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Renegades forge connection with Bhutan Baseball

Yankees' High-A affiliate honoring country's ballplayers in August
February 6, 2024

Matthew DeSantis knew he had a good shot. DeSantis, the co-founder of the Bhutan Baseball and Softball Association, took a look through the viewfinder, where members of the Thimphu Red Pandas -- the first baseball club in the country -- were playing in front of Bhutan's famous Buddha Dordenma statue.

These 10 hats took the crown in 2023

Minor League clubs create fan favorites with fun, fashion
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 12, 2024

From historic to anthropomorphic, Minor League hats are something else. They can represent the city, the culture, the cuisine, and they look good doing it. For the sixth straight season, MiLB celebrates National Hat Day by looking at some of the top-selling Minor League caps per New Era and MiLBStore.com.

Six Former Patriots On the Move in MLB Rule 5 Draft

December 7, 2023

What is the Rule 5 Draft? At Major League Baseball's 2023 Winter Meetings in Nashville, the league's annual Rule 5 Draft took place on Wednesday, December 6th, providing an opportunity for teams to fill out their 40-man rosters with players from different organizations. Which Players are eligible for the Rule

Ben's Biz eats: Best of NY and PA

Most delightful Empire eats and Keystone concessions
@BensBiz
December 1, 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.

Yankees' Durbin aims to steal way into AFL history

Fellow New York prospect Cowles benefits from speedster's game
@JesseABorek
November 8, 2023

MESA, Ariz. – When Rick Holifield stole 24 bases during the Arizona Fall League’s inaugural campaign in 1994, there was no way of knowing he’d have an airtight grip on the single-season steals record for three decades. But for the first time in 15 years, Holifield has some legitimate company

The Road to The Show™: Yankees’ Jones

No. 73 overall prospect sets himself apart with power, speed
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 7, 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 top Yankees prospect Spencer Jones. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. With a towering 6-foot-6 frame and elite power potential,

Thorpe, Domínguez lead Yankees' Organization All-Stars

Young talent takes center stage in the Big Apple
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 18, 2023

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 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the New York Yankees. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: 73-75

Thorpe hurls way to Prospect Pitcher of Year

Fifth-ranked Yankees prospect led the Minors with 182 strikeouts
@benweinrib
October 2, 2023

When the Yankees selected Drew Thorpe 61st overall in the 2022 MLB Draft, they chose to not have him pitch the rest of the season, instead building him up in the weight room for a debut in 2023. That decision paid off immediately, as the 6-foot-4 right-hander turned in one

Rumble Ponies, Patriots ride the Subway Series

Top Mets, Yankees prospects meet up in Eastern League semifinals
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@RobTnova24
September 22, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- It’s been 23 years since the last Subway Series led to the ultimate trophy. While the next one may still be some time away as both the Mets and Yankees made moves toward the future this season, fans of both organizations had a chance to glimpse what

Sauer tallies Somerset's third '23 immaculate inning

Yankees' No. 25 prospect follows such frames by Gomez, Barclay
@brendan_samson
September 17, 2023

The word "immaculate" doesn't come into play a lot in baseball. For an immaculate inning, a pitcher must be perfect to the utmost degree, fanning all three batters on three pitches each. In MLB history, only 114 immaculate innings have been notched in recorded history, but at Double-A Somerset this

Ben's Biz hits the road for the final time this year

Here's what is coming soon to a ballpark (that might be) near you
@BensBiz
September 8, 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.

Remembering the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons 

Original PA announcer John Davies reflects on Triple-A team's years as Philadelphia affiliate
@BensBiz
September 8, 2023

MOOSIC, Pa. -- April 26, 1989 was an auspicious day for northeast Pennsylvania baseball fans, as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons played their first home game at Lackawanna County Multi-Purpose Stadium. This marked the return of Minor League Baseball to the region after a 35-year absence, and 11,000 fans packed the

Lombard Jr.’s four hits not enough; Tarpons drop home finale, 7-4

September 3, 2023

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Tarpons (29-29) took the field for the final home game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Sunday afternoon and came up short to the St. Lucie Mets (17-41). SS George Lombard Jr. had his best game as a Tarpon, racking up four hits and driving

Road to The Show™: Prospects' postseason push

Holliday, Salas among biggest names impacting playoff picture
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 29, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. While many clubs are battling for the final postseason spots, others have already booked their playoff tickets with

Ben's Biz lights up the Electric City

An illuminating evening with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
@BensBiz
August 25, 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.

