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Blue Jays' Palmer deals no-hitter -- again

Righty follows up Aug. 19 feat with another one for Dunedin
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September 15, 2021

Trent Palmer had the kind of night pitchers dream of on Aug. 19 for Low-A Dunedin. Less than a month later, he had another one. The right-handed Toronto prospect tossed his second seven-inning no-hitter in four weeks, striking out nine while walking just two as Dunedin silenced visiting Clearwater, 3-0.

Ghosts of the Minors: Petersburg Goobers

Petersburg team helped launch career of future Hall of Famer Rice
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September 13, 2021

Every week on The Show Before The Show, the official podcast of Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com’s Josh Jackson explores little known teams from the game’s colorful history in his segment “Ghosts of the Minors.” Periodically, we’ll explore these teams more in-depth here on MiLB.com. Be sure to subscribe, rate, review

River Cats quartet combines on no-hitter

Starter Gudino leads way in Sacramento's historic victory
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September 4, 2021

No-hitters happen with some frequency in Minor League Baseball. During the last full season in 2019, teams across the game combined for 31 of them, the vast majority going nine innings or even longer. Over the Sacramento River Cats' entire history dating back to 2000, the franchise had never had

Ghosts of the Minors: Kittridge's Kittens

Former big leaguer inspired moniker for 1910 Class D Illinois club
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August 25, 2021

Every week on The Show Before The Show, the official podcast of Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com’s Josh Jackson explores little known teams from the game’s colorful history in his segment “Ghosts of the Minors.” Periodically, we’ll explore these teams more in-depth on MiLB.com. Be sure to subscribe, rate, review and

Koss powers Greenville with three-homer game

Resurgent Red Sox infield prospect accounts for all the offense
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August 6, 2021

Christian Koss entered Thursday night with six homers for the season. He’ll head into Friday with 50 percent more. The Boston infield prospect belted three long balls out of the leadoff spot, accounting for all his team’s runs as High-A Greenville blanked visiting Rome, 4-0. “I think the big thing

Broadcasters navigating unique path in 2021

Radio voices embrace challenges raised because of the pandemic
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August 3, 2021

When Minor League Baseball returned to fields in May, it also came back to a place it feels almost as much at home on -- the radio. In doing so, broadcasters across the baseball landscape have had to adapt to new ways of doing things. With limited travel opportunities and

Destino leaves yard three times for Dash

White Sox prospect drives in four runs for second straight game
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July 30, 2021

Alex Destino had seven home runs through the season’s first two months. After a monster night on Thursday, he’s got more than that in July alone. The White Sox outfield prospect posted the first three-homer game of his career as part of a 4-for-5 night with four RBIs as High-A

Scouting report: Rangers' Justin Foscue

Texas' 2020 first-rounder surging since return from injury
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July 27, 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 Pirates prospect Nick Gonzales. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Scouting report: Pirates' Nick Gonzales

Pittsburgh's top 2020 Draft pick already surging in MiLB debut
@tylermaun
June 15, 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 Pirates prospect Nick Gonzales. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Scouting report: Rockies' Zac Veen

First-round pick in 2020 could move quickly in Colorado system
@tylermaun
May 18, 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 Rockies prospect Zac Veen. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. The Colorado Rockies needed to

Copa de la Diversión back with a bang in 2021

Minors' Hispanic-outreach initiative thinking big in fifth year
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April 19, 2021

After an offseason that's felt like it would never end, Minor League Baseball is nearly back, and it’s bringing its most colorful initiative with it. Copa de la Diversión, MiLB’s season-long “Fun Cup” celebration of Hispanic communities across the baseball landscape, returns in 2021 with its most packed itinerary yet.

The Road to The Show™: Vidal Bruján

Infielder readies to be part of Rays' next exciting prospect core
@tylermaun
April 5, 2021

Not many prospects go from an unremarkable $15,000 signing bonus on the international market to being a Top 50 prospect in the game. Vidal Bruján has. Tampa Bay’s No. 4 prospect -- and baseball’s No. 49 overall -- is a key cog in the latest wave of talent making its

Winter ball roundup: Australian League

Mets' Cortes stars for Blue Sox in pandemic-altered season
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February 24, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. In January and Feburary, MiLB.com has looked at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. Past recaps include the Dominican Winter League, Mexican Pacific League, Puerto Rican League and Venezuelan League.

Winter ball roundup: Venezuelan League

San Diego's Rosario stands out in 27-game stint with Margarita
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February 17, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. Over the next few weeks, MiLB.com will look at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. Past recaps include the Dominican Winter League, Mexican Pacific League and Puerto Rican League.

Winter ball roundup: Puerto Rican League

Boston outfielder Duran helps key Caguas' run to Caribbean Series
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February 10, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. Over the next few weeks, MiLB.com will look at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. Past recaps include the Dominican Winter League and the Mexican Pacific League.

Winter ball roundup: Mexican Pacific League

Tigers prospect Paredes rides showing to Caribbean Series berth
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February 3, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. Over the next few weeks, MiLB.com will look at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. First up was the Dominican Winter League, now the Mexican Pacific League. Season summary The

Rox acquire four prospects from Cards for Arenado

Third baseman Montero leads group in swap for big league All-Star
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February 1, 2021

The Colorado Rockies are wagering a lot on trading one of their best players in franchise history. Now, they know the package that will try to make the deal worthwhile. Colorado has acquired third baseman Elehuris Montero (St. Louis’ No. 8 prospect), right-handed pitcher Tony Locey (No. 19), shortstop Mateo

Winter ball roundup: Dominican League

After short stay for top prospect Franco, others shine in LIDOM
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January 27, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. Over the next few weeks, MiLB.com will look at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. First up: the Dominican Winter League. Season summary Perhaps baseball’s most iconic current winter circuit,

Broadcaster Farber chases his dream to NBA

Former Minors commentator now voice of Charlotte Hornets
@tylermaun
January 6, 2021

If life in the Minor Leagues teaches a broadcaster anything, it’s this -- learn to roll with the punches. Sam Farber spent years absorbing that lesson, and now, having reached one of the dream destinations of a sportscasting career, he’s grateful for it. All of it. After ascending through the

Cubs nab ranked quartet from Padres

Shortstop Preciado leads prospect haul in deal for Darvish, Caratini
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December 28, 2020

The San Diego Padres keep fueling the hot stove, and the Chicago Cubs are adding a haul of prospect talent. What was first reported Monday is now official. Chicago has acquired four ranked prospects from San Diego in shortstops Reginald Preciado and Yeison Santana along with outfielders Owen Caissie and

State of the System: Los Angeles Dodgers

Champs aim to continue dominance with talented reinforcements
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December 23, 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, highlighting prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offering a peek at 2021. Finally. After more than three decades of

State of the System: Miami Marlins

Glut of top prospects propelled Miami to playoffs in 2020
@tylermaun
November 25, 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. The Major League season was barely underway

Rangers' Crouse on track for 2021 return

Sixth-ranked prospect had elbow surgery following '19 season
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November 12, 2020

The Rangers got positive returns from a lot of highly regarded prospects on the field at their alternate training site during baseball’s off-kilter 2020 season. One of Texas’ top talents wasn’t included in that group, but he's still been progressing in the offseason. Sixth-ranked Rangers prospect Hans Crouse has become

State of the System: New York Mets

Top prospects Mauricio, Alvarez got valuable time at alternate site
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November 5, 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. The offseason is barely a week old

Arozarena belts parting shot in World Series

Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect caps postseason with 10 home runs
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October 28, 2020

In what turned out to be the season’s final night, Randy Arozarena took a bow. Though it wasn’t enough to extend the World Series, Tampa Bay’s No. 19 prospect became the first player in Major League history with 10 homers in the postseason, blasting a solo shot in the first