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Hoppers Receive Baseball America Freitas Award

December 2, 2021

When the Greensboro Grasshoppers received the go-ahead that the 2021 minor league season would happen, it came without the off-field equivalent of a full spring training. So president and general manager Donald Moore and vice president of baseball operations Katie Dannemiller relied on a foundation that had developed for more

Pirates Name Matt Fraizer Minor League Player-of-the-Year

October 28, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced Matt Fraizer as the organization’s Honus Wagner Player-of-the-Year and Adrian Florencio as the organization’s Bob Friend Pitcher-of-the-Year. The announcement completes the Club’s Young Bucs Awards Week celebration. The 23-year-old Fraizer led all Pirates minor leaguers with at least 350 plate appearances in batting average (.306),

Pirates Name Minor League Slugger, Reliever, Baserunner and Defender-of-the-Year

October 27, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced four more award winners as a continuation of the organization’s Young Bucs Award Week. Oneil Cruz has been named the organization’s Willie Stargell Slugger-of-the-Year. Enmanuel Mejia has been named the organization’s Kent Tekulve Reliever-of-the-Year. Lolo Sanchez has been named the organization’s Omar Moreno Baserunner-of-the-Year. Jared

Pirates Name Minor League Staff, Coach and Teammates-of-the-Year

October 26, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates today named the Greensboro Grasshoppers coaching staff the organization’s Staff-of-the-Year. The announcement was made by Director of Coaching and Player Development John Baker. Greensboro’s staff included Manager Kieran Mattison, Pitching Coach Matt Ford, Hitting Coach Ruben Gotay, Development Coach Blake Butler, Certified Athletic Trainer Victor Silva, Baseball

Minor League Baseball and Marvel Entertainment Collaborate to Launch “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” Program 

Storytelling giant to develop content for teams and ballparks across the United States
October 13, 2021

Chicago, October 13, 2021 — Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced a three-year partnership with Marvel Entertainment, one of the world’s most prominent storytelling brands, for an exciting event series that will play out in ballparks across all levels of MiLB starting in 2022. Today’s announcement was made at the

Will Matthiessen's grand slam in 12th inning finishes wild walk-off win

Hoppers and Crawdads combine to score 24 runs from ninth inning onward in marathon game
August 7, 2021

THE TWILIGHT ZONE ― Did that game really happen? And if so, was it baseball or metaphysics? Where to begin? How about at the end. Winning pitcher Will Matthiessen's trip around the bases in the bottom of the 12th inning finished an unforgettable journey into a wondrous place whose boundaries

Grasshoppers to Release Limited Edition Photo

2020 Team Picture Expected to Sell Out in Short Order
July 26, 2021

(Greensboro, NC) The Greensboro Grasshoppers will release a limited number of 2020 Team Pictures on Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM. These photos are 11” X 14”, hand-numbered from 1 to 250, and illustrate the unique and unfortunate 2020 season that never was, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will sell

Quinn Priester and Roansy Contreras to Represent Pirates Organization at All-Star Futures Game

Selections mark first time Bucs will have two pitchers in Futures Game since 2012
June 30, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers Roansy Contreras and Quinn Priester have been named to the National League roster for the All-Star Futures Game. The announcement was made today by Major League Baseball. The game will take place on July 11 at Coors Field in Denver as part of All-Star Sunday. The 21-year-old

Hoppers beat Dash to take 4-3 edge in I-40 rivalry

Greensboro plays first game in Winston-Salem since 1968
June 15, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM -- Highly-touted Quinn Priester pitched five strong innings, and teammates Matthew Fraizer and Fabricio Macias hit home runs to lead the red-hot Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 3-2 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash at Truist Stadium on Tuesday night. The Grasshoppers (21-16) have won four games in a row, and

All in Good Time: Kieran Mattison's Journey to Greensboro

May 10, 2021

This article can also be found in our May 4 digital gameday program, by clicking here. It took an extra 13 months, but at last Kieran Mattison is ready to settle into his role as manager of the Greensboro Grasshoppers. All in good time. That seems to be the mantra

Greensboro Grasshoppers Release 2021 Schedule

February 19, 2021

Download the Greensboro Grasshoppers 2021 Schedule (PDF) (Greensboro, NC) The Greensboro Grasshoppers are excited to release their 2021 schedule. Opening Day is set for Tuesday, May 4 at First National Bank Field against the Hickory Crawdads. The 120-game season will run through September 19. This is the first year of

