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Prospects Archive

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  • 05/27/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 27

    Alex Rios homered in a rehab game at Triple-A on Wednesday, and Jorge Bonifacio and Hunter Dozier each drove in a run for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

  • 05/27/2015 | Thor powers Mets with mighty arm -- and bat

    Well before Terry Collins turned 66 on Wednesday, Noah Syndergaard gave him the gift of promise. For many, that would have been enough. But then Collins' birthday came, and Syndergaard delivered on that promise in the form of a dominant two-way performance in the Mets' 7-0 win over the Phillies at Citi Field.

  • 05/27/2015 | Rodriguez to make big league debut Thursday

    Highly touted lefty prospect Eduardo Rodriguez will make his Major League debut for the Red Sox when he starts on Thursday night at Texas.

  • 05/27/2015 | Goforth gets pickoff in Major League debut

    David Goforth's opportunity to run out of a Major League bullpen for the first time came Tuesday in Milwaukee's 6-3 loss to the Giants when Brewers manager Craig Counsell called him in to pitch in the ninth inning.

  • 05/27/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 26

    Raul Mondesi homered for the third time in his last five games in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 4-1 loss to Corpus Christi on Tuesday.

  • 05/26/2015 | Franco comes up clutch at plate, in field

    Maikel Franco came up with a two-out, go-ahead single in the top of the eighth inning in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Mets in 10 innings at Citi Field. He then kept the game tied when he made a fantastic, barehanded play and throw to first base to end the bottom half of the inning.

  • 05/26/2015 | Two-out rallies mar Urena's starting debut

    With the Marlins strapped for pitching depth, Jose Urena was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to make his first Major League start against the Pirates on Tuesday night at PNC Park. Urena, despite owning a 4-0 record and 1.21 ERA for the Zephyrs, struggled with the Bucs' hot-hitting bats as he was tagged with the loss in a 5-1 Marlins defeat.

  • 05/27/2015 | Breakdown of 2015 Draft signing bonus pools

    The Astros will have a record total of nearly $17.3 million to sign their picks in the first 10 rounds of the Draft, part of an all-time high of almost $223 million for all 30 teams. The Draft will take place June 8-10.

  • 05/26/2015 | Bundy's shoulder structurally sound

    The Orioles got good news on one of their top pitching prospects on Tuesday.

  • 05/26/2015 | Hall of Famers, legends top list of Draft reps

    Three members of the 500 Home Run Club -- Ken Griffey Jr., Reggie Jackson and Mike Schmidt -- and 20 other former All-Stars will headline the list of team representatives on the floor at MLB Network's Studio 42 when the 2015 MLB Draft gets underway on June 8.

  • 05/26/2015 | Gallo among top Minors' performers Monday

    Rangers No. 1 prospect Joey Gallo has been crushing the ball for the RoughRiders recently. He has eight homers and 25 RBIs in 29 games this season.

  • 05/26/2015 | Seager smacks first two Triple-A homers

    In his 22nd Triple-A game, Dodgers No. 1 prospect (No. 7 overall) Corey Seager hit his first and second home runs for Oklahoma City on Monday night, breaking a 1-for-19 skid.

  • 05/25/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 25

    A five-run eighth lifted the Storm Chasers to a win in their first home games against Tacoma since 2012.

  • 05/25/2015 | Growing up: Bryant forces issue in key at-bat

    Kris Bryant has settled into the Major Leagues after 36 games with the Chicago Cubs. Bryant spoke up for himself after home-plate umpire Ryan Blakney initially ruled that he struck out on a foul tip to begin the bottom of the ninth in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Nationals on Monday afternoon

  • 05/25/2015 | Luhnow checks in with top prospects at Triple-A

    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow joined the team Monday after spending the weekend at Triple-A Fresno watching some of the organization's top prospects, including shortstop Carlos Correa and first baseman Jon Singleton, who's hitting .291 with 14 homers and 47 RBIs.

  • 05/25/2015 | Buxton headlines Prospect Team of the Week

    This past week, May 18-24, Byron Buxton raised his batting average 26 points and his slugging percentage 58 points, making him the most impressive among our Prospect Team of the Week honorees.

  • 05/25/2015 | SEC standout Benintendi poised as top 10 pick

    Andrew Benintendi didn't exactly come out of nowhere. Yet his emergence this spring as a likely top 10 pick in the First-Year Player Draft has been a surprise.

  • 05/25/2015 | Royals Minor League Report, May 24

    The Storm Chasers missed out on a four-game sweep, losing a lopsided game vs. Reno. Yohan Pino was charged with eight runs over 3.2 innings after allowing just one run over his first 12.0 Triple-A innings on the year.

  • 05/24/2015 | Lefty prospect Lindgren gets first callup

    Jacob Lindgren has been on a fast track to the Majors since the moment that the Yankees called his name in the most recent First-Year Player Draft, a journey that culminated Sunday with the left-hander slipping on the pinstripes for the first time.

  • 05/24/2015 | In a pinch, Tucker's HRs land him in record book

    In the sixth inning of Sunday's 10-8 Houston win, Preston Tucker's three-run pinch-hit home run made him the first player in franchise history with two pinch-hit home runs in a single series, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

  • 05/24/2015 | Kang's emergence gives Bucs defensive versatility

    During Spring Training, the Pirates set a few smaller goals that, they believed, would help push them toward their ultimate goal of getting back to the postseason. They wanted to add depth, become a more versatile team and keep their stars fresh enough to stay productive throughout a long, grueling season. The emergence of infielder Jung Ho Kang has helped them accomplish all of the above so far this year.

  • 05/24/2015 | Bedrosian serves up big hit in return to Angels

    Cam Bedrosian boarded a red-eye flight from Salt Lake City to Boston on Saturday night, arrived at Fenway Park a couple of hours before first pitch on Sunday, then had to face the red-hot Mike Napoli during a tight situation in the eighth inning.

  • 05/24/2015 | Fien, Arcia rehabbing with Triple-A Rochester

    Reliever Casey Fien tossed a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Rochester on Saturday night, while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia joined Rochester to start a rehab assignment of his own on Sunday.

  • 05/24/2015 | Lobstein to DL with sore shoulder; Machado recalled

    Kyle Lobstein has been bothered by left shoulder soreness intermittently since the winter, and now it's landed the left-hander on the 15-day disabled list, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski announced Sunday morning.

  • 05/23/2015 | McCullers earns first MLB win in second start

    Lance McCullers is making a case to stay with the Astros and not get sent back to the Minors. In his second career Major League start, McCullers gave up two runs on six hits over six innings to pick up his first victory in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

  • 05/23/2015 | Strickland pitches in as 26th man for twin bill

    Hunter Strickland departed from Sacramento for Denver on Friday afternoon, an hour or two before he and a handful of Sacramento Rivercats were scheduled to receive their 2014 World Series rings.

  • 05/23/2015 | Here today: Enny recalled, pitches, optioned

    Enny Romero, the Rays' No. 12 prospect, was recalled on Saturday, worked three innings and allowed one run in the Rays' 5-0 loss to the Athletics, then was promptly optioned back to Triple-A Durham. The team said a corresponding roster move will be made on Sunday.

