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Prospects Archive

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  • 04/21/2015 | What to expect: Russell gets callup to Cubs

    The Cubs promoted third baseman Kris Bryant on Friday, and now it's Addison Russell's turn, as he'll join the Cubs on Tuesday and is expected to start at second base against the Pirates.

  • 04/21/2015 | Orlando makes triple history by logging fifth

    Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando is the first Major League player in history to have five triples in his first seven games as his fifth capped a 7-1 Royals win over the Twins on Monday.

  • 04/20/2015 | Bryant plates three to lead Cubs past Pirates

    Rookie Kris Bryant drove in three runs and hustled to score another on an error, leading the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Pirates on Monday night at PNC Park.

  • 04/20/2015 | Sources: Cubs calling up prospect Russell

    Major League sources told MLB.com that prospect Addison Russell will join the Cubs in Pittsburgh, and he is expected to start Tuesday night.

  • 04/20/2015 | Rodon to get feet wet in 'pen before moving to rotation

    Carlos Rodon will start out in the White Sox bullpen, even with his future and most likely his 2015 present being part of the rotation.

  • 04/20/2015 | Star prospect Bryant stars in commercial

    Kris Bryant wasn't quite sure what to do when the goat he was paired with for a commercial wanted to run around, and he also needed some guidance on how to milk a cow.

  • 04/20/2015 | Tigers' McCann has upside to be everyday catcher

    Right-handed-hitting catcher James McCann won't just be remembered for hitting a bird perched on the backstop with a foul ball during Spring Training this year. No, there's much more to McCann's 2015 Spring Training story.

  • 04/20/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 20

    A look at the Royals' Minor League affiliates.

  • 04/20/2015 | Rodon's rise can lift White Sox to new heights

    Carlos Rodon sticks his toe in the water tonight. He'll dive in soon, and if the splash is as big as it could be, the White Sox might become a serious threat to the Tigers and Royals in the AL Central.

  • 04/19/2015 | Tips on managing Blue Jays' young players on your team

    With a large group of inexperienced Major Leaguers, the Blue Jays are sure to give fantasy owners a thrilling ride of ups and downs this season. Although the following players should be used selectively, they deserve close attention from fantasy owners.

  • 04/19/2015 | Plawecki projects as capable fill-in for Mets

    It's tough enough for any prospect to come up and make his big league debut. But expecting Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki to be a capable stand-in until Travis d'Arnaud returns, however, is entirely realistic.

  • 04/19/2015 | Rodon's future lies in White Sox rotation

    Top White Sox prospect Carlos Rodon will break into the Majors as a reliever. However, his long-term future is as a frontline starter, and he could join the rotation shortly if John Danks and Hector Noesi continue to falter.

  • 04/19/2015 | Rodon joins White Sox bullpen

    Carlos Rodon joined the White Sox on Monday as the southpaw's contract was purchased from Triple-A Charlotte. He will initially work out of the bullpen.

  • 04/19/2015 | Realmuto puts athleticism on display against Mets

    J.T. Realmuto was involved in a bit of everything on Sunday afternoon. The 24-year-old catcher had a single, sacrifice fly, scored on a wild pitch, and drove in another run on a fielder's choice grounder to third.

  • 04/19/2015 | Bryant celebrates first Majors hit, looks forward to other milestones

    Kris Bryant rebounded from committing his first career error in the first inning and falling behind 0-2 in his first at-bat Saturday to draw three walks and hit two singles, including an RBI broken-bat single that tied the game in the fifth.

  • 04/19/2015 | Hedges off to hot start with Triple-A El Paso

    Austin Hedges hit his second home run in three games, and Bryce Morrow and Elliot Morris were sharp in their second straight starts Saturday night in the upper levels of the Padres' farm system.

  • 04/19/2015 | Span motors home from first in DL return; Taylor optioned

    The Nationals reinstated outfielder Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and optioned fellow outfielder Michael Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.

  • 04/19/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 18

  • 04/18/2015 | Bryant's versatility presents Cubs with many options

    Kris Bryant begins his career as a third baseman. He's likely to end it as an outfielder. But what is really fascinating to consider is this: Could he spend much of it as an almost one-of-a-kind weapon -- a cleanup hitter who is strong enough in the field to move with ease between third base and the corner-outfield spots, allowing manager Joe Maddon tremendous flexibility?

  • 04/18/2015 | Bryant drives in run on first career hit

    Kris Bryant got his first Major League hit and RBI, and the Cubs fans gave him a standing ovation.

  • 04/18/2015 | Big Unit offers advice to D-backs Minor Leaguers

    D-backs legend Randy Johnson, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, spoke to members of the club's Triple-A Reno franchise on Friday as part of his role as a special assistant with Arizona.

  • 04/18/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 17

    Christian Binford allowed four earned runs in six innings as Triple-A Omaha fell to New Orleans, 5-3.

  • 04/17/2015 | Wojciechowski called back up to join rotation

    Asher Wojciechowski was recalled by the Astros on Friday, replacing Brad Peacock, who made his first Major League start of the season on Tuesday, but was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 15.

