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Ben's Biz: Loons ready to 'party in slow motion'

Great Lakes will take on Pontooners identity for three games
@BensBiz
10:59 AM EST

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.

Honoring Black baseball's rich and storied history

Nine Minor League clubs will celebrate Black baseball history in '24
February 27, 2024

When Jackie Robinson made his debut as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in Spring Training of 1946, his jersey number was not the 42 he'd come to be associated with. That spring in Daytona Beach, and throughout the ensuing season with the Triple-A Montreal Royals, he wore number

Busch, Quintero showcase deep Dodgers system

Lefty slugger, Venezuelan outfielder top Organization All-Stars
@brendan_samson
December 18, 2023

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 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cuellar, McDaniel win Coolbaugh, Bender Awards

Dodgers, Phillies execs honored for player development service
December 5, 2023

Minor League Baseball announced the selection of Los Angeles Dodgers Special Assistant to Player Development Bobby Cuellar as the recipient of the 15th annual Mike Coolbaugh Award and Philadelphia Phillies Director of Minor League Operations Lee McDaniel as the 15th winner of the Sheldon “Chief” Bender Award. The Mike Coolbaugh

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

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The Road to The Show™: Dodgers’ Busch

No. 44 overall prospect figuring out how to make it in Hollywood
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 24, 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 Dodgers second-ranked prospect Michael Busch. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. A week before the Dodgers battled the D-backs in

Hot dogs! Three's a crowd in desert homer binge

Prospects hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in Fall League action
@JesseABorek
October 22, 2023

MESA, Ariz. -- Who let the Desert Dogs out? There was much to bark and howl about in the dugout after Glendale claimed a 7-6 extra-inning victory over Mesa at Sloan Park on Saturday night, particularly the back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning that staked the club to an

Norfolk vs. OKC in Triple-A National Championship

Orioles, Dodgers talent clash for crown at the Minors' highest level
@Kelsie_Heneghan
September 29, 2023

LAS VEGAS -- At Triple-A, the only constant is change. With hundreds of transactions a season, the roster can be a revolving door. But when a club is a part of one of the best farm systems in baseball, it’s a lot of top prospects replacing top prospects. As affiliates

Seasoned Oklahoma City sweeps to PCL crown

Busch, Stone play huge roles in Triple-A Dodgers' championship
@benweinrib
September 28, 2023

The Oklahoma City Dodgers roster has undergone a lot of change throughout the 2023 season. Key players have been promoted to the Majors, and some have returned. But all of that big-game experience paid off as the Triple-A club swept the best-of-3 Pacific Coast League Championship Series against the Round

Who will be MiLB Hitting Prospect of the Year?

O's Holliday, Dodgers' Busch, Rays' Caminero finalists for award
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 24, 2023

The nominations continue. Last week, we announced the three finalists for the MiLB Pitching Prospect of the Year. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to the batters, with three Hitting Prospect of the Year candidates. These finalists were determined by MLB Pipeline staff, which considered many worthy performers from

Player of the Week Spotlight: Dodgers' Gelof

Zack's younger brother leads Single-A Quakes into postseason
@RobTnova24
September 12, 2023

Jake Gelof is the younger brother of A's breakout rookie second baseman Zack Gelof. But the 21-year-old isn't wasting time making a name for himself in his first year of pro ball. The younger Gelof earned Minor League Player of the Week honors in the California League on Monday after

Buehler, Stone more than just OK in OKC returns

Two-time All-Star perfect; LAD's No. 5 prospect almost unhittable
@EvanKDesai
September 3, 2023

It’s not every day that a top-five organizational prospect relieves a two-time Major League All-Star in the Minors. But Gavin Stone jumped at that chance on Sunday, though, when he relieved Walker Buehler after the righty's two perfect frames in his return from right elbow UCL reconstruction. Los Angeles' No.

