MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • Astros top prospect Alex Bregman playing left field in AAA Wednesday

    Houston Chronicle "Top Astros prospect Alex Bregman made his first professional start in left field on Wednesday night for Class AAA Fresno, the latest sign his promotion to the major leagues nears. Increased defensive versatility will create avenues for the Astros to keep Bregman’s potent bat in the lineup..." July 21

  • Mike Montgomery deal makes perfect sense for the Cubs and Mariners

    Fox Sports "Mike Montgomery's average fastball velocity has increased from 90.9 mph as a starter last season to 93.4 this season, when 30 of his 32 appearances have come in relief. That's a nice jump, but not atypical for a pitcher who moves to the bullpen — and certainly not enough to preclude the Cubs..." July 21

  • Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer will have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery

    Hardball Talk "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is the new black, apparently. Matt Harvey underwent his surgery for it this week and now Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer will as well. He’s out for the year. Zimmer was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft and was ranked as a top-25 prospect according to both Baseball..." July 19

  • Marlins have deal in place with #7 pick Braxton Garrett

    Today's Knuckleball "On the final day for teams to come to terms with their 2016 draft selections, the Miami Marlins and #7 overall pick Braxton Garrett have reached a deal, sources tell Today’s Knuckleball. Garrett is in Miami for a physical Friday morning before a deal is to be signed. Details of the deal are not..." July 15

  • Astros to promote Alex Bregman this weekend?

    ESPN "Highly touted prospect Alex Bregman, fresh off a big performance in Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game, could be getting a call from the Houston Astros sooner rather than later. ESPN’s Jim Bowden hears the Astros could promote Bregman as early as this weekend, citing sources familiar with the..." July 13

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Yankees’ top prospect mouthed off to execs and got suspended

    New York Post "According to a source with knowledge of the situation, top Yankees prospect Jorge Mateo expressed his displeasure about not getting promoted from Single-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton, but there were indications that might not have been the reason the infielder was hit with a two-week suspension that..." July 07

  • Scott Boras: Brewers should not have demoted Zach Davies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Agent Scott Boras said Thursday the Brewers should have shown rookie right-hander Zach Davies more respect than to send him to the minors for 10 days to open a spot for an additional bench player. On Wednesday morning, the Brewers optioned Davies to Class AAA Colorado Springs to open a roster..." July 07

  • Tyler Glasnow to be called up, make debut against Cubs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow will be promoted and make his major league debut this weekend against the Cubs, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports. Glasnow, a 22-year-old right-hander selected in the fifth round of the 2011 draft, is 7-2 with a 1.78 ERA for Class AAA Indianapolis this season...." July 06

  • Pirates’ Tyler Glasnow to make MLB debut Thursday

    Today's Knuckleball "The last of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ three highly-regarded young pitchers, Tyler Glasnow, will reportedly make his MLB debut on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Jon Niese’s start has been pushed back to Sunday. The 22-year-old came into the season as a consensus top-15 prospect and has..." July 06

  • Braves sign 16-year-old super prospect Kevin Maitan

    Talking Chop "Kevin Maitan has been a name that has been teasing and haunting Braves’ fans for well over a year. The switch-hitting infield prospect (reports vary whether he can stick at shortstop or he is destined for third base) has tantalizing potential at the plate. He has the potential to hit for average..." July 02

  • Oakland A’s Expected To Sign Lazaro Armenteros

    Baseball America "The Athletics are getting back into the international amateur market in a big way. The A’s are expected to sign 17-year-old Cuban outfielder Lazaro Armenteros for around $3 million when the 2016-17 international signing period opens tomorrow and blow past their international bonus pool, sources..." July 02

  • Oakland A’s sign 1st round pick A.J. Puk

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics have signed first round draft pick A.J. Puk (No. 6 overall), a left-handed pitcher out of the University of Florida. The signing was for a reported $4,069,200, the slot value of the pick." July 01

  • Lucas Giolito to make major league debut on Tuesday against the Mets

    Hardball Talk "Nationals pitching prospect Lucas Giolito will be called up from Double-A Harrisburg to make his major league debut on Tuesday against the Mets, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. The Nationals recently placed Stephen Strasburg on the disabled list, so the club was in need of another..." June 27

  • Brewers Sign Corey Ray

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have announced that they’ve signed fifth overall draft pick Corey Ray, an outfielder from Louisville. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweets that Ray will receive $4.125MM, giving the Brewers a modest savings against the $4,382,200 slot value of the fifth overall pick. MLB.com ranked..." June 25

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to debut with Blue Jays’ rookie ball affiliate

    Sportsnet "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his U.S. debut Thursday with the Bluefield Blue Jays, a rookie-advanced minor-league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 17-year-old Blue Jays prospect is the son of former MLB star Vladimir Guerrero, who spent 16 big-league seasons with the Montreal..." June 22

  • Twins reach agreement with first-round draft pick

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins have reached an agreement with outfielder Alex Kirilloff, their first-round pick from the June 9 draft, according to a source with knowledge of the talks. Kirilloff, who was selected with the 15th overall pick out of Plum (Pa.) High, is expected to receive a signing bonus of..." June 20

  • Dodgers reportedly sign catcher Will Smith, No. 32 overall pick

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers have had a flurry of draft signings in the last few days, and on Friday also reportedly reached agreement with first-round supplemental pick Will Smith, the catcher from Louisville taken with the 32nd pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reported the agreement..." June 18

  • White Sox sign No. 26 overall pick Zack Burdi

    Today's Knuckleball "A hard-throwing relief prospect, Zack Burdi will begin his professional service time with the White Sox after coming to terms on his rookie deal on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MLB.com reports. The departure of Jeff Samardzija in the offseason gave Chicago this opportunity to take Burdi at No. 26...." June 18

  • Rays Sign First-Rounder Josh Lowe

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays have signed first-round draft selection Josh Lowe, with the team set to announce the deal tonight. MLB.com’s Bill Chastain first reported a deal was imminent yesterday on Twitter. It’s an under-slot signing, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter link), though details on the..." June 18

  • Cardinals sign top draft pick Perez

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have agreed to terms with their top draft pick, Puerto Rican high school shortstop Delvin Perez, and will introduce him to the media at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Busch Stadium. Perez, 17, had dropped from a potential top five pick in last week’s draft to No. 23, likely based on the..." June 17

  • Blue Jays sign first-round pick T.J. Zeuch, 23 others

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have officially signed the majority of their 2016 draft picks, including T.J. Zeuch, their first round pick. The Blue Jays have now officially signed nine of their top 11 selections plus 15 late-round picks to lock up 24 total players. They’ve also reached an agreement..." June 17

  • Cleveland Indians agree to $2.5 million deal with 2016 first-round pick, Will Benson

    Let's Go Tribe "MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo is reporting that the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a $2.5 million deal with their 2016 first-round draft pick, outfielder Will Benson. The Tribe selected Benson with the 14th overall pick in this year's draft, which had a $2,973,700 slot value, meaning the Indians have..." June 17

  • Dodgers Sign First-Rounder Gavin Lux

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have agreed to terms with first-round selection Gavin Lux, Jon Heyman of todaysknuckleball.com reports on Twitter. He’ll receive a $2.317MM bonus that lands just $700 over the slot value at the 20th overall pick. Lux is a high school shortstop out of Wisconsin who was rated between..." June 17

  • Cubs To Promote Willson Contreras

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs will promote top catching prospect Willson Contreras before tomorrow’s game, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). The team’s plan is to carry three catchers for the time being, he adds, so it doesn’t appear that the yet-unknown corresponding roster move will involve either..." June 16

  • Pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins called up by Atlanta Braves

