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Prospects Archive

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  • 08/24/2016 | Rosario, Smith among top prospect performers Tuesday

    Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith proved worthy of their elite prospect rankings as the duo led Double-A Binghamton to a 9-1 victory over Hartford on Tuesday night.

  • 08/23/2016 | Pipeline preview: Brugman looks to stay hot

    Here's a look at top prospects to watch Wednesday in Minor League action.

  • 08/23/2016 | Relief help likely on Phillies' list for Sept. 1

    The Phillies are expected to promote a handful of players once the 25-man roster expands on Sept. 1. But don't expect those promotions to come all at once.

  • 08/23/2016 | Top 3 draftees impressing White Sox early

    Zack Collins (No. 10 overall), Zack Burdi (No. 26) and Alec Hansen (No. 49), the team's top three Draft picks in June, have had strong initial showings as part of the White Sox system.

  • 08/23/2016 | Red Sox's top 2016 Draft pick Groome sharp in pro debut

    Away from the spotlight, in the virtual anonymity that the rookie-level Gulf Coast League provides, the top left-handed pitching prospect in baseball took his first steps forward in his pro career.

  • 08/23/2016 | De Leon, Slater among top prospect performers Monday

    Dodgers No. 2 prospect Jose De Leon and Giants No. 22 prospect Austin Slater were among the top prospect performers in the Minors Monday.

  • 08/23/2016 | Cole pitches 'outstanding game' in place of Stras

    A.J. Cole was preparing to start in Pawtucket for Triple-A Syracuse when he got word Monday afternoon that he was needed in Baltimore to start in place of Stephen Strasburg, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness. Cole delivered a strong outing for the Nationals even though it resulted in a 4-3 loss to the Orioles.

  • 08/23/2016 | Command continues to elude Rays' Snell

    To find Rays left-hander Blake Snell's last efficient outing, the calendar has to flip back a full month to when the rookie, who entered the season as one of baseball's top prospects, took the mound in Oakland. His July 24 start was the last time Snell lasted more than 5 1/3 innings. He hasn't been bad in his five starts since, but a glaring flaw has materialized.

  • 08/22/2016 | Beninten-D! Boston LF robs Ray of HR

    One day after hitting his first Major League home run and triple in the same game, Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi quickly added to his resume Monday night in Boston's 6-2 victory over the Rays.

  • 08/22/2016 | Swanson makes fateful Chase Field debut

    Before assuming his role as the Braves' starting shortstop in Monday night's series opener against the D-backs at Chase Field, Dansby Swanson once again displayed the suave poise of a veteran as he was surrounded by Phoenix-based reporters who wanted to know what he was feeling as he prepared to play the team that traded him.

  • 08/22/2016 | Astros rookie Hernandez playing like veteran

    Teoscar Hernandez is giving Alex Bregman a run for his money in terms of which Astros rookie has been the most fun to watch.

  • 08/22/2016 | Yanks' Sanchez, Astros' Bregman lead Prospect Team of the Week'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.

  • 08/22/2016 | Young White Sox arms get chance down stretch

    With the White Sox sitting five games under .500, the club is giving pitchers extended looks in the bullpen as a way of developing and possibly auditioning for a bigger role in 2017.

  • 08/22/2016 | Strasburg lands on DL with elbow soreness

    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who was scheduled to start Monday's game against the Orioles, was scratched because of right elbow soreness and placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Nats have recalled right-hander A.J. Cole, who is replacing Strasburg in the rotation.

  • 08/22/2016 | Senzel off to hot start in pro career

    This has indeed been a crazy summer for 2016 Reds first-round Draft pick Nick Senzel.

  • 08/22/2016 | Hader, Hansen among top prospect performers Sunday

    Finding success at the Triple-A level hasn't come easily for Josh Hader. At least not until Sunday night, when the Brewers' No. 4 prospect set a career high by striking out 12 hitters in six scoreless innings to pace Colorado Springs in a 6-0 shutout of Round Rock.

  • 08/21/2016 | Kivlehan shows debut was no fluke in second game

    After making a splash by homering in his Major League debut Saturday night, Padres rookie Patrick Kivlehan kept things going during Sunday's 9-1 win over the D-backs.

  • 08/21/2016 | Hansen hurls 14 consecutive frames without a hit

    Less than 24 hours after three hurlers for Rookie-level Great Falls hurled a combined no-hitter, it was right-hander Alec Hansen's turn to take a run at the feat.

  • 08/21/2016 | Family witnesses Benintendi's first triple, HR

    With his family in the stands at Comerica Park, Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi picked up his first career triple in the sixth inning of Sunday's 10-5 loss against the Tigers, and one inning later, he delivered his first career home run.

  • 08/21/2016 | Prospect Bell gets 1st big league start

    Pirates fans have been clamoring for first baseman/outfielder Josh Bell to join the big league club. A shoulder injury that landed third baseman Jung Ho Kang on the 15-day disabled list created an opportunity for Bell, who made his first Major League start at first base in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins at PNC Park.

  • 08/21/2016 | Twins call up Light to replace Mejia

    With Adalberto Mejia optioned to Triple-A Rochester after throwing 2 1/3 innings in his Major League debut on Saturday, the Twins called up right-handed reliever Pat Light prior to Sunday's game against the Royals.

  • 08/21/2016 | Braves activate Gant to bolster bullpen

    The Braves activated right-hander John Gant from the disabled list before Sunday's series finale against the Nationals.

  • 08/21/2016 | Dodgers recall outfielder Toles, option Taylor

    The Dodgers recalled outfielder Andrew Toles on Sunday, optioning infielder Chris Taylor to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

  • 08/21/2016 | O's prospect Bridwell debuts against Astros

    The Orioles recalled righty Parker Bridwell from Triple-A Norfolk before Sunday's series finale with Houston. It's the first time he's been in the Majors

  • 08/21/2016 | Hoffman shows promise, poise in first look

    Rockies right-hander Jeff Hoffman's Major League debut Saturday, with Coors Field packed and loud, was pretty much like his dreams, except for the lack of nerves on his part.

  • 08/21/2016 | Ruiz, Fisher among top prospect performers Saturday

    As one of the younger everyday players at the Triple-A level, Rio Ruiz has been anything but overmatched this season.

  • 08/21/2016 | White Sox prospects throw combined no-hitter for Voyagers

    A trio of White Sox hurlers combined to throw a nine-inning no-hitter on Saturday as Rookie-level Great Falls defeated Helena, 2-0, in Pioneer League action.

  • 08/20/2016 | Bryant hits blast as Cubs sour Hoffman's debut

    Kris Bryant hit a 469-foot homer as the Cubs spoiled Rockies rookie Jeff Hoffman's Major League debut -- tagging him for seven runs in four-plus innings -- in a 9-2 victory Saturday night at Coors Field.

  • 08/20/2016 | Dahl: All-away stint in Double-A helped prep for MLB fans

    The multitudes of Cubs fans who are making Coors Field their home during a three-game weekend series don't bother Rockies rookie center fielder David Dahl. He knows what it's like to never actually have a home game.

