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Prospects Archive

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  • 07/28/2015 | Olson rips two homers in first two at-bats for RockHounds

    Matt Olson made his first two at-bats count on Monday, cracking two home runs while racking up a season high five RBIs in the process.

  • 07/27/2015 | Reds not settled on Cueto's replacement

    The starting pitcher who will take Johnny Cueto's spot in the Reds' rotation and pitch on Thursday vs. the Pirates remains shrouded in mystery. The only absolute is that it won't be left-hander Tony Cingrani.

  • 07/27/2015 | Market heating up for Hamels, Papelbon

    Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon could have their wishes granted before the end of the week. Momentum continues toward to built trades for both the Phillies' ace and closer before Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • 07/27/2015 | Inbox: Should Toronto give up top prospects?

    Is Toronto overrating its top prospects? Should the club deal them for an ace? Gregor Chisholm answers these and more in the Inbox.

  • 07/27/2015 | Tigers add prospect Farmer to taxed bullpen

    The Tigers swapped out extra relievers Monday afternoon by recalling right-hander Buck Farmer from Triple-A Toledo and optioning Kyle Ryan back to the Mud Hens.

  • 07/27/2015 | Trade piece part of Prospect Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

  • 07/26/2015 | Nola follows Hamels with first career victory

    Cole Hamels got a bottle of Dom Perignon as a gift for pitching Saturday's no-hitter against the Cubs. Aaron Nola got Sunday's game ball after an 11-5 victory at Wrigley Field.

  • 07/26/2015 | Analyzing prospects in Cueto deal

    Looking to go one step further than they did in 2014, the Royals found a true No. 1 starter for their rotation on Sunday. They acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds in exchange for three promising left-handers: Brandon Finnegan, Cody Reed and John Lamb.

  • 07/26/2015 | Reds land 3 young arms in exchange for Cueto

    The best pitcher developed by the Reds in a generation, ace Johnny Cueto was traded to the Royals on Sunday for three left-handed pitching prospects.

  • 07/26/2015 | Royals excited to acquire Cueto from Reds

    Johnny Cueto is heading to Kansas City. One day after the Reds' ace was almost dealt to the Royals in advance of his dominant start against the Rockies, the two teams agreed to a deal that was officially announced on Sunday afternoon. In exchange for Cueto, the Royals dealt left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed to Cincinnati.

  • 07/26/2015 | Mets' 21-hit attack driven by Conforto and Co.

    The ball from Michael Conforto's first big league hit rested on the top shelf of his locker late Saturday night following the Mets' 15-2 win against the Dodgers, a present-in-waiting to the rookie's grandfather. The Mets were thrilled for Conforto on his 4-for-4 night, with an RBI and four runs scored. But they were happier still that Conforto had a ridiculous amount of company.

  • 07/25/2015 | Maddon will keep basing closer on matchups

    Jason Motte has recorded five of the Cubs' past eight saves, but he's not the team's closer. Manager Joe Maddon says he will continue to go with matchups in save situations.

  • 07/25/2015 | Royals Minor League Report: July 24

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 07/25/2015 | Struggles lead to 'bittersweet' debut for Lee

    The Dodgers finally made it official, calling up right-hander Zach Lee from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make his Major League debut as Saturday night's starting pitcher against the Mets. The right-hander allowed seven runs over 4 2/3 innings, exiting with the Dodgers trailing, 6-1. Los Angeles lost, 15-2.

  • 07/25/2015 | Hernandez among 10 top prospect performers Friday

    Double-A Corpus Christi coasted to a 9-3 win over Frisco thanks to three combined homers from top prospects. Teoscar Hernandez did most of the damage, swatting two deep balls and finishing 2-for-5 with four RBIs.

  • 07/25/2015 | Yanks prospect Severino handling Triple-A

    The Yankees have not announced their rotation after this weekend's series in Minnesota, and the team has discussed the possibility of adding a spot starter when the team begins a four-game series against the Rangers.

  • 07/24/2015 | Renfroe continues to mash for Double-A San Antonio

    Hunter Renfroe is allergic to slumps. Entering Friday, he had failed to hit in three of four games for the first time since late May. But he hit two homers for Double-A San Antonio in a 7-1 win over Midland.

  • 07/24/2015 | Freeland shines in season debut for Grand Junction

    Kyle Freeland began his season a little later than his peers, but he already looks comfortable.The Rockies' No. 3 prospect tossed three hitless innings in his 2015 debut for Rookie-level Grand Junction on Friday night, striking out three while walking one.

  • 07/24/2015 | Cishek sent to Cardinals for Minor League pitcher

    Steve Cishek, one of the most dependable relievers in Marlins history, was traded on Friday to the Cardinals for Double-A closer Kyle Barraclough.

  • 07/24/2015 | Happ takes BP at Wrigley; called up to Class A

    Ian Happ, the Cubs' first-round pick in this year's Draft, was called up to Class A South Bend, but he took batting practice and got a taste of the big leagues on Friday.

  • 07/24/2015 | Royals recall Cuthbert to replace Coleman

    The Royals recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha on Friday after optioning fellow infielder Dusty Coleman to Omaha following Thursday's game.

  • 07/24/2015 | Conforto capable of sparking Mets' offense

    Mets fans have been clamoring for the team to call up prospect Michael Conforto to help out a lagging offense. It's unfortunate that the wish came to fruition on Friday because of an injury to Michael Cuddyer, but the Mets' first-round Draft pick from 2014 is on his way to New York.

  • 07/24/2015 | Gettys, Giron, Urias combine for 11 hits at Single-A Fort Wayne

    Right-handed reliever Nick Monroe became the first member of the Padres' 2015 draft class to be promoted to low Single-A Fort Wayne Thursday, while prospects Michael Gettys and Ruddy Giron each had four hits as the TinCaps earned a 7-1 win.

  • 07/24/2015 | Seeking offensive help, Mets call on Conforto

    Desperate for offense, the Mets capped weeks of speculation on Friday by calling up No. 3 prospect Michael Conforto from Double-A Binghamton. The team placed Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list to make room, ending the veteran's three-week struggle to play through a left knee injury.

  • 07/24/2015 | Sharply dressed Snow striving for next level

    Forrest Snow has a habit of overdressing.

  • 07/24/2015 | Contenders that have prospects to trade

    The Astros and Pirates, who have two of the better farm systems in baseball, are among the contenders best situated to make trades involving prospects to bring big league help into the fold. What about other postseason hopefuls?

  • 07/24/2015 | Godley cruises in debut on big league stage

    Before making his Major League debut on Thursday night, D-backs starter Zack Godley received some advice from a Hall of Fame manager. Godley arrived at Chase Field the day before to set up his new locker and while there, he had a brief conversation with D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa.

  • 07/24/2015 | O'Neill notches third multi-homer game for the Blaze

    Mariners No. 10 prospect Tyler O'Neill returned from the Pan-American Games to blast two homers for Class A Advanced Bakersfield on Thursday night.

  • 07/24/2015 | Shipley among 10 top prospect performers Thursday

    Braden Shipley gave up nine hits on Thursday, more than he had in all but one start this season. But the right-hander held the baserunners in check, avoided walks, and turned in one of his best performances for Double-A Mobile.

  • 07/23/2015 | Rehabbing Garcia helps Chiefs record no-hitter

    Three pitchers, including the rehabbing Jaime Garcia, helped Cardinals Class A affiliate Peoria record a no-hitter on Thursday, while No. 25 prospect Oscar Mercado provided the Chiefs' only RBI in a 2-0 win over Clinton.

  • 07/23/2015 | In Barrios, Brewers like upside of converted pitcher

    The Brewers acquired something of a project Thursday in 23-year-old Yhonathan Barrios, a right-handed reliever who only converted to pitching two years ago and possesses a promising arm.

  • 07/23/2015 | Berrios picks up first win for Red Wings

    Jose Berrios is known for overpowering hitters, but the usually strikeout-happy right-hander picked up his first Triple-A win with only one K on Thursday night.

  • 07/23/2015 | Conforto an option if Cuddyer lands on DL

    Ailing Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer spent Thursday afternoon consulting a doctor at the Hospital of Special Surgery about the bone bruise in his left knee. If he needs to go on the disabled list, GM Sandy Alderson indicated No. 3 prospect Michael Conforto is a possibility to be promoted.

  • 07/23/2015 | Piscotty's home debut delayed by stiff neck

    A stiff neck kept top prospect Stephen Piscotty from making his much anticipated home debut on Thursday night, and it also delayed the Cardinals from being able to get their first look at him as a first baseman.

  • 07/23/2015 | Gonzales looking like callup option for Cards

    After throwing 71 pitches over 3 2/3 scoreless innings on Wednesday, Cardinals top prospect Marco Gonzales sits one start away from putting himself in position to be an option once again for the Major League club.

  • 07/23/2015 | Greinke to miss start; Thomas filling in

    All-Star starter Zack Greinke returned to Los Angeles on Thursday to be with his expectant wife, so the Dodgers will start swingman Ian Thomas in his place Friday night against the Mets.

  • 07/23/2015 | A's-Astros trade fills needs on both sides

    The Scott Kazmir trade made perfect sense for both clubs. The contending Astros got a veteran starting pitcher, while the Athletics netted two prospects -- catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-hander Daniel Mengden -- for the future.

  • 07/23/2015 | Rehabbing Buxton nearing baseball activities

    Twins rookie center fielder Byron Buxton is making progress with his sprained left thumb and could start baseball activities within the next week.

  • 07/23/2015 | Angels recall Kubitza to help fill in at 3B

    The Angels recalled third baseman Kyle Kubitza from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday in a corresponding move after placing David Freese on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right index finger.

  • 07/23/2015 | CF Jankowski promoted to Triple-A El Paso in day of moves

    Poway High grad Alex Dickerson tied a Triple-A El Paso record with five hits, and center fielder Travis Jankowski hit a two-run double in his debut with the Chihuahuas on Tuesday during a day of considerable movement at the upper levels of the Padres.

  • 07/23/2015 | Astros acquire Kazmir, wins in debut

    Filling perhaps the most glaring need on a playoff-hopeful team, the Astros acquired left-hander Scott Kazmir from the A's on Thursday in exchange for Minor Leaguers Daniel Mengden and Jacob Nottingham in a deal that pairs the Houston native with fellow lefty Dallas Keuchel at the top of what suddenly appears to be a premier rotation.

  • 07/23/2015 | A's send Kazmir to Astros for prospects

    The Oakland A's traded left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham on Thursday.

  • 07/23/2015 | Royals Minor League Report: July 22

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 07/23/2015 | Schwarber wants to be known as catcher first

    The key to Kyle Schwarber staying is whether he can catch, and a four-day boot camp in January helped the 22-year-old take a huge step toward being a big league catcher. It also was one more opportunity to show off his hitting.

  • 07/23/2015 | Frazier among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    Indians No. 2 prospect Clint Frazier and No. 27 prospect Nellie Rodriguez put on a home run derby early in Class A Advanced Lynchburg's 10-4 win over Myrtle Beach.

  • 07/23/2015 | Orimoloye slams two homers for AZL Brewers

    Brewers fourth-round selection Demi Orimoloye continued a torrid stretch for the organization's Arizona League squad, hitting two homers and collecting seven RBIs in a 10-5 win over the AZL Dodgers on Wednesday night.

  • 07/22/2015 | Walker extends Minor League home run lead

    Twins Double-A affiliate Chattanooga stole an 8-7 win from Chattanooga on Wednesday by scoring seven runs in the seventh inning. The Lookouts' impressive comeback featured big hits from Adam Brett Walker and Max Kepler.

  • 07/22/2015 | Godley to make debut with start vs. Brewers

    The D-backs recalled right-handed starter Zack Godley from Double-A Mobile on Thursday to start and make his Major League debut.

  • 07/22/2015 | Prospect Dahl finding stride in return

    Rockies outfield prospect David Dahl, the team's first-round pick in 2012, left his spleen behind some time ago. But when he returned to Double-A New Britain, he brought his hitting stroke with him.

  • 07/22/2015 | Cards unlucky in Competitive Balance Lottery

    The Cardinals were shut out of Wednesday's Competitive Balance Lottery and therefore not able to snare an extra selection in the 2016 Draft.

  • 07/22/2015 | Royals want Lamb to get workload at Omaha

    Seemingly the No. 1 question many Kansas City fans are asking these days: Why can't left-handed prospect John Lamb get a shot at the Royals' rotation?

  • 07/22/2015 | Bucs get 6th pick in Competitive Balance Round A

    The Pirates got a positive draw on Wednesday in Major League Baseball's Competitive Balance Lottery, receiving the sixth bonus selection following the first round of next June's Draft.

  • 07/22/2015 | Angels' Eaves hits trio of homers off twin brothers

    Kody Eaves led the Class-A Inland Empire 66ers to a 7-4 win over High Desert with a trio of home runs. The second baseman, the Angels 25th-ranked prospect, according to, went 3-for-5 with three home runs and six RBIs in the win

  • 07/22/2015 | Pirates select Florimon from Triple-A Indianapolis

    Adding to their infield depth in the wake of the recent loss of two starters, the Pirates purchased infielder Pedro Florimon's contract from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

  • 07/22/2015 | Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks

    Two portions of Major League Baseball's 2016 First-Year Player Draft were set Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York.

  • 07/22/2015 | Brewers prospect Harrison suffers broken ankle

    Brewers No. 3 prospect Monte Harrison will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a tibia fracture and a dislocated fibula of his left ankle running the bases for Rookie-level Helena on Tuesday night.

  • 07/22/2015 | CF Almonte, LHP Lane lead Triple-A El Paso back to .500

    Center fielder Abraham Almonte was 3-for-5 with his 18th double, a steal and two RBIs Tuesday night as Triple-A El Paso scored a 6-3 win at Sacramento to climb back to .500 at 48-48.

  • 07/22/2015 | Johnson showcases impressive curve in loss

    In his Major League debut, Brian Johnson battled rust and nerves -- not to mention the weight of trying to help the Red Sox get out of a losing streak.

  • 07/22/2015 | Nunez, Pinder among 10 top prospect performers Tuesday

    Oakland's farm system received several strong performances Tuesday as two Double-A Midland stars helped the RockHounds top Midland, 9-7, and one Class A Beloit stud continued an impressive run.

  • 07/22/2015 | Refinements in Minors pay off for Velasquez

    Optioned following his start on July 7, Vincent Velasquez arrived at Double-A Corpus Christi without a Major League win and without any intentions of throwing in a game for the Hooks. Instead, it was a time to reflect with Hooks pitching coach Doug Brocail on his previous six Major League starts while refining the intricacies of his mound presence and offspeed pitches that complement his overpowering fastball.

  • 07/22/2015 | Nola's debut good sign for rebuilding Phils

    Dan Baker, the Citizens Bank Park public address announcer, has introduced thousands of lineups in his career. Still, he was able to reach back for a little more when he got to the Phillies' starting pitcher -- AA-ron NO-la -- Tuesday night.

  • 07/21/2015 | Crawford displays power for Double-A Reading

    Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford appears to have found his groove. Not typically known for his power, the shortstop now has five extra-base hits in his past three contests, including two homers.

  • 07/21/2015 | Red Sox sign 27 of 39 picks in 2015 Draft

    The Red Sox signed 27 of the 39 players they selected in the 2015 Draft, including all 16 players taken in the first 17 rounds.

  • 07/21/2015 | Nola's memorable debut offers hope

    Aaron Nola provided the Phillies and their fans a much needed feeling of hope Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

  • 07/21/2015 | Sano likely to be back in lineup tonight

    The Twins received good news on designated hitter Miguel Sano, as his sore right ankle has improved since Sunday and he could join the lineup on Wednesday.

  • 07/21/2015 | Piscotty debuts in LF, gets first MLB hit

    After making the bold decision to change his swing mechanics and then jump into crash-course defensive work at first base, Cardinals top prospect Stephen Piscotty arrived at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday ready to showcase all that is new in his game.

  • 07/21/2015 | Brewers announce seven international signings

    The Brewers announced deals Tuesday with seven international signees including catcher Jose Sibrian and outfielder Jesus Lujano, each of whom received six-figure bonuses.

  • 07/21/2015 | Yeison Asencio named Texas League Player of the Week

    San Antonio left fielder Yeison Asencio has been named the Double-A Texas League Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday.

  • 07/21/2015 | Mono keeps Marlins draftee Naylor sidelined

    Josh Naylor, selected 12th overall by the Marlins in the 2015 MLB Draft, is expected to miss about another week as he recovers from a bout of mononucleosis.

  • 07/21/2015 | 15 teams set for Competitive Balance Draft Lottery

    For half of Major League Baseball's 30 clubs, today's Competitive Balance Lottery will provide a shot at a valuable extra selection in the 2016 Draft.

  • 07/21/2015 | Johnson among 10 top prospect performers Monday

    A pair of White Sox prospects led Triple-A Charlotte to a 5-2 win over Durham on Monday. No. 4 Micah Johnson delivered a 3-for-4 performance -- his second straight three-hit game -- while rocking a leadoff homer in the first inning.

  • 07/21/2015 | Santillan's pro career off to a solid start

    Antonio Santillan, an 18-year old from Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas, is not only learning about life as a professional baseball player, but also about life as an independent adult after the Reds selected him in the second round of the 2015 Draft.

  • 07/21/2015 | Kolek delivers career-high six innings for Class A Greensboro

    Marlins No. 1 prospect Tyler Kolek continued a strong stretch by tossing six shutout innings of one-hit ball for Class A Greensboro on Monday night.

  • 07/20/2015 | Toussaint tosses six no-hit innings for Class A Rome

    Monday night, Braves No. 4 prospect Touki Toussaint was unhittable. The 19-year-old allowed just three walks while striking out three over six innings during Class A Rome's extra-innings game.

  • 07/20/2015 | Top pick Swanson shows off character, not swing

    Dansby Swanson has accomplished a lot on a baseball field, but the No. 1 overall pick in last month's Draft still feels he has something to prove. First-round picks typically take batting practice on the field, but on Monday, Swanson's first full day in Arizona, he declined.

  • 07/20/2015 | Nola's debut reminiscent of Combs'

    The Phillies were playing out the string late in the 1989 season, on their way to 95 losses. The announced crowd for the game against the Pirates on Sept. 5 at Veterans Stadium -- 12,484 -- reflected that reality.

