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Right-handed pitcher Alex Reyes, the Cardinals' top prospect and the No. 16 overall prospect in the Major Leagues according to MLBPipeline.com, was pulled from his start for Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday after tossing only 57 pitches over three innings. Due to Monday's rainout at Citi Field, St. Louis may be in need of a spot starter on Saturday when the club faces the Marlins. Reyes' sudden departure could indicate he's a candidate to make his MLB debut in Miami.
Scott Schebler came up clutch in a couple of big spots for Triple-A Louisville, leading his team to a, 4-3 victory over Charlotte in 10 innings on Tuesday. While scoring the winning run in a walk-off victory is thrilling enough, the Reds' No. 15 prospect had another reason to celebrate. He went 5-for-5 with two RBIs and hit for the cycle, the first cycle for Louisville since Chris Dickerson did it on the same date nine years ago.
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Wednesday in Minor League action:
Ranger Suarez can now add a no-hitter to his baseball resume. The Phillies prospect completed his first professional no-hitter as he led Class A Short Season Williamsport to a, 4-0 win, over Auburn in seven innings.
Alex Bregman's next stop could be in left field.
Joey Gallo, the Rangers' No. 1 prospect per MLBPipeline.com, was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. Gallo was on his way to Globe Life Park at the time of the announcement, but there was no indication if he would be available for Tuesday night's game against the A's.
The Royals recalled top prospect Raul Mondesi from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday and optioned infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield to Omaha.
Cubs No. 4 prospect Eloy Jimenez was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.
After a lengthy day of cross-country travel, Rockies prospect David Dahl finally arrived at Camden Yards on Monday just before 5:00 p.m. ET, ready to make his Major League debut.
Alex Bregman didn't get a hit in his Major League debut on Monday night, but he electrified the Minute Maid Park faithful when he just missed a grand slam, while playing some nifty third base.
D-backs right-hander Braden Shipley wasn't as nervous as he thought he might be for his big league debut Monday night, but he also didn't get the result he was hoping for, as the Brewers beat the D-backs, 7-2, at Miller Park.
The Yankees made it clear that it wouldn't be cheap to pry Aroldis Chapman and his high-octane fastball from their grip, but when the Cubs agreed late on Sunday to part with top prospect Gleyber Torres, general manager Brian Cashman knew it was time to strike a deal.
It may have felt like forever for some, but Astros No. 1 prospect Alex Bregman is officially a Major League ballplayer. In a fitting twist of fate or pure coincidence, Bregman will make his debut in front of more than 50 friends and family members Monday night against his mother's favorite team, the New York Yankees.
The Phillies placed utility infielder Andres Blanco on the 15-day disabled list on Monday because of a broken left index finger. He is scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss at least a month. The team recalled Triple-A Lehigh Valley infielder Taylor Featherston to take Blanco's spot on the 25-man roster.
The Yankees have dealt flamethrowing closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs for a four-player package that includes promising shortstop Gleyber Torres, MLB.com has learned.
As trade rumors and reports swirled late Sunday night, Brad Zimmer and Clint Frazier were called into Double-A Akron manager Dave Wallace's office. The outfielders were told that the time had come to pack their bags. Zimmer and Frazier -- ranked by MLBPipeline.com as Cleveland's No. 1 and No. 2 prospects, respectively -- were both promoted to Triple-A Columbus.
The latest edition of MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week (July 18-24) is led by a trio of Diazes in Isan Diaz, Yandy Diaz and Lewin Diaz, each of whom had big weeks for their respective clubs.
Theo Epstein and the Cubs have agreed to a deal to acquire left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The clubs have not confirmed. It's the kind of move the Cubs have been putting themselves in position to make for a couple years. They've gotten themselves in a strong position, and now they're pushing their chips to the middle of the table.
Trevor Story, now the record holder for home runs by a National League rookie shortstop (27), spent last offseason in Scottsdale, Ariz., when he was just a prospect trying to take advantage of the Rockies' Salt River Fields at Talking Stick facility. And Monday he welcomed one of his offseason housemates to the Majors.
Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.
The Rockies have promoted their No. 2 prospect, outfielder David Dahl, to the big leagues. Dahl, 22, was hitting a combined .314 with 18 home runs and 61 RBIs between two Minor League stops.
The Astros have announced plans to promote Alex Bregman to the big leagues on Monday, barely more than a year after they signed him as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 Draft.
Dodgers rookie Andrew Toles replaced Yasiel Puig in right field Saturday night in St. Louis due to tightness in Puig's right hamstring and was in the lineup again Sunday night as his replacement. Toles rocketed through the Minors after signing with Los Angeles last October and is making an impact as a left-handed bat when the Dodgers need it most.
When the Nationals sent Lucas Giolito to the Minors after his last Major League start, they pointed to the fact that he would need more work on his offspeed pitches.
With the big league rotation in disarray, the D-backs have decided to get some help from the farm system by calling up No. 1 prospect Braden Shipley to start on Monday. Whether it's more than a one-start stopgap remains to be seen, but here is what to expect from the right-hander.
It may have felt like forever for some, but Astros No. 1 prospect Alex Bregman is officially a Major League ballplayer.
During his first month in the Major Leagues, Adam Frazier has impressed. Power, however, is not an area in which the Pirates' super-utility player has excelled.
The shoulder discomfort that ended Tyler Glasnow's PNC Park debut has landed the Pirates' top prospect on the disabled list.
Instead of bumping the entire rotation up a day, the D-backs promoted 24-year-old right-hander Braden Shipley from Triple-A Reno to make his first career start on Monday against Milwaukee.
Gabriel Quintana scored a walk-off run for the second time in as many extra-inning wins for Double-A San Antonio on Saturday night and right-hander Chris Huffman allowed one earned run in five innings for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore as the Missions as the Storm continued its strong second half start.
