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Prospects Archive

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  • 10/27/2016 | Twins' English provides pop in Fall League comeback win

    Entering the ninth inning Thursday, the Surprise Saguaros trailed the Peoria Javelinas, 4-2, at Peoria Stadium. But a five-run Saguaros rally, highlighted by a two-run home run from Twins prospect Tanner English, carried Surprise to a 7-5 victory.

  • 10/27/2016 | Schrock notches two hits in back-and-forth victory

    Max Schrock was in the middle of a lot of the action as his Mesa Solar Sox defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs, 10-7, on Thursday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.

  • 10/27/2016 | Padres in AFL: Gettys, Cordero building on success

    Michael Gettys' challenging full-season debut at Class A Fort Wayne didn't make him eager to return to the Midwest League this year for a second tour. Now, after a breakout campaign that included a strong second-half at Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, the 21-year-old outfielder has a better perspective of the whole situation.

  • 10/27/2016 | Royals in AFL: Dominant Staumont sharpening command

    Few Minor League starters can approach Josh Staumont in terms of sheer velocity. The Royals right-hander had the hardest fastball in the 2015 Draft and has routinely worked at 93-98 mph while pitching out of the rotation in pro ball -- and he has sat in the upper 90s and hit 102 mph in shorter stints.

  • 10/27/2016 | Reds in AFL: Dixon, Wallach acclimating to new organization

    During the 2016 regular season, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos were one of the most consistent teams in all of Minor League baseball. Several players from the Double-A affiliate of the Reds are trying to continue that success in the Arizona Fall League.

  • 10/27/2016 | Today's Arizona Fall League starting lineups: October 27

  • 10/26/2016 | Trevino nearly hits for cycle in Fall League

    A pair of Rangers prospect starred for Surprise in its 6-1 victory against Scottsdale. The Saguaros never trailed, scoring five runs in the first two innings, as Jose Trevino nearly hit for the cycle and Brett Martin delivered a strong start.

  • 10/26/2016 | Anderson homers in three-hit day in AFL rout

    Brian Anderson can play different positions in the field, but he knows that his bat is his real ticket to stardom if he's going to make it to the Major Leagues.

  • 10/26/2016 | Verdugo's bat, glove on display in AFL win

    Alex Verdugo is feeling the effects of the long season, but pushing through the fatigue in order to get the most from his AFL experience.

  • 10/26/2016 | Astros void deal with Cuban prospect Perez

    The Astros have voided a deal with Cuban pitching prospect Cionel Perez, a source told's Jesse Sanchez Wednesday. Perez was set to be introduced to the media in Houston last week before the deal was voided due to an issue related to his physical.

  • 10/26/2016 | Watch Tebow in live AFL action at 9:35 ET

    Some of the game's top prospects and a familiar face will light up the evening at Salt River Fields, as the Scottsdale Scorpions play the Salt River Rafters in an Arizona Fall League game that can be seen exclusively on at 9:35 p.m. ET.

  • 10/26/2016 | Rockies in AFL: McMahon's growth continues

    Ryan McMahon breezed through his first three years in pro ball. He batted a combined .297/.372/.524 and led the Class A Advanced California League with 43 doubles as a 20-year-old in 2015. There was no reason to think he would struggle in Double-A this year. But struggle he did. Now he's regrouping in the Arizona Fall League with the Salt River Rafters.

  • 10/26/2016 | Brewers in AFL: Youngster Diaz gaining valuable experience

    After a year that saw him join the Brewers in an offseason trade and then win the organization's Minor League Player of the Year award, Isan Diaz is now showcasing his upside as the Arizona Fall League's third-youngest position player.

  • 10/26/2016 | Prospect Zimmer to be ready for Spring Training

    Royals right-hander Kyle Zimmer, the organization's No. 5 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, recently completed a four-week throwing program as protocol following thoracic outlet syndrome surgery last summer.

  • 10/26/2016 | Phillies in AFL: Former Arizona Wildcat Kingery back home

    Jonathan Mayo checks in on the Phillies in the Arizona Fall League, where Scott Kingery is back home and enjoying the opportunity. Joining him is outfielder Aaron Brown, who is looking to tighten his approach at the plate.

  • 10/26/2016 | Today's Arizona Fall League starting lineups: October 26

  • 10/26/2016 | Top 10 Draft prospects from WWBA World Championship

    Mike Rosenbaum examines the top 10 overall Draft prospects from this year's Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship, based on their overall talent and not just their performance at the tournament.

  • 10/25/2016 | Reliever McGrath adds length as AFL starter

    Left-hander Kyle McGrath made his third start in the Arizona Fall League Tuesday afternoon. But that doesn't mean the prized bullpen prospect is changing roles.

  • 10/25/2016 | Demeritte's heads-up play wins it for Salt River

    Travis Demeritte extended his AFL hitting streak to six games and scored the tying run in the seventh, but it was his awareness in the ninth that stood out as Salt River completed its comeback win in strange fashion.

  • 10/25/2016 | Reds' Vincej launches walk-off grand slam in AFL

    A grand slam by Reds prospect Zach Vincej in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Peoria Javelinas over the Scottsdale Scorpions, 5-3, in an Arizona Fall League game at Peoria Sports Complex.

