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The Road to The Show™: Angels’ Joyce

Club's No. 4 prospect continues to light up radar guns
@RobTnova24
April 16, 2024

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 fourth-ranked Angels prospect Ben Joyce. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Ben Joyce became one of the first players selected

All systems go for Rocket City homer celebrations

Angels' Double-A affiliate incorporating space ties into dugout fun
@MavalloneMiLB
April 11, 2024

Trash Pandas, go for launch! One of the more popular Minor League monikers, Double-A Rocket City combined a pair of nicknames during its relocation from Mobile to Huntsville, Ala., following the 2019 season.

Honoring Black baseball's rich and storied history

Nine Minor League clubs will celebrate Black baseball history in '24
February 27, 2024

When Jackie Robinson made his debut as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in Spring Training of 1946, his jersey number was not the 42 he'd come to be associated with. That spring in Daytona Beach, and throughout the ensuing season with the Triple-A Montreal Royals, he wore number

Plan a trip to see MiLB's newest ballparks

Three years ago six new Minor League ballparks debuted
@BensBiz
January 26, 2024

Several Minor League ballparks are currently under construction, and even more are in the planning stages. Nonetheless, 2024 will mark the third straight season in which no new facilities open their doors. But lest we forget: A mere three years ago, a whopping six Minor League ballparks debuted for the

Minor League ballparks light up for holidays

Ben's Biz explores how six MiLB clubs are decking the halls
@BensBiz
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

Some of the Minors' most popular jerseys

These threads turned heads and flew off the shelves in 2023
@Kelsie_Heneghan
November 3, 2023

Jerseys can be gateways. And in the Minor Leagues, there’s plenty to explore. The kit can represent the town, a favorite food, the local culture, an important issue. And with longer affiliation partnerships, more teams have used them to connect with their parent clubs. Not to mention, they’re nice to

Kyren Paris Named 2023 Southern League All-Star

Trash Pandas shortstop earned first Major League promotion in September
September 26, 2023

MADISON, Alabama – Following a tremendous season that led to his Major League debut, former Rocket City Trash Pandas shortstop Kyren Paris is adding to his accolades. On Tuesday, Minor League Baseball announced that Paris was named to the 2023 Southern League All-Star Team as the shortstop. The award was

Copa celebrations bring la Diversión

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

Each month, MiLB.com 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

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.

Schanuel coming as advertised for Trash Pandas

Three weeks after Draft, Angels first-rounder mashing at Double-A
@JoeTrezz
July 30, 2023

When the Angels drafted Nolan Schanuel with the 11th overall pick in this month’s 2023 MLB Draft, the organization hoped the slugging first baseman would rise quickly through its Minor League system. It was a match seemingly made for such an ascent: come Draft day, many felt Schanuel’s polished bat

All the buzz: Salt Lake's Adell mashes 514-ft. homer

MiLB's long ball leader drives the longest tater of the year to date
@brendan_samson
June 21, 2023

"Come on, Jo, that ball has babies." That was Salt Lake Bees broadcaster Steve Klauke’s home run call after Jo Adell's most recent moonshot on Tuesday night. Down by three runs in the bottom of the eighth, Adell absolutely destroyed a 3-0 slider, 514 feet to left-center field and out

The best of the Angels' Minor League ballparks 

Fries in hand, prospects head for Anaheim through hills, space
@Kelsie_Heneghan
June 20, 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

Danas, Mesas get in some extra bonding time

Two sets of prospects mark National Brother's Day differently
@Steph_Sheehan
May 24, 2023

For the Dana brothers, playing for the Tri-City Dust Devils is something of a family tradition. And for the Mesa brothers, taking the field for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos was a treat they'd like to repeat. But in both cases, being in pro ball in the same organization as their

Cabbage harvests 487-foot homer for Bees

Angels farmhand smashes longest '23 dinger in Minors or Majors
April 19, 2023

The early leader in the clubhouse for longest home run in professional baseball in 2023 is Triple-A Salt Lake's Trey Cabbage. And that number is 487 feet after the Angels farmhand's power display Tuesday night. When Cabbage's dinger sailed past the previous Minor League high of 471 feet set by

Adell, Silseth Win PCL Player of the Week 

Adell set new Bees franchise record for consecutive games with a home run with six
April 10, 2023

Minor League Baseball announced Monday morning that Salt Lake Bees outfielder Jo Adell and pitcher Chase Silseth have been named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week at their respective positions in the first awards window of the 2023 campaign. This is the first time that either player has won

6 degrees of HRs: Adell goes yard again ... and again

After extending streak to six straight games, OFer hits yet another
@Jacob_Resnick
April 9, 2023

This is getting ridiculous -- in the best possible way. When Jo Adell homered in three straight games for Triple-A Salt Lake, it raised some eyebrows. When the streak reached four, it prompted a dive into his swing decision improvements. After the fifth game in a row, something about Adell’s

Prospect Primer: American League West

Great Britain's newly crowned royalty working way to Emerald City
@RobTnova24
March 30, 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:

The Road to The Show™: Angels’ O’Hoppe

No. 64 overall prospect maintains scorching pace after trade
@Gerard_Gilberto
December 20, 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 top Angels prospect Logan O’Hoppe. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. While every prospect travels a unique path to the

Quero, Silseth are heaven sent for Angels

International signings, college arms headline club's All-Stars
@Gerard_Gilberto
December 2, 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 Los Angeles Angels.

Prospect Q&A: Angels right-hander Joyce

Hard-throwing reliever discusses first MiLB action, viral fame
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 8, 2022

In the early part of the college baseball season, the world was introduced to Ben Joyce. A hard-throwing reliever at the University of Tennessee, Joyce became an internet sensation after his first few appearances for the Vols. Clips of a 6-foot-5, 225-pound reliever reaching fastball velocities as high as 105

Rocket City trio combines on franchise's first no-no

Silseth, Murphy and Torres compile 15 K's across historic feat
@RobTnova24
September 4, 2022

You never forget your first, and for Chase Silseth, Luke Murphy, Eric Torres and Double-A Rocket City, this feeling will certainly last a lifetime.

Salt Lake's Harrison finishes off first cycle

Angels outfielder equals career highs with five hits, five RBIs
@MavalloneMiLB
July 29, 2022

Apparently hitting for the cycle wasn't enough for Monte Harrison. An inning after completing the milestone, the Angels outfielder added a second double for good measure to equal a career high with five hits as Triple-A Salt Lake rolled past Reno, 11-4, at Greater Nevada Field. Harrison's cycle was the

Scouting report: Angels right-hander Bachman

Club’s No. 2 prospect has arsenal to ride fast track to Majors
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 22, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at second-ranked Angels prospect Sam Bachman. The Angels have gone through great lengths to address their pitching woes in the past few years.

Houston Harding's Wild 2021 Rides Through Rocket City

Pitcher won College World Series before debuting with Trash Pandas
December 28, 2021

The most stressful moment of Houston Harding’s 2021 season wasn’t when he took the mound with his Mississippi State Bulldogs facing elimination in the College World Series. Instead, it was the next day, when he had to watch his teammates fight for the National Championship from the dugout in the

Stefanic, Daniel offer optimism for Angels

Halos hope versatile prospects can help end lengthy drought
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 23, 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. If a few key players can figure out a way to stick in