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The Road to The Show™: Angels’ Joyce

Club's No. 4 prospect continues to light up radar guns
@RobTnova24
April 16, 2024

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 fourth-ranked Angels prospect Ben Joyce. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Ben Joyce became one of the first players selected

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Kjerstad

Orioles No. 4 prospect set a Minor League franchise record
@RobTnova24
April 12, 2024

Few people are having more fun right now playing the game of baseball than Heston Kjerstad, who has found a way to stand out among a team of standouts on the Norfolk Tides. So what's the key to his success? Just being himself. Kjerstad was named Minor League Player of

Braves' Kilpatrick waddles in new era of Rome baseball

Atlanta's outfield prospect unleashes new Emperors celebration
@RobTnova24
April 6, 2024

Fans of the Braves' High-A affiliate in Rome, Georgia, got to see a brand new franchise take the field at AdventHealth Stadium in Friday's 4-0 season-opening victory -- and with that, a brand new on-the-field celebration. Previously known as the Rome Braves, the club unveiled its new identity as the

Hall of Fame trio's road to greatness began in MiLB

Beltré, Mauer and Helton shined as stars en route to MLB debuts
@RobTnova24
January 24, 2024

The walls of Cooperstown are about to get a little more crowded. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Tuesday night that Adrián Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton would be inducted in to the baseball Hall of Fame as the Class of 2024. Players must have their names checked

Carter, Langford headline Rangers' Organization All-Stars

Outfielders showcase immense talent across Texas' deep system
@RobTnova24
December 20, 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 Texas Rangers. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Round Rock: 89-60

Crawford, Abel lead Phillies' Organization All-Stars

Philadelphia's top prospects ready to get club back to Fall Classic
@RobTnova24
December 8, 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 Philadelphia Phillies. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Lehigh Valley: 80-66

Loftin leads Kansas City's next wave, All-Stars

Club's No. 5 prospect headlines the Royals' youth movement
@RobTnova24
November 15, 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 Kansas City Royals. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Omaha: 68-77

Marsee, Bliss highlight Fall League award winners

Circuit celebrates top hitters, pitchers and sportsmanship in desert
@RobTnova24
November 11, 2023

The 31st rendition of the Arizona Fall League has come to a close, and it comes as no surprise that baseball’s best prospects shined in the desert-based circuit. The Fall League has annually given the Joe Black MVP Award to the top performer, and the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award has

Montgomery highlights White Sox Organization All-Stars

MLB's No. 17 prospect on fast track to South Side with clean bill of health
@RobTnova24
November 1, 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 Chicago White Sox. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Charlotte: 18-56

Mud Hens pay tribute to Toledo Tigers

Short-lived Negro National League club honored on 100th anniversary
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October 12, 2023

Baseball history runs rich and deep in Toledo, Ohio. On Sept. 16 at Fifth Third Field, the Mud Hens paid tribute to their roots with a celebration of the Toledo Tigers, the city's first Negro League team, which played just 28 games before being disbanded in 1923. "An entire generation

2023 Rookie-level All-Stars and award winners

Rangers' Vargas, Rays' Suarez and more claim top Rookie honors
@RobTnova24
October 5, 2023

Last but certainly not least, it is time to recognize the prospects playing where the path to The Show begins. Minor League Baseball already revealed its end-of-season award winners and All-Star teams for the Single-A, High-A, Double-A and Triple-A circuits. Now it's time to unveil this year's Rookie-level honors. In

The 2023 Triple-A All-Stars and award winners

Cards' Baker, Winn, Dodgers' Busch rise above the rest all year
@RobTnova24
October 4, 2023

With the completion of the Triple-A Championship Game, the Minor League season is officially over. And even though the MiLB Awards show aired on MLB Network on Monday night, there are still a few more honorees to recognize at the Minors' highest level. Minor League Baseball already revealed its end-of-season

Rumble Ponies, Patriots ride the Subway Series

Top Mets, Yankees prospects meet up in Eastern League semifinals
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@RobTnova24
September 22, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- It’s been 23 years since the last Subway Series led to the ultimate trophy. While the next one may still be some time away as both the Mets and Yankees made moves toward the future this season, fans of both organizations had a chance to glimpse what

Player of the Week Spotlight: Nationals' Wood

MLB's No. 7 prospect happy to be playing baseball close to home
@RobTnova24
September 19, 2023

James Wood comes from a basketball family -- his father played at the University of Richmond and his sister, Sydney, was an All-Big 10 Conference selection at Northwestern University -- but the massive 6-foot-6, 240-pound outfielder couldn't be happier to be playing baseball close to home -- and it shows.

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

The Road to The Show™: Rockies’ Amador

No. 21 prospect can stay on fast track with clean bill of health
@RobTnova24
September 12, 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 top Rockies’ prospect Adael Amador. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.

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

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Cubs' Nwogu

Outfielder hit safely in all five games for the Double-A Smokies
@RobTnova24
August 24, 2023

Jordan Nwogu is the child of two educators at the University of Michigan, and last week the 24-year-old put on a hitting clinic against Double-A Rocket City. The Cubs' outfield prospect connected on just about everything thrown his way over five games for Double-A Tennessee en route to being named

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Crews

No. 2 pick in 2023 Draft already dominating with High-A FredNats
@RobTnova24
August 15, 2023

Dylan Crews has come into pro ball like a wrecking ball. The top Nationals prospect has undoubtedly lived up to the billing of being the No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft thus far, and the league has taken notice. Crews was named the Minor League Player of the

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Ford

Top Mariners prospect already known as 'face of British baseball'
@RobTnova24
August 8, 2023

It was tea time for the face of British baseball in the Minors last week. Harry Ford balled out over five games for High-A Everett en route to being named the Minor League Player of the Week in the Northwest League for the first time this season. The top Mariners

Red Wings remember Milo the bat dog

Club honors 'The Goodest Boy' with tribute night, memorial T-shirts
@RobTnova24
August 5, 2023

The celebration of the life of "The Goodest Boy," Milo the Bat Dog, continued with a T-shirt giveaway by the Rochester Red Wings on July 19. The golden retriever, who won the hearts of Red Wings fans the Rochester community starting on June 1, 2019, succumbed to liver disease on

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Champlain

No. 24 Royals prospect was unhittable for Northwest Arkansas
@RobTnova24
August 1, 2023

Chandler Champlain doesn't back down from a challenge. In fact, when asked which current Major League player he'd like to face, the right-hander didn't flinch in his response: Shohei Ohtani. "In my opinion, I feel that I’d want to face the greatest hitters that I can. Hitters that you know

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Thorpe

Sixth-ranked Yankees prospect made history in his latest outing
@RobTnova24
July 25, 2023

Drew Thorpe approaches each outing with one goal in mind: playing to his strengths. It's safe to say he's been flexing of late. The right-hander was absolutely lights-out in his lone start last week for High-A Hudson Valley -- making history in the process -- en route to being named

 Kernels don Bunnies identity again

Cedar Rapids' rich baseball history celebrated on July 7
@RobTnova24
July 22, 2023

There were no cornfields this time, but the Cedar Rapids Kernels once again paid tribute to the Bunnies on Friday, July 7. It was also a familiar foe, as the Bunnies defeated Quad Cities, 5-3, at PG Cares Field.

Omaha's celebration of Rockets takes flight

Talent-laden barnstorming club played in area for three seasons
@RobTnova24
July 17, 2023

The Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers celebrated their diversity night by taking the field as the Omaha Rockets, and lived up to that billing by blasting off for an 8-3 victory over Indianapolis. Part of the club's community celebration series, Saturday was Omaha's Negro Leagues Tribute Game at Werner Park. The