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Basallo caps week with display of power for Bowie

Orioles' No. 2 prospect posts his fourth career two-homer game
@Jesus_Cano88
April 28, 2024

Samuel Basallo gave a glimpse of how much damage he can do in the batter’s box on Sunday. The Orioles' No. 2 prospect launched two home runs during a three-hit afternoon to lead Double-A Bowie’s 4-2 win over Richmond at The Diamond. It marked the fourth time Basallo posted a

Caminero, Bradley make Rays' future bullish

Tampa Bay's current, past top prospects deliver for Durham
@benweinrib
April 28, 2024

If the Rays want to see a glimpse of their future, they only need to look 700 miles north to Durham, N.C. On Sunday afternoon, top prospect Junior Caminero (MLB No. 4) homered twice in a four-hit game as rehabbing Taj Bradley, their top prospect from 2023, tossed five hitless

Minor League Player Spotlight: Robberse

No. 12 Cardinals prospect sports a 1.82 ERA through five starts
@RobTnova24
April 27, 2024

For Cardinals fans, there is a glimmer of hope that things might be turning around in the not-so-distant future. Sem Robberse opened the season at the Minors' highest level and has been nothing short of dominant thus far. The right-hander has yielded two runs or fewer in each of his

De Vries picks up first 4 RBIs of young career

MLB's No. 1 international prospect in '24 heats up with Storm
@JesseABorek
April 26, 2024

It’s often said to not let a shooter on the basketball court see one go through the net, lest they heat up and find their rhythm. That might be an apt analogy for Leodalis De Vries, the No. 1 international prospect in the 2024 class, who excelled on the basketball

Jobe unhittable with dad on hand for start

Tigers No. 3 prospect strikes season-high six over four frames
@MavalloneMiLB
April 25, 2024

There is little that isn't impressive about Jackson Jobe. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder cuts an imposing figure atop the mound and that's before he even delivers a pitch. When Jobe does unleash his upper-90s heat, or a sweeping 70-grade slider or a changeup that drops off the table, he profiles as

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

Padres' teenage phenom reaches safely three times in second game
@JoeTrezz
April 24, 2024

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
@brendan_samson
April 24, 2024

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
@JoeTrezz
April 24, 2024

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
@Gerard_Gilberto
April 23, 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 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
@SamDykstraMiLB
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
@Jesus_Cano88
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
@thevandalorian
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
@brendan_samson
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
@Jesus_Cano88
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
@RobTnova24
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
@JoeTrezz
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
@SamDykstraMiLB
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
@JesseABorek
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
@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

Tigers' Clark gets real kicks out of his art

MLB's No. 13 prospect's cleats reflect both optimism, doubters
@benweinrib
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
@thevandalorian
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
@benweinrib
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
@Jesus_Cano88
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