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Wood launches first two homers for Red Wings

No. 14 overall prospect collects season-high four hits, four RBIs
@brendan_samson
April 11, 2024

Truth be told, James Wood would much rather go yard twice than hit for the cycle. So everything worked out just fine for MLB's No. 14 overall prospect on Thursday in the end. Wood teed off on his first two long balls of the year, racking up season highs with

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

Crews kicks season into high gear at Double-A

Nats' top prospect hits first Harrisburg homer on 4-hit, 4-RBI night
@MavalloneMiLB
April 9, 2024

It took Dylan Crews one at-bat to equal his hit output from his first three games of the season. It took him two plate appearances to surpass it ... and MLB's No. 7 prospect didn't stop there. Crews hammered his first Double-A homer during a four-hits and four-RBI night in

MiLB prepares for the total solar eclipse

From a total eclipse of the park to solar palooza and more
@BensBiz
April 5, 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. On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse makes its way across the country, moving

Start planning NOW for these MiLB promotions

From Chili Buns to Skenes Bobblestache/head, don't get eclipsed
@BensBiz
April 5, 2024

Ninety Minor League Baseball teams open up Friday, joining the 30 Triple-A squads that kicked off the 2024 campaign on March 29. And with every Minor League season comes Minor League promotions, the vast array of theme nights and giveaways taking place on a nightly basis as supplements to the

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: Triple-A promotional night highlights

Cosmic showdown, legends night, mystery egg rolls and more
@BensBiz
March 15, 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.

Plan a trip to see MiLB's newest ballparks

Three years ago six new Minor League ballparks debuted
@BensBiz
January 26, 2024

Several Minor League ballparks are currently under construction, and even more are in the planning stages. Nonetheless, 2024 will mark the third straight season in which no new facilities open their doors. But lest we forget: A mere three years ago, a whopping six Minor League ballparks debuted for the

The Show Before the Show: Episode 440

Nats' Herz on Cubs trade, 40-man; New Akron, Reading identities
January 19, 2024

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, Megaphone and other

Road to The Show™: Nationals’ Crews

No. 4 overall prospect shaping up to be a five-tool superstar
@Gerard_Gilberto
January 9, 2024

MiLB.com's Road to the Show 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 top Nationals prospect Dylan Crews. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Upon

Wood, House headline Nats' Organization All-Stars

Top prospects provide hope for bright future in Washington
@brendan_samson
November 17, 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 Washington Nationals.

Player of the Week Spotlight: Nationals' Wood

MLB's No. 7 prospect happy to be playing baseball close to home
@RobTnova24
September 19, 2023

James Wood comes from a basketball family -- his father played at the University of Richmond and his sister, Sydney, was an All-Big 10 Conference selection at Northwestern University -- but the massive 6-foot-6, 240-pound outfielder couldn't be happier to be playing baseball close to home -- and it shows.

Crews notches a lot of firsts in Double-A debut

Top Nationals prospect collects hit, RBI, run, SB for Harrisburg
August 23, 2023

Dylan Crews didn't waste a lot of time in the first 15 games of his pro career. And he didn't let any grass grow under his feet after leapfrogging over High-A to move within two levels of the Major Leagues. The No. 2 pick in this year's Draft -- MLB

Crews set to skip level, head for Double-A (source)

No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft by Nats ready for Harrisburg
August 20, 2023

The Nationals are wasting no time with Dylan Crews. Crews, the No. 2 overall Draft pick in 2023 and MLB Pipeline’s No. 4 prospect, has been promoted to Double-A Harrisburg, a source told MLB.com's Jessica Camerato on Sunday. The 21-year-old will be bypassing the High-A level entirely. And given how

Crews firing on all cylinders at dish for FredNats

Top-ranked Nationals prospect goes deep on 3-hit, 4-RBI night
@memheller
August 19, 2023

You've heard of a one-man wrecking crew. Now consider, a one-man wrecking ... Crews. Collecting three hits and four RBIs, top-ranked Nationals prospect Dylan Crews helped Single-A Fredericksburg to a convincing 11-3 victory over Augusta on Saturday night at Virginia Credit Union Stadium.