The Midwest League is notorious for dampening the power of young hitters. Apparently no one told that to Isan Diaz. The Brewers' No. 11 prospect slugged a pair of home runs on Saturday, including a walk-off shot to propel Class A Wisconsin past Lake County, 9-8. Diaz also hit a triple in the contest en route to finishing 3-for-4, while his six RBIs represented a new career high.
Only Mother Nature could stop Heliot Ramos on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Ramos, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound Puerto Rican outfielder, stole the show in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Game, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs to lead the National team to a 5-4 victory over the American team in seven innings.
Ryan Vilade took quite a liking to Wrigley Field on his first-ever trip to Chicago. Vilade, an infielder out of Frisco (Texas) High School, outslugged seven other of the country's top prep players Saturday to win the Eastbay Home Run Derby, which preceded the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field.
It was bound to happen at some point for White Sox top prospect Carson Fulmer, who is looking to rebound from his first rough relief outing.
The Astros announced the signing of Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra, as well as four other international prospects, on Saturday evening.
Red Sox prospect Andrew Benintendi excelled during his professional debut in left field for Double-A Portland in Friday's 11-3 win over Binghamton, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs with six putouts. Since being drafted No. 7 overall by the Red Sox in the 2015 MLB Draft, Benintendi had only played center field.
Right-hander Lucas Giolito, the top prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, will pitch for the Nationals on Sunday against the Padres, manager Dusty Baker announced Saturday.
The A's placed catcher Stephen Vogt on the family medical leave list on Saturday and called up Bruce Maxwell from Triple-A Nashville.
Dan Vogelbach sure knows how to make an introduction. Playing in his first game with Triple-A Tacoma since being traded from the Cubs to the Mariners on Wednesday, Vogelbach went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
The Astros have been busy on the international market since the signing period began on July 2, and they are once again in the final stages of adding another international prospect to the organization. According to industry sources, the club is finalizing a $1.5 million deal with Cuban infielder Anibal Sierra.
The Dodgers optioned left-hander Julio Urias to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled infielder/catcher Austin Barnes before starting a three-game series against the Cardinals on Friday night.
Baseball's top prospects -- the stars of tomorrow -- could be worth stashing on your fantasy-baseball roster today.
The Padres have agreed to terms with 19-year-old Cuban outfielder Jorge Ona, the team announced Friday.
Most 20-year-olds are still in college, trying to decide what to do with their lives beyond those four years. But Drew Finley isn't like most 20-year-olds.
Though the Cubs are on the road in Milwaukee, Wrigley Field still will be packed with talented young players on Saturday. The ninth annual Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, one of the highlights of the summer showcase circuit, will feature 40 high school standouts. The game will be broadcast live on MLB Network and simulcast on MLB.com, starting at 4 p.m. ET.
It's been a stellar month for Marlins No. 24 prospect Jeff Brigham. The 24-year-old righty turned in yet another impressive performance Thursday, tossing seven scoreless innings and striking out a season-best 10 batters.
Alex Bregman finished his four-day stay at Dell Diamond on Thursday and was met with a steady stream of reporters asking him if he was ready to stay in Texas a little longer. Bregman, the Astros' top prospect who's tearing it up for Triple-A Fresno, appears to be big league ready and is simply waiting on the call to Houston.
General manager Matt Klentak said the Phillies have been "very active" with trade discussions over the past few days. That is not surprising, because they have a host of players who could help a contender.
Right-hander Adrian Houser, who pitched in two Major League games for Milwaukee last September, had Tommy John surgery in Milwaukee and is expected to be sidelined at least 12 months. Brewers head physician William Raasch performed the surgery.
Orioles No. 1 prospect Hunter Harvey will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, a source told MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo on Thursday. The club has not confirmed.
Jim Callis answers questions about where Yulieski Gurriel would rank if he were a prospect, the Braves' Kyle Muller, and comparing Dan Vogelbach and Josh Bell.
Ten was the magic number for a pair of Dodgers pitchers on Wednesday night as both Jose De Leon and Yadier Alvarez struck out 10 hitters in their respective starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City and Class A Great Lakes.
The Padres have added another top international prospect to their Minor League system. On Tuesday, Jorge Ona, 19, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound outfielder from Havana, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball. A day later, Ona, ranked No. 8 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, signed with the Padres.
Mariners first-round Draft pick Kyle Lewis will miss the remainder of the season after a home-plate collision on Tuesday resulted in a knee injury that will require surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, as well as a torn medial and lateral meniscus.
Not much has even been expected of Angels catcher Juan Graterol -- he's never cracked the club's top 30 prospects on MLBPipeline.com -- but yet as he prepared to lace up his cleats Wednesday, he found himself in the Major Leagues.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto says Wednesday's swap of Mike Montgomery to the Cubs isn't a sign of selling this year as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, but rather getting the best deal for a hot player in order to help his franchise for this season and beyond with the addition of Minor League prospects Dan Vogelbach and Paul Blackburn.
Alex Bregman, the Astros' top prospect who's dominated Minor League pitching this year, made his first start of the season in left field for Triple-A Fresno in Wednesday's game at Round Rock.
The Cubs added what they hope will be a key piece to the bullpen on Wednesday, acquiring left-handed reliever Mike Montgomery from the Mariners for Minor League prospects Dan Vogelbach and Paul Blackburn. The Cubs also get Minor League right-handed pitcher Jordan Pries in the deal.
Blake Snell continued to validate his preseason hype as the Rays' top-ranked prospect after leading Tampa Bay to a 10-1 rout of the Rockies on Tuesday at Coors Field.
Former All-Star shortstop Cesar Izturis said his son, Cesar Izturis Jr., has signed with the Mariners as an international free agent. The Mariners have not announced a deal.
Blue Jays No. 3 prospect Sean Reid-Foley was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.
