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The Road to The Show™: Rays’ Williams

No. 20 overall prospect brings exciting set of tools to key position
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 12, 2024

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 Rays prospect Carson Williams. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Carson Williams is set to take on the upper

Black Barons made Rickwood hallowed ground

Double-A Birmingham will face Montgomery at historic venue
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 22, 2024

When the Double-A Birmingham Barons host the Montgomery Biscuits on June 18 at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field, and when the Giants face the Cardinals there on Juneteenth, the games will be played on hallowed ground. Rickwood Field was originally the home of two franchises. Opened in 1910, it was built for

Speedy Scott, Simpson share bond beyond record

Cardinals, Rays prospects talked frequently during stolen base race
February 20, 2024

Victor Scott II, No. 4 prospect for the Cardinals according to MLB Pipeline, was born to run. Both of his parents were track and field stars. His father is in the Morris Brown College Hall of Fame for the sport. Vic Sr. once lost a race to his son ...

Bowling Green reveals Cavemen identity

Rays High-A affiliate pays tribute to natural wonders of Kentucky
@BensBiz
February 16, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE.

Price was right after act of faith at Vanderbilt

Five-time All-Star went No. 1 overall after storied college career
@allisonmast13
February 12, 2024

It’s January 2005, and David Price is on the cusp of his freshman season at Vanderbilt. But he’s also a few bad games away from quitting baseball and working at a local McDonald’s. “It was a January or February day. There was a big part of him that was going

These 10 hats took the crown in 2023

Minor League clubs create fan favorites with fun, fashion
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 12, 2024

From historic to anthropomorphic, Minor League hats are something else. They can represent the city, the culture, the cuisine, and they look good doing it. For the sixth straight season, MiLB celebrates National Hat Day by looking at some of the top-selling Minor League caps per New Era and MiLBStore.com.

These prospects rebounded in a big way in 2023

A dozen players got their careers back on track with big seasons
December 25, 2023

Some prospects never struggle on their way to the Major Leagues. For example, the first two guys on our Top 100 Prospects list, Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday and Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio, have yet to taste failure in pro ball. They're the exceptions, however. Most prospects face adversity at some

Caminero, Williams display Rays' infield depth

Club's top two prospects headline 2023 Organization All-Stars
@memheller
December 21, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Tampa Bay Rays. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Durham: 88-62

Minor League ballparks light up for holidays

Ben's Biz explores how six MiLB clubs are decking the halls
@BensBiz
December 15, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE. At Minor League ballparks all over the country, peanuts and Cracker Jack have

Ben's Biz eats: From Tennessee to Ohio

Nashville, Bowling Green, Louisville, Indianapolis and Columbus
@BensBiz
December 8, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Ben's Biz eats: Best of the South

A taste of Biloxi, Birmingham, Montgomery and Pensacola
@BensBiz
November 17, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Ben's Biz: Title winners ranked for '23

Based on how long it had been since they last won a crown
@BensBiz
October 27, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Who will be MiLB Hitting Prospect of the Year?

O's Holliday, Dodgers' Busch, Rays' Caminero finalists for award
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 24, 2023

The nominations continue. Last week, we announced the three finalists for the MiLB Pitching Prospect of the Year. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to the batters, with three Hitting Prospect of the Year candidates. These finalists were determined by MLB Pipeline staff, which considered many worthy performers from

Ben's Biz: Rolling out the barrel in Bowling Green

Hot Rods assume Bootleggers identity, a nod to the region's history
@BensBiz
September 22, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

RiverDogs roll to third straight Carolina crown

Since becoming affiliated with Rays, Charleston just keeps winning
@allisonmast13
September 20, 2023

It was a tale of two halves for Charleston this season. After finishing with the worst record in the Carolina League in the first half, Tampa Bay's Single-A affiliate rode a 39-26 record in the second half en route to its third consecutive league title. The RiverDogs defeated the Down

Auer's 2-run tater sends Biscuits back to playoffs

No. 13 prospect stays hot in Sept. as Rays affiliate punches ticket
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 17, 2023

BILOXI, Miss. -- Mason Auer knows a thing or two about playing for a Minor League championship. He helped lead High-A Bowling Green to a 2022 South Atlantic League title and deserves credit for his contributions to Carolina League champ Single-A Charleston in the first half of the same campaign.

Williams, Isaac spark Hot Rods' engine

Top 100 prospects each go deep twice, combine for six RBIs
@brendan_samson
September 10, 2023

What’s better than a multihomer game? Two multihomer performers in the same contest. On Saturday, Carson Williams and Xavier Isaac went deep twice to propel Bowling Green to an 11-4 win over Greensboro at Bowling Green Ballpark. The pair tallied three knocks apiece and combined for six RBIs to rev

RiverDogs show Pride for Rainbows Night

Charleston threw it back for its annual LGBTQ+ celebration
@memheller
August 25, 2023

A recent LGBTQ+ promotion by Tampa Bay's Single-A affiliate passed with flying colors. The Charleston RiverDogs threw it back to the '80s and '90s during their annual Rainbows Pride Night on Aug. 16 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark. Some real rainbows even came out during the 1-0 victory over

Biscuits' fan there for every pitch in 1,300 games

Richard Chamberlain was first in line for Rays' Double-A affiliate
@BensBiz
August 17, 2023

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Prior to the 2004 season, when Montgomery's new Minor League Baseball team announced they would be named the Biscuits, Richard Chamberlain was the first in line to buy team merchandise. When season tickets went on sale, he was, again, the first in line. "I tend to overdo

Caminero enjoys three-homer barrage for Biscuits

Top-ranked Rays prospect needs just 6 frames to reach milestone
@EvanKDesai
August 13, 2023

Junior Caminero checked in at No. 6 overall on MLB Pipeline’s updated Top 100 Prospects list on Thursday, and he confirmed his status amongst the prospect elite on Saturday. The Rays’ top-ranked prospect crushed three home runs in the first game of a doubleheader for Double-A Montgomery, providing plenty of

The Road to The Show™: Rays’ Caminero

No. 14 overall prospect shooting through ranks with prodigious pop
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 1, 2023

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 Rays prospect Junior Caminero. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. In recent years, the Rays have become notorious for

Multihit Mead strikes again for Durham

No. 3 Rays prospect collects three hits, gets aboard five times
@brendan_samson
July 20, 2023

There’s a reason Curtis Mead has a 65-grade hit tool, and that's because all he does is flat-out rake. Since returning to Triple-A Durham from his left wrist injury on June 30, the No. 32 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline has recorded a hit in 11 of 12 games

Here's the best of the Rays' Minor League parks

Travel to four different states in a trek through Tampa Bay's system
@Steph_Sheehan
July 19, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

Biscuit rises: Adams-Wall gets callup to Tampa Bay

Promoted broadcaster looks back on seven seasons in Montgomery
@BensBiz
June 22, 2023

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- After a long stint with the Double-A club, Chris Adams-Wall finally got the call: He's going to The Show. He's going to the pre- and postgame show, to be exact, hosting both as the newest member of the Tampa Bay Rays broadcast team. Adams-Wall is a homegrown

For one night, Bulls will be lollygagging around

Rays affiliate pays homage to memorable scene from 'Bull Durham'
@Steph_Sheehan
June 14, 2023

One of Minor League Baseball’s most iconic franchises will be celebrating one of sports cinema’s most iconic movies with one of its most iconic scenes. OK, you get the point. But many would agree that "Bull Durham" is one of the best sports films of all time, and the Triple-A