Player of the Week Spotlight: Dodgers' Frasso

MLB's No. 68 overall prospect sparkled in Triple-A debut for OKC
@RobTnova24
August 31, 2023

New level, same domination for Nick Frasso. The fourth-ranked Dodgers prospect was absolutely lights-out in his Triple-A debut last week for Oklahoma City en route to being named the Minor League Pitcher of the Week in the Pacific Coast League. The right-hander twirled six scoreless frames -- yielding just two

Five at-bats, three homers for OKC's Busch

Dodgers' No. 2 prospect has three multihomer games in 15 outings
@benweinrib
August 10, 2023

As the summer months grow hotter, Michael Busch's bat does too. The Dodgers' No. 2 prospect has been on a power surge lately, highlighted by three home runs over the course of five plate appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City, two of which came in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to Tacoma at

Stone continues turnaround with six hitless frames 

Fourth-ranked Dodgers prospect equals season high with 10 K's
@allisonmast13
August 5, 2023

How good was Gavin Stone on Friday night? In a word, unhittable. The No. 4 Dodgers prospect racked up 10 strikeouts over six hitless, scoreless innings in Oklahoma City’s 7-1 win over Round Rock. The 10 whiffs matched a season high set in May, while the six no-hit frames were

Mann's homer reignites 'What's a catch' debate

Dodgers prospect gets long ball help from an unexpected source
@benweinrib
July 16, 2023

"What is a catch?" has been a simple, yet crucial question bedeviling sports fans for years. It's one of the most basic plays in sports -- both baseball and football -- but its subjective nature makes for some controversial calls and bizarre plays. The latest entry into the "What is

Tulsa feels the beat during 918 Weekend

Dodgers affiliate rebrands as Tulsa Sound to honor local music
@brendan_samson
July 11, 2023

What attire do you wear to catch a ballgame? A jersey of your favorite player? A T-shirt? Fans who made their way to ONEOK Field during Tulsa Sound Weekend didn’t just show up with a ballcap and T-shirt, they came decked out in full costumes of their favorite local musicians.

Rancho Cucamonga wins South Division first-half title, clinches playoff spot

Quakes blowout San Jose 15-2, advance to 2023 California League playoffs
June 18, 2023

San Jose, CA – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes wrapped up the First Half South Division Title by hammering the San Jose Giants on Saturday evening, 15-2 at Excite Ballpark. Needing a loss from Lake Elsinore and a win of their own in order to clinch, the Quakes got exactly what

Cartaya starts June like he ended May, with a HR

No. 1 Dodgers prospect goes yard in fourth consecutive game
@EvanKDesai
June 2, 2023

Diego Cartaya, the top-ranked prospect in the Dodgers' organization, has been as potent offensively as advertised over his last eight outings with Double-A Tulsa. While he may have started the season with a .190/.288/.337 slash line in 26 contests, he showed up to Riverfront Stadium for Thursday night's tilt at

Here's the best of the Dodgers' Minor League ballparks

L.A. farm system offers mix of nature, brick en route to Hollywood
@Kelsie_Heneghan
May 15, 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

Dodgers Name Loons Roster for 2023

Loons begin season Friday at Dow Diamond
April 4, 2023

MIDLAND, Mich. – In conjunction with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce the team’s preliminary roster for the 2023 season. The Opening Day roster will be finalized prior to Friday’s home opener, when the Loons host the Lansing Lugnuts (High-A Affiliate Oakland Athletics) at

The Road to The Show™: Dodgers’ Stone

No. 56 overall prospect maintains dominance at every level
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 28, 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 fifth-ranked Dodgers prospect Gavin Stone. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. This spring, Gavin Stone treated the Cactus League to

Martin Leaves Mark in OKC and Dodgers Record Books

Outfielder’s season ends as one of the PCL’s best in 2022
February 16, 2023

As part of Black History Month, the Oklahoma City Dodgers are highlighting recent or current members of the OKC Dodgers organization who have made significant contributions on or off the baseball field. Learn more about Black History in the Minors here. OKLAHOMA CITY — From a walk-off home run on

Fernandez returning to lead ACL Dodgers in 2023

Dorn, Gailen, Chavez to serve as hitting coaches for LA's Phoenix-based squad
February 8, 2023

Jair Fernandez will return to lead the Dodgers' Arizona Complex League team in 2023 after the organization revealed its Minor League coaching staffs on Feb. 7. Fernandez, a former catcher who played in the Minors from 2005-2013, led the ACL Dodgers to a 25-29 record last season in the ACL

Stone, Busch turn in monster years for Dodgers 

Scary deep talent pool could help maintain success in Los Angeles
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 31, 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 Los Angeles Dodgers.