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Single-A award winners and All-Stars

Quero, Chourio, De Los Santos garner MVP accolades
@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 10, 2022

Minor League Baseball has revealed the end-of-season award winners and All-Star teams for the three Single-A circuits, based on votes cast by league managers. Highlighting the winners for the California League were the Angels' Edgar Quero, who took home MVP honors, Pitcher of the Year Joseph Hernandez of the Mariners

'Stars in the making': Twins maintain family legacy 

Chris and Stefan Caray form a dynamic broadcast duo in Amarillo
@JoshJacksonMiLB
September 22, 2022

It might seem like Chris and Stefan Caray knew their career paths from the time they spoke their first words. Their father is a baseball broadcaster. Their uncle is a baseball broadcaster. Their grandfather was a baseball broadcaster. And their great-grandfather, as far as Cubs and some Cardinals fans are

Flying Squirrels keep Richmond 34 Legacy alive

This weekend's events are flagship of far-reaching initiative
@JoshJacksonMiLB
September 16, 2022

On a Saturday morning in February, 62 years ago, a group of Black college students walked into Thalhimers department store in downtown Richmond, Virginia, sat down at the counter of its Richmond Room restaurant and -- just as they had every reason to expect -- were refused service and arrested.

Iowa was hot bed for early Minor League action

Meet the Microbes, stand with the Standpatters in circuits of yore
@JoshJacksonMiLB
August 8, 2022

Rocket City Trash Pandas. Albuquerque Isotopes. Montgomery Biscuits. Even the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Cedar Rapids Kernels. It’s easy to assume that attention-grabbing Minor League team names that max out on fun are a modern phenomenon, perhaps even a passing phase.

Was this the best pro team in Iowa history?

Davenport Blue Sox of 1933 dazzled during the Depression
@JoshJacksonMiLB
August 7, 2022

Al Piechota. Otto Denning. Como Cotelle. They scan more “Moonlight Graham” than “Shoeless Joe Jackson,” but the 1933 Davenport Blue Sox were one of the greatest teams in Minor League history. They also may well be the best team to ever play pro ball in Iowa. When the Quad Cities

Boston's Krall a pioneer twice over for Sea Dogs

@JoshJacksonMiLB
May 25, 2022

Katie Krall has a little magic trick. In pregame meetings with Double-A Portland hitters, the player development coach doesn’t just offer information on the day’s opposing starting pitcher. She also forecasts exactly which arms the Sea Dogs will see out of the bullpen. “The guys think that I’m a prophet

Scouting report: Giants' Patrick Bailey

Having displayed defense already, backstop looks to solidify his bat
@JoshJacksonMiLB
July 6, 2021

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 sixth-ranked Giants prospect Austin Hendrick. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Scouting report: Reds' Austin Hendrick

Power-hitting youngster also an asset on bases, in outfield
@JoshJacksonMiLB
June 8, 2021

MiLB.com's new 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 Reds prospect Austin Hendrick. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Scouting report: Royals' Asa Lacy

Royals, lucky to have snagged Lacy, see bright future for lefty
@JoshJacksonMiLB
May 11, 2021

MiLB.com's new 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 Royals prospect Asa Lacy. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Scouting report: Marlins' Max Meyer

Right-hander brings blazing fastball and wipeout slider to Minors
@JoshJacksonMiLB
April 26, 2021

MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting 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 Marlins prospect Max Meyer. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

The Road to The Show™: Sam Huff

Power-hitting catcher blasted his way through Rangers system
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 29, 2021

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 Texas Rangers prospect Sam Huff. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show click here. There was a time not so

Johnson's big personality lit up Minors ballparks

Baseball world mourns COVID-related loss of beloved manager
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 11, 2021

Over the bulk of the last three decades, Ron Johnson had such an overwhelming and sunny presence as a Minor League manager that he could practically change the weather. "He just lit up a room," said Heather McKeating, who was the Triple-A Norfolk Tides' director of community relations for the

Mets landing Lee in three-team Benintendi deal

Red Sox get Cordero from Royals, righty Winckowski from Mets
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 10, 2021

Last year at this time, Khalil Lee was preparing for his first taste of big league Spring Training. On Wednesday, he found out he'll be preparing for his first taste of a whole new system. According to MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand, the 22-year-old outfielder is headed from the Royals

Mets net trio of arms from Jays for Matz

Righties Diaz, Winckowski, Reid-Foley head to New York in swap
@JoshJacksonMiLB
January 27, 2021