  • 07/20/2015 | Stewart homers in both games of Aberdeen's twin bill

    D.J. Stewart flipped a switch on Monday. The Orioles' first-round Draft pick had not collected a hit since July 12 before going 3-for-7 with two homers in Rookie League Aberdeen's doubleheader against Tri-City.

  • 07/20/2015 | Ellis placed on DL; prospect Barnes recalled

    Just a day after Yasmani Grandal had to exit a game after taking a foul ball off his mask, the Dodgers had to place catcher A.J. Ellis on the 15-day disabled list Monday with knee inflammation. They recalled Austin Barnes from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

  • 07/20/2015 | Nola arrives in Philly set to debut Tuesday

    Aaron Nola doesn't think he's going to have any trouble falling asleep tonight.

  • 07/20/2015 | Cardinals call up No. 1 prospect Piscotty

    Less than two weeks after first playing Stephen Piscotty at a new position, the Cardinals promoted their top prospect to the Majors before the start of Tuesday's series against the White Sox.

  • 07/20/2015 | Nats option Treinen, promote De Los Santos

    After a tough outing Sunday, Nationals right-hander Blake Treinen was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, while the team selected the contract of righty prospect Abel De Los Santos from Double-A Harrisburg. To make room for de Los Santos on the 40-man roster, outfielder Jayson Werth was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

  • 07/20/2015 | Medica has 2 HRs, 7 RBIs; Decker his 17th HR for Triple-A El Paso

    Tommy Medica hit two homers, including a grand slam, and Cody Decker and Jason Hagerty added homers Sunday as Triple-A El Paso swept a doubleheader in Fresno by identical 7-1 scores.

  • 07/02/2015 | Top international prospects signing breakdown

    With the international signing period open, here is a look at's Top 30 international prospects and which of them have agreed to terms with clubs.

  • 07/20/2015 | The Xu fits: O's, Chinese prospect make history

    In his first week at MLB's Development Center in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, in July 2010, Xu Guiyuan named MLB All-Star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki as his baseball idol, and coach Dave Palese ran with it. But now, five years later, the player nicknamed "Itchy Shoe" is running into history as the first player from MLB's three development centers in China to sign with a Major League club.

  • 07/20/2015 | Lindor showing veteran moxie during early trials

    The temptation to glance up at the scoreboard exists for every player. When they walk to the batter's box, their numbers are displayed in large type under bright lights for all to see. For a young player trying to make his way in the Majors for the first time, it is a difficult temptation to resist. Francisco Lindor has not been looking up at the board.

  • 07/20/2015 | Inbox: Will Cards deal outfielder before Deadline?

    Could the Cardinals turn their surplus of outfielders into an asset before the Trade Deadline? How is the club going to address the heavy workload of Carlos Martinez? Beat reporter Jenifer Langosch answers those questions and more in the latest Inbox.

  • 07/20/2015 | Giants headline Prospect Team of the Week

    The San Francisco Giants are red-hot at the big league level, winners of six in a row, bringing them closer to the Dodgers in the National League West. Evidently, there's some trickle-down effect.

  • 07/20/2015 | Scouting profile: Eduardo Rodriguez

    One can only imagine how difficult it was for the Baltimore Orioles to part with excellent left-handed-pitching prospec Eduardo Rodriguez in their July 2014 trade with the Red Sox for lefty relief specialist Andrew Miller. Miller helped the Orioles reach the postseason. Rodriguez could be a fixture in Boston's rotation for years to come.

  • 07/20/2015 | Top 5 Drafts: Updated after signing deadline

    How well a team did in the Draft can look significantly different from early June, right after the selections have been made, to mid-July, when the deadline for signing players arrives.

  • 07/20/2015 | Mets duo among top 10 prospect performers Sunday

    Two of the Mets' hottest prospects -- Gavin Cecchini and Michael Conforto -- continued their scorching ways in leading Double-A Binghamton to a 9-4 win over Trenton on Sunday.

  • 07/19/2015 | Yankees activate Beltran, option Refsnyder

    The Yankees knew on Saturday that they would likely reinstate outfielder Carlos Beltran from the disabled list on Sunday, but the extra time for internal discussion didn't make the corresponding roster move any easier to decide upon. It wasn't until nearly 90 minutes before game time Sunday that manager Joe Girardi announced that Rob Refsnyder has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

  • 07/18/2015 | Padres Minor League Report: July 18

    The promotion from low Single-A Fort Wayne to high Single-A Lake Elsinore hasn't slowed Nick Torres. Overall, the Padres' fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft is hitting .328 with 31 doubles, three triples and three homers, with 45 RBIs and 50 runs scored in 83 games.

  • 07/18/2015 | Yanks option Mitchell to Triple-A

    The Yankees optioned right-hander Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in an effort to stretch him out. In a corresponding roster move, the Yankees recalled righty Branden Pinder.

  • 07/18/2015 | Royals Minor League Report: July 17

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 07/18/2015 | Saladino's status uncertain with moves ahead

    Tyler Saladino's versatility across the infield might make him a difficult player to send back to the Minors when the White Sox opt for another reliever following the weekend Royals series.

  • 07/18/2015 | Rays draft pick Betts to undergo Tommy John

    On Saturday morning, the Rays officially annouced the signing of catcher Chris Betts, an announcement that also came with the news that their second-round pick of the 2015 Draft will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

  • 07/18/2015 | Reed nearly perfect for Class A Short Season Hillsboro

    D-backs prospect Cody Reed threw 6 2/3 perfect innings for Class A Hillsboro on Friday night, before giving up a two-out double in the seventh.

  • 07/18/2015 | Gonzales, Weaver among 10 top prospect performers Friday

    The Cardinals -- an organization long known for developing young pitching talent -- got two very encouraging outings from a pair of their top prospects on Friday night.

  • 07/17/2015 | Zimmer cracks first Double-A dinger

    Indians prospect Bradley Zimmer, the club's first-round pick in the 2014 Draft, went 2-for-3 with a homer for Akron on Friday night -- his first career Double-A home run.

  • 07/17/2015 | Almonte makes memorable Triple-A debut

    Right-hander Miguel Almonte, the Royals' No. 4 prospect, made his debut for Triple-A Omaha on Friday night, allowing just one run on one hit over five innings. Almonte threw 81 pitches -- 50 for strikes -- and struck out eight Nashville hitters, while walking one.

  • 07/17/2015 | Johnson slides into Buchholz's rotation spot

    Left-hander Brian Johnson, ranked by as the Red Sox's No. 5 prospect, will start and make his Major League debut on Tuesday against the Astros in Houston.

  • 07/17/2015 | Dodgers won't rush Olivera back to Triple-A

    There still is "no timetable" for when Hector Olivera will return to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said on Friday.

  • 07/20/2015 | Wesely shut down after partially torn UCL

    Angels pitching prospect Jonah Wesely knew something was wrong. Although the results were good, his arm just didn't feel the same. As the pain persisted, the worst was confirmed. Wesely had a partially torn UCL and would need Tommy John surgery

  • 07/17/2015 | Twins unable to sign Draft pick Cody

    The Twins couldn't come to terms with No. 73 overall pick Kyle Cody before Friday's 4 p.m. CT deadline, and will receive the No. 74 pick in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft as compensation for failing to sign him.

  • 07/17/2015 | Marlins wrap up Draft signings

    The Marlins signed four picks, including left-hander Justin Langley, and a free agent prior to Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline to finalize deals with their 2015 Draft choices.

  • 07/17/2015 | Phillies sign 31 of 40 Draft picks, including top 24

    The Phillies like the early returns of their 2015 Draft. Top pick Cornelius Randolph has played well with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Phillies. Other players selected in the top 10 have fared well, too. Overall, the Phillies signed 31 of 40 selections, and their top 24 selections overall.

  • 07/17/2015 | Cardinals sign 15 of top 16 Draft picks

    The deadline to sign players selected in this year's MLB Draft passed on Friday at 4 p.m. CT with the Cardinals having signed 32 of the 44 players they selected, including 15 of their top 16 picks.

  • 07/17/2015 | Brewers reach deal with comp pick Kirby

    The Brewers announced before Friday's signing deadline of 4 p.m. CT that they have signed left-hander Nathan Kirby, their Competitive Balance Round A selection in this year's MLB Draft.

  • 07/17/2015 | Girardi giving Refsnyder chance to show value

    Manager Joe Girardi and the Yankees have been pleased with what they've seen out of second baseman Rob Refsnyder, so on Friday night against the Mariners, they continued to give him the chance to prove himself. In the Yanks' 4-3 win, Refsnyder seized that opportunity again and impressed Girardi with his defense despite going 0-for-2 at the plate.

  • 06/12/2015 | 2015 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker

    Get a complete breakdown of which 2015 Draft picks from the first 10 rounds agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments.

  • 07/17/2015 | D-backs strike deal with No. 1 pick Swanson

    Just before Friday's signing deadline of 2 p.m. MST, the D-backs announced that they have agreed to terms with shortstop Dansby Swanson, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's Draft.

  • 07/17/2015 | Draft deadline drama: D-backs sign Swanson

    For the second straight year, there was some drama involving the No. 1 pick in the Draft on signing deadline day. This time, however, the team that took him got its man, as the D-backs agreed to a $6.5 million deal with Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson.

  • 07/17/2015 | Rangers place Corporan on DL, recall Telis

    The Rangers placed catcher Carlos Corporan on the disabled list because of a sprained left thumb he originally injured during practice Thursday.

