Jonathan Mayo is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been a reporter for MLB.com since 1999.
|The Rays were very busy this offseason -- dating back to last July, really - breathing new life into a once robust system that had not been as productive as it had been in years past.
More»O'Conner, Robertson discuss their 2015 goals|
|In just two trades -- one with the Marlins that involved Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes, and one with the Mets that brought in R.A. Dickey -- the Toronto Blue Jays emptied a large portion of the Minor League cupboard. In a short period of time, however, they have done a good job restocking the shelves, to the point where they have one of the best systems in baseball.
More»Norris and Sanchez are ready for the 2015 season|
|The Red Sox, already with a reputation of having one of the top farm systems in baseball, are to be on the cusp of adding to their prospect coffers with Yoan Moncada. But even without the Cuban infielder, Boston not only has a ton of talent, they have a good amount of it at the upper levels of the system. The Sox top two prospects, Blake Swihart and Henry Owens, look solid at big league camp.
More»Swihart, Owens share their 2015 goals|
|The spring before the Draft can be full of excitement and pressure for amateur players hoping to be selected by a Major League organization. Those in the discussion for the top of the first round face even more scrutiny as June approaches. MLB.com will be following Brendan Rodgers, ranked No. 1 on MLB.com's Top 50 Draft Prospects list, throughout the process.
More»Brendan Rodgers prepares for his senior season|
|While scouts wait for things to thaw in the Northeast or Midwest, they can spend a lot of time seeing potential draftees in places like Florida. The noise Kyle Tucker has been making with his bat for Plant High School in Tampa has certainly made scouts sit up and take notice.
More» Kyle Tucker, HS Outfielder|
|The Twins have six players stacked at the top of MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list. From Byron Buxton down to Kohl Stewart, all half-dozen Twins prospects on the list show up in the top 36.
More»Which team has the best minor league farm system?|
|What teenage international signings from 2013 excited you most with their first pro season in 2014? Can Delino DeShields Jr. make an impact on the Rangers this year? Jonathan Mayo responds to fans' questions about baseball's top future stars.
More» Rafael Devers, 3B, Red Sox|
|Three trades -- ones that sent Wil Myers to the Padres, Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the A's and Jeremy Hellickson to the Diamondbacks -- were responsible for bringing in seven prospects, all of whom will almost certainly be on the new Rays' Top 30 prospects list, coming soon.
More»Which team added the most young talent in offseason?|
|The inaugural International Prospect Series was announced by USA Baseball and Major League Baseball on Thursday and it will be held March 27-28 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. This International All-Star Prospects squad will be comprised mostly of free agent-eligible players who will be able to sign with Major League organizations when the new signing period begins on July 2, selected by Major League Baseball personnel.
More»Araujo on development through International Showcase|
|Barring the trade of a Competitive Balance pick, the final piece of the puzzle has been placed. The order is set for the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Jonathan Mayo runs down the order, along with estimated pick values and bonus pools for each team.
More»Rodgers working hard to boost 2015 Draft stock|
|In this edition of Pipeline Perspectives, Jonathan Mayo makes his picks for the five best sleepers not on the Top 100 Prospects list, led by Mets right-hander Gabriel Ynoa.
More»Who is the super sleeper prospect for 2015?|
|Jonathan Mayo discusses the battle for the No. 1 spot the Top 100 Prospects rankings between Byron Buxton and Kris Bryant, who No. 101 would be and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
More»Byron Buxton is ranked the No. 1 prospect by MLB.com|
|The spring before the Draft can be full of excitement and pressure for amateur players hoping to be selected by a Major League organization. Those in the discussion for top of the first round face even more scrutiny as June approaches. MLB.com will be following Brendan Rodgers, ranked No. 1 on MLB.com's Top 50 Draft Prospects list, throughout the process.
More»Rodgers working hard to boost 2015 Draft stock|
|So maybe Cardinals prospect Marco Gonzales doesn't have the highest ceiling in the world. But he has every chance to settle in as a No. 3 or really good No. 4 starter, even if that comes after a year of helping the Cards contend, yet again, for the NL Central crown.
More»Who is the best pitching prospect not on the Top 100?|
|Brendan Rodgers, ranked No. 1 in MLB.com's early Top 50 Draft prospects published this past fall, didn't disappoint. With his team up 6-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Rodgers drove a fastball far past the left center-field fence for a solo home run that traveled well over 400 feet according to some who were on hand to witness it.
More»Brendan Rodgers homers in first game of spring|
|Braves third-base prospect Rio Ruiz, who was recently acquired in a deal from the Astros, is the best hitter not be be ranked on the Top 100 Prospects list, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo.
More»Who is the best hitting prospect not on the Top 100?|
|The Twins' Byron Buxton, coming off an injury-filled 2014 season, has topped the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list in back-to-back years. The Pirates (seven players), Twins and Cubs (six players each) had the most representatives on the list.
More»Callis, Mayo on Top 100 Prospects list|
|MLBPipeline.com's 2015 Top 100 Prospects list will be unveiled on Friday on MLB.com, with the Top 50 revealed during a one-hour show on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET. Leading up to that, MLBPipeline.com takes a look at baseball's Top 10 prospects at each position.
|Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis are making their selections of who they think will lead the Minor Leagues in stolen bases in 2015. This is the second straight year they've tried to get this race right, and after how 2014 went down, no one would blame Mayo for being cautious with this year's prognostication. But instead of the safe bet, he's going with the worst kept player to be named secret in Trea Turner.
More»Turner, Quinn could lead the Minors in steals in 2015|
|Jonathan Mayo discusses questions surrounding the release of MLB Pipeline's top 10 position rankings lists. He breaks down the catchers, right-handed pitchers and left-handed pitchers that have made said lists.
More» Gary Sanchez|