Jim Callis is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been covering the Draft and prospects since 1988.
|Jim Callis answers' fans questions about Jeff Hoffman, Cuban players, Eddie Rosario and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox
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|In addition to big league stars changing addresses during the Winter Meetings, a number of talented prospects also found new homes. Below is our ranking of the 10 best prospects who got swapped at the Winter Meetings, starting with one so coveted he got swapped twice: Andrew Heaney.
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|Jim Callis gives scouting reports from the selections in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft, including top pick Oscar Hernandez.
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|Mike Brito was honored Wednesday night at the Winter Meetings, when he was named International Scout of the Year at the 31st annual Scout of the Year banquet. Orrin Freeman (West Coast) of the Marlins, Tom Kotchman (East Coast) of the Red Sox and the late Paul Provas (Central) won Scout of the Year awards as well.
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|Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago, this time to the White Sox, in a deal that also featured five young players. Oakland acquired infielder Marcus Semien, catcher Josh Phegley, right-hander Chris Bassitt and first baseman Rangel Ravelo in exchange for Samardzija and righty Michael Ynoa.
More»Callis, Mayo break down players acquired by the A's|
|MLB.com's Jim Callis believes high school shortstop Brendan Rodgers should be the No. 1 pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.
More»Who will be the first pick in the 2015 Draft?|
|Our First-Year Player Draft experts, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, take their first crack at projecting how the top 10 selections in 2015 will unfold.
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|Jim Callis answers fans' questions about the Rays' Nick Franklin, the Jays' Miguel Castro and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
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|MLB.com's Jim Callis believes Red Sox outfielder Henry Ramos and and Marlins left-hander Jarlin Garcia are the best Rule 5-eligible players not added to 40-man rosters.
More»Callis, Mayo on best prospects in 2014 Rule 5 Draft|
|The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.
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|Cuban defector Rusney Castillo of the Red Sox and Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard are projected to make big-time Major League contributions in 2015 that could land them Rookie of the Year Award hardware.
More»Mayo, Callis on 2015 ROY candidates|
|The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.
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|Just like they did on the final day of the World Series, Royals players featured prominently at the end of the Arizona Fall League. All seven Kansas City prospects on the Peoria Javelinas roster got into today's 14-7 championship win by the Salt River Rafters.
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|Justin O'Conner concluded his time in the Arizona Fall League with a performance that showcased his all-around skills. But even two home runs and sterling defensive play from the Rays catcher weren't enough to prevent the Peoria Javelinas from losing the championship game, 14-7, to the Salt River Rafters.
More» O'Conner hits his second homer of the game|
|Where do Cuban amateurs Yoan Moncada and Yasmany Tomas rank among the best prospects from the 2014 Draft? Jim Callis answers this question and more in the latest Pipeline Inbox.
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|Nothing of consequence was on the line in the third game on Thursday, which ended in a 4-4 deadlock between the Glendale Desert Dogs and Mesa Solar Sox after 11 innings. But that contest did feature five innings of work from two of the most promising left-handers in the AFL, Mesa's Sean Nolin (Blue Jays) and Glendale's Wei-Chung Wang (Brewers).
More» Sean Nolin, LHP, Athletics|
|White Sox prospect Francellis Montas hit 98 mph three times in his final Arizona Fall League start on Wednesday, but he turned in his worst outing of the season while being outdueled by Astros top pitching prospect Mark Appel, who had little trouble outside of facing Dodgers outfield prospect Scott Schebler.
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|For the second year in a row, the Reds are working to convert a highly touted college reliever into a big league starter. This fall, the project is first-rounder Nick Howard, who had his best outing of AFL play Friday.
More»Reds prospects on display in Arizona Fall League|
|Blue Jays center-field prospect Dalton Pompey is the most talented speedster and the best all-around player in the Arizona Fall League.
More»Mayo, Callis on speedsters Pompey and Quinn|
|The Cubs' best hope for a front-line starter from their farm system is right-hander C.J. Edwards, who is making up for lost time in the Arizona Fall League while seeking a third go-to pitch to accompany a low-90s fastball and curve.
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