CBSSports.com "Catchers are notoriously slow to develop. They're half of the pitching equation, after all. With so much of their emphasis on the blocking and the framing and the game-managing and the pitch-calling, the hitting kind of goes by the wayside. So more than at any other position, you'll find..." December 09
CBSSports.com "Sad news out of the Pirates organization: minor league outfielder Evan Chambers passed away in his sleep over the weekend. He was only 24. The team is working on a statement but players Tony Sanchez and Phil Irwin both confirmed the news on Twitter. Chambers was the team's third round pick in..." December 02
Baseball America "A young Cuban player who signed a seven-figure contract last year is an unexpected entry in next month’s Rule 5 draft. The Yankees signed Cuban lefthander Omar Luis last year for a $4 million bonus, with an official contract date of July 1, 2012, the day before the inaugural $2.9 million..." November 27
Byron Buxton, I'm told, will continue resting his strained L shoulder through Thanksgiving weekend. Could resume BB activities next week
MLB.com "Two more Cuban prospects are expected to hit the free-agent market by the end of the year. Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena, 23, and right-handed pitcher Raciel Iglesias, 23, have defected from Cuba and have taken their first steps to becoming free agents, according to an industry..." November 26
MLB.com "Once upon a time, pitchers would undergo elbow surgery and teams would hold their breath and hope that once-promising arms would eventually bounce back. Today, that sounds like a fable, a tale our elders tell about how rough life was "back in the day." Now, it seems that the rule is that..." November 19
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins prospect Eddie Rosario has been suspended for 50 games for violating the minor league drug policy, according to a report out of Puerto Rico, where he was playing winter ball. According to the report on sportlivepr.com, Rosario contacted his winter league team in Mayaguez to inform it of..." November 19
MLB.com "The Arizona Fall League concludes with the championship game between the Mesa Solar Sox and Surprise Saguaros on Saturday. Teddy Cahill and I will be on hand to cover the game for MLB.com, which also will broadcast the game (as will MLB Network) starting at 3 p.m. ET. The AFL brings more than..." November 18
SB Nation "Chicago Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant was named Most Valuable Player of the Arizona Fall League, the league announced Saturday. Bryant hit .364/.457/.727 in 20 games for the Mesa Solar Sox, helping lead the team to the AFL Championship. He reached base at least once in every single game,..." November 17
Washington Post "The Nationals will look at available left-handed relievers in an attempt to tweak their bullpen, wanting to avoid the dearth of lefty relief that led to mismatched roles and vulnerability against left-handed hitters in 2013, especially early. They have touched base with Boone Logan, and J.P..." November 13
MLB.com "The Astros are sending a contingent to meet with North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon, who's considered the leading candidate to be taken No. 1 overall by the club in next year's First-Year Player Draft. Astros director of scouting Mike Elias wouldn't confirm when a meeting with Rodon..." November 13
CBSSports.com "Officials from the Cubs and Marlins both agree they may have something to talk about. The Cubs have a stockpile of high-end position prospects and the Marlins have a long list of fine young pitchers. Prospect-for-prospect deals are rare because they require a strong stomach. Needless to say,..." November 13
MLB.com "Considered a can't-miss prospect, shortstop Addison Russell proved scouts right in his first full season in 2013. Russell finished with double-digit totals in doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases, and you could count on two hands the number of Minor Leaguers who did that. There were..." November 13
Archie Bradley will come to spring training with chance to make #DBacks rotation, Kevin Towers said. KT says Bradley can throw 170 IP+.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins megaprospect Miguel Sano will shut down for the rest of the winter ball season because of a strained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Sano flew to the Twin Cities last week to be examined by team physicians Dr. John Steubs and Dr. Diane Dahm. But Sano's agent, Rob Plummer,..." November 07