  • 04/17/2015 | For Bryant, momentous day bigger than results

    Records will show that the Padres beat the Cubs, 5-4, with Kris Bryant having such an inauspicious debut that Padres manager Bud Black intentionally walked Anthony Rizzo to pitch to him with a seventh-inning lead on the line, but this was Bryant's day from the time he woke up in New Orleans until the minute he went to bed in Chicago.

  • 04/17/2015 | Bryant's debut in line with superstars past, present

    We waited 12 long and lonely days for Kris Bryant to make an offensive impact at the Major League level and, well, the wait continues. Though he made some nice plays in the field, Bryant took an 0-for-4 at the plate in his big league debut on Friday vs. the Padres, striking out three times and leaving five on base.

  • 04/17/2015 | Salty disappointed about less playing time, but supports team

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia understandably is disappointed, but the veteran catcher makes it clear he won't let his reduced playing time become a distraction.

  • 04/17/2015 | Dodgers claim righty Corcino off waivers from Reds

    The Dodgers on Friday recalled left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore, claimed right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino off waivers from Cincinnati and designated for assignment left-handed pitcher Ryan Dennick.

  • 04/17/2015 | Bryant, family emotional before big league debut

    Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant's mother, Susie, was "shocked" and his father, Mike, was "speechless and stunned" when they found out their son was promoted to the big leagues on Friday.

  • 04/17/2015 | Bryant callup not 'scripted,' comes from position need

    Mike Olt's unfortunate break prompted the Cubs to promote top prospect Kris Bryant sooner than they had planned. Olt was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right wrist, and Chicago found itself shorthanded at third base. Enter Bryant.

  • 04/17/2015 | Royals recall Fuentes, option Gore to Double-A

    The Royals on Friday recalled outfielder Reymond Fuentes from Triple-A Omaha and optioned outfielder Terrance Gore to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

  • 04/17/2015 | White Sox won't rush Rodon to big leagues

    The aftershocks from Kris Bryant's promotion to the Cubs were felt across the Midwest on Friday afternoon, with the organization's top prospect called up to begin his Major League career.

  • 04/17/2015 | Bryant looking to clean up out of No. 4 spot

    In his much-anticipated big league debut Friday, Kris Bryant became just the 82nd player in history and the eighth in the past 30 years to bat cleanup on his first big league game.

  • 04/17/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 16

    Bubba Starling's double scored Jack Lopez from first as Wilmington walked off with a win in the home opener at Frawley Stadium.

  • 04/17/2015 | Like his power, excitement for Bryant hard to contain

    The Cubs have promoted Kris Bryant -- MLB.com's No. 2 prospect -- on Friday, and he's expected to evolve into the centerpiece of Theo Epstein's assault on baseball's Holy Grail, the 107-year World Series drought.

  • 04/16/2015 | What type of impact will Bryant make as rookie?

    The conjecture, the controversy, the questions -- all of it is water under the proverbial bridge. The Kris Bryant era is ready to begin.

  • 04/16/2015 | The future is now: Bryant makes big league debut

    Kris Bryant, MLB's No. 2 prospect, was promoted on Friday, and not just because his much discussed service-time hurdle has been cleared. The Cubs need a third baseman, as Mike Olt is out with a fractured wrist.

  • 04/16/2015 | Prospect Realmuto could see more time behind plate

    The Marlins are searching for a spark, and catching prospect J.T. Realmuto might be the answer. The 24-year-old had two hits in Wednesday's 6-2 win in Atlanta, and he was back behind the plate in the series opener on Thursday in New York against the Mets.

  • 04/16/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: Is there a consensus Draft Top 3?

    Jim Callis discusses the top three prospects heading into the 2015 Draft, the cost of the top pick, San Francisco's Christian Arroyo and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.

  • 04/16/2015 | Soler stands out among talented young Cubs

    Jorge Soler ranks among the National League rookie leaders in several offensive categories, including batting average (.310), home runs (two), RBIs (seven), on-base percentage (.310), and he has already made opponents think twice about running on him when he's patrolling right field.

  • 04/16/2015 | Nats recall southpaw Rivero, option righty Jordan to Triple-A

    The Nationals on Thursday recalled left-hander Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned right-hander Taylor Jordan to Syracuse.

  • 04/16/2015 | Introducing uber prospect Carlex O'Galldor

    The basic idea is to take one tool from five different players to create the uber-prospect, without doubling up from one player. Perhaps the most interesting thing to note before this creation is unveiled is that the top two prospects in the game, Buxton and Kris Bryant, were not mined in the process. The result? Allow MLBPipeline.com to introduce you to Carlex O'Galldor.

  • 04/16/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 15

    Omaha's three-game winning streak was snapped at Memphis. Luke Hochevar continued his rehab stint, striking out two while allowing a run, one hit and four walks over one-plus innings. Aaron Brooks (5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) took the loss, with both runs coming in on a homer by Xavier Scruggs. Moises Sierra led the Storm Chasers with three hits, including a double. Jose Martinez accounted for all of Omaha's scoring with a homer in the second.