  • 05/23/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 22

    The Storm Chasers clubbed five home runs to win a second straight vs. Reno.

  • 05/23/2015 | Beckham optioned to Triple-A Durham

    The Rays announced Friday night that infielder Tim Beckham has been optioned to Triple-A Durham and left-handed pitcher Enny Romero has been recalled to fill his roster spot.

  • 05/22/2015 | McCullers has ability to close games

    Right-hander Lance McCullers has made a rather quick rise through the Astros' organization. The club's No. 10 prospect was promoted to the big league club Monday after having spent parts of only four seasons in the Minors.

  • 05/22/2015 | Strickland to join Giants for doubleheader

    Right-hander Hunter Strickland, who made 17 appearances for the Giants late in the regular season and in the postseason last year, will join the club for Saturday's day-night doubleheader against Colorado. Strickland will be eligible to pitch in either game. He'll return to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.

  • 05/22/2015 | Rodon's next start delayed; Noesi to take hill Monday

    Carlos Rodon has been scratched from his next start as the White Sox look to get the top prospect some time to work on his pitches.

  • 05/22/2015 | Top prospect Meyer to have stint in bullpen

    Top prospect Alex Meyer is headed to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester, the Twins announced Friday. Meyer, ranked as the No. 28 overall prospect by, was struggling as a starter, posting a 7.09 ERA with 41 strikeouts and 24 walks in 39 1/3 innings. His walk rate of 5.5 batters per nine innings is a career-worst.

  • 05/22/2015 | Phillies scratch Biddle to work on mechanics

    Nothing is wrong with Jesse Biddle, but the Phillies did scratch their No. 9 prospect from Friday's scheduled start with Double-A Reading because they want him to work on his mechanics. He is scheduled to rejoin the rotation next Tuesday.

  • 05/22/2015 | Red Sox add Rusney, option Bradley

    The Red Sox, in desperate need of a spark to their struggling offense, summoned Rusney Castillo to Fenway Park for Friday's game against the Angels. The right-handed hitter was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and immediately placed in Boston's lineup in the eighth spot and in right field for the opener of a three-game series.

  • 05/22/2015 | Castillo takes over top spot for fantasy prospects

    Every week, the 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.

  • 05/22/2015 | Mariano's son among Draft's family ties

    More than a thousand names will be called over the 40-round affair from June 8-10, many of which might have a familiar ring to them. In fact, eight of's Top 100 Draft prospects alone have family ties to Major League Baseball in one way or another.

  • 05/22/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 21

    The Storm Chasers enjoyed their return to Werner Park, scoring nine runs to snap a three-game skid.

  • 05/21/2015 | Bryant makes himself at home in San Diego

    Kris Bryant didn't play at Petco Park during his three years at the University of San Diego, but the Cubs' top prospect looked right at home Thursday night when he hit his fifth home run of the season.

  • 05/21/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: Where is Aiken projected to go?

    It's Inbox time again and since we continue to be nearly all Draft, all the time. Jim Callis has his first mock of the first round today, I wrote a story on Wednesday about pop-up guys in this year's class and there's much, much more to come.

  • 05/21/2015 | Mo's son honored as MAAC's top pitcher

    Mariano Rivera, the son of the iconic Yankees closer, was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year earlier in the week in recognition of his stellar season for Iona College.

  • 05/21/2015 | Two shortstops headline latest mock Draft

    The D-backs have actively scouted mid-first-round talents who would take deep discounts, though that might just be some misdirection to try to create extra leverage with the guy they really want. That appears to be a position player rather than a pitcher, and Arizona clearly likes shortstop Dansby Swanson more than the top-rated prospect, Brendan Rodgers.

  • 05/21/2015 | Rodriguez, two relievers throw shutout for San Antonio

    Right-hander Bryan Rodriguez and two relievers combined on a 10-hit shutout Wednesday night as Double-A San Antonio scored a 2-0, Texas League win at Corpus Christi.

  • 05/21/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 20

    Cody Reed fanned 11 over 6.2 shutout innings, leading Wilmington to a home win. The 2013 second-round pick allowed just two hits and a walk, lowering his ERA to 1.40 (6 ER in 38.2 IP).

  • 05/21/2015 | Rodon yet to consistently fill the zone

    Carlos Rodon has the arm to be a top-of-the-line starter for the White Sox, but the young left-hander has yet to command his entire repertoire at the big league level.

  • 05/20/2015 | Bundy could skip Triple-A on road to bigs

    Is it mandatory that top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy pitch in Triple-A before arriving in Baltimore? No. But what the Orioles are really looking for in Bundy, who is in his first full season back from 2013's Tommy John surgery, is for the right-hander to make himself an option in the coming months.

  • 05/20/2015 | Heathcott overcomes much to join Yankees

    It was just six months ago that Slade Heathcott was sitting at home, his right knee issuing refusals to respond to rehab in the form of sharp, shooting pain. The former Yankees top prospect found his career at a crossroads, wondering if he would ever set foot on a baseball diamond again.

  • 05/20/2015 | Wilson excited to pitch on big league stage

    Wilson was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday to fill a roster spot when the Orioles placed Bud Norris on the disabled list due to a case of bronchitis. He was moved to the bullpen once in Baltimore after being named the Orioles' Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2014, when he recorded a 14-8 record and a 3.67 ERA in 28 starts.

  • 05/20/2015 | Sardinas turning heads since callup

    A discussion of baseball instincts with longtime Brewers coach Mike Guerrero began with Luis Sardinas, the barely-22-year-old who has opened eyes during his debut week with the Major League club. Eventually, the talk turned to another young shortstop who once similarly impressed.

  • 05/20/2015 | Cubs prospects involved in outfield collision

    A pair of Cubs outfield prospects were involved in a scary outfield collision in Double-A Tennessee's afternoon game on Wednesday, though both players seemed to avoid serious injury.

  • 05/20/2015 | Who's hot, who's not among top pitching prospects

    While the calendar is approaching late May, it would be wise not to draw any major conclusions from what amounts to seven or eight starts worth of data. With that out of the way, here's a top five list of who's hot and who's not on the mound over the 2015 Minor League season's opening month and a half.

  • 05/20/2015 | International Showcase in Panama wraps up

    The International Showcase began Tuesday with timed 60-yard runs, infield and outfield drills, along with batting practice, at Rod Carew Stadium. The prospects also played in one game. The event wrapped up Wednesday with two more games.

  • 05/20/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 19

    The Naturals improved to 6-0 this season vs. their in-state rivals. Raul Mondesi's three-run homer capped a six-run fifth and gave the Naturals a decisive 8-5 lead.

  • 05/20/2015 | 'Pop-up' guys add another dimension to Draft

    Justin Maese and Anthony Guardado, high school pitchers from El Paso, Texas, and east of Los Angeles, respectively, are making the scouting industry scramble to evaluate them ahead of June 8. They are the best 2015 examples for what is generally known as "pop-up" guys, amateurs previously not on the radar who have forced their way into the conversation with their performances this spring.