  • 10/25/2016 | Moncada sidelined with jammed left thumb

    Yoan Moncada, the highly touted Cuban infielder who saw some Major League time with the Boston Red Sox this year, jammed his left thumb swinging at an inside pitch Friday night in the Arizona Fall League and is expected to be out at least two more days.

  • 10/25/2016 | Twins' Garver goes yard in Fall League win

    Mitch Garver, who is rated as the No. 24 prospect in the Minnesota Twins' organization, hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning as his Surprise Saguaros defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs, 4-0, at Camelback Ranch. It was Garver's second home run of the fall, and he co-leads his team with seven RBIs.

  • 10/25/2016 | Yanks content to watch former closers in Series

    As they prepare to face off in what promises to be a historic World Series, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller have heard no regrets from their new employers, fitting in just fine after the Cubs and Indians stripped them of their Yankees pinstripes in a pair of midseason blockbuster trades.

  • 10/25/2016 | Nationals in AFL: Ward all the wiser; Stevenson developing

    Drew Ward is in his second season of the Arizona Fall League, and after a rough 2015 campaign, he's making the most of his opportunity in 2016. Joining him is Andrew Stevenson, who is developing into his own after going from Class A to Double-A this season.

  • 10/25/2016 | Staumont named Fall League Pitcher of the Week

    MESA, Ariz. -- Josh Staumont, who holds one of the lowest ERAs in the Arizona Fall League, received one of its highest honors Monday by being named Pitcher of the Week.

  • 10/25/2016 | Yanks' Torres named AFL Player of the Week

    Yankees No. 2 prospect Gleyber Torres was named Arizona Fall League Player of the Week after the Scottsdale Scorpions shortstop showcased his hitting skills during the second week of games.

  • 10/25/2016 | Giants in AFL: Garcia making up for lost time

    Aramis Garcia hoped that totaling 15 homers and reaching high Class A at the end of his first full year as a pro would serve as a springboard for further advancement in his second. Instead, he spent two months of the 2016 season recovering from facial fractures and never really got going offensively. As a result, the Giants catcher is relishing the opportunity to get more at-bats and more time behind the plate in the Arizona Fall League.

  • 10/25/2016 | D-backs in AFL: Westbrook, Cron enjoying homecoming

    Any time a D-backs prospect heads to the Arizona Fall League, there is a feeling of it being a homecoming, of sorts. They always play for the Salt River Rafters, so the home park is Salt River Fields, which is also where prospects go for Spring Training and instructional league play.

  • 10/25/2016 | DeJong belts first Fall League homer in win

    The power stroke finally arrived for Paul DeJong in the Arizona Fall League, and St. Louis Cardinals fans might be seeing it in Busch Stadium before too long.

  • 10/24/2016 | Rays' Honeywell stingy in AFL win

    Brent Honeywell, the Tampa Bay Rays' No. 2 prospect and No. 39 on's Top 100 list, threw four shutout innings, allowing only one hit in an 8-2 Javelinas victory Monday.

  • 10/24/2016 | Jays' Alford heats up in Fall League win

    Anthony Alford is learning to hit in a new spot in the order and so far the transition has been going well. After hitting leadoff in 64 of the 92 games he played with Class A Advanced Dunedin this season, Alford is hitting in the middle of the order for the Mesa Solar Sox and is hitting .290 with two homers and five RBIs through eight games.

  • 10/24/2016 | In Fall League, World Series foes are teammates

    Teammates in the Arizona Fall League, prospects from the Cubs and Indians are experiencing their teams' postseason runs together.

  • 10/24/2016 | A's in AFL: Barreto, Schrock represent future double-play tandem

    Franklin Barreto and Max Schrock highlight a talented crop of Oakland Athletics prospects participating in this year's Arizona Fall League, a group that includes seven players overall and five Top 30 prospects.

  • 10/24/2016 | Angels in AFL: Ward continues to open eyes

    Jonathan Mayo reports on the Angels in the Fall League, where Taylor Ward and David Fletcher are putting in work.

  • 10/24/2016 | Brannen, Danner headline Draft prospects on Day 3 of PGWWBA

    Saturday marked the final day of pool play for the 88 teams in this year's Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship, as some of the top prospects for the 2017-19 Drafts took the field across 48 games, with as many as 11 contests going on at once at Jupiter's Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla. Here's a look at how some top prospects and other notable standouts fared in Saturday's action.

  • 10/24/2016 | White Sox developing promising OF prospects

    Aaron Schnurbusch has a description for the waiting process during the 2016 MLB Draft: a nerve-wracking and frustrating day.

  • 10/24/2016 | Yankees in AFL: Tate adding innings; Torres inspired

    Healthy again, Dillon Tate is getting some extra work as a reliever with the Arizona Fall League's Scottsdale Scorpions. Though he gave up four runs in five innings over his first four appearances, he has flashed the fastball and slider that made him the first first-round pick in UC Santa Barbara history and earned him a $4.2 million bonus.

  • 10/23/2016 | Schwarber shakes off rust in Fall League debut

    For the first time since he tore up his left knee on April 7, Kyle Schwarber returned to the diamond Saturday night, as a member of the Arizona Fall League's Mesa Solar Sox. The next time he takes the field, it could be in the World Series.

