MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • Inside the brash mind of Clint Frazier, the Yankees’ electric super prospect

    New York Post "The road to The Bronx offers zero shortcuts, no easy way to earning pinstripes. Clint Frazier knows this as he now heads into his first full season in the Yankees organization. That’s why the outfielder keeps pushing himself through every punishing exercise at Catalyst Fitness on Peachtree Road..." January 12

  • Nine rising MLB stars who could break out in 2017

    Sporting News "The calendar has finally flipped to 2017, but we all started thinking about the 2017 baseball season long ago. Which teams will surprise? Which teams will disappoint? Which youngsters will, to use overused words, “break out” in 2017? Alex Reyes is almost certainly going to be a star for the..." January 05

  • If Rob Manfred wants to speed pace of play in MLB games, here's one possible solution

    CBS Sports "As MLB rightfully looks into ways to speed up the pace of play, there's one thing I never see mentioned that I believe specifically is a problem: Excessive player visits to the mound, mostly by the catcher. I started to really think about this during Game 1 of the NLCS, notably during the Cubs'..." December 28

  • Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey could resume throwing next week

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey – who had major reconstructive elbow surgery in July – could resume throwing early next week, his father, former major leaguer Bryan Harvey, said. Harvey still faces several obstacles in his recovery from ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery,..." December 21

  • Joe Buck eyeing the end of his baseball broadcasting after Fox commitment expires

    Awful Announcing "Fans who don’t think Joe Buck does a good job calling baseball games on Fox and would prefer to see him replaced might get their wish sooner than they realize. During a long Q&A with 590 The Fan’s Tim McKiernan at The Improv Shop in St. Louis Tuesday night, Buck was asked about remarks he made..." December 17

  • Owners ratify new Collective Bargaining Agreement 29-1

    Hardball Talk "The Associated Press is reporting that baseball owners have ratified the new Collective Bargaining Agreement by a 29-1 vote, conducted over telephone. No official announcement of the vote has been made and no public confirmation of the breakdown of the vote should be expected, but the AP’s..." December 14

  • 2017 Competitive Balance Draft Pick Order

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has set the order of the competitive balance component of the 2017 draft, per MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo. That establishes a new overall draft order, though remaining outcomes on players who declined qualifying offers will serve to modify the final slate. As Mayo explains,..." December 13

  • Off-field adjustments part of the challenge for Jays’ Guerrero Jr.

    Sportsnet "For the average 17-year-old in Canada and the United States, a home cooked meal, an ordered pizza, or a McDonalds run is an everyday event. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. moved into an apartment in Bluefield, Va. with three other Dominican-born prospects and quickly discovered that finding something to..." December 12

  • REPORT: MLB Not Currently Inclined to Create CBA Exception for Shohei Otani

    Bleacher Nation "Our hearts and hopes are just going to keep getting battered back and forth on this, aren’t they? The latest twist in the short-lived Shohei Otani saga comes from Ken Rosenthal, who answers one of our outstanding questions about whether the new Collective Bargaining Agreement would prevent..." December 06

  • Bud Selig elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bud Selig, who evolved from a young, avid fan to founding owner of the Milwaukee Brewers to consensus-building commissioner during a life devoted to baseball, reached the pinnacle of the game Sunday evening. Selig was elected for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., by..." December 04

  • MLB, MLBPA Agree To New Collective Bargaining Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "The league and union have announced a “tentative five-year labor agreement,” noting that “the parties continue to draft” the final deal. 7:47pm: Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association have reached agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." December 01

  • MLB, union can’t afford to ruin 20-plus years of labor peace

    New York Post "Would Major League Baseball, in the wake of a highly successful season that culminated in a World Series for the ages, actually turn off its lights and shut its doors? Wednesday marks the first last chance to avoid such an unforeseen blow. The game’s collective bargaining agreement..." November 30

  • McGwire, Steinbrenner, Selig among Hall of Fame candidates for new Veterans Committee

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has revamped its Veterans Committee many times in the past several years. Mostly because its committee of veterans has had a bad habit of, you know, not electing anyone, and what’s the point of having one if no one ever makes it in? And yes, this is a bit of a problem...." November 30

  • Owners back off demand for international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports a development from the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations: the owners, he says, have backed off their demand for an international draft as a requirement for a new CBA. Rosenthal says that they did so out of a “desire to move talks forward.” As we’ve discussed on..." November 29

  • With MLB lockout looming, Latin American players take stand vs. international draft

    CBS Sports "Baseball's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire Thursday, and the owners have already mentioned the possibility of a lockout if the two sides do not agree to terms. Obviously neither MLB nor the MLBPA wants a work stoppage after 21 years of labor peace. There's too much money..." November 28

