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Frisco rallies, rides off with Texas League crown

Four-run 10th propels RoughRiders to first title in 18 years
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Stymied through seven innings, Double-A Frisco still managed to save the best for last. The RoughRiders rallied from deficits in the eighth and ninth innings before scoring four times in the 10th en route to a 7-5 championship-clinching win over Wichita at Riverfront Stadium. Evan Carter's two-run single in the

Duzenack embarks on trip around the diamond

Arizona farmhand plays every position on the field for Reno
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September 27, 2022

Camden Duzenack is no stranger to playing catcher, toiling at first base or even stepping on the rubber. But to play all nine positions in one game? Well, the Arizona farmhand can cross that off his bucket list. Duzenack played an inning defensively at each position before entering in the

Storm blow through to take Cal League crown

Winning streak propels Lake Elsinore to first title since 2011
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September 21, 2022

The winds started howling during the final week of the regular season, and only after claiming their first title in 11 years, did the Storm finally die down. Buoyed by a strong pitching performance from Victor Lizarraga and a knack for the clutch hit, Single-A Lake Elsinore held off Fresno,

Colossals of clout: Hilliard, Dixon flex muscles

Padres, Rockies sluggers combine for two mammoth homers
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September 9, 2022

It was a night that Babe Ruth would have been proud of. The duo of Sam Hilliard and Brandon Dixon gave the fans at Isotopes Park plenty to cheer about, slugging a pair of homers that traveled a combined 958 feet. However, it was visiting Triple-A El Paso, buoyed by

Oklahoma City's Miller mows 'em down

No. 2 Dodgers prospect tallies career-high 14 strikeouts
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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.

Outman gives new meaning to 'bi-cycle'

No. 13 Dodgers prospect tallies second cycle in four games
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August 31, 2022

Triple-A Oklahoma City won't go another 11 years between cycles. In fact, it didn't even go one week. James Outman saw to that ... again. In a season that is shaping up to be magical, the No. 13 Dodgers prospect hit for the cycle for the second time in four

Lee slugs three home runs for Sugar Land

Seventh-ranked Astros prospect leads club's nine-homer barrage
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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

A groundout that must be seen to believed

Cleveland farmhand delivers a highlight-reel at-bat for Columbus
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August 17, 2022

Let's just say Ernie Clement is not a name earthworms and other dirt-loving creatures will speak fondly of. The play will go down as a "2-unassisted putout" in the scorebook, but his first at-bat groundout was anything but normal in Triple-A Columbus' 4-0 loss to Toledo. Leading off the home

Salt Lake's Harrison finishes off first cycle

Angels outfielder equals career highs with five hits, five RBIs
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July 29, 2022

Apparently hitting for the cycle wasn't enough for Monte Harrison. An inning after completing the milestone, the Angels outfielder added a second double for good measure to equal a career high with five hits as Triple-A Salt Lake rolled past Reno, 11-4, at Greater Nevada Field. Harrison's cycle was the

Rosario completes Patriots' first affiliated cycle

Yankees outfield prospect ties career high with four hits, four RBIs
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July 17, 2022

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry extends to the Minors, and having played for both organizations, Jeisson Rosario was the ideal player to spice things up. Facing his former team, the Yankees outfield prospect hit for the cycle during Double-A Somerset's 12-11 loss to Portland on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field. It

McDonald hits homer trifecta for Lansing

A's prospect first to go yard three times for Lugnuts since 2001
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June 30, 2022

It took Jared McDonald 61 at-bats to hit his first three homers of 2022, plus an additional 63 to hit another. Then came Thursday, when he nearly doubled his home run output in a matter of five innings. The Oakland catching prospect went deep in his first three at-bats and

Missions pitch in to support Uvalde community

Game-worn high school jerseys auctioned for families of tragedy
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June 17, 2022

Last month's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 students and two teachers shook the United States to its core. Yet a byproduct of evil inevitably leads to an outpouring of love, support and kindness -- all needed to begin the healing. Sports,