  • 10/22/2016 | Staumont shows verve with swing-and-miss curve

    While Josh Staumont's chances of posting an ERA of 0.00 in the Arizona Fall League came to an end on Saturday, the Royals' No. 10 prospect still was plenty good for Surprise in a 10-8 win over Glendale

  • 10/22/2016 | Cecchini goes deep for first Fall League homer

    Gavin Cecchini continued his strong Arizona Fall League campaign by going 3-for-5 with a solo home run on Saturday, though the performance wasn't enough to keep Scottsdale from falling to Peoria, 3-2, at Peoria Stadium.

  • 10/22/2016 | Top performers from World Wood Bat Association Championship on Friday

    Mike Rosenbaum identifies eight standout performers from Friday's action at Perfect Game's World Wood Bat Association World Championship, including Jordon Adell, one of the top prospects heading into the 2017 Draft.

  • 10/22/2016 | Diaz notches pair of hits from leadoff spot in Fall League win

    Isan Diaz has overcome multiple challenges this year. So facing perhaps the hardest-throwing pitcher he's ever faced Friday night wasn't going to faze Diaz.

  • 10/21/2016 | Marlette, Ciuffo power Peoria to victory

    On a 94-degree day at Peoria Sports Complex on Friday, it was a pair of catchers who were heating up as the Peoria Javelinas defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs, 8-2.

  • 10/21/2016 | Tribe's Zimmer flaunts terrific tools in Fall League win

    Cleveland's top prospect Bradley Zimmer has some of the best all-around tools in the Arizona Fall League, and several of them were on display Friday afternoon. The Indians outfielder led the Mesa Solar Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions, opening the scoring with a first-inning homer and ending it with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

  • 10/21/2016 | Draft prospects on display at WWBA World Championship

    Perfect Game's World Wood Bat Association World Championship kicked off on Thursday and will run through Monday, with 88 teams scheduled to play at least four games each across 22 pools of four teams.

  • 10/21/2016 | Stratton fires five scoreless in dominant start

    Chris Stratton became the first Arizona Fall Leaguer to throw five scoreless innings in a start this season, shutting down the Salt River Rafters in a 4-1 Scottsdale Scorpions victory Thursday night.

  • 10/20/2016 | A's Montas dealing, making up innings in Fall League action

    Frankie Montas recorded a pair of scoreless three-inning outings for the Mesa Solar Sox, the latest coming Thursday afternoon in a 3-2 loss to the Glendale Desert Dogs.

  • 10/20/2016 | Williams stays hot with big hits for Javelinas

    Justin Williams, the Tampa Bay Rays' No. 15 prospect, put on a show at the plate Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a single, a triple, an RBI and two runs scored as the Peoria Javelinas beat the Surprise Saguaros, 6-4, at Surprise Stadium.

  • 10/20/2016 | Inbox: Breaking down Arizona Fall League prospects

    The Arizona Fall League is always a great combination of top prospects living up to hype or advanced billing and under-the-radar types putting themselves more firmly on the map. With more than enough to talk about, this week's Inbox is completely AFL-related.

  • 10/20/2016 | Set for winter ball, Asuaje eyes 2017 roster spot

    Carlos Asuaje got his first taste of the big leagues in late September, making his debut after helping Triple-A El Paso to a Pacific Coast League championship.

  • 10/20/2016 | Taylor fans seven across four scoreless frames

    Josh Taylor didn't put up ideal numbers during the regular season, but on Wednesday night, his line was nearly perfect.

  • 10/20/2016 | Dubon provides spark in Fall League victory

    Mauricio Dubon put a slow Arizona Fall League start behind him Wednesday night, providing three hits and two steals to spark the Surprise Saguaros to a 2-1 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions.

  • 10/19/2016 | Rays' Ciuffo breaks out of slump in AFL action

    Nick Cuiffo has struggled at the plate in the early going of the Arizona Fall League. But not Wednesday. Ciuffo, the Rays' No. 25 prospect, drive in a run with double in the second inning that sent Brandon Dixon home for the first run in Peoria's 2-1 victory over Mesa.

  • 10/19/2016 | Rookies rule LCS today as Urias, Merritt take mound

    Neither Ryan Merritt nor Julio Urias has much experience at the Major League level, but both rookie left-handers will have tough assignments when they take the mound today.

  • 10/19/2016 | Seattle trio propels Javelinas with late rally

    Mariners No. 2 prospect Tyler O'Neill hit his AFL-leading third homer, Luiz Gohara hurled a scoreless frame and Tyler Marlette went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Peoria in an Arizona Fall League win.

  • 10/19/2016 | McMahon's clutch hit paces Salt River in win

    Ryan McMahon, the <a href=""><b>Rockies' No. 6 prospect</a></b>, swatted a two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh to pace Rafters in a victory over Surprise.

  • 10/18/2016 | Rookie Merritt unfazed by Game 5 magnitude

    The Indians' clubhouse jokes about Ryan Merritt come from the sense that this 24-year-old lefty whose second Major League start just so happens to be today in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, is far from affected by his surroundings -- even if those surroundings are a racous Rogers Centre with the Indians trying to close out their first AL pennant in nearly two decades.

  • 10/18/2016 | A's top prospect Barreto rakes in Fall League win

    There were some serious middle-infield prospects on display at Sloan Park on Tuesday, and while the Yankees' Gleyber Torres might out-rank the A's Franklin Barreto, 17 to 42, on MLB's Top 100 list, it was Barreto and his Mesa Solar Sox who came out on top with a 6-3 victory.

