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Heavy hitters highlight first day of AFL

D-backs' Lawlar shines during stellar Arizona Fall League debut
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Surprise 11, Salt River 6 Jordan Lawlar rode a hot bat as he ascended three levels of the D-backs' system this season, and the No. 12 overall prospect showed no signs of cooling off in his debut in the desert. Arizona's third-ranked prospect collected a pair of hits -- including

Record 27 Minor Leaguers post 20/20 seasons

Volpe, De La Cruz, Carroll among those with power and speed
@Jacob_Resnick
September 29, 2022

Was 2022 the most exciting season in Minor League Baseball history? From a power-speed perspective, the answer is an overwhelming yes. Since the data became available, dating back 65 years, no year has even approached the amount of dual threats that put their skills on display this season. A record

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

The Road to The Show™: Twins’ Rodriguez

No. 93 prospect leaves mighty impression in small sample
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 27, 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 third-ranked Twins prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. When he looks back on his time in the

Knights' Colas mashes first two Triple-A dingers

Second-ranked White Sox prospect drives in three runs in slugfest
@RobTnova24
September 24, 2022

Oscar Colas just put the Minors' highest level on notice. The second-ranked White Sox prospect, who quickly earned a reputation throughout his rookie campaign for displaying brute raw power, hammered a pair of jaw-droppers for his first two long balls at the Triple-A level -- as part of a three-hit

South Bend claims second crown in three years

Cubs' High-A affiliate won consecutive road games to score title
@RobTnova24
September 22, 2022

Just call them the do-or-die kids. In their second consecutive decisive Game 3 of the postseason, the High-A South Bend Cubs again rose to the occasion by slugging their way to a Midwest League crown with a 7-4 victory over Lake County in the Championship Series on Wednesday at Classic

RiverDogs sweep to second straight championship

Rays affiliate goes 4-0 in postseason en route to Carolina crown
@RobTnova24
September 21, 2022

Much like it did all season long, Charleston dominated in the playoffs en route to a second straight title. The Single-A Rays affiliate completed a sweep of the Carolina League Championship Series with a convincing 6-2 victory over Lynchburg on Tuesday night at Bank of the James Stadium.

The Road to The Show™: Rockies’ Tovar

No. 28 overall prospect proving to be wise beyond his years
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 20, 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 Rockies prospect Ezequiel Tovar. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. At the start of the season, many would have

Which top prospects are in the playoffs?

Baseball's brightest prospects vying for Double-A championships
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 19, 2022

We’re still talking about playoff races in the Majors. Taking the opposite approach of Jim Mora, we’re talking about the actual playoffs in the Minors. High-A and Single-A regular seasons came to a close Sunday, and their respective postseasons are just around the corner. In fact, the best-of-five Northwest League

Prospect Q&A: Dodgers outfielder Pages

No. 69 overall prospect reflects on season, video game prowess
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 15, 2022

Nearly five years since he signed with the Dodgers, Andy Pages seems to be the next in a line of excellent Cuban prospects to climb the Minor League ladder. The 21-year-old has an innate ability to find gaps and hit the ball over the fence, and he’s done just that

The Road to The Show™: Nationals’ Wood

No. 35 overall prospect thriving since blockbuster deadline deal
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 13, 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 third-ranked Nationals prospect James Wood. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The success of the Nationals’ rebuild will be determined

RailRiders' Volpe belts first two Triple-A homers

Top Yankees prospect hits 20-HR mark for second straight year
@Steph_Sheehan
September 8, 2022

It’s only Anthony Volpe’s sixth game at Triple-A, but from the way he’s been swinging the bat, you’d think he’d already be in pinstripes. MLB’s No. 5 overall prospect cranked his first two home runs at the Minors’ highest level -- one to left-center field, one to right-center -- in

The Road to The Show™: Cardinals’ Burleson

No. 92 overall prospect proves to be a quick study in the Minors
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 6, 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 fifth-ranked Cardinals prospect Alec Burleson. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There was never really much doubt about Alec Burleson’s

Prospect Q&A: Padres shortstop Merrill

No. 88 prospect discusses return from injuries, wild Deadline
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 2, 2022

In many ways, Jackson Merrill is something of a last man standing in what was once a loaded Padres’ farm system. San Diego managed to hold on to MLB Pipeline’s No. 88 overall prospect after a very busy, and potentially franchise-altering, Trade Deadline.

