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Bulls' HR parade: Manzardo, Mead exceed 1,200 ft.

Rays' power-packed duo combines for trio of homers for Durham
April 22, 2023

Two of the Rays' top five prospects gave a sneak peek as to what they're capable of accomplishing together in the same big league lineup Saturday. No. 2 prospect Curtis Mead and No. 4 prospect Kyle Manzardo combined for three roundtrippers in Triple-A Durham's 7-4 win at Syracuse. Mead started

Prospect Primer: American League East

Stars align for Rodriguez-Mead; future tense for Yanks/Sox rivalry
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 28, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, MiLB.com goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

'You're going to The Show': Williams gets call

Former Bulls manager has fun with promotion to big leagues
March 22, 2023

ST. PETERSBURG -- Brady Williams was at home, eating dinner with his two sons while his wife was working, when the call came from Rays manager Kevin Cash. He told Williams to put him on speaker phone, then asked a favor of the boys, Balazs and Milan. “He's like, 'Can

The Road to The Show™: Rays’ Mead

No. 33 overall prospect breaking the mold for Australian hitters
@Gerard_Gilberto
January 31, 2023

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 second-ranked Rays prospect Curtis Mead. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Curtis Mead is on the verge of going where

Bradley, Manzardo shine brightest for Rays

Tough All-Star calls abound in Minors' winningest system of '22
@SamDykstraMiLB
November 28, 2022

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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 Tampa Bay Rays. 2022 Organization Summary Triple-A Durham: 86-64

Durham, Nashville make for familiar IL title game

Triple-A Rays, Brewers clubs square off for 19th time this year
@Kelsie_Heneghan
September 30, 2022

Durham and Nashville have seen each other 18 times this season. But it all comes down to the 19th matchup. The Rays' and Brewers' Triple-A affiliates will meet in the International League Championship at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday at Las Vegas, as part of the Triple-A Triple Championship. The

RiverDogs sweep to second straight championship

Rays affiliate goes 4-0 in postseason en route to Carolina crown
@RobTnova24
September 21, 2022

Much like it did all season long, Charleston dominated in the playoffs en route to a second straight title. The Single-A Rays affiliate completed a sweep of the Carolina League Championship Series with a convincing 6-2 victory over Lynchburg on Tuesday night at Bank of the James Stadium.

Presenting top plays by position from the first half

DeLuzio, Abrams, Duzenack made the most of their spot on the field
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 29, 2022

Throughout the first half of the Minor League season, fans were treated to some remarkable, jaw-dropping, eye-popping and show-stopping displays of defensive excellence. We’ve broken down the best of the best in our weekly Top 10 countdown, and brought fans into the conversation with our voting for Plays of the

The Road to The Show™: Rays righty Bradley

No. 63 overall prospect building on breakout 2021 campaign
@Gerard_Gilberto
June 28, 2022

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 Rays No. 3 prospect Taj Bradley. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The bar is high, but Taj Bradley could

Biscuits Boom to Victory, 7-3

Montgomery breaks record for most home runs at Riverwalk Stadium
April 13, 2022

MONTGOMERY, Ala.. – The Biscuits (3-2) were baking as they broke the record for most home runs at Riverwalk Stadium with five in their 7-1 victory over the Tennessee Smokies (3-2) on Wednesday night. Both the Biscuits and the Smokies did not waste any time picking up where they finished

Prospect Q&A: Rays’ infielder Edwards

No. 70 overall prospect working to add more ‘tools to the toolshed’
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 9, 2022

Due to the pandemic and an injury to his oblique, the Rays waited about 18 months before getting to see Xavier Edwards play in their system. But once he got back on the field, the No. 70 overall prospect showed he can be one of the best leadoff hitters in

Bradley, Mead shined for Rays in 2021

Dominant individual, team seasons defined deep Tampa Bay system
@SamDykstraMiLB
December 21, 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. There's no other way to put it: The Rays system enjoyed one of

Prospect season in review: Rays’ Edwards

Speedy infielder doesn’t skip a beat in new organization
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 2, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at third-ranked Rays prospect Xavier Edwards. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. It was an interesting beginning to Xavier Edwards’ tenure with the Rays. But by

Hot Rods force Game 5 in High-A East Finals

Qsar, Williams set stage for winner-take-all finale with 'Hoppers
@RobTnova24
September 28, 2021

There was no tomorrow for Bowling Green, and the Hot Rods played like it.

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: High-A

Luciano, Eugene travel to Spokane; Hot Rods face 'Hoppers
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 21, 2021

Following the lost season in 2020 and the sweeping changes made throughout Minor League Baseball, representatives from each of the three High-A leagues will go straight to the Finals to decide its 2021 champion with best-of-5 series, starting Tuesday. This is a departure from past procedures, when each of the

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: Low-A

Dominguez, Tampa host Bradenton; Veen, Fresno travel to San Jose
@christripodi
September 21, 2021

Minor League Baseball! After the 2020 Minor League season was canceled due to COVID-19, baseball returned to the Minors in 2021, albeit under a different structure. Low-A went from two leagues (Midwest and South Atlantic) to three (East, Southeast, West), and the representatives from each will go straight to the

The Show Before the Show: Episode 324

Hot Rods' Martin shares story of lost bet, RiverDogs tattoo
September 3, 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,

Turbo up to new tricks in Bowling Green

Hot Rods GM Leach describes training for bat dog's 2021 debut
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 26, 2021

It was only a matter of time before baseball's sticky stuff issue made it to the Minor Leagues. But it’s incredibly unlikely that many people expected pine tar or other grip-enhancing substances to be of extreme detriment to a fan favorite: The bat dog. Fortunately for Turbo -- the yellow

The Show Before the Show: Franco, broadcasting

Top prospect's bow, #DemoCritiqueDay discussed in two episodes
June 24, 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,