Rawhide record two outs ... on a double?!
Some might call it your typical, run-of-the-mill, 9-4-2 double play. But it wasn't even that. Single-A Visalia didn't just record two outs on the play, the outs were made on what was officially scored a double and both players were tagged out at home plate. This was special. D-backs' prospects
10 K's, 28 swings-and-misses: G-Rod dominant for Tides
When the Orioles optioned former top prospect Grayson Rodriguez to Triple-A Norfolk in late May after an up-and-down debut, they still believed that he had top-of-the-rotation potential. The electric stuff was there; he just wasn’t able to consistently translate it into success yet. But in his second start back with
With two more homers, there's no stopping Jung
If you looked up “ridiculous” in the dictionary, there’s a good chance that Jace Jung’s June numbers would be part of the definition. To say the top Tigers prospect has been on a tear lately would be an understatement. In eight games this month, Jung is slashing .485/.526/.848 with more
The Martian sends ball into orbit on 5-RBI night
Clear the launch pad, Jasson Domínguez has blasted off. The No. 35 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline drilled an upper-deck home run and a double on Friday night, totaling five RBIs, a regular-season career high. Domínguez's big night led Double-A Somerset in the Patriots' 11-4 win over Hartford. The
Ben's Biz: Getting a taste of the Cider Donuts
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Johnson's Marauders walk-up song a family affair
BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates’ theme when they won the 1979 World Series was ‘We are Family.’ It looks like 2022 first-round pick Termarr Johnson would fit right in. The youngest of four brothers, Johnson brings his older brother to the plate with him every at-bat played at home
Influential owner Dave Elmore passes away
The baseball community mourns the loss of Dave Elmore, a beloved owner and founder of several Minor League teams, who passed away on Wednesday. He was 88. It’s apparent that few embodied the true spirit of Minor League Sports quite like Elmore, who was the founder of the Elmore Sports
Podcast: Whales, trips, Elly, oh my!
Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other
It blew up: Eugene embraces the Exploding Whales
EUGENE, ORE – On March 23, when the Eugene Emeralds announced their Exploding Whales alternate identity, they figured it would create some regional buzz. Those expectations were immediately blown out of the water. The Emeralds, High-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, sold out their first batch of Exploding Whales
Mayer hitting his stride with first Double-A homer
Top-ranked Red Sox prospect Marcelo Mayer found his groove Wednesday night with his first Double-A homer. After slashing .130/.222/.174 in his first six games for Portland, he re-introduced himself as the 55-grade power hitter he is with a deep shot to right off of Guardians prospect Jaime Arias. Before Mayer
What's in a date? For Rome, a pair of no-no's
On June 7, 2005, Braves prospects James Parr and Angelo Burrows combined to throw a no-hitter for the Rome Braves against the Savannah Sand Gnats, a then-Mets affiliate. As fate would have it, exactly 18 years later, Atlanta prospects Daniel Martinez and Luis Vargas combined to no-hit the Hickory Crawdads,
17 and slugging: Storm's Salas swats first homer
Call it a belated birthday present for Ethan Salas, who is doing things on a professional stage at an age when most kids are preparing to graduate high school. Competing in just his sixth game for Single-A Lake Elsinore, baseball's No. 86 overall prospect connected on his first career homer
Delmarv-elous hitting from Young reaches new heights
At the beginning of the season, fluctuating batting averages are common. With minimal at-bats under players’ belts, one hit or out can change an average dramatically. Now two months into the 2023 season, big jumps in average are reserved for those being promoted to a new level or rehabbing in
Comás, on coming out: 'I wanted to be that voice'
It has been a few weeks short of four months since Anderson Comás, a Minor League pitcher in the White Sox organization, announced on his personal Instagram account that he is gay. Aside from some upbeat Instagram stories along the way, Comás, 23, has not spoken of the decision. That
Road to The Show™: Twins’ shortstop prospect Lee
Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Twins prospect Brooks Lee. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. While it seems Brooks Lee’s bat has come back
Draft Picks: Woodpeckers feature special red beer
This is the third in a series of MiLB.com Draft Picks articles about clubs crafting unique and interesting beers for their respective fan bases. Already profiled: Gwinnett's 6-4-3 Pilsner and Spokane's Redband Tangerine Wheat Beer.
DSL Guardians kick off season with 28-run barrage
There is nothing like Opening Day, and the Rookie-level Guardians Blue had one for the ages in the Dominican Summer League on Monday. Cleveland’s DSL affiliate came out of the gate swinging in its inter-organizational opener against the DSL Guardians Red … and swinging, and swinging and swinging. When they
Holliday, Marte headline Players of the Month for May
Minor League Baseball announced the Player and Pitcher of the Month Award winners for May in each of the 11 full season leagues in Major League Baseball’s player development system.
The best of the Guardians' Minor League ballparks
The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some
Big Red Machine! De La Cruz rips 117.3 mph double
Thirty-two balls have been hit at least 116 mph this year at the Major League and Triple-A levels. Seven of those came from Elly De La Cruz's bat. The only other batters to break 116 multiple times this season are: Giancarlo Stanton (4), Jake Burger, Jo Adell and Ronald Acuña
New Mayer of Portland breaks out offensively
Multihit Marcelo Mayer has officially arrived for Double-A Portland. The No. 5 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline smacked his first hit for the Sea Dogs and followed it up with two more, going 3-for-4 in Portland’s 5-4 loss to Somerset. Mayer was promoted on May 30, but didn’t play
The I's have it: Iowa Cubs become Caucuses again
A version of this story originally ran on MiLB.com in 2019, at the time of the I-Cubs' inaugural appearance as the Caucuses. On Sunday, the Iowa Cubs are assuming an identity that checks off all the boxes. The Cubs, a Des Moines-based Pacific Coast League entity, are celebrating their state's