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Many may find it preposterous, but Carlos Correa is still learning Major League Baseball.
For days, Deven Marrero sat on the Red Sox's bench, eagerly awaiting the moment he got to step onto the diamond. The rookie infielder was selected to Boston's roster Thursday to add infield depth after Dustin Pedroia landed on the disabled list, but had yet to make his Major League debut. That was until Mike Napoli was ejected during the Red Sox's 5-3 victory over the Rays on Sunday.
One day after the San Francisco Giants signed Phil Bickford, their first selection in the 2015 Draft, the team welcomed him to AT&T Park.
There's a surprise party in Corpus Christi on Sunday to celebrate Michael Feliz's 22nd birthday, though the guest of honor won't be in attendance.
Royals Minor League report: June 27
As the July 17 Draft signing deadline nears, get the complete breakdown of which top picks have agreed to terms, and for how much.
With an above-slot agreement already in place, the Cardinals are on the cusp of adding second-round Draft pick Bryce Denton to their system. According to MLB.com's Jim Callis, the agreement includes a $1.2 million bonus. The Cardinals have not confirmed the deal and will not announce it until after Denton passes a physical, which is expected to take place within the next few days.
Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa is learning rapidly. In turn, he's pushing Jose Altuve, his double-play partner and locker mate. At least that's how manager A.J. Hinch sees it.
The San Francisco Giants signed Phil Bickford, their top pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, the team announced Saturday.
Baltimore's first-round Draft pick, Florida State outfielder DJ Stewart, has agreed to terms with the club, the Orioles officially announced on Sunday.
Scrolling through his Twitter feed the day before his fourth Major League start, Astros rookie Vincent Velasquez found a quote from "The Sandlot" and retweeted it: "Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking."
No. 13 prospect Bubba Starling scored the lone Northwest Arkansas run, finishing 2-for-4, in the Naturals' 5-1 loss to Tulsa on Friday. Terrance Gore recorded his league-leading 27th steal.
The Blue Jays selected the contract of left-hander Matt Boyd from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned reliever Rob Rasmussen to the Minor Leagues following a 12-2 victory over the Rangers on Friday night.
Alex Reyes, who was recently named to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game world roster, may not be able to participate in the prospect showcase event due to right shoulder soreness, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak acknowledged on Friday.
Being shifted to the bullpen came as a relief for Alex Meyer, but his Major League debut on Friday offered little comfort. Meyer was called out of the bullpen after starter Trevor May managed to record just one out on his way to giving up six runs to the Brewers in a 10-4 loss.
In announcing top prospect Steven Matz's pending promotion on Friday, the Mets officially moved back to the six-man rotation that they used and abandoned once already this season.
Josh Naylor, the 12th overall pick in the Draft on June 8, is expected to officially agree to his signing bonus with the Marlins on Saturday. The 18-year-old first baseman from Canada should be reporting to the organization next week, once his visa progress is completed.
MLB.com's Draft Signing and Bonus Tracker will continue to update with all of the signings of every pick in the top 10 rounds as it has since the Draft concluded. It will also provide information on where each draftee is making his pro debut debut. For starters, here's a look at what the first round is up to.
The consummate competitor, Riley Ferrell operated with fire on the mound as a starter at A&M Consolidated High School.
In the first round of the 2012 Draft, the Texas Rangers selected Joey Gallo out of high school. He was coming off a season in which he hit .509 with 21 home runs and 80 RBIs. Gallo chose to sign with Texas rather than attend Louisiana State University.
Matt Wisler was a seventh-round selection by the Padres in the 2011 Draft. He signed directly out of Bryan (Ohio) High School. Wisler was heading for a baseball career at Ohio State University but chose to sign with the Padres.
Royals Minor League report: June 25
We're mixing things up a little in this week's version of the Pipeline Fantasy Top 10. The Futures Game rosters were just released on Thursday and, as always, they are jam-packed with talent.
Jim Callis answers fans' questions about the Braves' farm system, Brady Aiken's status and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
Rockies top Draft pick Brendan Rodgers made his professional debut a special one, going 4-for-6 with two singles, a double and a home run on Thursday night. He also crossed the plate three times for Rookie-level Grand Junction in the team's 15-11 loss to the Orem Owlz.
Though the Braves were thrilled to watch Matt Wisler cruise through his Major League debut with relative ease last week, they had promoted him from the Minor League level with the understanding that he was destined to encounter the frustration he felt while lasting just four innings in Thursday's 7-0 loss to the Nationals.
With All-Star Weekend just more than two weeks away, on Thursday Major League Baseball announced U.S. and World team rosters for the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, highlighting the league's top Minor League prospects. The Yankees will have two players and a coach represent them, as Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and pitching coach Jose Rosado will all participate.
When Noah Syndergaard was called up to help the Mets' rotation in May, the question that soon followed was, "When will Steven Matz get a shot?"
Then just teenagers, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman met at a baseball showcase, knowing they'd both be prime targets in the 2012 Draft. Correa, drafted No. 1 overall by the Astros, opted to sign. Bregman, passed over by all 30 teams in the first round after an injury during his senior season, chose to attend LSU. Three years later, they reunited.
Right-hander Alex Reyes, the Cardinals' No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com, will get a chance to showcase his lively arm in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on July 12 at Great American Ball Park.
Jarlin Garcia, a promising left-hander for Class A Advanced Jupiter, is about to perform on a global stage. The 22-year-old has been selected to represent the Marlins in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park.
After months of dominating the highest level of the Minors, Steven Matz is set to join the Mets this weekend.
J.P. Crawford and Aaron Nola figure to be big parts of the Phillies' future as the club's top two prospects. Crawford and Nola are ranked the No. 16 and No. 30 prospects in baseball, respectively, which is why they have been named to the U.S. Team in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Are the Blue Jays going to upgrade their bullpen before the Trade Deadline? That's on fans' minds as beat reporter Gregor Chisholm empties the Inbox.
Right-hander Lucas Giolito and shortstop Trea Turner, two of the Nationals' top prospects, have been selected to represent the team in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Angels pitching prospect Sean Newcomb, drafted 15th overall last summer, has been selected to take part in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Cincinnati on July 12.
Ozhaino Albies will have an opportunity to show the baseball world why the Braves have become so enamored with his tremendous potential.
The first two members to represent the Rays during the All-Star break have been revealed.
Prospects Raul Mondesi and Cheslor Cuthbert are slated to represent the Royals in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will take place on July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Left-hander Jairo Labourt will represent the Blue Jays at the upcoming Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game in Cincinnati.
Orioles right-hander Mychal Givens, who made his Major League debut on Wednesday night, was optioned to Double-A Bowie to clear a roster spot for Miguel Gonzalez, who worked five-plus innings against the Red Sox on Thursday in his return from the disabled list.
Bradley Zimmer is heading to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
Orioles right-handed pitching prospect Zach Davies has been named to the United States Team's roster for this year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
Twins prospects Jose Berrios and Max Kepler are set to represent the club in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will take place on July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Right-handed pitcher Edwin Diaz and shortstop Ketel Marte, two of the Mariners' top prospects, were named Thursday to compete in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
The Red Sox are sending a pair of their best prospects to this year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, Major League Baseball announced on Thursday. The exhibition, set for July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, pits American-born players against their international peers and features some of the best Minor League talent baseball has to offer.
Frankie Montas, the hard-throwing right-handed hurler, stands as the lone White Sox representative in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game to be played on July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Ranked as the Twins' No. 3 prospect by MLB.com, Alex Meyer will be called up before Friday's game against the Brewers, replacing right-handed reliever Michael Tonkin, who was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.
Reliever Joe Jimenez will be the lone Tigers representative in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will take place on July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Major League Baseball named Mets prospects Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game's U.S. Team on Thursday.
A's prospects Matt Olson and Renato Nunez will represent the organization at the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, to be played July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Right-handed pitcher Colin Rea has been selected to the United States team for the Futures Game portion of the All-Star Game, and Jedd Gyorko and Cody Decker homered Wednesday night for Triple-A El Paso.
Double-A Frisco outfielders Nomar Mazara and Nick Williams were selected to the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Thursday. Triple-A Round Rock manager Jason Wood will also serve as a coach on the U.S. team.
Astros prospects Mark Appel and Tony Kemp were named to the U.S. roster of the 2015 All-Star Futures Game, Major League Baseball announced on Thursday.
Left-handed pitcher Amir Garrett, and outfielders Kyle Waldrop and Yorman Rodriguez will represent the Reds on Thursday in the All-Star Futures Game.
Brewers top prospect Orlando Arcia was selected to participate in the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, which will take place July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
In addition to putting the prospect elite in front of a national audience, the Futures Game also will serve as a coming-out party for players who have significantly boosted their stock in the first half of 2015. Here are five such prospects, none of whom made MLBPipeline.com's preseason Top 100 list.
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.
The Omaha Storm Chasers' matinee in Des Moines on Wednesday was postponed due to rain. Two games are scheduled for Thursday, beginning at 5:05 p.m. CT.
In a season in which Virginia had to battle through adversity again and again, it was only fitting it had to do so one more time in the deciding game of the College World Series.
As Matt Wisler produced some impressive starts for Triple-A Gwinnett in May, he began anxiously anticipating a chance to pitch for Atlanta. But after tossing eight impressive scoreless innings against the Mets in his Major League debut, he gained better appreciation for the chance to gain some additional seasoning at the Minor League level.
Mallex Smith has moved one step closer to fulfilling the projections that he will soon become Atlanta's leadoff hitter and starting center fielder. Smith was promoted from Double-A Mississippi to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
No. 2 overall pick in the MLB Draft Alex Bregman landed at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport on Wednesday and said he's agreed to a deal with the Houston Astros, fulfilling his dream and blazing a path his mother saw coming from an early age.
Andrew Heaney's 33rd pitch as an Angel ran hard past Carlos Correa's back leg, and home plate umpire John Hirschbeck made the call. The 24-year-old left-hander, who was drafted ninth overall by the Marlins in 2012, had just recorded his first strikeout in Anaheim -- by ringing up his Draft's No. 1 pick.
Right-handed starter Colin Rea allowed three hits and two walks over seven shutout innings for Double-A San Antonio Tuesday night.
Trent Clark is just 18-years young, but ask him about the way he plays the game of baseball and he considers himself more of an old-school guy.
In 2011 as a junior at the University of Texas, Milwaukee Brewers right-handed starter Taylor Jungmann won the Dick Howser Trophy.
Class A Advanced All-Stars from the Carolina and California Leagues got together on Tuesday night in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. to celebrate the best players in their respective leagues.
Virginia's unlikely postseason run will continue for another day, thanks to three unlikely heroes.
Mariners rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery, a former Royals prospect, survived a shaky start, then overmatched the Royals with a four-hit, complete-game shutout as the Mariners rolled to a 7-0 victory on Tuesday at Safeco Field.
This is not exactly the encore to his fabulous first season that rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan envisioned. Finnegan stormed on the Royals' scene in September, just a few months after being the club's first-round pick. In seven September games, Finnegan posted a 1.29 ERA.
The summer showcase schedule is well underway. The Perfect Game National Showcase wrapped up on Monday, and attention now shifts to the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., for the annual Tournament of Stars.
Phillies Minor League Review: June 15-21
After a slow first half of the season, Hunter Renfroe appears to have finally gotten hot with Double-A San Antonio.
Vanderbilt starter Carson Fulmer pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings Monday, allowing just two hits and six baserunners while striking out eight, as the Commodores won, 5-1, to move a win away from repeating as national champions.
Top pitching prospect Alex Meyer has been dominating as a reliever at Triple-A Rochester, and has emerged on the Twins' radar as an option to help fortify the bullpen.
The Mariners announced the signings of four additional 2015 Draft picks Monday, bringing the club's total to 33 of 40 players signed.
All of Byron Buxton's tools were on display in his first career start as the leadoff hitter for the Twins in Monday's 13-2 win over the White Sox.
The Cubs announced Monday that they recalled outfielder Matt Szczur and optioned catcher Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa.
