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Prospect Q&A: Mets outfielder Mangum

Club’s No. 22 prospect on hitting approach, Dudy-Noble lore
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 26, 2022

It’s been a good week for Jake Mangum. The Mets' No. 22 prospect received his first promotion to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and collected four hits in his first seven at-bats at the Minors’ highest level. Mangum opened the year with Double-A Binghamton and batted .283 with a .353 on-base

Prospect Q&A: Reds lefty Abbott

Club’s No. 13 prospect discusses strikeout artistry, facing Votto
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 19, 2022

Andrew Abbott’s uncanny ability to strike out batters in droves dates back to his amateur career. Now ranked as the No. 13 Reds prospect, Abbott has continued to rack up punchouts in high quantities. The six-foot, 180-pound left-hander sports a 14.3 K/9 in his first six appearances between High-A Dayton

The Road to The Show™: Marco Luciano

No. 13 overall prospect continuing to play up to competition
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 17, 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 top Giants prospect Marco Luciano. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There have been times during his young career that

Prospect Q&A: Cardinals shortstop Winn

St. Louis’ No. 5 prospect on adding power, life off the mound
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 12, 2022

The early parts of Masyn Winn’s development as a professional ballplayer can be summarized with one term: addition by subtraction. Winn was selected by the Cardinals with the No. 54 overall pick in the 2020 Draft. By then, the Texas high-schooler was touching 98 mph with his fastball and drilling

The Road to The Show™: Noelvi Marte

No. 11 overall prospect can keep young talent flowing to Seattle
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 10, 2022

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at second-ranked Mariners prospect Noelvi Marte. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The Mariners’ transformation into a

Prospect Q&A: Pirates infielder Peguero

No. 77 overall prospect discusses offseason limbo, excellent start
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 6, 2022

It was a strange offseason for Liover Peguero, but if his early start with Double-A Altoona is any indication, nothing hindered his development. The Pirates’ sixth-ranked prospect, from Higuey, Dominican Republic, signed with the D-backs for $475,000 back in 2017, which meant he would need to be added to the

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, Davis and Walker during 2022
@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, Cubs outfielder Brennen Davis and Cardinals

Prospect Q&A: Cubs outfielder Crow-Armstrong

Chicago's No. 6 prospect discusses rehab, adding power to profile
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 29, 2022

So much has happened to Pete Crow-Armstrong since he was drafted that it’s hard to imagine he’s played in just 20 professional games so far. Crow-Armstrong was selected at No. 19 overall by the Mets in the pandemic-shortened Draft in 2020. He had to wait out the suspended season to

Scouting report: D-backs shortstop Lawlar

Game's No. 23 overall prospect already proving he can do it all
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 26, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked D-backs prospect Jordan Lawlar. Jordan Lawlar was forced to hit the reset button almost immediately in the Minors. After being drafted

Prospect Q&A: Nationals shortstop House

No. 48 prospect discusses swing timing, defensive footwork
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 21, 2022

Ever since he was drafted last year, Brady House has not stopped hitting. The second-ranked Nationals prospect has gotten off to a roaring start with Single-A Fredericksburg. House entered Thursday as the Carolina League leader with 17 hits in his first 46 at-bats (.370 average), and he has a share

Copa de la Diversión provides plenty to chew on

Food and drink identities abound in celebration of Hispanic culture
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 20, 2022

Go anywhere in the world, and there’s no better cultural education than a home cooked meal and a traditional cocktail. So it should come as no surprise that Copa de la Diversión -- with 85 teams participating this season -- provides a healthy bounty of food and drink identities around

Scouting report: Guardians righty Williams

Patience seems to be paying off for Cleveland’s No. 7 prospect
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 19, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at seventh-ranked Guardians prospect Gavin Williams. It took four years of college ball for Gavin Williams to fit his new mold and only

Prospect Q&A: Braves outfielder Harris

No. 64 prospect discusses offseason work, World Series fandom
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 14, 2022

After Atlanta brought in a cornerstone first baseman to replace another, Michael Harris II became the only Braves prospects remaining on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list. The 21-year-old outfielder entered last season as Atlanta’s No. 12 prospect, but finished as the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year. Harris batted

Scouting report: Brewers outfielder Frelick

No. 69 overall prospect proving to be quick study in second season
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 12, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top ranked Brewers prospect Sal Frelick. Sal Frelick’s first full season has started off as well as his professional debut. The No.

