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Sequera, Rojas named FCL's top players for September

Winners come from 17 organizations; Dodgers lead with four
October 5, 2021

Minor League Baseball has announced the Player and Pitcher of the Month Award winners for September in each of the 14 leagues in Major League Baseball’s player development system. Triple-A East Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays) outfielder Gregory Polanco led the league in home runs (nine) and total bases (68) and

Deson, Perdomo honored as FCL's best for August

Winners from 17 clubs; Giants, M's, Rangers boast three each
September 3, 2021

Minor League Baseball announced the Player and Pitcher of the Month Award winners for August in each of the 14 leagues in Major League Baseball’s player development system. Triple-A East Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. led the league in runs (25), RBI (29), total bases (66), doubles

Johnson, Encarnacion voted FCL's top players for July

28 winners from 18 organizations; Rockies lead with four honorees
August 4, 2021

Minor League Baseball has announced the Player and Pitcher of the Month Award winners for July in each of the 14 leagues in Major League Baseball’s player development system. Triple-A East Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers) first baseman Aderlin Rogriguez batted .360 in July and led the league in slugging percentage

Cardinals deal for Rays lefty Liberatore

2018 first-round pick has racked up 113 whiffs in 111 pro frames
January 9, 2020

It may be the middle of winter, but the hot stove has reignited.In the first major trade of the calendar year, the Cardinals acquired 2018 first-rounder Matthew Liberatore from the Rays. Catching prospect Edgardo Rodriguez and a Competitive Balance Round B selection (66th overall) also will head to St. Louis,

Tigers' Carpenter leads GCL All-Stars

September 4, 2019

The Gulf Coast League announced its 2019 end-of-season All-Star Team, Most Valuable Player and Manager of the Year on Wednesday.Tigers West outfielder Kerry Carpenter was named the league's Most Valuable Player. In 43 games, Carpenter batted .319 and led the league in home runs (nine), total bases (100), slugging percentage

GCL cancels remainder of 2019 season

August 28, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Gulf Coast League today announced it has canceled the final two games of the season and the league playoff series as Florida prepares for the impact of Hurricane Dorian.

GCL Phillies no-hit ... GCL Phillies

Four West pitchers combine to blank East counterparts
June 26, 2019

The complex leagues can be a little different. After months of Spring Training followed by extended spring training, Minor Leaguers at the lowest levels start playing games on the back fields of Florida and Arizona in late June that count as part of the Gulf Coast and Arizona League season.

O's sending Rutschman to GCL, Aberdeen

Top 2019 pick to open career at lower levels, says team GM
June 25, 2019

Adley Rutschman has signed. His place in the Orioles system has been sealed. Now, he knows where he'll first be delivered.The top overall pick in the 2019 pick will first report to the Gulf Coast League before moving on to Class A Short Season Aberdeen, Orioles general manager Mike Elias

Tigers' Greene debuts with bang

No. 5 overall Draft pick goes deep twice, falls triple shy of cycle
June 24, 2019

Riley Greene made an indelible first impression in his professional debut..The Tigers prospect -- and fifth overall pick in this year's Draft -- fell a triple of the cycle, collecting two home runs and five RBIs to lead Rookie-level GCL Tigers West to a 9-4 victory over the GCL Blue

Gulf Coast League announces 2018 All-Star Team

September 13, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Gulf Coast League today announced its 2018 All-Star Team, Most Valuable Player and Manager of the Year.The Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays each had three players named to the 12-man All-Star squad, which features six teenagers and players from four different

Fernander, bats lead GCL Tigers West to title

Detroit right-hander scatters four hits, fans nine over 5 1/3 frames
August 29, 2018

The Tigers West are the 2018 Rookie-level Gulf Coast League champions.The GCL Tigers West were pushed to a decisive Game 3 in the championship series, and unlike the first two games where the squad received a solid performance from either the pitching or the offense, both facets shined on Wednesday

Hill, bullpen lead Tigers to brink of GCL title

Trio of Detroit prospects combine on three-hitter in walk-off win
August 27, 2018

Locked in a pitchers' duel, it was the Cardinals who blinked first.Game 1 of the best-of-3 Gulf Coast League Championship Series featured a total of six hits and 15 strikeouts before Tigers West scored on an error in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 1-0 win over the

Javier puts Tigers West into GCL Finals

Detroit righty fans 11 over six frames; Cardinals also advance
August 26, 2018

The Tigers West walked off into the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Championship Series thanks to a dominant showing from starter Xavier Javier and a brush of good fortune.The Tigers right-hander twirled the best outing of his professional career -- allowing an unearned run on one hit and one walk while

Astros' Diaz, two other players suspended

Brewers' Hernandez, Cubs' Light receive 76-, 50-game bans
August 24, 2018

NEW YORK -- Carlos Diaz has struggled to produce as a teenager in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League the past two seasons, and he won't get a chance to turn it around until well into the 2019 campaign.The 19-year-old outfielder was suspended 56 games after testing positive for Boldenone in

Blue Jays' Groshans raking to start career

Twelfth overall Draft pick homers, doubles, plates six runs in GCL
July 31, 2018

The Blue Jays put a lot of stock in Jordan Groshans and his bat coming straight out of high school. The 12th overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft has proven thus far that he's up to the task.Groshans belted a homer and a double, finishing 3-for-4 with six

Tigers' Mize looks sharp in pro debut

No. 1 overall pick fans four, walks one over two innings in GCL
July 26, 2018

Casey Mize looked every bit the part of a No. 1 overall pick making his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League on Thursday afternoon. He pitched in dominant fashion.The Tigers' top prospect struck out four and allowed one walk over two scoreless innings for the GCL Tigers West against

Red Sox pick Casas has thumb surgery

26th overall pick expected to miss remainder of regular season
June 29, 2018

Triston Casas' first Minor League season lasted all of two games.The 2018 No. 26 overall pick had surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb Thursday and will miss the remainder of the 2018 regular season, the Red Sox announced Friday. Casas is expected to be healthy and

Toolshed: Kelenic took unique path to Queens

Mets first-rounder used travel ball, Team USA to build profile
June 27, 2018

The hottest hitter in the Mets system is coming to Flushing. It'll be a short stay.Three weeks after taking him with the sixth overall pick in the 2018 Draft, the Mets have invited Jarred Kelenic to Citi Field on Wednesday to take batting practice with the big club. The 18-year-old,