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These 10 hats took the crown in 2023

Minor League clubs create fan favorites with fun, fashion
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 12, 2024

From historic to anthropomorphic, Minor League hats are something else. They can represent the city, the culture, the cuisine, and they look good doing it. For the sixth straight season, MiLB celebrates National Hat Day by looking at some of the top-selling Minor League caps per New Era and MiLBStore.com.

Plan a New England road trip with Ballpark Guides

Stop by Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rockies affiliates on unique sojourn
@JoshJacksonMiLB
December 7, 2023

It's a region made up of six cold-weather states, yet New England is rich with opportunities for the wayfaring baseball fan. No California, Texas nor Florida, it doesn't offer its youth year-round organized play, and it doesn't produce a great deal of Major League talent. But with its status as

Ben's Biz eats: Best of the Pacific Northwest

Tasty delights of Eugene, Hillsboro, Tacoma and Vancouver
@BensBiz
November 3, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Ben's Biz: Title winners ranked for '23

Based on how long it had been since they last won a crown
@BensBiz
October 27, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Tiedemann impresses family at Fall League

Top Blue Jays prospect strikes out seven in five innings for Surprise
@JesseABorek
October 4, 2023

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Donning a Surprise Saguaros hat for the first time, little did Ricky Tiedemann know he had another surprise in store during his Arizona Fall League debut on Tuesday night. While warming up, the Blue Jays’ No. 1 prospect looked up in the stands and saw his parents,

Tiedemann comes up aces in Triple-A debut

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect strikes out six in four strong innings
September 22, 2023

Nearing the end of a season that has featured a frustrating recurrence of injuries, Ricky Tiedemann made his long-awaited Triple-A debut on Friday night, and it didn’t disappoint. The Blue Jays’ No. 1 prospect and MLB’s No. 31 overall prospect pitched four innings, affording just one unearned run while striking

The Road to The Show™: Blue Jays’ Martinez

No. 88 prospect quietly ranks among Minors’ premier power bats
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 19, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at Blue Jays’ second-ranked prospect Orelvis Martinez. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The Blue Jays’ tremendous eye for talent on

Canadians stake claim to fifth NWL crown

High-A Blue Jays prospects log timely hits, strong pitching in Finals
@benweinrib
September 17, 2023

After coming tantalizingly close to winning a title last season, the Vancouver Canadians were able to reclaim the Northwest League crown on Saturday night in manager Brent Lavallee's second season at the helm. The Blue Jays' High-A affiliate won in convincing fashion, mounting an early lead on the Everett AquaSox

Tiedemann rebounds with career-high 11 K's

Top Blue Jays prospect records all of his outs via the strikeout
August 30, 2023

Ricky Tiedemann put up video game numbers at Double-A Tuesday night. Every out the top Blue Jays prospect recorded came via the strikeout. Over 3 2/3 innings, Tiedemann compiled a career-high 11 strikeouts en route to New Hampshire's 6-3 win over Reading at FirstEnergy Stadium. It marked the second time

Tiedemann dominates in rehab return to Dunedin

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect sharp with six K's at Single-A
@JoeTrezz
July 29, 2023

When he’s healthy, there aren’t many more dominant pitching prospects than Ricky Tiedemann, who made four starts at Double-A New Hampshire earlier this season before missing two months with a biceps issue. The good news for the Blue Jays and their No. 1 prospect per MLB Pipeline? If Tiedemann’s rehab

Ryu leads Bisons to 4-2 win over Syracuse on Friday

Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out five in six innings for the Herd
July 21, 2023

SYRACUSE, NY- Hyun-Jin Ryu dazzled over six innings of work, while Spencer Horwitz continued his strong week at the plate, as the Buffalo Bisons defeated the Syracuse Mets 4-2 Friday night at NBT Bank Stadium. The Herd got things rolling early in the top of the first inning, as Otto

It was 'Bring Your Dad to Work Day' in Vancouver

Canadians broadcaster Zickel makes booth room for Father's Day
@brendan_samson
June 18, 2023

You’ve heard of "Bring Your Child to Work Day," but how about the reverse? In honor of Father's Day on Sunday, High-A Vancouver’s broadcaster Tyler Zickel did just that. In the High-A Blue Jays affiliate's matchup against the Hillsboro Hops, Zickel’s father, Mark, joined the broadcast -- a tradition the

