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Which top prospects are in the playoffs?

Baseball's brightest prospects vying for Double-A championships
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 19, 2022

We’re still talking about playoff races in the Majors. Taking the opposite approach of Jim Mora, we’re talking about the actual playoffs in the Minors. High-A and Single-A regular seasons came to a close Sunday, and their respective postseasons are just around the corner. In fact, the best-of-five Northwest League

No. 1 overall pick Holliday connects on first homer

O's No. 3 prospect goes deep in fifth Florida Complex League game
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 19, 2022

That didn't take long. No. 1 overall pick Jackson Holliday hit his first professional home run Friday in the Florida Complex League to lead his FCL Orioles to a 7-1 win over the FCL Pirates in the first game of a doubleheader in Bradenton. The homer -- a solo shot

Two DSL no-hitters in one game. How?

Cubs, Pirates affiliates combine on similar feats in complex circuit
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 18, 2022

There were two no-hitters thrown in the Dominican Summer League on Thursday. They just so happened to be in the same game. Cubs Red defeated Pirates affiliate PIT Black, 2-0, in a seven-inning contest that featured zero hits for either side. Six pitchers combined on the feat: Juan Bello, Wilber

Nats' Cavalli leading the way toward Washington

Right-hander's K-heavy debut grabbed spotlight in evolving system
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 10, 2022

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 organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Toronto talents took off during flights north

Martinez, Taylor among Blue Jays' top MiLB performers in '21
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 5, 2022

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 organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Bradley, Mead shined for Rays in 2021

Dominant individual, team seasons defined deep Tampa Bay system
@SamDykstraMiLB
December 21, 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 organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. There's no other way to put it: The Rays system enjoyed one of

Hassell, Mears shine in San Diego system

Slugging outfielders gave Padres lift at lower levels in 2021
@SamDykstraMiLB
December 15, 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 organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. There were high hopes for the Padres system in 2021 on the strength

Meet the Mets' 2021 Organization All-Stars

Álvarez showing off plenty of power on his way to Queens
@SamDykstraMiLB
December 13, 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 organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. The strength of the Mets farm system is clear. Bats, bats and more

Wiemer, Small offer reasons for Brewers' cheers

Toolsy outfielder, dominant lefty commanded attention in 2021
@SamDykstraMiLB
November 24, 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 organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. The Brewers' system is trending up. Usually when we say that, the implication

Princely trio of sluggers ready to become Royals

No. 3 overall prospect Witt posts regal numbers at upper levels
@SamDykstraMiLB
November 19, 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 organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. The Royals are coming ... the Royals are coming! The backbone of Kansas

Torkelson, Greene earn stripes for Tigers

Near-ready Top 100 prospects giving Detroit hope on horizon
@SamDykstraMiLB
November 12, 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 organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. Matters could be at a turning point in the Motor City. It's no

Marvel, MiLB clubs forging their own origin story

New three-year partnership promises a universe of possibilities
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 13, 2021

Captain America sprinting up the line. Thor bringing the hammer at the plate. Spider-Man providing web gems. Hawkeye showing impeccable control. Rocket Raccoon entering from the mound for comic relief. Black Panther protecting home forever. Defenders of the Diamond, assemble. Minor League Baseball and Marvel Entertainment announced a promotional three-year

Alternate training sites to open 2021 season

Where Triple-A players will report during delay to MiLB campaign
@SamDykstraMiLB
March 24, 2021

The Minor League season is scheduled to begin May 4; before that date, however, prospects and farmhands alike will take the field at MiLB ballparks across the country. Alternate training sites will once again be used in 2021 during the delay to the Minor League season as all 30 organizations

Toolshed: Sugar Land, Somerset park factors

Previewing how two Atlantic League stadiums will play in Minors
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 26, 2021

Two weeks ago, change came to Minor League Baseball in many forms with the new 120-team structure. Last week, another piece of the puzzle fell into place with the 2021 schedules. The view of the Minor Leagues' return feels like it's getting clearer and clearer -- pandemic-pending, of course --

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

Toolshed: 2021 Minor League schedule quirks

Six-game series, regular days off among changes this season
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 19, 2021

Thursday was a long day coming. Last Friday, Major League Baseball unveiled a new structure for Minor League Baseball that included 120 teams, 11 leagues and four full-season levels. One important item still in limbo was the schedule for all the leagues, which needed to be hashed out before it

Red Sox acquire catcher Hernandez from Rays

Former Top-100 prospect fills position of need in Boston system
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 17, 2021

Red Sox pitchers and catchers are scheduled to hold their first Spring Training workouts on Thursday. On Wednesday, the organization added one new backstop to the group. Boston acquired Ronaldo Hernandez along with infield prospect Nick Sogard from Tampa Bay on Wednesday in a trade that sent pitchers Chris Mazza,

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,

Roundup: Twins taking Lewis, Larnach to camp

Braves also invite Top-100 talents Waters, Langeliers to Florida
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 15, 2021

The Twins are taking a pair of Top-100 prospects to Major League camp this spring. No. 17 overall prospect Royce Lewis and No. 80 Trevor Larnach received non-roster invitations to Spring Training on Monday, Minnesota announced. Fellow Top-100 prospects Alex Kirilloff (No. 26) and Jordan Balazovic (No. 97) will already

Roundup: Giants invite Luciano, Ramos to camp

Padres, Orioles also bringing Top-100 talents to Spring Training
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 12, 2021

Joey Bart made his Major League debut during the shortened 2020 season. This spring, the Giants will take a closer look at their three other Top-100 prospects. No. 16 overall prospect Marco Luciano, No. 82 Heliot Ramos and No. 83 Hunter Bishop all received non-roster invitations to San Francisco's Major

Toolshed: Potential pitcher-catcher pairings

Previewing which batteries could feature together in 2021
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 12, 2021

Pitchers and catchers. With feeling now. Pitchers and catchers. OK, one more time. Pitchers and catchers! Those words will be on the tips of baseball fans' tongues next week when hurlers and backstops report for their first Spring Training workouts in Arizona and Florida between Feb. 17-19. Several of the

Roundup: White Sox invite Vaughn to camp

Cardinals, Angels also bringing Top-100 talents to Spring Training
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 11, 2021

The White Sox addressed their rotation, bullpen and outfield situation by adding Lance Lynn, Liam Hendriks and Adam Eaton this offseason. Their biggest opening might be at the designated hitter spot. They'll get a closer look at one talented internal option very soon. No. 14 overall prospect Andrew Vaughn is

2021 Prospect Projections: AL West rookies

How Astros, Halos, M's, A's, Rangers prospects could fare in 2021
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 10, 2021

This is the fifth 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, 200 innings for

Bleday, Meyer lead Marlins spring invites

Two Top-100 prospects headed to Jupiter as non-roster players
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 8, 2021

The Marlins saw the arrival of several top prospects in the Majors last year on the way to their first postseason appearance since 2003. In a few weeks, the club will get a closer look at the next wave headed toward southeast Florida. Miami invited No. 20 overall prospect JJ

Royals invite Witt, Lynch, Lacy to spring camp

Three Top-100 prospects lead loaded group headed to Arizona
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 5, 2021

It could be a big weekend in Kansas City. After that, KC fans might want to turn their attention toward the youth movement headed to Arizona in a few short weeks. The Royals are bringing Top-100 prospects Bobby Witt Jr., Daniel Lynch and Asa Lacy to Major League Spring Training