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Prospects Archive

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  • 08/30/2015 | Springer singles, 'shakes off cobwebs' in rehab assignment

    George Springer returned to Double-A baseball to a hero's welcome Saturday night, going a quiet 1-for-4 with a run scored in a rehab assignment at Whataburger Field.

  • 08/29/2015 | Kirby likely to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Brewers pitching prospect Nathan Kirby is likely headed for Tommy John surgery, according to general manager Doug Melvin.

  • 08/29/2015 | Snell considered for callup when rosters expand

    One of the most intriguing names Kevin Cash and the Rays will have to consider when rosters expand Tuesday is one of the fastest rising prospects in all of baseball. Blake Snell, who began the season pitching for Class A Advanced Charlotte, will take a 1.57 ERA into a Sunday start for Triple-A Durham, and his next stop could be the Majors.

  • 08/30/2015 | Severino gaining Yanks' trust, confidence

    Luis Severino has only made five turns through the big league rotation, but the Yankees are already impressed by how well the rookie right-hander seems to fit into their clubhouse. To put it simply, they have become convinced that he belongs.

  • 08/29/2015 | Bregman, Reed among top 10 prospect performers Friday

    A.J. Reed is back in front. The Astros' No. 6 prospect crushed his 31st home run of the season during Double-A Corpus Christi's 17-6 blowout win over Midland. In the lineup as the designated hitter, he finished 4-for-4 with four runs and three RBIs.

  • 08/29/2015 | Clark goes 4-for-4 in rain-shortened five-inning victory

    Brewers No. 3 prospect Trent Clark went 4-for-4 with three RBIs as Rookie Level Helena defeated Missoula, 8-2. The first-rounder is now 6-for-7 (.857) after receiving a promotion from the Arizona League. All six of his hits have been singles, which is on par with his work for the AZL Brewers.

  • 08/29/2015 | Turner impresses in first MLB start -- at second

    Trea Turner made his first Major League start on Friday night, and the natural shortstop showed impressive defensive ability at second base in the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the Marlins.

  • 08/28/2015 | Montgomery hurls six perfect innings for Class A Advanced Tampa

    Yankees No. 27 prospect Jordan Montgomery was perfect for Class A Advanced Tampa on Friday evening, tossing six spotless innings during a 9-3 win over Daytona.

  • 08/28/2015 | Rangers call up lefty Faulkner, option Martinez

    The Rangers called up left-handed pitcher Andrew Faulkner from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned right-hander Nick Martinez on Friday.

  • 08/28/2015 | Correa day to day due to sore left hamstring

    An anticipated matchup between two of the American League's top rookies will have to wait. On Friday, Carlos Correa was out of the Astros' lineup for the second straight game while nursing a sore left hamstring and Twins slugger Miguel Sano also did not start the series opener due to his own sore hamstring.

  • 08/28/2015 | Fulmer wins Eastern League Pitcher of the Year

    Before the Tigers acquired Michael Fulmer in the Yoenis Cespedes trade, the big right-hander was a dominant pitcher in the Mets' system at Double-A Binghamton. He didn't let up once he jumped across the league to Erie, and the combined effort earned him the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Year award.

  • 08/28/2015 | Olivera, Berrios top list of fantasy prospects

    Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.

  • 08/28/2015 | Glasnow, Garcia among 10 top prospect performers Thursday

    It was a good night to be a Pirates pitching prospect. No. 1 prospect Tyler Glasnow's string of dominance continued Thursday with six scoreless innings in a no-decision for Triple-A Indianapolis.

  • 08/28/2015 | Renfroe continues torrid stretch at Triple-A El Paso

    It's safe to say that Hunter Renfroe likes hitting in the Pacific Coast League. The Padres' No. 1 prospect had another big game Thursday, going 3-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBIs in Triple-A El Paso's 9-7 loss to Oklahoma City.

  • 08/27/2015 | Matz to make rehab start Monday, then rejoin Mets

    Steven Matz's return to the Mets is now less than a week away. The Mets announced Thursday that Matz will make his fourth and final Minor League rehab start Monday for Double-A Binghamton, and they will recall him the next day when rosters expand.

  • 08/27/2015 | Phils excited about future behind the plate

    The Phillies think they have a bright future behind the plate. Carlos Ruiz and Cameron Rupp figure to be back behind the plate next year, although Triple-A catcher Gabriel Lino is highly regarded because of his defensive capabilities. He could be a September callup. The Phils also have some strong catching prospects in Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp.

  • 08/27/2015 | Jay set to rehab at Triple-A this weekend

    Of the Cardinals' seven players rehabbing an injury, outfielder Jon Jay will be the first to begin a rehab assignment with one of the organization's Minor League affiliates.

  • 08/27/2015 | Examining potential September additions for Mets

    Though the Mets are wary of overcrowding a first-place clubhouse with new faces in September, their list of callups will nonetheless be large -- and composed almost entirely of players who have already spent significant time with the big club.

  • 08/27/2015 | Sano hits 'quirky' double off Tropicana Field catwalk

    Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano hit one of the more unusual doubles of the season in Thursday night's 5-4 loss to the Rays, as he crushed a high drive that hit the "B" ring at Tropicana Field and remained in play for an RBI double.

  • 08/27/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: Could Newcomb be on mound for Angels in 2016?

    With the calendar moving quickly to the end of August, that means the completion of Minor League seasons is quickly arriving. That also means September callups will be trickling in. Rosters expand as of September 1, and the floodgates might open once most Minor League regular seasons end. Until that time, here's a selection of your questions to keep you entertained.

  • 08/27/2015 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 27

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 08/27/2015 | Moya moves over to left with Mud Hens

    Days before the Tigers will expand their roster, Triple-A Toledo outfielder Steven Moya made a notable position move.

  • 08/27/2015 | Stephenson could be among Reds' callups

    The Reds have yet to finalize or reveal who their September callups might be, but it seems possible that top pitching prospect Robert Stephenson would be among them.

  • 08/27/2015 | Top young talent on deck with September callups

    With active rosters set to expand from 25 to 40 on Sept. 1, more blue-chip prospects will come up for the season's final month. Some already have appeared in the Majors earlier this year, while others will be making their debuts. Let's examine the 10 of the best prospects we're likely to see in September.

  • 08/27/2015 | Berrios among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    It's reached the point where each of Jose Berrios' starts for Triple-A Rochester might be his last. The Twins' No. 2 prospect was at his best Wednesday night, allowing just three hits and one walk in seven shutout innings as Rochester defeated Syracuse, 6-0.

  • 08/27/2015 | Verdugo hits for the cycle for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga

    Alex Verdugo had a game to remember Wednesday, hitting for the cycle as part of a 4-for-4 performance -- his second career four-hit game -- in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's 10-2 win over Lancaster.

  • 08/27/2015 | Eickhoff settles in after shaky first, retires 16 straight

    On Wednesday night, right-hander Jerad Eickhoff made just his second Major League start and first at Citizens Bank Park in a 9-4 loss to the National League East-leading Mets. The Mets scored three runs in the first inning, but Eickhoff's recovery spoke louder than the final result.

  • 08/27/2015 | O'Brien blasts two homers for Triple-A Reno

    The home runs keep coming for Peter O'Brien. The Diamondbacks' No. 9 prospect launched a pair of home runs Wednesday in Triple-A Reno's 11-5 win over Nashville.

  • 08/27/2015 | Scouting profile: Travis Shaw

    Travis Shaw comes from a baseball family. His dad Jeff was a former All-Star closer who played for six Major League clubs.

  • 08/26/2015 | Matz hurls six scoreless innings at Double-A

    Steven Matz may be more than a week away from coming off the disabled list, but he certainly looked ready in his latest rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Binghamton. Matz delivered six shutout, one-hit innings against Erie, striking out six and walking none.

  • 08/26/2015 | O's top prospect Harvey set to throw bullpen

    Orioles top prospect Hunter Harvey will throw another bullpen on Thursday as the right-hander continues to rehab back from a series of injuries that have kept him from appearing in a Minor League game all year.

  • 08/26/2015 | Shoulder surgery to sideline Bucs' prospect 10-12 months

    Shortstop Cole Tucker, the Pirates' top 2014 Draft pick, could be sidelined up to a year after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair the labrum in his right shoulder.

  • 08/26/2015 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 25

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 08/26/2015 | SS Giron, RHP Montas pace A-Fort Wayne win

    Shortstop Ruddy Giron drove in two runs and right-handed starter Ernesto Montas picked up his 11th win Tuesday as low Single-A Fort Wayne defeated Lansing 5-3 for its 15th straight home win to move closer to a Midwest League playoff berth.

  • 08/26/2015 | Yanks' Draft picks forging own path in pros

    James Kaprielian and Kyle Holder will be forever linked as first-round Draft picks of the New York Yankees -- an honor that isn't lost on either player.

  • 08/26/2015 | Dodgers trio among 10 top prospect performers Tuesday

    Both of the Dodgers' highest-rated prospects had excellent nights, while a Top 10 slugger climbed another rung on the Minor League home run ladder. Corey Seager homered as part of a 2-for-5 game in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 8-2 triumph over Albuquerque.

  • 08/26/2015 | Thompson's confidence gets big boost

    When Trayce Thompson arrived to the White Sox from Triple-A Charlotte on Aug. 3, first-base coach, mentor and friend Daryl Boston reinforced a point that the rookie already lived by and understood.

  • 08/26/2015 | Rookie trio leads Twins to series-opening win

    After years of hearing about top prospects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario, the future is finally here for the Twins, and the trio came up big yet again on Tuesday against the Rays.

  • 08/25/2015 | Piling up pitches: Reds' rookies laboring

    In his third Major League start, and second vs. the Dodgers, Reds rookie John Lamb has followed the trend that has plagued the all-rookie rotation by racking up a lot of pitches in a short amount of time.

  • 08/26/2015 | Myles hits for the cycle for Double-A Akron

    Indians farmhand Bryson Myles hit for the cycle on Tuesday as Double-A Akron fell to Trenton, 9-7. The five-year veteran led off the game with a popout, but finished with four straight hits to round out a night 4-for-5 that included three RBIs.

