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Yard Goats celebrate HBCUs, Negro Leagues

Double-A Hartford hosts three-day ‘leveling the playing field’ event
June 22, 2022

While the Hartford Yard Goats were hosting the Akron RubberDucks at Dunkin’ Donuts Park last week, staffer Tiffany Young was spending time away from the stadium, educating the community on institutions that have been essential to the Black experience and history.

The Show Before the Show: Episode 333

Isotopes GM Traub recalls Food Network's visit to the ballpark
November 12, 2021

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 "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Veen, Romo provide Rocky Mountain hope

Colorado's rebuild shows lots of promise at lower levels of system
November 10, 2021

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Spokane, Air Force base arrange unique partnership

High-A club aids veterans, community with ‘Operation Fly Together’
October 25, 2021

It’s an important and common practice for Minor League clubs to contribute to the communities they call home. High-A Spokane decided its philanthropic efforts were better accomplished in partnership with other community leadership. In 2017, the club joined forces with the City of Spokane for the "Redband Rally" campaign, which

The Show Before the Show: Episode 330

Fresno holding 10th edition of popular Taco Truck Throwdown
October 22, 2021

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 "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Prospect season in review: Rockies’ Veen

No. 51 overall prospect can be fast-riser after stellar debut season
September 28, 2021's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at top Rockies prospect Zac Veen. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. The central Florida area is a hotbed for some of the best amateur prospects

Fuentes Hits For the Cycle, Albuquerque Clobbers Reno

Rockies prospect tripled in first, singled in third, had RBI double in fifth, capped day with grand slam in sixth
September 24, 2021

Isotopes 13 (53-68, 1-0), Aces 5 (69-50, 0-1) – RGCU Field at Isotopes Park | Albuquerque, NM AT THE DISH: Joshua Fuentes hit for the ninth cycle in team history. He tripled in the first, singled in the third, had an RBI double in the fifth, and capped it with

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: High-A

Luciano, Eugene travel to Spokane; Hot Rods face 'Hoppers
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

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: Low-A

Dominguez, Tampa host Bradenton; Veen, Fresno travel to San Jose
September 21, 2021

Minor League Baseball! After the 2020 Minor League season was canceled due to COVID-19, baseball returned to the Minors in 2021, albeit under a different structure. Low-A went from two leagues (Midwest and South Atlantic) to three (East, Southeast, West), and the representatives from each will go straight to the

Scouting report: Rockies' Zac Veen

First-round pick in 2020 could move quickly in Colorado system
May 18, 2021's 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-ranked Rockies prospect Zac Veen. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. The Colorado Rockies needed to

2021 Prospect Projections: NL West rookies

How D-backs, Rox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants prospects stack up
February 17, 2021

This is the sixth and final entry in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers,

Doyle emerging for Rockies despite downtime

No. 13 Colorado prospect impresses at fall instructional camp
November 25, 2020

When Brenton Doyle hit the field for instructional camp with his fellow Rockies prospects, he knew the layoff from competitive action that lasted from spring to early fall amounted to the longest time away from baseball he could remember. Getting into the batter's box against a pitcher intent on getting

State of the System: Colorado Rockies

Vilade, Rolison working to be part of the future at Coors Field
November 4, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Hilliard notches four hits for Rockies

Colorado's No. 12 prospect busts slump with triple, three singles
August 21, 2020

Often times, the simplest ideas are the most effective. Sam Hilliard came into Thursday's game mired in a deep slump and with a plan to merely get the bat to the ball and put it in play. Basic as it may have been, that strategy resulted in his best game

Rockies recall Rodgers for 2020 debut

Shoulder injury cut last season short for Colorado's top prospect
August 19, 2020

Brendan Rodgers is finally headed back to the big leagues.

Rockies' Castellani unhittable in debut

No. 18 prospect retires first 12 batters against Mariners
August 9, 2020

In the 28-year history of the Colorado Rockies, 324 people have pitched for the franchise. Only one had done what Ryan Castellani did Saturday. The Rockies’ No. 18 prospect retired the first 12 batters he faced in his Major League debut against Seattle at T-Mobile Park, setting the tone for

Cream of the crop opening 2020 in the Majors

Best Minors has to offer ready to take their shots in the bigs
July 23, 2020

The kids are all grown up. Some of the best and brightest prospects baseball has to offer have found their way onto Major League rosters for the opening of the 2020 season. In a sport in which players are conditioned to pace themselves for a six-month marathon, the 60-game schedule

Prospects in the Rockies' player pool

Infielder Rodgers leads group of Colorado reinforcements
July 9, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Minor Leaguers open up about big league dads

Prospects share stories about favorite times with famous fathers
June 21, 2020

To commemorate Father's Day, asked Minor Leaguers whose dads played in the big leagues to share their favorite stories, memories and advice. Some reminisced about childhood, while others recalled moments in their own baseball careers. Some are even dads themselves. All had one thing in common: they consider their

Goudeau poised for more success with Rockies

After career season, No. 26 prospect ready to take next steps
June 8, 2020

Ashton Goudeau headed into the 2019 season and admittedly was looking -- and able -- to reset. After all, he had been traded the previous spring from the Royals to the Mariners, then became a free agent after the season concluded. Joining the Rockies as Minor League free agent, it

Ready and waiting: Brendan Rodgers

Top Rockies prospect walks long road back from shoulder injury
June 3, 2020

Players at all levels of the Minor Leagues missed significant playing time in 2019 due to injury only to have their return interrupted by the global pandemic. Each week, checks in on an elite prospect’s road back from injury. First up is Colorado Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers. A little

Not just passing through: Tourists endure

Asheville's unique nickname dates back more than a century
May 20, 2020

With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, takes a look at the flip side. This spring and summer, we will be profiling teams with some of the longest continually used nicknames in each league. Next up: the South

PCL witnesses ties for first time in 20 years

New Orleans, Fresno draws mark league's first deadlocks since 1996
May 30, 2016

It had been 20 years since there was a tie in the Pacific Coast League. Within a span of 80 minutes Monday, there were two. Around 4:15 p.m. ET, the Tacoma Rainiers and New Orleans Zephyrs halted play for good after five-plus innings due to rain, and the game ended

Meyer's blast etched in Minor League lore

Denver Zephyrs slugger homered into Mile High's second deck in '87
December 2, 2014

This is a story about a chair. Actually, this is a story about two chairs, both of which occupy a place in history and one of which has been lost to it. On a late spring night in the largest Minor League stadium in the nation, a man bashed a