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Past articles by Kelsie:

Top billing: These 10 hats captured fans in 2021

In 2021, Minor League stadiums reopened for players and fans to return to the game we love. And with that came hat purchases. “It was an incredible feeling to be back to baseball in 2021,” said Sierra Hanley, senior manager of retail and marketing for the San Jose Giants. “And → Read More

Major Fun returns to Minor League communities

This article first appeared in the 2021 edition of Major League Baseball's official World Series program. → Read More

Robinson send-off earns Feel-Good MiLBY Award

Drew Robinson prepared for Triple-A Sacramento’s contest on July 20 like it was any other game. And it seemed that way through the pregame and the first two-and-a-half innings. But things changed as he made the walk from the on-deck circle to the batter's box for his first at-bat. “Please → Read More

Playoffs return to the Minor Leagues

Dust off your highest hopes because playoff baseball is returning to the Minor Leagues. After the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 season and pushed back the start of the 2021 campaign, the postseason was tentatively put on hold. But now, it's back. At the Double-A, High-A and Low-A levels, the → Read More

Hessman slams Minors home run record

When Mike Hessman stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh inning Monday, he wasn't thinking about changing history books. He just wanted to change the scoreboard. "The home run was the last thing on my mind, to be honest," the Tigers farmhand said. "We were → Read More

Tigers' Verlander homers off big brother

There's a natural instinct for a younger brother to want to best his older sibling. Especially when the older brother has two no-hitters, an American League Most Valuable Player Award, a Cy Young Award and six All-Star Game nods to his credit. But with one swing of the bat, Tigers → Read More

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Hayes, Baddoo lead electric day

While Spring Training stats don't carry all of the weight, it still can be exciting when a young player grabs the spotlight at camp. Top prospects Ke'Bryan Hayes and Akil Baddoo continued notching big hits for their respective teams as both registered exit velocities over 100 mph in Monday's Grapefruit → Read More

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Mountcastle, Dalbec flip power switch

Any worries there might have been over Ryan Mountcastle missing Wednesday's game were quickly quieted Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Bobby Dalbec is causing angst of a different kind. Baseball's No. 77 overall prospect, Mountcastle connected on his fourth Grapefruit League homer and third in four games for the Orioles while No. → Read More

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Top prospects Gonzales, Larnach tee off at camp

A big league camp homer is a special thing for a prospect, especially when it's their first. Baseball's No. 43 overall prospect Nick Gonzales drilled his career Grapefruit League blast for the Pirates while No. 80 overall prospect Trevor Larnach went yard for the second straight game with the Twins → Read More

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Top pitching prospects stretch out, stay sharp

With one week left in big league camp, pitchers are beginning to stretch out. And as more hurlers are being reassigned there’s more room for top prospects to go deeper into their starts. The Padres’ MacKenzie Gore, Tigers’ Tarik Skubal and A’s Daulton Jefferies all pitched into the fourth inning → Read More

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Patiño leads top prospect performances

As Spring Training rolls past the halfway mark, top prospects continue to make an impact among the vets. MLB Pipeline No. 19 overall prospect Luis Patiño continued to post more zeros with a 1-2-3 sixth inning in the Rays' victory on Tuesday. Featuring a 70-grade fastball and a 60-grade slider, → Read More

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Top prospects show gas in scoreless outings

On a day in which baseball's No. 1 prospect was reassigned to the Minors, the top prospects who remain at big league camp were still able to command the spotlight. MLB Pipeline's No. 15 overall prospect Sixto Sánchez dialed it up to 100 mph for the Marlins while No. 84 → Read More

Dillard connects, entertains through viral videos

Dillard connects, entertains through viral videos Brewers reliever brought lip-synching skills to Latin awards show → Read More

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Top shortstops blast off as prospects erupt

Monday’s Spring Training action featured plenty of power, especially from Top 100 prospects. MLB Pipeline’s No. 7 overall prospect, Bobby Witt Jr., and No. 96 overall, Brice Turang, crushed monster blasts for the Royals and Brewers, respectively. Witt, who was a defensive replacement at short in the fourth, drilled a → Read More

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Mize's struggles pave way for future success

A couple years ago, Casey Mize was on Twitter, looking at his former pitching coach’s bio. Between Steve Smith’s job title and a Bible verse lies a quote that struck a cord with Mize. “Always about winning. Never only about winning.” “I think I use that mindset,” the 23-year-old hurler → Read More

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Top prospects star as No. 1 leads HR barrage

Wander Franco’s first hit of the year was fit for a crowned prince. MLB Pipeline’s No. 1 overall prospect drilled a loud blast to right for the Rays, while fellow Top 100 prospects Jarred Kelenic, Bobby Dalbec and Taylor Trammell also homered. Franco had been 0-for-5 through his first two → Read More

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3 elite pitching prospects, 3 scoreless outings

After top top hitting prospects grabbed the spotlight on Day 1 and Day 2 of camp, the pitchers came out strong on Tuesday. Top-100 hurlers Casey Mize, Ian Anderson and Matthew Liberatore each twirled scoreless outings for their respective teams in their 2020 Spring Training debuts. Mize, who ranks as → Read More

A look at Michael Jordan's MiLB career

In baseball, everyone starts at zero. Michael Jordan stepped into the box for his third professional game on April 10, 1994. He had three NBA MVPs and three championship rings to his name, but he also had a .000 average. Facing a familiar foe in Double-A Knoxville starter Joe Ganote, → Read More

Top hats: 2020's most popular caps

Minor League fans love a good ballcap. Even when they can’t go to the ballpark. In a year without games, fans from all over showed support for their favorite Minor League clubs with hat purchases. Whether it be the local ties, the bright colors or the head-turning designs, baseball caps → Read More

Babe Woof howls as Halloweenie winner

This Halloweenie, the fans have spoken and voted for the spookiest Frankenweenie mascot of their own creations! Presented by Applegate, Halloweenie challenged fans to build a fun new Minor League Baseball mascot and then vote on the top three results, all for the chance to win a plush toy replica → Read More