Grasshoppers 2021 Coaching Staff Announced

February 19, 2021

(Greensboro, NC) The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Kieran Mattison will be the new manager for the 2021 Greensboro Grasshoppers. Pitching coach Matt Ford, hitting coach Ruben Gotay and Development Coach, Blake Butler will join Mattison. Victor Silva will be the Athletic Trainer. Kieran Mattison is in his fifth season as

Bill on Baseball: Koch Achieves 3-Homer Hat Trick

September 1, 2019

Grant Koch did something that a Hoppers' hitter hadn't accomplished in 12 years Friday night - hit three home runs in a game.The catcher, who came into the game with four home runs for the season, became the first Hoppers' batter to hit three in a game since Scott Cousins

Bill on Baseball: Hoppers Keep Big Picture in Focus

August 30, 2019

As players learn and grow through their first full season of pro baseball, so does a manager.The Hoppers lost their home finale Thursday night, 7-0 to Rome, and were officially eliminated from any chance at making the South Atlantic League playoffs. But the result of this one game didn't spoil

Bill on Baseball: Gardner, Bae, Macias Boost Hoppers

August 29, 2019

Will Gardner was very nearly perfect Wednesday night.The right-hander was called on for the save against Rome and responded by striking out the side to nail down a 6-4 Hoppers win. He threw 10 pitches, and nine of them were strikes."He almost got an "immaculate inning,"' said pitching coach Stan

Bill on Baseball: Hoppers Turn Tables with Shutout

August 28, 2019

Pitching and defense is a hard combination to beat and the Hoppers used it to their advantage Tuesday night.After dropping a 1-0 decision to Rome on Monday, they bounced back to beat the Braves 3-0. Four pitchers combined for the shutout with Steven Jennings picking up his seventh win of

Bill on Baseball: Playoff Hopes Dim for Hoppers

August 27, 2019

There are still seven games to play in the South Atlantic League season, and Hoppers manager Miguel Perez expects his team to compete hard in every one."We want to finish on a positive note," he said, after his club dropped a 1-0 game to Rome Monday night. "Whatever happens with

Bill on Baseball: Shutout Pitching Carries Hoppers

August 18, 2019

A shutout is always a source of pride for a pitching staff.The Hoppers delivered one Saturday night, blanking Augusta 7-0. It was the staff's 10th shutout of the season and fourth at home."A shutout is a shot in the arm," said pitching coach Stan Kyles. "And it makes the pitching

Bill on Baseball: Hoppers Beat Oddball Defense to Win

August 17, 2019

You want pitching? The Hoppers delivered a lot of that Friday night.Clutch hitting? They were able to provide some against the best pitcher in the South Atlantic League.Drama? Well, you had to see the bottom of the ninth inning when the Hoppers scored against a gimmick defense to beat a

Bill on Baseball: Toribio Dazzles as Hoppers Roll 8-0

August 11, 2019

It's one thing for a pitcher to have a game plan but quite another to execute it to near perfection.That's what Neo Toribio did for the Hoppers Saturday. The right-hander, only 19 years old, was absolutely dominant in six innings of work, retiring the first 16 Asheville batters he faced

Bill on Baseball: Hoppers Pitching Stymies Asheville

August 10, 2019

There's nothing quite like a low-scoring, one-run baseball game.Tension. Drama. No room for mistakes, especially late."It's fun to have those kinds of games," said Hoppers manager Miguel Perez.Even more fun when you win, which the Hoppers did by 2-1 over Asheville Friday night.It was a big turnaround from Thursday's game,

Bill on Baseball: Herman "Feeling Good" after 4 RBIs

July 28, 2019

Jack Herman likes being a little different.When he comes to the plate for the Hoppers, for instance, his walk-up music isn't a fast-paced piece to get his adrenaline pumping. Instead, it's the smooth, jazzy, old-time Big Band sound of Michael Buble singing "Feeling Good."And that certainly applied to Herman Friday

Bill on Baseball: Harrer's Simple Approach Pays Off

July 25, 2019

Keep it simple.Sometimes baseball players forget that basic rule and become their own worst enemies. Just ask Hoppers' outfielder Justin Harrer.Harrer continued his hot hitting Wednesday afternoon with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to lift the Hoppers to a 3-2 win over Asheville."I had

Bill on Baseball: Hoppers Continue Solid Hitting in 11-1 Win

July 19, 2019

With three of their best hitters promoted to Bradenton, it was only natural to believe the Hoppers might have some trouble getting hits and scoring runs.That hasn't turned out to be the case. Even with Rodolfo Castro, Lolo Sanchez and Mason Martin gone, the lineup has continued to rake. The