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Melendez, Pratto, and Witt Jr. Earn Double-A Central Honors

AA Central Northwest Arkansas Naturals October 6, 2021 - SPRINGDALE, Ark - Minor League Baseball announced the league awards and All-Star teams for the three leagues that make up the Double-A classification and the trio of catcher MJ Melendez, first baseman Nick Pratto and infielder Bobby Witt Jr. combined to earn five Double-A Central All-Star honors and league awards. Melendez was recognized not only as the Double-A Central All-Star catcher but was also named the league's Most Valuable Player. Pratto earned Double-A Central All-Star honors at first base while Witt Jr. receive... Full Story

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MJ Melendez Claims Joe Bauman Award

AA Central Northwest Arkansas Naturals October 4, 2021 - SPRINGDALE, Ark - Kansas City Royals catching prospect MJ Melendez led Minor League Baseball in 2021 with 41 home runs and has been recognized with the Joe Bauman Award, as Minor League Baseball's home run king this year, the first catcher to win the award. Kansas City's second round pick (52nd overall) in the 2017 MLB. Draft, Melendez began the 2021 season with the Naturals, hitting 28 home runs across 78 games for Northwest Arkansas as the team's primary catcher. On August 9th, Melendez was promoted to the Triple-A Omah... Full Story

Bobby Witt Jr. Named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year

AA Central Northwest Arkansas Naturals October 4, 2021 - SPRINGDALE, Ark - On the 40th Anniversary of first Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year award, the publication has announced its most recent recipient of the honor, 2021 Naturals infielder and Kansas City Royals No. 1 prospect Bobby Witt Jr. Witt Jr. is the fourth Royals player to have won the award, following RHP Tom Gordon (1998), 3B Alex Gordon (2006) and OF Wil Myers (2012). Like Witt Jr., Myers won the award after starting the season in Northwest Arkansas before receiving a promotion to Triple-A Omaha to ... Full Story

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are Double-A Central Champions

AA Central Northwest Arkansas Naturals September 25, 2021 - WICHITA, Kan. - The Northwest Arkansas Naturals have captured the first ever Double-A Central Championship after defeating Wichita on Friday night at Riverfront Stadium as the Naturals beat the Wind Surge by a 6-2 final to complete the three-game sweep. The title for Northwest Arkansas is the club's first since winning the Texas League Championship in 2010. Wichita took an early 1-0 lead in Game 3 on a solo home run by Jermaine Palacios in the second inning, but Northwest Arkansas responded with a run in the third and the... Full Story


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Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA Central) League: Double-A Central League
Home: Springdale, Arkansas
Class: AA
Affiliation: Kansas City Royals
Website: Northwest Arkansas Naturals site
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Northwest Arkansas 6 at Wichita 2 (Champ. Gm. 3) Final
Wed., Sep 22
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Wichita 1 at Northwest Arkansas 5 (Champ. Gm. 2) Final
Tue., Sep 21
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Wichita 5 at Northwest Arkansas 7 (Champ. Gm. 1) Final
Sun., Sep 19
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Springfield 4 at Northwest Arkansas 9 Final
Sat., Sep 18
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Springfield 4 at Northwest Arkansas 7 Final
Fri., Sep 17
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Springfield 13 at Northwest Arkansas 12 Final (11)
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