While they have a spot in their starting rotation free, the Nationals wanted to take the opportunity to see what their young pitching prospects could do in the Majors. It started with Lucas Giolito, baseball's top prospect, earlier this month and continued with the debut of hard-throwing right-hander Reynaldo Lopez on Tuesday night.
There undoubtedly will be plenty of deals between now and Aug. 1, this year's non-waiver Trade Deadline. The Red Sox have already been a bit busy, getting pitchers Brad Ziegler and Drew Pomeranz and infielder Aaron Hill.
The Pirates brought their battery off the disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Brewers at PNC Park. Pittsburgh activated starter Jameson Taillon, as anticipated, and brought back catcher Francisco Cervelli along with him.
Barely a month after signing his first professional contract, Brewers second round Draft pick Lucas Erceg has earned a promotion. The third baseman is moving from Rookie-level Helena to Class A Wisconsin, where he will join a roster that already features a top third-base prospect in Jake Gatewood.
The Dodgers were hoping Clayton Kershaw's injured back would heal in time for him to start Thursday against the Nationals. Instead, the ace is back in Los Angeles resting after suffering a setback following his bullpen session Saturday.
Another top Cuban teenage prospect is officially on the market. Jorge Ona, 19, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound outfielder from Havana, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball on Tuesday and is free to sign with a team.
Right-hander Kyle Zimmer, the Royals' No. 2-ranked prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, has been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and will miss the remainder of the season.
The Braves' top two prospects, Dansby Swanson and Sean Newcomb, were among the top prospect performers in the Minors as they helped Double-A Mississippi to a 5-0 win on Monday night.
Yoan Moncada's power surge continued on Monday night as the Red Sox's No. 1 prospect hit a pair of home runs and drove in four runs to lead Double-A Portland past Trenton, 11-4.
This week's Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week features a pair of Carolina League teammates and a pair of Futures Game participants who were opponents in San Diego. Three of this week's squad came from the 2015 Draft class, including a first-round pick just getting his pro career going in earnest.
Astros outfield prospect Daz Cameron will miss the rest of the season after he was diagnosed with a broken left index finger on July 7.
Twins No. 1 prospect Jose Berrios was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.
Carson Fulmer realized the first hitter he'd face in his Major League career was going to be Albert Pujols as Fulmer entered in the seventh inning of the Angels' 8-1 victory Sunday.
After hitting .235 in 51 at-bats since getting called up from Triple-A, Brandon Nimmo is headed back to Las Vegas. He and Michael Conforto will again trade teams, as they did when Nimmo got the call three weeks ago.
Reynaldo Lopez, the Nationals' fifth-ranked prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com, will make his Major League debut on Tuesday against the Dodgers, manager Dusty Baker confirmed after Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Pirates.
Pirates rookie right-hander Jameson Taillon and catcher Francisco Cervelli came off the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against the Brewers.
Traded three times in his career and twice during the offseason, Myles Jaye is settling in as a member of the Detroit Tigers' organization.
No pitch count could keep Justin Marks from history on Saturday night. The Triple-A Durham left-hander was forced to throw 130 pitches but notched his first career no-hitter, firing nine dominant innings in a 2-0 win over Syracuse.
A perfect 1.000 on-base percentage wasn't enough to keep Josh Bell in the Major Leagues.
A's rookie third baseman Ryon Healy stepped to the plate in the second inning of Saturday's 5-4 win over the Blue Jays in search of his first career hit, having never faced a knuckleball pitcher in his life. If he was worried, he didn't show it.
The Cubs may have a key bullpen piece already on the roster in Carl Edwards Jr. Manager Joe Maddon says he just has to be careful with the 24-year-old right-hander.
Jake Thompson's recent run of dominance continued on Friday night as fired seven scoreless innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, which shut out Buffalo, 10-0.
The Brewers added at least one more player to their farm system Friday at the deadline to sign 2016 Draft picks, agreeing to a $127,814 bonus for prep left-hander Blake Lillis, the team's 25th-round selection.
The Astros signed 15 of their top 16 Draft picks and 31 of 40 overall by the time Friday's deadline for signing them arrived, missing on seventh-rounder Tyler Buffett, a pitcher from Oklahoma St.
A complete breakdown of which 2016 Draft picks from the first 10 rounds have agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments.
The Dodgers announced the signings of three more selections from the 2016 MLB Draft before Friday's 2 p.m. PT deadline, bringing the total to 33 signed of the 42 picked.
The D-backs signed five more of their selections from the 2016 Draft before Friday's 2 p.m. MST deadline. They signed 31 of their 40 picks.
The Cardinals' troubles in relief have led the organization to give the bullpen a hard look as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. One option the team continues to explore is bringing up Alex Reyes from Triple-A Memphis, but what his first role in the Major Leagues might be remains uncertain.
As the 2016 Draft signing deadline came and went on Friday, just two of the 316 players selected within the first 10 rounds went unsigned.
The Orioles have agreed to terms with seventh-round Draft pick Preston Palmeiro, a source told MLB.com on Friday.
When their lineup required a boost, the White Sox summoned their second-best prospect, shortstop Tim Andreson, to Chicago in early June. With their pitching staff needing some help a month later, they're calling up their top prospect, right-hander Carson Fulmer.
The White Sox purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer, their top-rated prospect, from Double-A Birmingham, among three moves made on Friday.
When discussing why he was willing to trade Anderson Espinoza, one of the best pitching prospects in baseball, Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski cited the emergence of Michael Kopech, another right-handed pitching prospect, as one reason. Kopech showed why in a dominant outing on Wednesday night, during which he hit 105 mph with a second-inning fastball.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished a triple shy of the cycle in his first-career four-hit game, though his big game was ultimately spoiled as Rookie-level Bluefield's bullpen allowed eight runs over the final two innings to fall to Princeton, 10-6
Tom Murphy's hot streak continued Thursday as he hit for the cycle in Triple-A Albuquerque's 12-8 win over Memphis. He accomplished the feat in dramatic fashion, too, legging out a triple in his final at-bat in the bottom of the eighth inning to finish the game 4-for-5 at the plate.