The Reds have agreed to terms with their 2015 second-round Draft pick, right-hander Antonio Santillan. A source confirmed to MLB.com on Monday that Santillan received a bonus worth $1.35 million.
It's no secret that Cody Anderson struggled last season. Scouts and fans alike hypothesized as to what could have been behind the rough patch for the No. 10 Indians prospect, according to MLB.com. Was he hurt? Was he tinkering with his mechanics?
Fourth-round Draft pick David Thompson, this season's national collegiate leader in home runs and RBIs, was among 11 picks the Mets officially signed on Monday.
Jahmai Jones is living out his dream and his exuberance was evident as soon as he stepped into the dugout, minutes before his first professional game in the Arizona Rookie League.
There are countless reasons for right-handed hitting Astros shortstop Carlos Correa to be ranked No. 2 among the MLB.com Top 100 prospects. One quick look at Correa in action tells the story.
MLBPipeline.com'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.
Do the Padres have any homegrown position players in the system who can one day impact the big league team? Beat reporter Corey Brock takes a look at this question and more in the latest Inbox.
Jedd Gyorko had two more hits at Triple-A El Paso, Hunter Renfroe hit two homers and Justin Hancock lowered his ERA to 2.98 for Double-A San Antonio on Sunday, while the Padres' two full-season Class A affiliates both won to finish the first halves of their league seasons on a winning note.
For just the third time in 59 College World Series, the same two teams will play for the national championship in consecutive seasons. But this year's Vanderbilt vs. Virginia matchup has a much different feel than it did a year ago.
Brewers first-round Draft pick Trent Clark was said to be sore but otherwise OK early Monday after being removed from the field on a stretcher Sunday night at Maryvale Baseball Park during the first inning of his second professional game. <p>
The Red Sox agreed to terms with four of their picks from this month's Draft on Sunday, including fourth-rounder Tate Matheny.
Aaron Judge's powerful bat left a lasting impression on the Yankees during Spring Training. Now, after tearing though opposing pitching at Double-A, Judge appears to be moving his way up the team's Minor League system.
Yes, you could see it coming. Kris Bryant was the best hitter in Arizona. The Astros' collection of young talent was the talk of Florida.
At noon on Sunday afternoon, a 16-year-old French girl made MLB history. Melissa Mayeux, a shortstop on the French U-18 junior national team, became the first known female baseball player to be added to MLB's international registration list, which means she will be eligible to be signed by a Major League club on July 2.
The Yankees made a handful of roster moves on Sunday, most notably placing outfielder Mason Williams on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Williams becomes the third Yankees outfielder on the DL, along with Jacoby Ellsbury and Slade Heathcott.
Switched from starter to closer in 2015, Josh Sborz has given Virginia another chance at a national championship. The junior right-hander pitched four scoreless innings Friday night, earning the victory as the Cavaliers (41-23) eliminated Florida 5-4.
That Braves general manager John Hart added another blue-chip prospect to his farm system Saturday night was no surprise. That he added Diamondbacks 2014 first-round pick Touki Toussaint at the low, low cost of assuming roughly $9.5 million on Bronson Arroyo's contract and giving up Phil Gosselin was a shock.
The Braves have agreed to terms with the 28th overall pick of the 2015 Draft, prep right-hander Mike Soroka.
The D-backs announced on Saturday that they have traded right-handed pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussaint to the Braves for infielder Phil Gosselin.
Ninth-round Draf pick Zac Person told MLB.com that he agreed to terms with the Astros on Saturday. The club has not confirmed.
Mason Williams was out of the Yankees' lineup Saturday against the Tigers after he jammed his right shoulder Friday when he dove back into first base.
The Dodgers optioned right-handed reliever Josh Ravin to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled Matt West from Oklahoma City on Saturday.
The anticipated MLB debut of Justin Nicolino is coming faster than expected. The 23-year-old lefty was called up from Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday, and he is getting the starting nod against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
Right-handed hitting Yasmany Tomas, who has served the D-backs as both an outfielder and third baseman, looks even bigger than the 6-2, 255-pounds he's listed as. He's an imposing figure at the plate.
A year after winning its first College World Series, Vanderbilt will get the chance to play for another national title. With a 7-1 victory over Texas Christian on Friday night, the Commodores advanced to the best-of-three championship series that begins Monday.
Neither the surroundings nor the matchup against a very efficient Jacob deGrom deterred a calm Matt Wisler as he moved toward his first Major League win.
Red Sox rookie Eduardo Rodriguez admitted he was anxious between starts after last Sunday's nine-run disaster against the Blue Jays, but he clearly didn't let it bother him too much.
If Kyle Schwarber had gone 3-for-3 instead of 0-for-3 in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Twins, it wouldn't have mattered. As was the plan all along, Schwarber -- ranked No. 2 among Cubs' prospects on MLB.com -- is headed to Triple-A Iowa after Sunday's game following his recent callup to play against American League opponents.
The Red Sox have signed five more players selected in this year's Draft, the team announced Friday.
Yankees outfielder Mason Williams was removed from Friday's 7-2 win against the Tigers in the top of the sixth inning after jamming his right shoulder while diving back into first base. He was seen by team physician Christopher Ahmad, and no further tests are scheduled.
TD Ameritrade no longer is playing like a graveyard for College World Series hitters, but Florida is taking offensive production to an extreme.
The Rangers made a series of roster moves Friday afternoon, highlighted by the activation of outfielder Ryan Rua from the 60-day disabled list. Rua had been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock as he recovered from a fractured bone in his foot.
Jace Fry, the White Sox third-round pick from the 2014 Draft, underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday in Chicago to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament. It was the second career Tommy John surgery for the No. 14 ranked prospect in the organization per MLB.com.
The Yankees placed right-hander Sergio Santos on the disabled list and optioned fellow right-hander Chris Martin to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday to make room for righties Bryan Mitchell and Branden Pinder before the series opener with Detroit.
On Thursday, Desmond LIndsay signed a professional contract with New York at Citi Field, and a day later he was back in Sarasota to speak for the first time since officially becoming a Met.
According to MLB.com's Jim Callis, third-round pick Anthony Guardado reached a deal with the Braves on Friday after agreeing to a $550,000 signing bonus. The slotted amount for this year's 89th overall selection was $635,000. Atlanta can use the difference to sign some of its other selections above slot. The Braves have not commented on the deal.
Xavier Scruggs and Greg Garcia might still be rookies, but they aren't wide-eyed kids only in the Majors to soak up the experience.
Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues.
Jonathan Mayo answers fans' questions about Oakland's Draft picks, how Yanks' pick Drew Finley compares to Austin DeCarr and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
The Indians wanted to sign left-hander Brady Aiken as soon as possible, and the pitcher surely wanted to move on quickly from the events that followed him last summer. Both sides got their wish on Friday, when Cleveland's top Draft pick signed on the dotted line.
Quality pitching will be on display again in the semifinals of the College World Series on Friday. The first game will pit left-hander Nathan Kirby (Virginia), a Brewers supplemental first-round pick, against right-hander Logan Shore (Florida), a projected first-rounder in 2016. The nightcap likely will feature righty Walker Buehler (Vanderbilt), a Dodgers first-rounder, against lefty Tyler Alexander (Texas Christian), a Tigers second-rounder.
Carlos Correa's father would do everything he could to help his son become a Major League player. It was Correa's father who first introduced the Astros' rookie shortstop to the game when he was 5 years old in Puerto Rico, and his father, also named Carlos Correa, remains a huge influence to this day.
Trey Teakell's sensational relief effort kept Texas Christian alive in the College World Series for at least another day.
The Dodgers No. 13 prospect, pitcher Zach Lee, has been cleared to resume throwing after missing more than two weeks with poor circulation in his right middle finger.
The Braves have called up Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his Major League debut as Atlanta's Friday starter in the opener of a three-game series at Turner Field against the Mets. Sugar Ray Marimon was optioned back to Gwinnett.
The Houston Astros lost 416 games from 2011-14. On Thursday afternoon, thanks to an 8-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, they became the first American League team to win 40 games this season. Something doesn't compute. Not that the Astros are complaining.
The Brewers finalized contracts with four more Draft picks on Thursday, including fourth-round selection Demi Orimoloye, an 18-year-old outfielder who will bid to become the first Major Leaguer born in Africa.
Typically when a player comes up from the Minors -- especially on a team such as the Mets that has already debuted eight rookies this year -- he spends his first day exchanging hugs and handshakes with old friends from the farm. And Logan Verrett did that Thursday.
The Marlins remain aggressive in locking up their 2015 Draft picks. On Thursday, they announced seven more selections have been signed, including second-rounder Brett Lilek and third-round choice Isaiah White.
The Mets announced the signing of their top two Draft picks on Thursday, second-round outfielder Desmond Lindsay and third-round starting pitcher Max Wotell. Both players will report to the organization's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate.
The Royals announced the signing of right-hander Nolan Watson (33rd overall pick) on Thursday afternoon, one day after the signing of first-round right-hander Ashe Russell (21st pick) from the same Indiana township.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa showed more than just a glimpse of why he's considered among the game's top prospects in Thursday afternoon's 8-4 win over the Rockies, becoming the second-youngest player in the last 100 seasons with three stolen bases in a game, behind only Rickey Henderson.
Right-handed starting pitcher Mike Nikorak of Stroudsburg High School in Pennsylvania already looks the part, at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, with an easy smile and a way with words. But how he'll look and pitch in the future fueled the magic of Thursday afternoon, when the Rockies announced that they have signed both Nikorak, the 27th overall pick in last week's Draft, and No. 38 pick Tyler Nevin, a third baseman out of Poway (Calif.) High School.
The Astros announced the signings of three more selections from last week's Draft on Thursday: left-handed pitcher Michael Freeman, a seventh-round pick; catcher Garrett Stubbs, an eighth-round pick; and right-hander Ralph Garza, a 26th-round pick.
The Cubs officially announced the signing of their 2015 first-round Draft pick, Ian Happ, on Thursday. The deal is worth a $3 million signing bonus.
The Braves have agreed to terms with Austin Riley, their selection in Competitive Balance Round A (No. 41 overall) in last week's Draft.
The Pirates signed 10 more players taken in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, including a pair from the first 10 rounds.
MLBPipeline.com's experts will break down how each team fared in the recently concluded Draft, though we'll have to wait until the July 17 signing deadline to know exactly who will and won't turn pro. Here's our look at the American League West.
MLBPipeline.com's experts will break down how each team fared in the recently concluded Draft, though we'll have to wait until the July 17 signing deadline to know exactly who will and won't turn pro. Here's our look at the National League West.
Several Astros and D-backs prospects put on a fireworks display in Class A Advanced Lancaster's 14-6 win over Visalia, hitting eight total home runs.
Gators left fielder Harrison Bader launched a leadoff home run to center field and went 2-for-4 to lead No. 4 Florida to a 10-2 win over in-state rival No. 5 Miami at TD Ameritrade Park.
Florida put on a power display never before seen in the College World Series at cavernous TD Ameritrade Park on Wednesday night.
After Akeel Morris gave up three hits, three walks and five runs to the Blue Jays in his big league debut, becoming the 12th U.S. Virgin Islands native to pitch in the Majors, the Mets optioned the right-hander to Double-A Binghamton. To replace Morris on the roster, the Mets selected the contract of right-handed reliever Logan Verrett.
After missing more than seven weeks with a strained left shoulder, shortstop Roberto Baldoquin returned to the lineup for Class A Advanced Inland Empire on Friday and entered Wednesday batting .172 -- though he had four hits in his previous 12 at-bats -- with six errors in 16 games.
Nick Neidert, the Mariners' top Draft pick, signed his contract Monday, visited the Mariners' Spring Training complex in Peoria, Ariz., and was back in Seattle on Wednesday to be introduced alongside Competitive Balance B selection Andrew Moore and third-round pick Braden Bishop.
Kyle Schwarber was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio. It couldn't have worked out any better that his first MLB start came at Progressive Field against the Indians.
Eighth-round pick Nate Griep topped a list of 13 Brewers Draft picks assigned to affiliates on Wednesday, bringing to 16 the number of selections who have formally signed and been assigned to a Minor League club.
Just as soon as he could slip on his white No. 1 jersey and squeeze his blue KC cap over his long, poofy hair, first-round Draft pick Ashe Russell became a Royal.
Three pitchers in the Blue Jays' system will suit up for Team Canada at next month's Pan Am Games. Jeff Francis, Andrew Albers and Shane Dawson were included on the national team roster, which was announced by Baseball Canada on Wednesday.
After starting his career with three road games, Byron Buxton made his highly anticipated home debut with the Twins in the 3-1 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday night.
The Twins announced on Wednesday that they have officially signed left-hander Tyler Jay, their top pick in last week's Draft. Jay's signing bonus is worth the full slot amount of $3,889,500, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis. The Twins have not confirmed the bonus amount.
The Colorado Rockies selected high school shortstop Brendan Rodgers with the No. 3 pick in the MLB Draft. After agreeing to terms with Colorado, Rodgers pens a letter to the fans.
Jim Callis takes a look at how the AL Central teams fared in the 2015 MLB Draft.
Jonathan Mayo takes a look at how the NL Central teams fared in the 2015 MLB Draft.
Francisco Lindor had already made his first at-bat and recorded his first hit before Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, but he looked like he had done it several times the way he handled himself.
Second-round pick Jahmai Jones and third-round pick Grayson Long were on the field Tuesday afternoon, sporting Angels shirts and taking in batting practice shortly after signing their first professional contracts.
The D-backs have agreed to terms with 25 of the 40 players they selected in last week's Draft, including third-round pick Taylor Clarke, a right-hander out of College of Charleston.
Looking for a way to spark his offense, LSU coach Paul Mainieri floated the idea of hitting leadoff star shortstop and Astros first-round pick Alex Bregman, who jumped at it and ended up going 4-for-5 while leading the Tigers to a 5-3 win over Cal State Fullerton in a College World Series elimination game Tuesday.
Cal State Fullerton rocked freshman right-hander Alex Lange in the first, but the talented Tigers squad, facing elimination wasn't ready to go home. Instead, LSU used a big inning of its own and a dominant pitching performance to earn a 5-3 win and remain alive in Omaha.
Kyle Schwarber didn't start, but did get to catch one inning Tuesday, subbing for Miguel Montero in the ninth inning in a 6-0 loss to the Indians. He also got his first Major League at-bat in the ninth, and struck out looking on three pitches against lefty Marc Rzepczynski.
The Padres on Tuesday named Pat Murphy their manager for the remainder of the 2015 season and will give him 96 games to show he deserves the job permanently.
University of Washington outfielder Braden Bishop and Stanford shortstop Drew Jackson signed contracts with the Mariners on Tuesday as the club announced it has deals now with 27 of the 40 players selected in last week's Draft.
First-round Draft pick Chris Shaw and third-rounder Jalen Miller agreed to terms with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed agreements with either player.
The Orioles announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with their second selection in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft, Ryan Mountcastle.
The Indians got to work on locking up some of their newly acquired young talent, agreeing to terms with eight of their 41 Draft picks on Tuesday. The first wave of signees is highlighted by ninth-round selection Devon Stewart, a right-handed pitcher from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.
The Phillies agreed to terms on Tuesday with first-round pick Cornelius Randolph. He will receive a $3,231,300 signing bonus, which was the full value for the 10th overall pick. They also came to terms with second-round pick Scott Kingery on a $1,259,600 bonus, which was full value for the 48th pick.
A week after the Tigers wrapped up their work in the Draft, they got to business with their top picks. Both high school right-hander Beau Burrows and University of Tennessee outfielder Christin Stewart agreed to terms on deals Tuesday.
The Royals have signed 28 of their 41 picks from this year's Draft, including seven picks from the top 10 rounds. Josh Staumont, 21, is the only one of the team's top three picks.
The Astros have signed nine more players taken in the 2015 MLB Draft, including three more in the top 10 rounds. They had previously signed outfielder Kyle Tucker, taken in the first round (fifth overall).
Jim Callis takes a look at how American League East teams fared in the 2015 MLB Draft.
There's something about being in Omaha that brings out the best in Brandon Waddell. The Virginia left-hander turned in yet another postseason gem on Monday night, tossing seven-plus shutout innings to lead his Cavaliers to a 1-0 victory over Florida in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
With a crowd gathered around his locker, Domingo Santana unzipped a bag and reached inside to pull out the baseball. It was the ball he laced into right field for his first Major League hit in the third inning, which drove in Evan Gattis and gave the Astros a 4-3 lead in a game they'd eventually win, 8-5, over the Rockies.
Byron Buxton's first Major League hit came in fitting form at Busch Stadium on Monday night in his second big league game as the Twins faced the Cardinals. It was a triple.
The Blue Jays did not go down without a fight; in the end, it took an extra-innings comeback to halt Toronto's run of dominance. Former Blue Jays prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched six strong innings Monday night at Citi Field and Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off single in the 11th, leading the Mets to a 4-3 victory that snapped Toronto's franchise-record winning streak at 11.
The College World Series produced more than 10 hours of drama on Monday at TD Ameritrade Park. A long day that opened with Vanderbilt hitting the first walk-off home run in stadium history ended with a 1-0 pitchers' duel won by Virginia. In between, Miami outfielder Jacob Heyward -- the younger brother of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward -- added another walk-off to keep his Hurricanes alive in Omaha.
Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs' top pick in the 2014 Draft, will be promoted to the big league team for six days to be the designated hitter in Interleague games at Cleveland and at Minnesota. Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, announced the move after Schwarber's game with Double-A Tennessee Monday night.
The Blue Jays officially announced the signings of first-round pick Jon Harris and 29 other draftees on Monday night.
Francisco Lindor had the chance to soak everything in from the bench during the first few innings of his first game in the Major Leagues. On Monday, the Indians' shortstop watched as rain soaked Wrigley Field, forcing a postponement and delaying his first start in the big leagues.
The Yankees have agreed to terms with shortstop Kyle Holder, the No. 30 overall selection in the the 2015 Draft, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reported on Monday. The team has not officially announced the signing.
On Monday, one week after their selection in the 2015 Draft, first-round picks Nick Plummer and Jake Woodford signed contracts and then joined the Cardinals on the field during batting practice
It's not often Major League teams look for relief help in Class A, particularly in the form of a non-top-shelf prospect. But that's what the Mets decided for the short term when they promoted righty Akeel Morris from Class A Advanced St. Lucie on Monday.
Less than a week after the Brewers called their names, three of the club's top Draft picks signed their first professional contracts on Monday at Miller Park and began a journey they hope will lead them back to this very spot.
The Marlins have agreed to terms with their second-round Draft pick, left-handed pitcher Brett Lilek from Arizona State, for $1 million, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis. While the club has yet to confirm the Lilek agreement, it announced prior to Monday's matchup with the Yankees that it came to terms with seven other Draft picks.
Cal State Fullerton right-hander Thomas Eshelman was in complete control Sunday night, keeping Vanderbilt off balance throughout the first 5 2/3 innings of their College World Series matchup.
The Pirates locked up their first overall pick from last week's Draft on Monday. Pittsburgh officially announced the signing of shortstop Kevin Newman, the No. 19 overall pick out of the University of Arizona.
The Astros signed Kyle Tucker, the fifth overall pick in last week's MLB Draft, on Monday. The deal is worth $4 million, according to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo. Tucker, a prep outfielder from Tampa, Fla., is the highest drafted outfielder in club history and was to meet the media later Monday at Minute Maid Park.
Left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen is still working his way back from serious shoulder injuries that put a halt to his development. He is returning from the torn labrum, rotator cuff and anterior capsule that were surgically repaired in October of 2013.
This past week, June 8-14, Indians slugger Bobby Bradley homered in four games, making him the most impressive among our Prospect Team of the Week honorees.
The Mariners have signed their top Draft pick, second-rounder Nick Neidert, to a $1.2 million deal, MLB.com's Jim Callis reported Monday. The club has not confirmed.
With the way this past week has gone, prospect fans would understand if there wasn't a whole lot left in the Pipeline. With Carlos Correa, Byron Buxton and Francisco Lindor, the game's top 3 prospects all getting the call, expecting more any time soon would be a bit greedy. But here's the amazing thing: There's still plenty of talent to be found on the farm.
The Cubs agreed to terms with their first-round Draft pick, outfielder Ian Happ, MLB.com's Jim Callis has reported. Happ and the Cubs have agreed to a $3 million signing bonus -- just under the $3,351,000 slotted for his spot as the No. 9 overall pick.
The Mets reached all the way down to Class A Advanced Port St. Lucie to add an extra bullpen arm on Sunday night, promoting right-handed reliever Akeel Morris straight to the Majors.
Catcher Jorge Alfaro, the Rangers' No. 2 prospect, will undergo ankle surgery Wednesday that could result in him missing the remainder of the year.
After three historic starts to begin his Major League career, Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez looked like a rookie Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Every player remembers his first Major League hit. In shortstop Francisco Lindor's case, all of his Cleveland teammates will remember his, too.
Eddie Rosario hit a go-ahead double off Shawn Tolleson in the ninth inning Sunday to help the Twins avoid a series sweep in their 4-3 win against the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
The Nationals officially acquired shortstop Trea Turner from the San Diego Padres on Sunday. The announcement, made by Nats president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo, completes the three-team trade in which Washington received right-hander Joe Ross and a player to be named from the Padres on Dec. 18, 2014. The Nationals sent outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and Minor League left-hander Travis Ott to the Tampa Bay Rays as a part of the trade.
Everyone in baseball knew it was a question of when, not if, Francisco Lindor would get called up to the big leagues in 2015. When shortstop Jose Ramirez was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, it became clear the "when" might be soon. It officially became "when" on Sunday, when the Indians called up the No. 3 prospect on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
With a handful of everyday players nursing minor injuries, the Red Sox recalled Travis Shaw from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday to bolster their infield depth. The odd man out was rookie reliever Matt Barnes, whom the team optioned to Pawtucket.
The Orioles have recalled right-hander Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned left-handerT.J. McFarland to the Tides, the team announced on Sunday.
The Marlins on Sunday announced the signings of 14 players selected in the Draft, including 15th-rounder Kyle Barrett and 25th-round choice Alexander Fernandez, son of former big league pitcher Alex Fernandez.
Last December, the Padres, Rays and Nationals were able to work out the details of a three-team, 11-player trade. The centerpiece of the deal was outfielder Wil Myers, who went from Tampa Bay to San Diego. All the contracts were duly transferred to the proper teams, except for one. On Sunday, it was announced that Washington would be receiving Trea Turner -- San Diego's first-round draft choice, the 13th player selected overall.
For prospect fans, it doesn't get any better than this week, when the three most talented players in the Minors got the call to the Majors. After shortstop Carlos Correa joined the Astros on Monday, outfielder Byron Buxton and shortstop Francisco Lindor reached the Majors with the Twins and Indians on Sunday.
Josh Sborz's dominant postseason continued Saturday on college baseball's biggest stage.
Two of baseball's top youngsters are set to debut on Sunday. Outfielder Byron Buxton, MLBPipeline.com's No. 1 prospect, has been called up by the Twins, while the Indians have done likewise with shortstop Francisco Lindor, the No. 3 prospect.
Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations, indicated Saturday that he's in no hurry to rush top shortstop prospect Corey Seager to the Major Leagues.
Francisco Lindor returned to his locker during Triple-A Columbus' rain delay at Huntington Park on Saturday night. The shortstop picked up his phone and saw that he had received a text message from Indians manager Terry Francona.
Late Friday night, young right-hander Trevor Gott was informed by Triple-A Salt Lake manager Dave Anderson that he was getting his first call-up to the Major Leagues. So, Gott did what you'd expect. He informed his parents and his former coaches at the University of Kentucky. And by the time he boarded a flight, checked into his hotel and got some rest, news of his call-up had spread throughout Lexington.
Byron Buxton, ranked No. 1 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, will make the jump to the Majors Sunday, joining the Twins in Arlington, Texas.
D-backs general manager Dave Stewart would like to win games this year, but he is not willing to mortgage the organization's future to do so.