  • 04/16/2015 | Learning on the go, Travis impressing Blue Jays

    After playing all of 2013 at Double-A Erie, there was an assumption that Devon Travis would need more seasoning in the Minors before he'd be ready to make the jump to the big leagues. But through nine games with Toronto this season, the rookie looks right at home at the plate and in the field.

  • 04/15/2015 | Maddon prepared for whenever Bryant arrives

    Manager Joe Maddon already has his speech ready for when top prospect Kris Bryant is called up to the Cubs, whenever that is. "The thing I like to do with young players like that is to really just try to emphasize you're one of a group," Maddon said Wednesday.

  • 04/15/2015 | Tomas makes debut after being recalled to D-backs

    The D-backs are beginning what they hope will be a long and productive era with Yasmany Tomas in their lineup.

  • 04/15/2015 | Cubs used team approach to draft Bryant

    For all of the discussion about whether or not Kris Bryant should have been on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, the team hasn't been given enough credit for going against conventional wisdom to draft Bryant No.2 overall in 2013.

  • 04/15/2015 | Rays bring 8th rookie into fold by recalling Dominguez

    Jose Dominguez became the eighth rookie on the Rays' 25-man roster when he was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. After Tuesday night's 3-2 Rays win over the Blue Jays, right-hander Kirby Yates was optioned to Durham.

  • 04/15/2015 | Wicked changeup makes Cards' Gonzales a potential weapon

    People have come to expect tremendous pitching depth from the St. Louis Cardinals. Left-hander Marco Gonzales is another in the long line of pitchers the club has developed.

  • 04/15/2015 | DeSclafani spinning hits with new dance partner

    Anthony DeSclafani, whose nickname is "Disco," joined the Reds via an offseason trade with the Marlins for Mat Latos. After two very good starts, the young right-hander is erasing any doubts about the deal.

  • 04/14/2015 | DeSclafani pitches Reds past Arrieta, Cubs

    Anthony DeSclafani allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings to outpitch Jake Arrieta in a 3-2 Reds victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

  • 04/14/2015 | Marlins confident Realmuto ready for big stage

    An unfortunate break for Jeff Mathis has accelerated the advancement of J.T. Realmuto, who takes over the Marlins' backup catcher role.

  • 04/14/2015 | Rangers ask Ranaudo to fill Holland's spot, for now

    The Rangers are planning to call up Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, and start the right-hander against the Angels.

  • 04/14/2015 | Inbox: Garcia still in Cardinals' plans for 2015?

    How is Jaime Garcia progressing in his rehab? Can Randy Choate be counted on out of the Cardinals' bullpen? Beat reporter Jenifer Langosch has answers in the Inbox.

  • 04/14/2015 | Path to the Draft: Mr. Rodgers' neighborhood

    Perhaps everyone has to get by with a little help from their friends, but if Brendan Rodgers' family hadn't moved to this area north of Orlando, if the Nennas hadn't lived next door and if Rodgers hadn't wandered over at a young age to check out the batting cage they had in the back yard, the odds that people would be talking about him as the potential No. 1 pick in the 2015 Draft would be very slim.

  • 04/14/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 13

    The Naturals lost a second straight at Frisco. Starter J.C. Sulbaran held the RoughRiders to one run, five hits and no walks over five innings while striking out three. Frisco broke the game open with five runs in the sixth. Former Wichita State Shocker Dusty Coleman notched three hits, boosting his average to .412 (7-for-17).

  • 04/15/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 14

    The Storm Chasers opened with a win at Memphis, breaking open a scoreless contest with four runs in the sixth. Brett Eibner had two hits, two RBI and a run. Reymond Fuentes added two hits and two runs.

  • 04/13/2015 | Yankees' prospect Pirela set for game action in Florida

    Jose Pirela -- on the concussion DL -- has resumed baseball activities and will begin playing in extended Spring Training games next week, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

  • 04/13/2015 | Minor Matters: Flaherty evaluated after short debut

    Right-hander Jack Flaherty, the No. 34 overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and ranked No. 5 among the Cardinals' Top 30 Prospects by MLB.com, was scheduled to be evaluated by the club's medical staff on Monday after exiting his season debut after throwing only 49 pitches.

  • 04/13/2015 | Travis brings disciplined bat, leadership to Blue Jays

    Ideally, every trade would benefit all involved clubs. In the case of a transaction between the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays in November 2014, the deal seems to meet that standard. Toronto sent outfielder Anthony Gose to Detroit for second baseman Devon Travis. Both players are poised to impact their new club as part of their respective starting lineups.

  • 04/13/2015 | Pair of Padres affiliates hot out of the gate

    Two players off to fast starts in the Padres' Minor League system led their respective teams to victory Sunday. Third baseman Brett Wallace went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as Triple-A El Paso rallied to defeat Tacoma, 7-6. And left fielder Nick Schulz was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs as Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore defeated Modesto, 6-4.

