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Don't sleep on these loaded MiLB teams

It didn't take long for these squads to get in the swing of things
@SamDykstraMiLB
April 9, 2024

Following last Friday’s second Opening Day, all four full-season levels of Minor League Baseball are officially playing their 2024 regular seasons. That has given us a few days to take in and digest rosters across Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A to determine the best of the best. Some are loaded

The Road to The Show™: Rockies’ Beck

No. 76 prospect brings plus raw power to Major Leagues’ doorstep
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 9, 2024

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 fourth-ranked Rockies prospect Jordan Beck. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. It’s been just a little more than a week

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

Chihuahuas, Isotopes combine for 14 runs in ninth

Triple-A Padres, Isotopes end weekend with a lot of late fireworks
@benweinrib
March 31, 2024

Minor League games are known for the strange, remarkable and wacky, but some games even exceed those expectations. Enter the El Paso Chihuahuas and Albuquerque Isotopes.

Check out the new Copa de la Diversión identities 

Five teams join in for the first time, three more are rebranding
@BensBiz
March 19, 2024

2024 marks the seventh season of Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversión program in which teams assume alternate identities that engage with and celebrate their region's Hispanic fan base. Nighty-eight MiLB teams are participating in Copa de la Diversión this season, the most ever, for a total that represents

Ben's Biz: Spokane pays tribute to King Carl

Carl Maxey was Washington state royalty in and out of the ring
@BensBiz
March 8, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE.

Honoring Black baseball's rich and storied history

Nine Minor League clubs will celebrate Black baseball history in '24
February 27, 2024

When Jackie Robinson made his debut as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in Spring Training of 1946, his jersey number was not the 42 he'd come to be associated with. That spring in Daytona Beach, and throughout the ensuing season with the Triple-A Montreal Royals, he wore number

Hall of Fame trio's road to greatness began in MiLB

Beltré, Mauer and Helton shined as stars en route to MLB debuts
@RobTnova24
January 24, 2024

The walls of Cooperstown are about to get a little more crowded. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Tuesday night that Adrián Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton would be inducted in to the baseball Hall of Fame as the Class of 2024. Players must have their names checked

These 10 hats took the crown in 2023

Minor League clubs create fan favorites with fun, fashion
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 12, 2024

From historic to anthropomorphic, Minor League hats are something else. They can represent the city, the culture, the cuisine, and they look good doing it. For the sixth straight season, MiLB celebrates National Hat Day by looking at some of the top-selling Minor League caps per New Era and MiLBStore.com.

These prospects rebounded in a big way in 2023

A dozen players got their careers back on track with big seasons
December 25, 2023

Some prospects never struggle on their way to the Major Leagues. For example, the first two guys on our Top 100 Prospects list, Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday and Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio, have yet to taste failure in pro ball. They're the exceptions, however. Most prospects face adversity at some

Plan a New England road trip with Ballpark Guides

Stop by Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rockies affiliates on unique sojourn
@JoshJacksonMiLB
December 7, 2023

It's a region made up of six cold-weather states, yet New England is rich with opportunities for the wayfaring baseball fan. No California, Texas nor Florida, it doesn't offer its youth year-round organized play, and it doesn't produce a great deal of Major League talent. But with its status as

Goodman, Fernandez headline Rockies' Organization All-Stars

Club's versatile top Minors performers on doorstep of The Show
December 6, 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 Colorado Rockies.

DSL Tigers' Acosta, DSL Rockies' Ugarte suspended

Pair will sit 56 games in '24 once Dominican Summer season begins
September 29, 2023

A pair of Dominican Summer Leaguers will miss time in 2024 after testing positive for banned drugs. The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Friday that two Minor League players -- Tigers pitcher Luis Acosta and Rockies infielder Ronny Ugarte -- have been suspended following their violations of the

The Road to The Show™: Rockies’ Amador

No. 21 prospect can stay on fast track with clean bill of health
@RobTnova24
September 12, 2023

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 Rockies’ prospect Adael Amador. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.

