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A Storm's a-brewin: De Vries collects first two hits

Padres' teenage phenom reaches safely three times in second game
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In recent years, the Padres have shown they are not afraid to push their top prospects. For the second straight season, they are starting a 17-year-old No. 1 international prospect at Single-A Lake Elsinore rather than in rookie ball, and in turn, challenging him from the moment he enters the

Indy's Skenes allows first run at Triple-A level

MLB's No. 3 prospect still whiffs seven over 4 1/3 frames
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Five starts and 14 1/3 scoreless innings into his 2024 campaign, Paul Skenes allowed his first run of the year for Triple-A Indianapolis in the team's 7-4 victory over Omaha at Werner Park. The run marked the first blemish to his previously perfect ERA, but the rest of the outing,

Alcántara, Triantos warm up for Windy City

Cubs' No. 5, 6 prospects lead way for Smokies with 2-HR nights
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Madison, Alabama, is a long way from the Windy City. But the wind was blowing out on Tuesday night, and several players expected to play big parts in Chicago’s future took full advantage. Powered by a whopping seven homers, Double-A Tennessee bashed its way to a 10-4 win over Rocket

Road to The Show™: Pirates’ Skenes

No. 3 overall prospect displays dominance in first full season
April 23, 2024

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Pirates prospect Paul Skenes, who will be spotlighted each month as a Nationwide Road to The Show "featured player" in 2024. For more stories about players

Padres' De Vries heading to Lake Elsinore

Top '24 international prospect bumped up at 17 years old
April 21, 2024

The Padres signed the top prospect of his international class. They brought him over stateside in his first professional spring, and his Minor League debut will come at a full-season level. Sound familiar?

Black does a little of everything for Sounds

Brewers No. 4 prospect caps big game with highlight-reel catch
April 21, 2024

Tyler Black loves playing in Triple-A Nashville. So when he had the chance of ending Sunday's game and sending the Sounds faithful home with a victory, MLB's No. 42 prospect risked it all to record the final out. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Omaha’s Cam

Bisons' Martinez still steering toward The Show

Jays No. 2 prospect caps scorching week with another home run
April 21, 2024

Forcing the hand of the organization might come into play for Orelvis Martinez. As the Toronto Blue Jays sit in the middle of the pack of the American League East a month into the season, a not-so-far-away contributor has put up videogame-like numbers for Triple-A Buffalo. MLB's No. 81 prospect

Manzardo hitting like a Guardian of the Galaxy

Cleveland's No. 2 prospect collects third homer in two games
April 21, 2024

Kyle Manzardo had himself a weekend. The Guardians No. 2 prospect launched three homers and amassed five extra-base hits in three games for Triple-A Columbus, capping off a nine-game stretch in which the lefty slugger has been firing on all cylinders at the dish.

From Single-A to The Show, Chourio bros teeing off

Jackson, Jaison slug homers on same day for first time in pro ball
April 20, 2024

Plenty of memories have been created by the Chourio brothers, Jackson and Jaison, throughout their lives. On Saturday, the dynamic duo added another one when they both homered on the same day for the first time in their professional careers. Jackson hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth inning

Minor League Player Spotlight: Carson Williams

MLB's No. 18 prospect led the Southern League with a 1.380 OPS
April 20, 2024

Carson Williams entered the season with a focus on building and being dedicated to his own routine and process -- both mentally and physically. He wanted to emphasize techniques he picked up during his climb of three levels of the Minors last season and his time at big league camp

K-OK: Dollander, Palmquist rack up the strikeouts

Rockies hurlers combine for 22 whiffs in Double-A, High-A outings
April 20, 2024

As inclement weather postponed the Rockies’ series opener with the Mariners on Friday, two of the club’s top prospective pitchers battled no elements en route to tearing up the Minor Leagues. No. 2 prospect Chase Dollander and No. 15 prospect Carson Palmquist combined for double-digit strikeouts in their respective starts,

Williams turns up heat further with 2-HR game

Reigning Southern League Player of Week delivers for Biscuits
April 19, 2024

You’ve heard how important it is for any player to get off to a hot start. Carson Williams has definitely bought into that philosophy. Few, if any, prospects have started the season stronger than MLB's No. 18 overall prospect. And Williams is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest

Stellar Skenes fans 8, extends scoreless streak

Top Pirates prospect ties career high in strikeouts for Indians
April 18, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS -- Thursday night brought another Paul Skenes start, and that meant more triple-digit heat, more strikeouts, more zeros in the runs column … and another relatively abbreviated outing for the top pitching prospect in baseball. In his fourth outing of the young season, MLB Pipeline’s No. 3 overall prospect

Bisons' Martinez crushes 469-foot grand slam

Second-ranked Blue Jays prospect sends homer onto second deck
April 17, 2024

TORONTO -- Orelvis Martinez has the power to hit baseballs where they aren’t supposed to land. The Blue Jays’ No. 2 prospect launched a Statcast-projected 469-foot grand slam in the 10th inning Wednesday for Triple-A Buffalo, tilting the game late to give the Bisons a 12-9 win over Columbus, a

The keys to Leiter's rise through the Minors

Rangers call up No. 2 overall pick in 2021 Draft for big league debut
April 16, 2024

It’s time to officially add another member of the Leiter lineage to the ranks of Major League Baseball. When Rangers skipper Bruce Bochy announced Tuesday morning that Jack Leiter, whom the club chose with the second overall pick in the 2021 Draft, would be making his big league debut Thursday

The Road to The Show™: Angels’ Joyce

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

Each week, 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

Tigers' Clark gets real kicks out of his art

MLB's No. 13 prospect's cleats reflect both optimism, doubters
April 14, 2024

Max Clark considers himself an artistic person. The only problem -- he can't draw. Instead, MLB's No. 13 overall prospect expresses himself in other ways, such as through his shoes and tattoos. Clark is a massive sneakerhead, bringing about three dozen shoes, along with a growing collection of custom cleats,

That's no double, that's a Crews grand slam!

Upon further review, top Nationals prospect hits second '24 homer
April 14, 2024

Before rounding out a trot for his second home run of the season, Dylan Crews thought he only had a double. Roping a line drive off the top of the wall in left field on Sunday, MLB’s No. 7 prospect came to a stop at second base and watched a

Caminero's bat looks healthy in return from IL

Top Rays prospect homers, doubles, impresses Bulls manager
April 14, 2024

Junior Caminero flexed his home run power in the innings before a late March left hamstring strain sidelined the prized Rays phenom for two weeks. Fittingly, in his first game back from the injured list, MLB's No. 4 overall prospect scorched a three-run homer that proved crucial in Triple-A Durham's

Mitchell squares up first pro homer for Columbia

No. 1 Royals prospect gets 'first one out of the way' at Single-A
April 13, 2024

Blake Mitchell knew he just missed. In the bottom of the sixth inning in Single-A Columbia’s game against Myrtle Beach on Saturday night, the Royals’ 2023 first-round Draft pick saw back-to-back offerings in the sweet spot of the strike zone. Kansas City’s No. 1 prospect took a mighty swing, but

Eight's enough: Skenes sets career high in strikeouts

MLB's top pitching prospect twirls third straight scoreless outing
April 13, 2024

Paul Skenes unleashed his signature four-seam fastball in the bottom of the second inning against Justice Bigbie but failed to find the strike zone, issuing the first four-pitch walk of his young professional career. There shouldn’t have been a reason for concern at this point in the game. MLB’s No.

Montgomery dials long distance for Charlotte

Top White Sox prospect leaves the yard for first Triple-A dinger
April 12, 2024

Colson Montgomery, the No. 1 White Sox prospect and No. 9 overall, according to MLB Pipeline, launched his first home run for Triple-A Charlotte during a 7-5 loss at Jacksonville Friday. The shortstop connected on the first pitch he saw in the eighth inning from Declan Cronin, who was a

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Kjerstad

Orioles No. 4 prospect set a Minor League franchise record
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

A grand entrance for RockHounds' Wilson

Top A's prospect introduces himself in style with go-ahead slam
April 12, 2024

"Jacob Wilson, how do you do?!” That was the greeting from longtime Double-A Midland broadcaster Bob Hards to the A’s top prospect late Thursday night over the airwaves from Momentum Bank Ballpark. A fitting intro, given how Wilson had just introduced himself to the team in grand style.

Miller shows off raw power with first '24 homer

Phillies No. 3 prospect goes yard in 5th game of year for Threshers
April 11, 2024

Heading into his first full season of pro ball, it was only a matter of time before Aidan Miller would show off the raw power that has turned so many heads early in his young career. MLB Pipeline's No. 56 overall prospect managed just one extra-base hit through his first