  • 05/20/2015 | After error, Franco comes up big with the bat

    Maikel Franco, the Phillies' No. 3 prospect according to, had one of the hottest bats in Triple-A when they recalled him on Friday. He has continued to hit in the bigs.

  • 05/20/2015 | Top slugging prospect Gallo hits inside-the-park home run

    Rangers No. 1 prospect Joey Gallo hit two homers and a double for Frisco Tuesday night, and notched six RBIs -- a season high.

  • 05/19/2015 | Rangers stay away from prospects

    By promoting converted reliever Phil Klein to their starting rotation, the Rangers resisted the temptation of calling up one of their top pitching prospects. The Rangers want Alex Gonzalez, Anthony Ranaudo and Jerad Eickhoff to keep working in the Minors.

  • 05/19/2015 | Farrell hints Castillo's arrival could be imminent

    Coming off a West Coast trip in which the offense struggled mightily, manager John Farrell didn't shake up his lineup for Tuesday's opener of the homestand against the Rangers. However, it certainly sounds as if Rusney Castillo will be making his way to Fenway Park in the coming days.

  • 05/19/2015 | Panama perfect backdrop for 2015 Showcase

    Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association opened the two-day International Showcase -- which is for prospects who are eligible to sign professional contracts during the international signing period -- at Rod Carew Stadium.

  • 05/19/2015 | Difo singles in first MLB at-bat; Werth to DL

    The Nationals on Tuesday called up infielder Wilmer Difo from Double-A Harrisburg and placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday. Difo came into a tie game with the Yankees during the seventh inning and singled in his first Major League at-bat.

  • 05/19/2015 | Slow rise to bigs for KC's speedy Orlando

    Right-handed-hitting outfielder Paulo Orlando lingered in the Minors for parts of nine seasons before the Royals promoted him to the 25-man Major League roster at the beginning of this season. Assumed a more prominent role while outfielder Alex Rios recovers from a fractured left hand, Orlando's greatest baseball tool is perhaps his speed.

  • 05/19/2015 | Mets sign Cuban catcher Ricardo to Minors deal

    The Mets announced early Tuesday morning that they have signed Cuban free-agent catcher Lednier Ricardo to a Minor League deal.

  • 05/19/2015 | Gallo shows off arm in left-field foray

    Rangers No. 1 prospect Joey Gallo played the outfield for the first time as a professional on Monday night, and he delivered a highlight-reel play in his very first opportunity.

  • 05/19/2015 | On no sleep, Giron goes 6-for-6 in Class A debut

    Ruddy Giron, an 18-year-old Dominican shortstop in the Padres organization, got a 3 a.m. wake-up call in Phoenix on Monday, summoning him to Ohio for that night's Class A game between Fort Wayne and the Lake County. He was slotted into the leadoff spot and proceeded to go 6-for-6 with a home run and a stolen base in his full-season league debut.

  • 05/18/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 18

    No. 1 Royals prospect Raul Mondesi recorded three hits, a stolen base and a run in his third game back from the disabled list in Northwest Arkansas' 3-2 win over Arkansas in 10 innings.

  • 05/18/2015 | Moncada scores twice in Minor League debut

    Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada made his Red Sox organizational debut Monday night, going 0-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an error for Class A Greenville.

  • 05/18/2015 | O's place Norris on DL due to bronchitis

    The Orioles placed right-hander Bud Norris on the disabled list Monday due to a case of bronchitis. Norris had his move backdated to May 11 and will be eligible to return next week. Baltimore recalled Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk to fill the spot on the roster.

  • 05/18/2015 | Consistent Swihart still has plenty of upside

    The Red Sox selected Blake Swihart with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Swihart has completed parts of five seasons in the Red Sox development system. He has a healthy composite batting average of .287 in 1331 trips to the plate.

  • 05/18/2015 | Deduno placed on DL as McCullers called up

    The Astros placed right-hander Samuel Deduno on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a lower back strain in a move that's retroactive to Thursday. His spot on the 25-man roster was taken by right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., who will be making his Major League debut against the A's on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

  • 05/18/2015 | Urias to have elective surgery with Dodgers' support

    Dodgers top pitching prospect Julio Urias will undergo elective cosmetic surgery on his left eye to repair a defect and be sidelined for about a month.

  • 05/18/2015 | What to expect: McCullers makes MLB debut

    Lance McCullers is making the jump from Double-A Corpus Christi to Houston, and he will be making his Major League debut on Monday night.

  • 05/18/2015 | Snell extends scoreless streak

    Blake Snell, the Rays' No. 9 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has turned in 49 straight scoreless innings -- 46 this year -- dating back to last season.

  • 05/18/2015 | DeShields all about staying in the moment

    Delino DeShields has been called a second baseman and an outfielder, a future star and a Rule 5 Draft pick, destined to become better than his father and not good enough to make a Major League roster.

  • 05/18/2015 | Cubs trio highlights Prospect Team of the Week

    In his first month with the Cubs, Kris Bryant has done nothing but add to the belief that he'll become a superstar. Despite missing Chicago's first eight games in an apparent attempt to leverage his service time, he leads the team with 24 RBIs and 24 walks in 29 games while batting a cool .291/.426/.476.

  • 05/18/2015 | Grateful Bryant reunites with college coaches

    Before the Cubs open a three-game series against the Padres at Petco Park on Tuesday, rookie third baseman Kris Bryant planned to take advantage of an off-day to visit the University of San Diego campus, baseball coach Rich Hill and his staff.

  • 05/18/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 17

    Orlando Calixte provided all of the offense in game one with a two-run homer as Triple-A Omaha split a doubleheader with Memphis on Sunday.

  • 05/17/2015 | Rays' Honeywell among Minors' top performers Sunday

    Rays No. 6 prospect Brent Honeywell was among the top performers in the Minors on Sunday, as he tossed seven no-hit innings for Class A Bowling Green. The 20-year-old right-hander took a perfect game into the sixth before issuing a walk and was lifted after seven with a no-hitter in tact.

  • 05/17/2015 | Thor signals arrival with mighty home debut

    The nickname. The build. The stuff. Everything about Noah Syndergaard screams "power," and he wielded a whole first chapter's worth in the Mets' 5-1 win Sunday that signified his Citi Field debut. That power came in many forms, one being the upper-90's fastball that Syndergaard commanded to the tune of five strikeouts and just one walk over six innings on his way to his first Major League win.

  • 05/17/2015 | Moncada to make Minors debut today

    Highly touted infielder Yoan Moncada, who signed a record-setting contract with the Red Sox in February, will make his debut for Class A Greenville in a home game on Monday night (7:05 p.m. ET, MiLB.TV) against Lexington.

  • 05/17/2015 | Wright makes his mark in first career outing

    Rookie right-hander Mike Wright allowed four hits over 7 1/3 electric innings of scoreless ball, while striking out six batters and walking none in Baltimore's 3-0 triumph over the Angels.

