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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.
Corey Ray sits behind the wheel of his car, cruising past Robichaux Park and Maxwell Street JJ Sausage. A slight grin emerges on his face as he approaches the Chicago Public Library and recalls the countless afternoons he spent there after school.
For nine innings, 101 pitches and 29 batters, a trio of Braves hurlers didn't allow a hit. Rob Wooten, Matt Marksberry and Jose Ramirez combined to throw the second no-hitter in Gwinnett Braves' history as Atlanta's Triple-A affiliate topped Louisville, 3-0.
Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis, who was taken 11th overall by the Mariners in this year's MLB Draft, won the 2016 Golden Spikes Award on Thursday. He is the first Southern Conference player to win the award.
After years of Gary Gilmore wondering if his team ever would break through and reach the College World Series, his Chanticleers did more than just make it to Omaha this June. They won the school's first national championship in any sport by beating Arizona 4-3 Thursday afternoon.
The Nationals have officially listed Sunday's starter against the Reds as TBA, as they try to determine whether Stephen Strasburg will be ready to come off the disabled list or if they will turn to Lucas Giolito for his second career start.
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.
The A's have agreed to terms with first-round Draft pick A.J. Puk, the team announced Thursday.
Ride along with Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman of Cespedes Family Barbecue as they make a month-long coast-to-coast road trip, in which they'll drop in on as many top prospects as possible en route to the Futures Game on Sunday, July 10 in San Diego.
Class A Clearwater pitcher Matt Imhof lost his right eye in a freak accident last week in Florida.
The Washington Nationals have agreed to a deal with first-round pick Dane Dunning, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.
The Braves traded Bud Norris, Minor League outfielder Dian Toscano, player to be named and cash to Los Angeles in exchange for Minor League left-hander Phillip Pfeifer and right-hander Caleb Dirks on Thursday.
Jonathan Mayo answers questions about the Cubs' Eloy Jimenez, the Mariners' Tyler O'Neill and Astros pitching prospects David Paulino and Joe Musgrove
Zack Burdi is pitching for the White Sox organization he supported as a fan growing up in Downers Grove, Ill. The hard-throwing right-hander has been promoted from the Arizona Rookie League to Class A Advanced Winston-Salem, and there already has been talk that Burdi could help the big league team before the 2016 season is complete.
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.
Blue Jays left-handed pitching prospect Angel Perdomo was added to the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game roster on Thursday as a member of the World Team.
The crystal ball that is the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game has been polished and is once again ready to predict the future stars of Major League Baseball. The 18th edition of the Futures Game will take place on Sunday, July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).
The Mets called up right-handed pitching prospect Seth Lugo from Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday and optioned left-hander Sean Gilmartin.
As the Braves move closer toward determining when to unveil their much-anticipated middle-infield duo of the future at the big league level, they are ready to put Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies on the same team.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, following Brock Stewart's Major League debut Wednesday night in a 7-0 loss to the Brewers, said there is a "high possibility" the 24-year-old gets another start in five days.
Josh Bell's body of work made it clear he deserved to be named to the International League All-Star team, but the No. 44 overall prospect still took Wednesday's game as an opportunity to cement his place on the squad.
Brewers general manager David Stearns said the club remains in talks with several selections, including their highest unsigned pick, 11th-rounder Chad McClanahan, a 6-foot-5 third baseman from Phoenix Brophy Prep.
In the top of the fourth inning Wednesday, Cubs rookie outfielder Albert Almora Jr. made his first career trot around the bases. On a 1-1 pitch from Reds rookie Cody Reed, Almora drove it to right-center field, clearing the wall for a 399-foot homer, according to Statcast™. It was Almora's first career home run, and he finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk as the Cubs went on to beat the Reds, 9-2.
The Dodgers placed infielder Kiké Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list with left rib cage inflammation to make room on the 25-man roster for Brock Stewart, Wednesday night's starting pitcher who was promoted from Triple-A.
The Futures Game, which takes place on Sunday, July 10, in San Diego, has long been a breeding ground for Major League-level talent, and this year should be no different. With the game around the corner, here's a look at the Futures Game rosters by the numbers.
The Yankees signed high school outfielder Blake Rutherford, their top selection in the 2016 Draft and the No. 18 overall pick, on Wednesday.
Right-hander Lucas Giolito had a debut to remember even though it was cut short by rain during the Nationals' 5-0 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night at Nationals Park. He pitched four shutout innings, allowed one hit and struck out one batter.
Coastal Carolina rallied to score three runs in the eighth and is now one win away from delivering the school its first national title in any sport.
Twins No. 1 prospect Jose Berrios was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday in the Minors.
Pitching prospects Phil Bickford and Adalberto Mejia were named Tuesday to represent the Giants at the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be held July 10 at San Diego's Petco Park.
A's corner infield prospect Ryon Healy will be the organization's lone representative at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which takes place July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.
Wilmer Difo led Double-A Harrisburg to a 13-10 win over Bowie with a breakout performance. The shortstop set a career-high with seven RBIs, going 4-for-5 with a grand slam and a double.
Outfielder Tyler O'Neill, a member of the Mariners' Double-A Jackson affiliate, was named to the World Team roster for the upcoming 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego.
Chad Kuhl, who made his Major League debut on Sunday night and pitched well enough to beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, was penciled in as Pittsburgh's starter for Saturday's game against the A's in Oakland.
With rain in the forecast that would delay and eventually shorten his Major League debut in the Nationals' 5-0 win over the Mets on Tuesday night, Lucas Giolito made multiple visits into the office of manager Dusty Baker.
The Pirates will send two prospects to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego, one a classic top prospect with a bright big league future, the other a little-known success story with an uncommon baseball background.
Orioles catching prospect Chance Sisco has been chosen to participate in the 2016 Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game as a member of the U.S. Roster.
A pair of teammates at Double-A Reading will represent the Phillies at the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 10th at Petco Park in San Diego -- outfielder Dylan Cozens and pitcher Ricardo Pinto.
Rockies No. 4 prospect right-hander Jeff Hoffman was named to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game for the U.S. team, and No. 6 prospect outfielder Raimel Tapia will join the World Team for a second straight year.
Though he has the look of someone who just ducked out of a boxing ring, Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz will avoid the disabled list and should be back in the lineup as soon as the swelling around his right eye subsides.
D-backs prospect Anthony Banda will be the organization's lone representative at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures game, which will take place July 10.
Starting-pitching prospect Nate Smith has been selected to represent the Angels at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday, July 10.
Yankees top prospects Jorge Mateo and Gary Sanchez have been selected to represent the World Team against the U.S. Team in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 7 p.m. ET on July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.
The Royals will be represented by third baseman Hunter Dozier and outfielder Jorge Bonifacio in the 2016 SirisuXM All-Star Futures Game, as rosters were announced by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. The game will take place at Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday, July 10.
J.T. Chargois has already made his Major League debut this season, and now he will represent the Twins in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, to be held on July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.
Brewers starters Zach Davies, Matt Garza and Jimmy Nelson all pitched in the All-Star Futures Game on their way to the Major Leagues. Ditto big leaguers Jake Arrieta, Madison Bumgarner, Zack Greinke, Jose Fernandez, Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw.
The White Sox will be well represented at the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Carson Fulmer, the team's top pick in the 2015 Draft out and the eighth pick overall, will pitch for the U.S. Team.
Astros infield prospect Alex Bregman, who's set to join Triple-A Fresno later this week, and pitching prospect Joe Musgrove were picked to represent the U.S. Team at the 2016 All-Star Futures Game, July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.
Top prospects Willy Adames, Chih-Wei Hu and Ryne Stanek, all who play for Double-A Montgomery, will represent the Rays at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego on July 10.
Touted right-hander James Kaprielian has been diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain of his pitching elbow and is scheduled to be evaluated by noted orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache within the next week.
Christin Stewart and Joe Jimenez have some of the most impressive power in the Tigers' farm system -- Stewart with his bat, Jimenez with his arm. They'll both bring it to San Diego in two weeks as Detroit's representatives in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
Manny Margot, Hunter Renfroe and Carlos Asuaje were chosen as the Padres' representatives in this year's Futures Game, which will be held at Petco Park as part of the week's All-Star festivities.
Left-handed pitcher Amir Garrett will be representing the Reds for a second straight year in Major League Baseball's annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Garrett was the winning pitcher in last year's contest played at Great American Ball Park and will again be among the top prospects throughout baseball when this year's game is held at San Diego's Petco Park on Sunday, July 10.
Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez will represent the Nationals in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi, two prospects who created anticipation and excitement as soon as they became professional baseball players, will represent the Red Sox at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego on July 10.
Dansby Swanson will have an opportunity to interact and compete with some of baseball's other elite prospects during this year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
Right-hander Alex Reyes and catcher Carson Kelly have been tabbed to represent the Cardinals in the upcoming SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played in San Diego at 6 p.m. CT on July 10. Reyes is ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the organization's top prospect, while Kelly is listed at No. 13.
The Cubs have seen a great deal of success with their top prospects over the last few years, posting MLB's best record with a roster headlined by several of them.
Class A Advanced Clearwater left-hander Matt Imhof suffered a serious eye injury last week in Florida. Imhof, 22, had a freak accident during a postgame workout at Brevard County's Space Coast Stadium, the team confirmed. A resistance band anchored to the wall broke loose and damaged his right eye.
Perhaps the future right side of the Mets' infield for years to come, first baseman Dominic Smith and second baseman Dilson Herrera will represent the organization during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego on July 10.
Blue Jays Minor League right-hander Francisco Rios has been rewarded for his strong start to the season with a spot on the World Team at this year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Games in San Diego.
Double-A Frisco first baseman Ronald Guzman and Class A High Desert infielder Travis Demeritte have been selected from the Rangers organization to play in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
A year after being the Marlins' first-round Draft pick, first baseman Josh Naylor will get a taste of playing in a big league park. The 19-year-old has been selected to represent Miami on the World squad in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park on July 10. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Naylor is playing for Class A Greensboro.
Dodgers prospects Jharel Cotton and Willie Calhoun have been selected to represent the organization in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 4 p.m. PT on Sunday, July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.
Cubs prospects Ian Happ and Billy McKinney were among the top prospect performers Monday in the Minors.
The first item on Jay Johnson's to-do list after he took the Arizona coaching job last June was to shore up a commitment from J.C. Cloney. He caught a 6 a.m. flight the day following his introductory press conference to visit the Castaic, Calif., home of Cloney, who had agreed to play for Johnson's predecessor, Andy Lopez.
Lucas Giolito, baseball's top prospect, arrives in the big leagues on Tuesday with high expectations, and the skills to match. Given his elite velocity and plus extension, he's already among the best at the most important thing a pitcher can do: make life hard on hitters.
It's been some start to the season for Adonis Medina. The Phillies' No. 16 prospect flirted with a no-hitter on Monday night against Auburn before allowing a hit with one out in the ninth for Class A Short Season Williamsport.
Top Brewers pitching prospect Jorge Lopez has looked nothing like the pitcher who dominated Double-A, and now fellow prospect Josh Hader is learning the same hard lessons. Taylor Jungmann struggled so badly upon his arrival that the Brewers had to shut him down. Milwaukee's Opening Day starter, Wily Peralta, has fared no better.
Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz was headed to a local hospital for followup tests late Monday evening following a 6-2 loss to the Royals, which went final just minutes after Diaz fouled a ball off the top of his right orbital bone.
The Mets continued the process of signing their Draft picks on Monday, inking second-rounder Pete Alonso to a below-slot deal of $909,200, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. Alonso, a first baseman from the University of Florida, hit .374 with 14 homers in 58 games for the Gators.
Trea Turner -- who ranks as the Nationals' No. 2 prospect and the ninth-best prospect in all of baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com -- started in center field for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs on Monday in what is his first professional appearance at the position.
With Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list, the Washington Nationals are calling up right-hander Lucas Giolito to make his Major League debut on Tuesday night against Matt Harvey and the Mets at Nationals Park. Here's what you can expect from Giolito.
Key Dodgers Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner are nursing minor injuries, manager Dave Roberts confirmed on Monday.
Right-hander Lucas Giolito will make his Major League debut for the Nationals tonight against the Mets' Matt Harvey. Giolito, MLB Pipeline's No. 1 prospect, will start in place of right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who was placed on the disabled list Monday with an upper back strain after missing his last two starts.
Aaron Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He's hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.
Red Sox infield prospect Mike Miller was in the middle of a bus ride to Rochester, N.Y., on Sunday when Triple-A Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles told him discreetly to check his e-mail.
Considering that this NCAA tournament has featured perhaps more upsets than ever before, maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that Arizona and Coastal Carolina will play for the national title.
Kirsten Karbach is in her fourth year calling Class A Clearwater Threshers games, and she is the only female baseball play-by-play announcer working for a professional affiliated club.
The final play of Chad Kuhl's Major League debut summed up his triumphant outing. After a wild pitch bounced off the brick behind home plate in the fifth inning, catcher Chris Stewart chased the ball down and tossed it to Kuhl, who didn't hesitate as he caught the ball and lunged head-first to tag out Justin Turner at home plate.
The Astros plan to send top prospect Alex Bregman and outfield prospect Teoscar Hernandez to Triple-A Fresno following Tuesday's Texas League All-Star Game, where both will play representing the Corpus Christi Hooks.
Rays No. 9 prospect Jacob Faria was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.
Brandon Nimmo alone cannot save the Mets, who dropped a 5-2 game to the Braves on Sunday in his Major League debut. Finishing 0-for-4, the club's No. 4 prospect was far from the only non-contributor.
Center fielder Mike Siani delivered the only run Team Brave needed when he singled in Anthony Servideo in the eighth inning, helping his squad to a 4-0 defeat of Team Free in the Tournament of Stars championship game.
In his Major League debut, Dillon Overton pitched well enough to earn the win in Oakland's 7-3 win over the Angels on Saturday night, the team's third straight victory. With 28 friends and family in attendance, Overton gave his support staff plenty to cheer about over 5 2/3 innings.
Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors Saturday.
For a third straight start, Chris Paddack was unhittable. On Saturday, Paddack, the Marlins' No. 17 prospect, fired five more no-hit frames for Class A Greensboro in a 3-1 loss in 10 innings against Hickory.
The first Big South Conference team ever to play in the CWS, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers now lead Division I in victories and will play Arizona for the national title in a best-of-three series beginning on Monday.
Hunter Harvey was sharp in his first game action in nearly two years on Saturday, firing two scoreless innings for the Orioles' Gulf Coast League affiliate in a win over the Rays' affiliate.
Vanderbilt right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield's Instagram photo of him with pen in hand and a Dodgers script backdrop, the text reading "Not a bad first gig," seems to indicate the club has signed the 36th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. The club has not confirmed the signing.
Chad Kuhl can definitely count to five. It's how he found out he'd be making his Major League debut against five-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on Sunday.
Team Stripes jumped out to a fast start to kick off Saturday's Tournament of Stars action, scoring three runs in the top of the first and eventually holding on for a 5-4 victory over Team Stars.
A little more than two weeks after taking Ian Anderson with the third selection in the MLB Draft, the Braves welcomed the highly-touted right-hander to Turner Field to mingle with the Major Leaguers and sign his first professional contract.
Mickey Moniak spent several minutes signing autographs and posing for pictures Saturday morning at the Carpenter Complex. He was halfway to the clubhouse when he heard a voice behind him.
At some point, possibly the not too distant future, Zack Collins will likely be taking batting practice as part of the White Sox big league team.
The Red Sox recalled right-hander William Cuevas from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday to account for their recent bullpen attrition. In a corresponding move, Boston optioned infielder Deven Marrero to Pawtucket.
In another move to jumpstart a scuffling offense, the Mets called up Brandon Nimmo -- ranked No. 4 on the club's list of top prospects -- from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Saturday's game. In a corresponding move, the team optioned struggling outfielder Michael Conforto.
The milestones keep coming for Yoan Moncada. The No. 5 overall prospect connected on his first Double-A home run on Friday night as part of another multi-hit performance, but it wasn't enough to keep Portland from losing to Reading, 11-3. Moncada's homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning, was his fifth of the season.
The first leg of Corey Ray's cross-country tour kicked off Saturday at Miller Park as the Brewers rolled out a red-carpet treatment for the first-round Draft pick out of the University of Louisville.
The California League is known for its hitter-friendly ballparks and high-scoring games. That wasn't the case on Friday night in Bakersfield, however, as three Blaze pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over Modesto. It was Class A Advanced Bakersfield's first recorded no-hitter, spanning more than two decades.
Nick Storz emerged as the winner in the inaugural USA Baseball Home Run Derby on Friday, narrowly edging past Jordon Adell at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Rain put the highly anticipated professional debut of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on hold on Thursday night as Rookie-level Bluefield's season opener against Bristol was suspended after three innings. The weather couldn't stop the 17-year-old on Friday, however, as the Blue Jays' No. 5 prospect recorded his first pro hit and, later, his first home run.
Adrian Rondon did not show much power last summer during his pro debut in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, when he tallied nine extra-base hits but failed to homer in 43 games. Hitting for power certainly wasn't a problem for Rondon on Friday, however, as the Rays' No. 19 prospect belted a trio of home runs and tallied nine RBIs to power Rookie-level Princeton past Burlington, 16-2.
The Astros have climbed back into the American League wild-card race despite getting little out of their first basemen. Houston does have baseball's best prospect at that position in A.J. Reed, however. Though his 2016 season hasn't been as spectacular as his previous two, he has heated up in Triple-A and the club will promote him on Saturday.
The Phillies promoted Edubray Ramos to the big leagues Friday, when they placed right-hander Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Ramos, 23, is one of the first names folks in the organization mentioned as a potential closer after the Phillies traded Ken Giles to the Astros in December.
Dillon Overton must wait until Saturday to officially make his Major League debut as the starter for the A's against the Angels, but he joined the club at Angel Stadium on Friday to get a feel for the big stage and found it difficult to properly express his excitement.
A.J. Reed is still awaiting his first hit in the big leagues, but his Major League debut in the Astros' 13-5 win over the Royals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium was certainly eventful.
Andrew Beckwith tossed his second complete game in six days Friday night -- and the second of his college career -- keeping Coastal Carolina's season alive with a 4-1 win over Texas Christian at the College World Series. The junior right-hander's first complete game came in the Chanticleers' Omaha opener as he beat No. 1 national seed Florida, 2-1, with a seven-hitter.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is well aware of relief prospect Joe Jimenez's dominance on his fast track up the farm system. For now, though, he doesn't want to speed it up to the point where it hurts Jimenez's development.
Pittsburgh reinstated Juan Nicasio from the restricted list Friday afternoon, designating reliever Jorge Rondon to make room for him. Nicasio returned home to the Dominican Republic last weekend to tend to a personal issue.
Looking for another hitter to round out their bench, the Pirates turned to the Triple-A Indianapolis roster. One player stood out as outperforming the rest of the pack, and on Friday the Pirates called up versatile prospect Adam Frazier to make his Major League debut.
The Orioles have agreed to terms with second-round Draft pick Matthias Dietz, the No. 69 overall selection, according to a report from MLB.com's Jim Callis on Friday. Dietz, a 20-year-old junior college right-hander, will sign for a $1.3 million bonus, according to Callis -- slightly over the allotted slot value for the 69th pick, $934,400. The club has not confirmed the terms of the deal.
The A's will promote 2013 second-round pick Dillon Overton from Triple-A Nashville to make Saturday's start against the Angels at Angel Stadium. The outing will be the 24-year-old left-hander's big league debut.
To make an extended run at the College World Series, teams usually need contributions from unexpected sources. Coastal Carolina got exactly that Thursday night, advancing to the semifinals thanks to unlikely hitting heroics from senior catcher David Parrett.
Jose Berrios was absolutely dominant in Triple-A Rochester's 2-0 win over Columbus. Berrios (Twins' No. 1) is the No. 15 overall prospect, and after his electric outing, it's very clear why he's so highly regarded.
Here are MLBPipeline.com's updated rankings of the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. They're based solely on expected 2016 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to our Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.
Outfielder Boog Powell, one of the Mariners' top position prospects at Triple-A Tacoma, drew an 80-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
The Yankees have signed third-round pick Nolan Martinez for a $1.15 million bonus, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reported on Thursday. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Willson Contreras expected to have Thursday off and then the rookie catcher got a text message in the morning, telling him that he'd make his third Major League start for the Cubs at first base.
Ian Happ, the Cubs' top Draft pick in 2015, and rated by MLBPipeline.com as the No. 3 prospect in the team's system, has taken his next step up the organizational ladder, promoted to Double-A Tennessee of the Southern League on Thursday.
Team Brave defeated Team United 6-2 to open Day 2 of USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars, but it was United infielder Brady McConnell (Merritt Island HS, Fla.) whom scouts took notice of for his play on both sides of the ball.
Drew Ward, the Nationals' No. 14 prospect, was one of the participants in the Midway Classic Home Run Derby on Monday, held on the deck of the USS Midway, a former World War II Naval aircraft now anchored in San Diego. Home plate was stationed about 245 feet from the edge of the ship, with pink buoys marking the fence 350 feet from the cage.
The Mets on Thursday promoted No. 2 prospect Amed Rosario to Double-A Binghamton, after the shortstop hit .309 with three homers and eight triples in 66 games for Class A Advanced St. Lucie. The Mets originally inked Rosario to a $1.75 million deal as a 16-year-old back in 2012.
Tigers top Draft pick Matt Manning will not be following his father's footsteps into basketball, instead pursuing his baseball career. The big right-hander, the ninth overall pick earlier this month, has agreed to terms to sign with the Tigers, forgoing a two-sport career at Loyola Marymount, the team announced after its 5-4, 10-inning win over Seattle on Thursday.
Theo Epstein said he wanted to build a "player-development machine'' when the Cubs hired him as their president of baseball operations in 2011, and he's done exactly that. So many impactful position players have arrived in the past two years that you might feel you can't keep track of them.
For the first time since he switched positions two seasons ago, current Double-A Springfield catcher Carson Kelly is finding himself again in the batter's box.
Trea Turner can do it all, and he put the bulk of his skill set on display in Triple-A Syracuse's 6-4 win over Pawtucket on Wednesday. Turner, hitting .292 in 67 games, drew two walks and went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.
Maintaining their quick pace of securing their recent Draft selections, the Giants on Wednesday announced the signing of their second-round pick, Vanderbilt University center fielder Bryan Reynolds.
Tyler Glasnow flirted with a no-hitter again, but high walk totals and rising pitch counts continue to get in the way.
Arizona left-hander JC Cloney tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Wildcats to a 3-0 win over UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday night in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
Matt Reynolds' first game in left field came and went without any trouble. Wearing injured Mets outfielder Juan Lagares' glove, Reynolds caught a couple of fly balls, and even nearly threw a runner out at second base. At the plate, though, Reynolds made a big impact, smacking a 1-0 fastball in the sixth inning into the right-field bullpen, providing the decisive blow in the Mets' 4-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday afternoon. It was his first career home run.
The Orioles announced another wave of Draft signings on Wednesday, adding 15 players to the organization.
Left-hander D.L. Hall (Houston County HS, Ga.) was in full control from the first pitch as he started the opening game of USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars, leading Team Brave to a 7-5 victory over Team Stars.
The Phillies announced Wednesday afternoon they either had agreed to terms or signed right-hander Kevin Gowdy (second round), shortstop Cole Stobbe (third round), left-hander JoJo Romero (fourth round) and outfielder Josh Stephen (11th round).
Andy Yerzy has yet to play his first professional baseball game, but the D-backs' second-round selection in this year's Draft got a taste of the big league lifestyle on Tuesday night.
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero had to leave Wednesday's game after tweaking his right knee on a play at the plate in the sixth inning, and his replacement, rookie Willson Contreras, stepped in and belted a two-run home run in the seventh in Chicago's 7-2 loss to the Cardinals.
The Yankees signed Ike Davis with designs upon using a platoon at first base, but for the second straight game on Wednesday, manager Joe Girardi opted to start Rob Refsnyder at first base against a right-handed starter.
Forrest Whitley had shot to 6-foot-7 by the time he was a junior in high school in San Antonio, and he had four pitches, including an effective changeup, which had put him on the scouting map. When he got on the scale while pitching for Team USA in Japan last summer and weighed in at 263 pounds, he knew something had to change.
Indians prospect Bobby Bradley may not have won the Midway Classic Home Run Derby Monday, but he certainly showed the most power in Tuesday's California-Carolina League All-Star Game, as he helped lead the Carolina League to a 6-4 victory.
The Midwest League All-Star game turned into an offensive bonanza and Cubs' prospects had their fingerprints all over the East's 11-10 comeback win.
Blue Jays No. 2 prospect Conner Greene was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.
Blake Snell certainly appears to be the real deal. The rookie left-hander made his third start of the season and second since being recalled on Thursday. Though he took the loss in the Rays' 6-0 loss to the Indians Tuesday night, he made strides from his previous start.
According to MLB.com sources, the Rockies have agreed to terms with sixth-round Draft pick Willie Abreu. The club has not confirmed.
The Nationals are likely to do more than just trade for players during the pennant stretch. They will also go to their Minor League system and look for help.
The education of catcher Willson Contreras continued on Tuesday night. The Cubs prospect made his second big league start as the team eases him into what they hope will be a regular job.
It was just over a year ago that the Phillies signed their No. 1 Draft pick, Cornelius Randolph. Scouting director Johnny Almaraz said at the time that he was the best high school bat available.
The Mets have signed 2016 first-round Draft pick Justin Dunn, a right-handed pitcher out of Boston College who was selected No. 19 overall.
With the 2016 Draft firmly in the rear-view mirror, work on 2017 is already underway. The high school summer showcase circuit began last week with the Perfect Game National Showcase. Now the scouting industry heads en masse to Cary, North Carolina, for USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars, running from Tuesday through Sunday.
No. 1 overall Draft pick Mickey Moniak was formally introduced Tuesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, donning his red hat and pinstripes for the first time.
One of my favorite columns to write every year is my annual 10-round pretend Draft. Starting in 2003, I've assigned myself a random spot in the Draft order and made my own picks, conforming to realistic budget constraints.
The White Sox have signed catcher Zack Collins, their first-round pick and the No. 10 overall selection in the 2016 Draft, to a Minor League contract with a $3,380,600 million signing bonus. That bonus equaled the set slot value.
Indians No. 4 prospect Brady Aiken was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.
Joe Maddon likes aggressive play, and the Cubs manager backed Albert Almora Jr.'s decision to try to advance in the ninth inning on Monday, although the rookie outfielder felt as if he'd cost the team the game in the Cardinals' 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field.
Willson Contreras said he wasn't nervous before his first Major League start. After all, he hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in his first at-bat the night before as a pinch-hitter.
The Padres have signed lottery round B draft pick Reggie Lawson to a $1.9 million deal, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. Slot value for the No. 71 overall selection was $905,900.
The Pirates signed three more Draft picks Monday, including fourth-rounder Braeden Ogle, a high school left-hander who received a bonus well over slot.
The Rays and their third 2016 Draft pick (77th overall), Jake Fraley, have agreed on an $800,000 deal. The LSU outfielder is expected to sign this week, according to MLB.com insider Jim Callis.
The Cardinals signed 2016 second-round pick Connor Jones, a right-handed pitcher selected No. 70 overall, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. Callis reports the signing is for $1.1 million; the slot value for the 70th pick is $920,100.
Astros' first base prospect A.J. Reed is ready for the big leagues, said Houston GM Jeff Luhnow, but the team has no plans to recall him as they want to take a look at Luis Valbuena and Marwin Gonzalez.
On the first day of the Perfect Game National showcase, shortstop/right-handed pitcher Hunter Greene (Notre Dame High School, Calif.) put his two-way talent on display and made a case for himself as the best player in the field.
Phillies Minor League review: June 13-19
The Blue Jays have now officially signed the first 10 players they selected in this year's MLB Draft.
Phillies prospect Mickey Moniak is signed and ready to begin his professional baseball career.
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.
The Nationals have agreed to terms with 23 players selected in the 2016 Draft, including second-round pick Sheldon Neuse and third-rounder Jesus Luzardo, the team announced Monday.
The Rays signed their 2016 No. 1 Draft pick, Joshua Lowe, for $2.6 million, according to MLB.com insider Jim Callis. He will report to the Rookie-level GCL Rays. That figure is below the slot value of $3,098,900 for the No. 13 overall pick.
The Twins have agreed to terms with first-round Draft pick Alex Kirilloff, MLB.com's Jim Callis reported on Monday.
One pitch, one swing, one home run. Cubs catcher Willson Contreras had the best possible result in his first Major League at-bat, hitting a sixth-inning home run to dead-center field on a first-pitch changeup from Pirates right-hander A.J. Schugel.
The Red Sox have promoted top prospect Yoan Moncada to Double-A Portland. Moncada is the No. 5 overall prospect in baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com.
The Dodgers acquired infielder Chris Taylor from the Mariners, trading right-handed pitcher and longtime top prospect Zach Lee after Sunday's 2-1 win.
Phil Bickford's bat-missing ability was on full display Sunday during his California League debut as he recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts over six innings to lead Class A Advanced San Jose past Rancho Cucamonga, 5-3.
When the Twins called up top prospect Max Kepler for his third stint in the Major Leagues, they were determined to use him as a starter this time to make sure he would get enough at-bats to adjust to the pitching at this level. It looks like that plan is starting to pay off.
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will make his first Major League start Monday against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs on Monday placed Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list after the center fielder left Saturday's 4-3 win against the Pirates with right hamstring discomfort. Chicago recalled right-hander C.J. Edwards -- its No. 16 prospect -- from Triple-A Iowa.
Although Zach Eflin had already moved on in the hours following his exit after 2 2/3 innings in his Major League debut, there was still a part of him that needed to prove himself.
The Class A Rome Braves must be tired of facing Greensboro right-hander Chris Paddack. After he struck out a career-best 11 hitters over five no-hit frames against Rome in his last start on June 12, Paddack managed to improve on that performance by firing five perfect innings against the Braves on Saturday.
The Red Sox have signed three additional players selected in last week's Draft: shortstop C.J. Chatham (second round), right-hander Stephen Nogosek (sixth round) and left-hander Robby Sexton (14th round).
There was a certain serendipity to Cody Reed's impressive -- but inconsistent -- Major League debut during the Reds' 5-4 loss in 11 innings to the Astros on Saturday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
Two of the Pirates' top prospects were on the move Saturday. Outfielder Austin Meadows was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis, and shortstop Kevin Newman took his roster spot with Double-A Altoona.
A night after falling to Brooklyn, 3-2, in a 20-inning marathon, the Staten Island Yankees' staff bounced back to toss 10 no-hit innings against the Cyclones before Staten Island dramatically walked it off in the bottom of the 10th to win 2-1.
In a departure for one of baseball's best young defensive shortstops, top Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia manned second base on Saturday at Triple-A Colorado Springs for a third straight game.
Like Addison Russell and Kris Bryant before them, Willson Contreras and Albert Almora Jr. are the latest Cubs to come to the big leagues and embrace the challenge rather than shy from the pressure.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday that catcher Willson Contreras, ranked as the Cubs' No. 2 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, will get his first Major League start either Sunday against the Pirates or Monday against the Cardinals.
The White Sox agreed to terms with nine of their Top 10 picks from the 2016 Draft, including one of their two first-round picks, right-handed pitcher Zack Burdi.
The Dodgers reached an agreement Saturday with No. 32 overall pick Will Smith on a $1.775 million bonus, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis
The Cardinals have signed the last of their first-round picks from the 2016 Draft, Mississippi State right-hander Dakota Hudson, the team announced on Saturday. Hudson signed for $2 million, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis, and the slot value for the pick was $1,878,000.
It wasn't a storybook beginning for Adrian Sampson, given his Major League debut turned into a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday. But everyone has to start somewhere and, well, starting at Fenway Park in front of 37,195 fans and a host of family members is not a bad way to do it.
Julio Urias at his best, but also showed his familiar limitations in the Dodgers' 3-2 win over the Brewers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The 19-year-old racked up eight strikeouts and held the Brewers scoreless, but he also lasted just five innings while throwing 85 pitches.
It was a special night for Nick Pivetta. Making his 14th start of the season for Double-A Reading, Pivetta, the Phillies' No. 18 prospect, fired nine scoreless innings to record his first career shutout.
It may not have been Tyler Glasnow's most efficient start of the season, but the Pirates' No. 1 prospect still proved to be unhittable.
Astros second-round Draft pick Ronnie Dawson, a left-handed-hitting outfielder from Ohio State, officially signed with the team on Friday and took batting practice on the field prior to the game against the Reds at Minute Maid Park.
The Dodgers on Friday confirmed the signing of 10 more picks from the 2016 MLB Draft, including top pick Gavin Lux, whose agreement was reported Thursday by MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.
The Brewers signed two more Draft picks Friday, leaving only first-rounder Corey Ray unsigned among the team's 11 selections in the first 10 rounds. Mario Feliciano, a prep catcher from Puerto Rico selected 75th overall in Lottery Round B, signed for $800,000, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis, just below the slot value assigned to that pick. And third-round pick Braden Webb, a right-hander out of the University of South Carolina, also signed for just below slot at $700,000.
For a while, it looked like the short temporary fences for the pregame celebrity softball match at Kauffman Stadium were the Royals' best chance at ending Michael Fulmer's scoreless innings streak on Friday night.
The Cardinals signed Delvin Perez, their top overall Draft pick, on Friday and laid out a plan to combat any future missteps by the Puerto Rican shortstop, who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs prior to the Draft.
The White Sox came to terms Friday with first-rounder Zack Burdi, the 26th pick overall in the 2016 MLB Draft, with a bonus of $2,128,500 to correspond with the No. 26 pick value, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.
A few injured Phillies are progressing and could rejoin the club in the coming weeks. Any prospect reinforcements, however, are likely further away.
While the Minor League season kicked off back in early April, there are several leagues just kicking off their seasons now. Short-season schedules began on Friday, giving prospects at the bottom rungs of organizations a chance to show what they can do.
The Marlins have made significant progress in locking up their high-round Draft picks. The club has reached agreement, pending physicals, with six of their first 11 choices: right-hander Sam Perez (fifth round), outfielder Corey Bird (seventh), outfielder Aaron Knapp (eighth), catcher Jarett Rindfleisch (ninth), left-hander Dylan Lee (10th) and right-hander Chad Smith (11th).
The D-backs agreed to terms with Andrew Yerzy, their second-round pick in the 2016 MLB First Year Draft, on Friday, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.
The Cardinals announced Friday that they have signed 2016 first-round pick Delvin Perez, a shortstop out of the International Baseball Academy in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. St. Louis selected the 17-year-old 23rd overall.
The Orioles agreed to terms on Friday with Cody Sedlock, their first-round selection of the 2016 MLB Draft, the team announced.
The Mariners announced the signing of nine more of their selections from last week's Draft, including second-rounder Joe Rizzo, a high school third baseman from Virginia.
Blue Jays first-round pick T.J. Zeuch highlighted a list of 24 signees from the 2016 Draft announced by the team on Friday, including nine of Toronto's 11 picks from the first 10 rounds.
Friday was Willson Contreras' first day of summer school with the Cubs. The top catching prospect was promoted from Triple-A Iowa to the big league team as part of his development, with the goal not to start five days a week but learn what it takes to prepare so he can help later in the season.
Francisco Cervelli's left hand hadn't been bothering him. No soreness, no sign of injury. Then came one swing, a pop and an immediate feeling that something was wrong.
Clemson freshman outfielder Seth Beer -- who could have been a high school senior had he not graduated a semester early to enroll in classes this last January, just in time for baseball season -- was awarded the Dick Howser Trophy on Friday.
The College World Series once again returns to TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., as college baseball looks to crown its champion. The two-bracket, double-elimination tournament begins Saturday and concludes with a best-of-three championship series from June 27-29.
High school outfielder Will Benson, the Indians' first-round pick (No. 14 overall) in last week's MLB Draft, signed Friday for $2.5 million, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo.
Brett Eibner returned from the DL on Thursday, just in time to be penciled in the starting lineup against the Tigers. The Royals' No. 22 prospect singled in a run off Justin Verlander in the second inning, then socked his first career home run off Detroit's former American League Cy Young Award winner in the fifth in the Royals' 10-4 loss.
Alex Jackson, the top prospect in the Mariners' system, is heating up. Jackson got off to a slow start and his average sat at just .138 after he went 0-for-6 on June 11. A few days later and Jackson finds his average at a noticeably improved .200 after going 3-for-5 with a homer for Class A Clinton.
While the Washington Nationals sit atop the National League East, their top prospect Lucas Giolito has been on quite a run of dominance in the Double-A Eastern League.
Daniel Mengden delivered his second consecutive strong performance Thursday in a 5-1 loss to the Rangers -- an outing A's manager Bob Melvin said was "wasted."
The Pirates have agreed to terms with second-round Draft pick Travis MacGregor and third-round pick Stephen Alemais, according to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis.
Left-handed pitching prospect Cody Reed nearly won a job in the Reds' rotation out of Spring Training. Erring on the side of developmental caution, the Reds' No. 3 prospect (No. 60 overall) began the year in Triple-A, his first taste of competition above the Double-A level. After 11 starts, the Reds decided they'd seen enough development and summoned the southpaw to make his Major League debut Saturday in Houston.
The Dodgers quickly agreed to terms with first-round pick Gavin Lux to a $2.317 million bonus on Thursday, one week after selecting the Wisconsin high school shortstop with the 20th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft.
The Astros announced Thursday they had signed seven more players who were taken in the 2016 MLB Draft, including fourth-round pick Brett Adcock, a left-handed pitcher from Michigan, and sixth-round pick Stephen Wrenn, an outfielder from Georgia.
The White Sox have agreed to terms with third-round pick Alex Call, according to a source.
On Thursday, the Cubs called up catching prospect Willson Contreras, while the Reds brought up lefty Cody Reed. Both will be making their Major League debuts. Coincidence? Perhaps not. It's quite possible teams have figured out the season has passed the Super Two arbitration status threshold.
The Rockies have agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick Robert Tyler, according to a source.
The Cardinals agreed to terms with three more 2016 MLB Draft picks Thursday, including fifth-round selection Walker Robbins. St. Louis also added three undrafted free agents.
How can the best team in baseball get even better? By getting the game's top catching prospect acclimated to the big leagues so he can be in position to contribute in October. The Cubs, whose 44-20 start has them on pace for 111 victories, will summon Willson Contreras to the Majors on Friday.
The excitement that came with Blake Snell's arrival to Tampa Bay was erased quickly due in part to both his lack of command and the poor defense around around him.
Left-hander Cody Reed, the Reds' No. 3 prospect per MLBPipeline.com, will be called up Saturday and make his Major League debut against the Astros in Houston.
The White Sox have agreed to terms with second-round pick Alec Hansen, a source tells MLB.com's Jim Callis. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley right-hander Alec Asher has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
The Cubs have decided to accelerate catcher Willson Contreras' development and promote their top prospect from Triple-A Iowa.
Jim Callis discusses which 2016 Draft picks will become the top prospect for their respective clubs when the Top 30 lists are re-ranked, when the Astros will call up Alex Bregman and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
The Braves called up right-hander Tyrell Jenkins from Triple-A Gwinnett before Thursday's series finale with the Reds, and they optioned Casey Kelly back to Gwinnett.
Phillies' No. 1 prospect J.P. Crawford and D-backs' No. 14 prospect Anthony Banda are among the top prospect performers Wednesday in the Minors.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura has taken a great deal of heat for the team's 10-23 run over the last 33 games, after starting the season at 23-10. But he certainly deserves credit for moving Tim Anderson to the leadoff spot and Adam Eaton to second in the order.
The Dodgers have come to terms on a deal with second-round Draft pick Mitchell White, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis. The team also signed sixth-round pick Errol Robinson.
According to industry sources, the Dodgers agreed to a $2 million deal with Cuban teenage outfielder Yordan Alvarez on Wednesday afternoon. The Dodgers, who are in the maximum penalty and will not be able to sign pool-eligible international prospects during the next two periods, having exceeding their bonus pools by more than 15 percent, did not confirm the deal.
Tim Anderson played his sixth big league game for the White Sox on Wednesday night, but the club's top position player prospect already has earned plaudits from his manager.
Byron Buxton may only be 22 years old, but the Twins center fielder appears that he's starting to figure some things out in the Major Leagues.
Dylan Carlson isn't a celebrity, but was treated like one on Wednesday as one of the Cardinals' first-round Draft picks. Cameras flashed and clicked as a mob followed him around Busch Stadium. It was his first taste of potential big league stardom.
Two of the Braves' top three Draft picks, Joey Wentz and Kyle Muller, stopped by Turner Field on Wednesday after signing with the team.
The D-backs have signed supplemental first-round pick Anfernee Grier for $1.5 million, the club announced Wednesday.
The 2016 Draft concluded last Saturday and, already, the signings are coming in quickly. Soon enough, those players will be making their professional debuts. Members of the class of 2015 know what that's all about. After getting their feet wet last summer, most of them are a couple of months into their first full seasons in the Minors. Some, both first rounders and those taken later on, are off to impressive starts, while others have stumbled a bit out of the gate.
The Astros announced Wednesday they had signed six players who were selected in last week's 2016 MLB Draft, including third-round pick Jake Rogers, a catcher from Tulane who got a $614,000 bonus. Rogers told MLB.com on Sunday he had reached a deal.
The Nationals agreed to terms with right-hander A.J. Bogucki, their eighth-round pick in the 2016 Draft, MLB.com has learned. Bogucki will receive a bonus of $150,000. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Six days after Will Craig heard his name called in the first round of the MLB Draft, he put on a Pirates jersey and walked around the place he hopes to one day call home. The Pirates officially introduced Craig, their first-round pick, in a news conference on Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park.
The Twins have reached a deal with Akil Baddoo, their Lottery Round B Draft pick, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. The 74th overall selection from Salem High School (Conyers, Ga.), Baddoo received a $750,000 deal. The slot value at that pick was $865,200. The Twins have not confirmed the deal.
The Red Sox have agreed to terms with second-round pick C.J. Chatham, according to a source. The club has not confirmed the signing, which a source said is for $1.1 million. Slot value for the 51st overall pick was $1,232,800.
The Brewers have agreed to terms with at least eight of their 11 selections in the first 10 rounds of last week's MLB Draft, according to a variety of reports and the players' own Twitter feeds. The team has yet to formally announce any agreements. The highest-picked player to reach a deal is second-rounder Lucas Erceg, a power-hitting third baseman from Menlo College who signed for $1.15 million, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.
The Blue Jays put the finishing touches on their 2016 MLB Draft on Saturday and now the club is working out a number of deals with their top picks, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.
The Angels have agreed to terms with first-round pick Matt Thaiss, the 16th overall pick in the 2016 Draft. The deal is worth $2.15 million, a source confirmed to MLB.com.
The Pirates agreed to terms with nine players from the 2016 Draft on Wednesday.
Jameson Taillon has always bristled at the notion that he'd wasted two seasons of his baseball career. He said nothing could be further from the truth. He'd grown so much, learned so much.
Phillies No. 19 prospect Rhys Hoskins was among the top prospect performers Tuesday in the Minors.
Hard-throwing rookie right-hander Edwin Diaz continued to shine in his new relief role with the Mariners, throwing 2 2/3 scoreless innings after replacing injured starter Taijuan Walker in the fourth inning of Tuesday's 8-7 loss to the Rays.
The ball was stained with red, a permanent reminder of a historic night that hardly seemed possible in recent years. It sat on a ledge in the locker of Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon, who flirted with history en route to his first career win Tuesday night, a 4-0 Pittsburgh victory over the Mets.
The A's agreed to terms on a $1.6 million deal with Daulton Jefferies on Monday, according to MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis. The Cal product will report to Arizona and continue his rehab as he recovers from an injury to his shoulder that sidelined him for eight weeks this year.
One thing is perfectly clear. Trevor Story is the Colorado Rockies' everyday shortstop. Yes, Jose Reyes, having served his penalty for domestic violence, has completed his rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque and now waits to find out whether the Rockies will place him on the 40-man roster, activate him, trade him or release him.
The Brewers signed fifth-round Draft pick Zack Brown to a deal that includes a $401,700 bonus Tuesday, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.
The lights, the stage, the relatively late notice -- none of it seemed to matter to Jameson Taillon. The Pirates rookie and former No. 2 overall Draft pick -- selected between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado in 2010 -- brushed aside everything the Mets or anyone else could chuck his way on Tuesday, firing eight shutout innings in a 4-0 win at Citi Field for his first Major League victory.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with Draft picks Blake Cederlind (fifth round), Brent Gibbs (seventh), Dylan Prohoroff (eighth) and Clark Eagan (ninth), MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis reported Tuesday.
The Cardinals have reached an agreement with first-round pick Dylan Carlson, who was selected 33rd overall in last week's MLB Draft.
Zach Eflin experienced both the highs and lows of life in the Major Leagues during his debut on Tuesday.
The Twins have agreed to terms with second round Draft pick Ben Rortvedt, a source told MLB.com's Jim Callis. The club has not confirmed.
Their plan continued to take shape on Tuesday, when the Braves agreed to terms on over-slot bonuses with left-handed pitchers Joey Wentz and Kyle Muller, who were taken with the 40th and 44th overall selections, respectively.
With their rotation struggling and a season-high five-game losing streak looming, the Pirates had to put ace right-hander Gerrit Cole on the shelf Tuesday afternoon. No. 4 prospect Jameson Taillon was summoned for his second start to face the Mets.
The Rockies have agreed to terms with No. 4 overall Draft pick Riley Pint, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Wednesday marks the end of the end of the 2015-16 international signing period, and the final day before the group of teams that will not be able sign any pool-eligible prospects for more than $300,000 gets even larger.
The Rangers unveiled the newest additions to their organization on Tuesday, officially introducing their top three picks from the 2016 Draft.
Hudson Potts (No. 24 overall) -- formerly known as Hudson Sanchez -- Eric Lauer (No. 25), Mason Thompson (third round), Joey Lucchesi (fourth round) and Lake Bachar (fifth round) all signed Tuesday, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.
A pair of Royals pitching prospects, Alec Mills and Josh Staumont, are among the top prospect performers from Monday in the Minors.
There is an idea of who some of the top amateur talent for next year is already, based on how they performed as college sophomores or high school juniors. Here's a quick look at five college and five high school players who could be among those taken with the early picks in the Draft next June.
Tyler Mahle has proven to be difficult to hit during his professional career. On Monday night, however, the right-hander furthered that reputation in a big way as he fired a nine-inning no-hitter for Class A Advanced Daytona in a 4-0 win against Jupiter.
Four years after the Astros took him in the third round of the Draft out of Arizona State, right-hander Brady Rodgers is making some noise at Triple-A Fresno.
Hours after signing his first professional contract, right-hander Cal Quantrill was on the bullpen mound at Petco Park, showcasing the impressive four-pitch mix that led the Padres to select him at No. 8 overall in last week's Draft.
Rookie Whit Merrifield certainly has made an impact with an adoring Royals fan base. Even more important, Merrifield has made a statement to management that he belongs in the big leagues.
Left-handed pitcher Brett Adcock, the Astros' fourth-round pick in the 2016 Draft out of the University of Michigan, told MLB.com on Monday he had reached a contract agreement to sign with Houston.
When Tyler Danish made seven Spring Training appearances out of the White Sox bullpen this past March, he had a feeling it was more than a scheduling quirk.
A few days after the MLB Draft ended, the Nationals were able to agree to terms with infielder Carter Kieboom, who was the 28th overall pick. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
And four days after being selected in the 2016 Draft, right-hander A.J. Puckett made it official by signing a $1.2 million deal with the Royals.
It's the moment every young ballplayer dreams of -- hearing his name called by a Major League club on Draft Day, the culmination of years of hard work and the first step toward the big leagues. But when it came time for Jeremy Yden's moment, he wasn't around to hear it. The Northern California prep prospect snuck into the 2016 Draft as the very last pick, going No. 1,216 overall to the St. Louis Cardinals.
It's been a whirlwind week for Kyle Lewis, who was selected by the Mariners in the first round of the 2016 Draft on Thursday night, signed with the club on Saturday, spent the weekend attending games at Safeco Field and checking out Seattle and then flew back home to Georgia on Monday to get a few things in order before beginning his pro baseball career.
The Lowe brothers plan to come to St. Petersburg this week to sign professional baseball contracts with the Rays. Joshua Lowe, a high school third baseman from Pope High School in Marietta, Ga., was Tampa Bay's No. 1 pick in the 2016 Draft (13th overall) and his brother Nathaniel, a first baseman for Mississippi State, became the team's 13th round selection (390th overall).
The latest edition of MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week, for the week of June 6 to June 12, is highlighted by none other than No. 1 overall prospect Lucas Giolito, who, in one of the better starts of his young career, struck out a career-high 12 hitters over seven innings on Friday for Double-A Harrisburg.
The Yankees have been keeping tabs on Blake Rutherford since the eighth grade, which is one reason they felt so confident about using their top pick in the 2016 Draft on the left-handed-hitting outfielder from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, Calif.
The Reds have agreed to terms with Nick Senzel, Taylor Trammell, Chris Okey and Nick Hanson, their top four picks in the MLB Draft, the club confirmed Tuesday.
Could Joe Kelly be best suited in the bullpen? What prospects could help the Red Sox this summer? Beat reporter Ian Browne addresses those questions and more in the latest Inbox.
Rowan Wick isn't the first player to make the switch from position player to pitcher within the Cardinals' organization, but few have had similar success so early in the transition.
Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel has been declared a free agent and can sign with any Major League team, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez.
Brewers prospect Josh Hader and Marlins prospect Chris Paddack were among the top prospect performers on Sunday in the Minors.
Peter O'Brien jumped on a 1-1 fastball from Marlins starter Adam Conley. The ball wrapped inside the left-field foul pole and bounced off Chase Field's second deck, a mammoth three-run moonshot in the D-backs' 6-0 win over Miami on Sunday afternoon.
Chris Paddack was simply too much for Class A Rome hitters on Sunday. Making his fourth start of the season for Greensboro, Paddack, the Marlins' No. 18 prospect, struck out a career-high 11 hitters over five no-hit innings to pace the Grasshoppers in a 6-0 shutout.
Three of the Astros' top picks from the 2016 MLB Draft told MLB.com on Sunday that they had reached deals with the team and were set to sign contracts, including second-round pick Ronnie Dawson (outfielder from Ohio State) and third-round pick Jake Rogers (catcher from Tulane).
The Rays will call up top prospect Blake Snell to make a start on Thursday against the Mariners. Matt Andriese (5-0, 2.82 ERA) will move to the bullpen.
Here are the five clubs who hauled in the most talent, factoring in expected signability:
Dylan Cozens led the way with two home runs, but plenty of prospects lit up the box scores Saturday.
KC scouting director Lonnie Goldberg acknowledged the unknown with Anthony Bender. He said he knows he's not a finished product. However, there's still a lot to like. The California State University, Northridge commit showcased his power and control when he played over the past two years.
Day 3 of the 2016 MLB Draft was a meaningful one for the Royals. From their 11th-round pick to their 40th-round selection, there was no shortage of stories to be told along the way.
The Giants focused on University of Miami center fielder Jacob Heyward's skills when they selected him in Saturday's 18th round of the 2016 Draft. They didn't dwell on his surname.
The D-backs had to wait a while before making their first pick of the 2016 Draft, but after three days of selections they were pleased with where they wound up.
The Pirates didn't so much lean toward college players in this year's MLB Draft as much as they fell completely in that direction. The Bucs made 41 picks, and 35 of them were out of the college or junior college ranks. Was that their plan all along?
For all his talents, Max Kranick is more projection than proven. And Kranick, coming out of high school, is committed to play at the University of Virginia. Before the Draft began, it was unclear if Kranick would honor that commitment or begin his professional career.
Chris Owings could not suppress his smile Saturday afternoon as he walked through the D-backs' clubhouse. No the infielder/outfielder was not happy about the news he was going to be placed on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Instead he was still digesting the fact that his brother Connor was selected by the D-backs in the 34th round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
On Saturday, while Eric Carter was driving through Louisiana -- a place he was first introduced to while stationed there on a mission trip and then returned to in order to further his college career -- he learned that his time away from the sport hadn't kept him from another dream. The Cardinals selected him out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with their 26th-round Draft pick.
The Blue Jays enter every Draft looking to restock their Minor League system, but, at least publicly, this year felt even more important than normal.
Highlighted by Louisville outfielder Corey Ray, who was selected fifth overall by the Brewers, the 2016 MLB Draft saw a new class of Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, Urban Youth Academy and Breakthrough Series graduates start their paths to the Major Leagues.
AJ Alexy is eager to become known as a Dodger, and not just the kid who threw 164 pitches one game.
The Indians believe they walked away with a potential cornerstone player in prep outfielder Will Benson, the team's first-round pick (No. 14 overall), plus good value and depth throughout the rest of the Draft.
After starting their 2016 MLB Draft class with the first round's riskiest pick, the Cardinals put a bowtie on the three-day event early Saturday evening with the selection of high school outfielder Jeremy Ydens, the 1,216th and final player to be chosen. In between, the organization loaded up on college pitching and went far-reaching for talent, much of which it plucked from smaller college programs.
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:
The Phillies believe they landed three first-round talents in the first three rounds of the 2016 Draft.
Another Reds' Draft is in the books after Saturday's final 30 rounds, and once again, Cincinnati loaded up on pitching.
In the 36th round of this year's Draft, the Padres went local, selecting a scrappy young shortstop named Quinn Hoffman out of Cathedral Catholic High School.
In the 2016 Draft, the Giants leaned toward experienced performers. Of the 39 players they chose, all but five were collegians.
The Rockies' Draft began with high school right-hander Riley Pint, but as the process continued it became heavy with collegiate players -- pitchers especially.
It was another impressive season for the Baseball Canada program with 25 Canadians selected in this year's Draft, and the Blue Jays came away with three of them.
It seems like a huge number, doesn't it? A total of 1,216 players were just taken over 40 rounds in the last three days of the 2016 Draft. But even with such a vast list to sift through, it's pretty easy to figure out certain trends.
College pitchers dominated the Brewers' 2016 Draft class, though amateur scouting director Ray Montgomery insisted after Saturday's final pick that it was not drawn up that way.
After picking atop the Draft three years in a row and second last year, the Astros didn't have the luxury of having a large bonus pool to manipulate, selecting at No. 17 overall this year, which meant some of the more expensive high school players on the board were off limits in the later rounds.
Andres Perez celebrated his 18th birthday much like he had countless other days, by coming to Turner Field to watch a Braves game. But this trip proved to be much different than any other he had experienced during his previous trips to his father's long-time office.
Nationals scouting director Kris Kline said he liked the diversity of this year's First-Year Player Draft. During the three days of the Draft, the Nationals selected a total of 41 players: 12 right-handed pitchers, eight left-handed pitchers, six outfielders, 10 infielders and five catchers.
The Yankees used one of their later selections on a player with big league pedigree, taking right-hander Bo Weiss in the 29th round with the 878th overall pick.
The Cubs hope their selections in the 2016 MLB Draft will help balance a farm system that has continually produced position players, but has yet to develop a big-time pitcher.
Starting pitching, they say, sets the tone in the big leagues. The Marlins are hoping that the selection of a potential future ace set the standard for their 2016 Draft.
Daniel Mengden worked through 5 2/3 strong innings, keeping his team in the game through its 2-1 Interleague loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
The Whalens of Vancouver, Wash., will host a graduation party Sunday, and suddenly they have a lot more to celebrate.
It'll be half a decade, perhaps longer, before the Padres' front office can be accurately graded on its performance over the past three days. In the short term, however, there's plenty of cause for excitement within the organization.
The A's, who are especially light on starting pitching in the upper ranks of their farm system, drafted 19 arms. Of their 41 picks, they also selected five catchers, eight infielders and nine outfielders.
Though there was an occasional need to tinker, the Braves navigated their way through this year's MLB Draft in a strategic manner that enabled them to select three of MLB.com's top-25 available players while understanding they must remain within the restrictions of their salary bonus pool.
Matt Wallner will now have to decide whether to attend Southern Miss, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier's alma mater, or whether to sign with his favorite team growing up. Wallner said he's not quite ready to make that decision yet.
After selecting four prep players on the first day of the 2016 MLB Draft, the Twins went heavy on college players the rest of the way, especially on Saturday, the final day.
The Rays got out of the gate with position players Thursday night during the first night of this year's Draft. Day 2 saw them go for pitching before they went all over the board to finish up the annual event on Saturday.
White Sox director of amateur scouting Nick Hostetler regularly would send the front office weekly updates on players he had viewed and their potential to get to the White Sox at No. 10 overall in preparation for the 2016 MLB Draft.
The Angels' 2016 Draft began with four high school players in their first six picks and ended with collegiate seniors in each of their last nine. They took 25 position players and 15 pitchers. And as a whole, the Angels believe their farm system -- the consensus worst in the industry -- got a little bit more athletic.
The Red Sox went hard after pitching from start to finish in the 2016 Draft, opening the festivities by taking one of the most talented amateur arms available in high school lefty Jason Groome.
Right-hander Ian Hamilton, the first pick of the day on Saturday, may end up as the White Sox biggest reward in the long term.
Long-time baseball fans and trivia buffs may remember his grandfather, Norm Zauchin. But for now, Chad Smith will get his chance to make a name for himself in professional baseball.
The Indians picked Zach Plesac in the 12th round on the third and final day of the annual Draft, adding another right-handed pitcher to their stock of prospects. His uncle, former Major Leaguer Dan Plesac, received a notification when his nephew's name was called.
The night was still young, but the celebration that became a Twitter sensation was in its final stages, dying down, when Boston College baseball coach Mike Gambino approached the Mets' top Draft pick, Justin Dunn.
The Yankees think that they scored right out of the gate in the 2016 Draft, thrilled for a chance to fit high school outfielder Blake Rutherford for pinstripes with the 18th overall selection, and hope that they continued to pick winners over the course of the 40-round extravaganza.
In this week's MLB Draft, Carlos Beltran didn't just inherit some potential future teammates. He also helped shepherd in baseball's next generation.
The Tigers' front office has changed a little bit. The Tigers' strategy of drafting arms has not.
The anticipation of hearing his name called in the 2016 Draft so filled Greg Weissert with nervous energy, the Fordham University right-hander scooped up his glove on Saturday afternoon and played catch with his brother across the yard of his parents' Long Island home.
Clate Schmidt underwent chemotherapy for three months. Doctors declared him cancer-free in late July. His love of baseball helped push him through, he said, but his fight to pitch was just starting.
Catcher Samuel Tidaback is now part of his favorite team, selected by the Cubs in the 21st round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
The Astros have reached contract agreements with eighth-round pick Nick Hernandez (right-handed pitcher), ninth-round pick Ryan Hartman (left-handed pitcher) and 10th-round pick Dustin Hunt (right-handed pitcher).
From Target Field, where Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo was getting ready for Saturday's game against the Twins, he reached out to his son, Nick, and made sure he was keeping tabs on Day 3 of the Draft.
Even though he wasn't taken in the first two days of the MLB Draft, just being drafted in the 12th round shows almost improbable improvement for Cassidy Brown.
Milwaukee made Cam Roegner its 22nd-round pick on Day 3 of the MLB Draft on Saturday, fulfilling a lifelong dream for a Brewers fan who grew up in Beloit, an industrial town in south central Wisconsin.
Beloved former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter jumped on the conference call to announce a very personal selection in Day 3 of the Draft on Saturday: With their 23rd-round pick, the Angels had selected his son, Torii Hunter Jr., a center fielder from the University of Notre Dame.
The Rays doubled up on the Lowe bloodline on Saturday when they selected Nathaniel Lowe in the 13th round (390th overall) of the 2016 Draft.
The Orioles have always tried to add a local connection when possible in the Draft, and they did so on Saturday's Day 3. Baltimore selected left-handed pitcher Tyler Blohm of Archbishop Spalding in the 17th round.
The later rounds of the Draft can be filled with anonymity, players seeking to stamp their reputations on the baseball world. The Mets' 22nd-round pick, Ian Strom out of UMass-Lowell, already comes with a reputation ready-made.
On Saturday afternoon, 13 rounds into Day 3 of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, Torii Hunter's voice crackled over the telephone lines. The Angels had enlisted his help to announce their 23rd-round selection: Torii Hunter Jr., son of the fan favorite and two-time All-Star in Anaheim.
In a perfect hat tip to Hall of Fame-bound Ken Griffey Jr., the Mariners selected Trey Griffey, his oldest son, with a 24th-round selection in Saturday's 2016 MLB Draft.
Twins right-hander Alex Meyer will be shut down from throwing for the rest of June as he tries to recover from shoulder fatigue.
Blue Jays No. 1 prospect Anthony Alford sustained a concussion following a collision with a teammate on Friday during the 12th inning of Class A Dunedin's 3-2 loss to St. Lucie, according to an update released by the team on Saturday.
Kyle Lewis told Mariners officials, "I'm ready to go," when they called to tell him he was their first-round pick in the 2016 Draft on Thursday, he wasn't kidding. The 20-year-old junior out of Mercer University signed with Seattle on Saturday, agreeing to the full slot value bonus of $3,286,700 for a No. 11 overall pick.
The Dodgers have already agreed to terms with their third-round pick taken on Friday, right-handed pitcher Dustin May, to a $1 million bonus, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.
The Phillies had a terrific first day of the Draft. They began by using the No. 1 overall pick on California high schooler Mickey Moniak, who could be Christian Yelich with the added bonus of sticking in center field. In the second round, they landed another high-upside California prepster in right-hander Kevin Gowdy, who flashes plus stuff and has plenty of projectability and pitchability.
It took him 21 games, but Andrew Benintendi finally connected on his first Double-A home run on Friday night as Portland defeated Richmond, 8-3. The No. 21 overall prospect went 3-for-5 at the plate and finished a triple short of hitting for the cycle.
Matt Krook's passion led him to the brink of realizing a dream Friday, as the Giants selected the University of Oregon left-hander in the fourth round of the 2016 Draft. A native of San Mateo who grew up in Hillsborough and graduated from San Francisco's St. Ignatius High School, Krook couldn't contain his joy after he learned the Giants had plucked him from the crop of prospects.
Tim Anderson, 22, carries a reputation for quiet confidence, but that knee-shaking "this is the big leagues" feeling finally came as he stood on deck in the third inning Friday night, waiting for his first Major League at-bat.
The Nationals are willing to draft pitchers who have undergone Tommy John surgery. They believe they can turn them into quality pitchers, and they have the track record to back it up.
Hundreds of dreams were realized as 239 players were selected in Rounds 3-10 of the 2016 MLB Draft on Friday. The Draft concludes today with Rounds 11-30, beginning at noon ET.
Nolan Martinez knew that his high school graduation day would involve wearing a cap and gown. The touted right-hander was thrilled that it also allowed him to try some Yankees headwear on for size.
It may not have been the cleanest of outings for <a href="http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=tb"><b>Rays No. 1 prospect</a></b> Blake Snell, but that didn't stop the left-hander from doing something he had never done before in 100 Minor League starts.
With their fifth-round Draft pick Friday, the Dodgers got a left-handed pitcher and a righteous story. Devin Smeltzer, ballplayer and cancer survivor, is using baseball and he's proud of it.
Lucas Giolito continued to put his slow start behind him on Friday as the <a href="http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=prospects"><b>No. 1 overall prospect</a></b> struck out a career-high 12 hitters to lead Double-A Harrisburg past Akron, 6-4.
Eric Gagne was the hitter, JaVon Shelby recalled. The Dodgers pitcher was taking batting practice, and a young Shelby, though swallowed by a big league outfield, finally found himself camped under a ball, perfectly so.
The record books at Round Rock High School in Texas will show one inning next to Mason Thompson's name for the 2016 season. But that doesn't quite tell the story. For Thompson, who underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2015, that one inning represented all the work he put into his recovery.
It was right around the time the Angels selected their third amateur player, at 10:49 a.m. PT on Friday, Day 2 of the 2016 Draft, that change began to seem evident. The Angels are taking chances on high school players again.
The offers began trickling in for Placido Torres after his junior season. Playing for tiny Tusculum College, a school of about 1,500 students in rural Tennessee, Torres did enough to earn looks as an undrafted free agent. His coach, Doug Jones, told him to follow his heart. But if Torres stayed, Jones said, he could still improve. He could become a leader.
Every Draft produces big league talent, some of the All-Star caliber, some just contributors to Major League rosters. Patience is often the most important virtue in waiting for that to happen, for allowing the development process to unfold so players can turn themselves from top amateurs to top professionals.
They've seen him blast a baseball more than 400 feet, and on other occasions reach back and throw 92 mph off the mound. It didn't matter if he was hitting or pitching, Sean Reynolds from Redondo (Calif.) Union High School impressed the Marlins.
Aaron Civale, who starred in an exhibition vs. the Red Sox last year, headlined Draft Day 2 for the Indians.
His family moved from Venezuela to Montreal just before he was born in search of a better life. Abraham Toro-Hernandez's next stop might be Houston.
Peter O'Brien has mashed Minor League pitching, proving he deserves the chance to see if he can succeed in the Majors.
Matt Gonzalez has already experienced the thrill of hitting a key home run against a rival at a stadium that has long housed his favorite Major League team. But the Atlanta resident and Georgia Tech product will now have a chance to experience something even more memorable -- the chance to realize his childhood dream of playing for the hometown team that his late grandfather long loved.
After dealing with an injury and a position switch, Nicholas Lopez's dream of playing in the Majors was realized when he was selected in the fifth round by the Royals with the 163rd overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft on Friday.
The degree means more than one might expect for a highly touted pitcher. Kyle Funkhouser graduated from Louisville last month with a degree in marketing, which meant as much for himself as it did to his family back home in Chicago.
Two years after Tommy John surgery, rehab and a season at the University of South Carolina, Braden Webb is on track and a third-round Draft selection.
The Draft usually features a number of players with family connections to the game getting selected, but this year's festivities featured a few special twists that involved the sons of four iconic players: Craig Biggio, Torii Hunter, Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman.
They call Long Beach State "Shortstop U," in part because it seems as if they have an assembly line that turns out 6-foot to 6-foot-3, 200-pound-plus shortstops who have disproved the theory that short is a little man's position. But this product, Garrett Hampson, is showing that the quality hasn't changed even if the size is smaller.
A few weeks before he was taken as the sixth round pick by the Reds on Friday in the 2016 MLB Draft, pitcher Tyler Mondile had already had the experience of pitching in a primetime setting. He also saw how baseball can be utilized to benefit others.
He may have thrown a pair of no-hitters as the ace for George County (Miss.) High School, but a look above Walker Robbins' locker gave away his future plans. There, on most given days, Robbins would have more than a half-dozen wooden bats stashed away.
If Alex Call doesn't end up producing a long on-field career with the White Sox, he might end up as a general manager or even a team owner at some point. The White Sox third-round selection from the 2016 MLB Draft certainly has the necessary drive and smarts for the jobs.
Infielder Carter Kieboom was never able to play with his older brother, Spencer, when they were growing up in Georgia because of the eight-year age difference between the two. But they will get a chance to play in the same organization once Carter signs with the Nationals, the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2016 Draft.
Stephen Alemais grew up in the Bronx. He's been a shortstop since he was 3 years old. He wore the jersey No. 2 at Tulane University. Yes, he's a Derek Jeter fan.
One thing stood out to Cal State Fullerton pitching coach Jason Dietrich the first time he saw right-hander Chad Hockin pitch in high school.
Considering no player from the Air Force Academy has played in the Majors, Twins scouting director Deron Johnson knows the challenge that lies ahead for their third-round pick, Griffin Jax.
After selecting right-hander A.J. Puckett with their first pick in the Draft on Thursday, the Royals selected another pitcher with their second, only this time they expect him to play in the outfield. The Royals selected center fielder and left-hander Khalil Lee with the 103rd pick in the Draft on Friday.
The excitement of hearing his name called as the fifth-round pick by the Toronto Blue Jays on Day 2 of Draft on Friday was compounded for Notre Dame infielder Cavan Biggio when he recognized the name that was announcing the pick.
The Dodgers, who took a shortstop with their first Draft pick Thursday, took two more Friday, but everybody just calm down. They aren't messing with Corey Seager.
Four of the Giants' eight selections on Friday's second day of the 2016 Draft were left-handed college pitchers, reflecting their belief that the pool of available players of this type was especially talent-rich. The quartet of southpaws included a local product, St. Ignatius High School graduate Matt Krook.
For a Tigers front office that didn't have a second- or third-round pick, Louisville right-hander Kyle Funkhouser's fall was their gain.
Track every D-backs pick from Day 2 of the 2016 MLB Draft, which consisted of Rounds 3-10.
The first two days of the 2016 MLB Draft went so well for the White Sox that their only complaint was getting "cherry-picked" a couple of times on a guy in the ninth round, according to director of amateur scouting Nick Hostetler.
The Padres were the busiest team in baseball on Day 1 of the Draft, and they got right back into the action Friday afternoon for Rounds 3-10. Follow every Padres pick live.
The A's will call on pitching prospect Daniel Mengden to start Saturday's game in Cincinnati, according to a baseball source. The right-hander will be making his Major League debut.
After opening this year's MLB Draft with a trio of position player selections, the Indians grabbed their first pitcher, Northeastern's Aaron Civale, during the second day of the annual event on Friday.
After going with four high school position players on the first day of the 2016 MLB Draft, the Twins went with two collegiate pitchers with their first two picks on Friday.
After picking pitchers with their first three selections in the 2016 Draft, the Rockies went about choosing quality and depth in all areas on Friday, the second day of the event. Day 2 of the 2016 MLB Draft consists of Rounds 3-10. Follow every Rockies pick live.
The Twins called up highly regarded reliever J.T. Chargois from Triple-A Rochester and reinstated right-hander Kyle Gibson from the 15-day disabled list, as right-handers Phil Hughes and Trevor May were placed on the 15-day disabled list before Friday's 8-1 loss to the Red Sox.
The A's optioned struggling right-hander Jesse Hahn to Triple-A Nashville and recalled right-hander Zach Neal and infielder Max Muncy from Triple-A on Friday.
The Nationals are known to take chances on injured players, and Day 2 of the MLB Draft is no different. Their first two picks of the day, left-hander Jesus Luzardo and outfielder Nick Banks, are coming off injuries.
Though the Braves added a few more pitchers to their collection during the second day of the 2016 MLB Draft, by the time they concluded Friday's portion of these proceedings they had also garnered a collection of college position players who will have a chance to help the organization address some of its offensive needs.
With their first pick on Day 2 of the MLB Draft, the Yankees selected right-hander Nolan Martinez, who isn't a prototypical tall and projectable righty but possesses stuff that has made scouts take notice.
Bo Bichette technically hasn't even signed his first professional contract yet, but he already feels like one of the guys because of ties that run deep in the Blue Jays' organization.
With their first pick in Round 3 on Friday, the Blue Jays selected Arkansas righty Zach Jackson, who was projected to be one of the first relievers taken in this year's Draft.
In contrast to the first day of the 2016 Draft, when the Rays selected three position players, pitching dominated their selections on Day 2, when the club picked eight arms -- one left-hander and seven right-handers.
Landing a big fish in a small pond can be a risky proposition for any team. Austin Franklin, a right-hander who hails from a small school in the Florida panhandle, proved to be too enticing for the Rays to pass up.
With its seventh-round pick in the Draft on Friday, the Orioles organization added a familiar name, selecting Preston Palmeiro, the son of former Orioles slugger Rafael Palmeiro, with the 211th overall selection.
Baltimore selected its first position player of the Draft with its fourth pick, adding what could be a power bat in Austin Hays. The 20-year-old hit .350/.406/.655 with 16 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 42 RBIs in 54 games as a junior. He played one season for Seminole State College and was named team MVP.
As Maryland's baseball coaches waited for prized right-hander Mike Shawaryn to pick his college destination four years ago, they created a nickname that wound up sticking. Shawaryn, who was selected by the Red Sox in the fifth round of the Draft on Friday, would forever be known as "The Unicorn" during his three years with the Terrapins.
The Red Sox, trying to restock their system with power arms, took college closer Shaun Anderson with their first pick of Day 2 of the Draft. Boston took high-school lefty Jason Groome in the first round on Thursday night. Anderson is part of a deep Gators staff and flourished as a closer.
Speed, power and pitching all were addressed by the Marlins on Friday in Day 2 of the 2016 MLB Draft. After going with prep standouts with their first three selections, the organization used its final six selections on college players.
Not all the Mets' picks could be local. After taking Long Island pitchers Justin Dunn and Anthony Kay with their top two picks in the Draft on Thursday, the Mets on Friday branched out to the rest of the country in an effort to restock their farm system. They picked Louisville third baseman Blake Tiberi in the third round.
The Phillies started Day 2 of the 2016 Draft on Friday afternoon when they selected a high school infielder from Nebraska, Cole Stobbe.
After making their first four picks on Thursday, the Cardinals continued to add talent to the organization with eight picks on Day 2. The club went college heavy, too, choosing five college position players and another two college pitchers.
The Pirates made three picks on Thursday, selecting infielder Will Craig, left-hander Nick Lodolo and right-hander Travis MacGregor in the first two rounds. Now comes Day 2, when clubs begin looking for value deeper into the Draft -- something the Pirates have effectively and quietly done of late.
The Cubs finally joined the party that is Major League Baseball's 2016 Draft on Friday after sitting out Day 1 because of offseason free-agent signings.
After picking a trio of bats on Day 1 of the MLB Draft, led by University of Louisville outfielder Corey Ray at No. 5 overall, the Brewers loaded up on college pitching on Day 2.
Reds scouts and the baseball operations department reconvened in their war room on Friday for Day 2 of the 2016 MLB Draft.
The Astros addressed their need for a catcher in the third round of the Draft on Friday by selecting Tulane catcher Jake Rogers with the 97th overall pick.
The Mariners continued stocking up on top position prospects on Friday, selecting University of San Diego shortstop Bryson Brigman with their third-round pick in the MLB Draft.
The Rangers went with another prep player with their third-round Draft pick, taking switch-hitting infielder Kole Enright out of West Orange High in Winter Garden, Fla., with their first selection on Friday. Enright projects as a strong athletic corner infielder with plus power, but will need to sharpen his defensive tools.
The Draft continued with Rounds 3-10 on Friday, one day after the Angels took University of Virginia catcher Matt Thaiss in the first round and high-school outfielder Brandon Marsh in the second.
After going with three collegiate pitchers on the first day of the 2016 MLB Draft, the A's snagged a prep arm on Friday, along with a pair of position players with their first three picks of the day.
The White Sox on Friday designated veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins for assignment and purchased the contract of top position prospect and fellow shortstop Tim Anderson from Triple-A Charlotte.
On Thursday night, the Phillies made Mickey Moniak the first high school outfielder taken No. 1 overall since Delmon Young of the Devil Rays in 2003. High school pitchers were the undisputed strength of the 2016 Draft, and for the first time in 16 years, five of them went in the first 12 picks.
The Twins continued their trend of selecting high school position players on the first day of the MLB Draft, as they took outfielder Akil Baddoo from Georgia's Salem High School with the No. 74 overall pick in Lottery Round B on Thursday night.
Heading into the 2016 Draft, the talk about this class of amateur talent was that perhaps there was more depth than impact talent at the very top. That, of course, bodes well as the Draft continues on Friday, with Rounds 3-10 carried live on MLB.com, starting with a live preview show at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Wednesday that over half of Baltimore's draftees would be pitchers. The O's didn't wait long to put that to the test: drafting three arms in their three picks during Thursday night's Draft.
As is always the case with the Draft, this was an engaging evening. And it all kicked off with Mickey Moniak. He became the shiny new piece of the Phillies' ongoing rebuilding effort, his name on the lips of fans and, potentially, on the rear of his pal.
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The Mets continued their pillaging of the college ranks late Thursday night, selecting University of Florida first baseman Pete Alonso with their second-round pick, No. 64 overall.
With an eye on Logan Ice as a future big league-caliber catcher, the Indians selected the Oregon State product with the 72nd overall pick of the 2016 Draft on Thursday night.
The Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Mitchell White from Santa Clara University with their second-round pick in Thursday's 2016 MLB Draft.
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Wednesday that over half of Baltimore's draftees would be pitchers. The O's didn't wait long to put that to the test: drafting left-hander Keegan Akin as their second arm in as many picks during Thursday night's Draft.
The Rangers selected right-hander Alex Speas out of McEachern (Ga.) High School with the 63rd overall pick of the 2016 Draft. The second-round pick is committed to Auburn.
The Astros selected Ohio State outfielder Ronnie Dawson, a left-handed bat, with the No. 61 overall pick of the 2016 Draft on Thursday night.
The Brewers had been linked for weeks to a Puerto Rican prep prospect, but it wasn't shortstop Delvin Perez who heard his name called by a Milwaukee official on Day 1 of the MLB Draft.
Austin Meadows didn't waste any time extending his hitting streak to 18 games. The No. 16 overall prospect hammered the fourth pitch he saw out to right field for a two-run homer that gave Altoona an early two run lead.
The Indians grabbed one of the top high school bats available in the second round of Thursday's MLB Draft with the selection of infielder Nolan Jones out of Holy Ghost Prep in Bensalem, Pa.
Continuing their search for offense, the Giants selected outfielder Bryan Reynolds from Vanderbilt University in Thursday's second round of the 2016 Draft.
The Rockies selected versatile left-hander Ben Bowden from Vanderbilt University in the second round of the 2016 Draft, with the 45th overall pick, on Thursday night.
The Twins went with another high school position player with their second pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, selecting catcher Ben Rortvedt from Wisconsin's Verona Area High School with the No. 56 overall pick.
After taking three players from Puerto Rico within their first 16 selections last year, the Twins continued that trend in Thursday's MLB Draft, taking shortstop/third baseman Jose Miranda from Leadership Christian Academy in Guaynabo with the No. 73 overall pick in Lottery Round B.
Baseball runs in the Bichette family, and now the Blue Jays will be able to experience that first hand after selecting Bo -- son of Dante -- in the second round of the MLB Draft.
The A's stayed local when it came to their second Draft pick Thursday, taking Cal's Daulton Jefferies, a right-handed pitcher for the Golden Bears.
The A's wrapped up Day 1 of the Draft on Thursday by taking a third collegiate pitcher and second from the University of Florida, selecting right-hander Logan Shore with the 47th overall pick.
The Cardinals wrapped up Day One of the MLB Draft on Thursday by adding a second college right-hander, Connor Jones out of the University of Virginia, with the 70th pick.
The Reds selected catcher Chris Okey with their second-round pick -- No. 43 overall -- in the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday. From Clemson University, Okey is a 21-year-old who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds. In 64 games this season, he hit .339/.465/.611 with 15 home runs and 74 RBIs.
The Rockies selected hard-throwing right-handed starter-reliever Robert Tyler from the University of Georgia with the 38th overall pick, in the Lottery A round of the 2016 Draft on Thursday.
The Mets did not need to travel far to scout either of their top two selections in the 2016 Draft. Twelve picks after taking Boston College right-hander Justin Dunn, a native of Freeport, N.Y., the Mets took another Long Islander in University of Connecticut lefty Anthony Kay.
With the No. 35 overall pick in the 2016 Draft on Thursday -- and the first pick of the Competitive Lottery Round A -- the Reds took high school outfielder Taylor Trammell. An 18-year-old who is listed at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Trammell is from Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, Ga.
The Rangers have taken left-hander Cole Ragans from North Florida Christian High School with the 30th overall pick in the 2016 Draft. He has a commitment to Florida State but is expected to sign with the Rangers.
The first two rounds of the MLB Draft came and went Thursday evening without a single Cubs selection, the byproduct of two offseason free-agent signings.
The Orioles followed their recent trend of going after pitching early, selecting right-hander Cody Sedlock out of the University of Illinois with the 27th overall pick in Thursday night's Draft.
The Mets selected a pitcher with their top Draft pick for the first time in six years, taking right-hander Justin Dunn out of Boston College with the 19th overall pick on Thursday.
Milwaukee used the 46th overall selection on Lucas Erceg, a power-hitting third baseman and pitcher who won All-PAC 12 honors at Cal as a sophomore before transferring last year to Menlo College, an NAIA program, because of academic ineligibility.
The Astros took 6-foot-7 right-hander Forrest Whitley with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2016 Draft on Thursday. Whitley, who touches 97 mph, is from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio.
The Twins went with a high school outfielder with their first-round pick in Thursday's MLB Draft, as they selected Alex Kirilloff from Pittsburgh's Plum High School.
Will Benson has a mission, and it began on Thursday night. When the high school senior heard his name called in the first-round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Benson shifted his focus not only to the Indians, his new team, but to Cleveland, his new city.
While he still hopes to make a quick detour to Omaha for a College World Series appearance, right-hander Dakota Hudson, on the eve of his Super Regional start for Mississippi State University, learned on Thursday the destination of his next career stop.
After taking teenage shortstop Delvin Perez with the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Cardinals nabbed another 17-year-old position player, Dylan Carlson, with selection No. 33.
While attending the University of Oklahoma, Sheldon Neuse was a two-way player. He could pitch with success and was a power-hitting infielder. But the Nationals see things differently after they selected him as the 58th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday.
It was a no brainer for the Nationals as far as how Dane Dunning fits in the organization. He is currently a starter and a reliever for the University of Florida. After making him the 29th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday, the Nats will make him a starter.
J.B. Woodman came on strong late in the season and ended up leading the Southeastern Conference with 14 home runs. He currently projects as a center fielder and should have enough speed to remain there, but his power might be enough for the corners as well.
While his friends played basketball on Chicago's South Side, Corey Ray was drawn to baseball by the cat-and-mouse game between hitter and pitcher. His fascination grew with opportunities afforded by Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program and a similar program run by the White Sox, who play five minutes from Ray's home. At the University of Louisville, Ray began keeping meticulous notes of his at-bats in a little black book.
The Dodgers selected Will Smith, a catcher from the University of Louisville, with their second pick in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
The Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield of Vanderbilt with the 36th overall pick of Thursday's 2016 Draft.
If the 2016 MLB Draft took place at this same time in 2015, then University of Oklahoma right-hander Alec Hansen was probably projected to be the No. 1 overall pick, according to White Sox director of amateur scouting Nick Hostetler.
The Dodgers selected high school shortstop Gavin Lux with their first-round pick, No. 20 overall, in Thursday's 2016 Draft.
Being taken No. 26 overall by the White Sox on Thursday night on Day 1 of the 2016 MLB Draft was "an absolute dream come true" for University of Louisville right-hander Zack Burdi.
The White Sox selected catcher Zack Collins with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday night. The 21-year-old left-handed-hitting Collins played at the University of Miami and has a plus bat with questions about whether he will stick behind the plate.
For the second straight year, the Tigers went the high school pitcher route with their top Draft pick. This time, they selected big high school right-hander Matt Manning with the ninth overall pick.
With their first of four picks on Day One of the MLB Draft, the Cardinals selected 17-year-old Delvin Perez, a shortstop from Puerto Rico, with the No. 23 overall pick.
The Marlins didn't really throw a curveball into the MLB Draft. With the seventh overall pick, they went as many expected on Thursday, taking left-hander Braxton Garrett from Florence, Ala., who is regarded as having the best curveball of any prep player on the board.
The A's selected Florida left-hander A.J. Puk with the sixth overall section of the 2016 Draft on Thursday.
The Nationals decided they needed a shortstop with their first pick of the 2016 Draft on Thursday, selecting infielder Carter Kieboom with the 28th overall selection.
With the second overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday, the Reds selected third baseman Nick Senzel out of the University of Tennessee.
The Blue Jays have gone with a college pitcher in the first round of the MLB Draft for the third consecutive year by selecting right-hander T.J. Zeuch 21st overall on Thursday night.
The Pirates picked another projectable high school arm with their second-round selection in the 2016 Draft, selecting right-hander Travis MacGregor out of East Lake (Fla.) High School with the 68th overall pick in the second round.
For the first time since selecting Jameson Taillon second overall in 2010, the Pirates used one of their top two picks on a high school pitcher. Pittsburgh chose left-hander Nick Lodolo, an 18-year-old out of Damien (Calif.) High School, with the 41st overall pick, their Competitive Balance Round A selection with an assigned slot value of $1,576,000.
The Pirates chose Will Craig out of Wake Forest University with their first-round selection, 22nd overall. He played third base and slugged his way to ACC Player of the Year honors as a sophomore. But what were those three letters -- RHP -- doing after his name on the TV screen?
The Red Sox pounced on ultra-talented lefty Jason Groome with the 12th pick in the 2016 Draft on Thursday. The 17-year-old Groome, who is 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, was projected by many to be selected with one of the top few picks in the Draft. Groome entered the Draft ranked atop MLBPipeline.com's Top 200 Prospects list, though he was not projected to go first overall in MLBPipeline's most recent mock Draft.
The Phillies selected La Costa Canyon (Calif.) High School outfielder Mickey Moniak on Thursday with the first overall pick in the 2016 Draft. Moniak, 18, is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound left-handed hitter who's most often compared to Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. Moniak's stock started to rise last summer and continued to rise through the spring, as he hit .476 with 12 triples, seven home runs, 46 RBIs and a .921 slugging percentage in his senior year.
The Red Sox selected shortstop C.J. Chatham with their second-round pick in Thursday's Draft, adding to a haul that includes first-rounder Jason Groome, a high-ceiling lefty. Chatham, a 21-year-old junior at Florida Atlantic, stands 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds.
After trading five pitching prospects last year en route to a World Series title, the Royals took a step toward bolstering their farm system on Thursday night with the selection of Pepperdine right-hander A.J. Puckett with their first pick in the 2016 MLB Draft.
No one was busier on Day 1 of the Draft than the San Diego Padres, who took prep right-hander Reggie Lawson out of Victor Valley High School in California with their fifth selection of the night. Lawson, who went No. 71 overall, stands 6-foot-4, 185 pounds with a fastball that touches 94-95 mph. He throws a curveball, but for the most part, Lawson is still searching for secondary stuff that can back up his heater.
Following their three first-round picks on Thursday night, the Padres opened the second round by selecting an outfielder who has top-round upside. The University of Florida's Buddy Reed, one of the best overall athletes in the Draft class, went to the Padres at No. 48 overall. At 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds, Reed is a switch-hitter with elite speed who appears likely to remain in center field.
If Eric Lauer can translate his college success to the professional level, the Padres will have gotten a steal with the last of their three first-round selections in this year's Draft. Lauer, who was taken 25th overall by the Padres on Thursday night, posted a 0.69 ERA as a junior at Kent State, the lowest mark in NCAA Division I play in 37 years. Lauer went 10-2 while recording 125 strikeouts in 104 innings, and he was a first-team All-American as well as an Academic All-American.
After taking a college pitcher with their first selection, the Padres went for a high school bat with their second of three first-round Draft picks on Thursday night, taking shortstop Hudson Sanchez out of Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas.
Stanford right-hander Cal Quantrill was pegged as a top 3-type talent before having Tommy John surgery last March. Instead, the Padres snagged the 20-year-old righty at No. 8 overall in Thursday's MLB Draft.
The Phillies selected Santa Barbara (Calif.) High School right-hander Kevin Gowdy with the 42nd overall pick of the Draft on Thursday night. Philadelphia, which selected prep outfielder Mickey Moniak with the top pick in the Draft, opened Round 2 with the 18-year-old Gowdy, who is 6-foot-4, 170 pounds and has committed to UCLA.
The Rockies selected right-hander Riley Pint from Overland Park, Kan., with the fourth overall pick Thursday in the first round of the Draft, making him the first high school pitcher taken with their top pick in the Draft since lefty Tyler Matzek in 2009.
MLB.com Draft and prospect expert Jim Callis analyzes every pick from the first round.
Calling him "one of the top hitters in this year's Draft," the Angels, under longtime scouting director Ric Wilson, selected University of Virginia catcher Matt Thaiss with their 16th overall selection on Thursday.
Brandon Marsh, an athletic high school outfielder who became the Angels' second-round Draft pick on Thursday night, is committed to Kennesaw State University and boasts a distinguished track record as a wide receiver. But he left no doubt about his intention to join the Angels.
The Yankees on Thursday selected high school outfielder Blake Rutherford from Chaminade (Calif.) College Preparatory with the 18th overall selection in the 2016 MLB Draft.
In the gleeful moments after hearing Andy Pettitte call his name in the second round of the MLB Draft, Nick Solak first hugged his mom and many of his University of Louisville teammates, then thought back to his official introduction to the intensity of the Yankees universe -- a pilgrimage to the team's Spring Training complex in Tampa, Fla.
Jameson Taillon's first taste of the Majors was a brief one. The former No. 2 overall Draft pick made his debut Wednesday with the Pirates, and on Thursday he was optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Leading up to when the first pick, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo will be working the phones, texting and emailing decision-makers in the scouting industry, as they line up their final mock Drafts. They hear a lot of rumors and buzz and bring that information here in MLBPipeline.com's Draft Buzz.
Tyler O'Neill had a game to remember as he drove in all eight runs in Jackson's 8-4 win.
The Braves took right-hander Ian Anderson with the third selection in the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday night, continuing their tradition of favoring high school pitchers instead of addressing an immediate need by selecting a college position player.
The Rays wrapped up the first day of the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday by selecting Louisiana State outfielder Jake Fraley with the 77th pick.
With their second-round pick (52nd overall) in the MLB Draft, the D-backs on Thursday selected 17-year-old high school catcher Andy Yerzy from Toronto.
The D-backs selected on Thursday Auburn University center fielder Anfernee Grier with the 39th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, which was in the Lottery Round A.
Ryan Boldt became the second left-handed hitter selected by the Rays when the team made its second pick (53rd overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Those who watched Kyle Muller pitch last year and then returned to Texas to see him again this year certainly had reason to wonder if they were looking at the same guy. At some point over the winter, the physically imposing left-hander gained some muscle and a fastball that made him one of the most attractive pitchers available in this year's MLB Draft.
With the 13th pick of the 2016 MLB Draft on Thursday, the Rays selected Joshua Lowe, a third baseman/right-handed pitcher from Pope High in Marietta, Ga.
Although some talent evaluators might be concerned about Brett Cumberland's catch-and-throw abilities, the Braves thought enough of the University of California-Berkeley catcher's bat to take him with the 76th overall selection in the MLB Draft, which began on Thursday.
After taking right-handed pitcher Ian Anderson at No. 3 with the understanding they would be able to sign him under slot, the Braves took advantage of the financial flexibility they gained by taking left-handed pitcher Joey Wentz with the 40th selection.
For Mariners amateur scouting director Tom McNamara, things are different this year. And not just because his team is picking 11th in the first round of today's MLB Draft.
With the 2016 Draft starting tonight, check out profiles and features on the Draft's top 20 prospects, according to MLBPipeline.com's rankings.
MLB.com's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo offer predictions and analysis of the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
In the MLB Draft, good things can come for those who wait. Much of the attention understandably focuses on the opening rounds, with the big names and big signing bonuses. But since the Draft began in 1965, clubs have unearthed many gems later in the event.
The Brewers promoted pitching prospect Josh Hader to Triple-A Colorado Springs, assistant general manager Matt Arnold announced prior to Wednesday's game against the A's.
It took Albert Almora all of three plays to first make an impact in the Major Leagues.
The Tigers' front office has changed since their last Draft. Their emphasis on player development has increased, and they're looking to prospects more to play for them than to potentially trade. Detroit's Draft philosophy, however, is pretty much the same as before: Don't sweat the position, the developmental level or signability. Get the best player on the board.
When Kelly Johnson re-signed with the Braves this past winter, the popular joke was that he would be traded back to the Mets again before this year's Trade Deadline. This proved to be true, but the transaction occurred a little earlier than initially anticipated.
With their offense floundering, the Mets again moved on Wednesday to patch a roster gutted by injuries, acquiring infielder Kelly Johnson from the Braves for pitching prospect Akeel Morris. Johnson, whom the Mets first traded for last season, is capable of playing six positions.
Kyle Lewis ranked in the top 15 nationally in batting average (.395), home runs (20), RBIs (72), on-base percentage (.535), walks (66) and runs scored (70). He was just named Baseball America's Player of the Year. He will be a top pick in Thursday's first round of the 2016 MLB Draft, if not the top pick.
Major League clubs have been informed that top 2016 Draft prospect Delvin Perez of Puerto Rico has been flagged for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, according to multiple reports.
As every baseball fan knows, it a team's plan doesn't always work out. The Draft is a most inexact science. Sometimes can't-miss prospects miss. Sometimes players who are overlooked make the Hall of Fame.
With the MLB Draft approaching, Josh Lowe, a recently graduated third baseman and pitcher from Pope High School in Marietta, Ga., and his older brother Nathaniel, a junior first baseman from Mississippi State, are both on the verge of being high-round picks.
In a four-inning start Tuesday night, Julio Urias brought the Dodgers the thrill and the agony of rushing a teenager to the Major Leagues.
Braves No. 13 prospect Chris Ellis was among the top prospect performers Tuesday in the Minors.
Jonathan Mayo selects the players he believes to be the favorites, contenders and dark horses for the Phillies to take with the first pick in the 2016 Draft.
The sons of two current National League managers, a Hall of Famer, a 500 Home Run Club member, a former NBA big man, two top college baseball coaches and one key participant in a classic Major League Baseball moment will be among the annual long list of legacies waiting to be chosen when the 2016 MLB Draft gets started on Thursday. Here's a look at some familiar names expected to be called in coming days:
Alex Kirilloff's path to the Draft is not the typical one, but it's seeming more and more likely it's going to end where every amateur player dreams of landing: squarely in the first round.
The first thing that sticks out about Dakota Hudson when he's on the mound is the way the Mississippi State right-hander peers at the plate to pick up the signs from his catcher.
The earliest memory Blake Rutherford has of a professional scout taking interest in him dates back to middle school. At 14 years old, an eighth grader, the Major Leagues had already taken notice, and a Yankees scout was in attendance at one of his games.
Mickey Moniak, No. 5 on the Top 200 Draft Prospects list, isn't letting the pressure of potentially being a top 10 pick get to him. The impressive prospect is keeping his composure and remembering what's important in life.
Corey Ray is among the draft's top hitting prospects for what he can do at the plate and on the basepaths, but it's what he writes inside a 5x8 black notebook that has helped him maximize his talent on the field.
Nick Senzel likes to keep things simple. Tennessee's star third baseman, who could be a top five pick in the upcoming MLB Draft, brings an advanced, polished approach to the plate. But he insists there's nothing especially intricate about his all-fields skill or his exceptional strike-zone discipline.
Puk has everything a team looks for in a left-hander and has a great chance at becoming the first Gator selected No. 1 overall.
Craig Gibson avoids talking about individual goals with his players. But while conducting end-of-season meetings after the 2015 campaign, Mercer University's baseball coach had only one question for Kyle Lewis, his star center fielder and the reigning Southern Conference Player of the Year.
Riley Pint, a 6-foot-4 right-hander, will either head to LSU this fall and pitch for the Tigers while pursuing his degree or sign to play pro ball following the 2016 Draft, in which he is projected to be a high first-round selection.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Vanderbilt pitcher Jordan Sheffield.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look Nolan Jones.
With the 2016 Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Joshua Lowe.
With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Joey Wentz.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.
With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.
With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at RHP Matt Manning.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Delvin Perez.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Blake Rutherford.
With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Nick Senzel.
With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at A.J. Puk.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class. Here's Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis.
With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Riley Pint.
With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.
The 2016 Draft will take place from tonight through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com tonight at 6 ET.
Jameson Taillon, Pittsburgh's No. 4 prospect and the No. 49 prospect in baseball according to MLBPipeline.com, will be called up to make his MLB debut as Wednesday night's starter against the Mets at PNC Park.
In a move that paves the way for Anthony DeSclafani's return to the rotation, the Reds optioned starting pitcher Jon Moscot to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. Outfielder Steve Selsky was recalled from Louisville to take Moscot's place on the 25-man roster.
The Cubs called up highly ranked prospect Albert Almora on Tuesday to take the place of starting left fielder <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-710FD58479D99E5D08FA1">Jorge Soler</span>, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Ian Anderson should have one less thing on his mind when he makes his final start for Shenendehowa High on Saturday in the New York state Class AA playoffs.
Hard-throwing right-hander Edwin Diaz, called up from Double-A Jackson on Saturday, made his big league debut on Monday night with a perfect seventh inning, a bright spot in the Mariners' 3-1 loss to the Indians.
Of the 30 general managers in baseball, none is feeling the pressure more acutely than Matt Klentak, who is in his first year at the helm with the Phillies and controls the No. 1 overall pick.
Rays No. 18 prospect Jaime Schultz was among the top prospect performers on Monday.
Jim Callis revisits the 2011 Draft and takes a look at what could have happened had things gone differently, including Jose Fernandez on the Pirates, Francisco Lindor with the Mariners, and Mookie Betts with the D-backs.
The Rockies made a pair of bullpen moves Monday, reinstating left-handed pitcher Boone Logan from the 15-day disabled list and optioning right-hander Miguel Castro to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Amateur scouting director Kipp Fagg said the Rangers are getting ready for another "unpredictable" MLB Draft, similar to last year. The difference is the Rangers' first pick will be the 30th overall rather than No. 4, where they picked last year.
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The future isn't quite now for Tigers prospect JaCoby Jones, but he's about to take one big step closer to the big leagues. The organization promoted the slugger, the Tigers' eighth-ranked prospect by MLBPipeline.com, from Double-A Erie to Triple-A Toledo, where he's expected to settle into center field as his primary position.
The NCAA Tournament's finished up its first weekend with a full slate of regional games on Sunday. With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft less than a week away, here's a look at some notable Tournament performances from college prospects ranked on MLBPipeline.com's Top 200 Draft Prospects list.
This past weekend in Cincinnati offered only a brief glimpse of what Trea Turner, the Nationals' No. 2 prospect as rated by MLBPipeline.com, could potentially bring to the Majors.paternity list.
The 2016 Draft will take place today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 6 p.m. ET.
The 2016 Draft will take place today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. ET.
The 2016 Draft will take place today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 6 p.m. ET.
A prank described as going too far recently resulted in a highly ranked Marlins prospect receiving three stitches in his right hand. Class A Greensboro outfielder Stone Garrett was accidentally cut by teammate and roommate Josh Naylor, Miami's No. 1 pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.
Phillies prospects Jake Thompson and Nick Williams were among the top prospect performers Sunday.
After using the bullpen to cover for James Shields' vacated rotation spot Sunday night, the Padres will likely have right-hander Erik Johnson -- one of two players acquired for Shields from the White Sox -- make his club debut Saturday in Colorado.
The 2016 Draft will take place today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. ET.
There will be some upheaval coming later this week for the Reds' rotation, as Anthony DeSclafani could be back from the disabled list as soon as Friday. Jon Moscot didn't make the best case for himself to stay on Sunday in a 10-9 Reds loss to the Nationals.
Don't let Sean Manaea's size fool you. It wasn't long ago the 6-foot-5 pitcher was scared of the ball, a fear born in Little League when he was hit by a pitch on his back.
The Royals' top pitching prospect, Kyle Zimmer, was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with shoulder fatigue.
Draft prospect JoJo Romero tossed a complete game and left scouts with a lasting impression in his final start before next week's Draft.
Peter O'Brien provided the power, but plenty of top prospects were at the top of their game. A look at the best performances from top prospects Saturday.
The NCAA Tournament is underway with the first round of games in regional action. With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft scheduled for next week, here's a look at some notable Tournament performances from college prospects ranked in MLBPipeline.com's Top 200.
After some discussion among the front office, Julio Urias will make a third start on Tuesday against the Rockies in what will be his Dodger Stadium debut.
Unless need forces a change to the organization's plans, the Cardinals do not intend to rush top prospect Alex Reyes to the Majors this season.
Edwin Diaz, the Mariners' top-rated pitching prospect, was recalled from Double-A Jackson on Saturday to help bolster a bullpen that has been heavily taxed in recent days.
A high Draft pick is merely a consolation prize for a disappointing season. That the A's enter next week's Draft with their highest pick in 18 years, then, speaks to how well they've performed on the field in that time.
Seeking added bench depth, the Reds recalled outfielder Kyle Waldrop from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday. To make room on the 25-man roster, relief pitcher Dayan Diaz was optioned to Louisville.
The Twins have their latest first-round pick since 2011, but with five selections within the first 93 picks of the Draft, they have a chance to stockpile even more talent to a farm system that's still considered one of the best in the Majors, despite the promotions of top prospects such as Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Max Kepler.
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Yankees, whose first selection is the 18th overall pick.
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Rays, whose first selection is the 13th overall pick.
Devin Smeltzer, a hard-throwing left-hander, struck out 20 in the JUCO semifinals and earned his club a spot in the championship.
The NCAA Tournament began Friday with the first round of games in regional action. With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft scheduled for next week, here's a look at some notable Tournament performances from college prospects ranked in MLBPipeline.com's Top 200.
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Cubs, whose first selection is the 104th pick in the third round.
Ryan January has been the star of the JUCO World Series, and if his San Jacinto Gators go on to win their sixth title, he has a warranted case to be named tournament MVP, even if his contributions have been solely limited as the designated hitter.
Two of the better middle-infield prospects in the Minor Leagues were at the center of a slugfest on Friday in Class A Advanced Salem's 11-10 win over Myrtle Beach.