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A grand entrance for RockHounds' Wilson

Top A's prospect introduces himself in style with go-ahead slam
@JoeTrezz
April 12, 2024

"Jacob Wilson, how do you do?!” That was the greeting from longtime Double-A Midland broadcaster Bob Hards to the A’s top prospect late Thursday night over the airwaves from Momentum Bank Ballpark. A fitting intro, given how Wilson had just introduced himself to the team in grand style.

Indy's ace in the hole: Skenes on top of his game

Top Pirates prospect whiffs six in second straight scoreless start
@JoeTrezz
April 5, 2024

If you thought Paul Skenes' starts were appointment viewing last year, when he reached Double-A after being the top overall pick in the Draft by the Pirates, you would be right. But this year, every time the Pirates' top prospect takes the mound, it’s even more of a must-see experience.

Party on! Pensacola celebrates Monterrey series

Marlins affiliate, Mexican team reach out to community together
@JoeTrezz
April 3, 2024

Technically, the Minor League season at non-Triple-A affiliates doesn’t begin until Friday. But at Double-A Pensacola, things got off to a bright and colorful start.

Mets' Gilbert, Acuña rocket back-to-back homers

N.Y.'s No. 2, 3 prospects hit first Triple-A homers consecutively
@JoeTrezz
March 29, 2024

The future is bright in Flushing largely because the Mets’ farm system is deeper and more robust than it’s been in a long time. And once the 2024 Triple-A season opened Friday, two of their top prospects didn’t waste any time proving that point. The future was plain to see

Tipping the cap for rebrands, alternate identities

New 2024 headwear expands fan horizons in Minor League ball
@JoeTrezz
March 25, 2024

Minor League Baseball is all about fun, and that extends to team logos and on-field caps. A few MiLB clubs have rebranded or revealed new looks for their primary uniforms. Many, in keeping with the freewheeling spirit of the Minors, will be adopting creative alter-ego identities at various points throughout

Holliday, Mayo highlight baseball's best-ranked system

Baltimore's top prospects look to keep the Orioles soaring
@JoeTrezz
November 16, 2023

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 Baltimore Orioles.

Guardians' Manzardo, DeLauter building bond

Two of Cleveland's top prospects made dynamic tandem this fall
@JoeTrezz
November 9, 2023

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

Two top prospects headline Blue Jays Org. All-Stars

Tiedemann, Martinez excelled to reach Triple-A Buffalo this season
@JoeTrezz
November 8, 2023

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 Toronto Blue Jays. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Buffalo: 76-72

De La Cruz leads Reds' Organization All-Stars

McClain among quartet of graduates helping turn the page in Cincy
@JoeTrezz
November 2, 2023

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 Cincinnati Reds. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Louisville: 75-73 Double-A

The finalists for the inaugural MiLB Awards Show

Winners to be announced Oct. 2 as part of MLB Network showcase
@JoeTrezz
September 27, 2023

The 2023 Minor League season was one for the books. Now it’s time to hand out some hardware. Tune in at 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 2 as MLB Network showcases the best of what Minor League Baseball has to offer with the inaugural MiLB Awards Show. The first-of-its-kind hour-long

The 2023 Double-A All-Stars and award winners

Yankees' Domínguez, Rays' Caminero made debuts in The Show
@JoeTrezz
September 26, 2023

As summer ebbs into fall, Minor League Baseball has started to reveal its end-of-season award winners and All-Star teams. Last week it was the three Single-A and High-A circuits. Now it's time to reveal this year's Double-A honors, as voted on by league managers. In the Eastern League, Baltimore's Coby

Shuckers' Misiorowski brings the heat, fans 12

Top Brewers prospect posts six zeros in his fifth Double-A start
@JoeTrezz
August 16, 2023

The Brewers knew when they plucked Jacob Misiorowski in the second round and gave him the biggest bonus in their 2022 Draft class, that the upside junior college righty had the potential to dominate. Now, a little more than a year since his drafting, Misiorowski is already at Double-A Biloxi

Schanuel coming as advertised for Trash Pandas

Three weeks after Draft, Angels first-rounder mashing at Double-A
@JoeTrezz
July 30, 2023

When the Angels drafted Nolan Schanuel with the 11th overall pick in this month’s 2023 MLB Draft, the organization hoped the slugging first baseman would rise quickly through its Minor League system. It was a match seemingly made for such an ascent: come Draft day, many felt Schanuel’s polished bat

Jace Jung's bat acclimating quickly to Erie

MLB's No. 57 prospect homers twice in sixth Double-A game
@JoeTrezz
July 30, 2023