  • 08/21/2016 | Matheny: Weaver trying too hard to be perfect

    Luke Weaver gets nerves before every game. But the special jitters he had before his first Major League start a week ago have subsided. What hasn't, manager Mike Matheny speculated after the Cardinals' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Saturday, are the high regards in which Weaver holds Major League hitters.

  • 08/20/2016 | Angels DFA Giavotella, put Escobar on 7-day DL

    The Angels will take a look at a number of players at second base for the final six weeks of the season after designating Johnny Giavotella for assignment on Saturday as part of a slew of roster moves that also included activating C.J. Cron from the disabled list, recalling Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake and placing Yunel Escobar on the 7-day concussion DL.

  • 08/20/2016 | Glasnow throws 'pen session; rehab start next

    Pirates right-hander Tyler Glasnow, who has been sidelined with shoulder issues, threw a bullpen session on Friday, tossing 30 pitches.

  • 08/20/2016 | Rays call up Shaffer, activate Romero from DL

    The Rays called up Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham and activated lefty reliever Enny Romero from the disabled list prior to Saturday's 8-2 win against the Rangers. Ryan Garton was optioned to Durham, and Nick Franklin was placed on the 7-day concussion DL.

  • 08/20/2016 | Braves give Swanson day off vs. Scherzer

    From his first Major League game and hit on Wednesday to his first error on Friday, this week has been full of new experiences for Dansby Swanson.

  • 08/20/2016 | Despite loss, dream debuts for Pena, Zastryzny

    Felix Pena and Rob Zastryzny pitched scoreless ninth and 10th innings, respectively, in their Major League debuts. Zastryzny escaped a bases-loaded jam against the heart of the Rockies' lineup, and Peña pitched a clean inning with two strikeouts.

  • 08/20/2016 | Suter battles nerves, shows promise in debut

    You don't have to go to Harvard to know that there's quite a sizable difference between Triple-A and the big leagues.

  • 08/20/2016 | Cozens, Honeywell among top prospect performers Friday

    For much of the season, it's been either Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins pacing the Minor Leagues in home runs. On Friday, it was Cozens who took the outright lead as he belted his 36th and 37th home runs to help power Double-A Reading to a 9-1 rout against Erie in game one of a doubleheader.

  • 08/19/2016 | What to expect from Rockies' Hoffman in big leagues

    Though the Rockies have had difficulty developing pitchers in their two-plus decades of existence, Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson have provided hope with the way they've performed as rookies this season. Now another arm who's expected to be a big part of Colorado's future is on his way to Coors Field.

  • 08/19/2016 | Rox's No. 3 prospect Hoffman set for debut

    The Rockies are about to unveil right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman, the No. 3 prospect in their system according to, at the Major League level. Hoffman, 23, the most celebrated piece in the deal that sent star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays just before the non-waiver Trade Deadline in 2015, is expected to make his Major League debut in a start Saturday night against the Cubs at Coors Field.

  • 08/19/2016 | Electric Lopez gives Nats' 'pen needed rest

    No one had to tell Nationals right-hander Reynaldo Lopez what he had to do on Thursday night against the Braves at Turner Field. He had to go deep in the game because Washington's bullpen was spent. It had pitched a combined 16 1/3 innings during the three-game series against the Rockies. Not one starter went five innings in that series. Lopez did just that and his stuff was electric in an 8-2 victory over Atlanta.

  • 08/19/2016 | Whalen earning respect for competitive spirit

    It's safe to say Rob Whalen has exceeded expectations as he has spent the past month vaulting from Double-A to Triple-A and then to the Majors. But the Braves right-hander has essentially been doing this dating back to around this same time last year, when he was recovering from a surgical procedure that repaired the patella tendon in both knees.

  • 08/19/2016 | Kopech, Rodgers among top prospect performers Thursday

    The strikeouts just keep on coming for Red Sox No. 5 prospect Michael Kopech. After setting a career high with 11 strikeouts in his last outing, Kopech matched that number in six innings with Double-A Salem on Thursday.

  • 08/19/2016 | Nats ride rookie Lopez's 11 K's to win over Braves

    There's no other way to say it: Nationals right-hander Reynaldo Lopez was electric in an 8-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night at Turner Field. It started with Lopez's fastball, which was clocked as high as 98 mph. He ended up with 11 strikeouts in seven innings, while allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits.

  • 08/18/2016 | Twins giving Polanco extended look at short

    The Twins are continuing to give rookie Jorge Polanco looks at shortstop, and manager Paul Molitor has been impressed by the early returns, especially considering Polanco didn't play any shortstop this season at Triple-A Rochester.

  • 08/19/2016 | Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects for 2016

    Here are'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.

  • 08/18/2016 | US collegiate national team once again showcases Draft talent

    The U.S. collegiate national team annually showcases high-level Draft players, and Jim Callis ranks the 10 best pro prospects featured this year.

  • 08/18/2016 | Nationals recall right-hander Cole

    Right-hander A.J. Cole was scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Syracuse on Friday night against Lehigh Valley. Instead, on Wednesday night, Cole was told to head to Atlanta and meet the Nationals for the four-game series against the Braves.

  • 08/18/2016 | Indians persevere after Salazar's early exit

    It had the makings of a disaster. Fresh off the disabled list, Danny Salazar could not find the strike zone. He walked Adam Eaton on five pitches to open Thursday's game, and then issued another free pass to White Sox second baseman Tyler Saladino. "He couldn't really find the plate," Indians manager Terry Francona said after his club pulled off a 5-4 walk-off win at Progressive Field. "That was probably almost our worst-case scenario."

  • 08/18/2016 | Sensing need for break, Crew gives Arcia day to regroup

    Thursday presented the Brewers a classic player-development question: Expose top prospect Orlando Arcia to a full day of Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, or give the 22-year-old shortstop a mini-break? They opted for the latter.

  • 08/18/2016 | Inbox: How have White Sox helped Hansen improve?

    Jim Callis answers questions about the improvement of 2016 White Sox Draft pick Alec Hansen, Atlanta's Mike Soroka, New York's Jordan Montgomery and more.

  • 08/18/2016 | Gonsalves, Giolito among top prospect performers Wednesday

    Everything is going right when Stephen Gonsalves takes the ball these days. The Twins' No. 4 prospect extended his scoreless streak to 21 innings with six near-perfect frames for Double-A Chattanooga on Wednesday.

  • 08/17/2016 | O'Hearn impresses with two homers, six RBIs

    Ryan O'Hearn made his presence felt early in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 11-6 win over Corpus Christi on Wednesday.

  • 08/17/2016 | Olympian skating through White Sox system

    Eddy Alvarez was on the medal podium the last time the world's best gathered under the Olympic flame. He was a part of the United States' short-track speed-skating relay team, which captured a silver medal in the 2014 Sochi Games.

