The Minor League Baseball season is heating up and you can watch some of the most exciting baseball talents on MLB.TV this week for FREE.
Tuesday morning, the action kicks off early with six Top 100 players taking the field as Double-A receives Binghamton Akron. Wednesday night in the California League, it’s a matchup of NL West foes as Padres and D-backs prospects go haywire. On Thursday, the two top players in the Pirates system will be featured in Double-A Altoona while a host of other Double-A talents step between the lines in Amarillo on Saturday and Mississippi on Sunday.
Certain Minor League games are available to stream for free on MLB.TV this season, meaning you can watch some of the game’s best players for free. And if you like what you see there, all available Minor League games will be streamed on MiLB.TV, and you can add that to an existing MLB.TV subscription for just $25.
This is the Minor League list for this week:
Tuesday, 11:05 a.m. ET – Akron RubberDucks (CLE) @ Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM)
The first game of the week is a star-studded game with half a dozen Top 100 Prospects on the RubberDucks and Rumble Ponies rosters for a six-game stretch from Binghamton’s Mirabito Stadium. On the home side, Mets prospects Francisco Álvarez (MLB’s No. 10 overall), Brett Baty (No. 26) and Ronny Mauricio (No. 76) lead a talented Double-A Binghamton lineup. In the opposing dugout, Guardians George Valera (No.45), Daniel Espino (No.51, although he has been out of action since April 29), Brayan Rocchio (No.82) and the Akron RubberDucks spoiler playing in the only regular season series meeting scheduled 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 an NL West prospect show as San Diego’s California League squad visit Arizona’s. D-backs shortstop prospect Jordan Lawlar (MLB No. 22) heads the Rawhide roster while Padres outfielder and 2021 second round pick James Wood (San Diego’s No. 5) highlights the Storm’s squad. Lake Elsinore took four of the first six meetings between these teams as Visalia traveled south during the first full week of the season. The Rawhide have their sights set on returning the favor at Valley Strong Ballpark.
Thursday 6:00pm ET – Richmond Flying Squirrels (SFG) @ Altoona Curve (PIT)
Altoona has already been home to top Pittsburgh prospect (MLB No. 20) Nick Gonzales, their 2020 first-round pick, who has been with the club since the start of his season. Now the Curve welcomes another one. Last year’s first overall roster and current No. 2 Bucs forward (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’ potential talent is at High-A and Triple-A, shortstop Will Wilson (San Francisco’s No. 21) has posted an OPS of nearly .900 for the Flying Squirrels and will help lead the Richmond’s lineup for the six games to anchor. series.
Saturday, 8:05 PM ET – Tulsa Drillers (LAD) @ Amarillo Sod Poodles (ARI)
Tulsa has topped the Texas League North Division standings with Wichita this season, and now the Drillers head to Amarillo for an interdivision showdown with the Sod Poodles. Drillers second baseman Michael Busch (MLB No. 65) is fresh off another roster for the MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week and is joined in his talented Double-A squad by righthanded pitcher Bobby Miller (No. 55) and outfielder Andy Pages (No. 66). On the other side of the diamond, the Soddies have a few Top 100 prospects of their own. Outfielder Corbin Carroll (No. 19) has been tearing up the Texas League all season with an OPS of 1,130 heading into the week, while southpaw Blake Walston (No. 95) will make his seventh start of the year.
Sunday, 7:05 PM ET – Biloxi Shuckers (MIL) @ Mississippi Braves (ATL)
Like Tulsa’s Busch, Milwaukee’s No. 2 Joey Wiemer is also a roster for Team of the Week and also rolls in one of his hottest pieces of the season. The outfielder, MLB’s No. 96 prospect and his outfield mate Sal Frelick (Milwaukee No. 1, MLB No. 68) set out on a journey 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 the city. Wiemer smashed five home runs at home to Birmingham last week, while Harris handled the Double-A pitching seamlessly on his first trip through the level.