  • 07/17/2015 | Prospect Montas called up for doubleheader

    Frankie Montas' reaction was somewhat predictable when he found out about being called up to the White Sox for Friday's doubleheader against the Royals to start the second half of the 2015 season. Shock, and then excitement.

  • 07/17/2015 | What to expect from Nola in Major Leagues

    When the Philadelphia Phillies took Aaron Nola with the seventh pick of the 2014 Draft, they were hopeful he'd be the type of college starting pitcher who made it quickly to the Major Leagues. The right-hander, who is ranked No. 28 on's Top 100 Prospects list, is poised to make his debut in Philadelphia vs. the Rays on Tuesday, so it turns out they were right.

  • 07/17/2015 | Royals Minor League Report: July 16

    An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

  • 07/17/2015 | O's second-rounder Hughes opts to attend college

    A few hours in advance of today's 5 p.m. ET Draft signing deadline, Orioles second-round pick Jonathan Hughes has announced that he'll attend Georgia Tech rather than turn pro.

  • 07/17/2015 | Top Phils pitching prospect Nola to debut Tuesday

    Aaron Nola, the Phillies' top pitching prospect, will make his Major League debut when the right-hander starts against the Rays on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

  • 07/17/2015 | Velasquez jumps to top of fantasy prospect list

    Every week, the 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 <a href="">the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list</a>, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.

  • 07/17/2015 | Rays sign second-round Draft pick Betts

    The Rays have signed Chris Betts, the slugging high school catcher from Long Beach, Calif., they selected with their second pick (52nd overall) in the 2015 Draft.

  • 07/17/2015 | Williams among 10 top prospect performers Thursday

    Nick Williams is on a tear through the Texas League. The Rangers' No. 7 prospect connected for a pair of solo homers Thursday as Double-A Frisco blanked Corpus Christi, 7-0.

  • 07/16/2015 | Glasnow turns in dominant outing for Double-A Altoona

    Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow has officially returned to form. The Bucs' No. 1 prospect struck out a season-high nine batters and allowed only three hits over seven scoreless innings as Double-A Altoona beat Richmond, 5-0, on Thursday night.

  • 07/16/2015 | Prospect Kopech suspended 50 games

    Red Sox Minor League pitcher Michael Kopech was handed a 50-game suspension without pay Thursday for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 07/16/2015 | 10 prospects poised to impact pennant races

    The second half of the Major League season kicks off on Friday and while it's probably safe to already call 2015 the "Year of the Prospect," there are still many more guys in the Minor Leaguers who could potentially get called up

  • 07/16/2015 | Schwarber shines in return to Major Leagues

    When Kyle Schwarber was called up to the big leagues in June, he knew it was a six-day stint and then he'd be headed back to the Minor Leagues. On Friday, he was promoted again, and this time, he's being asked to help get the team to the playoffs.

  • 07/16/2015 | Inbox: Is Reed a future presence for Astros?

    Jonathan Mayo answers questions about Houston's No. 10 prospect A.J. Reed, the Phillies' system, top Draft pick Dansby Swanson and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.

  • 07/16/2015 | Peterson among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    D.J. Peterson is no stranger to grand slams - - he hit three of them in 2013 alone - - but his four-run blast during Jackson's 9-6 win over Mobile was his first in slice of salami in 141 games at the Double-A level.

  • 07/16/2015 | HR derby decides Eastern League All-Star Game

    Phillies prospect Brian Pointer won the Eastern League All-Star Game with a home run in the 11th round of a shootout-style derby.

  • 07/16/2015 | International League comes back in ninth for 4-3 victory

    Peter O'Brien nearly played the hero on his 25th birthday. A clutch two-run homer provided a late lead, but the International League rallied for three runs in the ninth to snag a 4-3 win in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

  • 07/16/2015 | Standout prospects from the Triple-A All-Star Game

    A handful of players in Wednesday night's Triple-A All-Star Game in Omaha, Neb., showed skills and tools that could ultimately help their big league club as their development progresses.

  • 07/15/2015 | Texas prospect Thompson ties Pan-Am K's mark

    Rangers prospect Jake Thompson, currently on the Double-A Frisco roster, struck out a record-tying 10 batters in seven shutout innings for Team USA in its 6-0 victory over Nicaragua in the Pan-American Games on Wednesday.

  • 07/15/2015 | No. 1 overall pick Swanson remains unsigned

    With the Draft signing deadline quickly approaching, the D-backs have yet to sign first-round pick Dansby Swanson, who they selected with the No. 1 overall pick.

  • 07/15/2015 | Source: White Sox to promote prospect Montas

    Right-hander Frankie Montas, the White Sox No. 2 prospect, will be promoted to the Major Leagues for Friday's doubleheader against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field, according to a source. The club has not confirmed the move.

  • 07/15/2015 | Scorching Moncada hits inside-the-park homer

    Boston's top prospect Yoan Moncada is on a roll, hitting a homer in his third straight game. This time, however, was an inside-the-park job.

  • 07/15/2015 | First-rounder Buehler among unsigned Draftees

    The Dodgers have until Friday to sign their remaining Draft picks, which include three of the first eight players they selected.

  • 07/15/2015 | Yanks sign top Draft pick Kaprielian

    The Yankees have signed James Kaprielian, their top selection in the 2015 MLB Draft.

  • 07/10/2015 | Who's still unsigned as 5 ET deadline nears?

    With the clock ticking toward today's 5 p.m. ET Draft signing deadline, No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson has yet to appear at a news conference with a smile on his face and a D-backs jersey on his back. But don't expect a repeat of 2014, when Brady Aiken became just the third top choice in 50 Drafts not to sign.

  • 07/15/2015 | Moncada among 10 top prospect performers Tuesday

    Class A Greenville leaned on Yoan Moncada's bat to survive a 7-6 victory over Augusta on Tuesday night. The No. 1 Red Sox prospect kicked off the Drive's win with a two-run shot in the first inning, and finished 2-for-5.

  • 07/14/2015 | Garcia continues torrid stretch for GreenJackets

    If you thought Aramis Garcia was finished hitting home runs, you were wrong. The catcher swatted dingers in consecutive games on Thursday and Friday before going 0-for-4 on Saturday and 2-for-4 with two singles on Sunday.

  • 07/14/2015 | Giants, Bickford making strong impressions

    First impressions aren't everything, but a good one is always a positive sign. When it comes to strong, positive first impressions, the one the Giants made on Phil Bickford ranks near the top.

  • 07/14/2015 | Asencio has two HRs, all six RBIs for Double-A San Antonio

    Left fielder Yeison Asencio drove in all six San Antonio runs with a pair of homers, including a grand slam, Monday afternoon as the Double-A Missions defeated Tulsa 6-5 in San Antonio.

  • 07/14/2015 | Ynoa, Meisner among 10 top prospect performers Monday

    Two Mets pitching prospects turned in standout performances on Monday night. No. 11 prospect Gabriel Ynoa continued a recent trend of going deep into ballgames.

  • 07/14/2015 | Barreto's consistent bat pays off for Ports

    Franklin Barreto was nearly perfect for the Ports during Double-A Stockton's 7-2 win over Lake Elsinore on Monday night.

  • 07/14/2015 | Orioles prospect Alvarez wins Triple-A Derby

    It may not have had the same intensity or panache as the exciting new format and conclusion of the Major League event, but the Triple-A Home Run Derby on Monday night had drama and excitement right to the end.

  • 07/13/2015 | Ascenio knocks in career-high 6 RBIs

    Double-A San Antonio came away with a 6-5 victory over Tulsa on Monday afternoon thanks to one man: Yeison Asencio.

  • 07/13/2015 | Phillies Minor League Review: July 6-12

    Phillies Minor League Review: July 6-12

  • 07/13/2015 | Torres, Schulz pace Single-A Lake Elsinore homer barrage

    Left fielder Nick Torres fell a single short of a cycle in his second game with high Single-A Lake Elsinore, and right fielder Nick Schulz connected on his sixth homer in five games, as five players homered for the Storm in their 11-7 win at Stockton Sunday.

  • 07/13/2015 | Astros' Reed leads Prospect Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

  • 07/12/2015 | Jimenez brings heat on Futures' big stage

    As one of the youngest pitchers in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, 20-year-old Joe Jimenez goes against the track record of the Tigers, who tend to promote mid- to upper-level prospects for the event -- a 10-1 victory for the U.S. team Sunday.

  • 07/12/2015 | Bell shows off power with Futures Game HR

    A year after serving as a U.S. Team outfielder in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, Josh Bell started at first base and, after striking out in his first at-bat, blasted a two-run, fourth-inning home run to help the U.S. to a four-run lead and eventual 10-1 win.

  • 07/12/2015 | Refsnyder relishes first hit, first homer

    Before Rob Refsnyder clubbed his first Major League home run, before the hugs from teammates, the souvenirs and the elated calls to family members, the Yankees' second baseman was just a rookie who had gone hitless in his first five at-bats. But in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Red Sox, Refsnyder found the spark he needed to deliver his first Major League hit and home run in the same afternoon.

  • 07/12/2015 | Newcomb's progress apparent at Futures Game

    The fastball jumped out of his left hand at 96 mph, the curveball was sharp, the delivery was clean and it all came out of a 6-foot-5, 245-pound frame that made the spectators at the Futures Game wonder what so many others have over the last 12 months: How did the industry take so long to learn about Sean Newcomb?