  • 08/17/2016 | A's youth movement continues with Pinder

    Chad Pinder joined the A's in Texas on Wednesday, and the promotion isn't considered temporary. The A's are moving full steam ahead with a youth movement that will carry them into the 2017 season, meaning Pinder, their second-round pick in 2013, will get a good look at the big league level as the season expires.

  • 08/17/2016 | Fellow hometown hero Frenchy advises Dansby

    Here he comes, the heralded hometown hero, carrying the weight of astronomical expectations upon his shoulders as he takes the field for his Major League debut.

  • 08/17/2016 | Phillies top prospect Crawford dealing with injury

    Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford remains sidelined with an injured oblique, but it probably will not affect his chances of being promoted to the big leagues before the end of the season.

  • 08/17/2016 | Swanson right at home with 2-hit debut

    When Dansby Swanson called his mother early Tuesday evening to tell her he was packing his bags and coming home, her immediate maternal reaction was to ask if her son was OK. After a brief chuckle, Swanson clarified his message by making it clear he was coming home to experience a Major League debut that he, his family, friends and countless Braves fans have long anticipated.

  • 08/17/2016 | Latest HR puts Sanchez in Yanks' record book

    With the weeks that Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge have had, it's been hard to update the Yankees' record book fast enough.

  • 08/17/2016 | Glasnow seems fine after throwing session

    Pirates top prospect Tyler Glasnow exited early from a Minor League start Sunday, but it appears the rehabbing right-hander has avoided another injury.

  • 08/17/2016 | Freeland making case for Majors rotation spot

    Ranked the No. 8 prospect in Colorado's system, Kyle Freeland has advanced quickly and is making a case, along with Jeff Hoffman, to fill the injured Tyler Chatwood's rotation spot.

  • 08/17/2016 | Shipley's night quickly unravels against Mets

    For four innings, D-backs rookie right-hander Braden Shipley was handling the Mets again. But in the fifth inning of Tuesday's 7-5 loss at Chase Field, it unraveled for Arizona's No. 1 prospect. Shipley allowed seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits and was chased before recording an out in the sixth.

  • 08/17/2016 | Sheffield, Hansen among top prospect performers Tuesday

    Yankees No. 7 prospect Justus Sheffield and White Sox No. 8 prospect Alec Hansen were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.

  • 08/16/2016 | Haniger makes D-backs history with 3-RBI debut

    After striking out and grounding out in his first two at-bats, D-backs prospect Mitch Haniger tripled in a pair of runs in the sixth for his first career hit, then doubled in another run in the seventh. The 25-year-old is the first player in franchise history to record a triple as his first career hit.

  • 08/17/2016 | White Sox option Fulmer to stretch out in Triple-A

    The debate as to whether Carson Fulmer, the White Sox top-rated prospect per, is better suited as a reliever or starter will get another layer of argument in September.

  • 08/17/2016 | Hansen hurls third start without allowing hit in first pro season

    Alec Hansen continues to excel in his first season of professional baseball. The White Sox No. 8 prospect threw five hitless innings on Tuesday night, just the latest gem in an impressive start to his career.

  • 08/17/2016 | Sanchez a quick learner at big league level

    Joe Girardi didn't have much reason for optimism after the Yankees' 12-6 loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. But before the Bombers found themselves on the wrong end of a 12-run swing, Gary Sanchez electrified Yankee Stadium.

  • 08/16/2016 | Swanson brings on-base ability, defense to Braves

    When the Braves made the trade to acquire Dansby Swanson from the D-backs, the hope was that he'd eventually be the everyday shortstop in Atlanta. With the trade of Erick Aybar to the Tigers on Tuesday, Braves fans will get the chance to see what that looks like for the rest of the 2016 season.

  • 08/16/2016 | Bregman gets first MLB homer under his belt

    Alex Bregman notched his first career home run, a two-run shot over the right-field wall in the first inning of Tuesday night's 8-5 loss to the Cardinals. The homer tied the score at 2 and gave Bregman, who started his career 2-for-38, his 14th career hit.

  • 08/16/2016 | A's call up infield prospect Pinder

    The A's youth movement expanded on Wednesday, with infield prospect Chad Pinder joining the club in Texas.

  • 08/16/2016 | No. 1 pick Swanson called up for Braves debut

    Dansby Swanson received his much-anticipated call to the Majors, starting at shortstop and hitting eighth for the Braves in Wednesday's 10-3 loss to the Twins. He went 2-for-4 with two singles in his debut.

  • 08/16/2016 | Mondesi flashes power with 1st MLB home run

    For the second time this season, a Royals rookie got his first Major League home run off Tigers ace and longtime Royals nemesis Justin Verlander.

  • 08/16/2016 | Astros Minors OF Vasquez suspended, released

    Minor League outfielder Danry Vasquez was suspended indefinitely by Major League Baseball, pending the outcome of an ongoing criminal investigation in Texas, and then was subsequently released by the Astros on Wednesday.

  • 08/16/2016 | Hanson, Garrett among top prospect performers Monday

    Pirates No. 14 prospect Alen Hanson and Reds No. 2 prospect Amir Garrett were among the top prospect performers Monday night.

  • 08/16/2016 | Green is golden in 11-K start for Yankees

    Chad Green lost his bid for a perfect game in the fifth inning Monday, but in helping the Yankees to a 1-0 win against the Blue Jays, the righty became the second rookie in Yankees history to record at least 11 strikeouts with no runs and no walks in a game. The other was Stan Bahnsen against the Red Sox on Aug. 1, 1968.

  • 08/16/2016 | GCL Tigers' Castro, Martinez combine for no-no

    The Gulf Coast League Tigers West, a Rookie-level affiliate of the Tigers, completed a seven-inning combined no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the GCL Yankees West on Monday night in Tampa.

  • 08/15/2016 | Pirates won't 'force anything' with Frazier

    Adam Frazier has made the most of his opportunities this season, but Pirates manager Clint Hurdle isn't in a hurry to expand the rookie's role anytime soon.

  • 08/15/2016 | Baby Bombers adjusting to big league life

    In his first two days in the Major Leagues, Aaron Judge made an impact befitting his 6-foot-7, 275-pound frame. He crushed a couple of balls over the Yankee Stadium wall -- the first of which traveled a projected 446 feet, according to Statcast™ -- and has left Yankees fans giddy about his potential. He's just 24 years old, after all.

  • 08/15/2016 | Phillies Minor League review: Aug. 8-15

    Pujols, 20, batted .357 (10-28) with four doubles, two home runs, three RBI, four walks, four runs and a 1.152 OPS in seven games. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games overall, recording multiple hits in six of them and raising his season average by 19 points. Pujols leads the South Atlantic League with 22 home runs, ranks second in RBI (74), third in total bases (194) and is tied for fourth in extra-base hits (44). The Dominican Republic native was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on July 2, 2012.

  • 08/15/2016 | Fulmer to get extra rest, but no firm innings limit

    While the debate continues over whether and how the Tigers should watch Michael Fulmer's innings, the rookie starter's response is to keep delivering innings worth watching.