Prospect Q&A: Phillies catcher O’Hoppe

Club’s No. 5 prospect discusses strong AFL, work with pitchers
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 7, 2022

Last season, Logan O’Hoppe learned that it’s never too late to make a name for yourself. O’Hoppe was the recipient of the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award for his work with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League. The backstop was constantly praised by pitchers and coaches alike for the way he

Scouting report: Cubs left-hander Wicks

Chicago's No. 5 prospect enters first full season with new look
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 6, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Cubs prospect Jordan Wicks. Since his professional debut, Jordan Wicks has rolled out a transformed pitch mix for his first full

Prospect Q&A: Red Sox infielder Jordan

Club’s No. 7 prospect recalls days as teenage long ball star
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 31, 2022

Long before he was a Draft prospect, Blaze Jordan was a home run derby prodigy. When he was as young as 11 years old, the native of Southaven, Mississippi, was an internet sensation for his viral clips from power showcases. Some home runs traveled upward of 500 feet while others

Scouting report: Reds shortstop McLain

No. 87 prospect hit the ground running in High-A after Draft
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 29, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at fourth-ranked Reds prospect Matt McLain. There seemed to be a smooth transition for Matt McLain from college to professional baseball. The fourth-ranked

Prospect Q&A: D-backs outfielder Thomas

Top prospect discusses offseason prep, having a coach as a father
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 24, 2022

There are few hitters who enjoyed the type of success that Alek Thomas experienced in 2021 as the top D-backs prospect concluded his third Minor League season on the doorstep of the big leagues with Triple-A Reno. Thomas batted .313/.394/.559 overall with 18 homers, 29 doubles, 12 triples, 59 RBIs,

Scouting report: Angels right-hander Bachman

Club’s No. 2 prospect has arsenal to ride fast track to Majors
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 22, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at second-ranked Angels prospect Sam Bachman. The Angels have gone through great lengths to address their pitching woes in the past few years.

Prospect Q&A: Royals left-hander Lacy

No. 65 prospect on mechanical tweaks, learning from ‘The Rookie’
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 16, 2022

After a masterful college career at Texas A&M, left-hander Asa Lacy sputtered in his first professional action with High-A Quad Cities last year. A persistent shoulder issue severely dampened the debut season for the third-ranked Royals prospect. He was shut down in July after posting a 5.19 ERA with 79

Scouting report: Orioles outfielder Cowser

No. 76 overall prospect can stand out in star-studded system
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 15, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Orioles prospect Colton Cowser. It didn’t take long for Colton Cowser to show why he’s considered among the most talented prospects

Prospect Q&A: Brewers outfielder Mitchell

No. 51 overall prospect looks ahead to new challenges in 2022
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 11, 2022

Garrett Mitchell suffered an injury-plagued debut season in 2021 but could put himself on the doorstep of the Major Leagues as soon as this year. The top Brewers prospect compiled a .258/.388/.412 slash line with eight homers, 30 RBIs, 46 walks and 17 stolen bases in 64 games between High-A

Prospect Q&A: Rays’ infielder Edwards

No. 70 overall prospect working to add more ‘tools to the toolshed’
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 9, 2022

Due to the pandemic and an injury to his oblique, the Rays waited about 18 months before getting to see Xavier Edwards play in their system. But once he got back on the field, the No. 70 overall prospect showed he can be one of the best leadoff hitters in