  • 04/12/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 12

    No. 15 prospect Cheslor Cuthbert logged two hits, including a solo homer in the ninth, as Triple-A Omaha rolled to a 4-1 win over New Orleans on Sunday.

  • 04/12/2015 | Russell, Bryant look strong in Iowa's series vs. Memphis

    One weekend into what is expected to be a short, perhaps very short, stay on the farm for third baseman Kris Bryant and shortstop Addison Russell, the Chicago Cubs' megaprospects and their Iowa teammates rallied from a slow start to back-to-back whippings of the Memphis Redbirds and a split of their four-game PCL series at AutoZone Park.

  • 04/12/2015 | Featherston gets feet wet in Major League debut

    Angels prospect Taylor Featherston went 0-for-3, handling four chances flawlessly, including turning his first double play in a 9-2 loss to the Royals on Sunday.

  • 04/12/2015 | Oberg called up, set for Majors debut

    With reliever John Axford going on the Family Medical Emergency List, Scott Oberg has joined the Rockies' bullpen and is poised to make his Major League debut.

  • 04/12/2015 | Mets careful with Syndergaard after forearm tightness

    Though no one at Triple-A Las Vegas carries more hype than Mets No. 1 prospect Noah Syndergaard, the team held Syndergaard back from starting any of its first four games. Part of the reason was an organization-wide policy deemphasizing the importance of Opening Day starts. But part was due to a bout of forearm tightness that Syndergaard endured late in Spring Training.

  • 04/12/2015 | D-backs' Bradley highlights day of firsts for prospects

    While some of the game's top overall prospects made their marks across the Minor Leagues on Saturday, it was D-backs top prospect Archie Bradley who stole the show with his dazzling Major League debut.

  • 04/12/2015 | Rucinski earns first MLB start against Rangers

    Right-hander Drew Rucinski relieved Jered Weaver in the fifth inning and worked two scoreless innings in the Angels' 6-4 loss to the Royals on Saturday night. As expected, Rucinski was told afterward that he will start on Tuesday in Texas.

  • 04/12/2015 | Olt injury scare sparks more Bryant debate

    Kris Bryant may have been in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday night, along with the rest of the Cubs' Triple-A Iowa affiliate, but he was the center of conversation in the aftermath of the Cubs' 9-5 victory against the Rockies at Coors Field after Mike Olt was hit by a pitch.

  • 04/12/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 11

    Triple-A Omaha, led by Moises Sierra and prospect Christian Binford, defeated New Orleans, 5-1, on Saturday while Double-A Arkansas won, 8-3.

  • 04/11/2015 | Bradley not first with debut win vs. reigning Cy Young pitcher

    Archie Bradley isn't the first rookie hurler to face the previous year's Cy Young winner in his MLB debut, however; four others have done it since 2003, and three of them came out with a win.

  • 04/11/2015 | Bryant goes deep in third game with Iowa

    Kris Bryant, who struggled his first two games with the Iowa Cubs, busted loose Saturday night with three hits, including a 402-foot ninth-inning home run that capped a 13-0 rout of the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park.

  • 04/11/2015 | Phillies prospect Valentin arrested for domestic violence

    Phillies infield prospect Jesmuel Valentin has been placed on Major League Baseball's restricted list following an arrest Sunday evening in Florida for an alleged domestic violence incident with his wife.

  • 04/11/2015 | Feigl experiences elbow discomfort, to be re-evaluated

    Less than a week after nearly earning an unexpected spot in the Braves' bullpen, Brady Feigl is now hoping he is not dealing with a significant left elbow injury.

  • 04/11/2015 | Two Rays make Majors debuts in same game

    Of the 21 players used by the Rays on Friday night, two made their Major League debuts: outfielder Mikie Mahtook and right-hander Matt Andriese.

  • 04/11/2015 | Dodgers' Urias among Friday's top performers in Minors

    As the pomp of Opening Day in the Minor Leagues faded away Friday, the excitement of seeing the development of the next generation of stars replaced it. In the Texas League, that meant that two of the best pitching prospects in baseball took the mound, with two of the best shortstop prospects behind them.

  • 04/11/2015 | A's lineup, Pomeranz dominate Mariners in rout

    Mark Canha drove a two-run shot for his first MLB home run and Drew Pomeranz went seven scoreless innings as the A's lineup tagged Mariners starter Taijuan Walker for nine runs in a blowout win.

  • 04/11/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 10

    Omaha dropped to 1-1 at New Orleans. Veteran Joe Blanton scattered two runs, five hits, a walk and a strikeout over five innings. Matt Fields led the Storm Chasers with three hits, including a double. Orlando Calixte's fifth inning double was his first Triple-A hit. Calixte -- the 12th-ranked Royals prospect, according to MLB.com -- scored on a single by Jose Martinez.

  • 04/10/2015 | Pirela making progress, cleared to resume baseball activities

    Jose Pirela has resumed baseball activities after sustaining a concussion during a Grapefruit League game, but the Yankees' utility man has not yet been cleared to play in games, according to manager Joe Girardi.

