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2023 Rookie-level playoffs coverage

ACL Brewers join FCL Braves as Complex League champions
August 28, 2023

Aug. 27

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 as the Yankees' No. 6 prospect, hit second in the lineup and

Skenes delivers impressive showcase in pro debut

No. 1 overall pick flashes dominance in first inning with FCL Pirates
August 10, 2023

Right-hander Paul Skenes made his first appearance since being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, retiring all three batters he faced for the Rookie-level Florida Coast League Pirates on Thursday.

Well, this is new: Clark wallops his first walk-off HR

No. 3 overall pick quickly finding groove as he starts Tigers' career
August 8, 2023

For all of the accolades that Max Clark accumulated throughout a storied high school career that featured three Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year honors, one national Gatorade Player of the Year honor and a gold medal with Team USA on the 18U squad, he needed to wait until his

Nats' Crews goes 3-for-3 in pro debut

No. 2 overall Draft pick scores three runs in Rookie ball
August 3, 2023

The Dylan Crews hype train has officially left the station. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 Draft made his pro debut in the Florida Complex League on Thursday, going a perfect 3-for-3, including a double off the right-field wall in his first at-bat. Crews also scored three runs

Top pick Skenes to debut with FCL Pirates

Pirates prospect could be limited after throwing 122 2/3 innings with LSU
July 26, 2023

Paul Skenes, the top pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, is expected to begin his professional career with the FCL Pirates this summer. According to's Justice delos Santos, Skenes' "career will begin with the Rookie-level Florida Complex League Pirates" after signing for $9.2 million on July 18. “He's been

Complex League award winners and All-Stars

Avina, Rodriguez and Olivar claim Rookie-level MVP honors
November 11, 2022

Minor League Baseball revealed its end-of-season award winners and All-Stars for each of the Rookie-level Complex Leagues. While the Arizona Complex League, Dominican Summer League and Florida Complex League are all of the short-season variety, their value to a player's development is no less important. In the ACL, Milwaukee's Jace

Alvarez returning to manage Tigers' FCL affiliate in 2023

Luckert, Bredeson, Paniagua named to FCL Tigers' field staff
February 22, 2023

Mike Alvarez will return to manage the Tigers' rookie-level affiliate in 2023 after the organization finalized its Minor League coaching staffs. Alvarez managed the Tigers' Florida Complex League squad to an 18-37 record in 2022 after serving as the team's skipper in 2021. He'll be joined in the dugout by

2022 Rookie-level playoffs coverage

FCL Yankees, ACL Giants Black take home titles in final games
August 29, 2022

Aug. 28

No. 1 overall pick Holliday connects on first homer

O's No. 3 prospect goes deep in fifth Florida Complex League game
August 19, 2022

That didn't take long. No. 1 overall pick Jackson Holliday hit his first professional home run Friday in the Florida Complex League to lead his FCL Orioles to a 7-1 win over the FCL Pirates in the first game of a doubleheader in Bradenton. The homer -- a solo shot