  • 08/15/2016 | Top Draft pick Groome set to debut in GCL

    Red Sox first-round draft pick Jason Groome is expected to make his much-anticipated professional debut next Monday for the club's Gulf Coast League affiliate.

  • 08/15/2016 | Astros promoting Cuban INF Gurriel to Triple-A

    The Astros are sending Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel to Triple-A Fresno, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday.

  • 08/15/2016 | Run of unfruitful Drafts led to Braves' rebuild

    If searching for the benefits of stockpiling Draft picks, the pitfalls of selecting low-ceiling college players or the cause for a rebuild, one only has to look at the MLB Draft selections the Braves made from 2011-13.

  • 08/15/2016 | Yanks' Judge, pair of Dodgers, A's lead Prospect Team of the Week

    The latest edition of's Prospect Team of the Week (Aug. 8 - 14) is loaded with familiar names. There are four players making their third appearance on a PTOW, and two more making their fourth. There are two prospects who had loud introductions for their new clubs after changing organizations prior to the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline. There are even three hitters who ranks among the Minor League leaders in home runs.

  • 08/14/2016 | Peterson, Calhoun among top prospect performers Sunday

    Braves No. 18 prospect Dustin Peterson and Dodgers No. 4 prospect Willie Calhoun were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.

  • 08/15/2016 | Crew has options as roster expansion approaches

    Craig Counsell laughed when a reporter raised the topic of September callups a week ago. But soon enough, it will be a matter the Brewers' brass will have to address.

  • 08/15/2016 | 5 standouts from Perfect Game showcase

    The West Coast team soundly defeated the East Coast in the 2016 Perfect Game All-American Classic on Sunday, 13-0. The game marked the eighth straight year that San Diego has hosted the event, which showcases the nation's top high school talent.

  • 08/14/2016 | Hoffman making case for call to Majors

    Rockies No. 3 prospect Jeff Hoffman told himself before the season he wanted to reach the Majors in 2016. Now, he appears close to reaching his mark.

  • 07/27/2016 | Mejia's historic streak comes to an end at 50

    Less than 20 hours after a controversial postgame scoring change kept Francisco Mejia's historic hitting streak alive, a diving catch ended it at 50 games. The Indians' top catching prospect went 0-for-3 with a walk and was robbed of a hit when he lined out in his final at-bat of Class A Advanced Lynchburg's x-x win over Winston-Salem on Sunday.

  • 08/14/2016 | Judge follows up debut with another home run

    Yankees prospect Aaron Judge has flashed his power in his first two games in the Majors. After going back to back with Tyler Austin during the big league debut for both players on Saturday, Judge hit a solo shot in the third inning of Sunday's 12-3 loss in the series finale against the Rays at Yankee Stadium to cut New York's deficit to 2-1. Judge is the second Yankee to homer in each of his first two games, joining Joe Lefebvre (1980).

  • 08/14/2016 | Mieses, Allard among top prospect performers Saturday

    Johan Mieses is on a tear through the California League. The Dodgers No. 23 prospect homered for a fourth consecutive game for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga against the Visalia Rawhide on Saturday.

  • 08/14/2016 | Rey of hope: Lopez states case for rotation spot

    It's safe to say right-hander Reynaldo Lopez will be a part of the Nationals' rotation for a while. He earned it in a 7-6 victory over the Braves at Nationals Park on Saturday night.

  • 08/14/2016 | Gabriel's genesis: Ynoa records 1st K, win in debut

    After being scratched from his start in Triple-A on Saturday and making the trek from Las Vegas to Flushing, Gabriel Ynoa strolled into the Mets' clubhouse at 3:34 p.m. ET, thankful for the opportunity but unaware of how or when he'd toss his first Major League pitch.

  • 08/13/2016 | Machado feels prepared to fill in for Iglesias

    Dixon Machado, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Tigers' No. 14 prospect, joined the club on Saturday morning with a smaller bag of nerves than he carried with him last season.

  • 08/13/2016 | Reyes, Weaver show Cards' future looks bright

    There was a moment during Saturday's 8-4 win over the Cubs when manager Mike Matheny briefly let his mind wander. He had watched a composed Luke Weaver cover four solid innings in his Major League debut, and he was now marveling at Alex Reyes' advanced repertoire.

  • 08/13/2016 | Yanks duo 1st to HR back to back in 1st AB

    After being called up before Saturday's game against the Rays, Yankees prospects Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning in the first big league at-bats of their careers. The homers gave New York a 2-0 lead.

  • 08/13/2016 | What to expect from Yanks' Judge, Austin in big leagues

    The Yankees may not undertake a complete rebuild, but they're definitely retooling. After trading veterans for blue-chip prospects at the end of July, they promoted slugger Gary Sanchez from Triple-A and have given him regular at-bats at catcher and DH. Now two more of New York's most advanced hitting prospects will make their big league debuts today against the Rays. Tyler Austin will play first base and bat seventh, and Aaron Judge will man right field and bat eighth.

  • 08/13/2016 | Yankees promote prospects Judge, Austin

    The Yankees began looking toward the future on Saturday, calling up infielder/outfielder Tyler Austin and outfielder Aaron Judge from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

  • 08/13/2016 | 'Locked in' Brice cruises in big league debut

    When he was called upon to pitch the eighth inning at Marlins Park on Friday night, Austin Brice was more than ready. The 24-year-old, who was called up from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, waited nearly three games before making his big league debut.

  • 08/13/2016 | Guerrero, Demeritte among top prospect performers Friday

    Baseballs were flying out of the park across the Minor Leagues on Friday, as five different Top 30 prospects hit a pair of home runs for their respective teams.

  • 08/13/2016 | Teoscar homers for 1st hit in stellar debut

    Teoscar Hernandez's whirlwind day ended with a big smile, as the 23-year-old outfielder had a Major League debut to remember.

  • 08/13/2016 | Musgrove gets 1st 'W' vs. team that drafted him

  • 08/12/2016 | Lindsay, Szapucki put up big numbers in Cyclones win

    Two of the New York Mets' top picks from the 2015 Draft shined on Friday night as outfielder Desmond Lindsay and left-hander Thomas Szapucki led Class A Short Season Brooklyn to a 14-7 win over West Virginia.

  • 08/12/2016 | Austin reportedly to be recalled to replace A-Rod

    As unenviable as it may be to have to replace Alex Rodriguez, it appears that Tyler Austin is going to be the man to do it.

  • 08/12/2016 | All-rookie outfield paying dividends for Padres

    Nowhere on the roster is the Padres' youth movement more evident than in the outfield. Since mid-June, San Diego has essentially replaced a trio of pricey veterans with a trio of unproven rookies. The decision to get younger in the outfield has already paid major dividends.

  • 08/12/2016 | Teoscar up as Astros make series of moves

    The Astros made a series of roster moves and updated the status of several of their injured players prior to Friday's opener against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

  • 08/12/2016 | With advanced arsenal, Weaver ready to go

    Though he won't officially be added to the Cardinals' 25-man roster until just before he steps in to start for an injured Michael Wacha on Saturday, Luke Weaver joined the Cardinals in Chicago to prep for his Major League debut.

