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K-OK: Dollander, Palmquist rack up the strikeouts

Rockies hurlers combine for 22 whiffs in Double-A, High-A outings
April 20, 2024

As inclement weather postponed the Rockies’ series opener with the Mariners on Friday, two of the club’s top prospective pitchers battled no elements en route to tearing up the Minor Leagues. No. 2 prospect Chase Dollander and No. 15 prospect Carson Palmquist combined for double-digit strikeouts in their respective starts,

Trio of Mets pitching prospects slay competition

Scott, Tidwell, Sproat making their pitches for stardom in Queens
@MavalloneMiLB
April 17, 2024

A franchise known for developing some of the game's best pitchers over the past half-century hasn't uncovered many gems -- hidden or otherwise -- in recent years. But that might be starting to change. While we might not see comparisons drawn to the likes of homegrown aces Tom Seaver, Dwight

All systems go for Rocket City homer celebrations

Angels' Double-A affiliate incorporating space ties into dugout fun
@MavalloneMiLB
April 11, 2024

Trash Pandas, go for launch! One of the more popular Minor League monikers, Double-A Rocket City combined a pair of nicknames during its relocation from Mobile to Huntsville, Ala., following the 2019 season.

Crews kicks season into high gear at Double-A

Nats' top prospect hits first Harrisburg homer on 4-hit, 4-RBI night
@MavalloneMiLB
April 9, 2024

It took Dylan Crews one at-bat to equal his hit output from his first three games of the season. It took him two plate appearances to surpass it ... and MLB's No. 7 prospect didn't stop there. Crews hammered his first Double-A homer during a four-hits and four-RBI night in

Naturally, Northwest Arkansas finds fresh look

Royals Double-A club celebrates nature, community through design
@BensBiz
December 6, 2023

Call it a Natural progression: On Wednesday afternoon, the Minor League Baseball team in Springdale, Ark., unveiled new logos and uniforms. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, are named for the natural beauty of the region in which they compete. The Texas League franchise,

2023 Texas League playoffs coverage

Sod Poodles win second crown in five years in grand fashion
September 28, 2023

Championship Series Sept. 27

Sod Poodles win second TL crown in five years

Duzenack's grand slam sets stage for D-backs affiliate's victory
@memheller
September 28, 2023

Amarillo set up shop as a Double-A affiliate five years ago, and the Sod Poodles have scored two Texas League championships in that time. The second one was secured by D-backs affiliate in grand fashion Wednesday night. Behind a bases-loaded homer by Camden Duzenack, the Amarillo Sod Poodles routed the

2023 Eastern League playoffs coverage

SeaWolves able to forget about last year with perfect run to crown
September 27, 2023

Championship Series Sept. 26

2023 Southern League playoffs coverage

Smokies scorch way to first outright championship in 45 years
September 27, 2023

Championship Series Sept. 26

Smokies scorch way to first outright title in 45 years

Horton dominates once again as Cubs affiliate wins Southern crown
@benweinrib
September 27, 2023

With Cade Horton on the mound Tuesday, the Cubs' Double-A affiliate had reason to be confident about their prospects of winning the franchise's first outright Southern League title in 45 years. And once the Tennessee Smokies scored four runs in the first three innings, it felt like that was very

Forget last year: Erie wins its first EL crown

Hurter, Holton help SeaWolves cap their perfect postseason run
@brendan_samson
September 27, 2023

Last season was bittersweet for Detroit's Double-A affiliate. The Erie SeaWolves made it to the Eastern League Championship Series, but were no-hit in a winner-take-all Game 3 15-0 loss to the Somerset Patriots. This season was a completely different story. Erie won all four of its playoff games, capping the

The 2023 Double-A All-Stars and award winners

Yankees' Domínguez, Rays' Caminero made debuts in The Show
@JoeTrezz
September 26, 2023

As summer ebbs into fall, Minor League Baseball has started to reveal its end-of-season award winners and All-Star teams. Last week it was the three Single-A and High-A circuits. Now it's time to reveal this year's Double-A honors, as voted on by league managers. In the Eastern League, Baltimore's Coby

Rumble Ponies, Patriots ride the Subway Series

Top Mets, Yankees prospects meet up in Eastern League semifinals
NY-prospects
@RobTnova24
September 22, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- It’s been 23 years since the last Subway Series led to the ultimate trophy. While the next one may still be some time away as both the Mets and Yankees made moves toward the future this season, fans of both organizations had a chance to glimpse what

Jim Clark calls 3,500th game for RubberDucks

Akron broadcaster has started every game for past 30 seasons
@brendan_samson
August 30, 2023

“Hello baseball fans everywhere." Double-A Akron RubberDucks broadcaster Jim Clark has started every game for the past 30 seasons with those four words. They serve as a tribute to longtime Cleveland broadcaster Jimmy Dudley, as well as evidence that Clark’s childhood dream has come true. “As a kid, probably age

Brewers prospects post banner day for Biloxi

Quero parks trio of homers, Chourio adds another to lead Shuckers
@Steph_Sheehan
May 17, 2023

It was a banner day for Biloxi, when top Brewers prospects Jackson Chourio (No. 1) and Jeferson Quero (No. 3) combined for four home runs and six hits while accounting for all six of the Double-A squad's runs in its 12-6 loss. But let’s give credit where credit is due:

What's in an apostrophe? For Pensacola, everything

Call 'em Blue Wahoo's Tuesday as club embraces incorrect grammar
@JesseABorek
May 15, 2023

Baseball, at its core, is a game dependent on accuracy. A fielder aims to throw the ball on the mark, a baserunner seeks every angle possible to motor around the bags and a manager can be zen-like in the quest to tab a hot bat off the bench or remove

Chourio wins battle against hard-throwing Joyce

Brewers' top prospect hits oppo homer against Angels right-hander
@Steph_Sheehan
May 12, 2023

The matchup? Jackson Chourio vs. Ben Joyce -- 19-year-old phenom against a flamethrower who can touch 105 mph. The result? An opposite-field two-run homer off the bat of MLB’s No. 4 overall prospect. The Brewers’ top prospect won this battle, turning on a 99 mph fastball and leaving the yard

Then and now: Southern League

Long after Aaron broke boundaries, circuit adding to its legacy
@Steph_Sheehan
March 23, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more. Take a tour of the Double-A Southern League, where baseball

Then and now: Eastern League

Largest Double-A circuit enters its 11th decade of play
@JoeTrezz
March 21, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more.

Then and now: Texas League 

One of the oldest active circuits navigated its way to Double-A
@TrujilloReports
January 29, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more.

The Show Before the Show: Episode 325

Erie's Wonders Night steals show as latest MiLB promo hit
September 10, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 321

Pensacola provides explanation for Crabzilla, "ugly" uniforms
August 13, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 319

Tulsa's White bobblehead, Trade Deadline featured on pod
July 30, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 318

Rocket City clubbie Hearn shares stories from Pandas' early days
July 22, 2021

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On a mission:  Sod Poodles' Tabor twirls no-no

No. 22 D-backs prospect makes history with seven-inning gem
@MavalloneMiLB
July 12, 2021

Two outs away from making history, Matt Tabor saw his chances sinking along with a ball that seemed destined to touch the outfield grass. Yet fate -- with the help of a sparkling catch -- stayed on his side, and one pitch later, his historic feat was complete. With the