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July 25 – Addison Russell crushes two home runs at Smokies Park

Smokies SS Addison Russell hit a three run home run in the first and a solo shot in the second off Mississippi Braves starting pitcher Mitch Atkins on July 25 at Smokies Park.

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July 24 – Top Plays of the Night

The Smokies defense turned in four outstanding plays in their 4-2 win on July 24th against the Mississippi Braves. Starting pitcher Pierce Johnson made a game ending catch on a liner back to the mound in the sixth to seal his victorious outing. Center fielder Albert Almora ended the seventh with a diving catch in […]

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CSN Chicago: With injuries behind him, Soler finding his rhythm

Tennessee Smokies Broadcaster Mick Gillispie (twitter: @BroadcasterMick) recently sat down with Chicago Cubs prospect and Smokies outfielder Jorge Soler for a CSN Chicago television interview. The full interview is also available on the CSN Chicago website linked below: http://www.csnchicago.com/cubs/cubs-injuries-behind-him-soler-finding-his-rhythm

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CSN Chicago: 1-on-1 with Addison Russell

Smokies radio play-by-play broadcaster Mick Gillispie sat down with recently acquired Cubs prospect Addison Russell for a CSN Chicago television interview. Russell came over to the Cubs from the Oakland Athletics as part of the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the A’s earlier this year. The interview is also linked below: http://www.csnchicago.com/video_content_type/1-1-addison-russell

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WGN Feature – Mick Gillispie’s Conversation with Corey Black

Tennessee Smokies Broadcaster Mick Gillispie (twitter: @BroadcasterMick) sits down with Smokies pitcher and Cubs prospect Corey Black for WGN TV.

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Interview with Chicago Cubs Senior VP Jason McLeod

Chicago Cubs Senior Vice President, Scouting/Player Development Jason McLeod recently joined Tennessee Smokies radio broadcaster Mick Gillispie (@BroadcasterMick) for an exclusive on-air conversation at Smokies Park. During the course of the in-game interview, McLeod spoke at length about prospects Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora and others. Gillispie and McLeod also covered the […]

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Lookout For Lookouts Sweeney and Reed

Smokies Radio Network reporter Meagan Wood goes behind the scenes with Chattanooga Lookouts All-Stars, Darnell Sweeney and Chris Reed, to discuss their journey to success while grinding through the Dodgers farm system. Infielder Darnell Sweeney was a 13th round pick for the Dodgers in 2012. In two years, Sweeney climbed his way to 19th best prospect […]

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A Look At Braves Prospects Hursh and Kubitza

Smokies Radio Network reporter Meagan Wood provides a look at Atlanta Braves prospects Jason Hursh and Kyle Kubitza. Hursh was ranked by Baseball America as the fourth best pitching prospect in the Braves system before the 2014 season. Hursh was assigned to Double-A Mississippi in just his second professional season and makes the jump straight […]

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Smokies Video Recap – June 15

After the Smokies came back to force extra innings with a four-run ninth, Tennessee shortstop Elliot Soto delivered the clutch walk-off run-scoring single in the eleventh to end an exciting come-from-behind series-clinching 7-6 victory over the Mississippi Braves on Sunday afternoon at Smokies Stadium.

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The Process Season 2, Episode 1

In the season premiere of our ongoing series “The Process” we turn our focus on catcher Rafael Lopez who, despite his excellent play this season, has been left out of the prospect conversation by the experts.

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