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Their Patriot-ic duty? Hitting homers in same games

Domínguez, Wells both go yard for second time in three contests
@EvanKDesai
May 19, 2023

The Yankees' top two prospects -- Jasson Domínguez and Austin Wells -- have flashed a lot of home run power this season for Double-A Somerset. Lately, they've been taking over games with their pop together. Domínguez, New York's top-ranked prospect, has clubbed six in 31 games, while No. 2 Wells

Goose engages in fowl play in Hudson Valley

Yankees' High-A affiliate gets a surprise visitor in game's first frame
@Steph_Sheehan
May 18, 2023

An out had not even been recorded in High-A Hudson Valley’s contest against Brooklyn on Thursday when the game took a turn for the wacky. A goose found its way onto the field at Heritage Financial Park, evading both players and groundskeepers alike in a brief appearance that raised goosebumps

The Road to The Show™: 2022 Draft Picks

Holliday, Rocker, Hughes among early-season standouts
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 25, 2023

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 how some 2022 Draft picks have fared in their first month of full-season action. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.

It takes 18 pitches, but Chaparro gets his base

RailRiders infielder fouls off 12 in a row in final trip to the plate
April 16, 2023

There's patience, and then there's the seventh plate appearance by Andrés Chaparro on Sunday. The Yankees' infield prospect worked the hot corner for the first game of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's doubleheader with Syracuse, then moved across the diamond for the second one. Chaparro collected three hits and three runs in the

Prospect Primer: American League East

Stars align for Rodriguez-Mead; future tense for Yanks/Sox rivalry
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 28, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, MiLB.com goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

Photos: Aaron Judge through the years in MiLB

Reigning AL MVP looked a bit different in 2014 debut for Yankees
December 21, 2022

The biggest drama of the 2022 offseason turned out to not be that much of a surprise: American League MVP Aaron Judge agreed to stay in New York with the Yankees, the only team he's known since he was drafted in 2013. Judge's meteoric rise from first-round pick out of

Balkovec speaks at MLB's Take the Field program

Tampa manager encourages next generation at inclusion event
December 7, 2022

Representation can go a long way. There were few women in baseball when Rachel Balkovec began making her way through the ranks in 2012, and they were some of the figures who helped lead her to where she is today as a Minor League manager in the Yankees' organization --

Road to The Show™ Ambassador season reviews

Volpe, Leiter, Walker, Rodriguez take big steps forward in 2022
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 15, 2022

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at four of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returned for another season in 2022. Orioles hurler Grayson Rodriguez, Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe, Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter and Cardinals infielder/outfielder Jordan Walker were this

Volpe, Domínguez charging toward the Bronx

Yankees see big seasons from farm system's brightest stars
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 2, 2022

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the New York Yankees.

Patriots crowned by no-hitter, Martian's power

Vasquez twirls eight frames; Domínguez mashes two, plates six
@RobTnova24
September 29, 2022

It's truly the Yankees Universe right now. On the same night that the baseball world was mesmerized by Aaron Judge's 61st home run, a pair of New York's top prospects also made history in New Jersey. Jasson Domínguez and Randy Vasquez put forth the best performances of their careers and

Somerset contest brings fans out of their seats

Front office inside joke evolves into popular in-game promotion
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 20, 2022

What started as an inside joke between members of the Double-A Somerset front office turned into a unique opportunity to connect with fans. For the past few years, Hal Hansen, the Patriots’ director of marketing, has decided what songs are played during postgame fireworks shows at TD Bank Ballpark. Eventually,

Patriots post second no-no in two years

Gómez, Jennings deliver feat with Severino again in club's midst
September 8, 2022

Consider Luis Severino to be Somerset's good-luck charm. The last time he was rehabbing with the Yankees' Double-A affiliate, the right-hander had a hand in the club's first affiliated no-hitter. With Severino again with the Patriots rehabbing a right lat strain and starting the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader, the

The Road to The Show™: Yankees' Domínguez

No. 42 prospect grows in shadow of otherworldly expectations
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 23, 2022

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 second-ranked Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. When a young prospect’s talent and athleticism conjures images

Rosario completes Patriots' first affiliated cycle

Yankees outfield prospect ties career high with four hits, four RBIs
@MavalloneMiLB
July 17, 2022

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry extends to the Minors, and having played for both organizations, Jeisson Rosario was the ideal player to spice things up. Facing his former team, the Yankees outfield prospect hit for the cycle during Double-A Somerset's 12-11 loss to Portland on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field. It

Krook brings perfecto into 8th for RailRiders

The left-hander tossed five perfect frames his last time out
@RobTnova24
July 1, 2022

After tossing five perfect frames his last time out, Matt Krook flirted with baseball immortality on Friday. The left-hander took a perfect game into the eighth inning before yielding an infield single with two outs in the frame en route to setting the table for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 8-1 victory over

Prospect Q&A: Yankees left-hander Waldichuk

No. 90 overall prospect on the tweaks that led to his success
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 2, 2022

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

Nationwide Road to The Show™ Ambassador Spotlight: Anthony Volpe

@Gerard_Gilberto
May 31, 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. Here's a look at top Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Anthony Volpe only

Tarpons' Calderon twirls no-hitter in season debut

Yankees righty whiffs seven over seven frames in twinbill's nightcap
@RobTnova24
May 25, 2022

As Tampa's Yorlin Calderon faced Lakeland's Roberto Campos with two outs in the seventh inning of Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader, the right-hander had an opportunity to seal a milestone. And it was the only chance he was going to get to go the distance and finish the feat himself.

Zorros de Somerset dart onto the Copa field

Hispanic heritage, Yankees partnership honored with new identity
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 5, 2022

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 and Walker during 2022 season
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 3, 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 and Cardinals infielder Jordan Walker are

The Show Before the Show: Episode 340

Balkovec's hire, Katz's move to UK, Hat Draft on latest episode
January 14, 2022

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com'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,

Volpe among stars poised to earn pinstripes

Top Yankees prospect turning heads on road to the Bronx
@Gerard_Gilberto
December 16, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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. Depth of prospect talent is evident in Minor League success, and the Yankees

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: Low-A

Dominguez, Tampa host Bradenton; Veen, Fresno travel to San Jose
@christripodi
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

Staying Alive! Gades Beat Hoppers

Gades (69-47) are now three games back with four games remaining
September 16, 2021

STAYING ALIVE! GADES BEAT HOPPERS They have a pulse. The Hudson Valley Renegades held on for a 6-5 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Wednesday night at Dutchess Stadium. The Gades (69-47) are now three games back with four games remaining. They must win out to advance to the High-A

Somerset Patriots recover from ballpark flood

Eight days after devastating storm, Yankees affiliate returns home
@BensBiz
September 15, 2021

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey -- Dan Purner, head groundskeeper for the Somerset Patriots, doesn't particularly enjoy being the center of attention. He says groundskeepers are like umpires: "If you don't think of us, it's probably a good thing." As the Patriots took the field at their home of TD Bank