Here's the best of the Blue Jays' Minor League ballparks 

Prospects fly North, go international en route to Toronto
@Kelsie_Heneghan
May 22, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

Barriera comes up aces in professional debut

No. 2 Blue Jays prospect strikes out six over four hitless innings
@MavalloneMiLB
May 4, 2023

As college freshman across the country begin cramming for final exams, Brandon Barriera was busy acing a test of a different sort on Wednesday night. Toronto's No. 2 prospect twirled four hitless frames and struck out six in his professional debut for Single-A Dunedin, which held on to defeat Fort

Hillsboro, Vancouver woman coaches make history

Gajownik, Stephenson take field opposite each other for 1st time
@Steph_Sheehan
May 3, 2023

On paper, it was the start of a typical six-game series between the Hillsboro Hops and the Vancouver Canadians. On the field, it was anything but typical -- at least for now. For the first time at the High-A level, two women coaches faced off against each other when Ronnie

Fisher Cats' Tiedemann dominates in 2023 debut

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect records nine outs on nine K's
@MavalloneMiLB
April 13, 2023

It's only a rumor that Ricky Tiedemann told his Double-A New Hampshire teammates gloves were optional. No matter, they didn't need them. MLB's No. 29 prospect recorded all nine outs via the strikeout in his season debut on Thursday night against Portland at Delta Dental. He looked every bit as

Prospect Primer: American League East

Stars align for Rodriguez-Mead; future tense for Yanks/Sox rivalry
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 28, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, MiLB.com goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

McGriff’s perseverance illustrated in Minors

Slugger fought to fit in before starting Hall of Fame career
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 9, 2023

Fred McGriff was a model of consistency through 19 seasons in the Majors, but his Minor League tenure could not be described the same way. McGriff spent six seasons in the Yankees and Blue Jays’ farm systems, enduring injuries, platoon competitions, struggles at the plate and a trade before reaching

Toronto's Nunez breaks out in Minors, DWL

Jays infield prospect earns FSL batting title, LIDOM ROY honors
@RobTnova24
January 5, 2023

You won't find Rainer Nunez on any top prospect lists. But if 2022 is an indication of things to come, that will change -- quickly.

Tiedemann, Barger soaring toward Toronto

Balance and depth highlights crop of Blue Jays All-Stars list
@RobTnova24
December 22, 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 each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Road to The Show™: Blue Jays’ Tiedemann

No. 33 overall prospect dominates three levels in first pro action
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 22, 2022

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Blue Jays prospect Ricky Tiedemann. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There are few players in the Minors who

Moreno's double for Bisons sticks the landing

Top Blue Jays prospect punctures the outfield wall with liner
August 18, 2022

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect Gabriel Moreno has climbed the Minor League ladder -- and earned a Major League callup earlier this year -- on the strength of, well, just that -- his power. But the feat he pulled off on Wednesday for Triple-A Buffalo likely can't be contained by the

Dunedin quartet team up for no-hitter

Churchill slams the door on the game, first week in pro ball
@Jacob_Resnick
August 14, 2022

Ian Churchill concluded his first week in professional baseball with an achievement most players never get to claim. Churchill, Toronto's 10th-round pick in last month’s Draft, tossed a perfect ninth inning on Sunday to secure a combined no-hitter for Single-A Dunedin, who beat the Tampa, 5-0.

On July 4th, Bisons honor 100-year-old veteran

After missing tryout 80 years ago, Kinyon becomes part of team
@Steph_Sheehan
July 4, 2022

For 100-year-old Roy Kinyon, it was a night 80 years in the making. In 1942, the high school baseball star was set to try out for the Buffalo Bisons, but he turned them down to join the U.S. Navy and fight in World War II. On Monday, the Blue Jays’

Prospect Q&A: Blue Jays lefty Tiedemann

No. 98 prospect on shaping his slider, earning promotion to High-A
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 9, 2022

Throughout the first two months of the season, Ricky Tiedemann has been on a stretch that seems impossible to maintain. The fourth-ranked Blue Jays prospect sports a 1.44 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 44 2/3 frames over nine starts this season, with his two most recent outings coming after a