  • 04/10/2015 | Excited Mahtook gets callup to The Show

    Mikie Mahtook went up to The Show for the first time on Friday when the 25-year-old outfielder joined the Rays prior to their game against the Marlins.

  • 04/10/2015 | Elbow inflammation lands Nolasco on DL

    An MRI showed no structural damage in Ricky Nolasco's right elbow, but he has inflammation and landed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

  • 04/10/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: Can Ramos become a starting shortstop?

    The Pipeline Inbox is back, and for this week's edition, we've got a question about a Minor League team roster, questions about a pair of interesting middle infield prospects who hope to call New York home one day and a final Draft-related question for good measure.

  • 04/10/2015 | Royals Minor League report: April 9

    Omaha began its defense of a second straight Triple-A title with a 10-inning win at New Orleans.

  • 04/10/2015 | Minors' most talented teams led by Buxton, Swihart, Bryant

    Minnesota's Double-A affiliate, led by Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, leads Jim Callis' list of the 10 most prospect-laden Minor League teams. The Red Sox and Cubs' Triple-A teams -- led by Blake Swihart and Kris Bryant, respectively -- are also among MiLB's most talented.

  • 04/10/2015 | Return of Buxton, Sano highlights Minor League Opening Day

    Thursday was Opening Day in the Minor Leagues, as all the full-season leagues got underway. The return of the Minor Leagues also means the top prospects are back in action and they did not disappoint on Opening Day.

  • 04/09/2015 | Rays place Jaso on DL, name Geltz Friday's starter

    Reliever Steve Geltz will start Friday night's game against the Marlins, John Jaso has been placed on the disabled list and Mikie Mahtook has been recalled

  • 04/10/2015 | Rumbelow has played in five levels for Yanks in just over a year

    Nick Rumbelow started the season with Class A Charleston and finished it with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, with an excellent strikeout rate to thank for his progress. Once he could finally unpack and exhale, Rumbelow said he appreciated the experiences of his travels through all of those cities.

  • 04/09/2015 | DeSclafani goes six strong, weathers delay in debut

    Gone are the days for starting pitchers to wait out rain delays playing cards or watching television. The Reds knew on Thursday that if their latest of three straight games with a delay was short enough, Anthony DeSclafani would be able to continue against the Pirates.

  • 04/09/2015 | Revamped Braves ready to compete this season

    Braves president of baseball operations John Hart is still feeling the personal effects of trading Craig Kimbrel, but the club got rid of Melvin Upton Jr.'s rough contract and gained prospects and flexibility in the market.

  • 04/09/2015 | Top prospect Renfroe headlines Double-A roster

    Top prospect Hunter Renfroe will open the 2015 season where he ended the 2014 campaign, as he was one of 28 players assigned to Double-A San Antonio.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Tigers' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Tigers' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Twins' top 30 prospects are starting the season

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  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Rockies' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Rockies' top 30 prospects are starting the season:

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Rays' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Rays' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Mets' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Mets' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Marlins' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the Marlins' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Indians' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Indians' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the D-backs' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the D-backs' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Mariners' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Mariners' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Brewers' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Brewers' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the A's top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the A's top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Angels' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline looks at where the Angels' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Brockmeyer bringing big league lessons back to Minors

    Cael Brockmeyer, who will open his season Thursday at Class A South Bend, was slated to arrive in Minor League camp in early March. But Minor League coordinator Tim Cossins asked if the catcher could come to Arizona early to help with the big league pitchers, and Brockmeyer jumped at the chance.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Reds' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Reds' top 30 prospects are starting the season:

  • 04/09/2015 | Bryant headlines list of Top 10 fantasy prospects

    Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Pirates' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Pirates' top 30 prospects are starting the season:

  • 04/08/2015 | Garcia pitches scoreless frame in big league debut

    Jason Garcia, the Orioles' Rule 5 pick from Boston, made his Major League debut in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Orioles' 2-0 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night and tossed a scoreless frame.

  • 04/08/2015 | Where to watch MLB's top prospects in 2015

    Of the prospects on MLB.com's Top 100 list, 10 were on Opening Day big league rosters. A total of 88 have been assigned to full-season rosters in leagues that are getting started this week. There are six on the disabled list, while six are in extended spring camp awaiting assignment. Here's a closer look at where the top prospects will be playing in 2015.

  • 04/08/2015 | Wojciechowski ready for first big league start

    After winning an unlikely spot in the starting rotation this spring, Astros right-hander Asher Wojciechowski will make his Major League debut when he starts Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Indians at Minute Maid Park.

  • 04/08/2015 | Wright tabbed to start Saturday against Yankees

    Knuckleballer Steven Wright will make his third career start on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The opening for Wright is created by right-hander Joe Kelly needing one more Minor League rehab outing as he builds back up after missing time with a biceps injury.

  • 04/08/2015 | Zimmerman: Possible free-agent departures won't sink Nats

    First baseman Ryan Zimmerman believes the Nationals will be a respectable team for a long time, even though they could lose four players -- Ian Desmond, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Denard Span -- to free agency after the season.

