Jonathan Mayo is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been a reporter for MLB.com since 1999.
|Jonathan Mayo examines how the new Collective Bargaining Agreement affects the Draft, free agency and the international market.
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|As part of MLBPipeline.com's coverage of all things prospect and the AFL in particular, a group of five experts was assembled to discuss a quintet of up-and-coming stars. Each prospect has lofty expectations and an argument can be made for all of them to have the brightest futures. Those arguments were hashed out in "The Next Big Leaguers."
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|The 2016 Winter Meetings officially begins in a week. While what happens in terms of free agent signings or trades remains a mystery, there is at least one certainty: The four-day event concludes with the annual Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning in National Harbor, Maryland.
|Many players had what could be considered breakout AFL campaigns. Here's a group of 10 of the best. There might be some crossover with the Top 20 prospects list coming on Tuesday, but it's largely a group of names everyone should get to know a bit better based on how they played this fall.
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|There were a dozen players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list who needed to be protected or become exposed to the Rule 5 Draft.
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|It's the 25th anniversary of the Arizona Fall League and as is often the case any time a momentous time marker like that comes around, people like to talk big picture. For a silver anniversary, it seems fitting to look at who the best players to have played in the AFL have been.
More»Mayo, Magrane on Fall League's 25th Anniversary team|
|Jonathan Mayo answers questions about Gleyber Torres' improvements, Nick Gordon's ceiling, Aaron Judge vs. Manny Margot and more in this week's Inbox.
More»Torres discusses playing in the Arizona Fall League|
|Here's an early look at some 2017 Rookie of the Year candidates in each league, all of whom are on the MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list.
More»Mayo discusses who could win 2017 ROYs on Hot Stove|
|There could be up to eight additional first-round picks in the 2017 Draft after only two of 10 free agents -- Philadelphia right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and Mets infielder Neil Walker -- accepted their teams' $17.2 million qualifying offers.
More»Duquette discusses key free agents, qualifying offers|
|Jonathan Mayo takes a look at the top performers from Saturday's AFL Fall Stars Game, where the likes of Willie Calhoun, Brent Honeywell, Michael Kopech and more strutted their stuff.
|So who has the best tools in tonight's Fall Stars Game? You can watch live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 8 p.m. ET. But for now, here's a closer look, broken down by tool.
More»Top prospects set to play tonight's Fall Stars Game|
|The Salt River Rafters had coughed up a 6-2 lead against the Surprise Saguaros on Friday afternoon. They only play 11 innings in the Arizona Fall League, so the Rafters had to make sure to get something done quickly. They did just that, using a Ryan McMahon single in the 10th to regain the lead and walk away with a 7-6 victory on the road.
More»Rockies prospect McMahon on Fall League, Double-A|
|Gavin Cecchini is getting some extra work in the Arizona Fall League in the hope he can make New York his permanent home in 2017.
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|For the past 25 years, the Arizona Fall League has been a place to see some of the best up-and-coming talent around baseball. For the past decade -- edition No. 11 arrives on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET -- that talent has been funneled onto one field in the Fall Stars Game.
|Connor Joe and Eric Wood played a level apart, but both played third base exclusively during the 2016 regular season. This fall, both are getting to move around, particularly in the outfield, while continuing to work on their overall games.
More»Joe, Wood on playing in the Arizona Fall League|
|The Yankees and Red Sox might have a heated rivalry at the Major League level, but on Wednesday, they shared in an Arizona Fall League honor. Yankees third base prospect Miguel Andujar and Red Sox prospect Mauricio Dubon have been added to the annual Fall Stars Game by virtue of the Fan Final Two Vote.
|Cody Bellinger drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Alex Verdugo drove in a run of his own and starter Chris Anderson went five strong innings for his first Arizona Fall League win as Glendale won its second in a row.
More» Cody Bellinger, 1B/OF, Dodgers|
|While Carson Kelly and Harrison Bader were drafted three years apart -- Kelly in the second round of the 2012 Draft, Bader in the third round in 2015 -- the pair of Cardinals prospects are only about a month apart in age. Both are also on the brink of impacting the Major League roster full-time and are hoping to put the finishing touches on their development to get them there in the Arizona Fall League.
More»Bader, Kelly discuss improving at Arizona Fall League|
|After banging out 11 hits en route to a 12-2 victory, headlined by Reds prospect Brandon Dixon's 3-for-5, three-RBI performance, the Peoria Javelinas feel they are back where they should be, a team that had won nine straight prior to this recent losing streak.
More»Dixon discusses his Fall League experience, teammates|
|Two things seem certain about Tigers outfield prospect Christin Stewart: He has a ton of power and he can keep a secret.
More»Prospects Jones, Stewart on experience in Fall League|