  • 05/17/2015 | Schwarber swats two homers at Double-A Tennessee

    Cubs No. 4 prospect Kyle Schwarber moved into a tie for the Southern League home run lead on Sunday afternoon with a two-homer game for Double-A Tennessee. He's 8-for-13 with three homers and six RBIs in his past three games.

  • 05/17/2015 | McCullers arrives ready to make MLB debut

    Lance McCullers Jr. was in the Astros' clubhouse on Sunday morning, getting a feel for what lies ahead. Tonight, the 21-year-old right-hander will make his Major League debut against the Oakland A's at Minute Maid Park.

  • 05/17/2015 | Braves set to give Perez look in rotation

    As anticipated, the Braves have opted to remove Eric Stults from their starting rotation. But instead of replacing him with one of their highly regarded prospects, they decided to give Williams Perez a few starts.

  • 05/17/2015 | O's Wright outduels Richards in MLB debut

    Mike Wright shut down the Angels in his Major League debut, leading the Orioles to a 3-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards. The rookie outdueled Garrett Richards, who allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings.

  • 05/16/2015 | Sardinas makes Crew debut on 22nd birthday

    The most advanced player acquired in the Yovani Gallardo trade made his Brewers debut on Saturday. Luis Sardinas knows the stakes involved in his first big league audition for his new team.

  • 05/16/2015 | Yanks recall Mitchell, send Ramirez to Triple-A

    The Yankees recalled right-hander Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, optioning right-hander Jose Ramirez to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.

  • 05/15/2015 | White Sox call up hot-hitting Sanchez

    The White Sox officially added infielder Carlos Sanchez before Friday's contest with the A's, a day after sending Micah Johnson down to Triple-A Charlotte.

  • 05/15/2015 | Potential callup Gonzales struggles at Triple-A

    Pitching back in his native state of Colorado on Thursday, lefty Marco Gonzales was blasted for three homers -- including a grand slam -- over a four-inning outing for Triple-A Memphis.

  • 05/15/2015 | 'Back to normal' Bradley ready to take mound

    D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley realizes there is no hiding from the fact he got hit in the face by a 115-mph line drive the last time he took the mound in a game, so he once again watched a replay of it Friday morning.

  • 05/15/2015 | Cunningham makes immediate impact in debut

    Instead of sulking about the fact that he did not earn a spot on the Opening Day roster, Todd Cunningham spent the past month preparing himself for the opportunity the Braves were glad they provided him on Friday night at Marlins Park.

  • 05/15/2015 | Astros call up McCullers to start Monday

    Right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers will make his Major League debut on Monday night in a start vs. the Oakland A's at Minute Maid Park, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced today.

  • 05/15/2015 | What to expect: Franco gives Phils more pop

    The Phillies need some offensive help. Enter Maikel Franco, who received a highly anticipated callup on Friday. The 22-year-old should be starting at third base on Friday -- and for the foreseeable future.

  • 05/15/2015 | Correa keeps top spot for fantasy prospects

    Every week, the 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.

  • 05/15/2015 | Phils promote prospect Franco from Triple-A

    Infielder Maikel Franco, who is ranked as the Phillies' No. 3 prospect by, was recalled by Philadelphia from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday morning.

  • 05/15/2015 | Should the D-backs select Rodgers No. 1?

    Industry sources don't believe the D-backs will select Rogers with the first choice on June 8, but let's look at the previous 10 First-Year Player Drafts and see if history indicates that they should.

  • 05/14/2015 | Giolito whiffs 11 in strong second start for Potomac

    The Nationals' No. 1 prospect dominated a legion of Class A Advanced hitters on Thursday evening, striking out 11 Wilmington batters and giving up one earned run over six innings for Potomac.

  • 05/14/2015 | Angels give Newcomb Class A promotion

    Prized pitching prospect Sean Newcomb is moving on up, to Class A Advanced Inland Empire. The Angels promoted Newcomb, the 15th overall pick in last June's First-Year Player Draft, after watching him dominate for low Class A Burlington early in his first full season of pro ball.

  • 05/14/2015 | Baez lands on DL as Dodgers recall Coulombe

    The Dodgers placed reliever Pedro Baez on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain and recalled reliever Daniel Coulombe, their No. 26 prospect, from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

  • 05/14/2015 | Precaution, not promotion, cause of Peraza's exit

    Braves prospect Jose Peraza made a precautionary exit in Thursday's game after seemingly suffering a minor leg ailment while running to first base after notching a single in the ninth inning of Triple-A Gwinnett's 4-1 loss to Syracuse.

  • 05/14/2015 | McCullers makes leap to Triple-A Fresno

    The Astros promoted another one of their top prospects to Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, rewarding right-handed starting pitcher Lance McCullers after an impressive start to the season for Double-A Corpus Christi.

  • 05/14/2015 | Mets add Leathersich to 'pen, put Carlyle on DL

    The Mets officially activated left-handed reliever Jack Leathersich in time for Thursday's series finale against the Cubs, placing right-hander Buddy Carlyle on the disabled list with back spasms.

  • 05/14/2015 | White Sox option second baseman Johnson

    The White Sox optioned second baseman Micah Johnson to Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, allowing switch-hitter Carlos Sanchez to join the team and assume the starting role starting with Friday's series opener in Oakland.

  • 05/14/2015 | For O's prospect Dosch, simplicity brings results

    When Drew Dosch, the Orioles' No. 14 prospect, began this season in a slump for Class A Advanced Frederick, he knew he needed to slow things down.

  • 05/14/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: Who should D-backs select?

    We're 25 days away from the Diamondbacks making the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft on June 8, and it seems like there's just as many rumors as to whom they'll select.

  • 05/14/2015 | Five prospects ready to make a splash

    Carlos Correa's the obvious No. 1 on a list of "Which prospects could impact the big leagues next?" Who are the next four to round out a top five list? Let's take a look.

  • 05/14/2015 | Braves to discuss Stults' future in rotation

    After Eric Stults surrendered two more home runs during Wednesday night's 5-1 loss to the Reds, the Braves began evaluating whether it is time to replace him in the starting rotation with one of their promising prospects.

  • 05/14/2015 | Astros' Minor Leaguer Singleton drives in 10

    Astros Minor Leaguer Jon Singleton put together a powerhouse performance for Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday night, driving in 10 runs as the Grizzlies beat the Albuquerque Isotopes, 17-6.

  • 05/14/2015 | Ziomek, Turnbull among top performers in Minors

    Detroit No. 4 prospect Kevin Ziomeck didn't allow a run and whiffed eight in eight innings in Class A Lakeland's 2-0 win and No. 7 prospect Spencer Turnbull threw 5 1/3 innings of shutout ball in West Michigan's win.

  • 05/13/2015 | K. Johnson headed to DL with oblique strain

    While rejuvenating his career over the past few weeks, Kelly Johnson has served as one of the Braves' top offensive threats. Thus, there was certainly reason for him to be frustrated when he exited Wednesday night's 5-1 loss to the Reds with a right oblique strain that will sideline him for at least the next two weeks.

  • 05/13/2015 | Leathersich to return when Carlyle hits DL

    Mets reliever Buddy Carlyle's back injury has opened the door for Jack Leathersich's return to the big leagues, less than two weeks after his Minor League demotion.