Oklahoma City's Miller mows 'em down

No. 2 Dodgers prospect tallies career-high 14 strikeouts
@MavalloneMiLB
September 2, 2022

Bobby Miller makes a point of telling himself to "stay where his feet are" while not looking into the future. His feet on Thursday were firmly planted on the mound at Dell Diamond, where baseball's No. 27 overall prospect put together one of the best pitching performances of the season.

Rodriguez begins rehab trail at Aberdeen

Orioles' top pitching prospect tosses 31 pitches for IronBirds
@Jacob_Resnick
September 1, 2022

Three months ago, the calendar flipped to June with an entire fan base optimistic that its top pitching prospect would dominate his way to the Majors before July. That June 1 start was ultimately Grayson Rodriguez's last before he was shut down with a Grade 2 right lat strain. As

Grayson ready for rehab return with Aberdeen

Top Orioles pitching prospect not ruling out MLB debut this year
@JoeTrezz
August 30, 2022

ABERDEEN, Md. -- In Grayson Rodriguez’s mind, he was on the cusp of promotion when injury struck in early June, given the dominant first half at Triple-A Norfolk the righty remembers as “hands down the best I’ve ever thrown the baseball in my life.” Instead, he was rewarded for that

The Road to The Show™: Rangers’ Carter

No. 59 prospect evolves from Draft mystery to scouting coup
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 30, 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 third-ranked Rangers prospect Evan Carter. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There aren’t many ways to better illustrate a scouting

Frizzell mashes trifecta for FredNats

Washington prospect logs Fredericksburg's first three-homer game
@RobTnova24
August 27, 2022

It was one of those nights for Single-A Fredericksburg, as the team erupted for 23 runs on 20 hits, and it was one of those performances for Will Frizzell, who contributed three of those knocks -- all of which left the yard. The Nationals infield prospect clubbed a trio of

Lee slugs three home runs for Sugar Land

Seventh-ranked Astros prospect leads club's nine-homer barrage
@MavalloneMiLB
August 24, 2022

With his club beginning a road trip in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, it's only appropriate Korey Lee hit the jackpot. With a final score befitting a football game, the No. 7 Astros prospect left his mark by homering three times and driving in a career-high five runs to power

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

Painter draws up six zeros in Double-A debut

Pitching at third level in '22, top Phillies prospect whiffs eight
@Jacob_Resnick
August 21, 2022

It might be reasonable to question how a 19-year-old pitcher, of any pedigree, would fare at the Double-A level, but Andrew Painter is cut from a different cloth. Though instead of wiping away watercolors, this one is mopping up opposing batters. Painter, the Phillies’ top-ranked prospect and No. 25 in

Jays' Martinez sets homer record for Fisher Cats

No. 73 overall prospect's 28th of season establishes franchise mark
@tylermaun
August 21, 2022

Orelvis Martinez has been hitting homers at a prodigious pace all season. Now, it's led him to the record books. Baseball’s No. 73 overall prospect crushed his 28th home run of the year to set a new single-season mark for Double-A New Hampshire in a 6-1 win at Hartford on

Moreno's double for Bisons sticks the landing

Top Blue Jays prospect punctures the outfield wall with liner
August 18, 2022

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect Gabriel Moreno has climbed the Minor League ladder -- and earned a Major League callup earlier this year -- on the strength of, well, just that -- his power. But the feat he pulled off on Wednesday for Triple-A Buffalo likely can't be contained by the

Ninth overall pick Cross parks two for Fireflies

Top Royals prospect posts first professional multihomer game
@tylermaun
August 18, 2022

Gavin Cross’ final college season came to an end on June 12, meaning the Virginia Tech product had to wait 35 days until he was selected ninth overall in the 2022 MLB Draft. It was another 18 days until his first professional game. With the waiting over, Cross is making