    Fox Sports "The Braves apparently added a news-breaker in their 2016 draft class with Texas A&M outfielder J.B. Moss. The seventh-round pick broke early Thursday that Tyrell Jenkins was called up to the majors for the first time ahead of Atlanta's series finale against the Reds. "That boy..." June 16

  • Lucas Giolito looking like baseball’s top prospect once again

    Today's Knuckleball "It looked like maybe the bright lights of being the top pitching prospect in baseball may have been too much to handle. Lucas Giolito — arguably the best overall prospect in all of the minor leagues — looked lost at the start of the season, like a pitcher much different than the one that had..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • MLB must reform draft to increase prospect attendance

    MLB Daily Dish "The most iconic moments of every draft are the simple ones, as the world gets to watch as talented amateurs become professionals by donning the cap and jersey of their new teams and shaking the commissioner’s hand on stage. Unfortunately for baseball fans, there were only two of these moments..." June 14

  • These six teams could most use Cuban phenom infielder Yulieski Gurriel

    CBS Sports "On Monday, we learned Major League Baseball has officially declared Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel a free agent. He defected in February and is now able to sign with any team. Gurriel will need some time in the minors to get up to speed, though the expectation is he will be ready to help in the..." June 14

  • Reds sign #2 pick Nick Senzel to below-slot deal

    Today's Knuckleball "Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a contract with the #2 overall pick in last week’s MLB Draft, University of Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel. The deal, which is worth $6.2 million, is well under the pick’s slot value of $7.7 million. In 160 games across..." June 13

  • Yulieski Gurriel Declared Free Agent

    MLB Trade Rumors "Cuban third baseman Yulieski Gurriel has been declared a free agent by Major League Baseball and is now free to sign with any team, reports MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez (via Twitter). Gurriel, who just turned 32 last Thursday, is widely considered to be one of the top talents on the international..." June 13

  • Vanderbilt to retire number of player who drowned

    The Score "Vanderbilt University is retiring Donny Everett's No. 41 jersey after his recent death. Commodores head coach Tim Corbin made the announcement after Everett drowned on June 2, according to the Tennessean's Adam Sparks. “Forty-one won’t be worn again,” Corbin said Saturday. “That number just..." June 12

  • Mariners draft Griffey's son, wide receiver Trey

    The Score "The Seattle Mariners love their kids, especially The Kid's kids. Twenty-nine years after they made Ken Griffey Jr. the first overall pick in the 1987 MLB amateur draft, the club used a 24th-round pick in the 2016 draft Saturday to select his son Trey Griffey, who doesn't actually play baseball." June 11

  • Heyward's brother drafted while playing in NCAA tourney

    The Score "Saturday was quite the day for Miami outfielder Jacob Heyward, who played against Boston College in the Super Regionals and got drafted by the San Francisco Giants. The younger brother of Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, Jacob was selected by the Giants in the 18th round, 545th overall,..." June 11

  • Mozeliak: We're willing to take 'black eye' over Perez pick

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals made a risky move on Thursday when they selected Puerto Rican shortstop Delvin Perez 23rd overall in the MLB draft. Perez, who was highly touted coming into the draft and expected to go in the top 10, tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, which kept..." June 10

  • Rob Manfred causes confusion over Will Craig draft pick by Pirates

    Larry Brown Sports "There was a lot of confusion surrounding the selection of Will Craig by the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 22 overall in the MLB Draft, but it turns out it was all an error. Craig pitched and played third base in college for Wake Forest, but it was with his bat where he really stood out. For that..." June 10

  • Moniak: Ties to Ted Williams 'definitely influenced my game'

    Philly Voice "Mickey Moniak may have a baseball name that rolls off the tongue, but it’s not even his birth name. And although he considers Mickey Mantle his favorite all-time baseball player, it’s not the Hall of Fame player he is one degree of separation from and one who has influenced his own hitting..." June 10

  • Indians' 1st-rounder Benson wants to 'impact the world'

    MLB.com "Will Benson has a mission, and it began on Thursday night. When the high school senior heard his name called in the first-round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Benson shifted his focus not only to the Indians, his new team, but to Cleveland, his new city. Selected with the 14th overall pick, Benson..." June 10

  • Moniak's friend to tattoo No. 1 pick's name on rear end after bet

    Yahoo! Sports "Being selected in the MLB draft is the realization of a lifelong dream. When you're taken first overall, like California prep outfielder Mickey Moniak was on Thursday by the Philadelphia Phillies, it's the cause for great celebration. Especially when it comes at a cost for a childhood..." June 10

  • Reds draft Tennessee 3B Nick Senzel with No. 2 pick

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As soon as the Philadelphia Phillies took high school outfielder Mickey Moniak No. 1 overall in Thursday’s draft, University of Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel received a call from his advisors that he’d be the Reds’ pick at No. 2. Jeff Senzel, Nick’s father, had to wait several more..." June 10

  • Braves select pitcher Ian Anderson with third pick in MLB draft

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Atlanta Braves added to their stockpile of young arms on Thursday, selecting right-handed pitcher Ian Anderson with the third overall pick in the 2016 MLB draft. Anderson pitches at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, New York, and is in the midst of a state semifinal run with the..." June 10

  • Colorado Rockies select RHP Riley Pint with No. 4 overall pick

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies have selected Riley Pint, a right-handed pitcher out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Kansas with the fourth selection of the 2016 amateur draft. The Rockies have acquired one of the top high school pitchers in the draft and probably the player with the highest ceiling...." June 10

  • Brewers select Louisville outfielder Corey Ray with the fifth pick

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers insisted they would stick with their "best player available" strategy with the fifth pick of the Major League Baseball draft Thursday evening and they meant it. With their highest pick in 11 years, the Brewers selected University of Louisville's Corey Ray, a multitalented..." June 10

  • Athletics select LHP A.J. Puk 6th overall

    CSN Bay Area "As the first few selections were made Thursday in the Major League Baseball draft, A.J. Puk was as curious as anybody to see where he might be taken. When the sixth overall pick rolled around, the A’s pounced on the University of Florida lefty, grabbing a pitcher that some had pegged as the..." June 10

  • Miami Marlins draft LHP Braxton Garrett with No. 7 pick in 2016 MLB Draft

    Miami Herald "High school pitcher Braxton Garrett has been on the Marlins’ radar since last summer. Apparently impressed with what they saw over the past year, the Marlins took the left-handed pitcher from Florence, Alabama, with the seventh pick of the MLB first-year player draft on Thursday..." June 10

  • Padres draft Cal Quantrill with No. 8 pick

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Weeks of speculation turned into reality Thursday when the Padres selected Stanford right-hander Cal Quantrill with the eighth overall selection in the MLB Draft. Quantrill, 21, had been an early candidate to go No. 1 this summer, but he blew out his elbow and underwent Tommy John surgery on..." June 10

  • Tigers select prep pitcher Matt Manning with ninth overall pick

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers drafted high school right-handed pitcher Matt Manning, the son of former NBA player Rich Manning, with the ninth overall pick in tonight’s MLB draft. Matt Manning (6-foot-6, 185 pounds) is a good basketball player and is committed to Loyola Marymount for both baseball and..." June 10

  • White Sox Select Miami Catcher Zack Collins With No. 10 Pick

    CBSChicago.com "In need of both catching and left-handed hitting power, the Chicago White Sox selected 21-year-old Zack Collins out of the University of Miami with the 10th overall pick in the MLB amateur draft Thursday night. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Collins is batting .358 this season, with 13 home runs and..." June 10

  • ‘What a steal’ as Mariners get highly-rated outfielder Kyle Lewis in baseball draft

    Seattle Times "The guy that Tom McNamara believed the Mariners had no chance of getting this spring became their first-round draft pick on Thursday night. Seattle selected outfielder Kyle Lewis out of Mercer University with the No. 11 overall pick of Thursday’s Major League Baseball amateur draft. It was..." June 10

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