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Forget last year: Erie wins its first EL crown

Hurter, Holton help SeaWolves cap their perfect postseason run
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Last season was bittersweet for Detroit's Double-A affiliate. The Erie SeaWolves made it to the Eastern League Championship Series, but were no-hit in a winner-take-all Game 3 15-0 loss to the Somerset Patriots. This season was a completely different story. Erie won all four of its playoff games, capping the

Smokies scorch way to first outright title in 45 years

Horton dominates once again as Cubs affiliate wins Southern crown
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With Cade Horton on the mound Tuesday, the Cubs' Double-A affiliate had reason to be confident about their prospects of winning the franchise's first outright Southern League title in 45 years. And once the Tennessee Smokies scored four runs in the first three innings, it felt like that was very

That's 20-20 vision! Minors set record in 2023

33 prospects met or exceeded 20-HR, 20-SB plateau this year
September 26, 2023

The decade of the 2020s is turning out to be the decade of the 20/20s. Thirty-three Minor League players met or exceeded the 20-homer, 20-steal plateau during the 2023 season, beating out the previous record (since data first became available in 1958) total of 27 set just last year. Most

Balanced attack puts Bulls a win from another title

Rays farmhand Cardenas leads way with homer, 3 RBIs in Game 1
September 26, 2023

Sept. 26

Hurt the salve for Oklahoma City in PCL opener

Dodgers' No. 12 prospect fans 8 in 4 frames in Game 1 of Finals
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Sept. 26

Travelers outslug Sod Poodles to tie up TL Finals

Rivas' ninth-inning homer caps Game 2 featuring six long balls
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Sept. 26

The 2023 Double-A All-Stars and award winners

Yankees' Domínguez, Rays' Caminero made debuts in The Show
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

Road to the Show: Big names in new places

Draft picks, traded prospects make their presence felt quickly
September 26, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at the Top 100 prospects that made the biggest impact on their new organization. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Each

Standout efforts in Copa de la Diversión 2023

Many clubs made the most of MiLB’s Latino/a outreach program
September 25, 2023

Each month, spotlights an aspect of Copa de la Diversión, Minor League Baseball's Hispanic fan engagement initiative sponsored by Nationwide, the program's official insurance partner. This edition looks back on some Copa efforts that stand out from the 2023 season. Check out our look at the Copa-inspired ballpark entertainment,

Scott II, Simpson just can't outrun each other

Cardinals outfielder, Rays shortstop share 2023 stolen base title
September 26, 2023

It was a season-long race, completed 90 feet at a time. With the regular season all but over in the Minor Leagues, the sprint to be the stolen base champion, perhaps fittingly, ended in a tie. Cardinals No. 4 prospect Victor Scott II appeared to edge Rays No. 21 Chandler

Who will be MiLB Hitting Prospect of the Year?

O's Holliday, Dodgers' Busch, Rays' Caminero finalists for award
September 24, 2023

The nominations continue. Last week, we announced the three finalists for the MiLB Pitching Prospect of the Year. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to the batters, with three Hitting Prospect of the Year candidates. These finalists were determined by MLB Pipeline staff, which considered many worthy performers from

Check out 10 of Mike Veeck's zaniest promotions

New documentary features maverick executive's wildest ballpark stunts
September 25, 2023

The Saint of Second Chances, a new documentary now streaming on Netflix, traces Mike Veeck’s professional implosion and resurrection. The implosion was caused by Disco Demolition Night, an infamous disaster that Veeck staged in 1979 while serving as promotions director for the Chicago White Sox (a team then owned by

2023 Eastern League playoffs coverage

SeaWolves able to forget about last year with perfect run to crown
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Championship Series Sept. 26

2023 Southern League playoffs coverage

Smokies scorch way to first outright championship in 45 years
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Championship Series Sept. 26

Tides ride latest Holliday bash to victory

MLB's top-ranked prospect homers, plates four runs in cycle bid
September 23, 2023

Jackson Holliday's expeditious rise through the Minors made its fourth stop of the season on Sept. 5, when he was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk. And for the fourth time, his talent is evident. Baseball's No. 1 prospect has tallied seven multihit performances in 17 games with the Tides, his most

Tiedemann comes up aces in Triple-A debut

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect strikes out six in four strong innings
September 22, 2023

Nearing the end of a season that has featured a frustrating recurrence of injuries, Ricky Tiedemann made his long-awaited Triple-A debut on Friday night, and it didn’t disappoint. The Blue Jays’ No. 1 prospect and MLB’s No. 31 overall prospect pitched four innings, affording just one unearned run while striking

Here are the 2023 Arizona Fall League rosters

Ten of MLB's Top 100 prospects are headed to the desert
September 22, 2023

Feel the crispness in the air. Fall is on our doorstep, and you know what that means: We'll see you in the desert. The Arizona Fall League announced its 2023 rosters Friday with several of baseball's top young talents scattered across the six rosters in the Grand Canyon State's Valley

Here's how Mike Veeck transformed the Minors

Documentary details executive's irreverent, influential approach
September 22, 2023

It’s a familiar story: After flaming out spectacularly in the Major Leagues, a once-promising baseball talent returns to the Minors and stages a comeback. "The Saint of Second Chances," a new documentary now streaming on Netflix, tells just such a tale. Its subject is not a player, however, but pioneering

Podcast: Veeck, Guerrero, MiLB postseason

Podcast talks Veeck doc, playoffs; Guerrero discusses Biloxi
September 22, 2023

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show,'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