Ben's Biz hits the road for the final time this year

Here's what is coming soon to a ballpark (that might be) near you
@BensBiz
September 8, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Home Run Derby X dazzles crowd in Hartford

Inaugural event on U.S. soil grouped legends and amateurs
August 12, 2023

It was raining baseballs in Hartford, Conn., Friday night as Home Run Derby X hosted its first event on U.S. soil in front of a sold-out crowd. After holding amateur tryouts the day prior, former MLB stars and Home Run Derby X legends Jonny Gomes (Steamed Cheeseburgers), Nick Swisher (Bouncing

Hot Dogs steam Burgers in foodie showdown

Reading tops Hartford in battle of scrumptious alternate jerseys
@benweinrib
August 7, 2023

Hot dogs vs. hamburgers is an age-old American debate. Last Tuesday, two teams tried to settle it in Minor League Baseball's version of a cookoff when Double-A Reading and Hartford donned alternate identities in yummy fashion at Dunkin' Park. For one night, the Reading Hot Dogs faced off against the

Fans have whale of a time in Hartford

Yard Goats honor old NHL Whalers with annual alumni weekend
@Steph_Sheehan
July 24, 2023

Get ready to have “Brass Bonanza” stuck in your head for a while. On July 21-22, the Hartford Yard Goats hosted their annual Whalers Alumni Weekend, an event that remains the most popular weekend at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Connecticut residents flock to the Minor League ballpark to celebrate their since-departed

Copa de la Diversión transforms ballpark fare

Sugar Land, Beloit among clubs taking local flavor to next level
@Gerard_Gilberto
July 6, 2023

Each month, MiLB.com spotlights a particular aspect of Copa de la Diversión, Minor League Baseball's Hispanic fan engagement initiative sponsored by Nationwide, the program's official insurance partner. After focusing on the new on-field identities for 2023 and some of the clubs' community connections, this edition dives into the ballpark food

Hartford suits up as Schoolboys to celebrate Juneteenth

Yard Goats honor local legend Johnny "Schoolboy" Taylor
@RobTnova24
June 24, 2023

The Hartford Yard Goats took on the identity of the "Hartford Schoolboys" for the first time on Friday night to honor legendary Negro Leagues pitcher -- and Hartford native -- Johnny "Schoolboy" Taylor, as part of the club's Juneteenth/Celebration of Negro League Baseball at Dunkin' Park. Taylor's daughter, Lynette Taylor,

Grizzlies, Jumbo Shrimp honor Negro Leagues

Fresno and Jacksonville don alternate identities, salute rich history
@RobTnova24
June 18, 2023

For the second consecutive year, the Fresno Grizzlies transformed into the Fresno Tigers to pay tribute to the 1946 West Coast Negro League baseball team on Friday night at Chukchansi Park. Since scant visual representation of the Fresno Tigers has survived, the club donned newly reimagined Tigers uniforms as part

Meet the 2023 Road to The Show Ambassadors

D-backs' Lawlar, Pirates' Johnson, Rockies' Veen, Yanks' Domínguez
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 13, 2023

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at four of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returns for a third season in 2023.

Durham's Pride Night celebrates baseball for all

Bulls kick off Pride Month by hosting LGBTQ+ advocate groups
@brendan_samson
May 29, 2023

It's time to take Pride in the Minor Leagues. Pride Month will begin Thursday with Triple-A Durham's second annual Pride Night, kicking off the run of Pride-related promotions throughout the Minor Leagues. Durham Bulls Athletic Park will be decked out with a rainbow flag in center field and other special

Amador's trio of homers sparks slugging Spokane

No. 2 Rockies prospect enjoys huge night as club swats 7 taters
@allisonmast13
May 21, 2023

Adael Amador cannot be stopped. The No. 2 Rockies prospect put on a show Saturday, hitting three home runs in five at-bats in a 13-5 Spokane victory over Everett. These home runs -- his sixth, seventh and eighth of the season -- came on the heels of a two-hit night,

Yard Goats set to go green with alternate identity

Hartford will become the Bouncing Pickles for one night only
@RobTnova24
May 16, 2023

What's the dill with Hartford's new alternate identity? We've got the juicy details right here, and we'll be snappy about them.