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Lawlar, De Los Santos speeding toward the desert

D-backs prospects shine while earning multiple promotions in 2022
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 13, 2022

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 all 30 farm systems. We start our 2022 Organization All-Stars series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Reno, El Paso facing off in PCL title game

Triple-A D-backs, Padres clubs find success through turnover
@Kelsie_Heneghan
September 29, 2022

The only constant on a Triple-A roster is change. Players are sent up to and down from the Majors as well as promoted from lower levels. And through all the movement, it takes a special group to be able to consistently post W’s, no matter the lineup that night. Padres

Duzenack embarks on trip around the diamond

Arizona farmhand plays every position on the field for Reno
@MavalloneMiLB
September 27, 2022

Camden Duzenack is no stranger to playing catcher, toiling at first base or even stepping on the rubber. But to play all nine positions in one game? Well, the Arizona farmhand can cross that off his bucket list. Duzenack played an inning defensively at each position before entering in the

'Stars in the making': Twins maintain family legacy 

Chris and Stefan Caray form a dynamic broadcast duo in Amarillo
@JoshJacksonMiLB
September 22, 2022

It might seem like Chris and Stefan Caray knew their career paths from the time they spoke their first words. Their father is a baseball broadcaster. Their uncle is a baseball broadcaster. Their grandfather was a baseball broadcaster. And their great-grandfather, as far as Cubs and some Cardinals fans are

Aced it: Jordan Luplow collects 3-homer game

Veteran outfielder notches the feat in fourth game with Reno
@Jacob_Resnick
September 4, 2022

Less than a week after being optioned to Triple-A Reno to make room in the Majors for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top prospect, Jordan Luplow showed off the thump he still has in his bat. The veteran outfielder clobbered three home runs in his fourth game since joining the Aces, going

Trust the Process: Corbin Carroll’s Comeback Climb 

All eyes have been on top-ranked D-backs prospect this season
August 10, 2022

Heralded as the number two prospect in all of Major League Baseball, all eyes have been on Corbin Carroll this season. The spotlight might be enjoyed by some, but for Carroll, it adds a label that he tries to block out. “Off the field and in baseball, it’s not a

Miroglio Homers, Plates Four in Reno’s 15-1 Rout Over Las Vegas

Pfaadt earns win in Triple-A debut; Garrett hits league-leading 26th homer
August 5, 2022

Reno Aces 15, Las Vegas Aviators 1 W: Pfaadt (1-0) L: Wiles (8-7) S: None First pitch: 7:06 p.m. PST | Attendance: 5,974 | Time: 2:46 Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Vegas Ballpark Click Here for Video Highlights Next time out: at Las Vegas, 8/5/22 (RNO) RHP Corbin Martin (6-3,

Presenting top plays by position from the first half

DeLuzio, Abrams, Duzenack made the most of their spot on the field
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 29, 2022

Throughout the first half of the Minor League season, fans were treated to some remarkable, jaw-dropping, eye-popping and show-stopping displays of defensive excellence. We’ve broken down the best of the best in our weekly Top 10 countdown, and brought fans into the conversation with our voting for Plays of the

Scouting report: D-backs shortstop Lawlar

Game's No. 23 overall prospect already proving he can do it all
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 26, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked D-backs prospect Jordan Lawlar. Jordan Lawlar was forced to hit the reset button almost immediately in the Minors. After being drafted

Thomas Launches Walk-Off Grand Slam in 7-5 Aces Comeback Win Over the Bees

Victory marks the second straight game Aces claim with walk-off homer
April 21, 2022

Reno Aces 7, Salt Lake Bees 5 W: Baragar (1-0) L: Reyes (0-1) S: None. First pitch: 6:03 p.m. | Attendance: 2,545 | Time: 2:35 Reno, Nev. – Greater Nevada Field Click Here for Video Highlights Next time out: vs. Salt Lake, 4/21/22 (RNO) RHP Dan Straily (0-1, 4.09 ERA)