  • Sources: Baseball's 21-year run of labor peace could be in jeopardy

    Fox Sports "Baseball’s streak of 21 consecutive years of labor peace is in jeopardy. The owners will consider voting to lock out the players if the two sides cannot reach a new collective-bargaining agreement by the time the current deal expires on Dec. 1, according to sources with knowledge of the..." November 22

  • MLB is considering major changes to roster sizes

    Fox Sports "A 26-man roster? It could be coming soon to a ballpark near you. The players and owners are discussing the expansion of rosters from 25 players to 26 in exchange for September roster limits, according to sources familiar with the collective-bargaining negotiations. Under the current rules,..." November 17

  • James Kaprielian gaining traction in stocked Yankees farm system

    Today's Knuckleball "James Kaprielian stumbles on the bottom step of the dugout as he gets ready to trot out onto the field for the Scottsdale Scorpions at Arizona Fall League. The steel railing serves as a lifeline for the New York Yankees prospect in order to avoid a serious mishap. Floating behind the 6-foot-4..." November 15

  • Guerrero Jr. named No. 1 Blue Jays prospect by Baseball America

    Sportsnet "The current focus of most Toronto Blue Jays fans is the pending free agency of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. Rightly so, given that the prodigious power duo have been pillars of the club’s batting order for years. Whether or not they continue to launch homers while wearing Blue Jays..." November 02

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Lourdes Gurriel Setting Up Private Workouts With MLB Clubs

    MLB Trade Rumors "Free agent infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who hosted a showcase attended by roughly two-thirds of the league earlier this month, is setting up private workouts with “about a half-dozen” clubs, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Currently known to have a private audition in the works are the Red..." September 28

  • Meet Lazarito, the 17-Year-Old 'Cuban Bryce Harper'

    Bleacher Report "They call him the Cuban Bryce Harper, comparing his speed to Willie Mays and his power to Bo Jackson, but lofty comparisons aside, the Lazarito story is anything but easy. At the age of 14, Lazaro Armenteros Jr., better known by his nickname Lazarito, was a budding star in the Cuban baseball..." August 31

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Astros prospect Danry Vasquez arrested after video shows him striking girlfriend in stadium

    The Comeback "As a result of the legal issue hovering over Vasquez, the Hooks announced Vasquez had been placed on administrative leave without pay, a fairly routine response when a player gets into this sort of legal issue. This will allow the legal process to play out before any further action from the Astros..." August 17

  • 10 Early Breakout Stars of the 2016 MLB Draft Class

    Bleacher Report "Unlike draft picks in the other major professional sports, there is no instant return for MLB clubs. They have to wait for their amateur selections to work their way through the minor league ranks before showing what they can do against big league competition. That said, all draft picks aren't..." August 09

  • Top Cuban Prospect INF Gurriel Declared Free Agent

    CBS Sports "Gurriel, the younger brother of Astros infielder Yulieski Gurriel, has been declared a free agent by Major League Baseball, Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs reports. Since his defection from Cuba in February, the expectations has been that the soon-to-be 23-year-old will wait to sign with a team..." August 09

  • Astros' Yulieski Gurriel heading to Class AA Corpus Christi

    Houston Chronicle "Astros prospect Yulieski Gurriel is moving closer to Houston, at least geographically. The Cuban infielder who was signed to a five-year, $47.5 million contract last month will join Class AA Corpus Christi for the third part of his tuneup before making his big-league debut. Gurriel, 32, is..." August 08

  • Yankees land seven players on MLB.com’s midseason top 100 prospects list

    River Ave Blues "Last week the crew at MLB.com rolled out their midseason top 100 prospects list as well as their updated individual team top 30 lists. I intentionally waited to post this stuff because I had a feeling the Yankees were going to make some noise at the trade deadline, and sure enough, they did. Five..." August 02

  • The big deadline move the Red Sox made was calling up prospect Andrew Benintendi

    CBS Sports "You knew Dave Dombrowski was going to make a big move this week. What you didn't know was that it would be internal in nature, and that it would come after the trade deadline had passed. Nonetheless, news leaked late last night that Dombrowski and the Red Sox have summoned top outfield prospect..." August 02

  • Top prospect Orlando Arcia to join Brewers Tuesday

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The time is now for Orlando Arcia. The Milwaukee Brewers announced following their 7-3 loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park that Arcia, their top prospect, will be recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs on Tuesday and become their primary starter at shortstop. Jonathan Villar, who's..." August 02

2014 MLB Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Phillies Mickey Moniak La Costa Canyon High School
2 Reds Nick Senzel Tennessee Volunteers
3 Braves Ian Anderson Shenendohowa High
4 Rockies Riley Pint St. Thomas Aquinas High School
5 Brewers Corey Ray Louisville
6 Athletics A.J. Puk Florida
7 Marlins Braxton Garrett East Cobb Astros
8 Padres Cal Quantrill Stanford
9 Cubs Matt Manning NORCAL
10 Phillies Zack Collins South Florida Elite Squad
Full MLB Draft Results