Domínguez three times as good in Triple-A debut

No. 2 Yankees prospect delivers 3 hits and 3 RBIs for RailRiders
@brendan_samson
August 23, 2023

The Martian has landed in Triple-A, and his debut was out of this world. Starting in center field and batting second, Jasson Dominguez went 3-for-6 with three RBIs and a run scored in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s 14-1 rout of Lehigh Valley at PNC Field.

Jasson Dominguez Named Eastern League Player of the Week

Dominguez went 13-for-28 (.464) with 8 RBI, 8 R, 2 HR, 5 2B
August 21, 2023

Bridgewater, New Jersey – Minor League Baseball has named Somerset Patriots OF Jasson Dominguez as their Double-A Eastern League Player of the Week for August 14 - 20.

Wells leaves wakeup call with 2 homers, 7 RBIs

No. 8 Yankees prospect delivers 4 dingers in 5 days for RailRiders
@brendan_samson
August 20, 2023

Austin Wells entered Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s latest five-game set with no home runs in his first 20 Triple-A games. He left with four, in just a quarter of the time. The Yankees’ No. 8 prospect capped off a dominant series at the plate by delivering his first professional multihomer game and a

Yankees top pick Lombard Jr. doubles in debut

New York's No. 6 prospect reaches base three times in Florida Complex League
August 18, 2023

Yankees first-round pick George Lombard Jr. made his Minor League debut on Friday, collecting a double and a pair of walks for the Yankees' Rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate in Tampa. Lombard Jr., who is ranked by MLB.com as the Yankees' No. 6 prospect, hit second in the lineup and

Seigler switches things up as catcher, outfielder

Right-hander as backstop for Patriots changes to lefty in the field
@JesseABorek
August 4, 2023

Switch-hitter? Sure. Switch-pitcher? Rare, but not unprecedented. But switch-fielder? Meet Anthony Seigler, who appeared Wednesday night for Double-A Somerset as a left-handed-throwing left fielder and Thursday night as a right-handed-throwing catcher. Seigler’s ambidextrous nature first gained notoriety when the Yankees selected him 23rd overall in the 2018 Draft out of

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Thorpe

Sixth-ranked Yankees prospect made history in his latest outing
@RobTnova24
July 25, 2023

Drew Thorpe approaches each outing with one goal in mind: playing to his strengths. It's safe to say he's been flexing of late. The right-hander was absolutely lights-out in his lone start last week for High-A Hudson Valley -- making history in the process -- en route to being named

The best of the Yankees' Minor League ballparks

Travel around the East Coast to get a full taste of New York's farm
@Steph_Sheehan
July 3, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham 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

Hardman gives early fireworks show with 3 homers

Double-A Somerset slugger claims Eastern League dinger lead
@Steph_Sheehan
July 1, 2023

Not even the calendar flipping to July could stop Tyler Hardman. It’s been a fruitful past two weeks for the 18th-ranked Yankees prospect. He slugged his first multihomer game of the season on June 17, notched another one on Wednesday and, three days later, left the yard three times in

Somerset Is Playoff Bound With First-Half Title Win

Patriots clinch Eastern League’s Northeast division crown for second consecutive season
June 23, 2023

Bridgewater, New Jersey – Friday afternoon brought forth rain showers to most of the northeast region, but the Patriots capped off a misty night at TD Bank Ballpark by celebrating in champagne showers after a 12-1 thrashing of New Hampshire to clinch the Eastern League’s Northeast division crown for a

Patriots lean heavily into Revolutionary history

Yankees affiliate will mix history with baseball on Revelry Night
@benweinrib
June 23, 2023

Ever wonder how the Somerset Patriots got their name? The Double-A Yankees affiliate hopes to teach fans some history while hosting New Hampshire for Revolutionary Revelry Night on Saturday. Continuing a tradition that has gone on for more than a decade, the Patriots are combining forces with the Heritage Trail