Heath’s Walk-Off Home Run Seals Aces 4-3 Win Over Salt Lake

Garrett extends season-long hitting streak to team-high seven games
April 19, 2022

Reno Aces 4, Salt Lake Bees 3 W: Ginkel (1-0), L: Weiss (0-1) S: None First pitch: 12:05 p.m. | Attendance: 2,354 | Time: 2:28 Reno, Nev. – Greater Nevada Field Click Here for Video Highlights Next time out: vs. Salt Lake, 4/20/22 (RNO) RHP Luis Frias (0-0, 1.88 ERA)

Aces Slug Four Home Runs in ’22 Home Opener Win Over Sacramento, 11-4

Duzenack extended his hitting streak to five games after he smacked the Aces’ first grand slam
April 12, 2022

Reno Aces 11, Sacramento River Cats 4 W: Gilbert (1-0), L: Oswalt (0-1), S: None First pitch: 1:09 p.m. | Attendance: 4,305 | Time: 3h, 01m Reno, Nev. – Greater Nevada Field Click Here for Video Highlights Next time out: vs. Sacramento, 4/13/22 (RNO) LHP Tommy Henry (0-0, 6.75 ERA)

Prospect Q&A: D-backs outfielder Thomas

Top prospect discusses offseason prep, having a coach as a father
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 24, 2022

There are few hitters who enjoyed the type of success that Alek Thomas experienced in 2021 as the top D-backs prospect concluded his third Minor League season on the doorstep of the big leagues with Triple-A Reno. Thomas batted .313/.394/.559 overall with 18 homers, 29 doubles, 12 triples, 59 RBIs,

Thomas at top of the class for D-backs

Arizona standouts make immediate impact at system's upper levels
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 25, 2021

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 system. We start our 2021 Organization All-Stars series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Though the D-backs are just two years removed from

Prospect season in review: D-backs’ Thomas

No. 40 prospect tears up Triple-A pitching after promotion to Reno
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 12, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at third-ranked D-backs prospect Alek Thomas. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Throughout the final month of the 2021 season, Alek Thomas simply crushed everything at

On a mission:  Sod Poodles' Tabor twirls no-no

No. 22 D-backs prospect makes history with seven-inning gem
@MavalloneMiLB
July 12, 2021

Two outs away from making history, Matt Tabor saw his chances sinking along with a ball that seemed destined to touch the outfield grass. Yet fate -- with the help of a sparkling catch -- stayed on his side, and one pitch later, his historic feat was complete. With the

The Show Before the Show: Episode 304

Hops, Thunder execs discuss sharing parks with other MiLB clubs
April 15, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

The Show Before the Show: Episode 303

D-backs' Martin discusses alternate site, return from Tommy John
April 9, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

The Show Before the Show: Episode 299

Reno GM Jaenson previews committee work on diversity, inclusion
March 12, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

2021 Prospect Projections: NL West rookies

How D-backs, Rox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants prospects stack up
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 17, 2021

This is the sixth and final entry in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers,

The Road to The Show™: Kristian Robinson

Top D-backs prospect possesses five strong tools, lofty ceiling
December 14, 2020

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 Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Kristian Robinson. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

State of the System: Arizona Diamondbacks 

Robinson, Thomas, Carroll lead impressive crop of outfielders
October 23, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's new State of the System series evaluates 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.

The Road to The Show™: Alek Thomas

After growing up around game, D-backs outfielder ready to join in
October 14, 2020

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 Arizona D-backs outfielder Alek Thomas. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

D-backs calling up Varsho for MLB debut

No. 75 overall prospect ready to show off bat, wheels for Arizona
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 30, 2020

Daulton Varsho, welcome to The Show. The D-backs called up MLB.com's No. 75 overall prospect to the Major League active roster Thursday afternoon. Kevin Cron was optioned to the alternate training site roster to make room for Varsho on the 30-man. Arizona began a four-game series with the Dodgers at

Prospects in the D-backs' 2020 player pool

Arizona group stacked with young prospects for shortened season
@tylermaun
July 9, 2020

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