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Champlain finds peace in Field of Dreams win

DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- There isn’t much mention of pitching in “Field of Dreams.” Shoeless Joe Jackson takes his batting practice. Moonlight Graham gets his one plate appearance. The closest the audience gets is seeing Eddie Cicotte hit his spots when he aims near young Archie’s noggin to send a lesson. → Read More

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Best Draft prospects at each position

We broke them down by tools. We broke them down by state. Now, what would it look like if we had all of the best talents on the same field? Let’s look at the best 2022 Draft prospects at each position. The first team is relatively balanced with six high-school → Read More

Toronto talents took off during flights north

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

Wiemer, Small offer reasons for Brewers' cheers

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. The Brewers' system is trending up. Usually when we say that, the implication → Read More

Princely trio of sluggers ready to become Royals

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. The Royals are coming ... the Royals are coming! The backbone of Kansas → Read More

Torkelson, Greene earn stripes for Tigers

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. Matters could be at a turning point in the Motor City. It's no → Read More

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Vote for Fall Stars Game Final 2

November is a month of voting. This week, that extends to the Arizona Fall League. Following Wednesday's unveiling of the Fall Stars Game rosters, fans can vote on the last pair of players who will head to the prospect showcase. Six Final 2 candidates were announced, three from each of → Read More

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Minor League stat leaders down the stretch

For the majority of the 120 full-season Minor League teams, the 2021 regular season comes to an end on Sept. 19. After going a year without Minor League Baseball at all in 2020, it feels like the 2021 season has flown by, meaning we only have a few weeks to → Read More

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New name at top of Rookie Power Rankings

A new king sits atop the Rookie Power Rankings throne. Reds second baseman Jonathan India climbs to the top spot in MLB Pipeline’s Rookie Power Rankings this week. He unseats Marlins left-hander Trevor Rogers, who had sat at No. 1 for six straight editions of the RPR dating back to → Read More

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Marlins, Nats pitching prospects match up

Put it in neon. The future of the NL East will be on display Wednesday night in Miami. The Marlins have already announced that they plan to give No. 30 overall prospect Edward Cabrera his Major League debut that night at loanDepot park. It just so happens that the Nationals → Read More

Mets' Alonso recalls award-worthy 2018

The last time Peter Alonso played in Las Vegas, he was clinching the Joe Bauman Award in dramatic fashion, hitting a two-run walk-off home run for what ended up being the last play in Cashman Field history. On Monday, he was back to accept the prize in → Read More

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Futures Game 3 ET on MLBN: Lineups, FAQ

Enough about late December. The most wonderful time of the year is coming today, if you’re a devoted baseball prospect fan that is. The 2021 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be Sunday at Coors Field in Denver. (It happens to be the same day that the first round of the → Read More

Fans' guide to Minor League Opening Day 2021

The count was 2-2, no runners on, two outs in the ninth. Sacramento left-handed reliever Steven Okert twirled a breaking ball toward the outside corner against Columbus right-handed batter Mark Mathias, who swung through the pitch. Sacramento River Cats 4, Columbus Clippers 0. The crowd at Memphis’ AutoZone Park cheered → Read More

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Here are baseball's hottest rookies

Like anything in baseball, there are always surprises. The 2021 season brought talk of clear Rookie of the Year favorites, but once the season actually got going, there were more than a fair share of rookie standouts that didn't appear on those early lists. Consider the top three hottest rookies → Read More

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11 prospects who need solid springs

Let's get this out of the way. This isn't about Spring Training stats. It can be far too easy to get wrapped up in Cactus and Grapefruit League numbers and declare that X player is primed for a breakout or Y pitcher deserves a larger role based on what is → Read More

Toolshed: Sugar Land, Somerset park factors

Toolshed: Sugar Land, Somerset park factors Previewing how two Atlantic League stadiums will play in Minors New Yankees Double-A affiliate Somerset plays in a stadium with a wide-open outfield, including a deep gap to right-center. → Read More

Toolshed: 2021 Minor League schedule quirks

Thursday was a long day coming. Last Friday, Major League Baseball unveiled a new structure for Minor League Baseball that included 120 teams, 11 leagues and four full-season levels. One important item still in limbo was the schedule for all the leagues, which needed to be hashed out before it → Read More

Toolshed: Potential pitcher-catcher pairings

Pitchers and catchers. With feeling now. Pitchers and catchers. OK, one more time. Pitchers and catchers! Those words will be on the tips of baseball fans' tongues next week when hurlers and backstops report for their first Spring Training workouts in Arizona and Florida between Feb. 17-19. Several of the → Read More

White Sox invite Vaughn to MLB Spring Training

The White Sox addressed their rotation, bullpen and outfield situation by adding Lance Lynn, Liam Hendriks and Adam Eaton this offseason. Their biggest opening might be at the designated hitter spot. They'll get a closer look at one talented internal option very soon. No. 14 overall prospect Andrew Vaughn is → Read More

Bleday, Meyer lead Marlins spring invites

The Marlins saw the arrival of several top prospects in the Majors last year on the way to their first postseason appearance since 2003. In a few weeks, the club will get a closer look at the next wave headed toward southeast Florida. Miami invited No. 20 overall prospect JJ → Read More