  • 08/12/2016 | Inbox: Which prospects could be .300/30-HR guys?

    Jonathan Mayo answers questions about prospects who might be able to hit .300 and 30 homers annually, the White Sox 2016 Draft class, Tim Tebow's baseball skills and more.

  • 08/12/2016 | Devers, Bauers among top prospect performers Thursday

    Rafael Devers jogged around the bases a couple of times for Class A Advanced Salem, but his two homers were not enough as Salem fell to Myrtle Beach, 3-2.

  • 08/12/2016 | Matheny welcomes Reyes, Weaver to chase

    Matt Matheny will hand the ball to rookie Luke Weaver for his Major League debut in a Saturday afternoon showcase, hoping that Weaver and fellow rookie Alex Reyes can help the Cardinals survive what looks like a six-team fight for the two Wild Card spots.

  • 08/11/2016 | Prospect Zimmer escapes with bruised finger

    Indians No. 1 prospect Bradley Zimmer is expected to be fine, following a hit-by-pitch scare that forced him to exit Wednesday's game with Triple-A Columbus.

  • 08/11/2016 | Dahl's career-opening 17-game hit streak ties record

    Rockies left fielder David Dahl tied a 75-year-old Major League record by singling in the first inning Thursday against Rangers righty Lucas Harrell, extending his career-starting hit steak to 17 games.

  • 08/11/2016 | Garza glad to be reunited with mentee Ortiz

    They pitched hours and time zones apart on Thursday: the mentor, Matt Garza, in Milwaukee, and the mentee, Luis Ortiz, in Jackson, Miss., for Double-A Biloxi. The two have known each other for years, but until Aug. 1, they pitched in different organizations. That changed when the Brewers acquired Ortiz from the Rangers as part of the Jonathan Lucroy trade.

  • 08/11/2016 | Inbox: Will Crawford be a September callup?

    Will the Phillies promote top prospect J.P. Crawford in September? Beat reporter Todd Zolecki answers this question and others in the latest Inbox.

  • 08/11/2016 | Top prospects Burrows, Hill show potential

    Right-hander and No. 2 prospect Beau Burrows went into his first Spring Training trying to meet fellow prospects in the Tigers' system. He ended up meeting Michael Fulmer, who became his mentor. Burrows' Class A West Michigan teammate and No. 4 prospect Derek Hill has been following his mentor, former Detroit outfielder Torii Hunter.

  • 08/11/2016 | Early birds: 10 top Draft picks off to fast starts

    Many of this year's Draft class hit the ground running, both at the plate and on the mound. Knowing it's still a small sample size, here's a look at five hitters and five pitchers from the early rounds who have made strong transitions to Minor League Baseball.

  • 08/11/2016 | 1st homer keys Sanchez's Fenway breakout

    On a night when the Yankees pounded out 15 hits in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox, rookie Gary Sanchez stood out with the best performance of his young big league career. The 23-year-old Sanchez, who has caught throughout his pro career but served as designated hitter on Wednesday, raised his average to .321 with a career-high four hits, including his first big league home run, a towering drive to center field in the eighth.

  • 08/11/2016 | Blach, Urena among top prospect performers Wednesday

    Ty Blach spun his second shutout of the season, leading Triple-A Sacramento to a 2-0 win over Tacoma.

  • 08/10/2016 | Tribe's Zimmer exits after HBP in Triple-A game

    Indians No. 1 prospect Bradley Zimmer was removed from Triple-A Columbus' game against Toledo on Wednesday night after being hit on the left middle finger by a pitch.

  • 08/10/2016 | Nats 'ecstatic' after Goodwin's first hit

    Brian Goodwin sent the Nationals' dugout into a frenzy as he collected his first career Major League hit Wednesday with a one-out single in the eighth inning of a 7-4 victory against the Indians.

  • 08/10/2016 | Improved bat could help Galvis cement role

    If Freddy Galvis could hit more consistently, his future with the Phillies might be a no-brainer. He smacked a three-run home run to left field in the seventh inning of Wednesday afternoon's 6-2 victory over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

  • 08/10/2016 | Strahm becoming fine fit with Royals' bullpen

    Royals left-hander Matt Strahm is just 24 years old. He's played in just four games at the Major League level and hasn't spent two full weeks with the club since his callup. But you wouldn't know it looking at his last few outings.

  • 08/10/2016 | Chargois recalled by Twins as May goes on DL

    The Twins placed reliever Trevor May on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain Wednesday. In a corresponding move, right-handed reliever J.T. Chargois was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

  • 08/10/2016 | Feel the heat: Reyes hits 101 mph in debut

    Announcing his arrival with 101-mph fastballs and a pair of devastating curves, Alex Reyes capped a whirlwind 24 hours by living up to the hype Tuesday night.

  • 08/10/2016 | Gonzalez, Cotton among top prospect performers Tuesday

    Indians No. 9 prospect Erik Gonzalez and Athletics No. 16 prospect Jharel Cotton were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.

  • 08/10/2016 | Mets option Nimmo, reportedly call up Rivera

    For weeks, Mets fans pined for T.J. Rivera, seeing the Bronx native's numbers pile up at Triple-A Las Vegas. They received their wish late Tuesday night, when the team called up Rivera to make his big league debut, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

  • 08/09/2016 | Just an out away: Cotton falls just shy of perfection for Sounds

    Athletics No. 16 prospect Jharel Cotton retired the first 26 batters he faced, but a two-out triple ultimately stood between him and history.

  • 08/09/2016 | Clinton quartet combines to toss no-hitter

    For the second time in 15 months, the Clinton LumberKings hurled a no-hitter. The LumberKings, the Class A Affiliate of the Mariners, used four pitchers to throw a combined no-no, in a 2-0 win over Beloit on Tuesday night.

  • 08/09/2016 | Benintendi ropes three hits in Fenway debut

    Andrew Benintendi came inches away from his first career home run in just his second at-bat at Fenway Park.

  • 08/09/2016 | Mondesi's slide, flip to Escobar gets Abreu

    The Royals' defense always seems to have a few tricks up its sleeve. Even the new guys are happy to get involved.

  • 08/09/2016 | Xu itching to represent China in Majors

    Gui Yuan "Itchy" Xu is just one of the guys playing rookie ball for the Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. Like the 34 others on the roster, he watches Orioles games at Camden Yards on television, dreaming of what it'd be like to take that field. But unlike his teammates, and unlike every other player in professional baseball, Xu is from China, which has yet to send an athlete to the Major Leagues.

  • 08/09/2016 | What to expect from Cards' Reyes, Weaver in bigs

    Anyone who watched the Futures Game in July and saw Cardinals top prospect Alex Reyes start for the World Team got a very good glimpse of what the right-hander can do on a big stage. Now they'll get to see it in games that count, as the Cardinals called up the No. 9 prospect on's Top 100 list on Tuesday to take Michael Wacha's spot on the roster.