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Byron Buxton, baseball's top-ranked prospect, recently aggravated his left (non-throwing) shoulder and will likely miss the remainder of the Arizona Fall League schedule, Twins farm director Brad Steil said late Wednesday. The Twins' prized young center fielder, who displayed his talents in..." November 07
CSN Philly "Some good news and some bad news from the Phillies’ minor-league system: The good: Catcher Tommy Joseph, fully recovered from a concussion that cost him most of the 2013 season, is headed to Latin America to play in the Dominican winter league. The bad: Shortstop Roman Quinn has ruptured his..." November 06
MLB.com "The scouting report on Nolan Fontana hasn't changed: he's a high on-base machine, a label earned at the University of Florida and solidified when he reached base six times -- including five walks -- in his professional debut in 2012. Fontana still isn't having much trouble finding first base,..." November 06
CBSSports.com "There was a time when second base was a wasteland in the minors, when utility types like Taylor Green topped the prospect rankings just because they were the only ones with a chance of contributing in the not-too-distant future. And after a year in which Jedd Gyorko, Anthony Rendon, Jurickson..." November 06
ESPN.com "Albert Almora has always carried himself with confidence. However, due perhaps to falling further in the draft than he had hoped or losing much of the past season to injury, Almora now seems to have developed a chip on his shoulder. Gone is the quiet, soft-spoken kid from the summer. Almora is..." November 05
Baseball America "A 17-year-old Giants outfielder’s 2014 season is in jeopardy after he suffered a gruesome right wrist injury off the field in the Dominican Republic. Multiple sources confirmed that Gustavo Cabrera, who signed with the Giants last year on July 2 for $1.3 million, suffered severe lacerations in..." November 04
MLB.com "In this year's Arizona Fall League Astros prospect Delino DeShields is showing why he was the club's first-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. DeShields has a combination of speed and hitting ability that projects him to be a top-of-the-order table-setter and run producer. He..." October 22
MLB.com "Micah Johnson knew he had to do more than just run. The White Sox second base prospect ranked No. 15 on the organization's Top 20 Prospects list tore up the South Atlantic League hitting .342/.422/.530 over 77 games and winning the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award to boot. He also stole..." October 22
Former 1st-rounder Aaron Poreda signs minor league deal with Texas. Now healthy after Tommy John Poreda fastball was up to 97 in a workout.
MLB.com "We’re about to find out how serious the Marlins are about signing Jose Dariel Abreu. Earlier in the week the organization was well represented at Abreu’s two-day workout in the Dominican Republic. Word is the organization is highly impressed with the power-hitting first baseman. Within the..." October 04
Danny Hultzen had surgery today in Pensacola to clean up his labrum and partial tear to his rotator cuff.
#Cubs today named IF Javier Baez and RHP Kyle Hendricks the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year respectively.
ESPN.com "With four players arguably among the top 30 prospects in all of baseball the future looks bright for the Chicago Cubs. Of course it was just a decade ago that names like Mark Prior Angel Guzman and Juan Cruz littered top-100 lists. But as the saying goes there's no such thing as a pitching..." September 17
ESPN.com "Baseball's Cuban influence resonates daily in the achievements of some wondrous talents in the field and on the mound. It's evident in Aroldis Chapman's triple-digit radar-gun readings in Cincinnati and Jose Fernandez's extraordinary four-pitch repertoire in Miami. Yasiel Puig is a magnet for..." September 17
MLB.com "The finishing touches of the 2013 Minor League season are being applied right now with the playoffs just about wrapped up. That means it's the perfect time to review which prospects stood out the most over the course of the season even if some of them are still playing currently in the big..." September 16
Baseball America "More than 250 players in the full-season minors out-homered Byron Buxton this season. Yet that didn’t prevent the 19-year-old center fielder from ranking as the No. 1 prospect in baseball at midseason or from winning the Midwest League MVP award or from—spoiler alert—ranking as the top prospect in..." September 11
