Jon Duplantier Named MLB Pipeline Pitcher of the Year

The Visalia Rawhide and MLB Pipeline has announced, RHP Jon Duplantier has been named the MLB Pipeline Pitcher of the Year after posting a breakout year in his first full season of professional baseball. A third-round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016 out of Rice, Duplantier led all of Minor Leauge Baseball (MiLB) with […]

Jon Duplantier Named Diamondbacks Minor League Pitcher of the Month

Right-Hander Awarded Honor for Third Time This Season The Visalia Rawhide, in conjunction with the Arizona Diamondbacks, announced that RHP Jon Duplantier (Diamondbacks #2 prospect, MLB Pipeline) has been named the Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July. Duplanter, who was promoted to Visalia from Class-A Kane County on June 22, went […]

Rawhide to Re-brand as Toros for Latino Heritage Celebration Weekend

The Visalia Rawhide, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball (MiLB), has announced the Rawhide will be re-branded as the Visalia Toros for a four-game series against the Stockton Ports from August 3 through August 6 to be named “Taquiza y Toros” weekend. Taquiza y Toros, as a part of the “Es Divertido Ser Un Fan” initiative from […]

Minor League Baseball Attendance Tops One Million Again Over July 3-4 Holiday

Minor League Baseball (MiLB) today announced that 1,059,975 fans attended the 159 games played July 3-4, marking the second time in the last three years MiLB drew more than one million fans over that two-day span (also 2015). Additionally, 10% of MiLB teams set franchise records for single-game attendance during the holiday. The 14 U.S.-based […]

California League Home Run Derby Contestants Announced

The Visalia Rawhide announced Saturday, the eight players that will represent their teams in the California League Home Run Derby on Monday, June 19 at Rawhide Ballpark. Tenth-ranked MLB and top-ranked Colorado Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers, Cal League home run leader Ibandel Isabel, and Visalia Rawhide All-Star Marty Herum headline the selections for the Derby. Each […]

Late Comeback Falls Short

The Rawhide trailed for the entire game after Dillon Dobson put the Giants ahead with a three-run homer in the fourth inning. San Jose (16-25) used rallies in the sixth and eighth innings to score a run apiece and expand the lead to 5-1, and Visalia’s offense wasn’t putting together hits with runners in scoring […]

Rawhide Outlast Giants Rally

With Visalia leading 6-0, the San Jose Giants kicked their offense into gear in the sixth inning. With Jose Almonte working into the sixth for the third straight start, he walked Dillon Dobson and Heath Quinn to start the inning before giving up an infield single off of his hip to Ryan Howard, loading the […]