Trades! I was going to come up with a more intricate or artful way to begin this piece, but at this time of year, that single word is enticing, distracting and titillating enough to get the job done, don't you think? The non-waiver Trade Deadline is a mere 17 days away, so it's time to get serious about this swapping season.
A pair of Blue Jays hurlers entered the record books on Thursday night by combining to toss a six-inning no-hitter for Class A Lansing in a 1-0 loss against Peoria in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
The Marlins have signed their first-round Draft pick, left-hander Braxton Garrett.
As it turns out, Drew Pomeranz's first All-Star Game appearance was also his last at Petco Park as a member of the Padres.
Welcome to the first post-Futures Game Inbox. I decided to spread the questions around in this edition. I'll be taking a look at the Top 100 (and upcoming re-rank), the Competitive Balance Lottery and a query about unsigned draft picks. Dig in.
When the Cubs charged into the postseason last October, they were a 97-win team on a 46-19 run. It was clear they would be dangerous despite having two parts of their team that provided their opponents with matchup advantages.
Now that Jason Groome is an official member of the Red Sox after signing a $3.65 million contract on Friday, he is eager to get a uniform on and start his professional career.
The Marlins ended up paying more, but the organization is hopeful it will be worth it to secure the services of prep outfielder Thomas Jones, their third-round pick in the MLB Draft.
The International League hit as many home runs as it allowed hits (three), a formula that resulted in a 4-2 victory over the Pacific Coast League in the annual Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday night. The win was the fourth straight and the seventh in the last eight games for the IL, which secured home-team advantage in the Triple-A National Championship Game in September.
Elniery Garcia flirted with history as he led Class A Advanced Clearwater to a 4-0 win over Palm Beach on Wednesday night. The 21-year-old lefty was unhittable for seven innings, and although a leadoff single ended his no-hit bid in the eighth, Garcia still spun his best start of the year.
As Chris Marrero stood on the field at BB&T Ballpark, moments after receiving Top Star honors in the International League's 4-2 win over the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game, he turned to see two of his teammates rushing toward him, big orange coolers in tow. Marrero tried to run. But his effort wasn't enough, as orange liquid flew through the air and drenched his back.
Ninety games into the Double-A season, Dylan Cozens' 24 home runs are paired with 16 stolen bases. Only three times in Major League history has a player his size swiped that many bags throughout a 162-game schedule.
A great five-day celebration of Major League Baseball in San Diego was capped by an unexpected announcement Tuesday evening at Petco Park during the Opening Ceremonies of the 87th All-Star Game.
The Braves made a big splash at the start of the international signing period on July 2, landing shortstop Kevin Maitan, No. 1 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list and the crown jewel of this year's class. The Padres reeled in six of the Top 30, and the A's signed Cuban phenom Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros.
The Mets have signed the second of their two first-round picks from the 2016 Draft, Connecticut left-hander Anthony Kay, the club announced on Wednesday.
Three days after playing in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego, Padres prospects Hunter Renfroe and Carlos Asuaje were in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday representing the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game.
Marlins No. 30 prospect Destin Hood decided to play baseball professionally rather than play football at the University of Alabama. It is a decision that many have questioned, but one he doesn't regret.
Twins No. 5 prospect Stephen Gonsalves was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.
On Sunday, Justin Dunn, the 19th pick in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the New York Mets, made his home debut for the Brooklyn Cyclones, pitching in front of his mom, his dad, Ed Dunn, and over 20 members of his family.
Jim Callis ranks the 10 best young talents who'll play in Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star Game at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte.
Braves prospect Kolby Allard and Rangers prospect Lewis Brinson were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.
General manager Jerry Dipoto finds himself in an interesting position as the Mariners head toward the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline hovering just over .500 at 45-44 coming out of the All-Star break.
It wasn't pretty, but a quartet of hurlers made history Monday night. The Montgomery Biscuits used four pitchers to toss a combined no-hitter and beat Double-A Jackson, 2-1.
The latest edition of MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week (July 4 - July 10) is led by outfielder David Dahl (Rockies' No. 2) and third baseman Hunter Dozier (Royals' No. 14, both of whom enjoyed monstrous weeks at the plate before representing the United States in the 2016 SiriusXM Futures Game on Sunday night.
Those who played in the Futures Game as impressed with their teammates' and opponents' performances as anyone else. While Yoan Moncada was a deserving MVP for his go-ahead home run (not to mention his single and stolen base) in the eighth inning, he's far from the only one who stood out during Sunday's prospect showcase.
It was the spring of 2015, and Willie Calhoun really had only one chance at this. The Dodgers had invited him to their pre-Draft workout in Los Angeles, 378 miles south of his hometown of Benicia, Calif. And Calhoun, generously listed at 5-foot-8, was the shortest of the bunch.
Josh Naylor on Sunday put on a show in batting practice, belting seven home runs and impressing with his pure power. The 19-year-old remained locked in during the game, delivering a couple of singles and an RBI for the World Team in its 11-3 victory over the United States squad in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park.
Tying the Tigers into the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game history sounds like an odd endeavor, given the travails of Detroit's system. However, the Tigers have gotten a lot of use out of the midseason showcase over the years.
Brewers prospect Josh Hader's brief but impressive appearance in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday in San Diego showed why a recent wave of scouts have praised the left-hander and suggested he is on his way to a substantial Major League career.
Yoan Moncada had two hits, including a two-run homer that gave the World team a 4-3 lead it would not relinquish, en route to becoming the first player from Cuba to be named Futures Game MVP.
