Jonathan Mayo is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been a reporter for MLB.com since 1999.
|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 southpaw pitching prospects.
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|The main goals of bringing Jewish-American baseball players to Israel were to help those who will be representing Team Israel in the upcoming World Baseball Classic connect on a deeper level with the country while at the same time helping to grow the sport in a nation not used to playing it.
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|Here to help grow the game of baseball, represent Team Israel -- as they will in South Korea in March in the World Baseball Classic -- as well as explore their own connections to being Jewish and this country, the 10 players on this trip have had two days of a whirlwind tour thus far. Here are the highlights.
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|Ten American Jewish players who traveled to Israel on Tuesday hope to have a lasting impact on the country and in the efforts to grow baseball there.
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|General managers and scouting executives voted Boston's Andrew Benintendi and the Cardinals' Alex Reyes as baseball's top position and pitching prospects, respectively, in the Pipeline Poll.
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|Here are 10 players not currently on the Top 100 prospects list who are ready to surge in 2017.
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|It's just about holiday time for much of us. The first night of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve coincide this year. That's not quite as exciting as Thanksgivukkah a few years back, but still nifty timing by the two different calendars, no? I haven't had enough time to go gift shopping for all of you. The best I can do is to answer some of your questions in this week's edition of Pipeline Inbox.
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|Six months in advance of the 2017 Draft, we're taking a stab at guessing how the first 10 selections will play out.
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|For the second year in a row, MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is topped by a high school pitcher. There's still a long way to go between now and June -- last year's early No. 1 Jason Groome went No. 12 overall to the Red Sox -- but there is no question that Hunter Greene is the best overall talent in the Class of 2017.
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|The Rays, Reds, A's, Brewers, Twins and Marlins, in that order, will pick in Round A, while the Round B order will be: D-backs, Padres, Rockies, Indians, Pirates, Royals, Orioles and Cardinals.
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|The talk leading into Thursday's Rule 5 Draft was that the San Diego Padres, with just 33 players on their 40-man roster and having taken four players in last year's Major League phase, would be active again. That turned out to be true, albeit not in the conventional sense.
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|Each year, the Winter Meetings conclude with the Rule 5 Draft, a bit of a footnote, but one that always produces big league talent. This year's Draft takes place today, and the Twins will have the chance to make the No. 1 overall pick.
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|In a span of slightly more than 24 hours, the White Sox have pulled off a renovation that would make the producers of "Extreme Makeover" extremely jealous. The organization has added four players currently in the Top 40 among all prospects in the game, thanks to the Adam Eaton and Chris Sale deals, and now has six new members on its own Top 10 list.
More»Breaking down the prospects heading to the White Sox|
|Seeing a need to serve elite-level high school amateur baseball players, USA Baseball and Major League Baseball announced the creation of the Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP), an official means for high school-age amateur baseball players in the United States to be seen by all 30 MLB clubs.
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|To get five-time All-Star Chris Sale, the Red Sox had to seriously raid the prospect cupboard, dealing four of the organization's Top 30 to the White Sox.
More»White Sox acquire Moncada, Kopech in Sale trade|
|Team Israel, which qualified for the World Baseball Classic in September for the first time, is in wait-and-see mode as players mull over their options.
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|Jonathan Mayo examines how the new Collective Bargaining Agreement affects the Draft, free agency and the international market.
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|As part of MLBPipeline.com's coverage of all things prospect and the AFL in particular, a group of five experts was assembled to discuss a quintet of up-and-coming stars. Each prospect has lofty expectations and an argument can be made for all of them to have the brightest futures. Those arguments were hashed out in "The Next Big Leaguers."
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|The 2016 Winter Meetings officially begins in a week. While what happens in terms of free agent signings or trades remains a mystery, there is at least one certainty: The four-day event concludes with the annual Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning in National Harbor, Maryland.
|Many players had what could be considered breakout AFL campaigns. Here's a group of 10 of the best. There might be some crossover with the Top 20 prospects list coming on Tuesday, but it's largely a group of names everyone should get to know a bit better based on how they played this fall.
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