sod Poodles.

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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Trick shot, score: Frisco nets a MiLBY

RoughRiders' 'Dude Perfect Night' voted Promo of the Year

The RoughRiders' "Dude Perfect Night," attended by the trick-shot collective, nailed the 2018 Promo of the Year MiLBY Award.

By Benjamin Hill | October 30, 2018 10:16 AM ET

July's "Dude Perfect Night" set the Texas Rangers' Double-A affiliate's single-game attendance record. The salute to local trick-shot artists garnered a MiLBY in the process

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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Frisco's walk-off winner earns photo MiLBY

Epes' image of Andrus' ice bucket celebration voted year's best

Rehabbing Elvis Andrus gives Frisco's Josh Morgan a taste of big league life after a walk-off homer June 15. (Caitlyn Epes/Frisco RoughRiders)

By Danny Wild | October 30, 2018 10:15 AM ET

Caitlyn Epes' photo of Rangers prospect Josh Morgan enjoying an ice bath from Elvis Andrus after a walk-off homer this June was voted the MiLBY Photo of the Year for 2018.

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Bolt caps breakout year with AFL stint

A's No. 30 prospect looks to maintain consistency with Solar Sox

Skye Bolt put together his best pro season in 2018, hitting 19 homers and stealing 19 bases. (Shawn E. Davis/MiLB.com)

By Vincent Lara-Cinisomo | October 12, 2018 10:32 AM ET

After an aggressive approach and increased strength led to his best season as a pro, Athletics prospect Skye Bolt his ready to shine with the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.

Vince Lara-Cinisomo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @vincelara. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Toolshed: Paddack's FIP helps pad resume

Now healthy, Padres No. 5 prospect dominated in whiffs, walks

Chris Paddack struck out 35.2 percent of the batters he faced across two leagues. (Rey Holguin/San Antonio Missions)

By Sam Dykstra | September 26, 2018 10:03 AM ET

Padres No. 5 prospect Chris Paddack posted the best FIP among Top-100 prospects by dominating in terms of strikeouts and walks two years after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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Tigers hope Shore roars in new system

Detroit lands right-hander from Oakland as part of Fiers deal

Logan Shore was a combined 3-6 with a 4.45 ERA in 17 starts with Class A Advanced Stockton and Double-A Midland. (Ben Sandstrom/MiLB.com)

By Vincent Lara-Cinisomo | September 19, 2018 8:05 PM ET

The Detroit Tigers acquired right-handed pitching prospect Logan Shore from the Oakland Athletics as the player to be named in the Aug. 6 trade for right-hander Mike Fiers.

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Drillers end Texas League title drought

Lux homers on first pitch, helps Tulsa cap three-game sweep

The Drillers won their last Texas League championship 20 years ago this week. (Tim Campbell/MiLB.com)

By Kyle Ringo | September 15, 2018 12:49 AM ET

Dodgers No. 6 prospect Gavin Lux homered on the game's first pitch and Tulsa went on to a 5-2 victory over San Antonio, winning its first Texas League championship since 1998.

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Drillers walk off again in Game 2

Jackson scores on wild pitch for commanding Texas Finals lead

Drew Jackson begins his celebration after scoring the winning run in Game 2 of the Texas League Finals. (Evan Brown/Tulsa Drillers)

By Tyler Maun | September 13, 2018 1:10 AM ET

Dodgers No. 19 prospect Drew Jackson scored on a wild pitch as Tulsa posted its second straight walk-off win, 6-5 over San Antonio, to grab a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 Texas League Finals.

Tyler Maun is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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