  • 08/09/2016 | Cards call up Reyes; Weaver to debut Sat.

    After weeks of being patient with the development of Alex Reyes and Luke Weaver, the Cardinals are finally ready to debut their top two prospects.

  • 08/09/2016 | Weaver, Lowe among top prospect performers Monday

    Cardinals No. 2 prospect Luke Weaver was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.

  • 08/08/2016 | Benintendi still impressing folks with talent, drive

    When Andrew Benintendi was 5 years old, his father, Chris, took him out on the acre the family owned in southwest Ohio to practice shagging fly balls.

  • 08/08/2016 | Younger Gurriel declared free agent by MLB

    The Gurriel brothers are one step closer to making their Major League dreams come true. On Monday, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., 22, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball and officially became eligible to sign.

  • 08/08/2016 | Cordero has 2 hits, 3 RBIs in San Antonio win

    Center fielder Franchy Cordero (.325) was 2-for-5 Sunday with three RBIs to help Double-A San Antonio score a 7-6 win over Frisco in San Antonio.

  • 08/08/2016 | Phillies Minor League review: Aug. 1-7

    Phillies Minor League review: Aug. 1-7

  • 08/08/2016 | Astros, Brewers, first-rounder Senzel lead Team of Week'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.

  • 08/08/2016 | Inbox: When will Moncada make Sox debut?

    Should Red Sox fans expect to see Yoan Moncada soon? Who is best suited to start a potential Wild Card Game? Beat reporter Ian Browne tackles those topics and more in the Inbox.

  • 08/08/2016 | Tellez, Judge among top prospect performers Sunday

    After a breakout second half in the Florida State League in 2015, Rowdy Tellez is proving this year that he's the real deal in Double-A.

  • 08/07/2016 | Kemp makes immediate impact on busy day

    It's been a wild 24 hours for rookie Tony Kemp, who made sparks fly in the Astros' 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

  • 08/07/2016 | Hill to debut on Friday; Urias starts Monday

    The Dodgers answered two questions surrounding their rotation on Sunday, with manager Dave Roberts announcing that Rich Hill (blisters) will finally make his team debut on Friday and Julio Urias filling the team's hole in the rotation Monday against the Phillies.

  • 08/07/2016 | Tapia, Marquez climbing the ranks

    The Rockies are expected to promote two of their top prospects this week, transferring outfielder Raimel Tapia (No. 5 on's ranking of Rockies prospects) and right-handed pitcher German Marquez (No. 7) from Double-A Hartford to Triple-A Albuquerque.

  • 08/07/2016 | Bucs to call up Kuhl to bolster evolving rotation

    The Pirates' revolving-door rotation may stop spinning soon. Pittsburgh will call up right-hander Chad Kuhl to start Tuesday's series opener against San Diego at PNC Park, general manager Neal Huntington said on Sunday.

  • 08/07/2016 | Sox maintaining 'balancing act' with Fulmer

    Going from starting every fifth day and working six or seven innings for Double-A Birmingham to sporadic Major League relief appearances an definite adjustment for top prospect Carson Fulmer. But it's a developmental balance the White Sox have worked to find with the right-hander.

  • 08/07/2016 | Chapman, Frazier among top prospect performers Saturday

    Few hitters have the ability to impact a game at the plate like Matt Chapman. The A's No. 4 prospect was the driving force behind Double-A Midland's 7-2 victory over Corpus Christi on Saturday night as he went 3-for-4 and matched his career highs by hitting two home runs and tallying six RBIs.

  • 08/07/2016 | Bregman starting to pick it up at the plate

    While Astros rookie Alex Bregman has looked comfortable on defense since making his Major League debut on July 25, offense has been quite a different story.

  • 08/07/2016 | Jankowski, Padres spoil debut of Phils rookie

    The Padres didn't give Phillies starter Jake Thompson much of a warm welcome in his Major League debut. San Diego's first three batters reached safely to start the game, and four batters later Christian Bethancourt broke open the scoring with a bases-clearing double, with the Padres going on to win, 9-7.

  • 08/07/2016 | Thompson ready for next challenge after debut

    If there is any good news following Jake Thompson's big league debut Saturday night in a 9-7 loss to the Padres at Petco Park it is that he will get more opportunities to prove why the Phillies coveted him last summer in the Cole Hamels trade and why MLBPipeline considers him the No. 70 prospect in baseball.

  • 08/06/2016 | Brewers move Coulter up to Double-A

    Clint Coulter, the Brewers' first-round Draft pick in 2012, was promoted to Double-A Biloxi on Friday from Class A Advanced, where he had been grinding through his least productive season.

  • 08/06/2016 | RHP Lloyd paces 3-hit shutout for San Antonio

    Right-handed starter Kyle Lloyd and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout for Double-A San Antonio on Friday night, and catchers Austin Hedges and Austin Allen swung the biggest sticks in the Padres' system.

  • 08/06/2016 | A's shuffle rotation as Overton goes to Minors

    The A's optioned Dillon Overton to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, recalling Patrick Schuster to take his place one day after Overton allowed seven runs in a loss to the Cubs. The move leaves Oakland with two open spots in the rotation behind Sonny Gray, Sean Manaea and Kendall Graveman.

  • 08/06/2016 | Girardi plans to maximize use of 3 backstops

    Playing Gary Sanchez at catcher creates a bit of a logjam for Yankees manager Joe Girardi. At the moment, New York is carrying three catchers on its roster, with Brian McCann and Austin Romine still options on any given day. And, as seemingly difficult as it may be, Girardi insists all three will gets reps behind the plate.

  • 08/06/2016 | Day after signing with Reds, Friedl has dream debut

    After a whirlwind week in which he signed with the Reds on Thursday, TJ Friedl added another chapter to his storybook summer in his professional debut for Rookie-level Billings on Friday night.

  • 08/06/2016 | Fedde, Senzel among top prospect performers Friday

    Opposing hitters have had a tough time scoring runs off Erick Fedde of late. On Friday night, the No. 89 overall prospect established a pair of career highs by striking out 10 hitters over seven innings as Class A Advanced Potomac defeated Wilmington, 2-1.

  • 08/06/2016 | Sanchez shows off arm in catching debut

    Major League debuts move fast. Luckily for Gary Sanchez, so do his throws.

  • 08/05/2016 | Arcia gets first RBI, extra bases on D-backs' gaffe

    The most lauded Brewers prospect since Ryan Braun logged his first Major League hit in Friday's 3-2 loss to the D-backs, and it was something you don't see every day: a three-base single.

  • 08/05/2016 | Sheffield shines in first start for Tampa

    Making his New York Yankees system debut after coming over from Cleveland as part of last week's Andrew Miller trade, Justus Sheffield set a career high with 11 strikeouts in six innings in Class A Advanced Tampa's 7-1 win over Daytona.

