Did you know? Eastern League edition

Did you know? Eastern League edition In the third installment of a weekly series, Benjamin Hill unearths one unique fact about each of the Eastern League’s 12 teams. Idiosyncrasy abounds. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200519&content_id=313440952&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

Toolshed: 2016 Draft retrospective

Toolshed: 2016 Draft retrospective Uncertainty with the top picks defined the 2016 First-Year Player Draft at the time. Now it’s known for a deep Dodgers haul and mid-round stars like Shane Bieber. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200519&content_id=313445816&fext=.jsp&vkey=toolshed&sid=milb

Emeralds create ‘Eugene United’ to help community

Emeralds create ‘Eugene United’ to help community With the Minor League Baseball season on pause as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, teams have been hard at work finding ways to help their communities. What started as a small sewing project for the Eugene Emeralds became a larger initiative to make an impact. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200518&content_id=313446618&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

The Road to The Show™: Gavin Lux

The Road to The Show™: Gavin Lux Top Dodgers prospect Gavin Lux has made a meteoric rise through the Minor Leagues, ending with a callup to the big leagues at the end of the 2019 season. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200518&content_id=313430928&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

Best streams of 2019: Top offensive performances

Best streams of 2019: Top offensive performances From a four-homer game to a record-setting power display in the Pacific Coast League, here are four top offensive performances from the 2019 season to stream on the MiLB.TV free preview. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200518&content_id=313430478&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

Swaggerty gets perspective from mom

Swaggerty gets perspective from mom With his mom working as a nurse on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, sixth-ranked Pirates prospect Travis Swaggerty has gained a whole new outlook with baseball on pause. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200518&content_id=313444846&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

Toolshed: Cron could be powerful D-backs DH

Toolshed: Cron could be powerful D-backs DH D-backs No. 26 prospect Kevin Cron led the Minors in homers last season, but was optioned back to Triple-A this spring. He could get another Major League shot if the DH comes to the NL in 2020. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200515&content_id=313435334&fext=.jsp&vkey=toolshed&sid=milb

Taking a look at the impact of ¡Adiós Lupus!

Taking a look at the impact of ¡Adiós Lupus! In 2018, Minor League Baseball and its Copa de la Diversión initiative began a partnership with the Lupus Foundation of America to develop the ¡Adiós Lupus! campaign, designed to raise awareness of lupus among Hispanic communities and the entire MiLB fan base. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200515&content_id=313429006&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

The Show Before the Show: Episode 257

The Show Before the Show: Episode 257 Fourth-ranked Rockies prospect Ryan Vilade joins the podcast to talk about his improved hitting in 2019. Also, Benjamin Hill brings PCL facts, and Josh Jackson dives into the history of the Miami Sun Sox. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200514&content_id=313433656&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

Sun Sox lit up Miami in early 1950s

Sun Sox lit up Miami in early 1950s Given a fighting spirit by manager and World Series hero Pepper Martin, the Miami Sun Sox usually outshone the competition in the Florida International League from 1949-54. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200514&content_id=313337226&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb