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Prospects Archive

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  • 02/12/2016 | Desmond not the future for White Sox

    Free-agent shortstop Ian Desmond tempts the White Sox, but the future lies with prospect Tim Anderson and an improved flow of homegrown talent

  • 02/11/2016 | 10 to watch from MLB's international showcase

    Major League Baseball wrapped up its fifth annual International Prospect Showcase on Thursday with a celebration of the present and a look toward the future of the event.

  • 02/11/2016 | Prospects invited to Rockies' big league camp

    Rather than have their non-roster invitees to Spring Training largely populated with veterans from other organizations looking for big league jobs, the Rockies' list released Thursday weighs toward prized homegrown players.

  • 02/11/2016 | Peraza an intriguing new addition for Reds

    This is Part 2 of a series previewing the Reds for the 2016 season, which gets underway next week when pitchers and catchers report to the team's complex in Goodyear, Ariz., with the first workout on Feb. 18. The series began Tuesday with a look at the team's bounce-back candidates. The focus of the second installment is "The New Guys."

  • 02/11/2016 | Kazmir headlines list of Dodgers' newcomers

    Dodgers pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training next week. In anticipation, MLB.com presents a series of articles previewing the season. Thursday's installment is "The New Guys," of which the Dodgers have fewer than last season after a relatively quiet winter.

  • 02/11/2016 | WBC play could cost prep Boyce HS eligibility

    National pride and the chance to play in the ultimate international baseball tournament are apparently enough for Jimmy Boyce to be willing to potentially sacrifice his high school baseball career.

  • 02/11/2016 | Pipeline Inbox: Who will make biggest leap in 2016?

    Which prospects missed the Top 100 but could leap into the Top 50 next season? MLB.com reporter Jim Callis answers this question and others in the latest Pipeline Inbox.

  • 02/11/2016 | Twins' farmhands lead Australia to WBC rout

    Twins Minor Leaguer James Beresford had four hits and drove in three runs as Australia cruised by the Philippines, 11-1, prompting the mercy rule after seven innings on Thursday in the second game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier at Blacktown International Sportspark.

  • 02/11/2016 | International showcase draws VIP crowd

    Oakland general manager David Forst was among the crowd of 300 scouts and executives on the first day of MLB's International Showcase at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal on Wednesday.

  • 02/10/2016 | Bell, Guerrero bring MLB pedigrees to showcase

    George Bryner Bell, son of former Major League outfielder George Bell, and Josue Guerrero, nephew of Vladimir Guerrero are among 59 prospects competing in MLB's international prospect showcase.

  • 02/10/2016 | Football not off Lee's radar

    Zach Lee, a two-sport star and once the Dodgers' top prospect, is still pitching but hasn't completely ruled out returning to football.

  • 02/10/2016 | Inbox: Will Jenkins join Atlanta's rotation in 2016?

    Will Tyrell Jenkins join the Braves' rotation at some point this season? Mark Bowman answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.

  • 02/09/2016 | The clubs that will dictate the int'l market

    The start of the international signing period is months away, but teams have been hard at work scouting prospects across Latin America and the Caribbean since last summer in search of future stars.

  • 02/08/2016 | Cuban phenom Lazarito nearing decision

    Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros has a big choice coming up. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound outfielder is expected to make a decision on where he will sign soon, about one month after Major League Baseball declared him a free agent.

  • 02/08/2016 | MLB Showcase puts spotlight on international talent

    On Wednesday, Estadio Quisqueya will play host to some of the most talented prospects from across Latin America for two days at Major League Baseball's fifth annual International Prospect Showcase.

  • 02/05/2016 | Puig, Lazarito take in Caribbean Series game

    Two of the most popular and intriguing figures in Cuban baseball decided to take in a Caribbean Series game Friday night. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and teenage prospect Lazarito Armenteros watched parts of the game between Cuba's Ciego de Avila and Dominican Republic's Leones del Escogido together from the stands at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal.

  • 02/05/2016 | Top prospects among Yanks' 25 non-roster invitees

    The Yankees announced on Friday that they have invited 25 players to Major League Spring Training, including outfielder Aaron Judge, infielder Jorge Mateo and right-hander James Kaprielian, who have been rated as the organization's top three prospects by MLB Pipeline.

  • 02/04/2016 | Mariners expect big things from young Boog

    When new Mariners skipper Scott Servais and general manager Jerry Dipoto preach to their players this season about the need to control the strike zone, work pitchers and ultimately do whatever to get on base more often, they'll find a ready pupil in Boog Powell.

  • 02/04/2016 | International Showcase next week in Dominican

    Prospects from seven Latin American countries eligible to sign with Major League clubs during the 2016 international signing period will strut their stuff during next week's 5th Annual International Showcase.

