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The Tigers head to Spring Training looking to return to the American League Central race, but they believe some of their top prospects could be a part of that run -- if not out of Spring Training, then perhaps around midseason.
Rookie righty Frankie Montas, the centerpiece for the Dodgers in a December three-team trade, will miss two to four months after undergoing rib resection surgery on Friday, it was announced.
The A's have an exciting crop of young talent readying to participate in big league camp. This group, which includes many first-time invitees, will offer a glimpse of the future, representing pieces that are likely to form Oakland's roster for years to come.
In the third installment of MLB.com's seven-part Spring Training preview, we take a look at some of those White Sox prospects who could help the team in the future.
With Maryvale Baseball Park beginning to buzz, the Brewers' rebuild rolled on Friday with a trade that sent slugging left fielder Khris Davis to Oakland for a top catching prospect, Jacob Nottingham, plus pitching prospect Bubba Derby.
No big league camp is complete without at least one rookie coming in, surprising everybody and creating a feeding frenzy. Outfielder Delino DeShields and reliever Keone Kela were those two players last spring for the Rangers. The countdown to Spring Training continues with a look at the Texas prospects to watch this spring.
While the Mariners have had a number of baseball's top prospects in recent years, most of those players have now either reached the Major League level or been traded. So when it comes to this year's Spring Training, the list of prospects competing for spots on the 25-man roster appears thin.
The Angels need several of their own young players to take big steps forward. Here's a look at 10 key prospects, all of whom will initially work out with the Major League club in Spring Training. Starter Joey Gatto and shortstop Roberto Baldoquin are also worth monitoring, but they'll remain on the Minor League this spring.
The Twins have one of the top farm systems in baseball, placing six players in MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, tied for the second-most in baseball. The Twins also had six prospects among the top 100 in last year's list. Here's a look at those prospects and their potential impact in 2016 and beyond.
Despite trading several top prospects in the last year in deals that landed outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Mike Fiers and Ken Giles among others, and the promotion of some big names (Carlos Correa and Lance McCullers) to the big leagues last year, the Astros' Minor League system remains strong.
The Royals' 25-man roster is mostly set, and there doesn't appear to be much room for a prospect to break through, but general manager Dayton Moore has said throughout the offseason that he hopes one of his top prospects gets on the big-league roster in the second half of 2016.
While the Orioles' Minor League system has come under fire in recent years, there's still some hope that certain prospects can help Baltimore as early as 2016. Spring Training is an ideal time for the organization to get a feel for where its prospects are at and who could potentially hep the team. With that in mind, MLB.com's preview series continues today with "Prospects to Watch."
As MLB.com continues its look at various aspects of the roster in the days leading up to Spring Training, here are some prospects who are worth keeping an eye on this season for Cleveland:
As MLB.com's Spring Training primer continues, it's time to focus on some of the prospects who will get a chance to demonstrate their growth. Though the Red Sox don't have many roster spots up for grabs, spring is the time when prospects can prove they are ready in the event something opens up over the course of the season.
Sixteen-year-old Cuban outfielder Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros was expected to make a decision on where he will sign on Wednesday, but on Friday his agent said that the highly sought after outfielder is not close to a decision and that there are new teams in the mix.
In the third installment of our Spring Training preview package, "Prospects to Watch," MLB.com will take a quick glance at some of the exciting young talent that manager Joe Girardi and his staff will be evaluating at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Four pitchers combined to strike out 11 as Team Australia (2-0) moved within one win of returning to its fourth World Baseball Classic following a 4-1 win over South Africa (1-1) on Friday night at Blacktown International Sportspark.
For an 18-year-old American high school kid, the world stage is a dream come true. Add to that a win that keeps your native New Zealand alive in the World Baseball Classic? For Kiwi right-hander Jimmy Boyce, pitching 7,700 miles away from home, it gets a bit more complicated.
Free-agent shortstop Ian Desmond tempts the White Sox, but the future lies with prospect Tim Anderson and an improved flow of homegrown talent
Major League Baseball wrapped up its fifth annual International Prospect Showcase on Thursday with a celebration of the present and a look toward the future of the event.
Rather than have their non-roster invitees to Spring Training largely populated with veterans from other organizations looking for big league jobs, the Rockies' list released Thursday weighs toward prized homegrown players.
The Blue Jays gutted their Minor League system several times over the past few years, but the cupboard isn't entirely bare, and there are at least a few prospects who could become factors in the near future.
This is Part 2 of a series previewing the Reds for the 2016 season, which gets underway next week when pitchers and catchers report to the team's complex in Goodyear, Ariz., with the first workout on Feb. 18. The series began Tuesday with a look at the team's bounce-back candidates. The focus of the second installment is "The New Guys."
Dodgers pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training next week. In anticipation, MLB.com presents a series of articles previewing the season. Thursday's installment is "The New Guys," of which the Dodgers have fewer than last season after a relatively quiet winter.
National pride and the chance to play in the ultimate international baseball tournament are apparently enough for Jimmy Boyce to be willing to potentially sacrifice his high school baseball career.
Which prospects missed the Top 100 but could leap into the Top 50 next season? MLB.com reporter Jim Callis answers this question and others in the latest Pipeline Inbox.