  • 05/13/2015 | Cubs' Russell putting in extra work at second

    Cubs rookie Addison Russell is learning to make the physical transition from shortstop to second base. He's still working on changing how he mentally approaches the position.

  • 05/13/2015 | O's put Garcia on DL, recall prospect Wright

    The Orioles placed right-handed reliever Jason Garcia on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and recalled Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

  • 05/13/2015 | Berrios tosses two-hitter for Chattanooga

    Jose Berrios, the No. 32 prospect according to MLBPipeline, threw a complete game two-hit shutout for Double-A Chattanooga in a 3-0 victory over Birmingham on Wednesday. Berrios is now 4-0 on the season with a 2.60 ERA and 53 strikeouts -- most in the Minors.

  • 05/13/2015 | Backed by triple play, Rays prospect Borden fires no-no

    Buddy Borden had a day to remember on Wednesday. Borden, a right-handed pitcher in Tampa Bay's organization, fired a seven-inning no-hitter for Class A Charlotte over Class A Clearwater. Borden walked just two batters, and his defense made a triple play behind him in the fourth inning.

  • 05/13/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 12

    The Storm Chasers lost game one against the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate. Clayton Mortensen held Round Rock scoreless on one hit through the first three innings, with the Express scoring seven times in the fourth.

  • 05/13/2015 | Bryant shows he's more than just a HR hitter

    The home runs are fun, but Cubs rookie Kris Bryant may have made a bigger impact on Tuesday night's 6-1 win over the Mets with his infield single in the third inning.

  • 05/13/2015 | Noah's arc: Prospect flashes talent in rise to bigs

    Before things grew ugly in Tuesday's 6-1 Mets loss to the Cubs, back when it was still Noah Syndergaard's night to own, New York's latest uber-prospect demonstrated exactly how he had established that reputation.

  • 05/12/2015 | Bryant, Rizzo forming their own power combo

    On Monday, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs on consecutive pitches from the Mets' Jacob deGrom in the Cubs' 4-3 win. It's the first time the two have connected like that, but Cubs fans are hoping for many more to come.

  • 05/12/2015 | Fantasy Twitter Q&A: What is Correa's value? fantasy guru Fred Zinkie fielded questions from fans during a live Twitter chat at @Fantasy411 on Tuesday. Check out the chat transcript and check out the @Fantasy411 Twitter handle and's fantasy home.

  • 05/12/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 11

    Omaha won a pair of seven-inning games at home, outscoring the Dodgers, 20-4.

  • 05/12/2015 | Braves' Class A Advanced team involved in bus crash

    A bus carrying the Braves' Class A Advanced Carolina Mudcats team crashed on a road in North Carolina early Tuesday morning. Seven players and the team trainer were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

  • 05/12/2015 | Illinois' Jay headlines lefty hurlers in Draft

    In 2012, Tyler Jay was a 150-pound senior at Lemont (Ill.) High who threw in the mid-80s and attracted little attention from pro scouts. Illinois' baseball program went 28-25, failed to qualify for the Big Ten Conference tournament and missed the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in 12 years. Three years later, Jay might be the best left-hander available in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, and he is a big reason why the Fighting Illini can stake a claim to being the best team in college baseball.

  • 05/12/2015 | Yankees prospect Lail hit in head by line drive

    <a href=""><b>Yankees No. 17 prospect</b></a> Brady Lail tweeted that he's "just fine" after getting hit in the head with a line drive in the first inning of his start for Double-A Trenton Thunder.

  • 05/12/2015 | Mock draft version 1.0

    Some would argue that it's too early to attempt projecting what the first round of the First-Year Player Draft will look like. Think that stops us? Not a chance.

  • 05/12/2015 | Syndergaard's debut further signals Mets' arrival

    Noah Syndergaard, promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace the sidelined Dillon Gee, will make his long-anticipated big league debut on Tuesday. If he's somewhere near the level of Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, the Mets could be looking at a very special summer.

  • 05/11/2015 | Bryant breaks in new bleachers with homer

    Cubs rookie Kris Bryant christened the left-field bleachers on Monday night with his second big league home run. Monday was the first game in which fans were able to sit in the left- and center-field bleachers at Wrigley Field, which have been part of the first phase of renovation work.

  • 05/11/2015 | DeShields makes most of start against Royals

    The Rangers needed a right-handed hitter to play left field on Monday night with lefty Danny Duffy on the mound for the Royals. Manager Jeff Banister went with Delino DeShields instead of Jake Smolinski.

  • 05/11/2015 | Noesi's role fluctuates with Rodon's presence

    Right-hander Hector Noesi was available out of the bullpen on Monday night for the White Sox, but Noesi has made it clear he wants to be in the starting rotation, where Carlos Rodon's future lies.

  • 05/11/2015 | Franco could join Majors soon; Asche optioned

    Maikel Franco's wait to return to the big leagues could be nearing its end. "He's getting closer and closer," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

  • 05/11/2015 | With Avila on DL, the future is now for McCann

    With Alex Avila on the disabled list with a loose body in his left knee, the everyday backstop role is McCann's for at least the next few weeks, a little ahead of schedule.

  • 05/11/2015 | Phillies not rushing Nola to Majors

    The Phillies see no reason to rush Double-A Reading pitching prospect Aaron Nola to the big leagues, but that does not mean he will not be in the Majors before the end of the season.

  • 05/11/2015 | Astros promote top prospect Correa to Triple-A

    Carlos Correa is ready to make his next step through the Minor League ranks, as the Astros' top prospect was promoted to Triple-A Fresno on Monday.

  • 05/11/2015 | Nats' Lopez picks up where he left off

    A low-profile signing out of the Dominican Republic two years earlier, Reynaldo Lopez had surrendered 15 runs over a grand total of 16 professional innings and had missed most of the previous season. One year hardly could have made a greater difference in terms of the right-hander's stock.

  • 05/11/2015 | Inbox: Twins primed to sustain success?

    What's the biggest reason for the Twins' strong start to 2015? Will there be room for Trevor Plouffe once Miguel Sano is called up? What's the word on Byron Buxton? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger addresses those topics and more in the Inbox.

  • 05/11/2015 | Reed highlights Prospect Team of the Week

    Houston's No. 12 prospect A.J. Reed had a monster week, hitting four homes while driving in 11 runs. He hit .385 over seven games, headlining MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week.

  • 05/10/2015 | Maddon content with Russell in No. 9 spot

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon has no plans to move hot-hitting Addison Russell out of the No. 9 spot in the lineup.

  • 05/10/2015 | Bryant grateful to Hanel for returning 1st HR ball

    The moment Kris Bryant's first Major League home run landed in the Brewers' bullpen on Saturday night, Marcus Hanel knew exactly what he would do with it.

  • 05/10/2015 | White Sox deciding how to utilize Rodon

    A decision has not officially been announced as to whether Carlos Rodon's next outing will be out of the bullpen or as a starter. But White Sox manager Robin Ventura stated Sunday that Rodon definitely won't be working in the upcoming three-game Brewers series after throwing 108 pitches Saturday night during his first Major League start.