  • 07/12/2015 | Top 10 Futures Game moments

    From offensive firepower to stellar defense, from solid pitching to outstanding speed, this year's Futures Game is one for the record books. Here's a look at the top 10 moments from the game.

  • 07/12/2015 | Dodgers prospect Farmer gets taste of Future

    It was all strikeouts for Dodgers prospects Kyle Farmer and Juan Gonzalez at the SirusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday -- Farmer, a catcher, struck out twice, while Gonzalez fanned the only two batters he faced.

  • 07/12/2015 | Futures MVP Schwarber is talk of 2 towns

    Kyle Schwarber's name was a hot topic Sunday. Not just here at Great American Ball Park, where more than 100 friends and family members from his nearby hometown watched him win MVP honors at baseball's premier prospects showcase. But also a few hundred miles away at Wrigley Field, where the Cubs entered the All-Star break with a bit of a catching conundrum.

  • 07/12/2015 | Starter Giolito, Turner shine in U.S. rout of World

    Nationals top-ranked prospect Lucas Giolito might be the best pitching prospect on earth right now, but he blushes when that's suggested to him. There have been too many challenges, too many criticisms thrown in Giolito's path for the No. 4 overall prospect and top-ranked pitcher overall to grow complacent.

  • 07/12/2015 | Marte's rise continues in Futures Game

    Mariners infield prospect Ketel Marte, whose progress was derailed by a broken thumb last season, is making up for lost time. He went 2-for-2 with an RBI from the leadoff spot for the World Team in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

  • 07/12/2015 | Berrios eyes Majors after 2nd Futures start

    Jose Berrios is turning the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game into part of his rotation. After back-to-back starts for the World team, he'd probably rather not qualify for next year's event.

  • 07/12/2015 | Perdomo performs on Futures Game stage

    Trying so hard to impress the scouts that were scouring the Dominican Republic for talent five years ago, Luis Perdomo was too occupied with his swing to let the suggestion sink in.

  • 07/12/2015 | Appel shows growing confidence at Futures

    His fastball sat consistently in the 97-98 mph range. His breaking stuff was impressive. He challenged hitters, too, throwing strikes, showing confidence in his stuff. All in all, it was everything the Houston Astros could have hoped for.

  • 07/12/2015 | Davies gets out of jam in U.S. rout of World

    Orioles No. 4 prospect Zach Davies admitted he was surprised when he was told he'd be part of the 2015 SirusXM All-Star Futures Game, but he made the most of his brief stint in action on Sunday.

  • 07/12/2015 | Six Futures Game players to watch

    The star power on the field at Great American Ball Park made a warm day even warmer. The USA beat the World Team 10-1. There are several players who especially caught my eye.

  • 07/12/2015 | Prospects revel in playing at Reds' home park

    Cincinnati's three prospects -- outfielders Kyle Waldrop and Yorman Rodriguez and pitcher Amir Garrett -- had the chance Sunday afternoon to give the fans at Great American Ball Park a sneak preview of what they might bring one day in a Reds uniform.

  • 07/12/2015 | Margot, Devers show skills in Futures Game

    Outfielder Manuel Margot and third baseman Rafael Devers wore the Red Sox logo on their sleeves for the World Team in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Margot went 0-for-2 with a strikeout, while Devers grounded out in his only at-bat in a 10-1 loss to the U.S. Team.

  • 07/12/2015 | Judge, Sanchez collect hits in Futures Game

    The Yankees' organization showcased two of its brightest prospects on opposite sides of Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, as slugging outfielder Aaron Judge suited up for the U.S. Team and promising catcher Gary Sanchez saw his name in the starting lineup for the World Team.

  • 07/12/2015 | Future now? Statcast tracks Conforto's cannon

    Of course, Michael Conforto has heard the calls for his promotion. He's heard rumors that his face graces the side of at least one bus in Brooklyn, where he once played. He understands his burgeoning fame in a different New York City borough starved for power, for average, for any sort of hitting. Conforto believes he can provide that.

  • 07/12/2015 | Story, Tapia make big impact in Futures Game

    Rockies prospects Trevor Story and Raimel Tapia made significant impacts during Sunday's Sirius XM Futures Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

  • 07/12/2015 | Kemp showcases talent at Futures Game

    And that's why the Houston Astros love Tony Kemp. In one afternoon, it was all on display.

  • 07/12/2015 | Arcia offers spectacular glimpse of what's ahead

    Brewers top prospect Orlando Arcia represented the club in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, and the shortstop showcased sparkling fielding.

  • 07/12/2015 | Huang rises to stage in Futures Game

    Almost a year ago, Wei-Chieh Huang was pitching in obscurity at a famous college in Taiwan. On Sunday, he suited up for the World and shined.

  • 07/12/2015 | Snell, Shaffer show promise at Futures Game

    There's only one way to describe how Tampa Bay prospect Blake Snell felt as he was in the midst of a scoreless-innings streak that finally ended at 49 in late May.

  • 07/12/2015 | Schwarber's 2-run triple jump-starts U.S. rout

    Get used to seeing many of these names and players in a Major League ballpark -- some sooner than later. Several prospects represented themselves and their organizations well in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game as the U.S. Team rolled to a 10-1 victory over the World Team before an announced crowd of 43,661 fans at Great American Ball Park.

  • 07/12/2015 | Garcia continues growth in Futures Game

    This day symbolized his growth as both a player and a person. Strip everything else away, and that's the bottom line. Marlins prospect Jarlin Garcia had another learning experience on Sunday afternoon when he allowed three earned runs in 1 2/3 innings for the World Team at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park.

  • 07/12/2015 | Bucs recall Boscan from Triple-A Indy

    Right-hander Wilfredo Boscan was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates prior to their Sunday night game against St. Louis.

  • 07/12/2015 | Albies showcases talents at Futures Game

    Ozhaino Albies might provide the casual baseball fan reason to wonder why the small kid has drawn so much fanfare. But it doesn't usually take Albies long to convince his doubters that he is more than capable of being an elite player.

  • 07/12/2015 | Labourt tosses perfect frame in Futures Game

    Jairo Labourt had never been to a big league stadium before he checked into Great American Ball Park on Sunday as a member of the World Team for the SiriusXm All-Star Futures Game.

  • 07/12/2015 | Crawford has RBI single in Futures Game

    Shortstop J.P. Crawford, the Phillies No. 1 prospect according to, and right-hander Aaron Nola, ranked second, were teammates again Sunday at the SiriusXm All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park.

  • 07/12/2015 | Beede escapes jam in Futures Game

    Tyler Beede didn't flinch or buckle Sunday when he found himself in a tough spot during the SiriusXM Futures Game at the Great American Ball Park.

  • 07/12/2015 | Montas displays velocity in Futures Game

    Though White Sox prospect Frankie Montas did pop his fastball to 101 mph in the Futures Game, it wasn't the outing he was hoping for: two-thirds of an inning, four hits and three earned runs.

  • 07/12/2015 | Futures Game is 'fuel to the fire' for Edwards

    Cubs top-ranked prospect Carl Edwards Jr. entered the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in the eighth inning with a nine-run lead, and he avoided trouble to escape without a run on his line in the 10-1 U.S. victory.

  • 07/12/2015 | No break for rising star Olivera

    Hector Olivera, the Cuban signed by the Dodgers in the spring, will continue to rehab a hamstring injury during the All-Star break in advance of a potential callup to the Majors in the second half.

  • 07/12/2015 | Futures Game BP a display of raw power

    On a humid afternoon at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, I watched an amazing display of power during the All-Star Futures Game batting practice sessions.

  • 07/12/2015 | Williams helps U.S. to Futures victory

    Left fielder Nick Williams, ranked seventh in the Rangers' system by, laced a sixth-inning RBI single shortly after checking into the U.S. Team's eventual 10-1 victory in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park.

  • 07/12/2015 | Rea closes out US win in Futures Game

    For a late bloomer of sorts, Padres pitching prospect Colin Rea had no problem waiting around for his chance to pitch in Sunday's SiriusXM Futures Game.

  • 07/08/2015 | Futures Game schedule of events

    Futures Game schedule of events

  • 07/12/2015 | Yerzy, Washington advance in High School HR Derby

    For the second straight year, a Canadian and a Texas high school hitter will get the chance to swing for the fences as part of the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head &amp; Shoulders on Monday night. Andrew Yerzy from Toronto and Ron Washington Jr. from Missouri City, Texas, emerged from the preliminary portion of the 2015 High School Select Home Run Derby held at Great American Ball Park on Sunday morning, earning the chance to be a part of the Major League festivities on Monday.

  • 07/11/2015 | Johnson gets first call to The Show

    Lefty prospect Brian Johnson was rewarded for his strong season at Triple-A by getting called up to the Red Sox before Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Yankees.

  • 07/11/2015 | Futures Game starting lineups, pitching order

    The starting lineups, pitching order and reserves for the U.S. and World teams in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game.

  • 07/11/2015 | Saladino stoked over first hit, RBI off Lester

    There was an honest attempt made by Tyler Saladino to describe his first Major League hit coming in the first inning of a 5-1 White Sox victory over the Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

  • 07/11/2015 | Yanks prospect Refsnyder impresses in debut

    Rob Refsnyder is the latest member of the Yankees' youth brigade to receive a chance, joining the club on Saturday to make his Major League debut at Fenway Park. Rated as the Yankees' No. 5 prospect by, Refsnyder went 0-for-3 in a 5-3 loss to the Red Sox, batting ninth and playing second base.

  • 07/11/2015 | No ligament damage, but Buchholz on DL

    An MRI showed no ligament damage in Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz's right elbow, but he has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right flexor.

  • 07/11/2015 | Buxton (thumb) active in limited workouts

    Twins center fielder Byron Buxton said there's still inflammation in his sprained left thumb, but that it's getting better and he'll find out more about his status during the All-Star break.

  • 07/11/2015 | Iglesias activated, Rodriguez optioned to Triple-A

    Prior to Saturday afternoon's contest, the Reds optioned outfielder Yorman Rodriguez to Triple-A Louisville, as right-hander Raisel Iglesias was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list to start in place of Anthony DeSclafani (gluteal tightness).

  • 07/11/2015 | Young stars set for high school homer derby

    Who will be the two high schoolers to emerge from this year's High School Select Home Run Derby that will get to participate in Monday's big league Gillette Home Run Derby? Tune in to on Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET to find out.

  • 07/11/2015 | Dodgers' Urias returns strong in rehab start

    Dodgers prospect Julio Urias returned to the mound Friday night and was, in a word, dominant.

  • 07/11/2015 | Rangers' Williams goes 7-for-7 in Frisco twin bill

    Rangers No. 7 prospect Nick Williams went 3-for-3 with two runs in the first game of a twin bill on Saturday night and then one-upped himself in the nightcap with a 4-for-4 performance that included a homer. Overall, he was 7-for-7 with three runs and two RBIs.

  • 07/10/2015 | Injury knocks Kepler from Futures Game

    Prospect Max Kepler was scratched from Sunday's 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park with a sore left shoulder, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.

  • 07/10/2015 | Refsnyder making big league debut today

    The Yankees are ready to take a closer look at Rob Refsnyder, and the touted infielder is scheduled to make his Major League debut on Saturday against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

  • 06/25/2015 | Futures teams loaded with Top 100 Prospects

    A quick look at last year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game rosters should provide enough motivation to tune in to the prospect-laden game on All-Star Sunday, July 12, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

  • 07/10/2015 | LF Torres hits two doubles to claim Midwest League lead

    Catch up on what's happening in the Minors.

  • 07/10/2015 | Saladino called up, plugged in at third base

    Tyler Saladino knew he would make his Major League debut when he got the call on Thursday morning. But he didn't know he would be starting at third base until he walked in the door to the White Sox clubhouse three hours before the first pitch.

  • 07/10/2015 | Which Futures Gamer will be an All-Star first?

    It might seem as if all of baseball's future is in the present, what with 11 of the top 15 guys from's initial 2015 Top 100 Prospects list having already seen time in the big leagues this season. But not <i>every</i> intriguing young player has graduated to the next level, and the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will give us a good glimpse of the next wave.

  • 07/10/2015 | Clark hits for cycle in seventh pro game

    In just his seventh pro game, Brewers 2015 first-round Draft pick Trent Clark hit for the cycle for Milwaukee's Arizona League squad.

  • 07/10/2015 | Fulmer among 10 top prospect performers Thursday

    Mets No. 12 prospect Michael Fulmer continues to dominate for Double-A Binghamton. The 6-foot-3 right-hander gave up one unearned run while striking out seven in seven innings as the B-Mets defeated New Britain, 2-1.

  • 07/10/2015 | Severino tops list of fantasy prospects in Minors

    Every week, the 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.

  • 07/10/2015 | Shaffer's two homers help power Triple-A Durham

    Rays No. 20 prospect Richie Shaffer was a perfect 4-for-4 with two home runs in Triple-A Durham's 10-8 win over Charlotte, pushing his season total to 21 round trippers.

  • 07/10/2015 | Scouting profile: Cody Bellinger

    Cody Bellinger is a lanky 6-foot-4, 180-pound left-handed-hitting and throwing first baseman in the Dodgers' organization who is No. 17 on the Dodgers' Top 30 Prospects list.

  • 07/09/2015 | Phils sign 16-year-old international free agent

    It will take a few years, but the Phillies think they found a big-time power hitter in Jhailyn Ortiz. The Phillies announced Thursday they had officially signed the 16-year-old right fielder to a Minor League contract. Sources told the deal is worth about $4.2 million.

  • 07/09/2015 | Guerrieri hurls four no-hit innings for Stone Crabs

    For a young pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery, success comes in small doses. Rays No. 8 prospect Taylor Guerrieri has been working with shortened pitch counts all season, unable to be the hurler that goes deep into games.

  • 07/09/2015 | Jenkins shuts down Norfolk in his Triple-A debut

    Tyrell Jenkins is pitching on another level this year; just ask him. "This has been the best season I've had as a professional by far," Jenkins told after Triple-A Gwinnett's 1-0 win over Norfolk on Thursday.

  • 07/09/2015 | Mariners place Furbush on 15-day DL

    Left-hander Charlie Furbush, a stalwart member of the Mariners' bullpen the past four seasons, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with left biceps tendinitis.

  • 06/24/2014 | Flashing back through Futures Game history

    A look back at some of the top plays and players in the history of the Futures Game.

  • 07/09/2015 | Dodgers, Giants favorites to sign top international prospect Martinez

    It's uncertain when the 20-year-old Martinez, ranked No. 1 on's Top 30 International Prospects, will sign, but several teams remain in the competition to ink the prospect.

  • 07/09/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: What would a dream Draft using hindsight look like?

    Jim Callis discusses what the 2005, 2007 and 2010 Drafts would look like with hindsight and potential sleepers that were drafted this year by the Astros.

  • 07/09/2015 | Top prospect Arcia has intensity of game-changer

    In a season where the Brewers have struggled at the big league level, top prospect Orlando Arcia offers them hope down the road at a position where talent is rare around the league.

  • 07/09/2015 | Scouting report: Brett Phillips

    Brett Phillips of Seminole (Fla.) High School was a fourth-round pick in 2012. He is moving right along in the organization, and he has a chance to be a solid Major League outfielder.

  • 07/09/2015 | Gallo among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    Two Texas prospects with Major League experience helped Triple-A Round Rock take down New Orleans, 6-0, on Wednesday night.

  • 07/09/2015 | Scouting report: Andrew Heaney

    This past December was a whirlwind time in the life of left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney. On December 11 he was part of a seven-player transaction that saw him traded by the Miami Marlins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. That same day he was traded by the Dodgers to the Los Angeles Angels for highly regarded second baseman Howie Kendrick.

  • 07/09/2015 | Appel turns in his best outing for Triple-A Fresno

    Mark Appel turned in his best Triple-A performance Wednesday night, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings in Fresno's 4-0 win over Sacramento.

  • 07/08/2015 | Unhittable: Cosart tosses 5 no-hit innings in win

    Jake Cosart's path to pro ball may have been less traditional than most college players, but he made the game look easy on Wednesday.

  • 07/08/2015 | Dodgers sign Draft picks Sborz, Pfeifer

    The Dodgers announced the signings of draftees right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz from the University of Virginia (Compensation Round 2B) and left-handed pitcher Philip Pfeifer from Vanderbilt University (third round).

  • 07/08/2015 | Cards call up Johnson, but Piscotty lurking

    On Wednesday, the Cardinals called up Dan Johnson from Memphis to play first base, and he contributed right away, but top prospect Stephen Piscotty is not long for the Minors.

  • 07/08/2015 | Cuba fighting for relevancy, Serie Nacional

    Once among the most feared baseball teams in international circles, the Cuban baseball stars are now a group fighting to stay competitive and a way to save their Serie Nacional, the island's top league, while the landscape of sports and politics changes around them.

  • 07/08/2015 | Tigers send Ryan to Triple-A, recall Farmer

    Kyle Ryan's third straight early exit led to an early flight back east Wednesday, when he was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo. Taking his roster spot is No. 3 Tigers prospect Buck Farmer, who made a spot start for Detroit on June 24 at Cleveland.

  • 07/08/2015 | Int'l prospect Fox eager to make mark in bigs

    There have been just six players from the Bahamas to ever play in the Major Leagues, none of which have been able to make a major impact. But Lucius Fox is hoping to change that.

  • 07/08/2015 | No. 3 prospect Walker gets shot for Orioles

    In an effort to keep him in a routine, the Orioles optioned starter Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk after Tuesday's start. The player who replaced him is No. 3 prospect Christian Walker, who started on Wednesday as the team's designated hitter.

  • 07/08/2015 | Uter brings intensity from football days to the diamond

    Dodgers prospect Kam Uter had to give up his football career to begin his professional baseball career, but he didn't abandon everything he learned on a football field.

  • 07/08/2015 | Johnson among 10 top prospect performers Tuesday

    White Sox No. 4 prospect Micah Johnson and No. 9 prospect Matt Davidson teamed up to power Triple-A Charlotte to a 17-6 blowout win over Durham.

  • 07/07/2015 | D-backs agree with second-rounder Young

    The D-backs have agreed to terms with 2015 second-round Draft pick Alex Young, who was the 43rd overall selection.

  • 07/07/2015 | Sanchez remains hot for Double-A Trenton

    Gary Sanchez is on fire for Double-A Trenton. The Yankees' No. 7 prospect went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Thunder's 8-6 win over New Hampshire on Tuesday.

  • 07/08/2015 | Worth the wait: Shaw notches first hit

    Bouncing between Triple-A Pawtucket and the Red Sox this season, Travis Shaw kept envisioning what it would be like to get his first Major League hit.

  • 07/07/2015 | Tarpley tosses rain-shortened no-hitter

    Class A West Virginia got its second no-hitter of the season, and this time, it won the game. Pirates No. 23 prospect Stephen Tarpley gave up just one walk in six otherwise clean innings before rain ended the contest early.

  • 07/08/2015 | Early success runs in Correa family

    The typical expectations of age don't seem to apply to Carlos Correa's family. His father, Carlos Sr., began working construction at the age of 13 and married Carlos' mother, Sandybel, when he was 16 and she was 14. Carlos Jr. was born two years later, and he began helping his father on job sites when he was just 8.

  • 07/07/2015 | Lindor robs fellow SS prospect Correa of hit

    It was a battle between the two top shortstop prospects in baseball on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. The Indians' Francisco Lindor vs. the Astros' Carlos Correa. In this instance, it was Lindor who came out on top.

  • 07/07/2015 | Schwarber has tremendous game for Iowa

    Kyle Schwarber has been hitting consistently for Triple-A Iowa since getting sent down from the big leagues on June 23, but he had yet to provide an ultra-powerful day at the plate until Tuesday.

  • 07/07/2015 | Reds to recall Holmberg for Thursday start

    The Reds revealed on Tuesday that left-handed pitcher David Holmberg will be recalled from Triple-A Louisville to start on Thursday vs. the Marlins.

  • 07/07/2015 | Braves' 1st-rounder Allard remains unsigned

    Left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard stands as the only of the Braves' first 25 selections who has not signed. Every player selected in this year's Draft has until July 17 to sign. If an agreement is not reached by this time, the Braves would receive the 15th overall selection in next year's Draft and Allard would have the choice to either honor his commitment to UCLA or extend his amateur career elsewhere.

  • 07/07/2015 | Cuban pitching prospect Gutierrez a free agent

    Right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez, 19, was declared a free agent Tuesday by Major League Baseball and is eligible to sign during the current international signing period that began Thursday.

  • 07/07/2015 | Devers, Chavis among 10 top prospect performers Monday

    A couple of Top 10 Red Sox prospects helped Class A Greenville to an 8-7 win over Savannah on Monday.

  • 07/07/2015 | Reed fans career-high 10 for Hillsboro

    D-backs NO. 17 prospect Cody Reed posted his best performance of the year Monday, scattering three hits and notching a career-high 10 strikeouts in six shutout innings as Class A Short Season Hillsboro took down Everett, 2-1.

  • 07/06/2015 | Giolito fans 10 in 6 innings for Potomac

    A rain delay may have cut Lucas Giolito's night short for Class A Adavanced Potomac, but fans still got a show from baseball's No. 4 overall prospect.

  • 07/06/2015 | Moya cracks two solo dingers for Mud Hens

    This weekend could have been Steven Moya's chance to get back to the bigs. Instead, he's been showing off his power with Triple-A Toledo.

  • 07/06/2015 | Amaro: Phils pleased with Rollins trade

    The Phillies only truly began their rebuilding process last December, when they traded Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers for a pair of Minor League pitchers.

  • 07/07/2015 | Amaro: Pitching prospect Nola 'close' to bigs

    Aaron Nola remains the Phillies' closest pitching prospect to the big leagues, especially with the rotation consistently struggling to pitch six innings. It would not be a surprise to see him with the Phillies before the end of the month.

  • 07/06/2015 | Phillies Minor League Review: June 29-July 5

    Phillies Minor League Review: June 29-July 5

  • 07/06/2015 | Reds call up Y. Rodriguez, option J. Smith

    After three rough starts, the Reds optioned starting pitcher Josh Smith to Double-A Pensacola and recalled outfielder Yorman Rodriguez from Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

  • 07/06/2015 | A's get Kurcz from Braves for int'l bonus slot

    The Braves and A's completed a trade Monday, with Oakland receiving right-handed pitcher Aaron Kurcz in exchange for the International Bonus Pool Slot No. 113.

  • 07/06/2015 | Marlins hurlers headline Prospect Team of the Week

    This week's Prospect Team of the Week shows there might be more on the way. Lefty Adam Conley made his big league debut in early June and if his two starts for the week of June 29-July 5 is any indication, he's ready for another crack at it. He's joined on the PTOW staff by righty Austin Brice, who's one step behind Conley in Double-A, giving the Marlins a pitching sweep.

  • 07/05/2015 | Harvey, Garcia making rehab progress

    Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey, who was shut down in mid-May because of tightness in his right elbow was slated to start a throwing program on Sunday. O's manager Buck Showalter wasn't sure about the exact details, but Harvey being ready to throw is certainly good news for the club.

  • 07/04/2015 | Matheny's shakeup pays off with Pham at top

    Outfielder Tommy Pham, summoned from Triple-A on Friday as part of the Cardinals' quest for offense, slid into the top spot of the order, where he doubled and scored the tying run in the sixth and then came home as the winning run in the Cardinals' 2-1 final-at-bat win over the Padres on Saturday.

  • 07/04/2015 | Pham fuels Cards' skid-busting win vs. Padres

    The Cardinals' offense didn't exactly break out on Saturday, but it did enough to snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Padres in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium.

  • 07/04/2015 | Nunez among 10 top prospect performers Friday

    Oakland's farm system produced some pop on Friday night. At Double-A Midland, No. 4 prospect Renato Nunez ran his hitting streak to nine games while bashing a home run.

  • 07/04/2015 | Twins option Meyer to Triple-A

    The Twins optioned top pitching prospect Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester after Friday's 3-2 loss to the Royals to make room for right-hander Ervin Santana, who returns on Saturday from his 80-game suspension for the use of a performance-enhancing drug.

  • 07/03/2015 | Gallo launches first Triple-A home run

    Joey Gallo had plenty of big hits during his 25-game stint with the Texas Rangers, but the club sent him down earlier this week to work on his game with Triple-A Round Rock.

  • 07/03/2015 | Mets don't plan to rush Conforto to Majors

    Desperate for offense, the Mets have discussed calling up last year's top Draft pick, outfielder Michael Conforto, who has been thriving at Double-A Binghamton since an early-season promotion. But the team has no plans to debut Conforto anytime soon, general manager Sandy Alderson said.

  • 07/03/2015 | Braves add two highly touted international free agents

    The Braves agreed to terms with two International free agents from the Dominican Republic on Friday, shortstop Derian Cruz and outfielder Cristian Pache.

  • 07/03/2015 | White Sox make international splash

    The White Sox introduced the future Thursday, unveiling four Dominican prospects during the first day of the international signing period.

  • 07/03/2015 | Hernia surgery likely to end Taillon's season

    Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon was nearing another milestone in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week, preparing to pitch for one of Pittsburgh's Minor League affiliates for the first time since 2013. Now, it appears Taillon has lost another season. The Bucs' No. 2 prospect is expected to have surgery late next week to repair an inguinal hernia, the Pirates announced Friday, likely sidelining him for the rest of the season.

  • 07/04/2015 | Sano delivers Major firsts for Twins' offense

    Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with his first career RBI and his first career run, but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss in 10 innings. Twins manager Paul Molitor, however, was impressed with what he saw from the 22-year-old rookie.

  • 07/03/2015 | Angels acquire catcher Lopez from Cubs

    The Angels used the remainder of their international free-agent slot money Friday, sending $149,700 and left-handed pitcher Manuel Rondon to the Cubs in exchange for catcher Rafael Lopez.

  • 07/02/2015 | Cubs reach deals with 5 of top 30 int'l prospects

    According to industry sources, the Cubs have agreed to terms with shortstop Yonathan Perlaza, ranked No. 13 on's Top 30 International Prospects list, for $1.3 million, outfielder Yonathan Sierra Estiwal, ranked No. 16, for $2.5 million, shortstop Aramis Ademan, ranked No. 19, for $2 million, Panamanian catcher Miguel Amaya, ranked No. 25, for a deal worth $1.25 million and third baseman Christopher Martinez, ranked No. 28, for $1 million.

  • 07/03/2015 | White Sox sign first-round pick Fulmer

    The White Sox and No. 8 overall pick Carson Fulmer, a righty from Vanderbilt, agreed Friday to a Minors deal with a $3.47 million bonus.

  • 07/03/2015 | Callis conducts hypothetical Draft

    I've critiqued how teams have fared in the Draft for more than 25 years, so starting in 2003 I decided it was only fair to put my own modest amount of expertise on the record. Ever since, I've conducted an annual hypothetical 10-round Draft to see how well I could do.

  • 07/03/2015 | Seager claims top fantasy prospect spot

    Every week, the crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. This week, Corey Seager, Brian Johnson and Aaron Nola top the list.

  • 07/03/2015 | Seager, Sweeney among 10 top prospect performers Thursday

    A trio of top Dodgers prospects helped Triple-A Oklahoma City wallop Memphis, 8-4, on Thursday night. No. 1 prospect Corey Seager led the way with a two-run homer.

  • 07/03/2015 | Pompey's hit ties game in 9th for Fisher Cats

    Dalton Pompey wasn't the hero in Double-A New Hampshire's 6-5 loss to Portland on Thursday night, but he gave it a good shot.

  • 07/03/2015 | Sano enjoys Major taste of winning most of all

    Before Thursday night's game, Miguel Sano was asked repeatedly what his goal was for his Major League debut. His answer never really varied by more than a few words. "Try to get a win tonight," Sano said.

  • 07/03/2015 | Boyd optioned following struggles vs. Boston

    Matt Boyd's first stint in the Major Leagues came to a sudden halt when he allowed all seven Red Sox batters he faced on Thursday night to reach base.

  • 07/03/2015 | Tigers draft picks have big night for Connecticut

    It takes years to decide whether a draft class panned out or not, but Tigers general manager David Dombrowski has to be feeling good about his 2015 haul.

  • 07/02/2015 | Ynoa tosses one-hitter for Binghamton

    Entering Thursday, Double-A Binghamton pitcher Gabriel Ynoa had only tossed one nine-inning complete game in 93 starts. But the Mets No. 11 prospect one-upped himself in a 5-0 win over Erie.

  • 07/02/2015 | Marlins sign first-round pick Naylor

    The Marlins on Thursday signed their first-round pick, first baseman Josh Naylor.

  • 07/02/2015 | Padres add depth with international prospects

    It was a busy day on Thursday for Padres international scouting director Chris Kemp as he presided over his first international signing day.

  • 07/02/2015 | Sano logs first MLB hit in debut vs. Royals

    Top prospect Miguel Sano made his long-awaited debut with the Twins on Thursday, starting at designated hitter and hitting sixth against the Royals.

  • 07/02/2015 | Angels acquire pitching prospects from Rangers, Mets

    The Angels used their international slot money to acquire a couple of right-handed-pitching prospects Thursday, the first day of the 2015-16 international signing period.

  • 07/02/2015 | Rangers sign promising international outfielder

    The Rangers have a long history on the international market, and they are once again living up to their reputation as one of the most aggressive teams in Latin America.

  • 07/02/2015 | Tatis Jr. among White Sox finds on int'l market

    The White Sox signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., ranked No. 27 on's Top 30 International Prospects list, for $825,000, and outfielder Franklin Reyes, ranked No. 30., for $1.5 million.

  • 07/02/2015 | Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    There's a familiar name set to begin his journey through the professional ranks. The Blue Jays signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.9 million. Guerrero is ranked No. 4 on's Top 30 International Prospects list.

  • 07/02/2015 | Braves close to signing two top international prospects

    The Braves are on the verge of adding a pair of high-profile international prospects to their Minor League system.

  • 07/02/2015 | Hot start nets Correa monthly AL rookie honor

    Astros shortstop Carlos Correa on Thursday was named American League Rookie of the Month for June. Correa, who made his Major League debut on June 8, hit .287 with nine doubles, five home runs, 15 RBIs, four stolen bases and a .543 slugging percentage in his 21 games in the month.

  • 07/02/2015 | Dodgers open int'l signing period with a flurry

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are making a big splash on the first day international prospects can sign, stocking their Minor League system with several top international prospects, including right-handed pitcher Yadiel Alvarez for $16 million.

  • 07/02/2015 | Pipeline Inbox: How has Beede progressed?

    Jonathan Mayo responds to fans' questions about baseball's top prospects

  • 07/02/2015 | Twins agree with int'l SS Javier on $4M bonus

    The Twins have made a splash on the international market, agreeing to a $4 million deal with Dominican Republic teenage shortstop Wander Javier, according to industry sources.

  • 07/02/2015 | Rockies sign int'l free agent Montano for $2M

    Colorado is historically one of the most active teams on the international market, and that trend continues this year. According to industry sources, the Rockies have agreed to $2 million signing bonus with Venezuelan outfield prospect Daniel Montano, ranked No. 12 on's Top 30 International Prospects list.

  • 07/02/2015 | Giants sign infielder Fox as int'l free agent

    The Giants are on the verge of adding another athletic infielder to their Minor League system, coming to terms with shortstop Lucius Fox of the Bahamas on a bonus of $6 million, according to industry sources.

  • 07/02/2015 | Nats sign int'l free agent Soto for $1.5 million

    The Nationals have agreed to a $1.5 million signing bonus with teenage outfielder Juan Soto of the Dominican Republic.

  • 07/02/2015 | Mets land pair of top international free agents

    The Mets are adding two premier prospects, including one familiar baseball name, to their Minor League ranks. According to industry sources, the Mets agreed to a $1.2 million signing bonus with Venezuelan shortstop Andres Gimenez and a $1.5 million signing bonus with Dominican Republic shortstop Gregory Guerrero.

  • 07/02/2015 | Wisler logs firsts at plate while stifling Nats

    Through the first three starts of his career, Braves right-hander Matt Wisler has displayed his tremendous potential, experienced some inevitable growing pains and proven that it is not always wise to intentionally walk a batter to bring him to the plate.

  • 07/02/2015 | USA Collegiate National Team no-hits Cuba

    The USA Collegiate National Team made history Wednesday, becoming the first team to hold the Cuban National Team hitless in international play.

  • 07/02/2015 | Wisler, homers help Braves solve Nationals

    Matt Wisler validated his status as a highly regarded pitching prospect and recorded his first career hit and RBI during a four-run fourth inning that propelled the Braves to Wednesday night's 4-1 win over the Nationals at Turner Field.

  • 07/01/2015 | Giolito tosses 7 no-hit innings for Potomac

    The Class A Advanced Potomac Nationals nearly recorded their first combined no-hitter since 1995 on Wednesday, with No. 1 prospect Lucas Giolito providing the heavy lifting in a 4-0 win.

  • 07/01/2015 | Jungmann finding groove in big leagues

    Rookie Brewers right-hander Taylor Jungmann his boosted his numbers across the board since a promotion from Triple-A Colorado Springs, and he engaged in a fascinating discussion Wednesday about why that might be.

  • 07/01/2015 | Lamb, Coleman selected as PCL All-Stars

    The Pacific Coast League All-Star teams were announced on Wednesday, and the Royals' Triple-A Omaha affiliate landed a pair of pitchers on the roster.

  • 07/01/2015 | Brewers sign 6th-round Draft pick Hanhold

    The Brewers signed two more Draft picks Wednesday including sixth-rounder Eric Hanhold, and should have each of their first 13 selections formally under contract by the end of next week.

  • 07/01/2015 | Banuelos to make MLB debut in finale vs. Nats

    Manny Banuelos might no longer have the overpowering stuff that drew rave reviews from Mariano Rivera and other Yankees veterans during Spring Training in 2011. But the Braves are still looking forward to making the once-heralded prospect the latest addition to their starting rotation.

  • 07/01/2015 | Phillies expected to sign Dominican slugger Ortiz

    The Phillies are pleased with the early returns of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, but they plan to add more power to the system Thursday.

  • 07/01/2015 | Phenom Sano promoted by Twins, Vargas optioned

    In a surprising move, the Twins optioned first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas to Double-A Chattanooga after Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Reds. The Twins will make a corresponding move before Thursday's game, and they are expected to call up top prospect Miguel Sano, according to a source familiar with the team's decision.

  • 07/02/2015 | Astros sign int'l OF prospect Celestino

    The Astros have signed teenage outfielder Gilberto Celestino of the Dominican Republic. The package is worth $2.5 million, according to industry sources.

  • 07/02/2015 | Red Sox sign pair of top int'l free agents

    The Red Sox cannot spend more than $300,000 on one player during the current international signing period or the next, yet they still managed to come to terms with two top prospects from Venezuela.

  • 07/02/2015 | Phillies have deal with international star Ortiz

    The Phillies are finalizing a signing bonus with teenage outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz of the Dominican Republic for an estimated $4.2 million, according to industry sources.

  • 07/02/2015 | Cards agree to deal with Seijas, No. 11 on int'l prospects list

    The Cardinals signed five players on Thursday, the first day of Major League Baseball's international signing period, highlighted by right-hander Alvaro Seijas out of Venezuela. Seijas, 16, ranked No. 11 on's Top 30 International Prospects list.

  • 07/02/2015 | Red Sox sign pair of top int'l free agents

    The Red Sox cannot spend more than $300,000 on one player during the current international signing period or the next, yet they still managed to come to terms with two top prospects from Venezuela.

  • 07/02/2015 | Phillies have deal with international star Ortiz

    The Phillies are finalizing a signing bonus with teenage outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz of the Dominican Republic for an estimated $4.2 million, according to industry sources.

  • 07/02/2015 | Cards agree to deal with Seijas, No. 11 on int'l prospects list

    The Cardinals signed five players on Thursday, the first day of Major League Baseball's international signing period, highlighted by right-hander Alvaro Seijas out of Venezuela. Seijas, 16, ranked No. 11 on's Top 30 International Prospects list.

  • 07/01/2015 | Astros sign second-rounder Eshelman

    The Astros have signed No. 46 overall pick Thomas Eshelman.'s Jim Callis reported the deal is for $1.1 million, though the club has not confirmed the value.

  • 07/01/2015 | Bryant, Buxton or Correa? Execs make picks

    Byron Buxton, Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa entered 2015 ranked as's top three prospects (in that order), then started the season in the Minors before their rejuvenated and contending parent clubs sent for them. Bryant got the call from the Cubs on April 17, Correa joined the Astros on June 8 and Buxton debuted with the Twins on June 14.