Only 19 years old and in Class A ball, Eloy Jimenez must feel like he's a long way from Wrigley Field. But he used an appearance in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday to showcase the two-way skills that could get him there quicker than you might think.
The Futures Game is the first time that we get top prospects in front of the Statcast tracking system, and the results from Sunday night's gamer were spectacular. Suddenly, we know a lot more about how fast, how far, and how much all of these prospects can offer.
There is no well-manicured outfield grass where Dovydas Neverauskas comes from. No second decks in the stands. No comfortable clubhouses like the one in which he stood at Petco Park on Sunday afternoon. Technically speaking, there are no baseball fields.
Ryon Healy, hitting .325 between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Nashville this season, took his talents to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a walk as designated hitter for the U.S. Team, which lost to the World Team, 11-3.
At 19 and in low-A ball, Eloy Jimenez must feel like he's a long way from Wrigley Field. But he used an appearance in the Futures Game to showcase the two-way skills that could get him there quicker than you might think.
With the World Team threatening to tie the score at 3, David Dahl fielded a single up the middle from Carlos Asuaje, and threw a 96.7-mph strike to home plate to nail Josh Naylor and end the inning. Dahl's throw helped retain a 3-2 U.S. Team lead.
Here are 10 players, led by MVP Yoan Moncada, who provided memorable SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game moments in the World's 11-3 victory over the U.S. on Sunday in San Diego.
Manuel Margot wasted no time acclimating himself to center field at Petco Park. The Padres' top prospect showed off his elite glove, robbing the Cardinals' Carson Kelly of a home run in the sixth inning of Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park.
Clint Coulter broke out of his slump in a big way on Sunday as he went 5-for-6 with a game-tying home run and a double, although it wasn't enough to keep Class A Advanced Brevard County from falling to Bradenton in 11 innings, 6-5.
U.S. Team catcher Chance Sisco, the No. 3 prospect in the Orioles system according to MLBPipeline.com, homered with one out in the fourth inning of Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park.
If this was about sending a message to the Astros, Alex Bregman, the club's No. 1 prospect, could not have done more. As the Astros contemplate when to add him to the Major League club, Bregman made a significant statement of his own.
As the Cardinals are busy considering ways to improve their fracturing bullpen, top prospect Alex Reyes delivered the sort of performance in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game that suggests the organization might already have its solution.
Having Billy Bean, who is MLB's vice president of social responsibility and inclusion, on the U.S. coaching staff and Curtis Pride, who is MLB's ambassador for inclusion, on the World staff at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, was meaningful. These are interactions that Bean, who is gay, and Pride, who is deaf, hope will have a lasting impact on this next generation of stars.
Nate Smith was selected to represent the Angels in this year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. This time next year, odds are he won't be eligible.
One of the highlights of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures actually comes before the game, when 30 of the game's best position prospects take batting practice. Several players showed off their pop Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.
Drew Anderson made history in his Class A Advanced debut Sunday as he along with two other Clearwater hurlers combined to throw a nine-inning no-hitter in a 4-0 win over St. Lucie. It was the second no-hitter thrown in the Florida State League this season
Below is a recap of each player's performance from the 18th edition of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park, an 11-3 win for the World Team over the United States.
General manager Neal Huntington knows the small sample size monster is rearing its head in light of Josh Bell's sudden success.
It was a rough afternoon for Nate Smith, the Angels' top pitching prospect and their lone representative for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, back on May 28 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He lasted four innings, surrendered 10 runs on 10 hits and walked three batters, just for good measure.
Of the 50 players who were on the rosters of last year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, half have gone on to the big leagues. That really should be the only information needed to convince fans to watch this year's game.
With each start, Cody Ponce is showing improvement. That certainly was the case on Saturday night as the Brewers' No. 8 prospect established career highs with 12 strikeouts in six scoreless innings for Class A Advanced Brevard County.
When Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and his new regime took over last October, they inherited a young power-hitting outfield prospect named Tyler O'Neill whose resume was heavy on home runs and strikeouts.
Heralded Yankees prospect Aaron Judge has been placed on the Minor League disabled list due to a mild PCL sprain and a bone bruise on his left knee, the team announced Saturday.
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Read about Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman of Cespedes Family Barbecue's month-long coast-to-coast road trip, during which they dropped in on as many top prospects as possible en route to the Futures Game in San Diego.
Most references to the Mets' farm system these days include lamentations over the state of things. The Mets traded away so much of their upper-levels talent to acquire Yoenis Cespedes and friends at last year's Trade Deadline. Most other prospects of note have long since graduated to the big leagues, prompting even general manager Sandy Alderson to say recently that "there's no question our farm system is not quite as healthy today as it was."
The 2016 season hasn't gone the way Ricardo Pinto planned. But being named one of two Phillies prospects to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game has given the 22-year-old right-hander new fuel for the second half.
Phillies outfield prospect Dylan Cozens has a busy week ahead of him. Of course, all this comes as a result of being the most prolific power hitter in the Minor Leagues this season.
Chance Adams is opening eyes in his first full professional campaign. The Yankees' No. 19 prospect was at his best Saturday as he fired six no-hit innings for Double-A Trenton in a 5-0 shutout of Richmond. He fanned six hitters in the outing and issued one walk, with 58 of his 78 pitches going for strikes in the outing.
The Dodgers' representatives in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game might be in the big league club's not-too-distant future. Jharel Cotton is a starting pitcher with the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers, and he will be on the World Team. Willie Calhoun is an infielder with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, and he will be on the U.S. Team.
Hard-throwing reliever J.T. Chargois is enjoying a breakout season in the Minor Leagues that already saw him get his first taste of the Majors, and now he's been rewarded by getting selected to appear in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at San Diego's Petco Park on Sunday.
For the final two games of the first half, the Cubs decided they needed a little more experience on the bench, and recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday. Jeimer Candelario was optioned to Iowa to make room on the roster.
