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Jupiter hammers down first FSL championship

Pitching, small ball complete turnaround by Marlins affiliate
September 20, 2023

It took a first-year manager to steer the Jupiter Hammerheads, the Marlins' Single-A affiliate, to their first Florida State League championship. After going 35-31 in both the first and second halves of the season, Nelson Prada's Hammerheads were a model of consistency in the East Division this season. And Jupiter

Frisco's Langford lassos first two-homer game

MLB's No. 13 prospect continues hot-hitting ways for RoughRiders
September 14, 2023

The 2023 MLB Draft’s No. 4 overall pick -- Wyatt Langford -- has yet to find a Minor League level that has consistently proven to challenge him. Langford powered Double-A Frisco with the first multihomer game of his professional career Wednesday, leading to a 10-1 win at HODGETOWN. A night

Erie's Jung doubles up on dingers in two straight

Tigers' No. 4 prospect racks up fifth multihomer game of season
September 7, 2023

It's safe to say Jace Jung is in the zone. MLB's No. 68 overall prospect launched two homers for the second straight game for Double-A Erie during Wednesday's 5-4 loss in 10 innings to Somerset at TD Bank Ballpark. Jung plated three runs a night after setting a career high

Buehler, Stone more than just OK in OKC returns

Two-time All-Star perfect; LAD's No. 5 prospect almost unhittable
September 3, 2023

It’s not every day that a top-five organizational prospect relieves a two-time Major League All-Star in the Minors. But Gavin Stone jumped at that chance on Sunday, though, when he relieved Walker Buehler after the righty's two perfect frames in his return from right elbow UCL reconstruction. Los Angeles' No.

Lugnuts' Nambiar proud to represent India

Athletics left-handed prospect learned pitching from mother
September 1, 2023

The career of Kumar Nambiar owes much to his family and his Indian origins. His father instilled him with the love of the game. His mother learned the art of pitching through books and videos and then taught it to him. So to make the Major Leagues as one of

Meyer flashes otherworldly repertoire for Jupiter

Second-ranked Marlins prospect spins 3 scoreless in Single-A debut
August 19, 2023

Next up in the Marlins' pitching pipeline: Noble Meyer. The 2023 first-round Draft pick (No. 10 overall) took the mound for the first time with Single-A Jupiter on Saturday in a 5-4 win at Clover Park, and flashed a repertoire that showcased why he was the first prep arm off

Caminero enjoys three-homer barrage for Biscuits

Top-ranked Rays prospect needs just 6 frames to reach milestone
August 13, 2023

Junior Caminero checked in at No. 6 overall on MLB Pipeline’s updated Top 100 Prospects list on Thursday, and he confirmed his status amongst the prospect elite on Saturday. The Rays’ top-ranked prospect crushed three home runs in the first game of a doubleheader for Double-A Montgomery, providing plenty of

Iowa gets first taste of Crow-Armstrong's power

MLB's No. 7 overall prospect circles the bases with first Triple-A hit
August 5, 2023

Pete Crow-Armstrong played the first Triple-A game of his career on Tuesday, and the transition to the next level didn’t happen right away. The top-ranked Cubs prospect did draw a walk and steal a base, but he struck out in all three of his at-bats. Going 0-for-3 again in his

Space Cowboy belts 477-ft HR to ... new galaxy?

No. 5 Astros prospect León swats fifth-longest Triple-A tater of '23
July 30, 2023

Pedro León did something must-see with a 69.7 mph curveball Saturday night for Triple-A Sugar Land. The No. 5 Astros prospect connected on the slow offspeed pitch, turning it into a 111.2 mph laser that went clear out of Las Vegas Ballpark. Traveling 477 feet, it not only left the

Surging Lee finding power stroke in Double-A

Top Twins prospect goes yard again during four-hit performance
July 16, 2023

Wherever Brooks Lee goes, he hits. A lot. And now he's hitting them far too. MLB’s No. 18 prospect went 4-for-6 with a homer, a double, four RBIs and two runs out of the leadoff spot in Double-A Wichita's 13-12 win over Springfield on Sunday at Riverfront Stadium. The long

Erie's Gania calls no-no dotted by familiar faces

Longtime broadcaster celebrates, touches base with ex-SeaWolves
July 13, 2023

Longtime Double-A Erie SeaWolves broadcaster Greg Gania stepped into the radio broadcast booth for the Tigers last week and ended up calling a no-hitter. Filling in for Detroit radio play-by-play announcer Dan Dickerson, Gania's first time covering an entire big league series wound up including a momentous occasion, the first

IronBirds get a jump on Holliday weekend

Baseball's No. 1 overall prospect delivers first walk-off homer
July 1, 2023

Jackson Holliday was 0-for-3 as he stepped into the box in the bottom of the ninth for High-A Aberdeen on Friday night. Just five days removed from receiving MLB Pipeline’s No. 1 prospect title, Holliday looked the part in walking off the Winston-Salem Dash to make it five wins in

