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These 10 hats took the crown in 2023

Minor League clubs create fan favorites with fun, fashion
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 12, 2024

From historic to anthropomorphic, Minor League hats are something else. They can represent the city, the culture, the cuisine, and they look good doing it. For the sixth straight season, MiLB celebrates National Hat Day by looking at some of the top-selling Minor League caps per New Era and MiLBStore.com.

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

Im-possum-bly cute mascot raids college football

Double-A Arkansas' mascot, Otey, hits the road to bring furry cheer
@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 18, 2023

If this is what playing possum looks like, it's not going to fool anybody. Appearing very much alive, the mascot of the Minor League Arkansas Travelers -- a swamp possum who goes by the name Otey -- basked in the Saturday night lights of Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas,

Ben's Biz eats: Best of the Pacific Northwest

Tasty delights of Eugene, Hillsboro, Tacoma and Vancouver
@BensBiz
November 3, 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.

Some of the Minors' most popular jerseys

These threads turned heads and flew off the shelves in 2023
@Kelsie_Heneghan
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

Ford, Young lead Mariners Organization All-Stars

Catcher, shortstop headline next wave headed toward Seattle
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 27, 2023

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 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Seattle Mariners. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Tacoma: 77-73 Double-A

Ben's Biz: Title winners ranked for '23

Based on how long it had been since they last won a crown
@BensBiz
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.

Nuts don't crack en route to Cal League crown

'23 first-rounder Emerson leads way with 4 hits, 4 RBIs in finale
@MavalloneMiLB
September 20, 2023

It's time to get Nuts! Thanks to an unrelenting offense that averaged more than 10 runs per game in the playoffs, Single-A Modesto finished off a perfect postseason on Tuesday night with a championship-clinching 14-8 win over Rancho Cucamonga at LoanMart Field. Colt Emerson led the way with four hits

Clase, Bliss provide vaunted power-speed combo

M's prospects reach rarified air with homer, stolen base prowess
September 15, 2023

This story was excerpted from Daniel Kramer’s Mariners Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Copa celebrations bring la Diversión

Modesto, Columbia celebrate Latin culture with ballpark festivities
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 8, 2023

Each month, MiLB.com spotlights an aspect of Copa de la Diversión, Minor League Baseball's Hispanic fan engagement initiative sponsored by Nationwide, the program's official insurance partner. This edition celebrates the unique ballpark entertainment that lives up to the spirit of the Copa program. Check out our look at the similar

The Road to The Show™: Mariners’ Young

No. 38 prospect stays in control with stellar bat-to-ball skills
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 5, 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 top Mariners’ prospect Cole Young. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. In a little more than a year in professional

That's Nuts: Peete's first two homers are slams

No. 10 Mariners prospect keys Modesto rally with grand dingers
@benweinrib
August 28, 2023

Despite just turning 18 this month, Tai Peete has already played in a lot of important baseball games. He starred in the 2018 Little League World Series and played on the Team USA circuit before the Mariners drafted him 30th overall in July. But none of those games can compare

The best of the Mariners' Minor League ballparks

Historic features and nachos come together on road to Seattle
@Kelsie_Heneghan
August 21, 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

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Ford

Top Mariners prospect already known as 'face of British baseball'
@RobTnova24
August 8, 2023

It was tea time for the face of British baseball in the Minors last week. Harry Ford balled out over five games for High-A Everett en route to being named the Minor League Player of the Week in the Northwest League for the first time this season. The top Mariners

DeLo’s big day paces series-opening win

Zach DeLoach: 3-for-3, HR (15), 5 RBI, 2 R, BB
August 8, 2023

Tacoma, WA (8/8/23) – The Tacoma Rainiers (57-52, 20-14) defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers (72-35, 22-12) 12-9 in an afternoon slugfest at Cheney Stadium on Tuesday, taking the opening game of this weeklong series. The clubs combined for 23 hits and 16 walks, as the Rainiers won their fourth in

Travelers win 2023 Texas League first-half North Division Title

Arkansas clinches first playoff berth since 2019, will play second-half winners in September
June 24, 2023

Box Score Wichita, KS—The Arkansas Travelers defeated the Wichita Wind Surge, 5-2 and combined with the Tulsa Drillers loss, the Travs clinched the Texas League first half North Division championship. Arkansas will be in the playoffs for the first time since 2019. Down a run, Robbie Tenerowicz hit a two-run

Mariners' stars of past lead way to Futures Game

Reynolds, Ibañez named managers; Beltré, King Felix will coach
@benweinrib
May 24, 2023

When the All-Star Game returns to the Emerald City for the first time in 22 years this July, it will have a distinctive Seattle flavor. Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that a pair of former Mariners will manage the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, with Harold Reynolds leading the AL

Ford ascends with first Everett roundtripper

Top-ranked Mariners prospect plates trio of runs, lauds WBC
@Steph_Sheehan
April 22, 2023

It’s been a whirlwind 2023 for Harry Ford -- or should we say, “Sir” Harry Ford. The top Mariners prospect became something of a cult hero during the World Baseball Classic, having led Great Britain in homers (2), RBIs (4) and OPS (1.246) in its four games played. To Seattle

Prospect Primer: American League West

Great Britain's newly crowned royalty working way to Emerald City
@RobTnova24
March 30, 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:

The Road to The Show™: Mariners’ Miller

No. 98 overall prospect carving out his role with power pitching
@Gerard_Gilberto
10:00 AM EST

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 Mariners prospect Bryce Miller. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Coming out of the 2021 Draft, most of the

Ford, Gonzalez look to bring star power to Seattle

Mariners could bolster young core with exciting group of All-Stars
@Gerard_Gilberto
December 16, 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 Seattle Mariners.

Prospect Q&A: Mariners righty Hancock

Seattle’s No. 2 prospect discusses injury rehab, strong season
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 18, 2022

In the early part of his professional career, it seems Emerson Hancock’s greatest challenge has been remaining on the field. The 23-year-old right-hander has been limited to 27 starts since being drafted by the Mariners with the No. 6 overall selection in 2020. Despite the small sample, Hancock has been

Berroa fans 11 in Travelers' second no-no of '22

Former Major Leaguers Kaminsky, Shipley toss scoreless frames
@Jacob_Resnick
August 13, 2022

Double-A Arkansas’ second no-hitter of the 2022 season was started by a young arm on his way to the Major Leagues. It was finished off by a pair of veterans working their way back up to The Show. No. 24 Mariners prospect Prelander Berroa struck out a career-high 11 over

Green gives Rainiers another home run trifecta

A couple days after O'Keefe's feat, infielder completes milestone
July 5, 2022

Less than 48 hours after Triple-A Tacoma's Brian O'Keefe delivered a three-homer feat, Zach Green also hit that trifecta for the first time. The 28-year-old plated seven runs with his three long balls, powering the Rainiers to an 11-4 victory over the Aces in Reno. It marked the first time

O'Keefe hits 3 homers, delivers walk-off single

Veteran catcher lifts Triple-A Tacoma to third walk-off in four days
@Jacob_Resnick
July 3, 2022

Stepping up to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning on Saturday, Brian O’Keefe had a chance at rarefied air. Armed with three home runs and bidding for a historic fourth, he instead settled for a solid consolation prize -- a walk-off single to lift the Triple-A Tacoma