  • 08/25/2015 | Jimenez stays hot for Emeralds with first multi-homer game

    Cubs No. 13 prospect Eloy Jimenez refuses to cool down for Class A Short Season Eugene.

  • 08/25/2015 | Newcomb pulled after seven no-hit innings for Travelers

    Two of Minor League Baseball's best prospects squared off on Tuesday night, as Angels top prospect Sean Newcomb outperformed Dodgers No. 2 prospect Julio Urias by tossing seven no-hit innings for Double-A Arkansas in a 1-0 win over Tulsa.

  • 08/25/2015 | Hess throws his first complete game for Keys

    It took him 31 pro starts, but Orioles No. 10 prospect David Hess worked through his first career complete game on Tuesday afternoon. The 22-year-old right-hander out of Tennesssee Tech delivered seven innings of one-hit ball for the Keys.

  • 08/25/2015 | Prospect Kirby to Minors DL with elbow injury

    The Brewers placed pitching prospect Nathan Kirby on Class A Wisconsin's disabled list Monday with a left elbow injury, continuing an injury-plagued year for the 21-year-old lefty.

  • 08/25/2015 | Herrera Texas League Pitcher of Week

    Twenty-year-old Double-A San Antonio right-handed starter Ronald Herrera has been named the Pitcher of the Week in the Texas League.

  • 08/25/2015 | Running remains biggest issue for Teixeira

    The timing of the deep bone bruise that hobbled Mark Teixeira for a week allowed the Yankees to take a good look at Greg Bird, rated as their No. 4 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, which should have paid dividends for the short term as well as the future.

  • 08/25/2015 | Scouting profile: Jon Gray

    A good athlete, right-hander Jon Gray played baseball, basketball and football at Chandler (Oklahoma) High School. He then went on to pitch at Eastern Oklahoma State College and had an outstanding tenure at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the All Big-12 Team.

  • 08/25/2015 | Royals Minor League report: Aug. 24

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 08/25/2015 | Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 17-23

    Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 17-23

  • 08/26/2015 | Scouting profile: Matt Boyd

    With the Tigers having a need for consistent and reliable starters, it is likely that Matt Boyd will finish this season in the rotation. However, MLBPipeline.com's Bernie Pleskoff believes that the left-hander's fits best in the bullpen.

  • 08/25/2015 | Lopez among 10 top prospect performers Monday

    Many Minor League fans are by now familiar with Double-A Biloxi's plight this season. Formerly based in Huntsville, Ala., the Brewers affiliate played nearly two months' worth of games on the road while their new stadium was under construction.

  • 08/24/2015 | Phillies fans to get first looks at Eickhoff, Sweeney

    Somehow, someway, the Phillies have the third-best record in the National League and the fourth-best record in baseball since the All-Star break. They have mostly young players to thank for that

  • 08/24/2015 | Eyes wide open: Turner at dawn of career

    MLB.com caught up with No. 2 prospect Trea Turner to talk about his brief time with the Nationals and his future in baseball.

  • 08/24/2015 | 5 Braves prospects injured in DR car accident

    Five Atlanta Braves prospects suffered minor injuries and one broke his leg in a car accident near the club's baseball academy in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, on Saturday.

  • 08/24/2015 | Royals Minor League report: August 23

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 08/24/2015 | Astros' pair leads Prospect Team of the Week

    The Houston Astros might be the feel-good surprise story in the big leagues, but let's not forget much of that has been built from within, taking advantage of one of the best farm systems in baseball.

  • 08/24/2015 | Renfroe hits 3rd HR in 5 games for El Paso

    Hunter Renfroe doubled and homered Sunday as the outfielder continued his torrid hitting since being promoted from Double-A San Antonio to Triple-A El Paso.

  • 08/24/2015 | Brewers prospect Orimoloye rising fast

    Brewers prospect Demi Orimoloye has an opportunity to become the first African-born player to reach the Major Leagues -- and if it weren't for his childhood best friend, it's likely that Orimoloye never would have given baseball a shot.

  • 08/24/2015 | Chi Chi on path to spot in Texas rotation

    Alexander "Chi Chi" Gonzalez was first selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round of the 2010 Draft out of Boca Raton (Fla.) Community High School. Instead of signing with the Orioles, he attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.

  • 08/23/2015 | Conforto finding comfort zone with Mets

    For much of July, the Mets' front office explored trades for an outfielder, not wanting to rush Michael Conforto -- a 2014 first-round Draft pick who was in college as recently as last June -- so quickly to the Majors. It was not until the end of the month that team brass finally caved, promoting Conforto directly from Double-A Binghamton. The Mets have not been able to shake him since.

  • 08/23/2015 | Conley finishes strong in first quality start

    For Adam Conley, Sunday afternoon's outing really came down to how he finished over the way he started in Miami's 2-0 loss to the Phillies at Marlins Park.

  • 08/23/2015 | Nola in complete control in career-best outing

    Aaron Nola's stellar outing of eight scoreless innings in Sunday's 2-0 Phillies win at Marlins Park supported the biggest lesson that the rookie has learned since his callup on July 21.

  • 08/23/2015 | Diaz, Castro promoted from Triple-A

    With Colorado desperately needing relief for its often-used and ineffective bullpen, the Rockies called up two fresh faces on Sunday. Right-handers Simon Castro and Jairo Diaz were promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque before Colorado's series finale with the Mets. Veteran reliever Rafael Betancourt was designated for assignment and Justin Miller was optioned down to Albuquerque as the corresponding moves.

  • 08/23/2015 | Cards recall infielder Garcia; option Lyons

    Despite the grueling travel day, Greg Garcia was happy to be back in his hometown on Sunday, as the Cardinals faced San Diego for the finale of a three-game series at Petco Park.

  • 08/23/2015 | Matheny: Pham has been boost for offense

    Cardinals center fielder Tommy Pham entered play Sunday hitting .353 in the last seven days, going 6-for-17 and scoring two runs.

  • 08/23/2015 | Cowart goes deep for first big league hit

    With his parents, girlfriend and their families in attendance, Kaleb Cowart got his first Major League hit, a solo homer off Toronto starter Marco Estrada on Saturday night. He's the first Angels player to record a home run as his first Major League hit in eight years.

  • 08/23/2015 | Brewers' Denson homers twice for Helena

    A week after becoming the first active player affiliated with a Major League organization to come out publicly as gay, Brewers No. 27 prospect David Denson connected for two homers to lead Rookie Level Helena to an 8-4 win on Saturday.

  • 08/23/2015 | Yankees trio among Saturday's top 10 prospects

    Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez hit late homers to lead Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre to a win on Saturday, while Yankees top 2015 Draft pick James Kaprielian struck out four in three nearly flawless innings in his Staten Island debut.

  • 08/23/2015 | Small ball comes up huge for Twins

    You hear it all the time, "The little things matter." It's one of the most overused sayings in baseball, but the Twins proved its validity in Saturday night's 3-2 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards.

  • 08/23/2015 | Mariners' prospect O'Neill hits No. 30, ties for MiLB lead

    The Minor League home run lead has changed hands several times this season, but Mariners No. 7 prospect Tyler O'Neill has the look of someone who could run away with the crown after tying for the MiLB lead with his 30th homer on Saturday. The Bakersfield outfielder has homered in four straight games and has 14 in the past month.

  • 08/23/2015 | Prospects provide clutch power for Phillies

    Phillies rookies Darnell Sweeney and Aaron Altherr aren't established home run hitters by any means, but the clutch power display by the youngsters in Saturday's 4-2 comeback win at Marlins Park was certainly an encouraging sign for Philadelphia's future.

  • 08/22/2015 | Buxton's first RBI lifts Twins over O's

    Top Twins prospect Byron Buxton collected his first Major League RBI on Saturday night, and it couldn't have come at a bigger time, as the rookie's single propelled Minnesota past the Orioles, 3-2.

  • 08/22/2015 | Severino proving he belongs in big leagues

    It was a day of firsts for Luis Severino -- statistically and emotionally.

  • 08/22/2015 | Pirates' Glasnow fans nine in first Triple-A win

    Tyler Glasnow picked up his first Triple-A win Saturday afternoon, going 6 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out nine hitters as Indianapolis took down Charlotte, 6-0.

  • 08/22/2015 | Twins' Berrios among 10 top prospect performers Friday

    Jose Berrios looks like he's ready for the Major Leagues. The Twins' No. 2 prospect (No. 24 overall) dominated on Friday for Triple-A Rochester, allowing one earned run on five hits in seven innings.

  • 08/22/2015 | Rookie puts on a show in The Show

    Travis Jankowski singled his first two times at-bat in his Major League debut on Friday night, and if that was good enough, his parents were in attendance and the Padres won.

  • 08/22/2015 | Taijeron hits three homers for 51s

    Yoenis Cespedes' power was on full display Friday night as the Cuban slugger went 5-for-6 with three home runs and seven RBI against the Rockies.

  • 08/22/2015 | Being up in zone catches up to Flores in first start

    The future certainly looks bright for Marlins prospect Kendry Flores, but the rookie's first big league start ended up being a rough one.

  • 08/22/2015 | Part of Hamels deal, Eickhoff matches lefty with feat

    Jerad Eickhoff earned his first career win in Philadelphia's 7-1 victory at Marlins Park by tossing six scoreless innings on 75 pitches -- 52 of which were strikes. Eickhoff, who was acquired from Texas in the Cole Hamels trade on July 31, allowed five hits, struck out five and walked just one. With his performance, the 25-year-old became the first Phillies starter to not allow a run in his Major League debut since the man he was traded for, Hamels.

  • 08/21/2015 | Owens dominates in fourth career start

    By 2016 or '17, the Red Sox hope that Henry Owens outperforming one of the best pitchers in the American League will be something that happens often.

  • 08/21/2015 | Bright future ahead for Red Sox with Dombrowski, roster youth

    Just this past Tuesday, the Red Sox front office took a titanic shift toward the future, hiring the esteemed Dave Dombrowski to head up its baseball operations efforts.