  • 08/05/2016 | Luhnow won't rush Gurriel to big leagues

    Despite the Astros' offensive struggles -- they had scored seven runs in their previous six games heading into Friday -- general manager Jeff Luhnow said he didn't feel a need to rush Cuban slugger Yulieski Gurriel to the big leagues to help turn things around.

  • 08/05/2016 | Cuthbert looking to stick with Royals in 2017

    Royals rookie third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert not only has stepped in for the injured Mike Moustakas, but Cuthbert likely has proven he belongs in the big leagues for good.

  • 08/05/2016 | Schedule released for 2016 Arizona Fall League

    In just a few short months, many of baseball's rising stars will descend on the desert for the annual Arizona Fall League. The AFL released its schedule Friday for the 2016 season, which will feature six prospect-heavy teams and run from October 11 to November 19.

  • 08/05/2016 | Top 50 Prospects show to shine light on re-ranks

    MLB Network will offer a glimpse into the future of baseball with a primetime Top 50 Prospects special on Sunday at 11 p.m. ET. The program will also be available for streaming live on

  • 08/05/2016 | Newcomb, Margot among top prospect performers Thursday

    After his latest gem, it's safe to say Sean Newcomb has found a rhythm on the mound. The Braves' No. 3 prospect (No. 57 overall) has struggled with consistency a bit this season, but he is locked in lately and in the middle of possibly his best stretch for Double-A Mississippi.

  • 08/04/2016 | Cozens, Hoskins continue to put on power show

    Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins' assault on Eastern League pitching continued Thursday in Double-A Reading's 12-8 win over Bowie.

  • 08/04/2016 | Pioneering Astros scout Reiner dies at 80

    Andres Reiner, the legendary scout who helped the Astros blaze a trail into Venezuela in the 1980s, passed away Wednesday night, the team said in a statement Thursday. He was 80 years old.

  • 08/05/2016 | Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects for 2016

    Here are'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.

  • 08/04/2016 | Severino back to rotation as Yanks option Green

    Yankees manager Joe Girardi has consistently said that he envisions young right-hander Luis Severino as a starter. Come Tuesday, Girardi and the Yankees won't have to do any more envisioning. After a quality relief outing Wednesday night where he allowed just one hit and an unearned run in 4 1/3 innings, Severino is set to return to the Yankees' starting rotation.

  • 08/04/2016 | Nimmo has whirlwind trip to Vegas, back to NY

    Brandon Nimmo's adventure began at approximately 3:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, when he left New York City for Las Vegas. Optioned back to the Mets' Triple-A affiliate there to receive steadier playing time, Nimmo was at peace with his demotion.

  • 08/04/2016 | Thompson set to debut in Majors on Saturday

    Phillies manager Pete Mackanin put an end to the speculation. The organization's top pitching prospect, Jake Thompson, will make his Major League debut on Saturday in San Diego.

  • 08/04/2016 | Inbox: What sets Brewers' farm apart from Yanks'?

    Jim Callis answers questions about what sets apart the Brewers from the Yankees as the top farm system in baseball, double-play combinations, why the Braves landed out of the top five in the farm rankings and more.

  • 08/04/2016 | How did Brewers build their No. 1-ranked system?

    In the 13 months since the Brewers dove into rebuilding mode, they have vastly improved their Minor League system. How improved? Well, that is where the interpretation begins. By one view unveiled Wednesday by, it's the No. 1 collection of talent in baseball.

  • 08/04/2016 | Clevinger, Merritt up; Armstrong, Anderson down

    Due to an overworked bullpen, the Indians were forced to make roster moves for a second consecutive day, recalling pitchers Mike Clevinger and Ryan Merritt prior to Thursday's series finale against the Twins. To make room, Cleveland optioned relievers Shawn Armstrong and Cody Anderson to Triple-A Columbus.

  • 08/04/2016 | Mancini, Peterson among top prospect performers Wednesday

    Trey Mancini had a perfect day at the plate for Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles' No. 5 prospect homered, scored two runs and went 3-for-3 with a walk in four plate appearances.

  • 08/03/2016 | Cozens homers three times to reach 30

    Dylan Cozens' slump is over. The Phillies' No. 7 prospect had been struggling to put the ball in play over the past few games, but he quelled any concerns with a three-homer, seven-RBI explosion in Double-A Reading's 13-0 win over Bowie.

  • 08/03/2016 | Glasnow progressing with side sessions

    After landing on the disabled list with right shoulder discomfort on July 24, Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow threw a side session without any issues before Tuesday's game against the Braves.

  • 08/03/2016 | Cardinals promoting righty Weaver to Triple-A

    The Triple-A Memphis rotation will soon boast the Cardinals' top two pitching prospects, as right-hander Luke Weaver is set to be promoted before his next start, general manager John Mozeliak confirmed on Wednesday. Weaver ranks second on the Cardinals' MLB Pipeline prospect list behind Alex Reyes, who has been with Memphis since coming back from a suspension in May.

  • 08/03/2016 | 'Right' fit? Schebler robs HR in position shift

    Scott Schebler on Wednesday was still trying to absorb the past couple of days -- from the time he was called up from Triple-A Louisville to take the roster spot of Jay Bruce after Bruce was traded to the Mets, to when he hit a three-run, walk-off home run Tuesday night against the Cardinals. And yet, one day later, when Cincinnati opted to shift Schebler from left field to right field in an effort to find ways to keep him in the lineup, he delivered an encore performance on defense, even if the Reds dropped the second of their three-game series vs. the Cards, 5-4.

  • 08/03/2016 | Mets pitching prospect Szapucki on rapid rise

    Thomas Szapucki had a big decision to make in June 2015 -- play for a college powerhouse or sign a Major League contract. Szapucki opted to pass on the University of Florida, as he was selected by the New York Mets in the fifth round of the '15 MLB Draft, just days before his 19th birthday. A little over a year later, Szapucki is lighting up the Minors, making his decision look like it was the right one.

  • 08/03/2016 | Nola goes on DL; Thompson to debut soon?

    The Phillies announced Wednesday that Aaron Nola has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. Nola received a MRI exam in the morning, but Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said the injury is not serious.

  • 08/03/2016 | Royals promote Burns, option Pounders

    Outfielder Billy Burns, acquired last weekend by the Royals from Oakland for outfielder Brett Eibner, was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday. Right-hander Brooks Pounders was sent back to Omaha.

  • 08/03/2016 | Midseason ranking of MLB's Top 10 farm systems

    Jim Callis ranks the organization's with the most talented farm systems, and his list starts with two clubs that made a flurry of moves to help their farms grow from good to great.

  • 08/03/2016 | Welcome-back party: Schebler rescues Reds

    Tuesday quickly turned from reading Jay Bruce's eulogy to singing the praises of Scott Schebler, after he delivered a walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off of Seung Hwan Oh to give the Reds a 7-5 win. Schebler went 3-for-5.

  • 08/03/2016 | Kopech, Brinson among top prospect performers Tuesday

    Red Sox No. 5 prospect Michael Kopech and Brewers No. 2 prospect Lewis Brinson were among the top prospect perfomers in the Minors Tuesday.