  • 04/08/2015 | Right oblique strain forces Loney to disabled list

    The list of the Rays' walking wounded grew on Wednesday when first baseman James Loney was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right oblique strain.

  • 04/08/2015 | Cards' top prospects to be dispersed among affiliates

    With Opening Day rosters for their various Minor League teams now finalized, the Cardinals have confirmed that at least one of their Top 10 prospects will be featured at each of their four full-season affiliates.

  • 04/08/2015 | Lobstein looking to fill starting bill vs. Indians

    The way the Indians' lineup still leans left-handed, having Kyle Lobstein filling in for an injured Justin Verlander on Sunday at Progressive Field might not be the worst thing to happen to the Tigers.

  • 04/08/2015 | No jitters: Martin has nearly perfect MLB debut

    Cody Martin earned a surprising spot in Atlanta's bullpen with a strong performance during Spring Training, and then extended his recent success by delivering two scoreless innings while making his Major League debut during Tuesday's 12-2 win over the Marlins.

  • 04/07/2015 | Class A Wisconsin loaded with prospects

    Four of the first eight players on MLBPipeline.com's list of the top Brewers prospects will begin the season 90 miles north of Milwaukee at Class A Wisconsin, including the team's top pick from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft and its top three picks from last year.

  • 04/07/2015 | Minor League affiliates set rotations

    All four of the Padres' top Minor League affiliates get started on Thursday. Here's a look at the pitching rotations for each team.

  • 04/07/2015 | Butler believes sinker is big league ready

    Rockies righty Eddie Butler started three games last season, but Wednesday night at Miller Park will be his true unveiling.

  • 04/07/2015 | Braves will enjoy plethora of early picks this June

    As the Braves have been stockpiling Draft picks over the past few weeks and months, Brian Bridges has gained even more reason to enjoy his first year as the club's director of scouting.

  • 04/07/2015 | Mariners unveil 2015 Minor League rosters

    Outfielder Alex Jackson, the Mariners' top-ranked prospect by MLB.com and the team's first-round Draft pick last June, will begin the season with Class A Clinton, while 2013 first-round pick D.J. Peterson opens the year in Double-A Jackson as the club announced its Minor League rosters on Tuesday.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Nats' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Nationals' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Jays' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Blue Jays' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Rangers' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Rangers' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Giants' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Giants' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Cards' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Cards' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Padres' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Padres' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Phillies' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Phillies' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Yankees' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Yankees' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Dodgers' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Dodgers' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Royals' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Royals' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Astros' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Astros' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the White Sox top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the White Sox top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Cubs' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Cubs' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Red Sox's top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Red Sox top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Orioles' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Orioles' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/09/2015 | Where the Braves' top 30 prospects are starting the season

    With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Braves' top 30 prospects are starting the season.

  • 04/07/2015 | Sierra among Cuban players aiming for Majors

    Right-hander Carlos Sierra could be starring in a showcase in Florida by the middle of next month. Sierra isn't the only player from Cuba that will be seeking a contract in the coming months.

  • 04/06/2015 | D-backs get young outfielder for Draft pick

    The D-backs on Monday acquired Minor League outfielder Victor Reyes from the Braves in exchange for their Competitive Balance Round B pick, which will be the No. 75 overall pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.

  • 04/06/2015 | Yanks prospect Hensley has Tommy John surgery

    Right-hander Ty Hensley, the Yankees' first-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, will miss the entire 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 31. Dr. James Andrews performed the elbow reconstruction.

  • 04/06/2015 | Pederson the prospect to watch this season

    Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' 22-year-old outfield wunderkind, posted a slash line of .338/.377/.692 and earned the Dodgers' starting center-field job this spring.

  • 04/06/2015 | Pederson impressive after getting start in center

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly started Joc Pederson in center field for Monday's Opening Day game and said the rookie would get the bulk of playing time there, stopping short of calling him the everyday starter.

  • 04/05/2015 | Hart on trading Kimbrel: 'It's a hard thing to do'

    Braves president of baseball operations John Hart understands if fans are frustrated with the trade of elite closer Craig Kimbrel, but he says the deal was "the best thing and right thing for the organization."

  • 04/05/2015 | Braves restock with top prospects from Padres

    In San Diego, new general manager A.J. Preller had done more than any GM this offseason to retool his big league roster. In Atlanta, new GM John Hart had done more than just about any other counterpart to restock his farm system. The two had already come together in December in the Justin Upton deal, so there was already a comfort level when Hart sent Craig Kimbrel and Justin's older brother, Melvin, to San Diego. Here's a closer look at the prospect return Hart got from the Padres in right-hander Matt Wisler and outfielder Jordan Paroubeck.

  • 04/05/2015 | Braves deal Kimbrel, Upton to Padres in blockbuster deal

    The Braves traded closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. to the Padres on Sunday in exchange for outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin. Atlanta also acquired two highly regarded prospects -- right-handed pitcher Matt Wisler and outfielder Jordan Paroubeck -- and the 41st pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.

