Baseball Winter Meetings preview 2022
Minor League awards, Draft lottery among highlights in San Diego
The Baseball Winter Meetings return to San Diego this week, and the Minor League portion as usual is packed with panel discussions, open forums and other gatherings, highlighted Sunday by the Opening Night reception and awards program at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Single-A award winners and All-Stars
Quero, Chourio, De Los Santos garner MVP accolades
Minor League Baseball has revealed the end-of-season award winners and All-Star teams for the three Single-A circuits, based on votes cast by league managers. Highlighting the winners for the California League were the Angels' Edgar Quero, who took home MVP honors, Pitcher of the Year Joseph Hernandez of the Mariners
'Stars in the making': Twins maintain family legacy
Chris and Stefan Caray form a dynamic broadcast duo in Amarillo
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
Flying Squirrels keep Richmond 34 Legacy alive
This weekend's events are flagship of far-reaching initiative
On a Saturday morning in February, 62 years ago, a group of Black college students walked into Thalhimers department store in downtown Richmond, Virginia, sat down at the counter of its Richmond Room restaurant and -- just as they had every reason to expect -- were refused service and arrested.
Iowa was hot bed for early Minor League action
Meet the Microbes, stand with the Standpatters in circuits of yore
Rocket City Trash Pandas. Albuquerque Isotopes. Montgomery Biscuits. Even the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Cedar Rapids Kernels. It’s easy to assume that attention-grabbing Minor League team names that max out on fun are a modern phenomenon, perhaps even a passing phase.
Was this the best pro team in Iowa history?
Davenport Blue Sox of 1933 dazzled during the Depression
Al Piechota. Otto Denning. Como Cotelle.
They scan more “Moonlight Graham” than “Shoeless Joe Jackson,” but the 1933 Davenport Blue Sox were one of the greatest teams in Minor League history. They also may well be the best team to ever play pro ball in Iowa.
When the Quad Cities
Scouting report: Giants' Patrick Bailey
Having displayed defense already, backstop looks to solidify his bat
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 sixth-ranked Giants prospect Austin Hendrick. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.
Scouting report: Reds' Austin Hendrick
Power-hitting youngster also an asset on bases, in outfield
MiLB.com's new 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 Reds prospect Austin Hendrick. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.
Scouting report: Royals' Asa Lacy
Royals, lucky to have snagged Lacy, see bright future for lefty
MiLB.com's new 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 Royals prospect Asa Lacy. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.
Scouting report: Marlins' Max Meyer
Right-hander brings blazing fastball and wipeout slider to Minors
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 third-ranked Marlins prospect Max Meyer. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.
The Road to The Show™: Sam Huff
Power-hitting catcher blasted his way through Rangers system
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 Texas Rangers prospect Sam Huff. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show click here.
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Johnson's big personality lit up Minors ballparks
Baseball world mourns COVID-related loss of beloved manager
Over the bulk of the last three decades, Ron Johnson had such an overwhelming and sunny presence as a Minor League manager that he could practically change the weather.
"He just lit up a room," said Heather McKeating, who was the Triple-A Norfolk Tides' director of community relations for the
Mets landing Lee in three-team Benintendi deal
Red Sox get Cordero from Royals, righty Winckowski from Mets
Last year at this time, Khalil Lee was preparing for his first taste of big league Spring Training. On Wednesday, he found out he'll be preparing for his first taste of a whole new system.
According to MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand, the 22-year-old outfielder is headed from the Royals
Mets net trio of arms from Jays for Matz
Righties Diaz, Winckowski, Reid-Foley head to New York in swap
A little over a week after the Mets parted with Endy Rodriguez to acquire big league hurler Joey Lucchesi, a trio of young arms are joining the system.
The Blue Jays announced a trade Wednesday night sending No. 26 Toronto prospect Yennsy Diaz, No. 27 Josh Winckowski and fellow right-hander
PCL's historic Oaks reclaimed glory under Stengel
Charter club climbed back to top before graduating skip to Yankees
By the time Casey Stengel became manager of the Oakland Oaks for the 1946 season, the franchise already had nearly a half-century of backstory. Sometimes it stood tall and strong among Pacific Coast League competitors, but often seeming overshadowed by the San Francisco Seals, whose city was about five times
Braves made Minors history in Greenville
Mainstay for decades, team romped way to 100 wins in 1992
Any Minor League franchise that sticks around for a while is bound to run into a good season or two, maybe even a championship. For the Greenville Braves, though, the 1992 campaign was more a matter of alchemy than statistical probability.
“It was an unbelievable team we had from the
Reports: Padres ink South Korean star Kim
San Diego will have to find a spot for shortstop with power, speed
Hours after settling a deal that will bring Blake Snell to San Diego, the Padres agreed to terms with South Korean shortstop Ha-seong Kim on Monday, according to multiple reports.
The 25-year-old slugger is widely regarded as the top available international free agent of the offseason, as well as one
After baseball, Johnson making mark on canvas
Former MiLB steals leader innovating and inspiring in new career
In 2013, Micah Johnson led all of professional baseball with 84 stolen bases. In 2015, he batted .315 in 78 Triple-A games and got his first big league experience. In 2017, he reached the Major Leagues for the third time.
More than any other season, though, 2016 was the year
Udder glory: Wisconsin wins Alter Ego Challenge
Timber Rattlers add to accolade collection for bovinic pseudonym
At this point, the success of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' alternative identity has become udderly re-moo-cow-ble.
On Friday, the Wisconsin Udder Tuggers were named the winners of the Alter Ego Challenge, a fan-voted contest featuring a field of 28 teams. The sometime moniker of the Milwaukee Brewers' Class A affiliate
Verdi's Minor League career had staying power
IL Hall of Famer was in affiliated ball dirt or dugout for five decades
A host of players have piled up astonishing accomplishments over long professional careers on the diamond without making a lasting impression on the game's most celebrated stage. Monsters of the Minors provides introductions to Minor League legends sometimes overlooked by fans of baseball history.
Mascots pitch in on Real Men Wear Pink campaign
Clubs get creative in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In any given October, Minor League mascots find themselves free of the demands of the past season and turn their attention to a more serious matter. They raise research funds and awareness for a disease that affects well over 250,000 families in the United States annually, harnessing the support of
Marichal began blazing trails in Midwest League
'Dominican Dandy' dominated in '58 pro debut with Michigan City
On paper, Juan Marichal coasted through the Minor Leagues. In reality, beginning with his first professional assignment to the Michigan City (Indiana) White Caps in 1958, he was navigating uncharted waters.
“When he signs with the Giants, there is no star Latino pitcher and no Dominican pitcher for sure," said
Erie's Aguirre celebrates his roots through Copa
'Piñatas' represent youthful dreams of Mexican-American owner
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own
Jolley gave smiles to generations of Minors fans
Slugger set records in PCL, hit for average and power over 20 years
A host of players have piled up astonishing accomplishments over long professional careers on the diamond without making a lasting impression on the game's most celebrated stage. Monsters of the Minors, presented by Uncle Ray's, provides introductions to Minor League legends sometimes overlooked by fans of baseball history.