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Hot Rods force Game 5 in High-A East Finals

Qsar, Williams set stage for winner-take-all finale with 'Hoppers
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September 28, 2021

There was no tomorrow for Bowling Green, and the Hot Rods played like it.

Emeralds claim third championship in 5 seasons

Murphy, Luciano sparkle for Eugene in title-clinching victory
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September 25, 2021

After missing a chance to sweep the High-A West Championship Series on Thursday, the Eugene Emeralds took care of business on Friday.

Beauchamp, Withrow in league of their own

Women not only head groundskeepers, but ground breakers as well
@RobTnova24
September 21, 2021

It’s one of the game's lesser-known exclusive clubs, and Caroline Beauchamp and Leah Withrow are honored to be a part of it. But they hope it expands -- and soon. Out of 120 teams in Minor League Baseball, the pair are the only women serving as head groundskeepers. To expand

Minor League Baseball's Labor of Love

Triple-A West takes center stage during the nation's day off
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September 7, 2021

Barbecues, beach days and baseball. What more is there to Labor Day? As grills were fired up across the nation and the aroma of hot dogs and burgers filled backyards everywhere, clubs across Minor League Baseball took a moment to acknowledge the day in which employees are honored by taking

Red-hot Bailey coming back strong from injury

No. 8 Giants prospect delivers homer, two doubles for San Jose
@RobTnova24
August 26, 2021

Welcome back, Patrick Bailey.

Quakes executive, family try out new game

Pope finds appearing on NBC show to be a lot like workplace
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August 17, 2021

It was a dream come true. Chris Pope, an executive for the Low-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, has been a fan of game shows his entire life. So when a casting company reached out to him at work about potentially participating on a new show with a team of four family

Trio of hurlers twirl first no-no in FredNats history

Chu, Willingham and Strom combine to complete seven-inning feat
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August 15, 2021

It was history with a dash of dominance.

Conine stays step ahead of Melendez in power race

Pensacola outfielder hits his 30th; catcher homers in Omaha debut
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August 12, 2021

In a race that has traversed three levels with a number of lead changes, Griffin Conine and MJ Melendez continued to duel -- and flex -- for the top spot in the Minor Leagues' home run column this season.

Trio twirls first no-hitter in Patriots' history

Rehabbing Severino, Semple and Marinaccio combine on feat
@RobTnova24
August 8, 2021

History was made at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday -- and it was nearly perfect.

Sierra, Pertuz collect inside-the-parkers

Feat delivered by Myrtle Beach outfielder winds up as a grand slam
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August 4, 2021

In a game that may have already found a place in the "I'll never see that again" archives, Jonathan Sierra and Fabian Pertuz lofted Low-A Myrtle Beach to victory by pulling off one of the rarest feats in baseball. Namely, an inside-the-park home run apiece.

Scouting report: D-backs' Bryce Jarvis

Right-hander's bet on himself paying immediate dividends
@RobTnova24
July 20, 2021

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 eighth-ranked D-backs prospect Bryce Jarvis. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Scouting report: Angels' Reid Detmers

No. 10 overall selection on the fast track to The Show
@RobTnova24
June 29, 2021

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 second-ranked Angels prospect Reid Detmers. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Scouting report: Phillies' Mick Abel

Right-hander poised to power his way through system
@RobTnova24
June 1, 2021

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 top-ranked Phillies prospect Mick Abel. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Scouting report: Brewers' Garrett Mitchell

Lefty slugger ready to begin journey with chip on his shoulder
@RobTnova24
May 5, 2021

MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top-ranked Brewers prospect Garrett Mitchell. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Scouting report: Yankees' Jasson Dominguez

Teen phenom ready to debut with 'otherworldly' expectations
@RobTnova24
April 12, 2021

This week, MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

The Road to The Show™: Jazz Chisholm

Marlins speedster looking to make lasting impact in the Majors
@RobTnova24
March 22, 2021

It’s no longer a matter of if but when Jazz Chisholm will find permanent residence with Miami at the big league level. And judging by the performance of the fourth-ranked Marlins prospect at camp this spring, the answer might very well be now. Signed by the D-backs for $200,000 out

After long road, Mets' Opp ready for next challenge

Left-hander epitomizes power of perseverance in quest for contract
@RobTnova24
February 19, 2021

Since he started playing baseball, the only thing that has accompanied Mets pitching prospect Cam Opp more than his glove is adversity. But through every obstacle, the 25-year-old has continued to push forward. On a journey that included stops in London, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Indiana, Texas,

Modern marvels: Sparks showcased iron arm

Righty's 44 complete games most among players active this century
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February 15, 2021

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. In "Modern marvels," we present their stories. We covered the hits leaders, strikeouts leaders, home run leaders and saves leaders in previous editions.

Yajure tops Pirates' prospect package for Taillon

Yankees part with Contreras, Smith, Escotto to round out the deal
@RobTnova24
January 24, 2021

The Yankees dipped into their prospect depth to fortify their most glaring weakness at the top Sunday. New York shipped four prospects, three who were in the organization's top 30 -- No. 15 Miguel Yajure, No. 19 Roansy Contreras and No. 21 Canaan Smith -- as well as shortstop Maikol

Head headlines prospect package to Pirates

Cruz, Bednar, Fellows, Rodriguez sent in megadeal for Musgrove
@RobTnova24
January 18, 2021

The Padres have flexed the strength of their farm system in recent weeks to acquire high-end Major League talent, and the organization went to the well again Monday to bolster its team at the top. San Diego sent four prospects to Pittsburgh -- headlined by the club's No. 7 prospect,

Modern marvels: Wood's hits unmatched

Infielder's 1,840 knocks most among players active this century
@RobTnova24
January 12, 2021

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. This is the first installment of a new series called "Modern marvels." It’s been 12 years since Jason Wood stepped to the plate

Righty Dunning heading to Rangers

Chicago gives up No. 98 overall prospect, Weems to get Lynn
@RobTnova24
December 8, 2020

Dane Dunning is on the move again. MLB.com's No. 98 overall prospect and left-hander Avery Weems were traded to the Rangers for right-hander Lance Lynn. Reports came in late Monday night with both clubs confirming Tuesday afternoon.

State of the System: New York Yankees

Schmidt, Garcia lead arms race for perennial contenders
@RobTnova24
December 2, 2020

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.

State of the System: Seattle Mariners

Kelenic, Gilbert on cusp of pushing rebuild to another level
@RobTnova24
November 9, 2020

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.

Arozarena sets postseason hit record

Rays No. 19 prospect notches 27th knock in World Series Game 5
@RobTnova24
October 26, 2020

Randy Arozarena again separated himself in playoff lore. The 19th-ranked Rays prospect set the postseason hits record with an RBI single in the third inning of a 4-2 loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The record-setting