  • 04/04/2015 | Dodgers acquire Minor League pitcher Owens from Oakland

    The Dodgers made a Minor League trade on Saturday, acquiring left-handed pitcher Rudy Owens from Oakland. The Dodgers have not confirmed the acquisition.

  • 04/04/2015 | A's set Opening Day roster; Burns, Ladendorf make club

    The A's set their Opening Day roster Saturday, with Billy Burns and Tyler Ladendorf making the club after strong spring campaigns.

  • 04/04/2015 | Butler awaiting official word on if he made roster

    Rockies manager Walt Weiss said it won't be official until he has to turn in a roster on Sunday, but as long as Eddie Butler doesn't have any issues with his shoulder, he will get a roster spot.

  • 04/04/2015 | Braves option No. 2 prospect Foltynewicz to Triple-A

    The Braves toyed with the idea of allowing Mike Foltynewicz to extend his development by beginning the upcoming season in Atlanta's bullpen. But the club ultimately determined that it would be best to allow their top pitching prospect to gain the additional seasoning he needs as a member of Triple-A Gwinnett's starting rotation.

  • 04/04/2015 | Rule 5 pick DeShields makes Rangers' Opening Day roster

    The Rangers have officially informed outfielder Delino DeShields that he has made team. DeShields, a Rule 5 Draft pick, will be used off the bench as an outfielder, pinch-runner and possibly on occasion at second base.

  • 04/04/2015 | Morneau homers in Cactus League finale

    Justin Morneau hit a solo shot as the Rockies fell to the Mariners, 6-3, on Saturday in the Cactus League finale.

  • 04/04/2015 | Top prospect Moya sent to DL with plantar fasciitis

    Tigers top prospect Steven Moya will be a short drive from Detroit when the season opens next week, but he'll be a further distance away from playing. The slugging outfielder has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Toledo with plantar fasciitis in his foot.

  • 04/04/2015 | Nesbitt thrilled for first taste of bigs in Detroit's 'pen

    The Tigers hadn't yet announced their Opening Day roster Friday morning when Angel Nesbitt emerged from the clubhouse with a smile on his face. If that wasn't enough of a hint of his fate, the thumbs-up sign he gave was.

  • 04/04/2015 | Bradley thrilled to earn spot on big league roster

    Even when it looked like he was going to be squeezed off the Opening Day roster, D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley refused to give in.

  • 04/03/2015 | AutoZone Park familiar territory for Wilson

    Cardinals prospect Jacob Wilson, one of the pleasant surprises of Spring Training, got one of the loudest ovations of the night when he was introduced as the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds' starting third baseman in Friday's exhibition game with the Cardinals at AutoZone Park.

  • 04/03/2015 | Gonzales impresses as Cardinals top Memphis

    Marco Gonzales left the Cardinals something to remember him by Friday night. The left-hander pitched 5 2/3 strong innings, while the Cardinals' bats put on an 11-hit, two-homer show in an 8-1 win over the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds in front of 9,827 at AutoZone Park.

  • 04/03/2015 | Ahmed, Owings named starters; Hill to utility role

    D-backs manager Chip Hale on Friday made official what had become obvious as the spring went on: Nick Ahmed will start at shortstop, Chris Owings at second and veteran Aaron Hill will be in a reserve role.

  • 04/03/2015 | Butler to pitch with rotation spot on line; Gray reassigned

    Whether Eddie Butler gets the call on April 8 for the Rockies depends on how he performs Saturday in his start against the Mariners.

  • 04/03/2015 | Versatile Kang brings Bucs power potential

    After submitting a posting fee, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the bidding for right-handed-hitting infielder Jung Ho Kang in December. A month later, they signed him to a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth year. He was signed as a shortstop, adding middle-infield depth behind the incumbent, Jody Mercer. Kang is the first Korean position player to come to the Major Leagues through the posting system.

  • 04/03/2015 | Rule 5 Draft pick Gustave returns to Astros

    The Padres returned Rule 5 Draft right-hander Jandel Gustave to the Astros on Friday, less than one week after signing him off waivers.

  • 04/03/2015 | Pleskoff: Rangers' Rua provides power, versatility

    Rangers outfielder Ryan Rua came out of nowhere to become a part of the team's plans in 2014, and after a strong showing in Spring Training, he was named the Rangers' starting left fielder to open the '15 season.

  • 04/03/2015 | Cardinals claim Brown off waivers from Giants

    The Cardinals claimed outfielder Gary Brown off waivers from the Giants on Friday after San Francisco designated him for assignment earlier in the week. The 2010 first-round Draft pick was assigned to Triple-A Memphis.

  • 04/03/2015 | Heathcott wins Yankees' annual spring award

    Slade Heathcott was named Friday as the recipient of the 2015 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the outstanding Yankees rookie in Spring Training.

  • 04/03/2015 | Nesbitt, Krol earn spots in 'pen as Tigers trim roster

    The Tigers' Opening Day roster is one step shy of being season-ready. Their bullpen appears to be set for now.

  • 04/03/2015 | Pleskoff: White Sox have something special in lefty Rodon

    Carlos Rodon got his share of publicity, but it was mild and toned down compared to Bryant. But make no mistake, Rodon has raised some eyebrows with his electric stuff and his mature poise and mound presence. He will be a force in the White Sox rotation for years to come.

  • 04/03/2015 | Big league camp a learning experience for Seager

    Corey Seager may have been sent to Minor League camp earlier this spring, but he wasted no time making an impression in big league camp. In 14 games of Cactus League play, Seager hit .333 (6-for-18) with three doubles and seven walks. Add that to the .349 combined batting average he compiled in 2014 between Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga, and you can see why he's the Dodgers' No. 1 overall prospect.

  • 04/02/2015 | After terrific spring, Duffy 'at peace' with Giants' decision

    Infielder Matt Duffy is still waiting for the Giants to decide whether he'll be on the Opening Day roster, but he certainly left it all on the field in a team-leading Cactus League season.

  • 04/02/2015 | Gray ready to excel wherever he plays

    Thursday afternoon showed Rockies No. 1 prospect Jon Gray that the surroundings don't matter. As long as mind and body are operating in concert, he can excel.

  • 04/02/2015 | Twins hope to strike Rule 5 gold with Graham

    Sixteen years ago, the Twins and Marlins struck a pre-Draft agreement that they would swap Jared Camp for Johan Santana once they selected the pitchers with the first two picks of the Rule 5 Draft. Why the trip down memory lane? J.R. Graham earned a spot on the Twins' Opening Day roster as a Rule 5 Draft pick.

  • 04/02/2015 | Red Sox expecting 12-month recovery for Vazquez

    The Red Sox expect catcher Christian Vazquez to take about 12 months to return from the Tommy John surgery he underwent Thursday, preferring to go with the time frame it usually takes a pitcher to come back rather than a position player.

  • 04/02/2015 | Reliever Vizcaino suspended for 80 games

    Braves right-handed reliever Arodys Vizcaino has received an 80-game suspension after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 04/02/2015 | Bryant: Reassignment will 'fuel a fire' to get back to bigs

    Kris Bryant was "extremely disappointed" when the Cubs told him he would be opening the season at Triple-A Iowa, but the top prospect said he'll use that as motivation to get to the big leagues.

  • 04/02/2015 | Piscotty gets maximum exposure in spring

    With his entrance as a defensive replacement in the fifth inning Thursday, Stephen Piscotty became the only Cardinals player to appear on every Grapefruit League date this spring. That entailed playing 26 of 27 games, as a split-squad day with two simultaneous games served as the only reason he couldn't contribute to them all.

  • 04/02/2015 | Last Call: Minor League rotations take shape

    Brewers officials met again Thursday morning to finalize tentative rosters for Minor League affiliates.

  • 04/02/2015 | Prospects Hellweg, Williams set back by injuries

    Brewers pitching prospects Johnny Hellweg and Taylor Williams will get a late start to the season because of medical matters.

  • 04/01/2015 | Talent flowing through entire Cubs pipeline

    The top prospects responsible for MLB.com ranking the Cubs' farm system No. 1 have almost universally played as advertised, while a lot of other players have raised their games to try to capture a roster spot.

  • 04/01/2015 | Rotation race reopened? Bradley forces issue with stellar spring

    D-backs prospect Archie Bradley was vying for a role with the bullpen, but his stellar spring could put him in the rotation conversation.

  • 04/01/2015 | Bradley stymies Reds in shutout; Tomas delivers big double

    Competing for one of the final spots in the D-backs bullpen, Archie Bradley stretched out and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning while his team took a 3-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

  • 03/26/2015 | Top of 2015 Draft board remains murky

    Brendan Rodgers, the consensus No. 1 Draft prospect entering 2015, still looks like the favorite to go first overall to the D-backs on June 8. But with Duke's Mike Matuella and unsigned 2014 top pick Brady Aiken -- the top two eligible pitchers -- needing Tommy John surgery, few of the other highest-rated talents have met expectations, leaving many more questions than answers at the top of the Draft.

  • 04/01/2015 | Top Draft prospect Matuella needs Tommy John surgery

    Duke right-hander Michael Matuella, who entered the spring as a strong candidate to become the first overall pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, will undergo Tommy John surgery after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, MLB.com's Jim Callis confirmed on Wednesday.

  • 04/01/2015 | Blue Jays prospects Castro, Osuna earn bullpen spots

    It seemed extremely unlikely six weeks ago, but the Blue Jays have informed top prospects Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna that they will be on the 25-man roster for Opening Day.

  • 04/01/2015 | Rodon reassigned to Minors after impressive spring

    Top White Sox prospect Carlos Rodon, who was sent to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, used his time in big league camp to work on his repertoire, build his confidence and become more comfortable with his future teammates.

  • 04/01/2015 | Spring forward: Astros set Opening Day roster

    The Astros set their 25-man roster on Wednesday morning, informing several players they had made the club while putting three pitchers on the 15-day DL -- Josh Fields, Brett Oberholtzer and Brad Peacock.