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Prospects Archive

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  • 06/29/2016 | Two Giants pitchers headed to Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | A's Healy named to U.S. Futures Game squad

    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.

  • 06/29/2016 | Difo delivers career-high 7 RBIs for Double-A Harrisburg

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | O'Neill, Unsworth to rep Mariners in Futures Game

    Outfielder Tyler O'Neill and right-hander Dylan Unsworth, both members of the Mariners' Double-A Jackson affiliate, were named Tuesday to the World Team roster for the upcoming 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego.

  • 06/28/2016 | Kuhl earns another nod

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Rain cuts Giolito's impressive debut short

    Lucas Giolito's Major League debut was effective, but brief thanks to a one-hour, 25 minute rain delay that forced him from the game.

  • 06/28/2016 | Meadows, Neverauskas headed to Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | No. 3 prospect Sisco gets Futures Game invite

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Cozens, Pinto selected for Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Rockies' Hoffman, Tapia picked for Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Diaz will avoid DL after taking foul ball to face

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Banda picked to play in Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Smith to represent Angels in Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Mateo, Sanchez picked for Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Dozier, Bonifacio selected to Futures Game

    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, two days before the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.

  • 06/28/2016 | Chargois to represent Twins at Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Hader to represent Brewers at Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | 2016 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Fulmer to represent White Sox at Futures

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Pipeline preview: No. 1 overall pick Moniak to make pro debut

    Indians prospect Mike Clevinger starts for Triple-A Columbus against Lehigh Valley at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

  • 06/28/2016 | Top prospect Bregman to play in Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Adames, Hu, Stanek picked for Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Kaprielian has flexor tendon strain in right elbow

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Jimenez back in Futures Game, joined by Stewart

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | ASG hosts will send trio to 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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Garrett named to 2nd straight Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Prospect Lopez selected for Futures Game

    Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez will represent the Nationals in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

  • 06/28/2016 | Moncada, Benintendi going to 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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Swanson selected for 2016 Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Reyes, Kelly will represent Cardinals in 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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Candelario, Jimenez latest Cubs to get Futures Game nods

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Workout accident results in eye injury for Imhof

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Scouting reports on all 50 Futures Game players

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Mets prospects Smith, Herrera named to Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Blue Jays prospect Rios earns Futures Game nod

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Guzman, Demeritte to play in Futures Game

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Naylor to represent Marlins in 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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Calhoun, Cotton get Futures Game invites

    Dodgers prospects Willie Calhoun and Jharel Cotton 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.

  • 06/28/2016 | 2016 Futures Game rosters teeming with top prospects

    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).

  • 06/28/2016 | Happ, McKinney among top prospect performers Monday

    Cubs prospects Ian Happ and Billy McKinney were among the top prospect performers Monday in the Minors.

  • 06/28/2016 | Behind Cloney, Arizona one win from CWS title

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Even before debut, Giolito's heat ranks with game's elite

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Medina drops no-hit bid in final frame for Crosscutters

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Ride along on Cespedes Family BBQ/Cut4 road trip

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Brewers finding altitude challenging for pitchers

    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.

  • 06/28/2016 | Diaz avoids major injury after foul ball to face

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Mets agree with 2nd-round Draft pick Alonso

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Prospect Turner playing CF for first time at Triple-A

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | What to expect from Nats' Giolito in big leagues

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Kershaw, Turner dealing with minor ailments

    Key Dodgers Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner are nursing minor injuries, manager Dave Roberts confirmed on Monday.

  • 06/27/2016 | No. 1 prospect Giolito to debut for Nats tonight

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Yanks' Judge leads Prospect Team of the Week

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Miller's dream of reaching Majors comes true

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Stage set for College World Series finals

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Female broadcaster Karbach hones craft in Minors

    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.

  • 06/27/2016 | Kuhl cools Kershaw: Play at plate crucial

    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.

  • 06/26/2016 | Bregman, Hernandez to be called up to Triple-A

    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.

  • 06/26/2016 | Faria among top prospect performers Sunday

    Rays No. 9 prospect Jacob Faria was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.

  • 06/26/2016 | Nimmo unable to jump-start Mets in MLB debut

    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.

  • 06/26/2016 | Team Brave takes Tournament of Stars title game in pitchers' duel

    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.

  • 06/26/2016 | Overton has night of firsts in 'awesome' debut

    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.

  • 06/26/2016 | Lopez, Paddack among top prospect performers Saturday

    Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors Saturday.

  • 06/25/2016 | Paddack extends hitless streak to 15 innings

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Coastal Carolina, Arizona advance to College World Series finals

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Harvey's first game in nearly 2 years a success

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Sheffield set to become Dodgers' latest Draft signing

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Kuhl ready for Major League debut vs. Dodgers

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Pearson collects 3 hits; De la Torre leads Team Brave to title game

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Braves agree with top Draft pick Anderson

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | No. 1 overall pick Moniak getting feet wet in GCL

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | First-rounder Collins takes BP with White Sox

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Red Sox recall Cuevas to bolster bullpen

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Mets call up Nimmo, option Conforto

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Moncada among top prospect performers Friday

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Top pick Ray signs, lauds 'first-class' Brewers

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Blaze trio combines for rare Cal League no-no

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Storz edges Adell in USA Baseball Home Run Derby

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Like father, like home run: Dad sees Vlad Jr. jack

    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.

  • 06/25/2016 | Rondon's career night: 3 homers, 9 RBIs

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | What to expect from Astros' Reed in big leagues

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Ramos' unlikely big league dream comes true

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Overton joins club ahead of callup

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Astros prospect Reed collects first MLB RBI

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Coastal Carolina, Arizona stay alive at College World Series

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Tigers won't rush dominant relief prospect Jimenez

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Nicasio reinstated, will pitch from bullpen

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Frazier promoted, nets first hit in first at-bat

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | O's, 2nd-rounder Dietz reportedly reach deal

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | A's to call up lefty Overton for Saturday's start

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Unlikely heroics propel Coastal Carolina in CWS

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Berrios, Judge among top prospect performers Thursday

    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.

  • 06/24/2016 | Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects for 2016

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Mariners' Powell suspended for PED use

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Yankees agree with third-round pick Martinez

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Contreras' surprise text: 'You're playing first base'

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Prized prospect Happ promoted to Double-A

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | McConnell headlines Day 2 of Tournament of Stars

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | On deck: Nats prospect gets thrill out of aircraft Derby

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Mets prospect Rosario promoted to Binghamton

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Tigers, 1st-rounder Manning agree to deal

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Ranking Cubs' top young position players

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Kelly coming into his own in Double-A

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Turner, Glasnow among top prospect performers Wednesday

    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.

  • 06/23/2016 | Giants sign top Draft pick Reynolds

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | Glasnow fires 7 no-hit innings for Indianapolis

    Tyler Glasnow flirted with a no-hitter again, but high walk totals and rising pitch counts continue to get in the way.

  • 06/22/2016 | Arizona stays alive, knocks out UC Santa Barbara

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | A game of 1sts for Reynolds proves memorable

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | Orioles sign 15 more Draft picks

    The Orioles announced another wave of Draft signings on Wednesday, adding 15 players to the organization.

  • 06/22/2016 | Hall, Danner, Greene shine on Day 1 of Tournament of Stars

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | Phils reach deals with 4 more from Draft haul

    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).

  • 06/22/2016 | Before starting career, Yerzy spends time with big club

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | Montero's right knee OK after catcher exits

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | Davis losing playing time to surging Refsnyder

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | Astros sign top Draft pick Whitley

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | Prospects shine in California-Carolina League ASG

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | Jimenez, Dewees provide pop in Midwest League All-Star game

    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.

  • 06/22/2016 | Greene, Judge among top prospect performers Tuesday

    Blue Jays No. 2 prospect Conner Greene was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.

  • 06/21/2016 | Plenty of silver lining for Snell despite loss

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | Sources: Rox agree to deal with 6th-rounder

    According to MLB.com sources, the Rockies have agreed to terms with sixth-round Draft pick Willie Abreu. The club has not confirmed.

  • 06/21/2016 | 8 prospects who could help Nats down stretch

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | Contreras makes back-to-back starts

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | Phillies continue to target bats

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | Mets, 1st-rounder Dunn reach deal

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | Top 2017 Draft prospects to watch at Tournament of Stars

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | Meet Moniak: Phillies introduce No. 1 pick

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | Callis picks for Padres in annual hypothetical Draft

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | White Sox sign top Draft pick Collins

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | Aiken, Alvarez among top prospect performers Monday

    Indians No. 4 prospect Brady Aiken was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.

  • 06/21/2016 | Yadi grabs carom to cut down Almora

    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.

  • 06/21/2016 | Contreras shows poise in first Cubs start

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Padres agree to deal with No. 71 overall Draft pick Lawson

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Pirates sign lefty Ogle, two other Draft picks

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Rays agree with No. 77 overall pick Fraley

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Cards, 2nd-rounder Jones agree to deal

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Timing not yet right for Reed to join Astros

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Top 2017 Draft prospect Greene steals show at Perfect Game

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Phillies Minor League review: June 13-19

    Phillies Minor League review: June 13-19

  • 06/20/2016 | Blue Jays sign 3rd-round pick Jackson

    The Blue Jays have now officially signed the first 10 players they selected in this year's MLB Draft.

  • 06/20/2016 | Phillies sign No. 1 overall pick Moniak

    Phillies prospect Mickey Moniak is signed and ready to begin his professional baseball career.

  • 06/20/2016 | Pair of Cubs headline Prospect Team of the Week

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Nats agree with Neuse, Luzardo among 23

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Rays' top pick Lowe signed to $2.6 million deal

    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.

  • 06/20/2016 | Twins announce signing of first-round pick Kirilloff

    The Twins have agreed to terms with first-round Draft pick Alex Kirilloff, MLB.com's Jim Callis reported on Monday.

  • 06/19/2016 | Contreras blasts off bench in first MLB at-bat

    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.

  • 06/19/2016 | Red Sox promote Moncada to Double-A

    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.

  • 06/19/2016 | Dodgers acquire Taylor from Seattle for Lee

    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.

  • 06/19/2016 | Bickford, Moncada among top prospect performers Sunday

    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.

  • 06/19/2016 | Kepler breaks out with first 3-hit game

    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.

  • 06/19/2016 | Contreras to get first start Monday vs. Cards

    Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will make his first Major League start Monday against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

  • 06/19/2016 | Fowler (hamstring) to DL; Cubs recall Edwards

    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.

  • 06/19/2016 | Eflin finds redemption with strong 2nd start

    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.

  • 06/19/2016 | Paddack, Meadows among top prospect performers Saturday

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Red Sox sign three more Draft picks

    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).

  • 06/18/2016 | Reed flashes brilliance in promising 1st start

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Prospects Meadows, Newman move up

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Finley goes six in Staten Island's 10-inning no-hitter

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Top prospect Arcia dabbling at second base

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Young Cubs not overwhelmed in big leagues

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Contreras to get 1st start Sunday or Monday

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | First-round pick Burdi among signings

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Dodgers agree to deal with No. 32 pick Smith

    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

  • 06/18/2016 | Cards ink Hudson, last of first-round Draft picks

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Despite loss, Sampson calls debut 'awesome'

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Urias strikes out eight in five scoreless frames

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Pivetta, Glasnow among top prospect performers Friday

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Glasnow pitches six hitless innings

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Astros sign 2nd-round Draft pick Dawson

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Dodgers announce deals with 10 Draft picks

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Brewers sign Draft picks Feliciano, Webb

    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.

  • 06/18/2016 | Fulmer's record-setting run undone by homer

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Cards' top pick Perez signs, moving past PED test

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Source: White Sox, top pick Burdi agree to deal

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Phillies patient with prospect promotions

    A few injured Phillies are progressing and could rejoin the club in the coming weeks. Any prospect reinforcements, however, are likely further away.

  • 06/17/2016 | Top 10 short-season prospects to watch

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Marlins agree to terms with 6 top Draft picks

    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).

  • 06/17/2016 | D-backs agree with second-round pick Yerzy

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Cardinals agree with top Draft pick Perez

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Orioles sign first-round pick Sedlock

    The Orioles agreed to terms on Friday with Cody Sedlock, their first-round selection of the 2016 MLB Draft, the team announced.

  • 06/17/2016 | Mariners sign second-round pick Rizzo

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Blue Jays sign 24, including 1st-rounder Zeuch

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Cubs to use Contreras' first stint as tutorial

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Cervelli begins rehab work from broken hand

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Clemson standout Beer wins Howser Trophy

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | College World Series set to get underway

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | First-rounder Benson, Tribe happy to finalize deal

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Eibner hits first career homer in return from DL

    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.

  • 06/17/2016 | Jackson, Thompson among top prospect performers Thursday

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Giolito continuing successful run in Double-A

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Mengden's results belie maturity on mound

    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."

  • 06/16/2016 | MacGregor, Alemais among Bucs' Draft signings

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | What to expect from Reds' Reed in big leagues

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Dodgers reach deal with first-round pick Lux

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Astros sign 7 more Draft picks

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Source: White Sox agree to terms with Call

    The White Sox have agreed to terms with third-round pick Alex Call, according to a source.

  • 06/17/2016 | Top prospects knocking after Super Two deadline

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Source: Rockies, No. 38 pick Tyler agree

    The Rockies have agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick Robert Tyler, according to a source.

  • 06/16/2016 | Cards reach deal with 5th-rounder Robbins

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | What to expect from Cubs' Contreras in big leagues

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Top prospect Snell's home debut 'erratic'

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Reds prospect Reed will be promoted, debut

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Source: White Sox agree with second-round pick Hansen

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Minor League pitcher Asher suspended

    Triple-A Lehigh Valley right-hander Alec Asher has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

  • 06/16/2016 | Cubs summon top catching prospect Contreras

    The Cubs have decided to accelerate catcher Willson Contreras' development and promote their top prospect from Triple-A Iowa.

  • 06/16/2016 | Inbox: Which recent picks will be club No. 1 prospects?

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Braves call up pitching prospect Jenkins

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Crawford, Banda among top prospect performers Wednesday

    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.

  • 06/16/2016 | Anderson, Eaton look like a top 1-2 punch

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Dodgers agree with 2nd-round pick White, 6th-rounder Robinson

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Sources: Dodgers have deal with Cuban OF Alvarez

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Anderson quickly earning White Sox confidence

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Buxton begins to show flashes of future stardom

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Carlson calls visit to Busch 'surreal'

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Wentz, Muller excited to start Braves careers

    Two of the Braves' top three Draft picks, Joey Wentz and Kyle Muller, stopped by Turner Field on Wednesday after signing with the team.

  • 06/15/2016 | Arizona agrees to terms with its top pick Grier

    The D-backs have signed supplemental first-round pick Anfernee Grier for $1.5 million, the club announced Wednesday.

  • 06/15/2016 | How the 2015 Draft Class is performing

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Astros sign 3rd-rounder, 5 other Draft picks

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Nationals agree to deal with 8th-round pick

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | After signing, top Bucs pick Craig raring to go

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Twins reach deal with No. 74 pick for $750K

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Source: Sox, 2nd-rounder Chatham reach agreement

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Erceg among high picks to agree with Brewers

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Source: Blue Jays, draftee Bichette agree

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Source: Angels reach $2.15M deal with 1st-rounder

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Bucs agree to terms with 9 Draft picks

    The Pirates agreed to terms with nine players from the 2016 Draft on Wednesday.

  • 06/15/2016 | Pirates rookie makes Mets walk the blank

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Hoskins among top prospect performers Tuesday

    Phillies No. 19 prospect Rhys Hoskins was among the top prospect performers Tuesday in the Minors.

  • 06/15/2016 | Diaz delivers 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Taillon announces arrival by flirting with history

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | A's officially introduce Draft pick Jefferies

    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.

  • 06/15/2016 | Here's the Story: Rookie is Rockies' SS

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Fifth-round pick Brown signs with Brewers

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Taillon dominates Mets, cruises to 1st MLB win

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Pirates reportedly agree with 4 Draft picks

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Cardinals, first-round pick Carlson reach deal

    The Cardinals have reached an agreement with first-round pick Dylan Carlson, who was selected 33rd overall in last week's MLB Draft.

  • 06/14/2016 | Eflin pays for mistakes in 1st career start

    Zach Eflin experienced both the highs and lows of life in the Major Leagues during his debut on Tuesday.

  • 06/14/2016 | Twins agree to terms with 2nd-rounder Rortvedt

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Wentz among Braves' 3 high Draft pick signings

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Cole to DL; Taillon called up to start

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Rockies, first-rounder Pint agree to deal

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | International signing period will end Wednesday

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Rangers agree to terms with top 3 Draft picks

    The Rangers unveiled the newest additions to their organization on Tuesday, officially introducing their top three picks from the 2016 Draft.

  • 06/14/2016 | Padres' picks Potts, Lauer, Thompson agree to deals

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Mills, Staumont, Mahle among top prospect performers Monday

    A pair of Royals pitching prospects, Alec Mills and Josh Staumont, are among the top prospect performers from Monday in the Minors.

  • 06/14/2016 | Peeking ahead to the 2017 Draft class

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Masterful Mahle: Reds prospect 1 pitch from perfection

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Rodgers opening eyes at Triple-A Fresno

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Quantrill signs with SD, hopes to debut in '17

    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.

  • 06/14/2016 | Merrifield's solid bat looking to stick in Majors

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Astros, 4th-round pick agree on deal

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Danish making adjustment to bullpen

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Nats, first-round Draft pick Kieboom agree

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Royals sign their top Draft pick Puckett

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Taken last in Draft, Ydens just happy to hear name called

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | No hesitation for 1st-rounder Lewis

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Source: Lowe brothers to sign with Rays

    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).

  • 06/13/2016 | Nats' Giolito headlines Prospect Team of the Week

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Draft in the books, Yanks pleased with picks

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Reds agree to deal with top pick Senzel

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Inbox: Kelly an intriguing bullpen option?

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Wick's metamorphosis impressing Cardinals

    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.

  • 06/13/2016 | Source: Cuban infielder Gurriel now MLB free agent

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | Hader, Paddack among top prospect performers Sunday

    Brewers prospect Josh Hader and Marlins prospect Chris Paddack were among the top prospect performers on Sunday in the Minors.

  • 06/12/2016 | O'Brien shows off power with mammoth homer

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | Paddack proves unhittable for Class A Greensboro

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | Astros agree to terms with trio of early Draft picks

    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).

  • 06/12/2016 | Top prospect Snell to start for Rays on Thursday

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | 5 clubs with most promising Draft hauls

    Here are the five clubs who hauled in the most talent, factoring in expected signability:

  • 06/12/2016 | Cozens among top prospect performers Saturday

    Dylan Cozens led the way with two home runs, but plenty of prospects lit up the box scores Saturday.

  • 06/12/2016 | Royals hope Bender pick will pay dividends

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | Royals' Draft picks have homecoming feel

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | Giants draft Heyward's brother on own merits

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | D-backs land hard-to-find talent in Draft

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | System dictates how Pirates plan for Draft

    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?

  • 06/11/2016 | Pirates' pick of Kranick comes with uncertainty

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | Owings excited to welcome brother to D-backs

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Carter's path takes him from mission to 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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Blue Jays' farm system replenished in Draft

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | RBI, Urban Youth alumni prominent in Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | LA drafts Alexy, known for 164-pitch start

    AJ Alexy is eager to become known as a Dodger, and not just the kid who threw 164 pitches one game.

  • 06/11/2016 | First pick sets tone for rest of Indians' Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Cardinals cast wide net in Draft-pick makeup

    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.

  • 06/12/2016 | Pipeline preview: Meadows looks to expand on season-long hit streak

    Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:

  • 06/11/2016 | Phillies add mix of high school, college talent

    The Phillies believe they landed three first-round talents in the first three rounds of the 2016 Draft.

  • 06/11/2016 | For Reds, you can never draft enough pitchers

    Another Reds' Draft is in the books after Saturday's final 30 rounds, and once again, Cincinnati loaded up on pitching.

  • 06/11/2016 | Padres draft Harvard-bound son of Hoffman

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Giants restock pipeline with college players

    In the 2016 Draft, the Giants leaned toward experienced performers. Of the 39 players they chose, all but five were collegians.

  • 06/11/2016 | Rockies load up on pitching in Draft

    The Rockies' Draft began with high school right-hander Riley Pint, but as the process continued it became heavy with collegiate players -- pitchers especially.

  • 06/11/2016 | Blue Jays add talent from Baseball Canada

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Breaking down the Draft by categories, trends

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | College arms just happen to be Crew's picks

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Collegiate talent a big part of Astros' Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Braves draft 1B coach Perez's son in 36th round

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | As Draft concludes, Nats pleased with picks

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Yankees draft son of Rockies skipper Weiss

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | It's no secret Cubs sought out pitching in Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Marlins address various needs through Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Mengden looks like he belongs in debut vs. Reds

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Crew scout Whalen thrilled as 2 sons drafted

    The Whalens of Vancouver, Wash., will host a graduation party Sunday, and suddenly they have a lot more to celebrate.

  • 06/11/2016 | Draft brings 'big influx of talent' to Padres

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | A's hope to have replenished arms with Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Braves navigate Draft according to plan

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Wallner's Draft experience means going to a game

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | College standouts dominate Twins' Draft board

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Rays take balanced approach to Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | White Sox satisfied they got gamers with picks

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Angels' system gets more athletic through 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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Call to arms: Sox load up on pitchers in Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | White Sox hope they found sleeper in 11th-round pick

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Smith hails from tradition-rich baseball family

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Plesac texts 'Go Tribe' to draftee & nephew Zach

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Mets rely heavily on college talent in Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Yanks trend toward collegiate ranks in Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Beltran's academy in PR produces 3 draftees

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Tigers maintain focus on arms to wrap up Draft

    The Tigers' front office has changed a little bit. The Tigers' strategy of drafting arms has not.

  • 06/11/2016 | Bronx tale: Yanks grab local product Weissert

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Cancer survivor Schmidt drafted by Tigers

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Cubs go local, draft hometown catcher Tidaback

    Catcher Samuel Tidaback is now part of his favorite team, selected by the Cubs in the 21st round of the 2016 MLB Draft.

  • 06/11/2016 | Astros agree to deals with 3 Draft picks

    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).

  • 06/11/2016 | Family affair: Sox take Lovullo again in Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Brown goes from .138 hitter to 12th-round pick

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Crew makes Roegner's hometown dreams come true

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Proud papa Torii unveils Angels' pick of son

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Family ties: Rays take another Lowe in Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | O's pick pitcher with local ties in 17th round

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Strom cooks up a storm on defense

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Griffey, Hunter kids highlight Day 3 picks

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Mariners fittingly pick Griffey's son in 24th round

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Prospect Meyer shut down for rest of June

    Twins right-hander Alex Meyer will be shut down from throwing for the rest of June as he tries to recover from shoulder fatigue.

  • 06/11/2016 | No. 1 prospect Alford sustains concussion

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Mariners sign 1st-round pick Lewis

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Dodgers agree to terms with third-round 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.

  • 06/11/2016 | 5 teams who did well on Day 2 of Draft

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Benintendi among top prospect performers Friday

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | SF product thrilled to be drafted by Giants

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Anderson enjoys surreal big league debut

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Nationals confident in Luzardo off TJ surgery

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | After a collegiate Day 2, Draft concludes today

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Yanks' 3rd-rounder Martinez: 'Best day' of life

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Pipeline preview: Berrios looks for second straight dominant start

  • 06/10/2016 | Snell racks up 13 strikeouts for first time

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Dodgers pick hopes to inspire as cancer survivor

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Giolito fans career-high 12 for Harrisburg

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | 5th-round pick Shelby always been around game

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Thompson's effort to recover from TJ pays off

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Angels betting on high-ceiling high schoolers

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Mets 8th-round pick Torres dominates D-II ball

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Which Draft picks will reach Majors quickest?

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Marlins select versatile Reynolds in 4th round

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | One spring day, Tribe pick Civale set down Red Sox

    Aaron Civale, who starred in an exhibition vs. the Red Sox last year, headlined Draft Day 2 for the Indians.

  • 06/10/2016 | Toro-Hernandez brings power, versatility to Astros

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | O'Brien joins lineup after callup from Reno

    Peter O'Brien has mashed Minor League pitching, proving he deserves the chance to see if he can succeed in the Majors.

  • 06/10/2016 | Gonzalez staying home, drafted in 6th round

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Lopez's desire, heart attract Royals to shortstop

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Degree in hand, Funkhouser has no regrets

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | After TJ, Webb raises his stock and his round

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Draft class has deep family roots

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Hampson doesn't fit profile of 'Shortstop U'

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | 6th-round pick Mondile used to big atmosphere

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Rockin' Robbins: Prep slugger good fit for Cards

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Third-rounder Call impresses with drive, confidence

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Top pick Kieboom joins brother in Nats' pipeline

    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.

  • 06/11/2016 | Round 3 pick Alemais excited to don black & gold

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Cubs draft Killebrew's grandson in 6th round

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Jax vying to be first Air Force player in MLB

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | KC takes two-way HS star, then hits college scene

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Biggio goes to Blue Jays, with a surprise twist

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Dodgers focus on collegians, shortstops on Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Giants focus on lefty pitchers on Draft Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Tigers take heavy dose of pitchers until end of Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | D-backs pick Rice righty Duplantier on Day 2

    Track every D-backs pick from Day 2 of the 2016 MLB Draft, which consisted of Rounds 3-10.

  • 06/10/2016 | White Sox stay within college ranks to fulfill needs

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Pitching, pitching, pitching for Friars on Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Source: Prospect Mengden to start Saturday for A's

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Indians lean on right-hand men on Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Collegians rule Twins' Day 2 picks

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Rox opt for infield talent in early Day 2 rounds

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Chargois called by Twins; Hughes, May to DL

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Neal, Muncy recalled while Hahn sent down

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Nats open Day 2 with high school lefty Luzardo

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Braves pick Louisville lefty Harrington in 3rd round

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Yanks' Day 2 evenly split between arms, bats

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Bichette's power potential wows current Blue Jays

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Family ties highlight Blue Jays' Day 2 board

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Pitchers dominate Rays' Day 2 Draft board

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Rays' hopes justifiably high for tireless Franklin

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | O's maintain family ties, draft Palmeiro's son

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | O's get Day 2 underway with impact college bat

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Gutsy 'Unicorn' may be a steal for Boston

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Red Sox collect college arms early in Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Marlins nab athletic outfielder Jones in 3rd round

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Mets open Day 2 by taking Louisville 3B Tiberi

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Phils add Stobbe to collection of high schoolers

    The Phillies started Day 2 of the 2016 Draft on Friday afternoon when they selected a high school infielder from Nebraska, Cole Stobbe.

  • 06/10/2016 | Cardinals go college route for Day 2 haul

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Bucs bolster defense, pitching on Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Cubs jump into Draft, load up on college arms

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Brewers put focus on pitching early in Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Reds open Day 2 of Draft with five pitchers

    Reds scouts and the baseball operations department reconvened in their war room on Friday for Day 2 of the 2016 MLB Draft.

  • 06/10/2016 | Astros draft Rogers to start college-focused Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Brigman starts Mariners' college raid on Draft's Day 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Rangers aim high with Enright, then draft more arms

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Halos focus on shortstops on Day 2 of Draft

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | A's 3rd-round pick Murphy leads Day 2 focus on battery

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Rollins designated, Anderson up on busy 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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Top moves, biggest surprises on Day 1 of Draft

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Twins cap Draft Day 1 with Baddoo at 74

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Draft drama ahead: Big names available

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | O's land prized JUCO arm Dietz with 3rd pick

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Epic picks: Draft delivers awe, intrigue

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects for 2016

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Mets wrap up Day 1 with slugging 1B Alonso

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Tribe adds Oregon State catcher Ice with last Day 1 pick

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Santa Clara righty chosen 65th by Dodgers

    The Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Mitchell White from Santa Clara University with their second-round pick in Thursday's 2016 MLB Draft.

  • 06/10/2016 | Orioles find fireballer Akin with 2nd selection

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Rangers stick with pitching, draft Speas

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Astros go with top bat Dawson in 2nd round

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Crew selects Puerto Rican catching prospect

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Meadows among top prospect performers Thursday

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Indians add another high school bat in Round 2

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Giants consider 1st Draft pick Reynolds a steal

    Continuing their search for offense, the Giants selected outfielder Bryan Reynolds from Vanderbilt University in Thursday's second round of the 2016 Draft.

  • 06/09/2016 | Rox take versatile lefty Bowden with 45th pick

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | HS catcher Rortvedt taken with 56th pick

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Twins draft infielder Miranda at No. 73

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Bichette excited to be drafted by Blue Jays

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | A's draft Cal righty with 37th overall pick

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Second Florida pitcher tabbed by A's on Day 1

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Jones taken at No. 70, concludes Day 1

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Clemson C Okey taken by Reds in 2nd round

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | With 38th pick, Rockies tab Tyler

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Mets draft another L.I. hurler in lefty Kay

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Reds nab high school OF Trammell at No. 35

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Rangers land high school lefty Ragans at 30

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Sitting out Day 1, Cubs ready for third round

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Orioles lock in righty Sedlock with first pick

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Mets select right-hander Dunn with 19th pick

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Menlo College 3B Erceg selected No. 46

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Astros take Texan Whitley at No. 17 in Draft

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Twins draft outfielder Kirilloff at 15th overall

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Tribe drafts power-hitting prep star 14th overall

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Hudson wraps up Cards' first round at No. 34

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Carlson 2nd prep star for Cards at No. 33

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Nats select Neuse as power-hitting infielder

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Nationals tab Dunning at No. 29 to be starter

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Collegiate slugger Woodman taken at No. 57

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Brewers select Louisville OF Ray with pick No. 5

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Athletic backstop drafted No. 32 by Dodgers

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Dodgers pick Vanderbilt right-hander at No. 36

    The Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield of Vanderbilt with the 36th overall pick of Thursday's 2016 Draft.

  • 06/09/2016 | Second-rounder Hansen's heat wows White Sox

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Dodgers get 'really good package' with 1st pick

    The Dodgers selected high school shortstop Gavin Lux with their first-round pick, No. 20 overall, in Thursday's 2016 Draft.

  • 06/09/2016 | White Sox fan Burdi happy to head back home

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | White Sox elated to take catcher Collins at No. 10

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Tigers tab tall power pitcher with No. 9 pick

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Cards take risk on Puerto Rican SS Perez at No. 23

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Marlins pick polished prep lefty Garrett at 7

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Hard-throwing lefty Puk drafted 6th by A's

    The A's selected Florida left-hander A.J. Puk with the sixth overall section of the 2016 Draft on Thursday.

  • 06/09/2016 | Shortstop Kieboom is Nats' first pick in Draft

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Reds pick Tennessee 3B Senzel 2nd overall

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Blue Jays tab towering Zeuch with 21st pick

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Bucs opt for 2nd HS hurler with MacGregor

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Bucs tab HS lefty Lodolo at No. 41

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Pirates select 3B Craig with 22nd overall pick

    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?

  • 06/09/2016 | Boston lands Pipeline's top-ranked prospect

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | First Mick: Phils start Draft with prep star

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Red Sox pick college SS Chatham in Rd. 2

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Royals draft resilient righty Puckett on Day 1

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Fireballer caps talent-rich Day 1 for Padres

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Dynamic OF Reed goes to Padres in Rd. 2

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Friars close 1st-round haul with college lefty

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Prep infielder Sanchez goes to Padres at 24

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Padres nab Stanford righty Quantrill at No. 8

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Phils grab high-ceiling righty Gowdy to open Rd. 2

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Rockies take Pint with fourth pick

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Draft: Pick-by-pick, first-round analysis

    MLB.com Draft and prospect expert Jim Callis analyzes every pick from the first round.

  • 06/09/2016 | Angels pick Virginia catcher Thaiss at No. 16

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Halos take OF Marsh at No. 60 to close Day 1

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Yanks add OF Rutherford with first-round pick

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Solak thrilled by prospect of donning pinstripes

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Pirates option Taillon after quality debut

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Buzz: What Callis and Mayo are hearing

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | O'Neill among top prospect performers Wednesday

    Tyler O'Neill had a game to remember as he drove in all eight runs in Jackson's 8-4 win.

  • 06/09/2016 | Braves tab prep right-hander Anderson at No. 3

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Fraley gives Rays another outfield link to LSU

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | 'Massive power' leads D-backs to draft Yerzy

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | D-backs land talented Auburn OF Grier at No. 39

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Rays' No. 53 pick Boldt compared to Erstad

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Braves add 'big Texan' Muller to pitching haul

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | Rays grab athletic two-way star Lowe at No. 13

    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.

  • 06/10/2016 | Catcher Cumberland brings big bat to Braves

    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.

  • 06/09/2016 | With 40th pick, Braves land touted lefty Wentz

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Mariners enter Draft with new regime, new approach

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Get to know the top 20 MLB Draft prospects

    With the 2016 Draft starting tonight, check out profiles and features on the Draft's top 20 prospects, according to MLBPipeline.com's rankings.

  • 06/09/2016 | Opening-round projections by Callis, Mayo

    MLB.com's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo offer predictions and analysis of the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft.

  • 06/09/2016 | Late? Great! Final rounds can produce gems

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Prized prospect Hader promoted to Triple-A

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Almora shows off multiple tools in first start

    It took Albert Almora all of three plays to first make an impact in the Major Leagues.

  • 06/08/2016 | Tigers prepare for unpredictable Draft

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Braves deal K. Johnson to Mets ... again

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Mets reacquire infielder Johnson from Braves

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | How advanced metrics influence the Draft

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Top Draft prospect Perez reportedly fails drug test

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Draft can produce extreme, unusual outcomes

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Sibling rivalry drives Draft prospect Lowe

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Urias gets another start after solid LA debut

    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.

  • 06/08/2016 | Ellis among top prospect performers Tuesday

    Braves No. 13 prospect Chris Ellis was among the top prospect performers Tuesday in the Minors.

  • 06/08/2016 | Handicapping the Draft's No. 1 overall pick

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | MLB family ties strong among Draft prospects

    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:

  • 05/11/2016 | Home-schooled Kirilloff could land in 1st round

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Hudson motivated to make it to Major Leagues

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Scouted since age 14, Rutherford nears Draft day

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Mature Moniak confident, relaxed heading into Draft

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Cerebral approach for Ray could pay off come Draft day

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Tennessee's Senzel could be quick pick, fast riser

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Potential top pick Puk thrives on big stage

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | After setting bold goal, Lewis could be 1st pick

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Pint's progression: Coach knew righty was special after first toss

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Profile: Jordan Sheffield

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Vanderbilt pitcher Jordan Sheffield.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Profile: Nolan Jones

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look Nolan Jones.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Alex Kirilloff

    With the 2016 Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Profile: Joshua Lowe

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Joshua Lowe.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Profile: Joey Wentz

    With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Joey Wentz.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Dakota Hudson

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Zack Collins

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Ian Anderson

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Forrest Whitley

    With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Profile: Matt Manning

    With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at RHP Matt Manning.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Braxton Garrett

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Delvin Perez

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Delvin Perez.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Profile: Blake Rutherford

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Blake Rutherford.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Profile: Nick Senzel

    With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Nick Senzel.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Corey Ray

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Mickey Moniak

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Profile: A.J. Puk

    With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at A.J. Puk.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Kyle Lewis

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft Profile: Riley Pint

    With the 2016 Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at Riley Pint.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft profile: Jason Groome

    With the 2016 First-Year Player Draft fast approaching, we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

  • 06/06/2016 | Phillies hope to alter team fortunes with No. 1 pick

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Bucs' Taillon will make MLB debut Wednesday vs. Mets

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Reds option SP Moscot to Triple-A, recall OF Selsky

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Almora realizes dream with Cubs callup

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | NY prep star Anderson could go in top 10 of Draft

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Diaz hits 101 mph in perfect debut

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Why Ray makes sense for Philly at No. 1

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | Schultz, Berrios among top prospect performers Monday

    Rays No. 18 prospect Jaime Schultz was among the top prospect performers on Monday.

  • 06/07/2016 | Draft do-over: Fernandez goes No. 1 in 2011

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Rockies activate Logan from DL, option Castro

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Rangers have had success with No. 30 pick

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Cubs' Contreras headlines Prospect Team of the Week

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Phillies Minor League review: May 30-June 5

    Phillies Minor League review: May 30-June 5

  • 06/06/2016 | Tigers promote prospect Jones to Toledo

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | NCAA Tournament roundup: Sunday

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Turner optioned as Nats reinstate Zimmerman

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Rockies keeping it simple when it comes to Draft

    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.

  • 06/07/2016 | O's focused on taking best-available player

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Tigers aiming to cash in on highest pick since 2009

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Marlins prospect Garrett cut on thumb in prank

    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.

  • 06/05/2016 | Thompson, Williams among top prospect performers Sunday

    Phillies prospects Jake Thompson and Nick Williams were among the top prospect performers Sunday.

  • 06/05/2016 | Johnson likely to debut Saturday at Coors

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Nationals hope to strike gold in 1st round of Draft

    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.

  • 06/05/2016 | Moscot struggles as rotation decision nears

    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.

  • 06/05/2016 | Manaea eager for chance to swing bat

    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.

  • 06/05/2016 | Top pitching prospect Zimmer placed on DL

    The Royals' top pitching prospect, Kyle Zimmer, was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with shoulder fatigue.

  • 06/05/2016 | Romero twirls a gem in final start before Draft

    Draft prospect JoJo Romero tossed a complete game and left scouts with a lasting impression in his final start before next week's Draft.

  • 06/05/2016 | O'Brien among top prospect performers Saturday

    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.

  • 06/05/2016 | NCAA tournament roundup: 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.

  • 06/04/2016 | Urias staying in Dodgers' rotation for now

    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.

  • 06/04/2016 | Cards won't rush Reyes to Majors

    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.

  • 06/04/2016 | Mariners promote top pitching prospect Diaz

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | With 6th pick, A's keep pitching, outfield on radar

    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.

  • 06/04/2016 | Waldrop recalled; Diaz optioned to Triple-A

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Twins eye arms, catching depth with 5 Top 100 picks

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Yanks seek late gem with 18th overall pick

    Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Yankees, whose first selection is the 18th overall pick.

  • 06/06/2016 | With 13th pick, Rays relying on Draft to build future

    Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Rays, whose first selection is the 13th overall pick.

  • 06/04/2016 | Draft prospect Smeltzer strikes out 20 in JUCO semifinals

    Devin Smeltzer, a hard-throwing left-hander, struck out 20 in the JUCO semifinals and earned his club a spot in the championship.

  • 06/04/2016 | NCAA tournament roundup: Friday

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | Cubs' first Draft pick to come in third round

    Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Cubs, whose first selection is the 104th pick in the third round.

  • 06/04/2016 | January making mark at JUCO World Series

    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.

  • 06/04/2016 | Moncada, Torres lead top prospect performers

    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.

  • 06/06/2016 | With 30th pick, Rangers value talent over need

    Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Rangers, whose first selection is the 30th overall pick.

  • 06/06/2016 | Reds have plenty of options with second pick

    It's the second time in the franchise's history, and the first time since 1983, that the Reds have the second pick overall. With the team in a rebuild mode seeking to invest heavily on the amateur market and develop its own players through the system, this pick could carry big ramifications.

  • 06/06/2016 | Padres ready to restock system in Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place from Thursday through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

  • 06/06/2016 | Astros ready to replenish Minors in Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place from Thursday through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

  • 06/06/2016 | Angels look to begin rebuild of system in Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place from today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 6 p.m. ET.

  • 06/06/2016 | Mets look to restock farm system in Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place from Thursday through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 6 p.m. ET.

  • 06/06/2016 | Mariners' new front office takes on first Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place from Thursday through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

  • 06/06/2016 | Draft a chance to replenish depth in Minors

    The 2016 Draft will take place from Thursday through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 6 p.m. ET.

  • 06/06/2016 | Royals targeting value picks in Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com at 5 p.m. CT.

  • 06/06/2016 | Braves could place emphasis on bats early in Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place from today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 6 p.m. ET.

  • 06/06/2016 | White Sox will be busy early on in Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com at 5 p.m. CT.

  • 06/06/2016 | Giants looking to dig deep in Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 3 p.m. PT.

  • 06/06/2016 | Indians look to reload with 3 Draft picks on Day 1

    The 2016 Draft takes place through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 6 p.m. ET.

  • 06/06/2016 | With 4 early picks, Dodgers have many Draft options

    The 2016 Draft will take place today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 3 p.m. PT.

  • 06/06/2016 | New braintrust gets first shot at Draft with Blue Jays

    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.

  • 06/03/2016 | Jenkins' move to 'pen may speed path to Atlanta

    As the Braves have evaluated the future look of their starting rotation and their current needs at the Major League level, they have determined it is best to transition Triple-A Gwinnett's Tyrell Jenkins from a starting pitcher to a reliever.

  • 06/06/2016 | Pitching may be priority for Sox in Draft

    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.

  • 06/03/2016 | Naquin's first career homer impresses Indians

    Tyler Naquin's first season in the Majors has been very taxing on his truck. He has become all too familiar with I-90 on his trips from Cleveland to Triple-A Columbus and vice versa between multiple promotions and demotions to start the season.

  • 06/06/2016 | Marlins hold seventh overall Draft pick

    The 2016 Draft will take place from Thursday through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

  • 06/03/2016 | Dodgers mum on Urias' immediate future

    After struggling through his first two Major League appearances, whether Julio Urias makes a third start remains an ongoing discussion in the Dodgers' front office.

  • 06/06/2016 | Cards to make four picks on Day 1 of Draft

    The 2016 Draft will take place today through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com today at 5 p.m. CT. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 6 p.m., with the top 77 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. MLB.com's exclusive coverage of Day 2 begins with a live Draft show at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, with exclusive coverage of Day 3 beginning at 12 p.m. on Saturday.

  • 06/03/2016 | Astros' Kemp grieves with Vanderbilt

    Astros outfielder and Vanderbilt University graduate Tony Kemp said his stomach dropped when he heard the news that Vanderbilt pitcher Donny Everett died Thursday night in a drowning accident at a Tennessee lake.

  • 06/03/2016 | Turner looks to make most of brief stay in bigs

    Trea Turner sat in the visitors' dugout here at Great American Ball Park for his first stint in the Majors this season, but he was wearing shorts with a Syracuse Chiefs logo on it. He could be forgiven, considering his stay in the big leagues this time around will be brief.

  • 06/03/2016 | Merrifield looking like Royals' regular at 2B

    On Friday night, Royals rookie Whit Merrifield was back in the lineup and playing second base, where he's expected to stay for most of the season.