Jim Callis is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been covering the Draft and prospects since 1988.
|Yet another example of how much progress the Astros have made in 2015 came on Thursday evening. Houston gave up four prospects in a trade, something it never would have considered at any other point this decade.
More» Brett Phillips, OF, Astros|
|With two regulars (Matt Adams and Jon Jay) already on the disabled list and a third (Matt Holliday) reinjuring his right quadriceps Wednesday night, the Cardinals decided to bolster their offense by acquiring Brandon Moss from the Indians on Thursday morning. But the price that St. Louis paid, lefty pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky, is a steep one for a club in its position.
More» Rob Kaminsky, LHP, Indians|
|The Phillies have waited and waited and waited to get the best deal possible for Cole Hamels, one that could help restock an organization thin on talent in the Majors and Minors. They finally did so Wednesday, consummating an eight-player deal with the Rangers.
More»Phils acquire five exceptional prospects for Hamels|
|Looking to go one step further than they did in 2014, the Royals found a true No. 1 starter for their rotation on Sunday. They acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds in exchange for three promising left-handers: Brandon Finnegan, Cody Reed and John Lamb.
More»Mayo on Reds acquiring three pitchers for Cueto|
|The Scott Kazmir trade made perfect sense for both clubs. The contending Astros got a veteran starting pitcher, while the Athletics netted two prospects -- catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-hander Daniel Mengden -- for the future.
More»Mayo on A's acquiring prospects in Kazmir deal|
|How well a team did in the Draft can look significantly different from early June, right after the selections have been made, to mid-July, when the deadline for signing players arrives.
More» MLB.com looks at the Astros' picks|
|A few hours in advance of today's 5 p.m. ET Draft signing deadline, Orioles second-round pick Jonathan Hughes has announced that he'll attend Georgia Tech rather than turn pro.
More» Orioles draft RHP Jonathan Hughes No. 68|
|Every week, the MLBPipeline.com 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 <a href="http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2015">the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list</a>, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.
More» Velasquez fans five, holds Tribe to two runs|
|With the clock ticking toward today's 5 p.m. ET Draft signing deadline, No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson has yet to appear at a news conference with a smile on his face and a D-backs jersey on his back. But don't expect a repeat of 2014, when Brady Aiken became just the third top choice in 50 Drafts not to sign.
More» D-backs draft SS Dansby Swanson No. 1|
|Jim Callis discusses what the 2005, 2007 and 2010 Drafts would look like with hindsight and potential sleepers that were drafted this year by the Astros.
More»Jim Callis looks back at the 2005 Draft|
|I've critiqued how teams have fared in the Draft for more than 25 years, so starting in 2003 I decided it was only fair to put my own modest amount of expertise on the record. Ever since, I've conducted an annual hypothetical 10-round Draft to see how well I could do.
More» Jon Harris, HS Pitcher|
|Byron Buxton, Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa entered 2015 ranked as MLBPipeline.com's top three prospects (in that order), then started the season in the Minors before their rejuvenated and contending parent clubs sent for them. Bryant got the call from the Cubs on April 17, Correa joined the Astros on June 8 and Buxton debuted with the Twins on June 14.
More»Would you start a team with Buxton, Correa or Bryant?|
|Jim Callis answers fans' questions about the Braves' farm system, Brady Aiken's status and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
More» Indians draft LHP Brady Aiken No. 17|
|In a season in which Virginia had to battle through adversity again and again, it was only fitting it had to do so one more time in the deciding game of the College World Series.
|Virginia's unlikely postseason run will continue for another day, thanks to three unlikely heroes.
|Vanderbilt starter Carson Fulmer pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings Monday, allowing just two hits and six baserunners while striking out eight, as the Commodores won, 5-1, to move a win away from repeating as national champions.
|MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
More» A.J. Reed, 1B, Astros|
|For just the third time in 59 College World Series, the same two teams will play for the national championship in consecutive seasons. But this year's Vanderbilt vs. Virginia matchup has a much different feel than it did a year ago.
More»Vanderbilt's Buehler and Fulmer discuss CWS, Draft|
|Switched from starter to closer in 2015, Josh Sborz has given Virginia another chance at a national championship. The junior right-hander pitched four scoreless innings Friday night, earning the victory as the Cavaliers (41-23) eliminated Florida 5-4.
More»Dodgers Draft pick Sborz on experience of College WS|
|That Braves general manager John Hart added another blue-chip prospect to his farm system Saturday night was no surprise. That he added Diamondbacks 2014 first-round pick Touki Toussaint at the low, low cost of assuming roughly $9.5 million on Bronson Arroyo's contract and giving up Phil Gosselin was a shock.
More»Jim Callis breaks down Braves' trade for Toussaint|