  • 10/18/2016 | Indians have faith in young lefty Merritt

    Left-hander Ryan Merritt, once a just-in-case option, is now the Indians' only option for Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against an enlivened Blue Jays club. The rookie takes the mound today in opposition to proven postseason performer Marco Estrada, with a last-minute opportunity to help the Tribe clinch its first AL pennant in 19 years.

  • 10/18/2016 | Mets' Tebow notches first hit of Fall League

    It took 14 at-bats, but Tim Tebow collected his first Arizona Fall League hit on Tuesday afternoon.

  • 10/18/2016 | Rangers replace Faulkner on AFL roster

    The Rangers have recalled left-handed reliever Andrew Faulkner from the Arizona Fall League and replaced him with left-hander Shane McCain on the Surprise Sagueros. Faulkner is healthy, but he will now focus on his offseason program

  • 10/18/2016 | Astros' Laureano named AFL's Player of the Week

    After turning in a scorching first four games in the Arizona Fall League, Glendale Desert Dogs outfielder Ramon Laureano of the Houston Astros was named the AFL's Player of the Week.

  • 10/18/2016 | Reds to sign 16-year-old int'l prospect Ruiz

    The Reds on Tuesday agreed to purchase the contract of Victor Ruiz, a 16-year-old third baseman and catcher, from the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League.

  • 10/18/2016 | McBroom hits two home runs, drives in seven for Mesa

    Blue Jays No. 28 prospect Ryan McBroom hit a 3-run homer in fifth and added a grand slam in the ninth en route to tallying seven RBIs for the Solar Sox.

  • 10/17/2016 | Royals' Staumont stingy in Fall League win

    In the Surprise Saguaros 3-1 win over the Salt River Rafters Monday afternoon, Royals No. 10 prospect Josh Staumont threw four shutout innings, allowing the Rafters just one hit.

  • 10/17/2016 | O'Neill continues to rake with second AFL homer

    Mariners No. 2 prospect Tyler O'Neill ripped a long home run and went 2-for-4 in a Fall League win for Peoria.

  • 10/17/2016 | Phils satisfied with progress of Williams, Crawford

    It has been more than a month since Triple-A Lehigh Valley played its final game of the 2016 season, but curious and perhaps concerned Phillies fans keep asking questions about the progress of J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams.

  • 10/16/2016 | Padres pair powers Peoria to Fall League win

    A pair of Padres prospects, Michael Gettys and Josh VanMeter, homered to lead the Peoria Javelinas to a 12-2 victory over the Mesa Solar Sox on Saturday night in the Arizona Fall League.

  • 10/15/2016 | Kopech, Ball combine for five hitless frames

    The Surprise Saguaros beat the Scottsdale Scorpions on Saturday, 8-1, thanks in part to stellar pitching by Red Sox prospects Michael Kopech and Trey Ball.

  • 10/15/2016 | Jones sets tone for Rafters with three-run homer

    Fresh off of his first taste of the Major Leagues, JaCoby Jones is playing like a big leaguer in this year's Arizona Fall League. He came out of the gate swinging on Saturday afternoon with a first-inning home run to help power Salt River in a 9-4 win over Glendale at Camelback Ranch.

  • 10/15/2016 | Yankees' Torres rips Fall League walk-off

    Gleyber Torres may be one of the younger players in this year's Arizona Fall League, but you would never know it based on the 19-year-old shortstop's impressive showing in the season's first week. The Yankees' No. 2 prospect delivered a bases-loaded walk-off single to lead Scottsdale past Glendale, 8-7, on Friday.

  • 10/14/2016 | Pair of A's prospects impress in return to mound

    A pair of Oakland Athletics pitching prospects impressed in their respective returns to the mound on Friday in Arizona Fall League action, as right-handers Dylan Covey and Frankie Montas combined to toss seven strong innings to help Mesa defeat Surprise, 10-4.

  • 10/14/2016 | Tigers' Greiner mashes in Fall League victory

    Grayson Greiner, the Tigers' No. 26 prospect, provided all the offensive firepower the Salt River Rafters needed Friday in a 5-2 victory over the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.

  • 10/14/2016 | Jimenez continues to show power with first AFL home run

    A day after he recorded the third hardest-hit ball of year, Eloy Jimenez continued to make waves in the Arizona Fall League on Friday.

  • 10/14/2016 | Astros bid farewell to Kissimmee after instructs

    With the final out of Friday's intra-squad game in Kissimmee, Fla., the Astros not only signaled the end to this year's instructional league -- a fall camp for younger Minor League prospects -- but also said goodbye to their complex at Osceola County Stadium, which has hosted the team's Spring Training and offseason programs since 1985.

  • 10/14/2016 | Davis' development encouraging to Reds

    The Reds didn't get quite the same haul as the Yankees did in their deal for closer Aroldis Chapman, which featured Gleyber Torres and Billy McKinney from the Cubs. Torres was ranked as the No. 17 prospect in baseball according to, and McKinney is now the Yankees' No. 15 prospect. But the continued development of starting pitching prospect Rookie Davis has made that disparity a little easier to swallow.

  • 10/14/2016 | Inbox: Crawford, Kaprielian and players to watch in 2017

    Jim Callis answers questions J.P. Crawford, James Kaprielian, possible breakout players for next year and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.

  • 10/14/2016 | Cubs' Jimenez smashes into Stanton's Statcast sphere

    Eloy Jimenez emerged as a Statcast&#8482; favorite during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game with a monster home run as well as sensational catch in right field. On Thursday, the Cubs' No. 2 prospect added to his quickly growing legend in an Arizona Fall League matchup between Mesa and Salt River at Salt River Fields by producing one of the hardest-hit balls in the Statcast&#8482; era (2015-16).

  • 10/14/2016 | Top Twins prospects shine despite tough loss to Glendale

    A bright Twins' future was on full display Thursday night as two of the club's top three prospects starred at Camelback Ranch.

  • 10/13/2016 | Alford hits tape-measure blast in Mesa win

    Hitting for power arguably may be Anthony Alford's weakest tool, but that's not to say there isn't considerable pop in his bat. The Blue Jays' No. 3 prospect confirmed that much on Thursday afternoon at Salt River Fields when he connected on a tape-measure home run in his first at-bat to begin the top of the second inning.

  • 10/13/2016 | Williams leads Peoria to first Fall League win

    After striking out 90 times in 2015, Justin Williams came to spring training looking to refine his approach at the plate. Williams' new approach has continued to pay dividends in the Arizona Fall League, as he's off to a hot start and led Peoria to a 5-2 win over Scottsdale on Thursday afternoon at the Peoria Sports Complex.

  • 10/13/2016 | Brewers duo leads Salt River to comeback win

    Brett Phillips had the last laugh on Wednesday night, as his big game at the plate helped to pace Salt River in a 6-4 win over Scottsdale.

  • 10/13/2016 | Scorpions fall despite strong performances from Yankees prospects

    The Scottsdale Scorpions may have come up short in their contest against Salt River on Wednesday night, losing 6-4, but it was still a big night for a host of New York Yankees prospects.

  • 10/13/2016 | Tebow reflects, then records some firsts

    A day after capturing headlines for tending to an ailing fan following the game, Tim Tebow discussed his eventful first day in the AFL and then recorded some firsts on the field for the Scottsdale Scorpions on Wednesday.

  • 10/12/2016 | Dogs dominate thanks to Stevenson's career day

    Nationals prospect Andrew Stevenson connected on a two-run home run and tallied five RBIs, his highest single-game total as a professional, to pace the Desert Dogs in a 7-1 win over Mesa at Sloan Park.

  • 10/12/2016 | Royals' Toups records three hits in first Fall League action

    Corey Toups, the Royals' No. 30 prospect, picked up three hits for the Saguaros as Surprise and Peoria played to a 7-7 tie in 11 innings on Wednesday afternoon at the Peoria Sports Complex.

  • 10/12/2016 | Top-pick Ray sidelined with torn meniscus

    Outfielder Corey Ray, the Brewers' most recent first-round Draft pick, is sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee, farm director Tom Flanagan confirmed.

  • 09/27/2016 | Instructional league reports

    With instructional leagues underway in Florida and Arizona, MLB Pipeline takes a team-by-team look at the top storylines and prospects at each club's camp.

  • 10/12/2016 | Granite, Gonsalves earn Twins' Minors POY honors

    Outfielder Zach Granite was named the Twins Minor League Player of the Year, while left-hander Stephen Gonsalves was named the Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Year, the organization announced Wednesday.

  • 10/12/2016 | Sedlock, Akin, Dietz headline O's instructs

    With an instructional league roster comprised of 18 Top 30 prospects, the Orioles have no shortage of talent in camp this fall in Sarasota, Fla. The group includes three of the team's top picks from the 2016 Draft in first-rounder Cody Sedlock and second-rounders Keegan Akin and Matthias Dietz, all of whom spent their respectively successful pro debuts pitching together at Class A Short Season Aberdeen.

  • 10/12/2016 | Manning, Burrows headline Tigers instructs

    The Tigers instructional league included the organization's top three prospects: Matt Manning, Beau Burrows and Christin Stewart.

  • 10/12/2016 | Prospect Garrett on Majors: 'I think I'm ready'

    In a small conference room in the lowest level of Louisville Slugger Field sat Reds prospect Amir Garrett; the plush office chair underneath him dwarfed by the frame of the 6-foot-5, 210-pound left-hander.

  • 10/12/2016 | Trade acquisitions, draftees on display at Yanks' instructs

    New York already had a strong farm system, and the deals they pursued made it one of baseball's best and arguably its deepest. That depth is on display in the Yankees' instructional league camp, which opened Sept. 18 and runs through Friday in Tampa, Fla.

  • 10/12/2016 | Reds farmhands thrive for Peoria in tie

    Zach Vincej delivered the big blast, but was far from the only Reds' Minor Leaguer to have a big game for Peoria. The Javelinas ended up playing to a 7-7 tie with Salt River.

  • 10/11/2016 | Top picks Perez, Plummer headline Cards' instructs

    2016 first-rounder Delvin Perez and 2015 first-rounder Nick Plummer were among the position players at the Cardinals' instructional league camp.

  • 10/11/2016 | Red Sox prospect Moncada shines in Fall League debut

    After getting his first taste of the Major Leagues, No. 1 overall prospect Yoan Moncada is already making his presence felt in the Arizona Fall League.

  • 10/11/2016 | Ward's big day lifts Scottsdale in Fall League opener

    Taylor Ward ended the regular season on a six-game hitting streak and it appears he carried that momentum over to the Arizona Fall League. The Angels' No. 3 prospect led Scottsdale to 9-6 win over Glendale in the opening game of the Arizona Fall League.

  • 10/11/2016 | Tebow aids ailing fan after Fall League debut

    Tim Tebow's Arizona Fall League debut lasted five and a half innings Tuesday afternoon, as the Mets' recent signee was removed in the sixth inning after grounding out three times, making one putout in left field and crashing into the wall on another attempt. But it was an incident after the game ended -- when he comforted a fan who appeared to suffer a seizure -- that had people talking.

  • 10/11/2016 | Vogelbach eyeing Mariners' 2017 first-base job

    One of the looming questions facing the Mariners as they plot their offseason plans is this: Who will man first base in 2017 with both Adam Lind and Dae-Ho Lee heading into free agency? Daniel Vogelbach knows the situation. And he'd like to be that answer.

  • 10/11/2016 | Moncada benefits from first big league stint

    While the numbers may not show it, the Red Sox believe No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada's time with the club during the final month of the regular season was beneficial for the 21-year-old.

  • 10/10/2016 | MLB Pipeline's Organizational Prospects of the Year

    We put together a list of the top hitting and pitching prospects for all 30 teams. Candidates were taken from each club's Top 30 Prospects list, with a combination of performance and prospect status taken into account. The end result is a list of 60 names that includes 28 prospects who are, or have been, on the overall Top 100 Prospects list this season. a part of the overall

  • 10/11/2016 | Haniger, Banda named D-backs' MLB Pipeline Prospects of the Year

    In the final hours before the Trade Deadline in 2014, the D-backs acquired left-hander Anthony Banda and outfielder Mitch Haniger from the Brewers in exchange for outfielder Gerardo Parra. Banda and Haniger, ranked No. 2 and No. 23 on the D-backs' Top 30 Prospects list, were linked once again this year as they were named Arizona's pitching and hitting prospects of the year by

  • 10/10/2016 | Tebow slated to make Fall League debut Tuesday

    Tim Tebow is expected to be in the starting lineup for the Scottsdale Scorpions on Tuesday, the first day of the 2016 Arizona Fall League season.

  • 10/10/2016 | 2016 Arizona Fall League could be best one yet

    The spotlight may shine on the Arizona Fall League more than ever in the prospect circuit's 25th season. Usually packed with phenoms, the league has even more blue-chip prospects than usual. And, as you may have heard, a certain Heisman Trophy winner will take the next step in his baseball development with the Scottsdale Scorpions.

  • 10/10/2016 | Thaiss, Barria named Angels Prospects of Year

    Matt Thaiss is already making a name for himself in the Angels' farm system, as he was recognized by as a Halos' 2016 Prospect of the Year in the player category.

  • 10/10/2016 | Diaz, Woodruff named Brewers' MLB Pipeline Prospects of the Year selected Isan Diaz and right-hander Brandon Woodruff as the Brewers prospects of the year.

  • 10/10/2016 | Bregman, Musgrove named Astros Prospects of the Year

    Alex Bregman was named one of Houston's Prospects of the Year and Joe Musgrove was selected as MLBPipeline's Astros Pitcher of the Year.

  • 10/10/2016 | MLB Pipeline names Cozens, Lively Phils' Prospects of Year selected outfielder Dylan Cozens and right-hander Ben Lively as the Phillies Prospects of the Year.

  • 10/10/2016 | Healy, Gossett named A's MLB Pipeline Prospects of the Year

    Ryon Healy was named one of Oakland's Prospects of the Year and Daniel Gossett was selected as MLBPipeline's Athletics Pitcher of the Year.

  • 10/10/2016 | Rosario, Conlon named Mets' MLB Pipeline Prospects of the Year selected Amed Rosario and P.J. Conlon as the Mets prospects of the year.

  • 10/10/2016 | Gonsalves, Palka named Twins' MLB Pipeline Prospects of Year

    Left-hander Stephen Gonsalves and outfielder Daniel Palka didn't have as much hype as other Twins prospects heading into the season, but both had breakout years and were rewarded by being named's Twins Prospects of the Year.

  • 10/10/2016 | MLB Pipeline names Bell, Glasnow Bucs' top prospects

    This time last year, Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow had a month's worth of Triple-A experience. Now, they're entering their first offseason as Major Leaguers with one more Minor League accolade.

  • 10/10/2016 | Coats, Stephens named White Sox Prospects of Year

    Outfielder Jason Coats worked through 50 at-bats in 2016 during his Major League debut with the White Sox. Jordan Stephens has not yet reached that lofty big league level. But based on the work from the Stephens this past year, he might not be too far away from traveling the same path as Coats. Stephens and Coats were named White Sox Pitcher and Player Prospect of the Year according to

  • 10/10/2016 | MLB Pipeline names O'Neill, Littell Mariners' Prospects of the Year selected outfielder Tyler O'Neill and right-hander Zack Littell as the Mariners prospects of the year.

  • 10/10/2016 | MLB Pipeline names Bader, Weaver Cards' Prospects of the Year

    MLB Pipeline named Harrison Bader the Cardinals' Hitting Prospect of the Year and Luke Weaver the team's Pitching Prospect of the Year.

  • 10/10/2016 | MLB Pipeline names Gillaspie, Honeywell Rays' Prospects of Year

    Casey Gillaspie and Brent Honeywell put together exceptional seasons within the Rays organization in 2016. For their efforts, the pair has been named the Rays' Prospects of the Year by

  • 10/10/2016 | MLB Pipeline names Stewart, Jimenez Tigers' Prospects of the Year

    A couple weeks after the Tigers named Christin Stewart and Joe Jimenez their organizational player and pitcher of the year, honored the slugging outfielder and overpowering closer as their Tigers Prospects of the Year.

  • 10/10/2016 | Sanchez, Adams named Yankees' Prospects of Year

    Gary Sanchez was named one of the Yankees' Prospects of the Year and Chance Adams was selected as MLBPipeline's Yankees Pitcher of the Year.

  • 10/10/2016 | Dozier, Strahm named Royals' MLB Pipeline Prospects of Year

    Third baseman Hunter Dozier and left-hander Matt Strahm have been named MLB Pipeline's Royals player and pitcher of the year.

  • 10/10/2016 | Castillo, Hood named Marlins' MLB Pipeline Prospects of the Year

    For their accomplishments, Destin Hood and Luis Castillo have been named the Marlins' Position and Pitching Prospects of the Year, respectively, by

  • 10/10/2016 | Dahl, Marquez named Rockies Prospects of the Year

    David Dahl was named one of the Rockies' Prospects of the Year and German Marquez was selected as MLBPipeline's Rockies Pitcher of the Year.

  • 10/10/2016 | Swanson, Weigel named Braves Prospects of the Year

    Dansby Swanson was named one of the Braves' Prospects of the Year and Patrick Weigel was selected as MLBPipeline's Braves Pitcher of the Year.

  • 10/09/2016 | Zimmer wins Arizona Fall League Hitting Challenge

    Indians top prospect Bradley Zimmer hasn't played much baseball over the past several days, but there was no apparent rust as he sprayed the ball all over the yard in the Arizona Fall League's fourth annual Hitting Challenge on Saturday night at Salt River Fields.

  • 10/08/2016 | Naylor's homer, double lift Padres prospects

    In a showcase of top talent from two organizations, Josh Naylor and the San Diego Padres prospects shined the brightest.

  • 10/07/2016 | Fourth annual Bowman Hitting Challenge set for Saturday

    The 25th Arizona Fall League season will begin on Oct. 11, but fans can get a sneak peek at some top prospects on Saturday in the fourth annual Bowman Hitting Challenge.

  • 10/07/2016 | Inbox: Who are the top reliever prospects?

    Jonathan Mayo answers questions about the top reliever prospects in the Minor Leagues, whether Carson Fulmer or Carlos Rodon will be the White Sox's No. 2 starter and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.

  • 10/04/2016 | How the 10 postseason teams were built breaks down how each of the postseason teams was built, looking at the composition of the projected Division Series rosters of the Blue Jays, Cubs, Dodgers, Giants, Indians, Mets, Nationals, Orioles, Rangers and Red Sox.

  • 10/07/2016 | Seasoned prospects, young arms developing at M's mini camps

    As a whole, the Mariners' stateside teams lead organized baseball with a cumulative .572 winning percentage, and two of those teams, the Rookie-level AZL Mariners and Double-A Jackson, won their league's titles. In fact, of all Seattle's affiliates, only its big league club failed to qualify for a postseason. In the wake of their system-wide success, the Mariners have decided not to field a team in the fall instructional league in Arizona this year and will instead host a series of mini-camp for players throughout the offseason.

  • 10/07/2016 | Padres' future on display at Petco Park

    Top prospects from the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers will meet in a showcase game as part of the Arizona Instructional League programs for both teams on Friday.

  • 10/07/2016 | Phillies outright 6 to Triple-A to clear 40-man spots

    The Phillies have started to make room on the 40-man roster in preparation for a potentially eventful offseason. They announced Friday afternoon that they outrighted infielder Emmanuel Burriss; right-hander Frank Herrmann, Dalier Hinojosa and Colton Murray; outfielder Jimmy Paredes; and left-hander Patrick Schuster to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

  • 10/07/2016 | Lowe, Franklin, Rondon headline Rays instructs

    It was a tough year for the Tampa Bay Rays at the Major League level, as the club finished last in the American League East with a 68-94 overall record, the second-worst mark in the AL, and 25 games back of the division-winning Red Sox. Down on the farm, however, there were plenty of positives to take away from the season, and that trend has continued this fall in the Rays' instructional league, held annually in Port Charlotte, Fla., where the organization has been able to get a look at many of its top prospects under the same roof.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Giants

    The Giants are back in the playoffs for the fourth time in the last seven years. Each of the previous three times, the club has gone on to win the World Series. This year, San Francisco tops all postseason clubs with 10 draftees on projected Division Series roster.

  • 10/07/2016 | A's Armenteros, Puk among those using instructs to settle in

    Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros is in Arizona, but the A's are taking their time getting him up to speed. The clubs' No. 11 prospect hasn't done any baseball activities in a month, so the A's are taking it slow, but first impressions have been positive.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Cubs

    The Cubs lived up to the hype during the regular season as the only team to win more than 100 games. And they stamped their status as the NL's top dogs by capturing their first pennant since 1945. Whether they can finish it off with the franchise's first World Series title since 1908 remains to be seen. But the braintrust knew it had a good thing going and needed to just make some key additions to a very strong nucleus to make it a possibility.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Dodgers

    Here's a look at how the Dodgers used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Nationals

    After a trip to the postseason eluded the Nationals last season, the club rebounded in 2016 to win its third National League East title in five years, finishing with a 95-67 overall record and eight games ahead of the second-place Mets to secure home-field advantage in the NL Division Series. Washington's projected postseason roster highlighted by top Draft picks, big free-agent signings

  • 10/10/2016 | Garrett, Aquino named Reds Prospects of Year

    One Reds prospect rebounded from an injury filled season to more than get back on the map. The other showed that he's right around the corner from reaching the Major Leagues. What outfielder Aristides Aquino and starting pitcher Amir Garrett have in common is they were named's 2016 Reds Prospects of the Year.

  • 10/07/2016 | Pirates instructs features pitching from trades, Draft

    The Pirates clearly had the old "you can never have too much pitching" adage in their collective heads when making trades during the season, and many of those new faces will be on display at instructs.

  • 10/06/2016 | Espinoza, Quantrill, Morejon highlight Padres instructs

    Whether it was the Draft, International signing period or the trade deadline, the Padres acquired a plethora of young talent throughout the year. A large contingent of that talent has now gathered at the team's facilities for instructional league play, and after looking around the room, team officials are excited for the future.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Blue Jays

    How Toronto used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its playoff team

  • 10/06/2016 | Hansen, Fry, Zangari headline White Sox instructs

    The White Sox 2016 Draft looks promising, and many of those picks are getting extra work during instructional league. Of the 47 players on the White Sox instructional league roster, 21 were drafted in June.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Rangers

    Led by Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara, the Rangers' 2011 international class proved crucial towards the team's success this season. Here's a look at how Texas used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its playoff team.

  • 10/06/2016 | Fans to get glimpse of San Diego's rising talent

    No doubt, Padres fans have spent the past few months envisioning top prospects like Cal Quantrill, Anderson Espinoza and Josh Naylor taking the field at Petco Park. On Friday, those high-ceiling youngsters get to do exactly that for the first time.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Red Sox

    With nine homegrown players, 11 trade acquisitions and five free agents on their projected postseason roster, the Red Sox are an almost identical match for the average of the 10 playoff clubs. Where they stand out is that three different front-office executives deserve almost equal credit for assembling this year's club.

  • 10/05/2016 | Renfroe, Lamet named Padres' prospects of year

    Outfielder Hunter Renfroe took home yet another Minor League honor, named as the club's hitting prospect of the year by Right-hander Dinelson Lamet was named the Padres' top pitching prospect in 2016.

  • 10/05/2016 | Bucs acquire reliever Dragmire from Blue Jays

    The Pirates on Wednesday acquired right-hander Brady Dragmire from the Blue Jays for cash considerations, picking up a Minor League reliever who fits their ground-ball preference for pitchers.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Indians

    Here's a look at how Cleveland used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its World Series team.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Recognizing the architects is breaking down how each of the postseason teams was built. Behind every playoff team lies an equally successful player development department, the folks responsible for taking a recent draftee or signee and turning him into a big leaguer.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Mets

    A year ago, the Mets turned a tremendous finish to the regular season into a deep postseason run, falling just short of the ultimate goal when they lost the World Series to the Kansas City Royals. They're back for another go at it, albeit not exactly in the way people may have anticipated. A blended use of Draft, trades, free agency and international signings lands N.Y. in postseason again

  • 10/04/2016 | Matz, prospect Kay undergo surgery

    Mets left-hander Steven Matz underwent successful surgery Tuesday morning to remove a large bone spur from his left elbow, and he is expected to be ready for Spring Training, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

  • 10/04/2016 | How they were built: Orioles

    Here's a look at how the Orioles used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

  • 10/03/2016 | Mets have pair of X-factors in Gsellman, Lugo

    The Mets' X-factors this postseason, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman could make the difference between a deep October run and an early exit.

  • 10/03/2016 | Renfroe earns NL Player of Week nod

    Hunter Renfroe's first full week in the Majors culminated in the Padres' 24-year-old outfielder earning the final National League Player of the Week Award of the 2016 season.

  • 10/02/2016 | 2017 Draft order: Twins to pick No. 1 overall

    With the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.

  • 10/03/2016 | Offseason to bring familiar questions for Sox

    To rebuild or not to rebuild? That is the question. If this opening line sounds familiar, it's because this exact topic has been tossed around for most of the second half of the season since the White Sox fell out of contention shortly after the All-Star break.

  • 10/01/2016 | O'Neill sees Safeco as 'motivator' at ceremony

    Tyler O'Neill was at Safeco Field on Saturday night to receive the first Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners Minor League Hitter of the Year award, soaking up the stadium he'd someday soon like to call his home.

  • 10/01/2016 | Nationals honor Minor League award winners

    After years of building up their Latin-American scouting operation, the Nationals are seeing promising results at all levels of the organization.

  • 10/01/2016 | Glasnow closes season with encouraging start

    Pirates top prospect Tyler Glasnow, looking to cap a frustrating season with a positive finish, focused on shortening up his delivery Friday night. The end result was perhaps his best appearance in the Major Leagues, as he held the Cardinals to one run on one hit over five mostly efficient innings in Pittsburgh's 7-0 loss at Busch Stadium.