Quakes' Quiroz clobbers three home runs

Dodgers prospect collects six RBIs, four hits in career-high effort
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June 12, 2022

Nelson Quiroz enjoyed hitting his first homer in nearly three years so much he decided to do it again. And then again. The Dodgers prospect went deep three times during his four-hit, six-RBI performance as Single-A Rancho Cucamonga rolled past Stockton, 15-3, on Sunday afternoon at Banner Island Ballpark. Quiroz

Mercedes is magic in first AquaSox no-hitter

M's prospect strikes out career-high 10 in dominant performance
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June 1, 2022

After nearly 30 years and 2,059 regular-season games, High-A Everett finally has a no-hitter to call its own. Juan Mercedes struck out a career-high 10 to complete the seven-inning gem against visiting Eugene, 5-0, on Tuesday night. The no-no was the 12th in the Minors this season and the third

Tilien cracks a trio of homers for St. Lucie

Mets prospect sets club record with first career three-homer game
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May 29, 2022

Playing in just his 14th game in Single-A, Junior Tilien made some history. The Mets infield prospect set a club record with three roundtrippers and drove in five runs to fuel St. Lucie's offense in Sunday's 11-9 win over Dunedin at TD Ballpark. The five RBIs marked a personal best

Stowers, Gorski, Nootbaar tally trifecta of trifectas

Tides, Redbirds, Grasshoppers outfielders all belt way to milestone
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May 22, 2022

With hockey playoffs in full swing, it's only appropriate baseball put together its own version of a hat trick. Or more appropriately, a hat trick of a hat trick. Kyle Stowers, Matt Gorski and Lars Nootbaar all homered three times Sunday, turning their respective contests into their own personal home

Mighty Mussels trio flexes for nine-inning no-no

Festa, Nowlin, McMahon combine on club's fifth such milestone
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May 10, 2022

The pressure of a no-hitter can be such that not realizing one is in progress might be more beneficial than not. And that's how it went for Hunter McMahon, who got the final three outs of Single-A Fort Myers' no-no ... even if he didn't know what he had done.

Pelicans deliver their second no-no in 10 months

Trio of Cubs prospects combine for third no-hitter in club history
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May 1, 2022

As Hall of Famer Yogi Berra once said, it was "déjà vu all over again." For the second time in less than a year, Single-A Myrtle Beach tossed a no-hitter. And for good measure, it came against the same opponent. Three Cubs prospects combined on the franchise's third no-no with

Swiney, Emeralds polish off seven-inning no-hitter

Trio combines on first Eugene no-no since 2015, second in 54 years
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May 1, 2022

With just a single Minor League no-hitter the first month of the season, the time was ripe for another. Nick Swiney and two relievers delivered in the first game of a doubleheader. The No. 17 San Francisco prospect struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings for High-A Eugene en route

Then and now: Florida State League

Single-A circuit continues to carve its place in baseball history
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April 6, 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: Pacific Coast League

'Third major league' filled with star power from the start
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March 18, 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. Follow baseball's westward expansion to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League,

Former MiLB president Mike Moore passes away

Tenth head of Minors oversaw big changes during 16-year tenure
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February 3, 2022

Former Minor League Baseball president Mike Moore passed away Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 80. Moore became the 10th president in Minor League history in 1992 and held the position until 2007. His 16 seasons at the helm marked the third-longest tenure in Minor League history.

Mendoza crafting another career with nifty NFTs

Cardinals prospect's Diamond Dawgs have paid quick dividends
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January 27, 2022

For most 25-year-olds, having the chance to fulfill your childhood dream would provide more than enough satisfaction. But Evan Mendoza has never been someone who focuses on just one thing. Selected by the Cardinals in the 11th round of the 2017 Draft, the North Carolina State product has turned another

Cardinals of the future ready to take flight

Gorman knocking on door to the bigs after power-packed year
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January 3, 2022

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Gonzales primed for future success in Steel City

Bucs' sparkplug second baseman highlights system on the upswing
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December 17, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.