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Outman gives new meaning to 'bi-cycle'

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 → Read More

Stowers, Gorski, Nootbaar tally trifecta of trifectas

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 → Read More

Cardinals of the future ready to take flight

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. → Read More

Busch, Pages take center stage in Dodgers system

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. → Read More

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Baz twirls five perfect frames

An uneven first month of the season now behind him, Shane Baz appears to have found his groove. MLB's No. 76 overall prospect struck out six over five perfect innings to lead Double-A Montgomery past visiting Birmingham, 4-2, on Wednesday night. Baz earned his second consecutive victory after losing all → Read More

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Langeliers homers three times in 4-hit night

A slow start has become something different for Shea Langeliers. Much different. MLB's No. 59 overall prospect homered three times and equaled his career high with four hits to power Double-A Mississippi past Pensacola, 9-4, on Wednesday night. It was Langeliers' second multi-homer performance of the season and his fourth → Read More

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HR trifecta, 7 RBIs for rehabbing Jackson

If there was any question of Alex Jackson's health, he let his bat answer for him. Emphatically. On rehab assignment after injuring his left hamstring earlier this month, Atlanta's young backstop erupted for three homers and seven RBIs to lead Triple-A Gwinnett past visiting Memphis, 14-2, Thursday night. → Read More

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Baddoo, Garcia light it up in Lone Star State

The stars of today and of tomorrow morphed into one Monday night at Minute Maid Park. Detroit's Akil Baddoo continued what has been as surreal start to his Major League career while Houston's Luis Garcia provided further evidence he's ready for prime time. Playing in his seventh big league game, → Read More

Rays' Arozarena a hit in postseason play

Randy Arozarena might have been a relative unknown to Tampa fans even a month ago. That's not the case anymore. The No. 19 Rays prospect homered, singled twice and scored two runs, but it wasn't enough to overcome the four Yankee home runs that propelled the Bronx Bombers to a → Read More

Murphy rewriting report card for Athletics

Sean Murphy entered Monday night on the verge of losing his status as a prospect. He made sure to celebrate that graduation in style. The now-former top A's prospect homered for a second straight game, singled and drove in a season-high three runs to help down the Astros, 6-0, at → Read More

Youth is served with Garcia's home run

With apologies to actor Bernie Mac of "Mr. 3000" fame, Luis Garcia has first dibs on "Mr. 2000." The No. 2 Nationals prospect slugged his first Major League homer in his first at-bat of Monday's 7-6 loss to the Braves at Truist Park. Garcia's two-run blast off right-hander Touki Toussaint → Read More

Romano sharp as Majors return to Buffalo

The wait was well worth it. Hosting a Major League game for the first time in 105 years, Triple-A Buffalo’s Sahlen Field experienced a little bit of everything Tuesday night. With a number of former Bisons competing in their former home, the Blue Jays bounced back from a late Marlins → Read More

Robert celebrates his birthday in style

A seemingly never-ending flow of young talent continues to infiltrate the White Sox lineup. Luis Robert is among them, although his early results seem more reminiscent of a perennial All-Star. Chicago’s top prospect celebrated turning 23 by reaching base three times, scoring twice and stealing two bases in Monday night's → Read More

Waful left lasting impression in Central New York

It was a life well lived and one that touched tens of thousands in the Syracuse area. When Don Waful died last September at the age of 103, he left a legacy of charity, friendship and charm that will far supersede his century on this Earth. Born in Newark, New → Read More

Cream of the crop opening 2020 in the Majors

The kids are all grown up. Some of the best and brightest prospects baseball has to offer will find their way onto Major League rosters for the opening of the 2020 season. In a sport in which players are conditioned to pace themselves for a six-month marathon, the 60-game schedule → Read More

Bees create a buzz in Corpus Christi

There was a definite buzz on Sunday night at Whataburger Field, but it was anything but sweet. In fact, the sting was such that it caused an 85-minute delay in the game between Double-A Corpus Christi and Northwest Arkansas. Who knew bees were such baseball fans? → Read More

Prospects in the Mariners' 2020 player pool

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an → Read More

The Road to The Show™: Nate Pearson

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 Jays right-hander Nate Pearson. Toronto's top prospect is a prime example why wins and losses are a devalued statistic to many, particularly in → Read More

Prospects in the Athletics' 2020 player pool

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an → Read More

Prospects in the Rangers' 2020 player pool

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an → Read More