Twins Minor Leaguer James Beresford had four hits and drove in three runs as Australia cruised by the Philippines, 11-1, prompting the mercy rule after seven innings on Thursday in the second game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier at Blacktown International Sportspark.
Oakland general manager David Forst was among the crowd of 300 scouts and executives on the first day of MLB's International Showcase at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal on Wednesday.
George Bryner Bell, son of former Major League outfielder George Bell, and Josue Guerrero, nephew of Vladimir Guerrero are among 59 prospects competing in MLB's international prospect showcase.
Zach Lee, a two-sport star and once the Dodgers' top prospect, is still pitching but hasn't completely ruled out returning to football.
Will Tyrell Jenkins join the Braves' rotation at some point this season? Mark Bowman answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.
The start of the international signing period is months away, but teams have been hard at work scouting prospects across Latin America and the Caribbean since last summer in search of future stars.
On Wednesday, Estadio Quisqueya will play host to some of the most talented prospects from across Latin America for two days at Major League Baseball's fifth annual International Prospect Showcase.
Two of the most popular and intriguing figures in Cuban baseball decided to take in a Caribbean Series game Friday night. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and teenage prospect Lazarito Armenteros watched parts of the game between Cuba's Ciego de Avila and Dominican Republic's Leones del Escogido together from the stands at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal.
The Yankees announced on Friday that they have invited 25 players to Major League Spring Training, including outfielder Aaron Judge, infielder Jorge Mateo and right-hander James Kaprielian, who have been rated as the organization's top three prospects by MLB Pipeline.
When new Mariners skipper Scott Servais and general manager Jerry Dipoto preach to their players this season about the need to control the strike zone, work pitchers and ultimately do whatever to get on base more often, they'll find a ready pupil in Boog Powell.
Prospects from seven Latin American countries eligible to sign with Major League clubs during the 2016 international signing period will strut their stuff during next week's 5th Annual International Showcase.
Which Top 10 right-handed starter has the best secondary pitches? Jonathan Mayo answers this and more in the latest Pipeline Inbox.
Which Cardinals prospects may make their Major League debuts this season? Beat reporter Jenifer Langosch addresses this inquiry and others in this week's Inbox.
After being chosen as a compensation pick in the 2011 MLB Draft and receiving a $3 million signing bonus, outfielder Brian Goodwin was projected to be the Nationals' leadoff hitter of the future. But a left shoulder injury and some struggles in the field have left Goodwin's future a little less clear.
If you're looking for baseball's next phenom, chances are he's a shortstop. Amazingly, the state of the shortstop position in prospect world is arguably is stronger today than it was a year ago, when Correa, Lindor and Russell ranked as the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 overall prospects on MLBPipeline's Top 100, respectively.
No matter who makes up the Reds' pitching staff this season, it will be comprised of many young pitchers with high ceilings and unfinished development. Reds manager Bryan Price, his pitching coaches and the front office wanted the team's young pitchers to be as prepared as possible heading into 2016, so for a few days in mid-January, the club assembled several of its prospects at the team complex in Goodyear, Ariz., for what was called a "pitching summit."
The Pirates added a long-term reclamation project on Wednesday, acquiring former top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle from the Phillies for righty Yoervis Medina, who was recently outrighted. To make room for Biddle on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated right-hander A.J. Schugel for assignment.
Some pitchers get by with just one plus pitch. They get to the big leagues with an upper-90s fastball or a hammer curve. Those with a combination of the two have the chance to be extremely successful in some role at the highest level. It should come as no surprise, then, that Lucas Giolito of the Nationals and Julio Urias of the Dodgers have the best combination of pitching tools among all pitching prospects.
Pierce Johnson could have been accused of stalking Jake Arrieta or Jon Lester last spring. The way the Cubs prospect saw it, he was simply taking advantage of the veteran pitchers in big league camp, and he'll likely be shadowing them again when they gather in Mesa, Ariz.
Today is national signing day for high school football prospects, who will officially commit to universities by inking national letters of intent. It's a day that also has ramifications in the baseball world.
The Angels on Tuesday revealed the list of 20 non-roster players invited to Major League Spring Training later this month in Tempe, Ariz.
Cuban prospect Lazaro Robersy Armenteros Arango, known as "Lazarito," is expected to sign with a Major League team next week, and the Atlanta Braves are among the teams making a strong push to acquire the teenage outfielder.
Ever since Byron Buxton started tearing up the low Class A Midwest League and emerging as baseball's best prospect in 2013, the Twins center fielder started drawing comparisons to Mike Trout. Trout had done the same three seasons earlier, earning parallels to Mickey Mantle. Veteran scouts said Trout had the best combination of tools they had seen in years. Now they're saying that Buxton has the best combo since Trout.
<p>After revealing the top 10 prospects at each position, MLBPipeline.com unveiled its <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-833138EF2FC7403463BA0"><a href="http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=prospects">Top 100 Prospects list</a></span> on Friday, Jan. 29.
The 2016 Caribbean Series gets under way today, featuring the top team from each of the Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Venezuelan Winter Leagues, as well as an entry from Cuba. Here is a quick look at the top prospects on each of those teams.
One of the quieter offseason moves for the Marlins came on Nov. 20, when Jarlin Garcia was added to the 40-man roster after having his contract selected from Double-A Jacksonville.