Domination is the best way to describe right-hander Reynaldo Lopez's performance this season. Check out these numbers: In 16 starts, Lopez, the Nationals' No. 5 prospect, has a combined 109 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings with a 3.19 ERA for Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse.
Julio Urias will pitch in relief at Triple-A Oklahoma City and, likely, for the Dodgers later this year. The 19-year-old was rushed to the big leagues at the end of May because of injuries and he made eight starts for the Dodgers, going 1-2 with a 4.95 ERA.
To call Dovydas Neverauskas' journey to this moment "unlikely" wouldn't do it justice. There is essentially no comparison to his ascent from Vilnius, Lithuania, to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
Sergio Romo, who knows a thing or two about pitching, said the Giants have two legitimate prospects in right-hander Phil Bickford and left-hander Adalberto Mejia, who will represent the organization in Sunday's 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at San Diego.
For Orioles catching prospect Chance Sisco, Sunday's Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego will be a homecoming of sorts. In 2013, Baltimore drafted Sisco in the second round out of Santiago High School in Corona, Calif., which is about 100 miles north of Petco Park.
With a crop of young players including Jose Fernandez, Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich already established as the core of the Marlins, there's one more who could be on a fast track to join them. Josh Naylor, the club's first-round pick in the 2015 Draft, is that player. The first baseman will represent the Marlins in San Diego during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday at Petco Park, which will air live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 7 p.m. ET.
A's corner-infield prospect Ryon Healy will represent the organization at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday at Petco Park in San Diego.
D-backs manager Chip Hale had his first chance to see left-handed starter Anthony Banda, who will participate in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, during Spring Training, where he was one of the young pitchers who caught Hale's eye.
Willy Adames, Chih-Wei Hu, and Ryne Stanek represented the Rays at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which kicked off the All-Star Game festivities on Sunday at Petco Park.
Blue Jays fans could get a glimpse at a pair of promising young arms during Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Games at Petco Park in San Diego.
When Jacob Barnes first saw fellow Brewers pitching prospect Josh Hader take the mound, he understood immediately why everybody compared the lanky-left-hander to White Sox ace Chris Sale.
A potential future ace and the projected heir to perhaps the best catcher in franchise history will get an opportunity to shine among the Minors' best Sunday when a pair of Cardinals prospects participate in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
The Orioles added a fresh arm to their bullpen before Saturday's game against the Angels, recalling right-hander Jason Garcia from Double-A Bowie. Garcia took the roster spot of righty Mike Wright, who was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after he threw 4 2/3 innings in relief on Friday night.
Only the rain could stop Ofelky Peralta on Friday night. The Orioles' No. 14 prospect fired a rain-shortened, five-inning no-hitter as Class A Delmarva defeated Hagerstown, 5-0. It was the third no-hitter in Shorebirds history and the first since John Means fired a seven-inning no-no on July 31, 2015.
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As Dansby Swanson prepares to compete against some of baseball's other elite prospects during Sunday's Sirius XM Futures Game at Petco Park, there is reason to believe he will appropriately introduce himself to the baseball world.
Carson Fulmer arrived in San Diego on Friday, ready to compete in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday at Petco Park, with first pitch on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. CT.
Padres prospects Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje and Hunter Renfroe will all take part in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be broadcast live on MLB Network and MLB.com Sunday at 4 p.m. PT. The inclusion of Margot and Asuaje on the World Team roster is further evidence that the Craig Kimbrel trade is paying dividends for San Diego.
The Padres have been busy since the international signing period began Saturday, and their latest international acquisition is their biggest to date.
Gary Sanchez has received two brief tastes of life in the big leagues, and the power-hitting backstop had another chance to show off his skills on Sunday at Petco Park, when he caught in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
The Rockies will send right-hander pitcher Jeff Hoffman and outfielders David Dahl and Raimel Tapia -- three of their top six prospects according to MLB.com -- to Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures game in San Diego.
Back in 2013 when Royals manager Ned Yost was being questioned for sticking with a struggling Mike Moustakas at third base, Yost threw up his hands and said, "You know what? Maybe ... I can go to the third base tree and pick another third baseman. Obviously, third basemen who can hit, and hit with power, they must grow on trees."
Left-handed pitching prospect Amir Garrett, fresh off a promotion to Triple-A, threw two scoreless innings for the U.S. Team in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which the World Team won, 11-3, at Petco Park.
The Blue Jays added some versatility to their bench by recalling utility man Andy Burns from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday afternoon. Right-hander Drew Hutchison was optioned to the Minor Leagues to make room for Burns on the 25-man roster. The move had been expected after Hutchison made a spot start in Thursday night's 5-4 victory over the Tigers.
Jeimer Candelario is very happy to be in Pittsburgh this weekend. Candelario was picked to play in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego, but then he was promoted to the Cubs. Given a choice between a Minor League All-Star Game or the big leagues, he'll take the latter.
The Cubs have signed right-handed pitcher Thomas Hatch, the team's third-round pick in the 2016 Draft. Overall, the Cubs have signed 21 selections in advance of the July 15 signing deadline.
The Dodgers are promoting outfielder Andrew Toles from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday as a bench reinforcement, according to a baseball source.
Friday was a banner day for Cardinals prospect Delvin Perez, the team's top pick in the 2016 Draft. Perez went a perfect 5-for-5 in the leadoff spot for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals in a 7-2, 10-inning win over the GCL Astros.
A day after being short on the bench against the Mets, the Nationals placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to Thursday, because of a strained left rib cage and optioned right-hander Lucas Giolito to Triple-A Syracuse. The team recalled outfielder Michael Taylor and infielder/outfielder Trea Turner from Syracuse.
Double A Frisco first baseman Ronald Guzman and Class A High Desert second baseman Travis Demeritte took their place among baseball's top young prospects at the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday in San Diego.
