Jim Callis is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been covering the Draft and prospects since 1988.
|Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 catching prospects.
More» Carson Kelly, C, Cardinals|
|These days, there may be more value placed on defense and certainly more time spent on evaluating and quantifying it than ever before. When MLBPipeline.com surveyed front-officials as to which prospects stood out most for their glovework, there was no shortage of candidates for out 2017 All-Defense Team.
More»Kelly, Holder top MLB Pipeline's All-Defense Team|
|Jim Callis answers questions about candidates who could break out this year after an injury-plagued 2016, the number of first-year players who will make the Top 100 Prospects list, Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and more in this week's Inbox.
More» Walker Buehler, RHP, Dodgers|
|"Offseason" has become a misnomer, as few players take much time off at all between finishing one year of play and preparing for the next. In addition to getting physically ready for 2017, several of the game's top young prospects spent the weekend at the annual Rookie Career Development Program.
More»Baseball's best prospects learn from RCDP|
|Jim Callis answers questions about comparisons between Dansby Swanson and Derek Jeter, Yoan Moncada's future, Lucas Giolito's stock and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
More» Swanson makes the nice play and fires to 2nd|
|The Yankees certainly improved their system throughout the season, but they are not alone. Here's a look at the top five that improved their standing.
More»Callis breaks down the most improved farm systems|
|Jim Callis answers questions about which club has the Top 10 prospects, how Jeren Kendall stacks up against recent SEC draftees, whether JJ Schwarz is still a Top 10 pick and more.
More»Yankees shortstop prospect Torres has high ceiling|
|Six months in advance of the 2017 Draft, we're taking a stab at guessing how the first 10 selections will play out.
More»Who will be picked first in the 2017 Draft this June?|
|Jim Callis provides scouting reports for the 18 players selected in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, including former Brewers prospect Miguel Diaz, who was picked first by the Twins and then dealt to the Padres.
More»Callis, Mayo recap the 2016 Rule 5 Draft|
|Scouts were celebrated at the 33rd annual event, a staple of the Winter Meetings. Larry Corrigan (Twins) was the Midwest Scout of the Year. Other honorees were Ed Creech (East Coast) of the Giants, Pablo Cruz (International) of the Blue Jays and Rick Schroeder (West Coast) of the Rangers.
More»Scouts of the Year recognized at Winter Meetings|
|When Dave Dombrowski took over as the Red Sox's president of baseball operations on Aug. 18, 2015, the organization resided in last place in the American League East, but at the time it could bank on the promise of the game's best farm system.
More»Dombrowski on acquiring Chris Sale from the White Sox|
|If recent history is any indication, some prominent prospects will change addresses at the Winter Meetings. We present you with a dozen teams who have designs on contending in 2017 and could use some of their prospects as ammunition to help their cause.
More»Prospects could be on the move at Winter Meetings|
|Jim Callis answers questions about a possible Chris Sale trade, the 2017 Draft and more in this week's Inbox.
More» Bregman opens scoring with solo home run|
|The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.
More»Top prospects impress as they move closer to Majors|
|Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
More»Top Prospects in the Arizona Fall League|
|MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis looks at the six top performances from the 2016 Arizona Fall League championship game, led by the two-homer, 4-for-4 effort by Cubs top prospect Ian Happ.
More»Top plays from the Arizona Fall League Championship|
|After the wildest regular season in Arizona Fall League history, the Mesa Solar Sox and Surprise Saguaros will meet in a one-game playoff for the championship.
More»Preview of the Fall League Championship Game|
|Tim Tebow ended the Arizona Fall League on a high note Thursday afternoon, reaching base a season-high three times as his Scottsdale Scorpions tied the Mesa Solar Sox, 6-6.
More»Tebow on what he's learned playing in the Fall League|
|After scoring two runs in the top of the 10th inning, the Salt River Rafters needed just three outs in the bottom half to clinch the AFL's East Division title. But the Mesa Solar Sox refused to cooperate, rallying for three runs and a 6-5 victory Tuesday afternoon that virtually tied the race with two games remaining.
More» Bradley Zimmer, OF, Indians|
|Spencer Turnbull's second full pro season didn't go nearly as well as his first. He made just 12 starts this summer while dealing with injuries. One of the benefits of the AFL is that it allows injured pitchers to make up for lost innings, and Turnbull is hitting his stride with the Salt River Rafters as the season comes to a close.
More» Spencer Turnbull, RHP, Tigers|