  • 02/04/2016 | Pipeline Inbox: Breaking down the Top 100 Prospects

    Which Top 10 right-handed starter has the best secondary pitches? Jonathan Mayo answers this and more in the latest Pipeline Inbox.

  • 02/04/2016 | Inbox: Which Cards prospects will debut in '16?

    Which Cardinals prospects may make their Major League debuts this season? Beat reporter Jenifer Langosch addresses this inquiry and others in this week's Inbox.

  • 02/04/2016 | Nats hopeful Goodwin takes next step

    After being chosen as a compensation pick in the 2011 MLB Draft and receiving a $3 million signing bonus, outfielder Brian Goodwin was projected to be the Nationals' leadoff hitter of the future. But a left shoulder injury and some struggles in the field have left Goodwin's future a little less clear.

  • 02/04/2016 | The short list: SS phenoms rule Top 100

    If you're looking for baseball's next phenom, chances are he's a shortstop. Amazingly, the state of the shortstop position in prospect world is arguably is stronger today than it was a year ago, when Correa, Lindor and Russell ranked as the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 overall prospects on MLBPipeline's Top 100, respectively.

  • 02/03/2016 | Reds run 'pitching summit' to prepare prospects

    No matter who makes up the Reds' pitching staff this season, it will be comprised of many young pitchers with high ceilings and unfinished development. Reds manager Bryan Price, his pitching coaches and the front office wanted the team's young pitchers to be as prepared as possible heading into 2016, so for a few days in mid-January, the club assembled several of its prospects at the team complex in Goodyear, Ariz., for what was called a "pitching summit."

  • 02/03/2016 | Pirates acquire lefty Biddle from Phillies

    The Pirates added a long-term reclamation project on Wednesday, acquiring former top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle from the Phillies for righty Yoervis Medina, who was recently outrighted. To make room for Biddle on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated right-hander A.J. Schugel for assignment.

  • 02/03/2016 | Pitching prospects with best combo of tools

    Some pitchers get by with just one plus pitch. They get to the big leagues with an upper-90s fastball or a hammer curve. Those with a combination of the two have the chance to be extremely successful in some role at the highest level. It should come as no surprise, then, that Lucas Giolito of the Nationals and Julio Urias of the Dodgers have the best combination of pitching tools among all pitching prospects.

  • 02/03/2016 | Improved changeup could accelerate Johnson's path

    Pierce Johnson could have been accused of stalking Jake Arrieta or Jon Lester last spring. The way the Cubs prospect saw it, he was simply taking advantage of the veteran pitchers in big league camp, and he'll likely be shadowing them again when they gather in Mesa, Ariz.

  • 02/02/2016 | Two-sport stars face national signing day

    Today is national signing day for high school football prospects, who will officially commit to universities by inking national letters of intent. It's a day that also has ramifications in the baseball world.

  • 02/02/2016 | Catching prospect Ward among Angels' NRIs

    The Angels on Tuesday revealed the list of 20 non-roster players invited to Major League Spring Training later this month in Tempe, Ariz.

  • 02/02/2016 | Source: Braves making push for 'Lazarito'

    Cuban prospect Lazaro Robersy Armenteros Arango, known as "Lazarito," is expected to sign with a Major League team next week, and the Atlanta Braves are among the teams making a strong push to acquire the teenage outfielder.

  • 02/02/2016 | Best package of tools among Top 100 Prospects

    Ever since Byron Buxton started tearing up the low Class A Midwest League and emerging as baseball's best prospect in 2013, the Twins center fielder started drawing comparisons to Mike Trout. Trout had done the same three seasons earlier, earning parallels to Mickey Mantle. Veteran scouts said Trout had the best combination of tools they had seen in years. Now they're saying that Buxton has the best combo since Trout.

  • 02/01/2016 | Best of #Top100Prospects Twitter chat

    <p>After revealing the top 10 prospects at each position, MLBPipeline.com unveiled its <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-833138EF2FC7403463BA0"><a href="http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=prospects">Top 100 Prospects list</a></span> on Friday, Jan. 29.

  • 02/01/2016 | Caribbean Series features top prospects

    The 2016 Caribbean Series gets under way today, featuring the top team from each of the Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Venezuelan Winter Leagues, as well as an entry from Cuba. Here is a quick look at the top prospects on each of those teams.

  • 02/01/2016 | Marlins to get closer look at Garcia at camp

    One of the quieter offseason moves for the Marlins came on Nov. 20, when Jarlin Garcia was added to the 40-man roster after having his contract selected from Double-A Jacksonville.