The Pirates have had to lean on their farm system quite a bit in recent weeks. They added a hitter to the mix on Friday when first baseman, ranked No. 3 on the Pirates' Top 30 list, was called up in time for the weekend series against the Cubs.
In the first pitch of his first Major League at-bat, Josh Bell ripped a single to right field off reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta. Bell, Pittsburgh's No. 3 prospect, was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday in order to provide a bat off the bench, and he arrived in Pittsburgh not long before the Pirates' 8-4 win over the Cubs.
The Mets made sure that right-hander Lucas Giolito wasn't invincible this time. A week after pitching four shutout innings vs. New York, Giolito, the No. 1 prospect in baseball, was hit hard during a 9-7 loss to the Mets on Thursday night at Citi Field. He allowed four runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings, walked four batters and struck out four.
Daniel Palka's home run barrage continued amid his promotion to Triple-A Rochester. Palka, the Twins' No. 27 prospect, went deep in his first Triple-A at-bat before homering again in the seventh inning as part of a 3-for-5, two RBI debut.
Shortstop Alex Bregman and right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove will represent the Astros in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, live on MLB Network and MLB.com Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Tyler Glasnow stepped out of the visitors' dugout at Busch Stadium in the middle of the first inning on Thursday afternoon, made his way to the mound and stood there for a moment, alone on the field except for catcher Eric Fryer crouched behind the plate.
The Indians not only have three All-Stars heading to San Diego for next week's Midsummer Classic, but they also had a trio of prospects on display at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday.
Veteran Brewers infielder Aaron Hill's two-month surge has him on the move for the second time in six months. The Brewers traded the 34-year-old with cash to the Red Sox for two Minor Leaguers including 20-year-old infielder Wendell Rijo, ranked No. 17 on MLBPipeline.com's list of Boston's top prospects.
The Pittsburgh Pirates' remarkable organizational pitching depth was on display again Thursday. The Bucs did not win their eighth game in a row, but there was still plenty of room for optimism.
Blake Snell had made five Major League starts prior to his Thursday afternoon outing against the Angels, but he hadn't yet showcased what manager Kevin Cash called "the best of Blake Snell."
The 18th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be part of the All-Star Game festivities again this year, broadcast live from Petco Park on MLB Network at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on Sunday. Let's examine the players with the best individual tools on the U.S. and World squads.
We're three days away from one of the highlights of the year for prospect-watchers. The 18th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be played Sunday at Petco Park and broadcast live (4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET) on MLB Network. As you would suspect, we have all kinds of Futures Game preview material at MLBPipeline.com, including updated rosters and scouting reports.
With Andrew Benintendi and Yoan Moncada both tearing it up at Double-A Portland of late, the anticipation continues to build for the Red Sox and their fans.
A collection of the best talent in the Minor Leagues has been assembled for the 18th annual XM Satellite All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 10, in San Diego, and MLB Pipeline provides scouting reports on all 50 players who will participate in the game.
Phillies' No. 2 prospect Jake Thompson was dominant once again. The No. 48 overall prospect surrendered just three hits as he twirled seven scoreless frames in Triple-A Lehigh Valley's 2-0 win over Rochester.
The Pirates promoted their No. 1 prospect, right-hander Tyler Glasnow, to start on Thursday against the Cardinals.
Double-A Birmingham's rotation currently features Carson Fulmer, the organization's No. 1 prospect and the eighth overall selection in the 2015 Draft. But don't count out Fulmer as an addition to the big league club this season, with him initially working out of the bullpen much like Mark Buehrle, Chris Sale and Carlos Rodon did before him.
The Yankees announced on Wednesday that Jorge Mateo, the organization's No. 1 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has been suspended for two weeks following a violation of team policy and will not participate in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
A Tyler Glasnow callup in 2016 has been firmly in the "when, not if" column. It appears that the "when" is Thursday, in St. Louis, when the big right-hander will take Jon Niese's spot in the rotation, at least for this time around.
Brian Snitker got exactly what he asked of Tyrell Jenkins in his first Major League start. Nothing more. Nothing less. But enough.
The Astros agreed to contracts with a pair of international free agents out of Mexico, 18-year-old right-hander Jose Luis Bravo and 17-year-old left-hander Juan Pablo Lopez, the team announced Wednesday.
Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford and No. 19 prospect Rhys Hoskins were among the top prospect performers in the Minors Tuesday.
Rhys Hoskins' power surge continues. The Phillies' No. 19 prospect hit both his 23rd and 24th homers for Double-A Reading on Tuesday night and now leads the Minor Leagues with 24 homers.
Right-hander Jameson Taillon was placed on the disabled list Monday afternoon, and Pittsburgh summoned left-hander Steven Brault on Tuesday to start in his place Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. To make room for Brault on the 40-man roster, catcher Jacob Stallings has been designated for assignment.
Four of the five Red Sox international prospects who were declared free agents after an investigation by Major League Baseball showed the club circumvented the international bonus-pool regulations have found new teams.
Rockies No. 2 prospect David Dahl and Astros No. 1 prospect Alex Bregman were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.
Alex Bregman may not be long for the Triple-A level. The Astros' No. 1 prospect belted a pair of home runs and drove in three runs on Monday in Fresno's 4-1 win against Sacramento.
It's official: Francisco Mejia owns the longest hitting streak in professional baseball in 2016. The Indians' No. 8 prospect delivered a single on the second pitch he saw on Monday night to extend his hitting streak to 30 games.
Satisfied that former top Draft pick David Dahl sufficiently combined stellar physical tools with a mature approach at Double-A, the Rockies moved him to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Henry Ramos hit a two-run walk-off home run on Sunday night to lead Triple-A Pawtucket past Columbus, 5-4, in a 16-inning marathon game. But what he did at the plate on Monday was even more remarkable.
