Guardians' Manzardo, DeLauter building bond
Two of Cleveland's top prospects made dynamic tandem this fall
The Arizona Fall League is a stage on which the game’s top prospects can not only hone their skills in preparation for the next level, but can also make up for lost time. That’s been the case for Kyle Manzardo and Chase DeLauter, two top Guardians prospects who didn’t share
Clippers gameday mainstay got his start in '67
Marvin Dill began his journey with the Columbus Jets 56 years ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If you’ve attended a Minor League Baseball game in Columbus, Ohio, at any point over the last 56 years, then one thing is almost certain: Marvin Dill was there in the ballpark with you.
In 1967, Dill began working for the Columbus Jets, assisting in the visitors'
DeLauter, Rodriguez headline Guardians' Organization All-Stars
The outfield duo lead the pack with sights set on Cleveland
Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Cleveland Guardians.
2023 organization summary:
Triple-A Columbus: 68-79
Ben's Biz: Last stop, a breezy day with the Clippers
The road (trip) ends on a Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio
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The Road to The Show™: Guardians’ Manzardo
No. 58 overall prospect finds power, consistency following trade
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 Guardians’ second-ranked prospect Kyle Manzardo. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.
It took a little while for Kyle Manzardo to
Manzardo mashes first Clippers clout
No. 2 Guardians prospect takes a southpaw deep at Triple-A
For the first time since joining the Guardians' organization, Kyle Manzardo got a chance to show off the impactful power that's been part of his calling card in the Minors.
MLB Pipeline's No. 58 overall prospect (Guardians' No. 2) hit his first home run with Triple-A Columbus in the sixth
RubberDucks inspired by pediatric cancer night
Annual tribute inclues patient-designed jersey, 'Home Run for Life'
Designing a baseball jersey is one of the things Minor League teams often treasure. But Double-A Akron takes that concept to the next level during its tribute to pediatric cancer patients and their families.
The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Celebration, an annual tradition as long
Jim Clark calls 3,500th game for RubberDucks
Akron broadcaster has started every game for past 30 seasons
“Hello baseball fans everywhere."
Double-A Akron RubberDucks broadcaster Jim Clark has started every game for the past 30 seasons with those four words. They serve as a tribute to longtime Cleveland broadcaster Jimmy Dudley, as well as evidence that Clark’s childhood dream has come true.
“As a kid, probably age
Blind broadcaster Wylie joins Captains booth
Pursuing dream, local teen enjoying time with Guardians affiliate
This article is based on an interview with broadcaster Allan Wylie and Lake County Captains broadcast director Cole Liggett, for MiLB.com's "Show Before the Show" podcast. Listen to the full interview HERE. Wylie will be in the Lake County broadcast booth for three more games, Aug. 15-17, vs. the Peoria
DSL Guardians kick off season with 28-run barrage
Rookie-level squad rolls on Opening Day with 13-run frame, 24 hits
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
The best of the Guardians' Minor League ballparks
Prospects explore Virginia, get to know Ohio en route to Cleveland
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
Certified fresh: The RubberDucks of Akron
"All Out 90s" night celebrated in front of packed house
Now this is a story all about how the Akron RubberDucks were flipped-turned upside down, so please take a minute and sit right there and I’ll tell you how Akron honored “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
On Saturday night, Double-A Akron hosted “All Out 90s” night with a special appearance
Women thrive in front offices: ‘We just do the job’
Across all levels, nine women have general manager roles in 2023
Kristin Call’s approach to her job as Single-A Myrtle Beach general manager is relatable to the ethos of Minor League Baseball.
“Everybody in this industry has somebody that they can influence,” Call said. “We've had [seasonal employees] that we've been trying to coach up. … ‘How can we best prepare
Naylor's two-homer night the wind in Clippers' sails
No. 4 Guardians prospect rips 2nd homer 452 ft. in comeback win
Triple-A Columbus was down 9-2 during the top of the sixth Saturday with Andrew Abbott, the Minors' strikeout leader, on the mound. With a 1-1 count with two on, Guardians No. 4 prospect (MLB No. 54) Bo Naylor swung at a high pitch.
And it just kept going.
Can't touch this: Williams unhittable for Akron
Guardians' No. 2 prospect strikes out eight across five frames
Some might have considered Gavin Williams unhittable in the early going this season.
That was an exaggeration coming into Thursday night's game. But it wasn't after the No. 37 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline didn't allow a hit while striking out eight and walking one over five innings in
The Road to The Show™: Guardians’ Bibee
No. 65 prospect earning attention in pitching-rich system
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 fifth-ranked Guardians prospect Tanner Bibee. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.
Finding a way to stand out in the Guardians’
Williams, Valera provide Cleveland starpower
Young Guardians proving to be up to the challenge at higher levels
Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Cleveland Guardians.
A groundout that must be seen to believed
Cleveland farmhand delivers a highlight-reel at-bat for Columbus
Let's just say Ernie Clement is not a name earthworms and other dirt-loving creatures will speak fondly of. The play will go down as a "2-unassisted putout" in the scorebook, but his first at-bat groundout was anything but normal in Triple-A Columbus' 4-0 loss to Toledo.
Leading off the home
The Road to The Show™: Guardians' Valera
No. 33 overall prospect finally able to put full talents on display
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 Guardians No. 2 prospect George Valera. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.
Although it’s been five years since he first
Prospect Q&A: Guardians catcher Naylor
2018 first-rounder on finding consistency in turnaround season
In his second season with Double-A Akron, Bo Naylor seems to have turned a corner.
The Guardians’ No. 15 prospect has shown a vast improvement in just about every aspect of his offensive game while remaining a terrific contributor behind the plate and working with one of the better rotations
The Show Before the Show: Episode 356
Guardians' Allen discusses Double-A return, road to Cleveland
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
Scouting report: Guardians righty Williams
Patience seems to be paying off for Cleveland’s No. 7 prospect
MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at seventh-ranked Guardians prospect Gavin Williams.
It took four years of college ball for Gavin Williams to fit his new mold and only
Allen, Curry ready for changing of the guard
Deep, well-balanced system poised to usher new era in Cleveland
Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.
Cleveland experienced something of a transition year after trading one of its franchise
Copa de la Diversión an instant hit in new markets
Clubs flourish in first foray into MiLB’s Hispanic-outreach initiative
For the three clubs that debuted new identities in Copa de la Diversión this season, the success of the initiative was built upon the program’s core concept of community outreach.
Minor League Baseball’s celebration of the Latinx community set records in participation and attendance that already figure to be broken
Naylor's walk-off secures Finals sweep for Akron
Cleveland's No. 6 prospect leads way to Double-A Northeast title
Bottom of the ninth. Bases loaded. Two outs. Game tied. The moment couldn’t have been any better scripted for Bo Naylor.