Priester revs his engine, whiffs season high for Indy

No. 4 Pirates prospect finds form at Triple-A alongside batterymate
June 25, 2023

Quinn Priester proved to have a short memory on Saturday for Triple-A Indianapolis. Entering the contest with a 5.84 ERA and .283 opponents' average against during his previous five starts, the Pirates' No. 4 prospect returned to the pitcher he was earlier in his 2023 campaign. Going six scoreless innings,

Alcántara enjoys hit parade for South Bend

No. 3 Cubs prospect collects five knocks, goes deep twice at High-A
June 18, 2023

Third-ranked Cubs prospect Kevin Alcántara had his first career five-hit game Saturday for High-A South Bend. In the process, he swatted two home runs in an outing for the first time this season. The first was just two pitches into his first at-bat against Twins No. 29 prospect Jaylen Nowlin.

TinCaps' Merrill rediscovering power, consistency

Top Padres prospect goes yard again as part of a three-hit game
June 16, 2023

Jackson Merrill is starting to find the fences with regularity. And along with the power, he's finding some consistency as well. MLB Pipeline's No. 14 overall prospect went yard for the second day in a row for High-A Fort Wayne, going 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and three RBIs

No more squirreling around offensively for Luciano

San Francisco's No. 2 prospect homers for third time in two games
June 11, 2023

Marco Luciano has been finding his offensive groove with Double-A Richmond, and he’s been far from one-dimensional in doing it. The No. 2 Giants prospect not only enjoyed a streak of eight straight plate appearances where he reached base in his last two outings vs. Altoona, but also clubbed three

Mayer hitting his stride with first Double-A homer

No. 1 Red Sox prospect taps into power to snap long-ball drought
June 8, 2023

Top-ranked Red Sox prospect Marcelo Mayer found his groove Wednesday night with his first Double-A homer. After slashing .130/.222/.174 in his first six games for Portland, he re-introduced himself as the 55-grade power hitter he is with a deep shot to right off of Guardians prospect Jaime Arias. Before Mayer

Louisville lightning: Elly wows with speed, power

Bats' De La Cruz activates record burners on RBI knock
June 2, 2023

Top-ranked Reds prospect Elly De La Cruz's game is defined by speed. MLB Pipeline’s No. 4 overall prospect, De La Cruz boasts high exit velocities off the bat, zips the baseball from the left side of the infield to first inexplicably fast and also can get around the bases quicker

Cartaya starts June like he ended May, with a HR

No. 1 Dodgers prospect goes yard in fourth consecutive game
June 2, 2023

Diego Cartaya, the top-ranked prospect in the Dodgers' organization, has been as potent offensively as advertised over his last eight outings with Double-A Tulsa. While he may have started the season with a .190/.288/.337 slash line in 26 contests, he showed up to Riverfront Stadium for Thursday night's tilt at

Quero backs Top 100 ranking with two HRs

Brewers prospect plates career-high five after entering elite list
May 21, 2023

Jeferson Quero moved into MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list on Saturday, and wasted no time showing why Sunday. The day after sliding into the No. 100 spot, Quero swatted two home runs in Double-A Biloxi's 9-7 win over Chattanooga. And that wasn't even the most productive outing of the

Their Patriot-ic duty? Hitting homers in same games

Domínguez, Wells both go yard for second time in three contests
May 19, 2023

The Yankees' top two prospects -- Jasson Domínguez and Austin Wells -- have flashed a lot of home run power this season for Double-A Somerset. Lately, they've been taking over games with their pop together. Domínguez, New York's top-ranked prospect, has clubbed six in 31 games, while No. 2 Wells

A 99.2 mph throw Elly's latest elite Louisville feat

Reds' top prospect De La Cruz tosses fastest infield throw of season
May 6, 2023

When the radar guns were brought out to Werner Park on Saturday, they lit up as an impressive 99.2 mph toss crossed not home plate but first base. Top-ranked Reds prospect Elly De La Cruz delivered a perfect throw for an out in Triple-A Louisville's 6-2 loss to Omaha, adding

Luciano's first hit of year flies like a Squirrel

After IL stint, No. 2 Giants prospect tees off in second game back
May 5, 2023

Marco Luciano just got back into the swing of things. After missing the opening month of the season due to a stress fracture in his lower back, MLB Pipeline's No. 20 overall prospect went yard in his second game of the campaign for Double-A Richmond on Thursday. Luciano put his

Hager, Reno offense come up Aces in rout

Shortstop plates 8 as D-backs affiliate falls a run shy of club record
April 28, 2023

Not a single batter in Triple-A Reno's lineup went hitless on Thursday. And Jake Hager, well, he was just powerful perfection at the plate. Keyed by the shortstop's five-hit, eight-RBI night, the Aces racked up a 24-2 victory over visiting Sugar Land. Reno ended up one run short of the