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Trio of Mets pitching prospects slay competition

Scott, Tidwell, Sproat making their pitches for stardom in Queens
@MavalloneMiLB
12:34 AM EDT

A franchise known for developing some of the game's best pitchers over the past half-century hasn't uncovered many gems -- hidden or otherwise -- in recent years. But that might be starting to change. While we might not see comparisons drawn to the likes of homegrown aces Tom Seaver, Dwight

Salas, Lesko form formidable duo on and off field

Padres prospects at home as TinCaps roommates, batterymates
@benweinrib
April 7, 2024

When Ethan Salas and Dylan Lesko learned they were going to begin the 2024 season together at High-A, they quickly decided to room together. One start into the season and that relationship between two of the top Padres prospects is already paying off.

Dollander delivers a dandy outing for Spokane

Rockies No. 2 prospect, '23 first-round pick dazzles in pro debut
@alyssam_gomez
April 6, 2024

After pitching a quick inning during the inaugural MLB Spring Breakout last month, Chase Dollander was eager to return to the bump and officially start his career in professional baseball. The No. 2 Rockies prospect didn’t let his excitement overtake him as he twirled five hitless innings, striking out eight

2023 Midwest League playoffs coverage

Rodriguez helps Kernels harvest first championship since 1994
September 21, 2023

Championship Series Sept. 20

Kernels harvest first Midwest League title since '94

No. 3 Twins prospect Rodriguez launches slam in decisive Game 3
@memheller
September 21, 2023

The Cedar Rapids Kernels were the team to beat in the Midwest League all season. And the Twins' High-A affiliate made good on that promise by winning its first championship since 1994. The Kernels defeated the Great Lakes Loons, 7-6, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in the winner-take-all Game 3 of

The 2023 High-A All-Stars and award winners

Orioles' Holliday, Yankees' Thorpe primed for more accolades
@brendan_samson
September 20, 2023

Award season is in full swing in the Minors. On Wednesday, Minor League Baseball announced the High-A end-of-season award winners and All-Star rosters, as voted on by the managers of the three leagues. In the Midwest League, MVP went to Twins outfielder Kala'i Rosario, Ian Bedell of the Cardinals locked

2023 South Atlantic League playoffs coverage

Drive rebound from skid, steer their way to a postseason sweep
September 20, 2023

Championship Series

Drive steer way to South Atlantic League sweep

Red Sox affiliate rebounds from skid, wins 4 straight in playoffs
@allisonmast13
September 20, 2023

A four-season title drought came to an end for Greenville on Tuesday after an undefeated playoff run. It was a back-and-forth affair in Game 2 of the South Atlantic Championship Series, but the High-A Red Sox affiliate strung together some big hits to defeat Hudson Valley, 7-3, to win the

2023 Northwest League playoffs coverage

Blue Jays prospects claim Canadians' fifth title since 2011
September 17, 2023

Championship Series

Canadians stake claim to fifth NWL crown

High-A Blue Jays prospects log timely hits, strong pitching in Finals
@benweinrib
September 17, 2023

After coming tantalizingly close to winning a title last season, the Vancouver Canadians were able to reclaim the Northwest League crown on Saturday night in manager Brent Lavallee's second season at the helm. The Blue Jays' High-A affiliate won in convincing fashion, mounting an early lead on the Everett AquaSox

IronBirds ready to celebrate a new Holliday 

Promotion makes O's No. 2 prospect youngest player in High-A
April 24, 2023

BALTIMORE -- Well, that didn’t take very long. The Orioles on Monday promoted Jackson Holliday, their No. 2 prospect and MLB’s No. 10 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline, from Single-A Delmarva to High-A Aberdeen. Holliday dominated this season at Delmarva, where the 19-year-old slashed .392/.523/.667 with nine extra-base hits in

Gajownik shares road to Hillsboro dugout

New Hops manager talks about making history on MiLB podcast
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 27, 2023

Last Friday, Ronnie Gajownik made baseball history when the D-backs announced her as the new Hillsboro manager for the 2023 season. That made Gajownik the first-ever woman skipper in the history of the High-A level and the second ever at any spot in the Minors after Tampa’s Rachel Balkovec took

The Show Before the Show: Episode 391

Hillsboro's Gajownik shares road to dugout; Talking new Top 100
January 27, 2023

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast-listening apps. Send questions or feedback to [email protected], and follow hosts Tyler Maun (@TylerMaun), Sam Dykstra

Gajownik named first female High-A skipper

New Hillsboro manager joins Tampa's Balkovec in historic hiring
January 20, 2023

PHOENIX -- When Ronnie Gajownik was growing up in Orlando, Fla., her dad would sometimes take her out of school to go to a Spring Training game with him. Baseball was a passion for her, but as she would stare out onto the field, there was something she didn't see

Dash's Osik hits for cycle in front of family

White Sox prospect's first four-hit game comes in milestone
@Kelsie_Heneghan
August 3, 2022

Although he grew up 78 miles away, Tyler Osik had never been to Coney Island before Tuesday. But after combining for seven knocks in his first two games -- including hitting for the cycle in the second contest -- at High-A Brooklyn’s famed home -- the White Sox prospect was

Braves' De Avila fans 9 en route to no-no

Colombian southpaw spins Rome's first no-hitter since 2005
July 2, 2022

Luis De Avila's professional career has been the opposite of straight and narrow, but he rewrote his own script in Saturday's performance. The 21-year-old put together the best performance of his young career, a seven-inning no-hitter to lead High-A Rome to a 5-0 win over Greenville. He allowed three walks,

Then and now: Northwest League

At six teams, Minor Leagues' smallest circuit rich in tradition
@JoeTrezz
April 1, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more.

Then and now: Midwest League

Everything old new again after last year's bump to High-A
@Steph_Sheehan
March 30, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more.

Then and now: South Atlantic League

From Carolina origins, circuit now ranges from New York to Georgia
@TrujilloReports
March 28, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more.

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: High-A

Luciano, Eugene travel to Spokane; Hot Rods face 'Hoppers
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 21, 2021

Following the lost season in 2020 and the sweeping changes made throughout Minor League Baseball, representatives from each of the three High-A leagues will go straight to the Finals to decide its 2021 champion with best-of-5 series, starting Tuesday. This is a departure from past procedures, when each of the

The Show Before the Show: Episode 324

Hot Rods' Martin shares story of lost bet, RiverDogs tattoo
September 3, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 311

Wisconsin's Mehring talks weekend's Udder Tuggers promo
June 4, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 310

Drnec family honors brother with Beloit's Name the Night promo
May 27, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 304

Hops, Thunder execs discuss sharing parks with other MiLB clubs
April 15, 2021

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Braves made Minors history in Greenville

Mainstay for decades, team romped way to 100 wins in 1992
@JoshJacksonMiLB
January 4, 2021

Any Minor League franchise that sticks around for a while is bound to run into a good season or two, maybe even a championship. For the Greenville Braves, though, the 1992 campaign was more a matter of alchemy than statistical probability. “It was an unbelievable team we had from the