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These prospects rebounded in a big way in 2023

A dozen players got their careers back on track with big seasons
December 25, 2023

Some prospects never struggle on their way to the Major Leagues. For example, the first two guys on our Top 100 Prospects list, Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday and Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio, have yet to taste failure in pro ball. They're the exceptions, however. Most prospects face adversity at some

See the ol' ballgame in a new way at these parks

These six Minor League teams offer up different sights and sounds
December 20, 2023

Looking for a respite from the sameness of the seat and the banality of the berm? Then consider visiting these six Minor League ballparks. You can watch the game from a unique and memorable location at each one. - Ballpark Guides Presented by Wyndham for EVERY Minor League team -

Road to The Show™: Royals’ Loftin

Club’s No. 5 prospect hit the ground running in first MLB action
December 19, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Royals’ prospect Nick Loftin. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Nick Loftin made the most of his first Major

Minor League ballparks light up for holidays

Ben's Biz explores how six MiLB clubs are decking the halls
December 15, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE. At Minor League ballparks all over the country, peanuts and Cracker Jack have

Naturally, Northwest Arkansas finds fresh look

Royals Double-A club celebrates nature, community through design
December 6, 2023

Call it a Natural progression: On Wednesday afternoon, the Minor League Baseball team in Springdale, Ark., unveiled new logos and uniforms. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, are named for the natural beauty of the region in which they compete. The Texas League franchise,

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

Club's No. 5 prospect headlines the Royals' youth movement
November 15, 2023

Each offseason, 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

College buddies Cerantola, Jordan spark to rivalry

Royals hurler, Mets prospect battle for bragging rights in Arizona
October 5, 2023

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Royals pitcher Eric Cerantola and Mets infielder/outfielder Rowdey Jordan faced one another more than 20 times on the practice fields of Starkville, Miss. But on Wednesday night at Camelback Ranch, the two stood across from one another during Arizona Fall League action, looking for bragging rights between

Copa celebrations bring la Diversión

Modesto, Columbia celebrate Latin culture with ballpark festivities
September 8, 2023

Each month, spotlights an aspect of Copa de la Diversión, Minor League Baseball's Hispanic fan engagement initiative sponsored by Nationwide, the program's official insurance partner. This edition celebrates the unique ballpark entertainment that lives up to the spirit of the Copa program. Check out our look at the similar

Rave makes juggling snag for Storm Chasers

Royals prospect covers a lot of ground in center and hauls it in
August 9, 2023

Two outs. Two strikes. Two runners on. Maybe it was only fitting that John Rave had to catch this baseball twice. On Tuesday, the outfielder for Triple-A Omaha in the Royals’ organization made a snag you’re going to want to watch again. Tracking a deep fly ball from Cubs prospect

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Champlain

No. 24 Royals prospect was unhittable for Northwest Arkansas
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

Omaha has a Bahl with returning softball star

Storm Chasers welcome local legend Jordy back to Nebraska
July 2, 2023

Jordy Bahl was one of the most decorated players in college softball when she announced her transfer to Nebraska in mid-June after winning back-to-back national championships at Oklahoma. The reason was simple enough -- she wanted to return home for her final two years of college. So it was fitting

Draft Picks: Chase an Ale Storm in Omaha

Royals affiliate, Nebraska Brewing Co. collaborate on special suds
June 27, 2023

This is the fifth in a series of Draft Picks articles about clubs crafting unique and interesting beers for their respective fan bases. Already profiled: Gwinnett's 6-4-3 Pilsner, Spokane's Redband Tangerine Wheat Beer, Fayetteville's Birdy Brew and Kannapolis' Baller Beer.

Omaha hosts 'Take Meow't to the Ballgame' Night

Storm Chasers fans have a purrfect time bringing cats to game
May 7, 2023

Take meow’t to the ballgame, take meow't with the crowd -- wait, those aren’t the words! Are they? For one night in Omaha, they were. On Saturday, the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate catered to the cat lovers with the club’s third annual “Take Meow’t to the Ballgame” Night, which is like

Homecoming king: Hollie mashes in Augusta

Royals OF prospect goes yard four times in twin bill for Fireflies
April 30, 2023

It was easy for Single-A Columbia's David Hollie to make himself at home during Sunday's doubleheader in Augusta, because he was very close to his old stomping grounds. The Royals' outfield prospect went yard four times in the double dip as the Fireflies swept the GreenJackets, 13-4 and 9-3. In

Here's the best of the Royals' Minor League parks

A Royal trip around the Minors awaits in the Kansas City system
February 23, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some games. Here, we

Garcia, Gentry wore crowns for Kansas City

Following graduations, next Royals wave made gains in 2022
November 9, 2022

Each offseason, 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 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Kansas City Royals. 2022 Organization Summary

The Road to The Show™: Royals’ Mozzicato

Kansas City’s No. 6 prospect continues to refine approach
October 4, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at sixth-ranked Royals prospect Frank Mozzicato. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. As he completed his first Minor League season with

Quad Cities, Peoria compete in charity blood drive

'Out for Blood' winner to be honored ahead of rivals' final series
August 29, 2022

Dave Heller is no stranger when it comes to giving back to the community. As the president of High-A Quad Cities, Heller has helped organize countless community fundraisers, ranging from paying the college tuition for four area students to donating anywhere between $85,000 to $100,000 annually to the local Genesis

Ninth overall pick Cross parks two for Fireflies

Top Royals prospect posts first professional multihomer game
August 18, 2022

Gavin Cross’ final college season came to an end on June 12, meaning the Virginia Tech product had to wait 35 days until he was selected ninth overall in the 2022 MLB Draft. It was another 18 days until his first professional game. With the waiting over, Cross is making

Photos: 2022 MiLB at Field of Dreams

Look back at the Minors' inaugural evening in Dyersville, Iowa
August 10, 2022

It was another heavenly evening in Iowa on Aug. 9 as Minor League Baseball hosted its first-ever game at the iconic Field of Dreams movie site, showing some of the game's youngest talent at one of its most beloved locations. The memorable afternoon in Dyersville was the first professional game

Getting the call: Omaha’s Jake Eisenberg

Storm Chasers’ broadcaster stepping up for Mets, Royals
August 1, 2022

In the Minors, it’s not just the players and coaches who are grinding toward a big league opportunity. This "Getting the call" series tells the story of Minor League broadcasters receiving their own Major League experience this season. Check out the first edition, featuring Birmingham’s Curt Bloom, here. Next up,

The Show Before the Show: Episode 360

Royals' Pasquantino breaks down hot start, plans for MLB debut
June 3, 2022

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show,'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 on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other

Prospect Q&A: Royals left-hander Lacy

No. 65 prospect on mechanical tweaks, learning from ‘The Rookie’
March 16, 2022

After a masterful college career at Texas A&M, left-hander Asa Lacy sputtered in his first professional action with High-A Quad Cities last year. A persistent shoulder issue severely dampened the debut season for the third-ranked Royals prospect. He was shut down in July after posting a 5.19 ERA with 79

Princely trio of sluggers ready to become Royals

No. 3 overall prospect Witt posts regal numbers at upper levels
November 19, 2021

Each offseason, 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

Quad Cities celebrates High-A Central crown

Four hurlers toss two-hit shutout for club's first title since 2017
September 27, 2021

With no margin for error and its season on the brink, High-A Quad Cities managed to keep its championship hopes alive with a walk-off victory on Saturday. There was far less drama a day later, but the celebration proved to be even sweeter. Four hurlers combined on a two-hitter and