  • 05/10/2015 | Bucs awaiting second opinion on prospect Kingham

    The Pirates are awaiting a second opinion on pitching prospect Nick Kingham, who left his start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday with what has only been described thus far as "elbow discomfort."

  • 05/10/2015 | Scouting profile: Keone Kela

    Pitching injuries have impacted the Texas Rangers for the past couple of seasons. This year is no different. That's why the emergence of right-handed pitching prospect Keone Kela has been so important to the Rangers' bullpen.

  • 05/10/2015 | Draft prospect Kaprielian pitching in mother's memory

    When James Kaprielian takes the mound at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium, there's one seat, to the left of the third base dugout, that draws his attention.That's the one dedicated to his late mother, Barbara, whom he tries to emulate after watching her battle cancer for 14 years.

  • 05/10/2015 | What's next for Rodon after impressive start?

    Carlos Rodon made his first Major League start during the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds at U.S. Cellular Field. Rodon was pretty close to dominant over six innings, striking out eight in the White Sox 8-2 victory to earn a split for the day.

  • 05/10/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 9

    Christian Binford settled in after the opening frame, holding Oklahoma City to two hits over his final four innings as Triple-A Omaha lost 6-1 on Saturday night.

  • 05/10/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 10

    The Naturals have won 13 of their last 15 after a doubleheader sweep at Arkansas. Andy Ferguson moved to 4-0 with a 0.85 ERA as he worked 5.2 innings, allowing a run, six hits and no walks plus three strikeouts.

  • 05/09/2015 | Plawecki displays advanced offensive potential

    New York Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki is being given an opportunity to show his ability on the big league stage. An injury to Travis d'Arnaud has provided Plawecki a chance to show he belongs in the big leagues. If not full-time now, perhaps sometime in the near future.

  • 05/09/2015 | Rodon nets 1st MLB win in nightcap vs. Reds

    Carlos Rodon's first Major League start was a highly successful effort, as Chicago's top prospect per gave up two runs over six innings in an 8-2 victory over the Reds Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field. The victory gave the White Sox a split of the doubleheader.

  • 05/09/2015 | Syndergaard arrives to get acclimated for debut

    The first person Noah Syndergaard called after learning about the Mets' plans for his Major League debut was probably an obvious choice this weekend. "My first call was to my mother," the Mets' top prospect said on Saturday after arriving at Citizens Bank Park.

  • 05/09/2015 | Barnes a fit in Boston's 'pen or as spot starter

    The Boston Red Sox have the luxury of plenty of organizational pitching depth that can be classified as Major League ready. Among those prospects is Matt Barnes, a lanky 6-foot-4, 210-pound right-hander, who was recalled on Saturday.

  • 05/09/2015 | Red Sox recall prospect Barnes from Triple-A

    The Red Sox recalled right-hander Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday and optioned infielder Travis Shaw in a corresponding move.

  • 05/09/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 8

    Casey Kotchman posted three hits, including a double, but Omaha dropped the series opener to Oklahoma City.

  • 05/08/2015 | White Sox monitoring Rodon's innings total

    Carlos Rodon's first big league start on Saturday against the Reds doesn't necessarily indicate the eventual rotation move for the left-hander officially is under way, as the White Sox continue to monitor his first-season innings total.

  • 05/08/2015 | Syndergaard's upside high, hard to match

    Noah Syndergaard's 2015 season got off to an inauspicious start. He came down with forearm stiffness in Spring Training, which pushed back his first start at the Mets' Triple-A club in Las Vegas. After scuffling in his first two outings, he had his third delayed when he came down with food poisoning.

  • 05/08/2015 | Mets to start Syndergaard Tuesday; Gee to DL

    The Mets are planning to fill a vacancy in their starting rotation with one of the game's top prospects, handing right-hander Noah Syndergaard his Major League debut on Tuesday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

  • 05/08/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 7

    J.C. Boscan's infield single in the eighth scored Jose Martinez, lifting Omaha to a home win.

  • 05/08/2015 | Graham's love for mom is conspicuous

    Twins pitcher J.R. Graham stands out on the diamond with his stirrups, but he only wants one fan, his mom, to take notice.

  • 05/08/2015 | Correa takes top spot among fantasy prospects

    Every week, the 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.

  • 05/08/2015 | Left-hander Rodon cut from special cloth

    When Carlos Rodon makes his first Major League start on Saturday, the White Sox would do well to make his spot in the rotation permanent.

  • 05/08/2015 | Path to the Draft: Teachers give Rodgers 80 for makeup

    To most people, Brendan Rodgers is known as the best high school prospect in the 2015 Draft class. That also means, of course, he's a senior in high school. For all of the talk about his skills on the field, he gets high marks for his work in the classroom as well.

  • 05/07/2015 | Lopez fires 5 scoreless in season debut for Potomac

    Nationals No. 4 prospect Reynaldo Lopez made his first of the season on Thursday and didn't disappoint. Lopez allowed two hits in five innings of work and struck out three.

  • 05/07/2015 | Bradley targets May 16 return; Corbin nears rehab stint

    If all goes well over the next week, it appears right-hander Archie Bradley will be on the mound May 16 when the D-backs take on the Phillies in Philadelphia.

  • 05/07/2015 | Tucker's first career hit paves way for Astros' win

    Preston Tucker made the most of his Major League debut on Thursday night, driving in the tying run in the ninth inning with his first career hit, a single, and helping the Astros to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory at Angel Stadium.

  • 05/07/2015 | Yankees sticking with Drew at 2B for now

    The Yankees continue to believe that Stephen Drew will hit enough to hold down the second-base job, but general manager Brian Cashman wants Jose Pirela to recognize a chance to break into the starting lineup.

  • 05/07/2015 | Who's hot, who's not among top hitting prospects

    By no means a complete list -- no complaints if your favorite player wasn't mentioned -- here's a top five list of who's hot and who's not over the 2015 Minor League season's opening month.

  • 05/07/2015 | Rays' Snell stretches 2015 scoreless streak to 33

    Rays No. 10 prospect Blake Snell fired six shutout frames for Double-A Montgomery on Thursday, stretching his scoreless-innings streak to 33 to start the season, and 36 dating back to 2014.

  • 05/07/2015 | Mets' Syndergaard tosses gem, goes deep

    Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard continued his recent tear on both the mound and at the plate for Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, as he went 3-for-4 with a 428-foot double and a 400-plus-foot home run to dead center while picking up the win with a solid eight-inning effort in the 51s' 14th straight win.

  • 05/07/2015 | Inbox: What's timetable for Peraza's callup?

    In the latest Inbox, Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fans' questions on the organization's timetable for Jose Peraza's callup, the front office's plans for this year's Draft and more.

  • 05/07/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: Would Astros take Rodgers?

    We've started ramping up the Draft coverage, with the Draft Top 100 Prospects list not too long ago (Top 200 coming soon), not to mention recent items on Draft prospects like Chris Betts, Jon Harris and news on two-sport standout Kyler Murray opting out of the Draft. So it just made sense to make this week's Inbox all about the Draft, 'bout the Draft, no Minors.