Top prospect Byron Buxton scored the game-winning run in the ninth inning as the Twins beat the Rangers, 4-3, in his big league debut on Sunday.
Whatever jitters Josh Naylor may have experienced in his early round of batting practice Saturday, they quickly disappeared when he started smashing baseballs into the second deck at Marlins Park.
The Blue Jays have agreed to terms with top pick Jon Harris in a deal that will see the college right-hander receive $1,944,800. The deal was first reported by Sportsnet and has since been confirmed by MLB.com. The dollar figure is the full amount of the recommended slot value for the 29th overall pick.
Injuries in the Marlins' rotation created an opening for Jose Urena. But now that some starters are returning from the disabled list, it may be tough to get the rookie right-hander out of the starting five.
Steve Cishek's nearly two-week stint at Double-A Jacksonville is over. After Cishek collected a save for the Suns on Friday night, the Marlins recalled the right-hander as well as reinstated Mat Latos from the disabled list.
The Red have signed their top overall selection in the 2015 Draft, catcher Tyler Stephenson, the club announced on Friday.
Angels third baseman David Freese, out of the lineup the last three games due to lingering tightness in his right hamstring, had an encouraging workout prior to Friday's series opener against the A's.
Mason Williams, 23, did not have to wait long to get his first taste of the big leagues: Batting ninth in the series opener vs. the O's on Friday, Williams hit a two-run homer in the fourth for his first big league hit. The Yanks were trailing, 5-3, after the blast.
Baseball fans will see their fair share of talented arms in the 2015 College World Series, which begins Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. Play opens Saturday with Arkansas facing Virginia at 3 p.m. ET and instate rivals No. 4 Florida and No. 5 Miami squaring off at 8 p.m. Sunday's action pits No. 2 Louisiana State against No. 7 TCU at 3 p.m., while the nightcap features Vanderbilt and Cal State Fullerton at 8 p.m.
Angels first-round pick Taylor Ward sported a long-sleeve shirt, a tie and an Angels cap during batting practice at Angel Stadium on Friday afternoon, soaking in the big league atmosphere and calling the Angels "my No. 1 team."
Jim Callis answers questions about which first-round Draft picks will become their teams' top prospects, the Rangers' Draft and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues.
All 40 rounds and 1,215 picks of the 2015 Draft are now in the books. Ready to dive into 2016? Scouts for all 30 teams will be doing just that very shortly.
Royals Minor League report: June 11
Following a 6-2 loss to Angels on Thursday, the Rays made a flurry of roster moves in order to reinforce a bullpen in need of fresh arms. Catcher Bobby Wilson was designated for assignment.
The Brewers on Thursday were putting the finishing touches on an agreement with first-round Draft pick Trent Clark that a baseball source said would pay the outfielder a signing bonus slightly above Major League Baseball's slot value of $2,692,700 for the 15th overall pick.
The Rays signed right-handed pitcher Brandon Koch, selected in the fourth round of the MLB Draft, on Thursday and announced that he will report to Class A Short Season Hudson Valley.
Blue Jays director of amateur scouting Brian Parker took some time after completing his third Draft to talk with MLB.com. Here are some of the highlights of what Parker had to say.
Carlos Correa, the 20-year-old who made his Major League debut for the Astros on Monday in Chicago, made his Minute Maid Park debut on Friday when the Astros faced Cy Young contender Felix Hernandez and the Mariners. In his second at-bat of the 10-0 victory, he launched a solo homer to right, his second big-league blast, to announce his arrival.
The 2015 Draft may be over, but the work does not stop in the D-backs' front office. There are players to sign and short-season teams to stock. It's a whirlwind of activity that requires Arizona's scouting and player development departments to work in lockstep.
The Royals Minor League report for June 10.
The Yankees on Thursday recalled Mason Williams, rated the organization's No. 26 prospect by MLB.com, from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and will have the outfielder in uniform on Friday as they open a three-game series with the Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
How well teams truly fared in the 2015 Draft won't be known until careers play out on the diamond over the next two decades. That makes trying to assess how clubs did immediately after the Draft ended a dicey proposition.
Vincent Velasquez threw five scoreless innings in his first Major League start, allowing three hits and four walks and striking out five batters in the Astros' 4-1 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The loss was Houston's seventh in a row.
Highly touted Angels' third base prospect Kyle Kubitza hit the ground running at Tropicana Field in his Major League debut on Wednesday night, collecting two singles -- including a sharp liner to center in his first MLB at-bat -- in the Halos' 4-2 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field.
The Tigers used to thrive on drafting players who were perceived as tough signs. But Detroit would skillfully find a way to sign those players anyway. They haven't done it as much in the draft-pool era, and they might not sign a whole lot this year aside from the top picks, but they took some shots in this year's Draft.
New Dodgers management on Wednesday completed its first Draft, which was heavy on college players and right-handed pitching.
Several years will need to pass before the Rays can accurately assess whether the 2015 Draft was a success. However, one thing rang true from the choices made this year: The Rays did not shy away from taking chances.
Another day, another new power arm for the Astros' starting rotation. Vincent Velasquez made his debut on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field, two nights after Lance McCullers Jr. had held his own for seven innings against Chris Sale. It didn't take long to reach one conclusion.
Hoping to find a power source, the Rays selected Richmond third baseman Matt Dacey in the 21st round of the 2015 Draft.
In the 42nd round of the 2011 Draft, a round that no longer exists, the Pirates used their first pick -- No. 1,262 overall -- to select Nick Hibbing, a right-hander out of Lakes Community High School in Antioch, Ill.
The Yankees selected Army West Point senior right-handed pitcher Alex Robinett in the 32nd round (963rd overall) of the MLB Draft, marking the 12th player in Academy history to be drafted.
Near the end of 27th round in the 2015 MLB Draft on Wednesday afternoon, right-hander Jacob Bodner received a call from the Royals -- a call he'd been waiting on while at his sister's home in Cincinnati.
Giants scouting director John Barr cited examples from the club's present roster to illustrate the 2015 MLB Draft's potential future value.
The priority to find the right player, and not worry as much about how long it will take him to develop, led the Rockies to select high school players for seven of their first 11 picks in the 2015 MLB Draft, which concluded Wednesday.
A premium was placed on speed and power in the first three rounds, but the Marlins' main focus in the MLB Draft was to stockpile pitching. They did just that.
The White Sox have a number of talented catchers in their system. They just aren't sure if they have their future catcher in place.
For the first time since 1992, the Red Sox waited as late as the sixth round to select a pitcher. But as the Draft wrapped up Wednesday night, amateur scouting director Mike Rikard made it clear that method was not by design, but a product of the club pouncing on middle-of-the-diamond position players high on its Draft board.
Austin Bossart made Philadelphia his home for the past four years, and he hopes to make it his home again in the future. He has a chance. The Phillies on Wednesday selected Bossart, a senior catcher from Penn, in the 14th round (414th pick overall) of the 2015 Draft.
The Mets focused on regrowth from the bottom up in the 2015 Draft, starting with their top overall pick, second-rounder Desmond Lindsay. Two high school left-handed starting pitchers followed, kicking off the Mets' real Draft focus: 28 of the 39 players they selected were pitchers, including 16 of their first 21 picks.
The Cardinals wrapped up the final day of the 2015 Draft on Wednesday by taking several expected tough signees and stocking up on catchers to complete their list of 42 picks.
The Angels entered the 2015 Draft in search of bats, then selected a position player with 25 of their 40 picks over the last three days, a drastic, necessary change in philosophy after back-to-back pitcher-heavy Drafts.
At 5:24 p.m. CT on Wednesday, brief applause erupted from the second floor of Union Station inside Minute Maid Park. Angelo State University southpaw Steve Naemark had just been announced as the Astros' last selection of the 2015 MLB Draft, culminating a class that left Houston scouting director Mike Elias with a wide smile as he addressed reporters.
Roger Clemens has worked with young ballplayers, many of whom went on to hear their names called in the MLB Draft. Wednesday's final rounds of the 2015 Draft gave him another name to add to the list.
Rick Hahn would like the 2015 MLB Draft to be the last one for many years that the White Sox held a Top 10 pick. "We are hoping this is the last protected pick for a little while here," said the White Sox general manager after his team completed its 40th round on Wednesday evening.
Toronto has put a strong emphasis on acquiring tall, athletic pitchers in recent years, and that was the case again in the 2015 Draft. Toronto used six of its top 10 picks on pitchers who are at least 6-feet tall, and it's clear the organization wants to build from the mound out.
The Mets' 15th-round pick in the 2015 Draft, Thomas Hackimer was born in New Hyde Park, N.Y., grew up in Floral Park, then went to high school at Archbishop Molloy and college at St. John's -- both located in Queens. So when the Mets called his name Wednesday afternoon, Hackimer could not have been more thrilled.
Johnny Almaraz entered the 2015 Draft with a specific plan, and he believes the Phillies executed it.
Braves Minor League catcher Chris O'Dowd was suspended for 80 games on Wednesday after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances.
Figuratively speaking, Cameron Avila-Leeper won both ends of a doubleheader Wednesday.
Jerry Dipoto's seat in the Angels' Draft room was situated right next to Kathy Mair, who was responsible for phoning each of the team's selections to Major League Baseball. Every time a pick was ready, a tag with the amateur player's name would sit right next to Dipoto, ready for Mair to read out with the next pick.
Even from the inside looking out, the Royals selecting right-handers Ashe Russell and Nolan Watson in the 2015 MLB Draft -- both from the same township in Indiana -- was pure coincidence.
After selecting a pair of hard-throwers on Day 1 of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, the Twins picked a slew of position players on the second day before wrapping up the final day with 30 more picks.
Heading into the final day of the Draft, the Orioles' goal was simple: find talent that had been passed over or overlooked. While scouting director Gary Rajsich spent Days 1 and 2 selecting a hefty amount of high school prospects -- seven of the club's first 10 -- the O's used their first six selections on Day 3 on college players.
The 40th and final-round selection for the White Sox in the 2015 MLB Draft should have a very familiar sound to the team's fan base: Joseph Reinsdorf, whose grandfather is White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.
Having grown up as a Twins fan in Waconia, Minn., University of Minnesota left-hander Dalton Sawyer couldn't believe it when his hometown team selected him in the 27th round of the 2015 MLB Draft on Wednesday.
The Reds won't know for a few years which selections from the 2015 Draft will rise all the way through the organization and reach the Major League club. Based on their track record, there's a good chance several will be part of the lineup and pitching staff.
A few weeks ago, Cody Morris was at Camden Yards, spectating at the Brooks Robinson All-Star Game. On Wednesday, Morris took one small step closer to becoming an Oriole as the right-hander was selected in the 32nd round of the Draft.
Right-handed pitcher Justin Lawrence, the Rockies' 12th-round pick out of Daytona State College on Wednesday on the final day of the 2015 MLB Draft, never fears change. But his biggest switch was an easy choice.
The Cubs concluded the 2015 MLB Draft on Wednesday, with 29 of their 40 selections coming from the college ranks.
Jared Padgett was going to be happy with whatever happened. Padgett said repeatedly Wednesday it was an honor to be drafted by the Cubs. But he's also a confident young pitcher who has already improved greatly during the last few years, something he credits to Kellen Ludwig, his pitching coach and a former Minor Leaguer.
As one Biggio readies to enter the Hall of Fame, another is now readying to join the Astros' system.
Harrison Bader opened his collegiate career playing in center before shifting to a corner-outfield spot this season. Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa said the organization believes Bader has the skill set -- most notably above-average speed -- to return to center.
With their pick in the 25th round of the MLB Draft, the Tigers selected Ryan Castellanos, a right-handed pitcher out of Nova Southeastern University in Florida and the younger brother of Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos.
Roy Hallenbeck has been running the baseball program at Millville High School in South Jersey for 17 years now, and in that time, two of his former players have been selected in the First-Year Player Draft.
One of the Brewers' Day 3 picks had a familiar name. When Milwaukee made East Carolina right-hander David Lucroy its 20th-round Draft pick on Wednesday, it actually marked the third time the Brewers had called that surname.
The MLB Draft wound through its third and final day Wednesday, and more than 1,200 players were apportioned to the 30 big league teams. The Draft started at 7 p.m. Monday night with the Arizona selection of shortstop Dansby Swanson, and it ended around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
As a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Stephen Moore will soon have the opportunity to realize his goal of becoming a pilot. But before doing so, the right-handed pitcher from suburban Atlanta will experience the dream the Braves provided when they selected him in the 10th round of the 2015 MLB Draft.
The Marlins connected with some family ties with a couple of late-round picks on Wednesday in Day 3 of the MLB Draft. Miami selected the sons of two former players who were part of World Series title teams in Alex Fernandez Jr. and Griffin Conine.
Is Andrew Lee a pitcher or a hitter? Based on his college stats at the University of Tennessee, he can do both. But according to Nationals assistant general manager Kris Kline, Lee will be a pitcher in the organization.
When one looks at the 40 players the Nationals selected in the 2015 MLB Draft, it is clear that most of the players came from the college ranks. The team also believes it can never have enough pitching.
This will go down as a year to remember for Baseball Canada, as a record number of Canadians were selected in the Top 10 rounds of the Draft.
The second time is the charm when it comes to the Blue Jays and their top Draft pick Jon Harris.
The Reds selected infielder Brantley Bell, son of current Reds' bench coach Jay Bell, in the 11th round (No. 325) of the Draft, and then picked up catcher Elih Marrero, son of Class A Dayton manager Eli Marrero in the 29th round.
Cornelius Randolph has been compared to the likes of Tony Gwynn, Robinson Cano and Dmitri Young.
Andrew Brodbeck's professional baseball journey is just about to begin, but the Cardinals' ninth-round selection of the 2015 MLB Draft has already accomplished something in his career that his favorite player, former St. Louis World Series MVP David Eckstein, never did.
The Yankees established a trend from their very first announcement of the 2015 Draft, when they chose right-hander James Kaprielian from UCLA with the 16th overall pick, the organization's highest selection in 22 years. With the selections being delivered from a conference area outside the third-base grandstand of George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., the Yankees aimed to import talent that can help build the future of the organization in a hurry.
A couple of years ago, the thought of even playing competitive baseball -- let alone taking the field as a professional -- had never occurred to outfielder Nicholos Hamilton. Little did he know how quickly everything would change.
The Royals Minor League report for June 9.
For a brief period of time, nothing was going right in the baseball career of D-backs third-round pick Taylor Clarke.
Jonathan Mayo looks at the five 2015 draftees who are most likely to make it to the big leagues quickest, led by Twins top pick Tyler Jay.
The bonus-pool system limits aggressiveness in the Draft. Because clubs that exceed their allotments by more than 5 percent start losing future first-round picks, those that are bold on Day 1 turn conservative by necessity on Day 2.
Marty Lamb was the listed scout on three of the first five picks the Dodgers made this year, giving him one of the most successful Drafts in franchise history.
The pinto beans littered the concrete floor of the Arizona garage, morphing from a handy food item into a reliable and inexpensive training tool. The young athlete whipped a bat through the strike zone, barreling up each tiny legume with precision. Donny Sands' training methods may have been a bit unorthodox, but there is no question that they worked.
Intensity helped cam Gibson get to this point, where a career in baseball is a reality. He just never quite fathomed it being in the same uniform as his dad. He knew it could happen, but as he sat at home on Tuesday afternoon with his parents and his girlfriend in Grosse Pointe, Mich., as the Tigers' fifth-round Draft pick, the reality was hitting him.
Tate Matheny will never forget the exhilaration he felt in a hotel room in Denver on Tuesday when he learned he had been selected by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the MLB Draft. And most importantly, he will never forget with whom he shared the moment.
The D-backs opted to pick more experienced collegiate players on the second day of the 2015 Draft, with all eight selections coming from college as the club has still not drafted a high school player.
The Marlins stockpiled plenty of size and strength to close out Day 2 of the MLB Draft. With their picks in Rounds 6-10 on Tuesday, they focused on hard-throwing pitchers while adding a sturdy catcher.
Omaha scored seven in the second and cruised to a win, setting season highs in runs and hits (19). Eight players recorded multi-hit games, with Dusty Coleman's two-run double starting the scoring. He added a solo homer in the seventh. Cheslor Cuthbert capped the second-inning scoring with a three-run blast. Whit Merrifield was 3-for-5 with a triple, a walk and three runs. Yohan Pino posted 6.0 shutout innings, yielding four hits and two walks with three K's.
Dodgers director of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino said the club believes they know exactly what they are getting in Vanderbilt left-handed pitcher Philip Pfeifer and couldn't be happier about it.
The Dodgers completed Day 2 of the Draft on Tuesday, adding a balance of four positions players and four more pitchers after spending three of their four Monday picks on college pitchers.
When Josh Graham learned that the Braves had selected him in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft on Tuesday, he couldn't help but wonder if he would have been drafted had he not made the conversion from catcher to pitcher this year.
The Padres took big right-hander Trevor Megill in the seventh round, and finished off Day 2 of the Draft with three athletic outfielders.
The scouts who made their way to Wofford College in South Carolina the past three seasons often noticed the last name first. Leftwich, Leftwich, how do I know that name? Hey, did his dad pitch in the big leagues? Yes, actually.
Known for developing pitching, the Giants began to stock up on fresh arms during this stage of the MLB Draft.
There's no questioning Austin Allen's bat, which is clearly the calling card of the player the Padres chose in the fourth round of the Draft on Tuesday.
The Rockies continued a run on experience during Tuesday's second day of the MLB Draft, taking college players in rounds 6-9 before dipping back into the high school ranks.
Paul DeJong headed off to college in the fall of 2011 as most athletes do, eager to extend his baseball career but cognizant that his chances of playing after his four-year eligibility expired at Illinois State University were slim.
The Braves have taken a recent liking to the Withrow family. They acquired Matt's older brother, Chris, in a trade with the Dodgers two weeks ago.
To the Giants, there's nothing secondary about the second day of the MLB Draft.
Bryan Hudson grew up in Alton, a city in southern Illinois just a 25 miles north of St. Louis, but it's safe to say from here on out that Hudson is all about Cubbie blue.
The Astros were surprised Riley Ferrell was still available when it was time to make their third-round selection in the MLB Draft on Tuesday, but it was the kind of surprise every team desires this time of year. With most teams coveting the same small group of elite talent in the early rounds of the Draft, there's no telling who will be available as players start flying off the board. When it was time to pick 79th overall, the Astros had no hesitation when selecting Ferrell, a hard-throwing right-hander from Texas Christian University.
The first 10 rounds of the 2015 MLB Draft are in the books, but there are still plenty of reasons to keep an eye on the final 30 rounds today, when MLB.com's coverage begins at noon ET.
Over the course of Day 2 of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, the Mets infused their system with the national collegiate leaders in batting average, ERA, home runs and RBIs.
Drafting an athletic catcher paid off for the Marlins in 2010, when they selected J.T. Realmuto, a converted shortstop, in the third round. Miami hopes it has once again uncovered another catching gem in Justin Cohen.
The Rangers took UC-Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate with the fourth overall pick because they believe he was the best pitcher in the 2015 Draft. They took Duke right-hander Michael Matuella with their third-round pick because he might have ended up as the best pitcher in the Draft if not for a back issue and major elbow surgery.
As a 6-year-old in Hermosillo, Mexico, Javier Medina wore No. 9 on his first baseball team like his baseball hero, former Rockies star Vinny Castilla. After a long and unusual route, Medina -- now an 18-year-old right-handed pitcher -- has a chance to follow his hero, who is serving as a special front-office assistant with Colorado.
At the Major League level, the Astros have spent most of this season showing that they are ready to make a postseason push earlier than anticipated. The next few seasons look bright for Houston, and judging by how college-heavy their first two days of this year's Draft were, it wouldn't be a stretch to envision a few of those picks jumping into the fray relatively quickly as the club continues to build for both the short and long term at the big league level.
After making a power move early on Day 2 of the 2015 Draft with the selection of Florida outfielder Harrison Bader, the Cards added pitching depth later on Tuesday as they snagged a couple left-handers.
More often than not, the Reds try to accumulate pitching each year in the MLB Draft. This year, the organization will certainly add pitching but also placed a premium on adding talent with athleticism.
When Mets scouting director Tommy Tanous referred to the team's top pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Desmond Lindsay, as "an offensive machine," he could easily have been referring to fourth-round pick David Thompson instead.
Mac Marshall's initial brush with the MLB Draft was tinged with controversy. This time around, he's experiencing a lot less fuss and much more excitement.
Many years and hurdles must be cleared if Demi Orimoloye is to make baseball history. Born in Nigeria and raised in Canada, the 18-year-old outfielder was the Brewers' fourth-round pick Tuesday in the 2015 Draft
Jacob Nix admits he was upset when he wasn't selected Monday during Day 1 of the 2015 Draft.
It didn't really matter what happened during the MLB Draft. Casey Hughston was going to celebrate on Tuesday night.
Current Yankees players were happy to see Mariano Rivera Jr. get selected by the Nationals in the fourth round (134th overall) of the Draft on Tuesday. The Iona product, who the Yanks saw routinely around the clubhouse as a teenager, is on the brink of starting a career.
The Orioles continued to look for undervalued arms with high upsides during Day 2 of the Draft on Tuesday.
Throughout his childhood in Oakville, Ontario, Miles Gordon pursued his love of hockey and rose to the higher levels of the amateur system as a center. Gordon was gifted in another sport -- baseball -- and also had aspirations of playing at the highest level. While in high school, baseball won out over hockey. That choice paid off on Tuesday, when Gordon -- a 17-year-old outfielder -- became a fourth-round pick of the Reds in the 2015 Draft.
On Day 2 of the MLB Draft, the Nationals only selected college players, taking six pitchers, an outfielder and a first baseman.
The Orioles went big in the fifth round of the 2015 Draft, selecting high school outfielder Jason Heinrich, a slugger who has tantalizing power, but has struggled with consistency.
The Phillies selected two college pitchers, two college hitters and one high school hitter in Rounds 6-10 of the 2015 MLB Draft on Tuesday.
Carson Fulmer, your Vanderbilt baseball team just advanced to the College World Series by virtue of a Super Regional victory over the University of Illinois, and you were selected No. 8 by the White Sox in the first round of the MLB Draft. Now what are you going to do for a celebratory encore? Watch more baseball, of course -- or at least that's what Fulmer did on Monday night with Chris Sale pitching for the White Sox.
The Blue Jays spent the early portion of the Draft focusing on starting pitching, but their attention shifted to middle infield for Round 6.
The latter rounds of Day 2 of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft continued Tuesday, with the Cubs looking to add depth.
Unlike in recent years, when the Red Sox often pounced on pitching early in the Draft, they waited until the sixth round to take their first arm this year in right-hander Travis Lakins out of Ohio State.
A dream Isaiah White had when he was 8 years old became reality on Tuesday, when the Marlins selected the center fielder from the Greenfield School in Wilson, N.C., in the third round of the MLB Draft.
Enticed by one of brightest offensive prospects in this year's crop of Texas junior college athletes, the Yankees used their sixth-round selection on second baseman Brandon Wagner, who slugged 22 home runs as a junior for Howard College in San Angelo, Texas.
Giovanny Urshela made his MLB debut Tuesday, batting eighth and playing third base after being called up from Triple-A Columbus.
Two hard-throwing left-handers highlighted the Mets' early picks on Day 2 of the MLB Draft on Tuesday, replenishing a system that has graduated seven players to the big leagues this season.
After going with four high school players the first night of the 2015 Draft, the Rockies began Day 2 on Tuesday with yet another high schooler before making their first foray into the collegiate ranks.
As the Braves progressed through the early portion of Day 2 of the 2015 MLB Draft, they stuck to their commitment to stockpile high-upside pitchers. The Braves selected pitchers with each of their first three selections on Tuesday.
The Orioles continued to place an added emphasis on acquiring outfielders during Day 2 of the Draft on Tuesday. Baltimore has used three of its first six picks on outfielders, including top pick DJ Stewart.
New Dodgers management likes the Vanderbilt University pitching staff. In the third round of the Draft on Tuesday, the Dodgers selected Vandy lefty Philip Pfeifer, teammate of right-hander Walker Buehler, who was taken by the Dodgers with the 24th overall pick on Monday. Also on Tuesday, the Dodgers drafted slugging junior college second baseman Willie Calhoun in the fourth round and lanky California high school shortstop Brendon Davis in the fifth round.
The Rays opened the back half of the Draft's first two days by selecting right-hander Benton Moss out of the University of North Carolina in the sixth round.
The Phillies took a high school shortstop and a college second baseman Monday night in the first two rounds of the 2015 MLB Draft. They remained in the middle of the infield with their first pick on Tuesday, taking Lucas Williams from Dana Hills High School in California.
The D-backs opened Day 2 of the 2015 Draft on Tuesday by selecting right-handed pitcher Taylor Clarke from the College of Charleston with the No. 76 overall pick.
A famous last name can be a boon or a burden to a Major League prospect, but one thing is certain: It will never go unnoticed. Several players with notable surnames were taken over the 40 rounds of the 2015 MLB Draft, including the son of a Hall of Famer and a few sons of prominent big league executives.
The Nationals hope they hit the jackpot with the 134th overall pick of the 2015 MLB Draft on Tuesday, which they used to select Mariano Rivera Jr.
The Blue Jays continued their run on pitching during Day 2 of the Draft by using a third-round selection on high school right-hander Justin Maese from Ysleta, Texas.
The Yankees dipped into the high school pool for the first time in this year's Draft on Tuesday, using their third-round selection (92nd overall) to take right-handed pitcher Drew Finley from Rancho Bernardo High School in suburban San Diego.
The Rangers rolled the dice with the third pick of the day, taking right-hander Michael Matuella with the 78th overall selection. Once considered a candidate to go No. 1 overall, Matuella had his junior year derailed by injuries and underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery in April.
Brandon Lowe became the Rays' third selection of the 2015 Draft when they selected the Maryland second baseman on Tuesday with the 87th pick.
For University of Washington center fielder Braden Bishop, getting drafted by his hometown Mariners in the third round Tuesday was a double dose of good news.
After taking three high school players with their Day 1 picks, the Cardinals had nine selections Tuesday, the second day of the three-day Draft. The club used three of their first four Day 2 picks to pluck college players, including a pair of position players and a pitcher.
The Brewers' first pick on Day 2 of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft passed the eyeball test. At 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Texas high school right-hander Nash Walters has the build of a big league pitching prospect.
Shortstops dominated the first night of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Monday, and the Reds got into the act on Tuesday. With their third-round pick, No. 84 overall, Cincinnati selected shortstop Blake Trahan from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Pirates picked up early Tuesday where they left off Monday night, selecting another college hitter in Casey Hughston.
The Cubs opened Day 2 by selecting Illinois prep left-hander Bryan Hudson out of Alton High School in the third round.
The Astros tapped into the college ranks in the early rounds of the MLB Draft's second day on Tuesday, selecting Texas Christian University right-hander Riley Ferrell as their third-round selection (No. 79 overall) and University of Oklahoma catcher Anthony Hermelyn in the fourth round (No. 109 overall). In the fifth round, the club drafted right-hander Trent Thornton, a junior from the University of North Carolina.
The Red Sox had a lengthy wait before being able to make their second selection in the Draft, but they were pleased that catcher Austin Rei was still there waiting for them.
The Angels entered the 2015 Draft targeting bats and have stuck to the script through the first two days, taking a position player with eight of their first 10 picks after wrapping up Day 2 on Tuesday.
After beginning Day 2 of the 2015 Draft with their first high-school pick in right-hander Dakota Chalmers on Tuesday, the A's stuck with collegiate talent in Rounds 4-10, including San Diego State products in both the sixth and 10th rounds.
The Mariners continued their pursuit of pitching as the 2015 Draft shifted to rounds 6-10 on Tuesday afternoon, selecting hard-throwing Kyle Wilcox out of Bryant University in the sixth round, Indiana prep standout Cody Mobley in the eighth round and Arizona State reliever Darin Gillies in the 10th.
The Rangers continued their run on big right-handed college pitchers by taking three more as the 2015 Draft was completed through the 10th round on Tuesday afternoon.
There's a strong chance Blake Hickman would have been drafted by a Major League Baseball team even without his participation in the White Sox Amateur City Elite youth program.
After taking right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer out of Vanderbilt with the eighth pick overall Monday night, the White Sox didn't select again until No. 112. They chose Clemson left-hander Zack Erwin.
The Angels took a couple of outfielders and their first starting pitcher to kick off Day 2 of the 2015 Draft on Tuesday.
The A's dipped into the high-school pool for their third-round selection Tuesday, taking prep right-hander Dakota Chalmers with the No. 97 overall pick in the 2015 Draft.
The Mariners stayed close to home with their third-round pick Tuesday in the 2015 Draft, selecting University of Washington center fielder Braden Bishop with the 94th overall selection.
The Rangers used their third- and fourth-round picks to take two of the most talented pitchers in the 2015 Draft on Tuesday. But they both had their seasons cut short by arm injuries, putting both Duke right-hander Michael Matuella and University of Houston right-hander Jake Lemoine in the nebulous "high-risk, high-reward" category.
Shortstops dominated the first round of the 2015 Draft on Monday night. Vanderbilt's Dansby Swanson, Louisiana State's Alex Bregman and Lake Mary (Fla.) High's Brendan Rodgers went 1-2-3 to the D-backs, Astros and Rockies, respectively, marking the first time in the Draft's history that shortstops comprised the first three selections. A total of eight were selected in the first round, tying a record set in 1971 and 2002.
All eight remaining schools in the College World Series had at least one player selected on Monday. Here is a quick look at how they fared in the Super Regional, along with others on MLB.com's Top 200 prospects list who could come off the board on Tuesday.
For the Astros, Monday was one of the biggest in many seasons, thanks to the convergence of Carlos Correa's arrival and a historic Draft in which Houston held two of the first five picks.
The Nationals used their second pick of the 2015 MLB Draft to add another top-of-the-order bat on Monday night. Center fielder Blake Perkins, whom the team selected with the 69th overall pick, fits that description.
A total of 75 picks are in the books, but there's still a whole lot of Draft to come. Day 1 of the Draft on Monday covered the first two rounds as well as the Competitive Balance A and B rounds, setting the stage for what really is the bulk of the 2015 MLB Draft. After the MLB.com preview show gets underway at 12:30 p.m. ET, Round 3 will begin at 1 p.m., with pick-by-pick coverage coming live on MLB.com through round 10.
The Orioles used their final Day 1 selection on pitching, selecting high school righty Jonathan Hughes with the 68th overall pick in the 2015 Draft on Monday.
The Braves viewed A.J. Minter was as a potential first-round selection until he had Tommy John surgery in March. Thus, they felt fortunate when they were able to take the Texas A&M left-hander with the last of the five selections (the 75th overall pick) they made on Monday night, the opening day of the 2015 Draft.
Four aspiring big leaguers attended Monday's MLB Draft with the hopes of taking the next step toward accomplishing their dream -- and all four heard their respective names called in the first round.
The best young baseball players in the country are coming from increasingly diverse backgrounds, and we saw that firsthand on Monday. Nine of the 36 players selected in the first round of the 2015 Major League Draft were of African-American descent, the most since 1992.
The Giants took a well-known prospect in Monday's second round of the MLB Draft by selecting University of Miami junior left-hander Andrew Suarez with the 61st overall pick.
The Cardinals closed out Day 1 of the MLB Draft on Monday by using their second-round pick to select third baseman Bryce Denton, the third high school player they took to open the organization's first Draft under new scouting director Chris Correa.
The Yankees used the 57th overall pick in the 2015 Draft on Monday to select left-handed pitcher Jeff Degano from Indiana State University. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder fulfilled his promise as a quality starter following Tommy John surgery that sidelined him for the 2014 campaign.
With their competitive balance B selection, and pick No. 71 overall in the 2015 Draft, the Reds took right-handed pitcher Tanner Rainey from the University of West Alabama on Monday.
As Rob Manfred began calling names Monday in his first MLB Draft as Commissioner, a trend quickly emerged. Clubs went to college to find polished players in the early stages of the first round.
With their second selection in the 2015 Draft, the Yankees believe they have selected a shortstop who may already be able to handle that assignment at the big league level defensively.
Dansby Swanson and Carson Fulmer of Vanderbilt and Tyler Jay of the University of Illinois woke up on Monday with a good feeling that they would be selected in the first round of the MLB Draft that evening. But first, they had a game to play. That game was the NCAA Super Regional.
The Angels selected high school outfielder Jahmai Jones in the second round of the 2015 Draft, after earlier picking Fresno State catcher Taylor Ward with their 26th overall selection Monday.
The A's plucked another shortstop out of the 2015 MLB Draft with their second-round pick on Monday, taking Alabama's Mikey White with the 63rd overall selection.
The Phillies might have just drafted their long-term replacement for Chase Utley, selecting Scott Kingery late Monday night with the 48th overall pick in the 2015 Draft.
Many of those fans who spent the past few years rooting for San Clemente High School (Calif.) might spend the next few years cheering for the Braves.
The Indians wrapped up their first day of the Draft on Monday night by selecting a high school pitcher for the third time in as many picks, using their second-round selection (No. 59) to take left-hander Juan Hillman out of Olympia High School in Florida.
Drafting without a first rounder for the first time in six years, the Mets took their chances on a high school bat. The Mets selected outfielder Desmond Lindsay with the 53rd overall pick, their first selection in the 2015 Draft.
Assistant general manager Kris Kline said the Nationals were looking to add left-handed bats to the Minor League system. And they did just that on Monday, selecting outfielder Andrew Stevenson of LSU with the 58th overall pick of the 2015 Draft.
In a matter of seconds, Cal State Fullerton right-hander Thomas Eshelman was drafted by the Astros with the No. 46 overall pick in the Draft and then locked down the save to send the Titans back to the College World Series. Talk about a night to remember.
The Brewers' final Draft selection on Day 1 was Cal Poly-Pomona junior Cody Ponce, a right-hander who fits Milwaukee's recent focus on large-framed pitchers with big arms.
The Indians selected right-handed starter Triston McKenzie with the 42nd overall pick of the Draft on Monday night, the final selection of the Competitive Balance A round.
As it got closer to their second-round pick the mood in the D-backs draft room got a little tense as they watched their desired players start moving off the board. The exhaled, though, when TCU left-hander Alex Young was still there at 43rd overall.
After the Braves took pitchers with their first two selections in the 2015 Draft, scouting director Brian Bridges crossed his fingers and began hoping that Austin Riley would still be available with his next pick.
The Marlins capped the first day of the Draft on Monday by selecting left-hander Brett Lilek from Arizona State University.
The Royals selected not only two high school right-handed pitchers, but a pair of rivals from the same township of Indiana -- Ashe Russell from Cathedral (Ind.) High School with the 21st pick and Nolan Watson from Lawrence North (Ind.) High School with the 33rd pick.
he Orioles used the 36th overall pick in the 2015 Draft on Monday to select Florida high school shortstop Ryan Mountcastle, who is known for his bat but might need to find a new position.
With their second-round selection, and No. 49 overall in the 2015 Draft, the Reds picked right-handed pitcher Antonio Santillan from Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas.
What Eirc Jenkins does best is run fast and what he loves most is playing baseball. A left-handed-hitting outfielder with great speed, some power and excellent defensive ability, Jenkins was taken by the Rangers in the second round Monday with the 45th overall pick of the 2015 Draft.
Brewers director of amateur scouting Ray Montgomery and the Brewers selected a left-handed starting pitcher with the 40th overall pick in Monday's Draft, taking Nathan Kirby from the University of Virginia.
The Cubs added another top college hitter Monday night, picking outfielder Donnie Dewees with the 47th pick overall in the 2015 MLB Draft.