A little over a week after the Mets parted with Endy Rodriguez to acquire big league hurler Joey Lucchesi, a trio of young arms are joining the system. The Blue Jays announced a trade Wednesday night sending No. 26 Toronto prospect Yennsy Diaz, No. 27 Josh Winckowski and fellow right-hander

PCL's historic Oaks reclaimed glory under Stengel

Charter club climbed back to top before graduating skip to Yankees
@JoshJacksonMiLB
January 25, 2021

By the time Casey Stengel became manager of the Oakland Oaks for the 1946 season, the franchise already had nearly a half-century of backstory. Sometimes it stood tall and strong among Pacific Coast League competitors, but often seeming overshadowed by the San Francisco Seals, whose city was about five times

Braves made Minors history in Greenville

Mainstay for decades, team romped way to 100 wins in 1992
@JoshJacksonMiLB
January 4, 2021

Any Minor League franchise that sticks around for a while is bound to run into a good season or two, maybe even a championship. For the Greenville Braves, though, the 1992 campaign was more a matter of alchemy than statistical probability. “It was an unbelievable team we had from the

Reports: Padres ink South Korean star Kim

San Diego will have to find a spot for shortstop with power, speed
@JoshJacksonMiLB
December 28, 2020

Hours after settling a deal that will bring Blake Snell to San Diego, the Padres agreed to terms with South Korean shortstop Ha-seong Kim on Monday, according to multiple reports. The 25-year-old slugger is widely regarded as the top available international free agent of the offseason, as well as one

After baseball, Johnson making mark on canvas

Former MiLB steals leader innovating and inspiring in new career
@JoshJacksonMiLB
December 17, 2020

In 2013, Micah Johnson led all of professional baseball with 84 stolen bases. In 2015, he batted .315 in 78 Triple-A games and got his first big league experience. In 2017, he reached the Major Leagues for the third time. More than any other season, though, 2016 was the year

Udder glory: Wisconsin wins Alter Ego Challenge

Timber Rattlers add to accolade collection for bovinic pseudonym
@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 20, 2020

At this point, the success of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' alternative identity has become udderly re-moo-cow-ble. On Friday, the Wisconsin Udder Tuggers were named the winners of the Alter Ego Challenge, a fan-voted contest featuring a field of 28 teams. The sometime moniker of the Milwaukee Brewers' Class A affiliate

Verdi's Minor League career had staying power

IL Hall of Famer was in affiliated ball dirt or dugout for five decades
@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 12, 2020

A host of players have piled up astonishing accomplishments over long professional careers on the diamond without making a lasting impression on the game's most celebrated stage. Monsters of the Minors provides introductions to Minor League legends sometimes overlooked by fans of baseball history.

Mascots pitch in on Real Men Wear Pink campaign

Clubs get creative in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
@JoshJacksonMiLB
October 30, 2020

In any given October, Minor League mascots find themselves free of the demands of the past season and turn their attention to a more serious matter. They raise research funds and awareness for a disease that affects well over 250,000 families in the United States annually, harnessing the support of

Marichal began blazing trails in Midwest League

'Dominican Dandy' dominated in '58 pro debut with Michigan City
@JoshJacksonMiLB
October 22, 2020

On paper, Juan Marichal coasted through the Minor Leagues. In reality, beginning with his first professional assignment to the Michigan City (Indiana) White Caps in 1958, he was navigating uncharted waters. “When he signs with the Giants, there is no star Latino pitcher and no Dominican pitcher for sure," said

Erie's Aguirre celebrates his roots through Copa

'Piñatas' represent youthful dreams of Mexican-American owner
@JoshJacksonMiLB
October 5, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

Jolley gave smiles to generations of Minors fans

Slugger set records in PCL, hit for average and power over 20 years
@JoshJacksonMiLB
September 9, 2020

A host of players have piled up astonishing accomplishments over long professional careers on the diamond without making a lasting impression on the game's most celebrated stage. Monsters of the Minors, presented by Uncle Ray's, provides introductions to Minor League legends sometimes overlooked by fans of baseball history.

Multi-focused Montgomery earns industry honor

Director of diversity and inclusion recognized as Game Changer
@JoshJacksonMiLB
August 24, 2020

For the last few years, Belicia Montgomery has been working to improve the lay of the land in Minor League Baseball and beyond. On Monday, she was recognized for her vision and imprint by the Sports Business Journal as part of its 10th annual class of Game Changers, recognizing women