  • 08/21/2015 | Blue Jays prospect suspended 50 games

    Major League Baseball handed down a 50-game suspension to Blue Jays right-hander Clinton Hollon on Friday evening after the Minor League right-hander tested positive for a banned stimulant.

  • 08/21/2015 | Versatile Sweeney set to show Phillies his skill-set

    Darnell Sweeney believes his best asset his versatility, and the Phillies are ready to test it throughout the remainder of the 2015 season.

  • 08/21/2015 | Twins work with Buxton on steal technique

    In four Minor League seasons, Byron Buxton stole 94 bases while getting caught only 27 times. After calling him up from Triple-A Rochester this week, the Twins hope Buxton will bring an element of the running game to their offense.

  • 08/21/2015 | LaMarre relishing first taste of Major Leagues

    The lengthy path outfielder Ryan LaMarre traveled to finally reach the Major Leagues for the first time on Friday wasn't always paved smooth.

  • 08/21/2015 | What to expect from Turner in Major Leagues

    Widely considered the best team in baseball entering the season, the Nationals have lost 14 of their past 20 games, to go from three games up to four games behind in the National League East. Seeking a spark, they called up shortstop Trea Turner on Friday.

  • 08/21/2015 | Boston's Matheny adjusting to life in the pros

    As the son of former big leaguer and current St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, Tate Matheny has been known in the prospect community since his days at Westchester Christian (Mo.) Academy, where he guided the program to back-to-back Class 3 state titles.

  • 08/21/2015 | Top position prospect Turner makes MLB debut

    The Nationals purchased the contract of top infield prospect Trea Turner before Friday's series opener with Milwaukee, calling up the 22-year-old for the first Major League assignment of his career.

  • 08/21/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: Is Giolito or Urias a better pitching prospect?

    Jim Callis discusses Lucas Giolito and Julio Urias, the Braves' farm system, the top offensive catchers in the Minors and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.

  • 08/21/2015 | Braves' Olivera reigns as top fantasy prospect

    Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.

  • 08/21/2015 | Santana homers in Brewers debut

    On the same night that Mike Fiers pitched a no-hitter in Houston, the other half of last month's big Astros/Brewers trade didn't look bad, either.

  • 08/21/2015 | Matz stretches out in second rehab start

    Mets left-hander Steven Matz made his second rehab start for Class A St. Lucie on Thursday, tossing 41 pitches (25 strikes) in 2 2/3 innings.

  • 08/21/2015 | Robertson among 10 top prospect performers Thursday

    Daniel Robertson is getting comfortable, and that's great news for Double-A Montgomery. The Rays' No. 5 prospect had a career-high with four hits in Thursday's 17-4 blowout win over Tennessee.

  • 08/21/2015 | Swanson launches his first pro homer for Hops

    No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson went yard for the first time in his pro career on Thursday night. The D-backs' No. 1 prospect swatted a three-run shot in the eighth inning of Class A Short Season Hillsboro's 5-3 loss to Boise.

  • 08/20/2015 | Duffey snares hot shot, rolls to 2nd win

    Facing Baltimore's Adam Jones to open the bottom of the fourth inning Thursday night, Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey caught a frozen rope smashed back to the mound.

  • 08/20/2015 | O'Brien records Keys' first no-hitter since 2010

    Mikey O'Brien was dominant for Class A Advanced Frederick on Thursday night, tossing a seven-inning no-hitter as the Keys took down Lynchburg, 2-0.

  • 08/20/2015 | Rodriguez flirts with no-hitter for Tourists

    Rockies No. 28 prospect Helmis Rodriguez couldn't quite make history for Class A Asheville in a 3-1 win on Thursday night. The southpaw had Rome on the ropes with a no-hitter through 8 1/3 innings, but gave up a double to Luke Dykstra.

  • 08/20/2015 | Astros call up Velasquez, option Fields

    With their bullpen having thrown nine innings the previous two nights, the Astros on Thursday called up rookie right-hander Vincent Velasquez from Double-A Corpus Christi for his third stint with the club. That was bad news for Josh Fields, who was optioned to Double-A because he had pitched in four of the previous five games and wouldn't have been available for a few days.

  • 08/20/2015 | Prospects in place: Sano, Buxton reunited

    Minnesota fans saw something Thursday night they had been waiting for for a long time: Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton in the same lineup.

  • 08/21/2015 | Red Sox rookie Shaw starting to hit his stride

    For a while, Red Sox rookie Travis Shaw was simply trying to stay afloat. Now, the first baseman is peaking at exactly the right moment.

  • 08/20/2015 | Freeman sees Olivera's skills firsthand

    After getting a chance to spend some time with Hector Olivera at the Braves Spring Training complex last week, Freddie Freeman gained a glimpse of the potential possessed by the powerful Cuban, who is targeted to rest in the middle of Atlanta's lineup over the next few seasons.

  • 08/20/2015 | High school prospects state their case

    The last two major events on the summer showcase circuit are the Under Armour All-America Game and the Perfect Game All-American Classic. Virtually every potential high school first-rounder for the 2016 Draft appeared in the UA game at Wrigley Field on Saturday or the PG contest at Petco Park on Sunday.

  • 08/20/2015 | Draft prospects pack 18-and-under national team

    USA Baseball completed its final four days of trials and announced its 18-and-under national team on Wednesday. The squad will compete in the World Baseball Softball Congress 18U Baseball World Cup Aug. 27-Sept. 6 in Osaka, Japan, after winning the gold medal in the last WSBC World Cup two years ago in Taiwan.

  • 08/20/2015 | Denson: 'When you live life, you have to be happy'

    David Denson chose to become the first openly gay player in affiliated baseball for no other reason, he said, than it felt right to finish tearing down the walls he'd built around him. He did not do it to make history or contribute to social change.

  • 08/20/2015 | Conforto shaped by Little League WS experience

    Mets outfielder Michael Conforto will be watching when the 2015 Little League World Series begins, each glance at the clubhouse television screen representing a nod to his past.

  • 08/20/2015 | Top prospects: Garrett, Sparks among 10 best Wednesday

    Class A Advanced Daytona leaned on two players -- pitcher Amir Garrett and third baseman Taylor Sparks -- to outlast Brevard County, 4-0, in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

  • 08/20/2015 | Phillies land potentially useful prospects for Utley

    In the twilight of his career and in the midst of his worst big league season, Chase Utley wasn't going to command a lot in a trade. But the Phillies managed to get a pair of potentially useful prospects for him, in Darnell Sweeney and John Richy.

  • 08/20/2015 | Renfroe homers in his Triple-A El Paso debut

    There are strong debuts, and then there was Hunter Renfroe's performance for Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday night. The Padres' No. 1 prospect went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and a career-high matching four RBIs as the Chihuahuas took down Memphis, 8-1.

  • 08/20/2015 | Eickhoff promoted, will start Friday vs. Marlins

    This week in Miami the Phillies will get a look at two of the prospects they acquired in the Cole Hamels and Chase Utley trades.

  • 08/20/2015 | Ziomek tosses 6 2/3 innings of no-hit ball

    Kevin Ziomek's extraordinary night ended on a sour note.The Tigers' No. 9 prospect had a no-hitter going with only one out left in Class A Advanced Lakeland's 3-1 win over Tampa, but he could not finish it.

  • 08/19/2015 | Benintendi's first hit for the Drive is a dinger

    Andrew Benintendi made up for a hitless debut by going 2-for-4 with two homers and a walk in Class A Greenville's 7-5 win over Greensboro on Wednesday night.

  • 08/19/2015 | Altherr collects first MLB hit, HR vs. Blue Jays

    Phillies left fielder Aaron Altherr had a night of firsts Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

  • 08/19/2015 | VerHagen up as Tigers bolster bullpen

    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus didn't want to use an already-depleted bullpen any more on Tuesday, but he wasn't left with many options, using all but one of his relievers in their win over Chicago. So on Wednesday, the Tigers brought in some reinforcement to help.

  • 08/19/2015 | Prospect Lopez heads to DL with elbow tightness

    D-backs pitching prospect Yoan Lopez has been placed on the Minor League disabled list after experience tightness and stiffness in his elbow.

  • 08/19/2015 | Future CF Jankowski arrives as Venable departs

    The Padres' most tenured player was traded away to create an opening for one of the organization's top prospects.

  • 08/19/2015 | Scouting profile: Stephen Piscotty

    Stephen Piscotty is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound right-handed hitter who was recently promoted from Triple-A Memphis to the St. Louis Cardinals big league club.

  • 08/19/2015 | Royals Minor League report: August 18

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 08/19/2015 | Twins place Hicks on DL, recall Buxton

    Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks left Wednesday's game against the Yankees in the sixth inning after suffering a left hamstring strain while running to first base.

  • 08/19/2015 | Jankowski brings speed, energy to Padres

    San Diego officially added Travis Jankowski to its roster before its 3-2 victory in Wednesday's series finale against Atlanta. The 24-year-old outfielder and 2012 first-round Draft pick was batting .335 with 32 stolen bases between Triple-A El Paso and Double-A San Antonio.

  • 08/19/2015 | Bird soars, Bronx roars on rookie's first HRs

    A day after his first career RBI and his first career multi-hit game, Greg Bird belted his first two Major League home runs Wednesday in the Yankees' 4-3 victory over the Twins.

  • 08/19/2015 | Brewers considering options for September additions

    Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and manager Craig Counsell had another conversation on Wednesday morning about September call-ups before Melvin departed for a visit to Triple-A Colorado Springs. They anticipate bringing only a handful of players to Milwaukee when rosters expand.

  • 08/19/2015 | Scouting profile: Trayce Thompson

    Right-handed-hitting Trayce Thompson comes from an athletic family. His dad Mychal was the first of three family members to play professional basketball. Trayce's brothers Klay and Mychel followed him.

  • 08/19/2015 | Flaherty, Sosa among 10 top prospect performers Tuesday

    Three young Cardinals prospects showed off their talent on Tuesday. No. 3 prospect Jack Flaherty was on the hill for Class A Peoria during a 6-0 win and he overpowered Beloit hitters for nine strikeouts in six scoreless innings.