Jace Jung is making this Double-A thing look easy. The Tigers’ No. 2 prospect has only been at the level less than a week, but he’s been flexing his power ever since arriving at Detroit’s Double-A affiliate Erie on July 25. The latest example came Sunday, when Jung belted two

Tiedemann dominates in rehab return to Dunedin

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect sharp with six K's at Single-A
@JoeTrezz
July 29, 2023

When he’s healthy, there aren’t many more dominant pitching prospects than Ricky Tiedemann, who made four starts at Double-A New Hampshire earlier this season before missing two months with a biceps issue. The good news for the Blue Jays and their No. 1 prospect per MLB Pipeline? If Tiedemann’s rehab

DSL Red Sox no-hit themselves, well, sort of

Boston's DSL Blue squad twirls gem against DSL Red team
@JoeTrezz
July 7, 2023

When you play in a league with more than one team from your organization, every head-to-head matchup comes with bragging rights. The Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Red Sox Blue commandeered them on Thursday in pretty remarkable fashion – no-hitting organizational counterpart Red Sox Red in a 1-0 victory. That’s right:

With 12 more K's, Grayson rocks and rolls for Tides

Orioles right-hander sporting 1.54 ERA in six starts back at Norfolk
@JoeTrezz
July 5, 2023

Grayson Rodriguez didn’t let his struggles at the big league level carry over back to Triple-A when he returned to the level in early June. A month later, the Orioles former top prospect looks like he’s knocking down the big league door once again. Rodriguez turned in another gem Tuesday,

Renegades' Thorpe brings the heat in 12-K start

No. 6 Yankees prospect runs scoreless streak to 17 2/3 innings
@JoeTrezz
June 11, 2023

Even with Anthony Volpe recently graduated, the Yankees’ farm system right now is known for its position player talent, with top-ranked prospect Jasson Domínguez headlining a crop whose five best-rated prospects per MLB Pipeline are exciting young hitters. But the system has some arms, too. That’s becoming super obvious at

San Jose's two-way sensation swats first pro homer

No. 9 Giants prospect Crawford showcases tantalizing potential
@JoeTrezz
June 10, 2023

Coming out of the 2022 Draft, perhaps no prospect offered as much intrigue and upside as Reggie Crawford, a two-way player from the University of Connecticut who was recovering from major injury when the Giants snagged him with the last pick of the first round, signing him for a slightly

DSL Guardians kick off season with 28-run barrage

Rookie-level squad rolls on Opening Day with 13-run frame, 24 hits
@JoeTrezz
June 5, 2023

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

Elly's massive May rolls on with two-homer night

MLB's No. 4 prospect socks two more homers, has nine this month
@JoeTrezz
May 26, 2023

Reds fans far and wide entered 2023 envisioning the day when top prospect Elly De La Cruz would reach Cincinnati. That day might be rapidly approaching. It’s hard to find a hitter hotter than De La Cruz, the fourth-ranked prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, who has spent the month

Lee's 6 hits key Space Cowboys' sonic boom

Astros prospects León, Dirden also go deep in 8-HR, 24-run rout
@JoeTrezz
May 7, 2023

To remember a day like he had at the plate on Sunday, Korey Lee said he needs to think back "probably to Little League or high school, or something like that." When they happen at this level, they're hard to forget. "Just from a hitting standpoint, (today) was probably the

Pelicans' Horton dials up dominance in second start

Fourth-ranked Cubs prospect fans seven over four hitless frames
@JoeTrezz
April 20, 2023

If you thought Cade Horton’s pro debut was electric, you need to see what he did for an encore. The Cubs' No. 4 prospect and top pitching prospect (No. 93 overall) followed up his first career start with another dazzling effort, striking out seven across four no-hit innings in Single-A

Red-hot Adell smashes 460-foot home run

Angels farmhand goes yard in third straight game for the Bees
@JoeTrezz
April 7, 2023

Jo Adell hasn’t stopped hitting homers since he fell short of making the Angels’ Opening Day roster, and his third in as many games was the best one yet. In Triple-A Salt Lake’s 6-5 win over Albuquerque on Thursday night, Adell took a 3-1 fastball from right-hander Karl Kauffman and

Grayson ready for rehab return with Aberdeen

Top Orioles pitching prospect not ruling out MLB debut this year
@JoeTrezz
August 30, 2022

ABERDEEN, Md. -- In Grayson Rodriguez’s mind, he was on the cusp of promotion when injury struck in early June, given the dominant first half at Triple-A Norfolk the righty remembers as “hands down the best I’ve ever thrown the baseball in my life.” Instead, he was rewarded for that