  • 05/07/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 6

    Bubba Starling, the Royals' 13th-ranked prospect, belted a pair of homers, while No. 5 prospect Miguel Almonte fired five scoreless innings to lead Double-A Northwest Arkansas to an 8-4 win over Springfield on Wednesday.

  • 05/07/2015 | Ray's stint with D-backs brief but impactful

    Rookie Robbie Ray made his season debut on Wednesday, making a splash on a wet day in Denver and giving the D-backs a strong start on the tail end of a successful doubleheader. Ray pitched six innings and let up one run on five hits, issuing no walks while striking out five, in a 5-1 win over the Rockies that wrapped up a few hours after Arizona completed a 13-7 Game 1 victory.

  • 05/07/2015 | Reed among Wednesday's top performers in Minors

    There are big nights at the plate, and then there was A.J. Reed's slugging clinic for Class A Advanced Lancaster on Wednesday. The Astros No. 12 prospect went 3-for-4 with three home runs and nine RBIs.

  • 05/06/2015 | Rosario homers on first pitch of career

    Twins prospect Eddie Rosario, starting two days after being called up from Triple-A Rochester, homered on the first pitch he saw from A's left-hander Scott Kazmir on Wednesday to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead. He became the first Twins player to homer on his first big league pitch and just the 29th player in Major League history to accomplish the feat.

  • 05/06/2015 | Yanks place Petit on DL, activate Pirela

    The Yankees placed Gregorio Petit on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right hand on Wednesday ahead of their series finale against the Blue Jays, and they activated Jose Pirela in a corresponding roster move.

  • 05/06/2015 | Samardzija drops appeal; Rodon to start

    Jeff Samardzija officially dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension, as announced in the White Sox notes for Wednesday's game with the Tigers, meaning the right-hander will begin serving his penalty.

  • 05/06/2015 | Hedges impressive in first start for Padres

    On a sunny afternoon at AT&T Park, catcher Austin Hedges wore the brightest smile, as he got his first big league hit -- an RBI single in the third inning -- and deftly handled Kennedy and two relievers as the Padres rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Giants in the prospect's first Major League start.

  • 05/06/2015 | Wieland struggles with fastball in first outing

    Joe Wieland's tryout set off the Miller Park fireworks machine. After four batters, the Brewers had four runs on two-run homers by Scooter Gennett and Adam Lind. Wieland regrouped after the five-run, 38-pitch first inning, but even an offense that leads MLB in home runs couldn't overcome that.

  • 05/06/2015 | Two-sport star Murray opting out of MLB Draft

    Scouts rated Allen (Texas) High infielder Kyler Murray as having one of the highest upsides in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. But in a tweet Wednesday morning, he confirmed what most of them suspected: The lure of playing quarterback at Texas A&amp;M was too strong to get him to turn pro in baseball at this point.

  • 05/06/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 5

    John Lamb pitched six strong innings, leading Omaha to a second straight win vs. Round Rock. The lefty kept the Express scoreless after a solo homer in the first, scattering five hits and three walks with three strikeouts.

  • 05/06/2015 | Betts is best bet to be top backstop taken in Draft

    A year ago, catcher Alex Jackson was taken early in the first round of the Draft by the Mariners. This year, Chris Betts, another Southern California high school backstop, is likely to be selected early. The left-handed hitting prospect is currently No. 21 on's Draft Top 100 list.

  • 05/05/2015 | Murphy hits 2 HRs, including walk-off winner

    Rockies No. 8 prospect Tom Murphy had not hit a home run in 16 games before Tuesday night's tilt. But the catcher launched two bombs in Connecticut, including a walk-off blast

  • 05/05/2015 | Angels' debuting rookie records walk-off rarity

    Carlos Perez's first Major League game went better than anyone could've imagined. With a sharp single in his first at-bat and a walk-off home run in his last, the 24-year-old catcher gave the Angels a 5-4 win over the Mariners that snapped a four-game losing streak.

  • 05/05/2015 | Gillaspie heating up for Class A Bowling Green

    Rays No. 5 prospect Casey Gillaspie has been tearing up Minor League pitchers lately. Tuesday night was an especially powerful 2-for-4 performance, which included two home runs and four RBIs.

  • 05/05/2015 | Matheny would prefer Cards don't draft son

    On a day when his son, Tate, was playing just a few miles west of Busch Stadium against Saint Louis University's baseball team, manager Mike Matheny reiterated his preference that the Cardinals not select the oldest of his five children in next month's First-Year Player Draft.

  • 05/05/2015 | Bryant showing impressive plate discipline

    Kris Bryant is doing things no Cubs player has done before. He's the first Cubs player since at least 1914 to reach base safely five times in a game twice within his first 16 games.

  • 05/05/2015 | Rehabbing starters Garcia, Gonzales progressing

    While the Cardinals continued with their rolling auditions for a new fifth starter on Tuesday, a pair of lefties who could fit into that mix soon, Jaime Garcia and Marco Gonzales are making progress in their respective rehab programs.

  • 05/05/2015 | Rosario to wait another day for first start

    Outfielder Eddie Rosario, who was officially recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Monday, was held out of the lineup on Tuesday, so his first career Major League start will have to wait.

  • 05/05/2015 | Draft prospect Harris has room to grow

    Missouri State will have another first-round pick this June in Jon Harris, who might have more upside than any of the Bears pitchers that have come before him. He has a deeper repertoire than any of them, with one area scout saying that all four of Harris' pitches can grade as plus and do so often.

  • 05/05/2015 | Ortiz, Vlad Jr. lead Top 30 International Prospects list

    This year's Top 30 International Prospects list includes 20 players from the Dominican Republic, nine from Venezuela, and one from Panama. No. 1 on the list is 16-year-old, 260-pound slugger Jhailyn Ortiz, who is expected to command a $4 million bonus. He's followed by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

  • 05/05/2015 | Buxton, Correa deliver walk-off winners

    Top prospects Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa came through for Chattanooga and Corpus Christi, respectively, with dramatic hits in the ninth inning to lift their teams to victory Monday night.

  • 05/04/2015 | Soler sits; Cubs name Minors' best for April

    Jorge Soler did not start Monday. Double-A Tennessee infielder Dan Vogelbach and Class A South Bend right-handed pitcher Jeremy Null were named the Cubs' Minor League player and pitcher of the month for April, respectively.

  • 05/04/2015 | Guerrero a valuable, versatile player

    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Alex Guerrero has had a bit of a roller-coaster ride with the Dodgers since defecting from Cuba as a free agent in 2013.

  • 05/04/2015 | Peterson could become everyday player

    The Atlanta Braves obtained an excellent multisport athlete when Jace Peterson was included in one of the many offseason moves made by the club. In mid-December, the San Diego Padres sent Peterson to the Braves along with pitcher Max Fried, third baseman Dustin Peterson and center fielder Mallex Smith for outfielder Justin Upton and pitcher Aaron Northcraft. It was a blockbuster trade that could help shape both clubs for years to come.

