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Modern marvels: Williams steadily saved the day

MiLB.com staff combed through decades of stats to uncover Minor League hitting and pitching leaders among players active for at least one season in the 21st century. "Modern marvels" presents their stories. We covered the hits leaders, the strikeouts leaders and the home run leaders in previous editions. → Read More

Martin ready to compete, win with Blue Jays

When Vanderbilt's season ended prematurely on March 11 after a win against Toledo, it not only closed the book on Austin Martin's college career, but it also began the longest stretch of his life without a competitive baseball game. Even after going fifth overall in the Draft to the Blue → Read More

State of the System: Colorado Rockies

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. → Read More

Bohm delivers walk-off win to Phillies

Alec Bohm is heating up at the plate and it culminated Thursday in one of his best games in the big leagues. Philadelphia's top prospect matched a season high with three hits and delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to send the Phillies to a 6-5 victory → Read More

Cardinals call up Carlson to The Show

A bevy of prospects have gotten their tickets to the Majors this year, and Dylan Carlson will be next to climb aboard. MLB.com's No. 18 overall prospect is heading to The Show for the first time, Cardinals president John Mozeliak told reporters Wednesday. He'll be joined by No. 28 St. → Read More

Kieboom breaks through for Nationals

The offensive prowess that carried Carter Kieboom through the Minor Leagues was on full display in The Show for the Nationals on Thursday. Baseball's No. 21 overall prospect reached base four times, going 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored to help lead Washington to a 6-4 victory over → Read More

Kopech opts out of 2020 season

It's been two years since Michael Kopech pitched in an official game, but White Sox fans will have to wait a while longer to see the team's third-ranked prospect. The hard-throwing right-hander has opted out of playing this season, general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement Friday. “Michael Kopech → Read More

Prospects in the Braves' 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 Mets' 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™: Casey Mize

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps taken to reach the brink of the Major Leagues. Here's a look at Tigers right-hander Casey Mize. There's always plenty of hype, fanfare and superlatives that surround players when they're the No. 1 overall Draft pick. Casey Mize has → Read More

2020 Draft recap: Atlanta Braves

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. → Read More

2020 Draft recap: New York Mets

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. → Read More

2020 Draft Recap: Marlins

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. Heading into this year’s Draft, the Marlins didn’t have any intentions of using all six of their picks on pitching prospects. But with the unusual circumstances leading up → Read More

Best streams of 2019: No-hitters

Is there anything more nail-biting than the final innings of a no-hit bid? There are few things that bring the tension, drama and superstition out of players and fans alike when a pitcher is vying for some history on the mound. In 2019, there were more than a few memorable → Read More

Goudeau poised for more success with Rockies

Ashton Goudeau headed into the 2019 season and admittedly was looking -- and able -- to reset. After all, he had been traded the previous spring from the Royals to the Mariners, then became a free agent after the season concluded. Joining the Rockies as Minor League free agent, it → Read More

Hitting the right notes on before The Show tunes

In recent weeks, MiLB.com went to the movies, tuned into TV shows, watched worthwhile documentaries and turned the pages of books that spotlight the quintessential qualities of Minor League Baseball. Fans chimed in with what else could have made the list for films, television, documentaries and books. Now we turn → Read More

Teen gets an education at Umpire Academy

After officiating a youth game that devolved into chaos, Josh Cordova Jr. received an invitation to the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and learned the ins and outs of the job. → Read More

Patino lands on seven-day injured list

Third-ranked Padres prospect Luis Patino of the Double-A Amarillo Sod Poodles went on the seven-day IL -- retroactive to Aug. 25 -- with a blister on his right hand. → Read More

Red-hot Hicklen hits trifecta for Blue Rocks

Kansas City Royals No. 15 prospect Brewer Hicklen notched a hat trick for the first time in his career to lead Class A Advanced Wilmington to a 4-1 win over Salem. → Read More

Erie's Paredes has monster doubleheader

Detroit Tigers No. 5 prospect Isaac Paredes went 8-for-11 -- including a career-high five-hit game -- as Double-A Erie split Wednesday's twinbill with Richmond. → Read More