  • 08/18/2015 | Frazier launches two homers for Hillcats

    Clint Frazier smacked two home runs and helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg coast to an 8-2 win over Frederick on Tuesday night. The Indians' No. 2 prospect swatted solo shots in the fourth and sixth innings, and also added an RBI single to finish 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

  • 08/18/2015 | Three White Sox pitchers combine for no-hitter

    Three pitchers combined to toss a no-hitter for the White Sox' Dominican Summer League squad. The stars were Nelson Acosta, Fernando Caro and Jhoan Quijada, who together went nine innings in the Sox's 10-0 blowout over the DSL Reds.

  • 08/18/2015 | Cowart gets long-awaited call to Angels

    Kaleb Cowart is getting his shot at the big leagues. The Angels called up the 23-year-old switch-hitting third baseman, their No. 12 prospect, to make his Major League debut on Tuesday night against the White Sox at Angel Stadium.

  • 08/18/2015 | Padres prospect Jankowski headed to bigs

    The Tuesday trade of outfielder Will Venable to the Rangers landed the Padres two players they're excited about, general manager A.J. Preller noted.

  • 08/18/2015 | McKinney out rest of season with fracture

    Cubs No. 3 prospect Billy McKinney will miss the remainder of the season with a hairline fracture in his right knee. According to Double-A Tennessee, the outfielder suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his leg last week.

  • 08/18/2015 | Holaday, Greene nursing injuries with Mud Hens

    In a matter of 24 hours, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus went from having two of his best candidates for September callups to neither of them after separate injuries.

  • 08/18/2015 | Bird gets opportunity as Tex rests bruised leg

    The tests came back negative, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Tuesday night's 8-4 win over the Twins that Mark Teixeira again won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale. One day after making his Yankee Stadium debut, Greg Bird got the nod to start Tuesday as he took over first-base duties in Teixeira's place -- and he recorded his first Major League RBI.

  • 08/18/2015 | Reds prospect Stephenson put on 7-day DL

    Reds top pitching prospect Robert Stephenson was placed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain. Meanwhile, things are going very well of late for the top hitting prospect, outfielder Jesse Winker.

  • 08/18/2015 | In Yankee Stadium debut, Bird catalyst in win

    In the Yanks' 8-7 walk-off win over the Twins, it was Greg Bird's leadoff double in the 10th that sparked the offense and eventually represented the winning run.

  • 08/18/2015 | Williamson, Blach among 10 top prospect performers Monday

    Giants No. 13 prospect Mac Williamson and No. 20 prospect Ty Blach helped Triple-A Sacramento coast to an 11-0 win over Round Rock on Monday night.

  • 08/17/2015 | Source: Dodgers part with several from int'l scouting corps

    The Dodgers dismissed a significant portion of their international scouting department on Monday, including vice president Bob Engle. Also dismissed were Patrick Guerrero, the Dodgers' scouting coordinator in Latin America; Franklin Taveras, the club's scouting coordinator in the Dominican Republic; Joseph Reaves, the director of international and Minor League relations; Rafael Colon, special advisor for international player performance; Hidenori Sueyoshi, senior manager of international scouting; and Bruce Hurst, Latin America field coordinator, a source told MLB.com. The club did not confirm the front-office changes.

  • 08/17/2015 | Weaver notches third straight scoreless start for Palm Beach

    The train keeps rolling for Luke Weaver, who posted 5 1/3 scoreless innings for Class A Advanced Palm Beach on Monday night.

  • 08/17/2015 | Braves prospect Jenkins has fatigued arm

    Given that Tyrell Jenkins is just two years removed from shoulder surgery, there was some reason for initial concern when he completed just two innings before exiting his start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

  • 08/17/2015 | Adams, Jay among Cardinals eyeing returns

    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak spoke optimistically about the chances of getting Randal Grichuk, who was placed on the 15-day disabled on Monday with a right elbow strain, back next month for the final push of the regular season. But he's not the only September boost the club intends to get.

  • 08/17/2015 | Reyes isn't on Cards' September callup list

    Despite the standout season top prospect Alex Reyes has had in the Cardinals' farm system, general manager John Mozeliak said there are no plans to include the 20-year-old Reyes among the organization's September callups.

  • 08/17/2015 | Prospects envision bright future for Phillies

    "I think we're going to win a World Series in a couple of years," said prospect J.P. Crawford, and he isn't alone in this high sentiment.

  • 08/17/2015 | Shortstop prospects making transition to outfield

    A team can only have one shortstop at a time. More accurately, though, a team can only have one player at shortstop at a time.

  • 08/17/2015 | Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 10-16

    Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 10-16

  • 08/17/2015 | Lamb acclimating to new environment with Reds

    Part of the Johnny Cueto trade, rookie left-hander John Lamb was "welcomed with open arms" as he adjusts to his new home in Cincinnati.

  • 08/17/2015 | Duffey headlines Prospect Team of the Week

    Tyler Duffey was so strong that he headlines our Prospect Team of the Week for Aug. 10-16. Sent back to Triple-A, he allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings while striking out at Buffalo on Tuesday. Duffey then got his second chance in this bigs, throwing six more shutout innings of one-hit ball to beat the Indians for his first Major League victory.

  • 08/17/2015 | Move to 'pen helping Rivera blossom

    Results have been mixed for Mariano Rivera Jr. in the short-season New York-Penn League, where he's pitched to a 6.26 ERA in 23 innings over 12 appearances for Auburn. The 21-year-old right-hander saw time as both a starter and reliever for the Doubledays early in the season before shifting to a full-time bullpen role in late July.

  • 08/17/2015 | East tops West in Perfect Game All-American Classic

    The Perfect Game All-American Classic was held on Sunday at Petco Park, as 50 of the best high school players and Draft prospects in America took the field to showcase their talent, with the East team defeated the West, 3-1.

  • 08/16/2015 | Owens makes adjustments to give Sox six innings

    In two innings of Henry Owens' Fenway Park debut, he looked every bit the rookie that had struggled with Triple-A Pawtucket earlier this year. In the other four, he reminded fans why the Red Sox called him up in the first place.

  • 08/16/2015 | Tribe prospect Bradley homers in 5th straight

    Indians' prospect Bobby Bradley continued his home run tear on Sunday, with a line-drive two-run shot to right field in the sixth inning for Class A Lake County. The long ball was his Midwest League-best 25th of the year, which also leads the Indians organization.

  • 08/16/2015 | Denson supported by teammates, front office

    Brewers prospect David Denson revealed he is gay in a story that appeared overnight in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and he was supported by the ballclub. He becomes the first active player affiliated with a Major League organization to come out publicly.

  • 08/16/2015 | Denson displays prodigious power

    Brewers first-base prospect David Denson made history on Saturday by becoming the first active player with a big league organization to reveal he's gay. While Denson's announcement in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel could overshadow his playing ability, he's also notable for having some of the best raw power in the Brewers' system.

  • 08/16/2015 | Barrier broken: Prospect shares that he's gay

    David Denson, who plays for Rookie-level Helena in the Brewers' organization, revealed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday night that he is gay.

  • 08/15/2015 | Yerzy, Kieboom MVPs at All-America Game

    There was certainly a lot of young talent on the field Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory. Andy Yerzy homered and shared Most Valuable Player honors with Carter Kieboom in the National team's 11-5 victory over the American team.

  • 08/15/2015 | Bichette wins Derby at Under Armour All-America Game

    Bo Bichette won the Eastbay Home Run Derby before Saturday's 2015 Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory, at Wrigley Field on Saturday.

  • 08/15/2015 | After tough debut, redemption for Duffey in win

    Tyler Duffey made the most of his second chance, throwing 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball vs. the Indians before Francisco Lindor doubled. Duffey ended the night with six scoreless innings, allowing just the one hit and earning his first big league victory in the team's 4-1 win on Saturday night.

  • 08/15/2015 | While not a homer, Bird pleased with his first hit

    Greg Bird celebrated his first Major League hit on Saturday afternoon, an eighth-inning single to left field off the Blue Jays' LaTroy Hawkins. But the Yankees' rookie very nearly put a much bigger blast in the books.

  • 08/15/2015 | Judge, Refsnyder among 10 top prospect performers Friday

    Minnesota's top pitching prospect had his sights set on a no-hitter for Triple-A Rochester on Friday night, but two Yankees farmhands had other plans in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 5-3 win.

  • 08/15/2015 | Giants prospect Johnson strikes out career-high 14

    Giants No. 29 prospect Chase Johnson had a relief appearance for the ages as Class A Advanced San Jose defeated Lancaster, 3-0.

  • 08/15/2015 | Reyes allows 1 hit in 6 innings for Springfield

    Alex Reyes hit double digits for the first time since joining Double-A Springfield. The Cardinals' No. 1 prospect fanned 10 batters while giving up just one hit in six innings of work against Frisco in a 7-2 win on Friday night.

  • 08/14/2015 | Giolito dominates for Double-A Harrisburg

    Nationals No. 1 prospect (No. 3 overall) Lucas Giolito was nearly perfect on Friday, setting down 17 straight batters in Double-A Harrisburg's 2-0 win over Bowie.

  • 08/14/2015 | Will top prospect Newcomb join Angels' bullpen?

    Could top prospect Sean Newcomb factor into a pennant race this year? The Angels aren't ruling it out.

  • 08/14/2015 | Lough designated as O's recall Clevenger

    The Orioles recalled catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday while designating outfielder David Lough for assignment.

  • 08/14/2015 | Prospect Adolfo has successful ankle surgery

    Micker Adolfo, the White Sox No. 8 prospect per MLB.com, underwent surgery on his left ankle to repair a fractured fibula and ligament damage. The surgery was successful, and the 18-year-old is expected to be 100 percent by Spring Training 2016.

  • 08/14/2015 | Martinez paces unsigned Cuban prospects

    Cuban outfield prospect Eddy Julio Martinez begins his 2 1/2-mile journey from his apartment in Santiago, Dominican Republic, to the Complejo Deportivo La Barranquita, the sports complex where he trains five days a week just after sunrise.

  • 08/14/2015 | Olivera jumps to top of fantasy prospects list

    Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.

  • 08/14/2015 | Dahl, Hoffman among 10 top prospect performers Thursday

    Rockies No. 3 prospect (No. 55 overall) David Dahl and No. 4 prospect (No. 57 overall) Jeff Hoffman helped Double-A New Britain take a back-and-forth game against Trenton, 6-5.

  • 08/14/2015 | Happ smashes his first pro grand slam

    Cubs first-round pick (and No. 7 prospect) Ian Happ clubbed his first grand slam during Class A South Bend's 7-1 win over Beloit.

  • 08/14/2015 | Winker homers in third straight game for Blue Wahoos

    Make it three in a row for top Reds prospect Jesse Winker. The left fielder went yard for the third straight night on Thursday as Double-A Pensacola fell to Biloxi, 6-5.

  • 08/13/2015 | Lamb, acquired in Cueto trade, to debut Friday

    The Reds announced on Thursday that left-handed pitching prospect John Lamb was called up from Triple-A Louisville and will make his Major League debut on Friday when he starts vs. the Dodgers

  • 08/13/2015 | Reds' top prospect Stephenson exits start early

    The Reds were given some concern on Wednesday night when No. 2 prospect Robert Stephenson had to prematurely leave his start for Triple-A Louisville because of an injury.

  • 08/13/2015 | Cardinals give Piscotty a shot at first base

    The late July injury suffered by Matt Holliday has allowed Stephen Piscotty an opportunity to get the quantity of at-bats the Cardinals intended for him, but also the chance to do it without the added pressure of playing a mostly unfamiliar position. The sudden need for a fill-in left fielder led the Cardinals to pause their plans to try Piscotty out at first base.

  • 08/13/2015 | Crew keeping scuffling Cravy in rotation

    The Brewers will continue taking a look at 26-year-old rookie right-hander Tyler Cravy, who struggled again in Thursday's 9-2 loss to the Cubs, to recapture the stuff he displayed earlier this season during a dominant debut in St. Louis.

  • 08/13/2015 | Reds to call up Lamb for MLB debut Friday

    The Reds announced that left-hander John Lamb -- the No. 21 prospect in the organization, according to MLB.com -- will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to to make his Major League debut against the Dodgers on Friday night.

  • 08/13/2015 | Scouting profile: Luis Severino

    After a meteoric rise through the Yankees system, Luis Severino has assumed a role in the club's Major League rotation. In his first start he pitched five innings, yielding two runs on two hits in a loss to Boston.

  • 08/13/2015 | White Sox top pick Fulmer has mentor in Price

    In the not-too-distant future, Carson Fulmer hopes to pitch in the same elite stratosphere as David Price. For now, the White Sox top selection in the 2015 Draft can at least pick the brain of one of Major League Baseball's aces.

  • 08/13/2015 | Astros doing due diligence on September callups

    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow visited the team's Double-A affiliate in Corpus Christi last week, in part he says to look at some players the team is considering giving a look when rosters can expand to as many as 40 players on Sept. 1.

  • 08/13/2015 | Phils have loaded up on pitching prospects

    The Phillies have thus far acquired 12 prospects in exchange for Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins, Jonathan Papelbon, Ben Revere, Marlon Byrd, Jake Diekman and Antonio Bastardo, including 10 pitchers. And while it is foolish to think each one will make significant contributions in the big leagues, the Phils hope at least a few are part of their future core.

  • 08/13/2015 | Rea clan comes out in force for prospect's debut

    More than 70 family and friends made the journey from Iowa to watch Padres rookie pitcher Colin Rea make his Major League debut on Tuesday against the Reds.

  • 08/13/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: Who was the steal of the Draft?

    Jonathan Mayo responds to fans' questions about the 2015 Draft, Brett Phillips, the potential for Tim Anderson at shortstop and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.

  • 08/13/2015 | Bird is the word: Yankees call up prospect

    The Yankees are making room for their future. They will promote Greg Bird, their No. 4-ranked prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. The club has not yet announced the move.

  • 08/14/2015 | Red Sox head list of Top 10 Minor League systems

    While the present has gotten rough in Boston, the future is promising, as the Red Sox boast the most talented system in the game. MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis breaks down Boston's top prospects and examines which organizations belong in the top 10.

  • 08/13/2015 | Lopez, Difo among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    Two top Nationals prospects flashed their dominance on Wednesday, with No. 4 prospect Reynaldo Lopez contributing his best start of the year for Class A Advanced Potomac and No. 5 prospect Wilmer Difo continuing a hitting clinic for Double-A Harrisburg.

  • 08/13/2015 | Sano's huge game ties Twins rookie record

    Before Wednesday's game, Twins manager Paul Molitor was asked what impressed him most about his young designated hitter, Miguel Sano. "I don't know if you can pick out one thing," Molitor said.

  • 08/13/2015 | Bellinger records his third multi-homer game for Quakes

    Dodgers No. 9 prospect Cody Bellinger hit two homers -- including a two-run shot in the final inning -- but they weren't enough in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's walkoff 12-11 loss to High Desert.

  • 08/13/2015 | Hops' Swanson scores run in professional debut

    No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson made his pro debut for Class A Short Season Hillsboro on Wednesday night, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run against Vancouver.

  • 08/12/2015 | Rupp impresses by displaying full repertoire

    Cameron Rupp found himself in the middle of everything on Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field. Rupp hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning, he made a lead-saving play at the plate in the eighth and helped Phillies closer Ken Giles navigate through a tough at-bat against D-backs star Paul Goldschmidt for a huge out in a 7-6 victory over Arizona.

  • 08/12/2015 | Prospect Hellweg sees boost in velocity

    Brewers pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg touched 98 mph in his latest Minor League start Tuesday, marking a significant step forward in his comeback from Tommy John surgery that was not reflected in the box score.

  • 08/12/2015 | Thompson not feeling family-name pressure

    It would be easy for Trayce Thompson to try to live up to his family's famous name with every at-bat and every play he makes in the field. But two factors prevent that situation from ever taking place.

  • 08/12/2015 | Scouting profile: Jeff Hoffman

    Among the prospects dealt by Toronto before the Deadline was right-hander starter Jeff Hoffman, their first round pick in the 2014 Draft. He was traded to the Colorado Rockies in a blockbuster deal that saw Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Reyes change teams. He may have been the biggest prize of the deal.

  • 08/12/2015 | Zimmer continues power streak for Akron

    Top Indians prospect Bradley Zimmer is on a hot power streak for Double-A Akron, with five home runs in his last seven games -- including two on Wednesday against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

  • 08/12/2015 | Royals Minor League report: August 11

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 08/12/2015 | 10 Draft picks off to impressive starts

    The Major League Baseball Draft was conducted just two months ago, but thanks in part to a mid-July signing deadline, all of those who signed have largely gotten to go out and see what it's like to play the game at the professional level.

  • 08/12/2015 | Judge, Mateo among 10 top prospect performers Tuesday

    Yankees No. 2 prospect Aaron Judge is beginning to heat up for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but he's nowhere near the hot bat No. 3 Jorge Mateo is swinging for Class A Advanced Tampa.

  • 08/12/2015 | No. 1 overall pick Swanson set for pro debut

    The No. 1 overall selection in this June's Draft, Dansby Swanson, was set to make his Minor League debut on Wednesday with Class A Hillsboro.

  • 08/12/2015 | May completes cycle with 8th-inning homer

    Jacob May was probably not a likely candidate to hit for the cycle on Tuesday night. The White Sox's No. 10 prospect had zero triples and just one home run in 71 games for Double-A Birmingham entering the night.

  • 08/11/2015 | Rodriguez makes grand entrance for Double-A Akron

    The Indians promoted Nellie Rodriguez -- the current Carolina League home run leader with 17 -- to Double-A Akron on Tuesday and the RubberDucks immediately reaped the reward of having his powerful bat in the lineup.

  • 08/11/2015 | Tortugas' Travieso throws five no-hit innings

    Nick Travieso snapped a four-game winless streak by silencing every bat he faced Tuesday. Cincinnati's No. 6 prospect did not allow a hit while striking out four hitters in five innings of work as Class A Advanced Daytona took down Dunedin, 8-0.

  • 08/11/2015 | No 'magic number' for Gray's innings limit

    The innings and pitches clock on Rockies prized righty callup Jon Gray is not a finite one, nor is it a public one, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said Tuesday.

  • 08/11/2015 | Scouting profile: Keury Mella

    Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at Reds' No. 5 prospect Keury Mella. The main offering in Mella's repertoire is a much better-than-average sinking fastball that sits at 92-95 mph.

  • 08/11/2015 | Boston's top pick Benintendi stays hot with two-homer game

    Andrew Benintendi homered twice for Class A Lowell in a 8-4 victory on Tuesday afternoon. He also homered on Monday night, giving him three homers in two games, and seven in his first 30 games in the Minors. On both days, he hit a homer in the first inning.

  • 08/11/2015 | Top 10 performers from Area Code Games

    While standard showcases allow for players to be evaluated in a relatively controlled environment, usually just one or two games, the Area Code Games feature more games spread out over several days. As with the East Coast Showcase, MLB.com polled several scouts in attendance to put together a list of the top 10 performers from the Area Code Games.

  • 08/11/2015 | McKinney, Williams among 10 top prospect performers Monday

    Cubs No. 30 prospect Ryan Williams got some help from No. 3 (No. 40 overall) Billy McKinney on Monday night, but the Double-A Tennessee hurler did most of the work himself in a commanding six-inning performance.

  • 08/11/2015 | What to watch for in today's games

    More than half of the teams in baseball had the day off Monday, but everyone will be back in action tonight with a full 15 games on the schedule. Here are six things to watch for.

  • 08/10/2015 | Gray impresses on Big Apple stage

    Jon Gray insists he understand the big picture the Rockies are painting for him, even if it didn't end up pretty Monday night.

  • 08/10/2015 | Rea 'nervous and excited' for first MLB start

    Padres top pitching prospect Colin Rea was in the clubhouse before Monday's game against the Reds, just trying to take in the moment before he takes the mound Tuesday for his first Major League start.

  • 08/10/2015 | Marte's first stint in bigs has been quite a ride

    Ketel Marte, ranked by MLB.com as the Mariners' No. 2 prospect, has been in the Major Leagues for less than two weeks, and already there have been quite a few firsts.

  • 08/10/2015 | Dodgers' Peraza debuts, triples for first hit

    Dodgers second baseman Jose Peraza made his Major League debut Monday night, and he didn't wait long to record his first career hit.

  • 08/10/2015 | CF Alberth Martinez has 2 HRs, 4 RBIs for Double-A San Antonio

    Center fielder Alberth Martinez hit two home runs and drove in four runs for Double-A San Antonio Sunday while left-handed starter Brad Wieck and three relievers combined for a two-hit shutout for high Single-A Lake Elsinore.

  • 08/10/2015 | Anderson making a home at shortstop

    There was talk when Tim Anderson was selected by the White Sox with the 17th pick of the 2013 Draft as to whether the talented young player really would stick at shortstop.

  • 08/10/2015 | Dodgers lose Kendrick to DL, call up Peraza

    The Dodgers on Monday placed second baseman Howie Kendrick on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left hamstring and called up infielder Jose Peraza, their No. 4-ranked prospect, from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

  • 08/10/2015 | Conforto stays as Mets activate Cuddyer

    When Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said over the weekend that he was committed to filling his roster with the best players possible, regardless of age or contract status, all eyes shifted to No. 2 prospect Michael Conforto.

  • 08/10/2015 | Matz set for Class A rehab start Saturday

    Mets left-hander Steven Matz, whose two-start run earlier this season was as electric as it was brief, is tentatively scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Saturday for Class A St. Lucie.

  • 08/10/2015 | Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 3-9

    Phillies Minor League review, July 20-26

  • 08/10/2015 | Twins look for Buxton to get going at Triple-A

    On Monday, the Twins reinstated outfielder Byron Buxton, their No. 1 prospect, from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.

  • 08/10/2015 | Brinson tops Pipeline Team of the Week

    Outfielder Lewis Brinson just got to Double-A not long ago, but he's hit the ground running, and is swinging as hot a bat as anyone. He's also turned the first three-peat in Prospect Team of the Week history, making him the leader of this week's squad, based on performances From Aug. 3-9.

  • 08/10/2015 | Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 10

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 08/10/2015 | Prospect Davis homers in 6th straight game

    J.D. Davis, the Astros' No. 13 prospect, continued his power surge on Sunday for Class A Advanced Lancaster, homering for the sixth consecutive game in an 8-0 win over High Desert.

  • 08/09/2015 | Mariners deal prospect Rivero to Red Sox

    The Mariners have traded Triple-A third baseman Carlos Rivero to the Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced Sunday.

  • 08/09/2015 | Outfielders Goebbert, Jankowski pace Triple-A El Paso win

    Triple-A outfielders Jake Goebbert and Travis Jankowski and Class A infielder Josh VanMeter were the big stories Saturday night in the Padres farm system.

  • 08/09/2015 | Rea to make first Major League start Tuesday

    Colin Rea will make his first Major League start Tuesday, when the Padres face the Reds at Petco Park. Rea will take over for Odrisamer Despaigne, whose turn was up in the rotation. Despaigne will move to the bullpen.

  • 08/09/2015 | Severino enjoys being part of Yanks' playoff push

    Luis Severino enters the Yankees' rotation at a time when the American League East is wide open and New York's lead over second-place Toronto seems to get slimmer with each day that passes. The 21-year-old is expected to get the ball every five days during a stretch of the season when series matter more and playoff pushes become real.

  • 08/09/2015 | Armstrong shows potential in Majors debut

    Shawn Armstrong got the call to the Majors. And he missed it.

  • 08/09/2015 | Rookie Piscotty providing production for Cards

    Lost in the Cardinals' dominant run of pitching is that the club has found another rookie hitter to contribute at the plate.

  • 08/08/2015 | Williams to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Brewers pitching prospect Taylor Williams will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair a ligament injury in his right elbow that has sidelined the 24-year-old all season. He will be the first player in the organization to undergo the procedure this year.

  • 08/08/2015 | Tribe places Anderson on DL, promotes Armstrong

    The fifth spot in the Indians' rotation has been a revolving door for most of this season. It turned again on Saturday afternoon.

  • 08/08/2015 | Davis leads Lake Elsinore to another marathon win

    The Padres weren't the only team in the organization to go overtime Friday night.

  • 08/08/2015 | Bregman, Davis among 10 top prospect performers Friday

    The Astros organization was homer happy on Friday night, as three prominent prospects went yard.

  • 08/08/2015 | 6-run fifth sinks Cravy in return to rotation

    Even the outs were loud against Brewers right-hander Tyler Cravy in the fifth inning on Friday, when the rookie's promising return to Milwaukee's starting rotation unraveled in what became a 6-0 loss to the Cardinals at Miller Park.

  • 08/08/2015 | Twins' Buxton inches closer to big league return

    Byron Buxton officially began his rehab assignment on Friday, going 3-for-5 with a run scored in Triple-A Rochester's 9-5 loss to Charlotte while working his way back from a sprained left thumb.

  • 08/08/2015 | Hoffman bounces back for Double-A New Britain

    Jeff Hoffman didn't make a particularly memorable impression in his first start for Double-A New Britain on Aug. 1. That outing -- three runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings -- ended prematurely, but the Rockies' No. 4 prospect bounced back on Friday.

  • 08/08/2015 | Norris appreciates crowd support in tough start

    Even though Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris labored through a disappointing home debut, many of the 38,132 fans in attendance on Friday night gave the newcomer a friendly ovation when he was pulled with one out in the fourth inning.

  • 08/07/2015 | Tuiasosopo launches three homers for Knights

    White Sox farmhand Matt Tuiasosopo has had four different Major League stints in his 12-year career, but he's been out of the bigs since 2013.

  • 08/07/2015 | Dunedin's Reid-Foley doesn't allow a hit in 5 1/3 innings

    As soon as Sean Reid-Foley began picking up steam Friday, he was done. The 19-year-old right-hander struck out six batters in 5 1/3 no-hit innings for Class A Advanced Dunedin.

  • 08/07/2015 | A's acquire Frias to complete deal with Mets

    The A's acquired Minor League right-hander Dawrin Frias from the Mets as the player to be named later in the Aug. 4 trade for Eric O'Flaherty, the club announced on Friday.

  • 08/07/2015 | Scherzer impressed by Ross' advanced poise

    A day after the Nationals announced that Joe Ross would stay in the rotation for the rest of the season, teammate Max Scherzer gave his take on the right-hander.

  • 08/07/2015 | Teams spend record $248 million on Draft bonuses

    For the first time in four years of the Draft's bonus-pool era, team spending has surpassed the level to which it had risen without restrictions.

  • 08/07/2015 | Braves top prospect Albies to miss rest of season

    Braves top prospect Ozhaino Albies will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a minor right thumb fracture this week with Class A Rome, according to president of baseball operations John Hart. The plan at the moment is to shut Albies down and get him ready for the Instructional League.

  • 08/07/2015 | Scouting profile: Gary Sanchez

    Yankees fans have been hearing about catcher Gary Sanchez since the moment he signed as an international free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2009. He made his debut at the age of 17 and had the type of rookie season that certainly got the attention of the baseball world.

  • 08/07/2015 | Concussion symptoms keep Swanson out

    No. 1 overall Draft pick Dansby Swanson has yet to return to the field because of lingering concussion symptoms after he was hit in the face by a pitch two weeks ago.

  • 08/07/2015 | Seager takes over as top fantasy prospect

    Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.

  • 08/07/2015 | Gallo, Brinson among 10 top prospect performers Thursday

    All eyes were on Rangers No. 1 prospect (No. 8 overall) Joey Gallo and his trio of home runs Thursday, but Lewis Brinson arguably had a bigger performance.

  • 08/06/2015 | Twins option Duffey, call up Herrmann, Achter

    Prior to Friday's series opener in Cleveland, the Twins made a pair of roster moves, recalling right-handed relief pitcher A.J. Achter and catcher Chris Herrmann from Triple-A, optioning right-handed starter Tyler Duffey and designating for assignment catcher Eric Fryer.

  • 08/06/2015 | Gallo smashes three homers for Express

    Joey Gallo homered three times in Triple-A Round Rock's 6-1 win over New Orleans. While hitting a trio of bombs is a memorable night for any player, it's not exactly a new accomplishment for the Rangers' No. 1 prospect.

  • 08/06/2015 | Rookie trio combines for Tri-City no-hitter

    Class A Short Season Tri-City leaned on a trio of first-year players to earn a team no-hitter against Aberdeen on Thursday night.The ValleyCats won, 5-0, thanks to the work of Kevin McCanna, Ralph Garza and Zac Person.

  • 08/06/2015 | Red Sox like what they're seeing from Moncada

    Yoan Moncada has turned in a solid first season in the Red Sox's farm system after his much-hyped signing, but the club isn't sure if he'll be promoted to another affiliate before the Minor League season ends.

  • 08/06/2015 | Urena, Rienzo latest Marlins to go on DL

    As injuries pile up, fresh opportunities keep arising for Marlins pitchers. On Friday, right-handers Jose Urena and Andre Rienzo were placed on the disabled list. In corresponding moves, prospects Kendry Flores was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans and Kyle Barraclough had his contract selected from Double-A Jacksonville. The right-handers join a pitching staff that has been in flux since the Mat Latos and Dan Haren were dealt prior to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • 08/06/2015 | Olivera won't rehab for at least another 10 days

    Braves fans will need to wait a little longer than initially expected to get their first glimpse of Hector Olivera.

  • 08/06/2015 | Buxton to start rehab, return to Twins uncertain

    Rookie center fielder Byron Buxton is set to start his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester as a designated hitter on Friday, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Thursday.

  • 08/06/2015 | Cowart's roller-coaster ride stabilizing at last

    As the season progressed and the struggles endured, Brenton Del Chiaro, hitting coach for the Angels' Class A Advanced affiliate, began to receive the same text message two to three times a week: Can I come over? On the other end was third baseman Kaleb Cowart, the former top prospect whose stock had fallen so far he was now thinking about becoming a pitcher. The two shared the same apartment complex in Redlands, Calif., roughly 10 miles from the team's home ballpark in San Bernardino. And after games throughout April and May, Del Chiaro's living room became the place where Cowart spilled his guts.

  • 08/06/2015 | Rangers to call up No. 9 prospect Jackson

    Right-hander Luke Jackson, who was switched from being a starter to a reliever earlier this season, is being called up to the Major Leagues. He will be looking to make his Major League debut.

  • 08/06/2015 | With help of D-backs pal, A's Chalmers adjusting to life as a pro

    Moving across the country and adjusting from life as a high school student to one as a professional athlete isn't an easy transition to make. And it is even tougher when you are just 18 years old and carrying around the lofty expectations of being an early-round draft pick.

  • 08/06/2015 | Venable to paternity leave; Dickerson recalled

    For the second time in a week, the Padres have placed a player on paternity leave.

  • 08/06/2015 | Cravy to start Friday; Lohse to 'pen

    With the organization in rebuilding mode, the Brewers decided it was time to remove slumping veteran Kyle Lohse from the starting rotation.

  • 08/06/2015 | White Sox turn to analytics to draft impact bats

    Where have all the elite home-grown hitters gone? It's a question a number of teams around baseball could ask, but in this case, it's a question for the White Sox to answer. They currently receive daily contributions from infielders Tyler Saladino and Carlos Sanchez, both products of their system, and feel top prospect Tim Anderson, a shortstop, is close. But fans have to go back to the era of Aaron Rowand, Joe Crede and Carlos Lee to find the last time the White Sox had yearly production that they developed.

  • 08/06/2015 | Tigers watching workloads for Boyd, Norris

    Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd combined for 14 1/3 innings of two-run ball in their first starts for the Tigers since being acquired from the Blue Jays in the David Price trade, giving every hope they can hold their own in the big leagues.

  • 08/06/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: Do Cubs still have a top 10 system?

    Jim Callis answers questions about the Cubs' farm system, our Top 10 3B Prospects list, the Angels' Sean Newcomb and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.

  • 08/06/2015 | Torres, Van Gansen prospering in Padres' system

    Two of the Padres hottest young prospects, outfielder Nick Torres and shortstop Peter Van Gansen, were drafted by the Padres out of the same college: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

  • 08/06/2015 | Weaver among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    Cardinals No. 9 prospect Luke Weaver continued an excellent run in Class A Advanced Palm Beach's 2-0 win over Charlotte on Wednesday.

  • 08/06/2015 | Severino exhibits poise in debut

    The evening's happiest snapshot, as seen through Luis Severino's eyes, came as the right-hander passed through the bullpen gate and started his pregame walk across the Yankee Stadium outfield. His teammates seemed to be excited by everything that followed.

  • 08/06/2015 | Severino justifies callup with promising debut

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman waited until his team had played 105 games -- and won 60 of them -- and until a genuine need for more starting pitching developed. Michael Pineda went down with a right forearm strain, consequently Luis Severino came up. Cause and effect, but legitimate cause and effect in this case.

  • 08/06/2015 | Wright on: Knuckleballer twirls gem

    While just about all eyes at Yankee Stadium were focused on a 21-year-old phenom named Luis Severino, it was 30-year-old rookie Steven Wright who turned in the top performance of Wednesday night's rivalry matchup.

  • 08/06/2015 | Duffey's debut derails vs. tough Jays lineup

    The Twins tried to do just about everything to reverse their fortunes against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, including shuffling their lineup, Mike Pelfrey dressing up in Brian Dozier's jersey during warmups to keep the team loose and catcher Kurt Suzuki delivering the lineup card to home plate.

  • 08/06/2015 | Reed records career-high 12 strikeouts for Blue Wahoos

    Reds No. 9 prospect Cody Reed set new career highs with eight innings and 12 strikeouts in his second start for Double-A Pensacola.

  • 08/05/2015 | Bird thumps three extra base-hits for RailRiders

    Greg Bird continued a blistering run for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday night, going 3-for-5 with a triple, two home runs and four RBIs' in the RailRiders' 7-2 win over Columbus.

  • 08/05/2015 | Williams' offensive explosion leads Fightin Phils

    Nick Williams scored five runs in five plate appearances Wednesday, finishing 4-for-4 with a walk, double, two homers and three RBIs as Double-A Reading walloped Trenton, 11-1.

  • 08/06/2015 | Spacious Comerica Park suits Boyd's game

    Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd had to take one look toward the outfield upon his arrival at Comerica Park this week and think he found fly-ball heaven, a wide-open prairie of outfield grass in the downtown ballpark.

  • 08/05/2015 | Buxton nears Triple-A rehab assignment

    Rookie center fielder Byron Buxton, who has been out since June 24 with a sprained left thumb, could start a rehab assignment as early as Friday with Triple-A Rochester, Twins manager Paul Molitor said Wednesday.

  • 08/05/2015 | Boyd outduels Cueto to earn 1st MLB victory

    The Tigers evened their three-game series against the Royals with an unlikely gem from Matt Boyd, who fired seven innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.

  • 08/05/2015 | Top 10 performers from East Coast Pro Showcase

    A lot of talent for the 2016 Draft class got a chance to show what it can do in front of hundreds of scouts. After talking to several of those scouts, here's a look at the high schoolers who stood out the most over the course of the East Coast Pro Showcase.

  • 08/05/2015 | Scouting profile: Dixon Machado

    Dixon Machado was an international free agent from Venezuela in 2008. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound middle-infielder has always played in the Detroit Tigers organization. He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster in 2012, designated for assignment in 2013 and added back to the 40-man in November 2014. He is No. 9 on the Tigers Top 30 Prospect list.

  • 08/05/2015 | Gohara leads Northwest League to Class A Short Season All-Star Game win

    Mariners No. 3 prospect Luiz Gohara helped lead the Northwest League over the Pioneer League, 6-5, in the Class A Short Season All-Star Game.

  • 08/05/2015 | Winker, Blandino among 10 top prospect performers Tuesday

    Double-A Pensacola's 12-1 win over Jacksonville had it all: A dominant game from a No. 1 prospect, a standout debut and a near no-hitter. All of this took place in the span of roughly 24 hours, as the Blue Wahoos and Suns resumed their suspended game from Monday.

  • 08/05/2015 | Slider, clear mind give Gray boost in debut

    Too many thoughts led to too many pitches in the first inning for Jon Gray on Tuesday night against the Mariners in his Major League debut. But once his mind cleared, Gray flashed some of the power that has the club excited about his future.

  • 08/05/2015 | Pinder swats two homers for Double-A Midland

    Athletics No. 7 prospect Chad Pinder cranked two solo homers for Double-A Midland as the RockHounds fell to Frisco, 8-5, on Tuesday night. He finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

  • 08/05/2015 | Owens provides plenty of positives in debut

    Despite what transpired after Henry Owens walked off the mound at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, the lefty's debut was solid. Though the Red Sox endured a 13-3 walloping at the hands of the Yankees, Owens had a 2-1 lead when he departed with two on and nobody out in the sixth.

  • 08/05/2015 | Yanks make rare move, thrust rookie into race

    Possibly the most outward sign yet of the Yankees' new direction arrives tonight against the rival Red Sox. His name is Luis Severino. He's 21 years old with a slim body and a big arm. He was signed as an unknown teenager in his native Dominican Republic three years ago and has been mowing down hitters at Triple-A the past couple months.

  • 08/05/2015 | Leal throws nine no-hit innings for Class A South Bend

    Sometimes, throwing nine innings of no-hit ball isn't enough. That's the reality Cubs prospect Erick Leal faced on Tuesday, as Class A South Bend fell to Kane County, 1-0, in 12 innings.

  • 08/04/2015 | Adjusting to role in Majors, Parker hits first homer

    On a day centered around Jon Gray's Major League debut, Rockies first basemen Kyle Parker made sure to get in on the firsts as well.

  • 08/04/2015 | Prospect Shaffer homers for first career hit

    Rays prospect Richie Shaffer's first Major League hit came in style, clearing the right-field wall for a home run.

  • 08/04/2015 | Auspicious debuts for new Detroit prospects

    After being in the unusual position of being a seller at the Trade Deadline this year, Detroit has to be feeling good about its early returns. Tigers No. 5 prospect Michael Fulmer was the latest newcomer to show off his stuff, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings for Double-A Erie on Tuesday night.

  • 08/04/2015 | Top pick Buehler set for Tommy John surgery

    First-round pick Walker Buehler will undergo Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery on Wednesday and be out 12 to 18 months, the Dodgers announced on Tuesday.

  • 08/04/2015 | Johnson sidelined with elbow irritation

    The Red Sox had hoped to get a more extensive look at prospect Brian Johnson down the stretch, but those plans are on hold after the lefty exited his last start for Triple-A Pawtucket with some irritation in his left elbow.

  • 08/04/2015 | Ellington shows off fastball, intrigues Marlins

    With one right-handed reliever who throws in the upper-90s sidelined for the next couple of weeks, the Marlins are getting their first look at another.

  • 08/04/2015 | Severino to remain in Yankees' rotation

    There were conversations over the winter, and again in Spring Training, where the Yankees' brain trust discussed what they might do if Luis Severino continued to dominate professional hitters. They agreed that if he was to be promoted, it should be to stay.

  • 08/04/2015 | New Tiger Boyd set to start on Wednesday

    The Tigers won't have to wait long to get a look at recent trade acquisition Matt Boyd. The team announced Tuesday afternoon that the 24-year-old left-hander will be called up to make his Tigers debut in a start against the Royals on Wednesday, six days after joining the team as part of the trade that sent David Price to Toronto.

  • 08/04/2015 | Smith wins PCL honor after 7 shutout innings

    Right-hander Chris Smith of Triple-A El Paso has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week after throwing seven scoreless innings for the Chihuahuas on Sunday.

  • 08/04/2015 | French girl aims to play in 2017 Classic

    Melissa Mayuex, the 16-year-old French girl selected to compete in the MLB European Elite Camp, spoke to the Dutch media about her achievements and the future.

  • 08/04/2015 | Garcia, Davis among Monday's Top 10 prospects

    Fans in Kentucky witnessed a firefight Monday night, as Class A Augusta outlasted Lexington, 16-14. Giants No. 11 prospect Aramis Garcia and No. 30 prospect Dylan Davis led the winning effort, combining for six hits, three home runs and six RBIs for the GreenJackets. Davis was particularly special, finishing 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs.

  • 08/04/2015 | Crash course: 'Bull Durham' director fetes Hessman

    Mike Hessman has broken Buzz Arlett's record for all-time Minor League home runs with No. 433, which he hit in the seventh inning of Triple-A Toledo's 10-8 loss to Lehigh Valley on Monday night. The 37-year-old corner infielder and designated hitter is rightly being feted by people at all levels of baseball for this achievement. He's also being celebrated by one of the most indelible fictional baseball people of all time.

  • 08/04/2015 | Scouting profile: Michael Conforto

    With time and experience Conforto will become a greater and greater force in the Mets lineup. He has legitimate power upside and a sweet stroke that will result in run production from the left side of the plate.

  • 08/04/2015 | Wilson twirls gem for 'Papa Dan'

    Tyler Wilson, pitching for his wife's recently deceased grandfather, played a starring role in the Orioles' 9-2 win on Monday night. The rookie, went 7 2/3 innings and picked up his first win as a starter on an emotional night.

  • 08/04/2015 | Mariners prospect O'Neill homers in fourth straight game

    Mariners No. 7 prospect Tyler O'Neill homered for a fourth consecutive game on Monday night, leading Class A Advanced Bakersfield to a 9-5 win over Lancaster. The long ball was O'Neill's ninth in his past 12 games and his 25th of the year.

  • 08/04/2015 | Gray, Owens, Severino ready for big stage

    The year of the prospect continues with three potential front-line starters -- the Rockies' Jon Gray, the Red Sox's Henry Owens and the Yankees' Luis Severino -- making their debuts in the span of 24 hours.

  • 08/03/2015 | Gray ready for anticipated debut on Tuesday

    Words weren't needed when Jon Gray entered the office of Albuquerque Isotopes manager Glenallen Hill on Sunday night. The Rockies' most heralded pitching prospect was handed a plane ticket and knew where to take it from there.

  • 08/03/2015 | Mariners give Marte work in center field

    Mariners rookie infielder Ketel Marte had just four games of Minor League experience in center field, but Seattle's highly-regarded prospect will definitely get some time there going forward as manager Lloyd McClendon looks for ways to get him in the lineup.

  • 08/03/2015 | A mid-season look at top prospects in the Padres system

    With a month to go in the Minor League season, here is an updated look at some Padres prospects broken down into three categories: Closest to the Major Leagues, Kids to Watch and Advancing.

  • 08/03/2015 | Phils' Deadline prep pays off with prospect haul

    Ruben Amaro Jr. took a seat in the GM box Sunday morning at Citizens Bank Park, and he spoke for more than 20 minutes about everything that happened in the days, weeks and months before Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • 08/03/2015 | Morse set to make Pirates debut vs. Cubs

    First baseman Michael Morse has reported to Pittsburgh, and he will be active for Monday night's game against the Cubs.

  • 08/03/2015 | Prospect Thompson called up by White Sox

    The White Sox have called up outfielder Trayce Thompson -- the brother of Klay Thompson from the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors -- from Triple-A Charlotte, the club announced Monday.

  • 08/03/2015 | Means leads Prospect Team of the Week

    Left-hander John Means barely snuck onto MLBPipeline.com's Orioles Top 30 Prospects list, checking in at No. 29. While he may not have the highest profile in Baltimore's system, he's raising it after his performance in July.

  • 08/03/2015 | Severino's rise lifted by great expectations

    he Yankees believe that Luis Severino is the type of talent that will not be affected by the big moments, and by sending the right-hander out for his big league debut Wednesday against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, they will quickly find out if that is the case.

  • 08/03/2015 | Twins call up righty Duffey for Wednesday start

    Right-hander Tyler Duffey was officially promoted by the Twins on Monday, although the rookie took an interesting route to join the club in Toronto.

  • 08/03/2015 | Gray to make MLB debut on Tuesday

    Jon Gray, the Rockies' top pick in the 2013 Draft and their top-ranked pitching prospect, will make his Major League debut on Tuesday night against the Mariners at Coors Field.

  • 08/02/2015 | Dazzling debut: Norris thrills new team

    Left-hander Daniel Norris -- the top prize in Detroit's Trade Deadline haul -- had a three-run lead before he threw his first pitch as a Tiger on Sunday. He also had his catcher impressed.

  • 08/02/2015 | Rays call up infield prospect Shaffer

    The Rays called up infielder Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham before Monday's road game against the White Sox, and left-hander Matt Moore was optioned to Durham.

  • 08/02/2015 | Marte provides spark atop Mariners' lineup

    Not many of the Mariners' leadoff candidates this season really looked like a true threat, until the arrival of rookie Ketel Marte, who got on base four times in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Twins and wound up scoring the go-ahead run in the 11th inning.

  • 08/04/2015 | From prospects to superstars: 5 best August trades

    The following is a look at the five best prospects, based on Wins Above Replacement, ever acquired in August trades.

  • 08/02/2015 | Prospects begin arriving to Tigers system

    The prospects the Tigers acquired leading up to Friday's Trade Deadline have begun to filter into the farm system, changing the look at Triple-A Toledo and Double-A Erie for the final month of the Minor League season.

  • 08/02/2015 | Reed embraces fresh start with Marlins

    Chris Reed and Jose Fernandez are now teammates, but back in 2011, they were selected two picks apart in the Draft. Fernandez -- the Marlins' ace -- went to Miami with the 14th pick, while Reed was chosen by the Dodgers with the 16th selection.

  • 08/02/2015 | Wilson to make start with Tillman sidelined

    Right-hander Tyler Wilson was in the Orioles' clubhouse Sunday morning, and he will travel with the big league club to the West Coast, ready to plug a hole that will likely open Monday.

  • 08/02/2015 | Porcello to DL; Owens to debut vs. Yankees

    Rick Porcello suffered another setback as the team placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a right triceps strain. Replacing him for Tuesday's scheduled start is left-hander Henry Owens, who will make his Major League debut in the Bronx against the Yankees' lefty-heavy lineup.

  • 08/02/2015 | Ross proving to teammates he belongs in bigs

    Nationals right-hander Joe Ross continued to show that he has a bright future. During Washington's 3-2 loss Saturday, Ross gave the Mets a battle, pitching 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six.

  • 08/02/2015 | Schwarber's approach impressing Maddon

    Kyle Schwarber passed more tests Saturday night in his crash course on how to play in the big leagues. The rookie hit his fourth big league home run in the Cubs' 4-2 victory over the Brewers, but he also battled starter Matt Garza in an 11-pitch at-bat, and coaxed relievers Jason Motte and newcomer Tommy Hunter in a stressful ninth.

  • 08/03/2015 | Scouting profile: Tyler Beede

    The Giants selected right-handed pitcher Tyler Beede with the 14th overall pick in the 2014 Draft.

  • 08/01/2015 | Mariners' No. 1 prospect Jackson on DL

    Outfielder Alex Jackson, the Mariners' No. 1 ranked prospect on MLBPipeline.com, has been sidelined for one or two weeks with a left hand injury.

  • 08/01/2015 | Norris joins Tigers with eyes on playoff push

    Left-hander Daniel Norris -- who was acquired from Toronto in the David Price trade -- is not looking at his Tigers debut as an audition for next year, but rather as a chance to make a difference for a club still in postseason contention.

  • 08/01/2015 | Big bro's tweet says Thompson will join White Sox

    Based on a tweet from NBA star Klay Thompson on Saturday, a tweet that since has been deleted, the White Sox might be adding a position player soon -- his brother Trayce, Chicago's No. 15 prospect.

  • 08/01/2015 | Waldrop making most of short stay

    Outfielder Kyle Waldrop understands his time up in the big leagues with the Reds for now will be short lived, but he's still trying to make the most out of it.

  • 08/01/2015 | Mets option No. 2 prospect Conforto to Triple-A

    With little free space on their revamped roster, the Mets optioned No. 2 prospect Michael Conforto back to the Minor Leagues on Saturday to make room for trade acquisition Yoenis Cespedes. Conforto will report to Triple-A Las Vegas, a level ahead of his prior assignment at Double-A Binghamton.

  • 08/01/2015 | Orioles send Wright to DL with calf strain

    The Orioles placed Mike Wright on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain prior to Saturday's game, recalling reliever Jorge Rondon in his place.

  • 08/01/2015 | Severino's debut to come against Red Sox

    Standout right-hander Luis Severino, ranked as the Yankees' No. 1 prospect by MLB.com, is scheduled to make his Major League debut against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

  • 08/01/2015 | Mejia, Dorminy, Herrera pace Minors pitchers

    With right-hander Brandon Morrow having his second rehab start cancelled with Triple-A El Paso Thursday night, the Chihuahuas made several moves that resulted in their eighth win in the past 10 games.

  • 08/01/2015 | Shaw has huge day following latest callup

    Travis Shaw knows the drill by now because he's lived it a few times this season. When the Red Sox have a nagging injury to a corner infielder, he usually gets the call from Triple-A Pawtucket.

  • 08/01/2015 | Scouting profile: Aaron Nola

    Nola has an effective repertoire that includes a two-seam fastball that sits between 92 and 94 mph, an infrequent four-seam fastball, a very good changeup and a curveball that can be very effective. He mixes and matches well between those pitches.