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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

Detmers' ascent offers more optimism for Angels

Halos hope fast-rising left-hander can help end lengthy drought
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 23, 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. If a few key players can figure out a way to stick in

Prospect season in review: Reds’ Greene

No. 26 overall prospect shows electric stuff at upper levels
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 23, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at top Reds prospect Hunter Greene. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. After a year lost to the pandemic, a full season of Hunter Greene was

Busch, Pages take center stage in Dodgers system

Top 100 prospects leading next generation toward Los Angeles
@MavalloneMiLB
November 22, 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.

Princely trio of sluggers ready to become Royals

Witt, Melendez, Pratto put up dominant 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

Podcast: Sky Carp take flight in Beloit

Beloit's Valentyn discusses Sky Carp identity, new ballpark
November 19, 2021

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Wells' big day propels Surprise to AFL title game

Sixth-ranked Yankees prospect homers during three-hit afternoon
November 19, 2021

Surprise 5, Glendale 3 With a trip to the Arizona Fall League championship game at stake, Austin Wells came up big. The No. 6 Yankees prospect ignited the Saguaros' rally from an early 3-0 deficit with a two-run homer and finished with three hits for the second time in three

MLB to provide Minor League player housing

Owners unanimously agree to new initiative beginning in 2022
November 18, 2021

As a continuation of their commitment to a first-class player development system, Major League Baseball’s owners on Thursday announced a new Minor League Housing Policy that is expected to provide more than 90 percent of assigned Minor League players across every level with furnished housing accommodations at each Major League

Velazquez continues MVP push in Fall League

No. 29 Cubs prospect stays hot with three hits, three RBIs
November 18, 2021

Mesa 3, Salt River 1 With less than a handful of games left on the docket, it's almost impossible to envision a scenario where Nelson Velazquez doesn't win Arizona Fall League MVP honors. The No. 29 Cubs prospect started off hot and with the season winding down, hasn't let up.

Houston farm system still bubbling at the top

Upper-level talent could help sustain Major League success
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 18, 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 Astros have undeniably been among the sport’s most successful organizations in recent

IronBirds soaring into 2022 with updated look

Longtime Orioles affiliate launches new logo ahead of 20th season
@tylermaun
November 18, 2021

The Aberdeen IronBirds are going back to the future. Entering their 20th season, the High-A IronBirds unveiled a new look for 2022 that takes a page from the franchise’s original identity while creating a fresh image for the next generation of Aberdeen baseball. “We call him Ace the Jet, and

Braves’ Kazmar retires after 17 seasons as a pro

Kazmar tallied 657 hits in 750 games with Gwinnett as part of his 17 professional seasons
November 12, 2021

On an overcast Sunday at Coolray Field, in the last inning of the Gwinnett Stripers’ final game of the season, Sean Kazmar Jr. stepped to the plate for his 6,316th professional at-bat. The fans gathered that gray October day might already have sensed the finality for Kazmar, who received a

Astros' Lee slugs first Arizona Fall League homer

Top Astros prospect gets back on track with game-tying blast
November 17, 2021

Glendale 3, Mesa 2 Sometimes all it takes is one swing. For Korey Lee, Wednesday's sixth-inning at-bat might have been the one. Mired in a 2-for-25 slump entering his third plate appearance of the afternoon, the top Astros prospect evened the score with a two-run homer. The clout was Lee's

New tricks: RockHounds roll out logo refresh

Double-A Midland drops regional elements into team identity
@tylermaun
November 17, 2021

Of all the teams in the Double-A Central, the Midland RockHounds sported the oldest look in 2021. Starting next season, the circuit’s old dogs will have some new tricks. For the first time in over two decades, the RockHounds will take the field with a fresh set of logos. “We