  • 08/03/2016 | Musgrove makes history in MLB debut

    Joe Musgrove probably didn't expect his Major League debut to go the way it did, but his performance in Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays will be remembered for a long time.

  • 08/03/2016 | Brinson puts on a show in debut

    Lewis Brinson filled the box score in his first game with the Brewers' organization, as he went 4-for-4 with RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in his first game with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

  • 08/03/2016 | Royals rookie Strahm holds fine line vs. Rays

    It's come to this for the 2016 Royals: With their bullpen depleted by injuries, they turned to 24-year-old rookie left-hander Matt Strahm in a high-stress, high-leverage situation in Tuesday night's 3-2 win over the Rays.

  • 08/02/2016 | Arcia goes hitless in debut for Brewers

    Ten years ago, another Brewers rookie made his big league debut at Petco Park -- Ryan Braun. On Tuesday, Orlando Arcia did, and it was Braun who passed along some advice.

  • 08/02/2016 | Contreras gaining chemistry with pitchers

    Kyle Hendricks was pretty pumped about throwing a shutout. So was his catcher, Cubs rookie Willson Contreras, whose development at the big league level is accelerating at a rapid-fire pace.

  • 08/02/2016 | Gregerson put on 15-day DL; Reed called up

    Luke Gregerson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique, and A.J. Reed has been called up to take his place on the roster, the Astros announced on Tuesday afternoon.

  • 08/02/2016 | 'Decent chance' Phillies will promote prospect

    The Phillies have two more months of baseball before they split for the winter. Will they get a look at some of the top prospects in Major League Baseball before then?

  • 08/02/2016 | Sanchez called up, notches 1st MLB hit

    Less than a week after the Yankees made a series of trades to bolster the future, a man long thought to be a key component of that future has arrived at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees called up catcher Gary Sanchez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in advance of Wednesday's matchup vs. the Mets. To counter the move, the Yankees optioned outfielder Ben Gamel to Scranton.

  • 08/02/2016 | A's add controllable young pitchers before Deadline

    By trading Rich Hill and Josh Reddick to the Dodgers hours before Monday's Trade Deadline, the A's turned veteran pieces into controllable pitching prospects for the second season in a row.

  • 08/02/2016 | Brewers have sights set on future

    It was a big day for the Milwaukee Brewers' long-term rebuilding project. For the devoted fan base of this franchise, the 2016 Trade Deadline was a day of mixed emotions.

  • 08/02/2016 | What to expect from Brewers' Arcia in big leagues

    After a busy Trade Deadline that saw them part with Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress as well as Will Smith in two separate deals, the Milwaukee Brewers are set to usher in a new era with the promotion of top prospect Orlando Arcia.

  • 08/02/2016 | What to expect from Red Sox's Benintendi in big leagues

    The Red Sox didn't make any blockbuster moves Monday before the Trade Deadline, but they did announce a significant addition later in the evening, when Dave Dombrowski said that Andrew Benintendi would join the team in Seattle on Tuesday.

  • 08/02/2016 | Zastryzny among top prospect performers Monday

    Cubs No. 21 prospect Rob Zastryzny was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.

  • 08/02/2016 | Top prospect Arcia set to join Brewers

    The Brewers top prospect, shortstop Orlando Arcia, will join the team on Tuesday. Arcia is the 13th-ranked prospect on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list.

  • 08/02/2016 | Benintendi gets callup, joins Sox in Seattle

    The arrival of the latest Red Sox phenom took place on Tuesday, as Andrew Benintendi soaked in his surroundings at Safeco Field in preparation for his first Major League start in left field on Wednesday night.

  • 08/02/2016 | Berrios bounces back early, attacks zone

    After giving up three runs to the Indians in the first inning, it looked like it could be another rough showing for top pitching prospect Jose Berrios, who made his long-awaited return to Minnesota's rotation on Monday.

  • 08/01/2016 | Rays promote Motter, Garton from Triple-A

    The Rays recalled utility man Taylor Motter and righty reliever Ryan Garton from Triple-A Durham following Monday night's 3-0 loss to the Royals.

  • 08/01/2016 | Musgrove joins Astros' bullpen, role TBD

    With an open spot in the bullpen after trading right-hander Scott Feldman to Toronto, the Astros called up right-hander Joe Musgrove on Monday.

  • 08/01/2016 | Sox stick with prized prospects at Deadline

    One reason the Red Sox didn't make a blockbuster deal before Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline was it would likely have cost prized prospect Yoan Moncada and/or Andrew Benintendi.

  • 08/01/2016 | Ranking prospects traded before Deadline

    Jonathan Mayo ranks the 26 top prospects who changed teams prior to the 2016 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • 08/01/2016 | Tilson to get ample opportunities with White Sox

    Charlie Tilson, the local product from Wilmette, Ill., and New Trier High School who was acquired by the White Sox from St. Louis in the Zach Duke trade on Sunday, will join the big league team on Tuesday in Detroit.

  • 08/01/2016 | Pair of Rockies lead Prospect Team of the Week'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.

  • 08/01/2016 | Quiet at Deadline, Tigers to improve internally

    The Tigers will be getting additions for the stretch run this week as they make a run for a postseason spot. They will not be doing so with a major trade.

  • 08/01/2016 | Lucroy, Jeffress go to Rangers for high-ranked prospects

    A day after Jonathan Lucroy vetoed a trade to the Indians, the Brewers dealt the two-time All-Star catcher to the Rangers -- a club that was not on his eight-team no-trade list -- along with emerging closer Jeremy Jeffress for two of baseball's top 100 prospects plus a player to be named.

  • 08/01/2016 | Angels net pitching depth for Santiago, Smith

    The Angels traded starting pitcher Hector Santiago and reliever Joe Smith in the minutes before the 1 p.m. PT non-waiver Trade Deadline on Monday, sending Santiago to the Twins and Smith to the Cubs, a source confirmed to The team has not confirmed the deals.

  • 08/01/2016 | Astros reel in 2 prospects for Feldman, Fields

    The Astros pulled off a pair of deals prior to Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, but not the kind that are going to impact the club down the stretch.

  • 08/01/2016 | Yankees acquire Tate for Beltran, deal Nova

    The Yankees sent Carlos Beltran and cash to the Texas Rangers in exchange for right-hander Dillon Tate -- the fourth overall pick in the 2015 Draft -- and Minor League pitchers Erik Swanson and Nick Green just an hour before the Trade Deadline on Monday. The club then traded Ivan Nova to the Pirates for two players to be named later.

  • 08/01/2016 | A's land haul of prospects for Reddick, Hill

    The A's parted with a pair of their biggest assets ahead of Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, dealing longtime right fielder Josh Reddick and left-handed starter Rich Hill to the Dodgers for three pitching prospects. Oakland landed three right-handers from Los Angeles' farm system upon trading Hill and Reddick: Grant Holmes, now ranked by as the A's No. 3 prospect, Frankie Montas (No. 11) and Jharel Cotton (16).