The minor league baseball season is heating up, and this week you can watch some of baseball’s most exciting talent for FREE on MLB.TV.
On Tuesday morning, the action starts early with six Top 100 players on the field when Double-A Binghamton hosts Akron. Wednesday night in the California League, it’s a showdown of NL West foes as prospects from the Padres and D-backs tangle. On Thursday, the top two prospects in the Pirates’ system will be on display in Double-A Altoona, while a wide swath of other Double-A talent will get between the lines in Amarillo on Saturday and Mississippi on Sunday.
Select minor league games will be available to stream for free on MLB.TV this season, which means you can watch some of the game’s top prospects for free. And if you like what you see there, every available minor league game is broadcast on MiLB.TV, and you can add that to an existing MLB.TV subscription for just $25.
Here is the minor league roster for this week:
Tuesday, 11:05 a.m. ET – Akron RubberDucks (CLE) @ Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM)
The first game of the week is star-studded with half a dozen Top 100 Prospects dotting the RubberDucks and Rumble Ponies rosters for a six-game stretch from Binghamton’s Mirabito Stadium. On the home side, Mets prospects Francisco Alvarez (MLB No. 10 overall), Brett Baty (No. 26) and Ronny Mauricio (No. 76) lead a talent-rich Double-A lineup in Binghamton. On the opposite bench, Guardians prospects George Valera (No. 45), Daniel Espino (No. 51, though he has been out since April 29), Brayan Rocchio (No. 82) and the Akron RubberDucks look to play spoiler in the only scheduled regular season series matchup between these two teams.
Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. ET – Lake Elsinore Storm (SDP) @ Visalia Rawhide (ARI)
The only Single-A game of the week on MLB.TV features a showcase of prospects from the NL West as San Diego’s California League team visits Arizona. D-backs shortstop prospect Jordan Lawlar (MLB No. 22) tops Rawhide’s list, while Padres outfielder and 2021 second-round pick James Wood (San Diego’s No. 5) , highlights the Storm team. Lake Elsinore took four of the first six meetings between these teams when Visalia traveled south for the first full week of the season. The Rawhides have their sights set on returning the favor at Valley Strong Ballpark.
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. ET – Richmond Flying Squirrels (SFG) @ Altoona Curve (PIT)
Altoona was already home to Pittsburgh’s top prospect (MLB No. 20) Nick Gonzales, their 2020 first-round pick, who has been with the club since the start of their season. Now, the curve welcomes another. Last year’s No. 1 overall pick and current Bucs No. 2 prospect (MLB No. 23), Henry Davis, made the jump from High-A last week and homered in his first double-A at bat at Peoples Natural Gas Field. While much of the Giants’ prospect talent is in High-A and Triple-A, shortstop Will Wilson (San Francisco’s No. 21) posted an OPS near .900 for the Flying Squirrels and will help anchor the Giants lineup. Richmond for all six games. Serie.
Saturday, 8:05 p.m. ET – Tulsa Drillers (LAD) @ Amarillo Sod Poodles (ARI)
Tulsa has competed with Wichita atop the Texas League North Division standings this season, and now the Drillers head to Amarillo for a cross-divisional matchup with the Sod Poodles. Drillers second baseman Michael Busch (MLB No. 65) is fresh off another MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week selection and joins their talented Double-A team with right-handed pitcher Bobby Miller (No. .55) and outfielder Andy. Pages (No. 66). Across the diamond, the Soddies have a couple of Top 100 prospects of their own. Outfielder Corbin Carroll (No. 19) has been ripping apart Texas League pitchers all season with a 1.130 OPS going into the week, while left-hander Blake Walston (No. 95) is ready to make his seventh opening of the year.
Sunday, 7:05 p.m. ET – Biloxi Shuckers (MIL) @ Mississippi Braves (ATL)
Like Tulsa’s Busch, Milwaukee’s No. 2 prospect Joey Wiemer is also coming off a prospective Team of the Week selection and is also rolling through one of his hottest stretches of the season. The outfielder, MLB No. 96 prospect, and his outfield partner Sal Frelick (No. 1 Milwaukee, No. 68 MLB) make a trip to see another of the Southern League’s most talented outfielders when Michael Harris II ( Atlanta No. 1, MLB No. 63) and Mississippi welcome Biloxi to town. Wiemer smashed five home runs last week at home against Birmingham, while Harris has been handling the Double-A pitch with no problem in his first trip up the level.