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Crews

No. 2 pick in 2023 Draft already dominating with High-A FredNats
@RobTnova24
August 15, 2023

Dylan Crews has come into pro ball like a wrecking ball. The top Nationals prospect has undoubtedly lived up to the billing of being the No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft thus far, and the league has taken notice. Crews was named the Minor League Player of the

Crews tees off on 2-HR, 5-hit, 6-RBIs afternoon

Baseball's No. 4 overall prospect has career day with FredNats
August 13, 2023

On Thursday, Dylan Crews slotted in as the No. 4 overall prospect when MLB Pipeline's midseason rankings were unveiled. It hasn't taken him long to prove why he's considered so elite. Crews was a one-man wrecking crew Sunday, with his first pro multihomer game as part of a five-hit, six-RBI

Crews goes National with first slam, 4-hit game

No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft impressing with FredNats
August 9, 2023

Dylan Crews has four professional games under his belt. Just four. The No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft now also has his first career grand slam and first pro four-hit game taken care of. The Nationals prospect also homered for the second straight game en route to Single-A

Crews hammers his first pro homer for FredNats

No. 2 overall Draft pick clears the fences in second Single-A game
August 6, 2023

That didn't take long. Dylan Crews, the No. 2 overall pick of this year's Draft, who drilled 58 home runs over three seasons at Louisiana State, belted his first dinger as a member of the Washington Nationals organization on Sunday. The long ball -- estimated at 416 feet with a

Wild Week Ends on Romero Jr. Walk Off

Dylan Crews, No. 2 pick in 2023 Draft, hits first professional home run for Fredericksburg
August 6, 2023

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - Max Romero Jr. crushed a walk-off home run to cap a thrilling weekend with an 8-5 win. The Nats jumped on Salem starter Noah Dean in the bottom of the first inning. Dylan Crews got the day started with his first professional home run, a laser over

Red Wings remember Milo the bat dog

Club honors 'The Goodest Boy' with tribute night, memorial T-shirts
@RobTnova24
August 5, 2023

The celebration of the life of "The Goodest Boy," Milo the Bat Dog, continued with a T-shirt giveaway by the Rochester Red Wings on July 19. The golden retriever, who won the hearts of Red Wings fans the Rochester community starting on June 1, 2019, succumbed to liver disease on

Nats' Crews goes 3-for-3 in pro debut

No. 2 overall Draft pick scores three runs in Rookie ball
August 3, 2023

The Dylan Crews hype train has officially left the station. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 Draft made his pro debut in the Florida Complex League on Thursday, going a perfect 3-for-3, including a double off the right-field wall in his first at-bat. Crews also scored three runs

The Road to The Show™: Futures Game rosters

Holliday, Lawlar among stars to watch at prospect showcase
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 27, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. A marquee event on the baseball calendar has come into focus with Monday’s announcement of the 2023 SiriusXM

Woodworking: Top Nats prospect has big weekend

Leaping grab, walk-off single and booming HR all in cards for Wood
@brendan_samson
June 11, 2023

New level, same James Wood. On May 28, the No. 7 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline was promoted to Double-A Harrisburg. That same day, Wood collected his first Eastern League hit and he hasn’t slowed down since. Wood has slugged three taters in 11 games with the Senators, the

Wood introduces power early in Senators' tenure

Top Nats prospect's first Double-A extra-base hit is 9th HR of year
@Steph_Sheehan
June 1, 2023

James Wood is moving on up, and moving on up with style. The top Nationals prospect clubbed his first Double-A home run on Thursday, his first extra-base hit since being promoted on May 28. Wood sports 60-grade power -- tied with his speed for his highest-graded tool -- and he