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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.
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.
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.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia understandably is disappointed, but the veteran catcher makes it clear he won't let his reduced playing time become a distraction.
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.
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.
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.
The Royals on Friday recalled outfielder Reymond Fuentes from Triple-A Omaha and optioned outfielder Terrance Gore to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
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.
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.
Bubba Starling's double scored Jack Lopez from first as Wilmington walked off with a win in the home opener at Frawley Stadium.
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.
The conjecture, the controversy, the questions -- all of it is water under the proverbial bridge. The Kris Bryant era is ready to begin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nationals on Thursday recalled left-hander Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned right-hander Taylor Jordan to Syracuse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The D-backs are beginning what they hope will be a long and productive era with Yasmany Tomas in their lineup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An unfortunate break for Jeff Mathis has accelerated the advancement of J.T. Realmuto, who takes over the Marlins' backup catcher role.
The Rangers are planning to call up Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, and start the right-hander against the Angels.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Omaha began its defense of a second straight Triple-A title with a 10-inning win at New Orleans.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Tigers' top 30 prospects are starting the season.
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With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the Marlins' 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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at 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 Mariners' 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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the A's 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.
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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Reds' top 30 prospects are starting the season:
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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Pirates' top 30 prospects are starting the season:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All four of the Padres' top Minor League affiliates get started on Thursday. Here's a look at the pitching rotations for each team.
Rockies righty Eddie Butler started three games last season, but Wednesday night at Miller Park will be his true unveiling.
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.
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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at where the Nationals' 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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at 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 Giants' 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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at 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 Phillies' 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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at 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 Royals' 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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at 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 Cubs' 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.
With the 2015 season officially under way, MLB Pipeline takes a look at 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 Braves' top 30 prospects are starting the season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
The Dodgers made a Minor League trade on Saturday, acquiring left-handed pitcher Rudy Owens from Oakland. The Dodgers have not confirmed the acquisition.
The A's set their Opening Day roster Saturday, with Billy Burns and Tyler Ladendorf making the club after strong spring campaigns.
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.
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.
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.
Justin Morneau hit a solo shot as the Rockies fell to the Mariners, 6-3, on Saturday in the Cactus League finale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether Eddie Butler gets the call on April 8 for the Rockies depends on how he performs Saturday in his start against the Mariners.
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.
The Padres returned Rule 5 Draft right-hander Jandel Gustave to the Astros on Friday, less than one week after signing him off waivers.
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.
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.
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.
The Tigers' Opening Day roster is one step shy of being season-ready. Their bullpen appears to be set for now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brewers officials met again Thursday morning to finalize tentative rosters for Minor League affiliates.
Brewers pitching prospects Johnny Hellweg and Taylor Williams will get a late start to the season because of medical matters.
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.
D-backs prospect Archie Bradley was vying for a role with the bullpen, but his stellar spring could put him in the rotation conversation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.