The Reds may have changed pitching coaches on Monday, but it was clear that their young rotation still has a long road to travel before it solves its numerous issues. Rookie left-hander Cody Reed certainly has shown he's one of those pitchers.
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The Brewers reportedly have busted their budget on 11th-round Draft pick Chad McClanahan, agreeing to a deal worth $1.2 million, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo. The Brewers have not confirmed the deal.
Sean Reid-Foley's string of dominant performances for Class A Advanced Dunedin continued on Sunday as he allowed one hit over 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a 1-0 win against Tampa.
The Padres have agreed to contract terms with Taiwanese right-hander Wen-Hua Sung, marking the franchise's first deal with an amateur player from Asia, general manager A.J. Preller announced on Sunday.
The Cubs bullpen has gotten a boost from rookie Carl Edwards Jr. On Saturday, the right-hander was called on to face Yoenis Cespedes with two outs in the Mets' seventh, and Edwards struck him out on a 96-mph fastball. He retired the side in the eighth as well.
The Red Sox announced the signing of two of their picks from the 2016 Draft, right-handers Shaun Anderson (third round) and Matthew Gorst (12th round). Both will report to short-season Class A Lowell.
The Brewers still have room in their international budget to explore additional signings after agreeing to terms with nine players on Saturday, general manager David Stearns said, leaving open the possibility of pursuing prospects whose contracts with the Red Sox reportedly were recently voided.
Rafael Devers may have come up a single short of hitting for the cycle, but it was still a memorable night at the plate for the young third baseman.
The Rays signed a pair of prospects as the international free agent signing period began Saturday. As reported by MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez, the Rays signed shortstop Diego Infante for $300,000 and outfielder Roimer Bolivar for $280,000. Both are from Venezuela.
The Cubs placed outfielder Chris Coghlan on the disabled list Sunday and promoted Jeimer Candelario to the big league team. Coghlan had to leave Saturday's game because of right rib cage soreness.
The Tigers entered the start of the international signing period with more money to spend on prospects than they've had in several years. One day in, they have three Dominican prospects signed, a Venezuelan prospect expected soon, and a good chunk of money to spend as the market unfolds.
Look out Eastern League pitchers, because Dominic Smith has found his power stroke.
Nick Tropeano will probably rejoin the rotation next week, and Angels manager Mike Scioscia believes he has more depth at the organization's top affiliate.
The White Sox announced Saturday that they had agreed to terms with nine international free agents.
The Nationals are loading up with top shortstops to kick off the first day of the international signing period.
The Braves are making their presence on the first day international prospects can sign, loading their Minor League system with several top international prospects, including top teenage infielder Kevin Maitan for $4.25 million, according to industry sources.
The A's on Saturday signed five international prospects, including one of most intriguing players on the market, Cuban phenom Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros.
The Rangers have had success on the international market in the past and the club hopes that trend continues this year. According to industry sources, the club has agreed to an $800,000 signing bonus with catcher David Garcia, ranked No. 11 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospect list.
The Brewers have agreed to an $800,000 signing bonus with outfielder Pablo Abreu, ranked No. 29 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, and infielder Jean Carlos Carmona, ranked No. 30, for $700,000.
In the wake of a draining marathon with the Blue Jays, the Indians plan on taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to Saturday's game.
The Padres are blowing past their bonus pools, stocking their Minor League system with a large group of international prospects the organization hopes will be in the Major Leagues one day.
The Astros made a strategic decision to go past their allotted bonus pool during the July 2 international signing period and wound up landing 12 players on Saturday, including Dominican shortstop Freudis Nova, who's ranked No. 8 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list.
There's no stopping Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi. After sitting out Game One of Double-A Portland's doubleheader sweep against Hartford on Friday, the Red Sox's prized prospect duo both went 2-for-4 at the plate and tallied one extra-base hit in the night cap to pace the Sea Dogs in a 10-2 win.
Riley Pint kicked off his pro career in impressive style on Friday night, firing two scoreless innings for Rookie-level Grand Junction against Idaho Falls. The 2016 No. 4 overall Draft pick allowed one hit and struck out two of the six hitters he faced in the outing, throwing 14 of his 23 pitches for strikes.
Since being recalled on Monday, Brandon Nimmo has had plenty to be happy about, but over the past two days, the seemingly always-present smile of the rookie outfielder has been a welcomed sight for the Mets faithful at Citi Field.
Edwin Diaz took the mound in the seventh inning Thursday night with one on and one out. Taijuan Walker had given up a solo home run to start the inning, and the Mariners' 4-1 lead was in jeopardy.
Alex Bregman, the Astros' first-round Draft pick in 2015 and top-ranked prospect, has been lights out in the Minor Leagues, so it's fair to wonder when the 22-year-old will make his Major League debut.
After a 7-1 victory over the Brewers on Friday night in which Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz recorded 11 assists in the field and hit an RBI double in the first inning, the wait was worth it.
The Indians have worked quickly to get their top Draft picks to sign on the dotted line.
The Red Sox have been banned from signing any international players during the international signing period that starts Saturday, and they had five of their international teenage prospects from Venezuela declared free agents after an investigation by Major League Baseball showed the club circumvented the international bonus-pool regulations, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.
The Mariners have agreed to a $1.2 million signing bonus with outfielder Luis Veloz of the Dominican Republic, according to industry sources.
The Reds reached a $7 million Minor League deal with infielder Alfredo Rodriguez, ranked No. 6 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list. The 22-year-old will start his career in the Dominican Summer League.
The Cardinals are close to adding several top international prospects to their Minor League system.
With USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars in the books, it's time to look back at some of the top prospects who showed why scouts will be tracking them closely from now until the 2017 Draft.
Rhys Hoskins and Dylan Cozens were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Thursday.
One year after signing top international prospect Jhailyn Ortiz to a multi-million dollar deal, the Phillies have once again proven to be an active force on the international market and have agreed to deals with a trio of prospects.