Prospect Q&A: Tigers right-hander Madden
Detroit’s No. 5 prospect discusses pro routines, adding a cutter
Ty Madden’s slide in last year’s Draft seems to have been a boon for the Tigers.
Detroit’s fifth-ranked prospect was viewed as a top-10 Draft talent by MLB Pipeline after posting a 2.59 ERA over his college career at the University of Texas, but he slid to the competitive balance
Yard Goats celebrate HBCUs, Negro Leagues
Double-A Hartford hosts three-day ‘leveling the playing field’ event
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 Road to The Show™: Mets catcher Álvarez
No. 7 overall prospect pushing toward Majors with prolific power
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 Mets prospect Francisco Álvarez. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.
There has been a wealth of catching talent at
Prospect Q&A: Guardians catcher Naylor
2018 first-rounder on finding consistency in turnaround season
In his second season with Double-A Akron, Bo Naylor seems to have turned a corner.
The Guardians’ No. 15 prospect has shown a vast improvement in just about every aspect of his offensive game while remaining a terrific contributor behind the plate and working with one of the better rotations
Fans' guide to Minor League playoff procedures
Return of half-seasons to lower levels puts more clinchings in play
Believe it or not, it’s already “magic number season” for much of the Minor Leagues.
That’s right, there will be playoff berths clinched in June once again thanks to playoff procedures at Double-A, High-A and Single-A that are similar to those pre-pandemic.
The Minor Leagues' highest level was in the
Prospect Q&A: Blue Jays lefty Tiedemann
No. 98 prospect on shaping his slider, earning promotion to High-A
Throughout the first two months of the season, Ricky Tiedemann has been on a stretch that seems impossible to maintain.
The fourth-ranked Blue Jays prospect sports a 1.44 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 44 2/3 frames over nine starts this season, with his two most recent outings coming after a
Mets' Courtney channels 'The Ryan Express'
Brooklyn reliever helps filmmakers re-create Hall of Fame career
For a Hall of Fame career that had to be seen to be appreciated, it took an appearance from a Minor League reliever to help bring some of those stories to life.
Over 27 years in the Majors, Nolan Ryan set all-time records for total strikeouts (5,714), no-hitters (seven) and
The Road to The Show™: Marcelo Mayer
Top Red Sox prospect lives up to high billing in full-season ball
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 Red Sox prospect Marcelo Mayer. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.
As he rose to the top of MLB
Prospect Q&A: Yankees left-hander Waldichuk
No. 90 overall prospect on the tweaks that led to his success
Though he had one of the best seasons among any pitcher in the Minors last season, Ken Waldichuk knew he had a lot of work to get better.
Pitching in his first full season in 2021, the fifth-ranked Yankees prospect was fourth in the Minors with 163 strikeouts and ranked
Prospect Q&A: Mets outfielder Mangum
Club’s No. 22 prospect on hitting approach, Dudy-Noble lore
It’s been a good week for Jake Mangum.
The Mets' No. 22 prospect received his first promotion to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and collected four hits in his first seven at-bats at the Minors’ highest level. Mangum opened the year with Double-A Binghamton and batted .283 with a .353 on-base
Prospect Q&A: Reds lefty Abbott
Club’s No. 13 prospect discusses strikeout artistry, facing Votto
Andrew Abbott’s uncanny ability to strike out batters in droves dates back to his amateur career.
Now ranked as the No. 13 Reds prospect, Abbott has continued to rack up punchouts in high quantities. The six-foot, 180-pound left-hander sports a 14.3 K/9 in his first six appearances between High-A Dayton
The Road to The Show™: Marco Luciano
No. 13 overall prospect continuing to play up to competition
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 Giants prospect Marco Luciano. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.
There have been times during his young career that
Prospect Q&A: Cardinals shortstop Winn
St. Louis’ No. 5 prospect on adding power, life off the mound
The early parts of Masyn Winn’s development as a professional ballplayer can be summarized with one term: addition by subtraction.
Winn was selected by the Cardinals with the No. 54 overall pick in the 2020 Draft. By then, the Texas high-schooler was touching 98 mph with his fastball and drilling
The Road to The Show™: Noelvi Marte
No. 11 overall prospect can keep young talent flowing to Seattle
Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at second-ranked Mariners prospect Noelvi Marte. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.
The Mariners’ transformation into a
Prospect Q&A: Pirates infielder Peguero
No. 77 overall prospect discusses offseason limbo, excellent start
It was a strange offseason for Liover Peguero, but if his early start with Double-A Altoona is any indication, nothing hindered his development.
The Pirates’ sixth-ranked prospect, from Higuey, Dominican Republic, signed with the D-backs for $475,000 back in 2017, which meant he would need to be added to the
Zorros de Somerset dart onto the Copa field
Hispanic heritage, Yankees partnership honored with new identity
Many Copa de la Diversión identities make reference to a creature of folklore and a moment of significance for a team. In its first year in the program, Double-A Somerset managed to check both boxes.
On Saturday, the Patriots took the field as Zorros de Somerset for the first time.
The Road to The Show™: Meet the Ambassadors
Follow Rodriguez, Volpe, Leiter, Davis and Walker during 2022
The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at five of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returns for a second season in 2022.
Orioles hurler Grayson Rodriguez, Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe, Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter, Cubs outfielder Brennen Davis and Cardinals
Prospect Q&A: Cubs outfielder Crow-Armstrong
Chicago's No. 6 prospect discusses rehab, adding power to profile
So much has happened to Pete Crow-Armstrong since he was drafted that it’s hard to imagine he’s played in just 20 professional games so far.
Crow-Armstrong was selected at No. 19 overall by the Mets in the pandemic-shortened Draft in 2020. He had to wait out the suspended season to
Scouting report: D-backs shortstop Lawlar
Game's No. 23 overall prospect already proving he can do it all
MiLB.com'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 third-ranked D-backs prospect Jordan Lawlar.
Jordan Lawlar was forced to hit the reset button almost immediately in the Minors.
After being drafted
Prospect Q&A: Nationals shortstop House
No. 48 prospect discusses swing timing, defensive footwork
Ever since he was drafted last year, Brady House has not stopped hitting.
The second-ranked Nationals prospect has gotten off to a roaring start with Single-A Fredericksburg. House entered Thursday as the Carolina League leader with 17 hits in his first 46 at-bats (.370 average), and he has a share
Copa de la Diversión provides plenty to chew on
Food and drink identities abound in celebration of Hispanic culture
Go anywhere in the world, and there’s no better cultural education than a home cooked meal and a traditional cocktail.
So it should come as no surprise that Copa de la Diversión -- with 85 teams participating this season -- provides a healthy bounty of food and drink identities around
Scouting report: Guardians righty Williams
Patience seems to be paying off for Cleveland’s No. 7 prospect
MiLB.com'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 seventh-ranked Guardians prospect Gavin Williams.
It took four years of college ball for Gavin Williams to fit his new mold and only
Prospect Q&A: Braves outfielder Harris
No. 64 prospect discusses offseason work, World Series fandom
After Atlanta brought in a cornerstone first baseman to replace another, Michael Harris II became the only Braves prospects remaining on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list.
The 21-year-old outfielder entered last season as Atlanta’s No. 12 prospect, but finished as the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year. Harris batted