MLB.com "In November 2010 hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Rafael De Paula a native of La Victoria Dominican Republic signed a contract to pitch for the New York Yankees. Following the signing an investigation regarding De Paula's age took 16 months before Major League Baseball approved the..." September 06
Chicago Tribune "Living in Arizona in the offseason will give manager Dale Sveum the luxury of watching top Cubs prospects Javier Baez Albert Almora Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant play in the Arizona Fall League for Mesa. And Sveum will be able to weigh many options based on the fact some players such as Baez will..." August 28
Chicago Tribune "Javier Baez probably won't be rewarded with a Sept. 1 promotion to the big leagues but Cubs manager Dale Sveum acknowledged the organization's top prospect has produced "an incredibly impressive year" at Class A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee. "Sometimes guys put you in situations where you do..." August 23
Boston Herald "Just because Xander Bogaerts did not factor into the Red Sox’ 3-2 loss to the Giants in a big way did not make him any less of a big deal last night.. He saved a run with a charge of a groundball to end the fifth and he went 0-for-3 with two groundouts and a whiff but perhaps the most telling..." August 21
Philly.com "When Phillippe Aumont was demoted from the major leagues last month pitching coach Rich Dubee said that Aumont was perhaps too headstrong. He said Aumont felt comfortable with what he was doing. Aumont the 11th overall selection in 2007 has good stuff but his command is off. In triple A Aumont..." August 18
#Mets prospect Travis d'Arnaud will make his major league debut tonight. Catching batting 6th and wearing #15.
New York Post "Are we there yet? Travis d’Arnaud has spent the last two weeks hearing he is on the verge of a call up to the Mets as catcher John Buck awaits the birth of his third child and subsequent three-day paternity leave but so far there has been no baby. And no d’Arnaud. “It’s definitely been an..." August 15
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Any consideration for a September promotion that the Cardinals planned to give top prospect Oscar Taveras will end next week when the outfielder has surgery to address persisting pain in his right ankle. The procedure will end his season before it had much of a chance to begin. Taveras 21..." August 15
AA strongly suggested that Gose will come up and a reliever will go down in next day or two.
Oscar Taveras to have season-ending surgical procedure on his right ankle next week. Cards expect him to be ready fully for 2014.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates announced Monday their plan to add minor league outfielder Andrew Lambo to the active roster Tuesday bringing one of the Pirates' best minor league hitters this season to a team in need of offensive help. Lambo a left-handed hitter who turned 25 Sunday has a .350 on-base percentage..." August 13
#Cubs 1st round pick Kris Bryant promoted to Class A Daytona
#Pirates call up Andrew Lambo from Indianapolis. Will be in St. Louis tomorrow.
ESPN.com "The decision about where to play top prospect Javier Baez is looming as he continues his rise through the Chicago Cubs organization. Baez the Cubs' top pick in the 2011 draft has been on a tear at Double-A Tennessee after being promoted from Single-A earlier this season. He's played..." August 08
Boston Herald "Any day now the email labeled “Red Sox Announce Roster Moves” will arrive from the PR staff with the news fans are dying to hear: Xander Bogaerts has been promoted. The slugging third baseman is the most exciting homegrown position prospect of the last 40 years more exciting than Nomar..." August 07
The Biogenesis guys including A-Rod have been given a deadline of 6 p.m. Eastern Time Sunday to settle their cases. Announcements Monday.
Dodgers are NOT trading Joc Pederson and "will not even discuss"...so forget that idea
|1||Astros||Carlos Rodon||North Carolina St.|
|2||Marlins||Tyler Kolek||Shepherd HS (TX)|
|3||White Sox||Trea Turner||North Carolina St.|
|4||Cubs||Jeff Hoffman||East Carolina|
|5||Twins||Alex Jackson||Rancho Bernardo HS (CA)|
|6||Mariners||Touki Toussaint||Coral Springs HS (FL)|
|8||Rockies||Jacob Gatewood||Clovis HS (CA)|
|9||Blue Jays||Aaron Nola||Louisiana St.|
|10||Mets||Braxton Davidson||TC Roberson HS (NC)|
Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.