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This season's most improved farm systems

Six organizations that made the biggest leap in 2023
December 27, 2023

We talk about breakout prospects all the time, like Ethan Salas going from being a 16-year-old new signee to a Double-A player in just a few months or Junior Caminero starting the season outside the Top 100 and ending it at No. 6 (and likely higher by the time of

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

See the ol' ballgame in a new way at these parks

These six Minor League teams offer up different sights and sounds
December 20, 2023

Looking for a respite from the sameness of the seat and the banality of the berm? Then consider visiting these six Minor League ballparks. You can watch the game from a unique and memorable location at each one. - Ballpark Guides Presented by Wyndham for EVERY Minor League team -

Ben's Biz MiLB roundup: New logos unveiled

Rome, Lake Elsinore, Erie, Winston-Salem & IronPigs refresh looks
November 25, 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.

Keith, Jung headline Tigers' Organization All-Stars

Slugging infielders showed production in advancing to upper levels
November 13, 2023

Each offseason, 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 Detroit Tigers. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Toledo: 70-78 Double-A

Some of the Minors' most popular jerseys

These threads turned heads and flew off the shelves in 2023
November 3, 2023

Jerseys can be gateways. And in the Minor Leagues, there’s plenty to explore. The kit can represent the town, a favorite food, the local culture, an important issue. And with longer affiliation partnerships, more teams have used them to connect with their parent clubs. Not to mention, they’re nice to

Jung pulls double duty as player, fan in Arizona

Tigers prospect toils in AFL, cheers on brother in World Series
November 2, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jace Jung knew the secret elixir to getting his older brother's swing back on track after Josh went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts for the Rangers in Game 3 of the World Series. Ice cream. “I sent him a picture of [Chase] Field and I put

Ben's Biz: Title winners ranked for '23

Based on how long it had been since they last won a crown
October 27, 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.

Mud Hens pay tribute to Toledo Tigers

Short-lived Negro National League club honored on 100th anniversary
October 12, 2023

Baseball history runs rich and deep in Toledo, Ohio. On Sept. 16 at Fifth Third Field, the Mud Hens paid tribute to their roots with a celebration of the Toledo Tigers, the city's first Negro League team, which played just 28 games before being disbanded in 1923. "An entire generation

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

Forget last year: Erie wins its first EL crown

Hurter, Holton help SeaWolves cap their perfect postseason run
September 27, 2023

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

Jobe puts six zeros on board in SeaWolves debut

Tigers' top pitching prospect scatters four hits and strikes out six
September 17, 2023

Facing Double-A hitters for the first time, Jackson Jobe put together arguably the best start of his pro career so far. The Tigers’ top pitching prospect scattered four hits over six scoreless innings, fanning six without issuing a walk in Erie's 1-0 loss to Richmond on Sunday at UPMC Park.

Lakeland clinches '23 playoff spot, will face Clearwater

Flying Tigers will take on Clearwater Threshers on Tuesday, Sept. 12
September 11, 2023

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Erie's Jung doubles up on dingers in two straight

Tigers' No. 4 prospect racks up fifth multihomer game of season
September 7, 2023

It's safe to say Jace Jung is in the zone. MLB's No. 68 overall prospect launched two homers for the second straight game for Double-A Erie during Wednesday's 5-4 loss in 10 innings to Somerset at TD Bank Ballpark. Jung plated three runs a night after setting a career high

Road to The Show™: Prospects' postseason push

Holliday, Salas among biggest names impacting playoff picture
August 29, 2023

Each week, 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. While many clubs are battling for the final postseason spots, others have already booked their playoff tickets with

SeaWolves honor local food in alternate identity

Tigers affiliate plays as Pepperoni Balls on "Erie-est Weekend"
August 16, 2023

What’s your favorite ballpark snack? A hot dog? Pizza? A helmet full of nachos? Well, Detroit's Double-A affiliate has a savory treat that may have them all beat -- pepperoni balls. While that might sound like something found on a charcuterie board, that’s hardly the extent of the Erie delicacy.

The Road to The Show™: Tigers’ Keith

No. 26 overall prospect among the Minors’ fastest-risers in '23
August 15, 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 Tigers second-ranked prospect Colt Keith. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. After destroying Eastern League pitching during the first half

The best of the Tigers' Minor League ballparks

Explore Detroit's farm system through four full-season stadiums
August 14, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

Well, this is new: Clark wallops his first walk-off HR

No. 3 overall pick quickly finding groove as he starts Tigers' career
August 8, 2023

For all of the accolades that Max Clark accumulated throughout a storied high school career that featured three Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year honors, one national Gatorade Player of the Year honor and a gold medal with Team USA on the 18U squad, he needed to wait until his

Dam Breakers, Shantymen get back to nature

West Michigan, Wisconsin lean into fan appreciation for outdoors
August 8, 2023

Teams in the Midwest League share one thing beyond geography -- fan bases with a passion for the outdoors. Two such High-A clubs showed off their natural sides with alternate identities on July 29, as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers became the Lake Winnebago Shantymen and the West Michigan Whitecaps played

Jace Jung's bat acclimating quickly to Erie

MLB's No. 57 prospect homers twice in sixth Double-A game
July 30, 2023

Jace Jung is making this Double-A thing look easy. The Tigers’ No. 2 prospect has only been at the level less than a week, but he’s been flexing his power ever since arriving at Detroit’s Double-A affiliate Erie on July 25. The latest example came Sunday, when Jung belted two

Jung making good first impression with Erie

No. 2 Tigers prospect dials long distance for first Double-A homer
July 28, 2023

A bigger stage didn't seem to bother Jace Jung. The No. 2 Tigers prospect put up his first Double-A home run in just his fourth game for Erie, which fell to Akron 5-3 at UPMC Park on Friday. The whack came on an 0-1 count with a runner on, when

Erie's Gania calls no-no dotted by familiar faces

Longtime broadcaster celebrates, touches base with ex-SeaWolves
July 13, 2023

Longtime Double-A Erie SeaWolves broadcaster Greg Gania stepped into the radio broadcast booth for the Tigers last week and ended up calling a no-hitter. Filling in for Detroit radio play-by-play announcer Dan Dickerson, Gania's first time covering an entire big league series wound up including a momentous occasion, the first

Keith quickly gets first Triple-A HR out of the way

Top Tigers prospect reaches base five times in Mud Hens debut
June 29, 2023

Wherever Colt Keith goes, he mashes. And if anyone needed more proof of that, look no further than his first game with Triple-A Toledo. Just two pitches into his first at-bat after being promoted from Double-A Erie, MLB’s No. 42 prospect clobbered a 425-foot homer to straightaway center. He went

SeaWolves' Keith comes to a four-gone conclusion

Second-ranked Tigers prospect goes deep in fourth straight game
June 17, 2023

Up until high school, Colt Keith was supposed to be a wrestler. His dad wrestled in college and Keith was well on his way to following in his father's footsteps. If baseball was Keith’s second sport, it’s hard to imagine how dominant he must have been at wrestling. The No.