The Astros scouted Georgia high school center fielder Daz Cameron as an option for one of their two top five picks in the 2015 Draft, so when he was still on the board at pick No. 37 because of signability concerns, they couldn't pass him up.
As the Braves stuck to their commitment to target high-upside high school pitchers during the early stages of the 2015 Draft, they extended their search north of the border and took Canadian right-hander Mike Soroka with their second first-round selection (28th overall) on Monday night.
With the No. 73 overall pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Monday, the Twins went with another college pitcher, as they drafted right-hander Kyle Cody from the University of Kentucky.
Searching for a slugger who can conquer AT&T Park's pitcher-friendly dimensions, the Giants took Boston College first baseman Chris Shaw with the 31st overall selection in Monday's MLB Draft.
The Cardinals used their Competitive Balance Lottery selection in the 2015 MLB Draft to select Plant High School (Fla.) pitcher Jake Woodford with the No. 39 overall pick on Monday night.
The Orioles selected Florida State outfielder DJ Stewart with their first-round pick (25th overall) in the 2015 Draft on Monday.
On Monday night, with his family in attendance, infielder Carlos Correa (20 years, 259 days old) became the youngest player in the Major Leagues this year, starting at shortstop and batting sixth for Houston against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Angels drafted Fresno State catcher Taylor Ward with the 26th overall pick in the 2015 Draft on Monday.
The A's had been eyeing Richie Martin for years, along the way forging a relationship with the young shortstop that reached new heights Monday, when the club selected the University of Florida product with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.
Taking a course Monday that has proven to be a fruitful one for them, the Giants selected right-hander Phil Bickford from the College of Southern Nevada with their first-round pick (18th overall) in the MLB Draft.
Brewers general manager Doug Melvin touted the team's selection of Richland (Texas) High School outfielder Trent Clark at 15th overall in the First-Year Player Draft as an intersection of "best player available" and organizational need.
For the second consecutive year, the Yankees used their first selection in the Draft on a college pitcher who may be fast-tracked to help them at the Major League level in the very near future.
The Indians did not let last summer's drama surrounding left-hander Brady Aiken deter them from taking a chance on the promising pitcher.
The Braves selected left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard with the 14th overall selection in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Monday night.
With the 11th overall selection in the first round of the 2015 Draft, the Reds picked catcher Tyler Stephenson from Kennesaw Mountain High School in Georgia.
For the fifth straight season, the Cubs selected a position player in the first round, picking second baseman/outfielder Ian Happ from Cincinnati with the ninth pick overall in the MLB Draft on Monday.
Shortstop was the undisputed hot spot on Monday night in the first round of Major League Baseball's Draft. Arizona selected Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson with the first overall pick, and a couple of highly touted infielders were taken right behind him.
After three straight years of using their top pick in the MLB Draft to nab an advanced college pitcher, the Cardinals returned to the high school ranks on Monday to take outfielder Nick Plummer out of Brother Rice High School (Mich.) with the 23rd overall pick.
The Red Sox snagged perhaps the nation's best college hitter in Andrew Benintendi with the seventh pick in the Draft on Thursday night.
The Royals selected right-hander Josh Staumont from Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) in the second round with the 64th pick overall on Monday night in the MLB Draft.
The Royals selected right-hander Nolan Watson from Lawrence North (Ind.) High School with the 33rd pick overall on Monday night in the 2015 MLB Draft.
The Royals selected right-hander Ashe Russell from Cathedral (Ind.) High School in Indianapolis with the 21st pick overall pick on Monday night in the 2015 MLB Draft.
With the No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Monday, the Twins selected left-hander Tyler Jay from the University of Illinois. Jay, ranked as the No. 9 overall Draft prospect by MLBPipeline.com, went 5-2 with a 1.08 ERA in 30 appearances with Illinois this season.
Kyle Tucker -- a lanky outfielder from Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., who's the brother of Astros left fielder Preston Tucker -- was taken by the club with the No. 5 overall pick in Monday's Draft.
The Rangers selected Dillon Tate, a right-handed pitcher from UC Santa Barbara, with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 Draft on Monday.
On the day shortstop Carlos Correa was set to make his Major League debut for the Astros, the club drafted another shortstop, LSU's Alex Bregman, with the No. 2 overall pick in Monday's Draft. Houston then took Florida prep outfielder Kyle Tucker three picks later at No. 5.
Brewers prospect Taylor Jungmann, a 25-year-old right-hander, will make his Major League debut Tuesday for the Brewers' second game of a series in Pittsburgh.
Calling it "a very exciting time for our game," Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his first MLB Draft selections on Monday night inside Studio 42 at MLB Network and chose this 50th anniversary of the event to discuss his wishes to grow it even further.
The Marlins certainly swung for the fences on Monday night with the 12th overall pick in the Draft, selecting power-hitting first baseman Josh Naylor from Canada.
The Rockies found Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers too inviting to pass up, and selected him third overall in the MLB Draft on Monday night.
The Rockies literally found a winner -- San Dimas (Calif.) High School pitcher Peter Lambert -- with their second-round pick, 44th overall, in the MLB Draft on Monday night.
Poway (Calif.) High School third baseman Tyler Nevin brings big league pedigree and a big-time bat. That was enough to entice the Rockies to select him 38th overall in Monday's MLB Draft.
The Rockies selected Stroudsburg (Pa.) High School right-hander Mike Nikorak, who owns a 97-mph fastball, with the 27th overall pick during Monday's MLB Draft.
Oregon State right-hander Andrew Moore, the Mariners' second pick on Day 1 of the Draft on Monday, hopes there are better moments to come in his professional baseball career. But the Eugene, Ore., native already has a memory he won't soon forget.
Nick Neidert, a high school pitcher from Georgia, was the Mariners' top pick on Day 1 of the 2015 Draft on Monday. Seattle tabbed the young right-hander in the second round with the 60th overall selection.
For the second time in four years, the Tigers have taken a Texas high school pitcher with their top pick in the Draft. This time, it's hard-throwing right-hander Beau Burrows, who was a Draft surprise with the 22nd overall selection on Monday.
The Rays waited patiently on Monday night while 38 selections were made following their first pick of the 2015 Draft. Plenty of names would drop off the board during that period prior to making their second selection. So they were more than pleased to find Chris Betts still available when their time came.
As a 7-year-old, Adam Conley was watching Randy Johnson pitch for the Seattle Mariners in his parents' basement in Washington, dreaming of playing in the big leagues. With a lower back strain sidelining Marlins reliever Bryan Morris, Conley is one step closer to his dream.
The Padres had to wait a while for their first pick Monday in the 2015 MLB Draft, but felt right-handed pitcher Austin Smith and his big arm were well worth it.
After the Tigers took a hard-throwing high school right-hander and a power-hitting college outfielder with their first-round picks, they went a different route with their second-round selection on Day 1 of the 2015 Draft on Monday. But they know plenty about TCU left-hander Tyler Alexander, whom they took with the 65th overall pick.
In selecting outfielder Christin Stewart on Monday with the No. 34 overall pick of the Draft, the Tigers opted for a left-handed hitter whose strengths at the plate could overshadow average defense.
With the 13th pick of the 2015 Draft, the Rays selected outfielder Garrett Whitley from Niskayuna High School just outside of Albany, N.Y.
As Dansby Swanson and his Vanderbilt teammates were celebrating their return to the College World Series with an Omaha-bound dogpile, he was joined by his family on the field and they found out he was selected No. 1 overall by the D-backs by watching the MLB Draft live on the At Bat app on his mom's iPhone.
The Pirates used their second pick Monday night to draft an infielder with big league lineage and a Pittsburgh connection. With the 32nd overall selection, their compensation for losing catcher Russell Martin in free agency, the Bucs selected third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes out of Concordia Lutheran (Texas) High School.
The Bucs were connected almost exclusively to high school pitchers before the Draft, but they went the other way Monday night, selecting shortstop Kevin Newman out of the University of Arizona with the 19th pick.
Commissioner Rob Manfred, meeting at a luncheon with several top prospects whose names he may read hours later in the MLB Draft, made a case for why baseball is the best opportunity for young athletes, and he invoked the name of retired Yankees great Derek Jeter as an example to follow in their careers to come.
The Naturals were swept in the Alamo City as they allowed nine runs in the eighth, all with two outs. Starter Miguel Almonte held the Missions to a run, four hits and a walk over five innings.
In their final full mock drafts, MLBPipeline.com Draft experts Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo agree on the first two selections before going on divergent paths.
Carlos Correa represents everything the Houston Astros hope to stand for over the next few years. So it would be impossible to overstate how important Monday is to the franchise as the 20-year-old shortstop and MLB's No. 2 prospect makes his debut.
On Monday, coverage of the 2015 Draft will begin at 6 p.m. ET on MLB.com and MLB Network leading to the first round at 7 p.m., with the first 75 picks coming off the board.
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Blue Jays, whose first selection is the 29th overall pick.
The first part of Sunday was spent wrapping up a discussion about outfielders that could be available late in the Draft, but then the talk in the D-backs Draft room returned to the No. 1 overall pick.
Cubs prospect Javier Baez suffered a non-displaced fracture on his left ring finger Sunday in a game with Triple-A Iowa. He is expected to miss four to eight weeks.
Leading up to when the first pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks is announced by Commissioner Rob Manfred shortly after 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo will be working the phones, texting and emailing decision-makers in the scouting industry, as they try to line up their final mock Drafts. Along the way, they hear a lot of rumors, buzz, talk of guys with helium and guys sliding. They will bring that information to everyone here in MLBPipeline.com's Draft Buzz
Jose Pirela isn't used to attention, but on Sunday he got it. In the seventh inning, Pirela hit the first big league home run of his career -- a feat he's been thinking about for quite some time now.
The Indians practiced patience with third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and shortstop Jose Ramirez, even as the players' respective slumps carried on through May and lingered into June. At some point, too much patience can hurt both the win column and development.
Padres shortstop Trea Turner is eligible to join the Nationals on June 14, about a year after he signed with the Padres who selected him as the 13th overall pick in the 2014 Draft, a baseball source confirmed to MLB.com.
The Brewers will call up pitcher Taylor Jungmann to start Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh, manager Craig Counsell said Sunday. The game marks Jungmann's Major League debut. He was the Brewers' first-round Draft pick in 2011 at 12th overall.
The Storm Chasers lost a back-and-forth game in their return to Werner Park. Reymond Fuentes was 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and a run.
Saturday was a busy day of NCAA Tournament baseball, with all 16 remaining teams in action in the Super Regional round. Half of those squads were playing Game 2 of their best-of-three series after opening Friday, while the other half were just getting underway. A couple of days before the start of the 2015 Draft, several top prospects were among those trying to get their schools to Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series.
Kendry Flores didn't have much time to think. Pressed into duty after Bryan Morris exited with a lower back strain, Flores made his Major League debut in a pinch during Saturday's 10-5 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field.
On Saturday, Mike Matheny clarified the assumption that he has given the Cardinals an ultimatum not to select his son, Tate, in the upcoming Draft.
Here's a review of Rangers rookie Chi Chi Gonzalez's three-hit shutout one day after the 4-0 win over the Royals on Friday night.
Rangers rookie Joey Gallo struck out all four times he came to bat in Friday's 4-0 victory over the Royals. Manager Jeff Banister isn't going to make a big deal out of it.
The Storm Chasers finished 3-1 at El Paso and 5-3 on the road trip. Erik Kratz hit a three-run homer in the second, giving Omaha a decisive 4-1 lead. Kratz added a single and a second run. He has four homers through 12 games of a rehab assignment. Dusty Coleman was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run. Paulo Orlando added three hits and Francisco Pena hit safely for a ninth straight game. Aaron Brooks (6 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO) earned the win.
With the Draft only a few days away, a number of top prospects took the field Friday night as the NCAA Tournament rolled on. Eight of the 16 remaining teams kicked off Super Regional play Friday night, while the other half will open their best-of-three series Saturday.
The Indians are firm believers in the best-player-available approach when it comes to the annual Draft. It is a strategy that has led to Cleveland selecting a highly-touted center fielder with its top pick in each of the past three years.