  • 05/04/2015 | Top prospect Crawford eyes return to action this week

    The Phillies are expected to get their top prospect back on the field Wednesday with the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers.

  • 05/04/2015 | Halos call up catcher Perez, designate Butera

    The Angels recalled catcher Carlos Perez from Triple-A Salt Lake and designated veteran backstop Drew Butera for assignment on Monday.

  • 05/04/2015 | Arcia's trip to DL opens up spot for Rosario

    The Twins placed outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain on Monday, and they recalled fellow outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester.

  • 05/04/2015 | Nothing more for Hedges to prove in Minors

    Austin Hedges will get a chance to show he can hit at the Major League level after the Padres promoted the catching prospect.

  • 05/04/2015 | Verrett returned to Mets from Rangers

    Right-hander Logan Verrett was returned to the Mets from the Rangers on Monday after he was designated for assignment on April 24 and cleared waivers.

  • 05/04/2015 | Syndergaard headlines Prospect Team of the Week

    Noah Syndergaard threw a seven-inning shutout in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday, then came back five days later with seven more scoreless innings. His performance was the most impressive among prospects for the week of April 27-May 3.

  • 05/04/2015 | Shortstops expected to headline Draft

    Two of three leading candidates to go No. 1 overall to the D-backs on June 8 in the 2015 First-Years player Draft play shortstop, and It's conceivable that shortstops could be the first two overall picks and the first three position players selected.

  • 05/04/2015 | Inbox: Allen's struggles a cause for concern?

    What is the level of concern over closer Cody Allen's subpar start? When should we expect top prospect Francisco Lindor to get called up? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers Indians fans' questions.

  • 05/04/2015 | Transition should be smooth for Hedges

    Ever since he was one of the best catching prospects in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, people have been talking about Austin Hedges' defense. It still is calling card, and it will continue to be now that he's been called up to the big leagues by the Padres.

  • 05/04/2015 | Padres promote No. 2 prospect Hedges

    Austin Hedges, regarded as one of the top catching prospects in baseball, joined the Padres on Monday as they were preparing to open a series at AT&T Park against the Giants.

  • 05/03/2015 | Butler's power arm has stock rising fast

    Ryan Butler hasn't been in the Padres' organization for a full year yet, though he is already moving fast. Not just through the system, but in terms of the velocity the 23-year-old right-hander offers to opposing hitters.

  • 05/03/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 2

    Omaha lost despite recording 14 hits to Colorado Springs' five. The Storm Chasers were 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to a career-best 16 games, going 2-for-4 plus an RBI. Merrifield's RBI followed a solo homer by Lane Adams in the second.

  • 05/05/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 4

    All nine starters had at least one hit as Omaha won the opener of an eight-game homestand. Whit Merrifield's single in the first moved his hitting streak to 18 games, which is the longest this year in professional baseball.

  • 05/04/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 3

    Omaha and Colorado Springs played to a 4-2 final for a second straight day, with the Storm Chasers coming out on top. Aaron Brooks had his best start of the year, fanning eight with no walks while allowing just one run over seven innings.

  • 05/02/2015 | Rockies recall lefty Roberts from Triple-A

    The Rockies purchased Ken Roberts' contract from Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, and designated righty reliever Jorge Rondon for assignment.

  • 05/02/2015 | Tucker headlines monthly Minor League awards

    It's a good time to be an Astro, and that extends beyond the first-place big league squad to every corner of the organization. Outfielder Preston Tucker took home Player of the Month honors in Triple-A Fresno.

  • 05/02/2015 | Swihart gets first hit in big league debut

    Ever since Blake Swihart was selected by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, he tried to envision what it would be like to throw on the gear and catch a game at Fenway Park. Saturday afternoon, a day after Ryan Hanigan suffered a broken bone in his right hand, Swihart got to find out. He batted ninth for the Red Sox in a rivalry showdown with the Yankees.

  • 05/01/2015 | Royals Minor League report: May 1

    Omaha is 1-1 at Colorado Springs after a lopsided loss on Friday. Colorado native Luke Hochevar continued his rehab assignment, allowing seven runs. Four of his five outs were strikeouts.

  • 05/02/2015 | Touted Foltynewicz earns win in his first start

    Experiencing his first Major League start did not feel nearly as foreign to Mike Foltynewicz as stepping into the batter's box. But the highly regarded pitching prospect handled both challenges in a successful manner and gave the Braves more reason to be excited about the possibility that he will be a part of their starting rotation for many years to come.

  • 05/01/2015 | Padres Minors Report: May 1

    Ryan Butler continued his impressive start to the Minor League season.

  • 05/01/2015 | Hanigan breaks right hand; Swihart called up

    Already without Christian Vazquez for the season, the Red Sox suffered another substantial blow to their catching depth on Friday night when Ryan Hanigan suffered a fracture to the fifth metacarpal in his right hand. Blake Swihart, ranked as the No. 1 catching prospect by, was recalled from Triple-A and is batting ninth on Saturday.

  • 05/01/2015 | Cards call up Socolovich, option Cooney

    The Cardinals called up right-hander Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis before Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • 05/01/2015 | First Majors homer shows Russell he belongs

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave Addison Russell Wednesday off so the 21-year-old infielder could catch his breath, sit back and watch the game. The message Maddon was trying to convey was that Russell belongs here. On Friday, Russell proved it.

  • 05/01/2015 | Astros prospect Moran fractures jaw

    Even with a walk-off win at the big league level, the Astros organization got some dour news Thursday night when touted third baseman Colin Moran suffered a non-displaced fracture in his jaw at Double-A Corpus Christi.

  • 05/01/2015 | Yanks keeping tabs on Pirela at Triple-A

    As they prepare to begin the second month of the season, the Yankees are keeping a close eye on Jose Pirela's progress on a Minor League rehabilitation assignment, as well as the advances of their rehabbing players at the team complex in Tampa, Fla.

  • 05/01/2015 | Nesbitt may get bigger role in Tigers' bullpen

    Though only one of Tigers rookie Angel Nesbitt's eight Major League appearances have come in games that were closer than four runs, the goal is to get him to the point where he's an option for higher-leverage situations.

  • 05/01/2015 | Gatewood's MRI results show bruised knee

    The Brewers on Friday were bracing for results of an MRI scan of No. 5 prospect Jake Gatewood's right knee, which he appeared to seriously injure while playing shortstop for Class A Wisconsin on Wednesday.

  • 05/01/2015 | Dodgers' Seager homers, promoted to Triple-A

    Dodgers No. 1 prospect Corey Seager played his final game at Double-A Tulsa on Thursday night, and he went out on a high note. The No. 7 overall prospect belted a 404-foot home run -- his fifth of the year -- before being lifted from the contest in the fourth inning, promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

  • 05/01/2015 | Lindor tops list of fantasy prospects in Minors

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  • 05/01/2015 | Solis spins 2 shutout innings in MLB debut

    Nationals left-hander Sammy Solis made his Major League debut during Thursday's 8-2 victory over the Mets. Solis, the Nationals' No. 28 prospect, pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out a batter -- Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson.