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Jonathan Mayo is an Draft and prospect expert. He has been a reporter for since 1999.

  • August 19 7:50 PM ET

    Bonus Rockies prospects: Nos. 21-25

    On Friday, I began the look at my extra prospects, posting my Reds No. 21-25 list. Now it’s time to move on to the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies system is a pretty good one, with three players in the Top 50 and five in the Top 100 . But even beyond that, it’s a pretty […] More»
  • August 15 6:55 PM ET

    Bonus Reds prospects: Nos. 21-25

    They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I hope it’s true because I’m about to rip Jim Callis off. Over the past couple of weeks, Jim has been unveiling his extra prospects, Nos. 21-25, for the 10 teams that were his responsibility on the Team Top 20 lists on Prospect Watch. If […] More»
  • August 14 3:20 PM ET

    Area Code Games by the numbers

    My look at the Top 10 performers at the Area Code Games ran recently, and I’m sure all of you devoured the look at the Area Code Games through the eyes of Trackman. Now I thought we could have some fun looking at the stats. As I’ve mentioned before, statistics at these events need to […] More»
  • August 11 8:05 PM ET

    Area Code Games through the eyes of Trackman

    Trackman does some cool stuff. And they were at Area Code Games, the high school showcase event held in Long Beach, for the entire event, providing info on things from as mundane as fastball velocity to more “out there” info like fastball spin and breaking ball spin. Here were the leaders, according to  Trackman, across […] More»
  • August 05 7:18 PM ET

    Under Armour All-American Game rosters set

    The summer showcase circuit is winding along nicely. I just got back from the East Coast Pro Showcase (check out my Top 10 performers story) and now the Area Code Games are taking place (I’m not there, but will put together a top performers list based on conversations with scouts). This weekend is the Perfect […] More»
  • June 25 8:49 PM ET

    Tournament of Stars top performers

    USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars is now in the books. The 100+ players who were on hand have now been whittled down to a 44-player 18 and Under Trials roster. From that release: Out of the 108 athletes that attended the tournament, 34 have been named to the trials roster. Those 34 are joined by […] More»
  • June 24 1:09 PM ET

    The White Sox and Carlos Rodon

    As of this writing, our Draft signing tracker has a total of 26 of the 34 first-round picks from the 2014 Draft as having signed or agreed to terms. We have bonus figures for seven of the top 10 picks. The top pick still unsigned is Carlos Rodon. The NC State star went to the […] More»
  • June 20 3:57 PM ET

    Day 3 at Tournament of Stars

    Thursday was the second day of games at USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars (Friday is reserved for a second workout/evaluation day). Some highlights from yesterday’s games, according to scouts in attendance:   Hitters Xavier Legrant (Phillip O Berry Academy of Tech, NC) homered. He’s been swinging bat well (4-for-9 in 2 games).  The athletic infielder […] More»
  • June 19 3:00 AM ET

    Day 2 at Tournament of Stars

    Games began at the USA Baseball complex in Cary, North Carolina on Wednesday. It makes for a long, and hot (high was 101, folks), day for all involved, but it’s also the chance to see all the players at the Tournament of Stars in game action. Three games are in the books, all six teams […] More»
  • June 18 9:27 PM ET

    Day 1 at Tournament of Stars

    The summer showcase circuit is upon us! USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars kicked off on Tuesday with its Evaluation Day. Games start tomorrow, so today was reserved for workouts. 60-yard dashes, infield/outfield, batting practice, that sort of thing. Much as I wish I could be in North Carolina for the TOS, I’m not. But I […] More»
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