Indians manager Terry Francona would not go as far as naming Mike Aviles his new starting shortstop on Friday, but it is clear that Cleveland is trying to shore things up at the position as it attempts to climb up the division standings.
The Dodgers recalled rookie outfielder Scott Schebler on Friday and optioned left-handed reliever Daniel Coulombe to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The trail has been blazed. Pat Venditte, baseball's first truly ambidextrous Major League pitcher since Tony Mullane, who retired in 1894, joined the A's on Friday after eight seasons in the Minor Leagues. The wait for the next pitcher of this kind might not be nearly as long -- not if Ryan Perez can help it.
The Nationals need a starter for Saturday's game against the Cubs, and according to manager Matt Williams, right-hander Joe Ross will get the nod. Ross will become the sixth Nationals pitcher to make his Major League debut this year.
Prior to Friday's game against the Padres, the Reds placed rookie starting pitcher Raisel Iglesias on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a strained left oblique. Iglesias was scheduled to make the his fifth start of the season on Friday in the opener of a three-game series, but it was announced around 1 p.m. ET that No. 14 prospect Jon Moscot had been called up from Triple-A Louisville to make his Major League debut that night in place of Iglesias.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place Monday through Wednesday (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at the top 20 prospects in this year's class.
A look at what happened in the Royals' organization on June 4.
College pitching was supposed to be one of the strengths of the 2015 Draft. Instead, it's generating more questions than answers.
When University of Illinois closer Tyler Jay thinks about where his life is headed, he has no doubt his future lies with professional baseball -- a dream that is just days away for the likely first-round Draft choice.
They are the ultimate in the high-risk, high-reward game in the Draft. So many don't pan out. But if a team hits, the payoff can be huge. They are high school pitchers.
Left-hander Marco Gonzales, who had to stop throwing after feeling discomfort around his left shoulder during a game of catch on May 23, continues to be "progressing as planned," general manager John Mozeliak said on Thursday. Gonzales has not, however, resumed throwing, and the timetable for his return to game action remains fuzzy.
Zach Lee, the Dodgers' No. 13-ranked prospect, is in Los Angeles and being evaluated for tingling in his fingers, said manager Don Mattingly.
Prospect Travis Demeritte has been suspended 80 games without pay for testing positive for furosemide, also known as Lasix, a banned performance-enhancing substance that can be used as a masking agent for other drugs.
Daniel Fields anticipated he'd spend Thursday afternoon in the Tigers' dugout, watching as his club finished a three-game series against the A's at Comerica Park. Instead, left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was removed after two innings due to flu-like symptoms, giving Fields -- a Detroit native and the son of Minor League hitting coordinator Bruce Fields -- the unexpected opportunity to make his Major League debut in his hometown.
The 2015 Draft will take place from Monday through Wednesday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday at 3 p.m. PT. Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Angels, whose first selection is the 26th overall pick.
The Rockies envisioned a pitcher with an overpowering fastball and baffling secondary pitches when they drafted right-hander Jon Gray third overall out of Oklahoma in 2013.
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Rockies, whose first selection is the third overall pick.
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Brewers, whose first selection is the 15th overall pick:
It's still up in the air if outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez is the second coming of former All-Star outfielder Andruw Jones, as some scouts have said. What's certain is that Martinez has been the center of attention in the international scouting community since he became eligible last month.
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Braves, whose first selection is the 14th overall pick.
A look at what happened in the Royals' organization on Tuesday, June 3.
Jonathan Mayo answers questions about the possibility of the D-backs picking someone other than Dansby Swanson at No. 1 overall in the 2015 Draft, Brady Aiken's potential landing spot and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
The 2015 Draft will take place from Monday through Wednesday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday at 6 p.m. ET. Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Marlins, whose first selection is 12th overall.
The 2015 Draft will take place from Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, June 10, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday at 6 p.m. ET. Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Yankees, whose first selection is the 16th overall pick.
No one seemed overly surprised when Mark Trumbo was dealt to the Mariners on Wednesday, not even Trumbo himself. His time in Arizona did not go exactly as planned, with injury keeping him to just 88 games in 2014 and the right-handed power not coming consistently at any point like it did with the Angels.
The D-backs eased their logjam in the outfield a bit and acquired needed catching help Wednesday, when they shipped outfielder Mark Trumbo and lefty Vidal Nuno to the Mariners in exchange for catcher Welington Castillo and pitcher Dominic Leone. The D-backs also received a pair of prospects in outfielder Gabby Guerrero and shortstop Jack Reinheimer.
Power-hitting infielder Hector Olivera, the Dodgers' $62.5 million Cuban signing, will take the next step on the road to the Major Leagues Thursday when he begins an expectedly brief assignment with Double-A Tulsa.
Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo received over 100 text messages after his big Major League debut on Tuesday night. He likely will have just as many after hitting a second homer Wednesday night.
Looking to bolster their struggling offense, the Mariners acquired right-handed power hitter Mark Trumbo along with left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno in a six-player swap with the D-backs on Wednesday.
Eduardo Rodriguez's first two career starts aren't just for the Red Sox's record books -- they go down in Major League history. Six days after a dazzling debut in Texas, Rodriguez pitched at Fenway Park for the first time and was again magnificent, leading the Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the Twins.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Griffin HS (Ga.) shortstop Cornelius Randolph, the No. 19 prospect in this year's class.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Kennesaw Mountain HS (Ga.) catcher Tyler Stephenson, the No. 18 prospect in this year's class.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Stroudsburg HS (Pa.) right-hander Mike Nikorak, the No. 15 prospect in this year's class.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at San Clemente HS (Calif.) left-hander Kolby Allard, the No. 16 prospect in this year's class.
After having at least one selection in the top two rounds of seven of the past eight Drafts, they have three players ticketed for the upper half of the first round on June 8: shortstop Dansby Swanson and right-handers Carson Fulmer and Walker Buehler.
Four top high school players will have a front-row seat to see their future unfold. Prep stars Brendan Rodgers, Ashe Russell, Garrett Whitley and Mike Nikorak are all scheduled to attend Day 1 of the 2015 Draft on Monday night at MLB Network's Studio 42. All are expected to go in the first round.
A look at what happened in the Royals' organization on Tuesday, June 2.
Finding an impact-level outfielder has been easier said than done of late. There were 11 outfielders taken in the top-10 picks in the previous five Drafts, Outside of Bryce Harper in 2010, the most recent outfielder to go No. 1 overall was Delmon Young in '03.
Spend any time around a Little League field, anywhere in the country, and it shouldn't be hard to find parents who are convinced their child is going to be the next Major League superstar. The vast majority of those parents end up being greatly disappointed on that front. One exception to that rule are Greg and Julie Rodgers, who are on the brink of watching their son, Brendan, be a very early selection in the Draft on Monday night.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi, the No. 8 prospect in this year's class.
The 2015 Draft will take place from Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, June 10, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday at 6 p.m. ET. Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Nationals, whose first selection is the 58th overall pick.
Tyler Cravy did his part. Now his bosses must decide what's next. Cravy allowed only one run and four hits in seven innings of Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Joey Gallo played a key role in the Rangers' 15-2 rout of the White Sox, wasting no time in crossing off a few career milestones along the way.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Tuesday that Tampa Bay Rays Minor League infielder/outfielder Coty Blanchard has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Power-hitting third baseman Joey Gallo, one of the top prospects in the game, made his Major League debut Tuesday night with the Rangers, and after singling home two runs in the first innings, crushed a two-run homer in the third.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Cathedral (Ind.) High School LHP Ashe Russell, the No. 14 prospect in this year's class.
The Phillies named Aaron Nola and Rhys Hoskins their Minor League pitcher and player of the month, respectively, on Tuesday.
Daniel Fields and Josh Wilson drove up from Columbus in the same car late Monday night upon getting news they were being called up from Triple-A Toledo. They weren't just traversing northwest Ohio -- they were crossing the career spectrum.
The Marlins called up right-handed pitcher Kendry Flores from Double-A Jacksonville prior to Tuesday night's game against the Cubs. The 23-year-old was acquired from San Francisco in December in the Casey McGehee trade.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Cincinnati OF Ian Happ, the No. 20 prospect in this year's class.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Vanderbilt RHP Walker Buehler, the No. 11 prospect in this year's class.
When the 2015 Draft opens on June 8, the D-backs will have the No. 1 overall pick for just the second time in franchise history. Here's a look back at some of Arizona's recent Drafts.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Illinois left-hander Tyler Jay, the No. 9 prospect in this year's class.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Richland (Texas) High School outfielder Trenton Clark, the No. 13 prospect in this year's class.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, Ga.) outfielder Daz Cameron, the No. 6 prospect in this year's class.
A look at what happened in the Royals' organization on Monday, June 1.
The 2015 Draft will take place from Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, June 10, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday at 6 p.m. ET. Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Rangers, whose first selection is the fourth overall pick.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate, the No. 5 prospect in this year's class.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Vanderbilt right-hander Carson Fulmer, the No. 3 prospect in this year's.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at LSU shortstop Alex Bregman, the No. 4 prospect in this year's class.
Jose Urena's first start at Marlins Park was shaping up to be a short one. The Cubs came out aggressively, swinging at first pitches, and they claimed a two-run lead in the first inning. Before Monday night could have snowballed on Urena, the rookie regrouped, executed some quality offspeed pitches, and he worked six innings in Miami's 5-1 loss.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Louisville right-hander Kyle Funkhouser, the No. 13 prospect in this year's class.
Dillon Tate needed a place to play baseball, an opportunity to pitch. Thanks to Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., he found that -- and a lot more, as he is projected to be a top-10 pick in next week's Draft.
Left-hander Mike Montgomery, the Mariners' No. 24-ranked prospect, was in the team's clubhouse Monday and will make his Major League debut against the Yankees.
Fans have awaited the arrival of slugging third baseman Joey Gallo -- Texas' top prospect and the ninth-best prospect in the game, according to MLB.com -- for a couple of years. At a time when power is the thing every organization wants more of, Gallo hit 82 home runs from 2013-14. Now he will make his Major League debut on Tuesday night against the White Sox in Arlington.
Noah Syndergaard's ERA keeps trending downward, and he doesn't even necessarily have to pitch to make it happen. Major League Baseball has instituted an official scoring change in the Mets' May 22 game in Pittsburgh, taking a hit away from Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco and giving an error to Mets first baseman Lucas Duda. That takes two earned runs off Syndergaard's line, reducing his ERA from 2.55 to 1.82.
After just 34 games and 146 plate appearances in Double-A this season, the Joey Gallo era in Texas is set to begin, thanks to Adrian Beltre's thumb injury.
The Mariners moved to solidify their bullpen on Monday, recalling young right-hander Mayckol Guaipe from Triple-A Tacoma and optioning shortstop Chris Taylor to Tacoma.
The Rangers are calling up top prospect Joey Gallo to fill in for injured third baseman Adrian Beltre. Before Tuesday's game against the White Sox, the Rangers will purchase Gallo's contract from Double-A Frisco and place him on the active roster. Beltre, out with a sprained left thumb, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday.
The Tigers have two first-round picks (Nos. 22 and 34) for the second time in three years, which is the compensation of losing free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer to Washington. The added pick, and extra bonus money that goes with it, gives Detroit the flexibility to take some chances to try to add talent to a system thinned out by recent trades.
Shortstops, particularly at the college level, are a strength of the 2015 Draft class. We break down the top five middle-infield prospects and the best tools in the class.
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the A's, whose first selection is the 20th overall pick
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Reds, whose first selection is the 11th overall pick.
Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Indians, whose first selection is the 17th overall pick.
Derek Fisher needed just one game to cement his spot on the Prospect Team of the Week. Making his high Class A debut on Saturday, the Astros outfielder broke a 61-year-old California League record with 12 RBIs.
Rockies outfield prospect David Dahl was "resting comfortably" Monday night after undergoing surgery to remove his spleen, his agents announced.
With the 2015 Draft set to take place on June 8-10 (on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at Plant (Fla.) High School outfielder Kyle TUcker, the No. 7 prospect in this year's class.