MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • 2021 MLB Draft will be 20 rounds long

    The Score "The 2021 Major League Baseball Draft will be 20 rounds, according to J.J. Cooper of Baseball America. The league has informed all 30 teams of the plan. MLB's agreement with the players' association allowed the league to shrink the 2021 draft to 20 rounds without..." April 02

  • 1 player on each MLB team who wowed at camp "Spring Training is a chance for all sorts of players to make a big impression on their clubs and fans, from top prospects showcasing what their futures might look like to out-of-nowhere surprises who force their way onto Opening Day rosters. With Opening Day 2021 less than a week..." March 28

  • Potential No. 1 MLB draft pick Jack Leiter tosses no-hitter for Vanderbilt

    Yardbarker "Vanderbilt right-hander Jack Leiter tossed a no-hitter against South Carolina on Saturday, racking up 16 strikeouts in a 5-0 win over the Gamecocks.  Leiter will be eligible for this summer's Major League Baseball draft and is considered a candidate to be taken first overall..." March 20

  • Top 5 Prospects for This Year’s MLB Draft

    Baseball Essential "  The annual Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft will be held July 11-13, 2021, in Atlanta. It will be held in conjunction with this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The draft order is based on team records from last year, going from worst to World..." March 18

  • 11 prospects who need solid springs "Let's get this out of the way. This isn't about Spring Training stats. It can be far too easy to get wrapped up in Cactus and Grapefruit League numbers and declare that X player is primed for a breakout or Y pitcher deserves a larger role based on what is really just a couple..." March 03

  • Florida Atlantic freshman hits two grand slams in one inning in college debut

    USA Today "Freshman catcher Caleb Pendleton had quite a debut in Florida Atlantic's win over UCF Saturday night. Two grand slams in his first two plate appearances — both in the same inning. The Owls were down 2-1 in the second inning when Pendleton hit a..." February 21

  • MLB announces changes to minor league structure

    KGW "The Hillsboro Hops will benefit greatly from Major League Baseball's decision to form the Professional Development League, which will replace the existing minor league baseball system. So says KL Wombacher, the team's president, in revealing Friday morning that the Hops signed..." February 12

  • MLB top 100 composite prospect rankings, takeaways

    The Score "Five of the main outlets -, Baseball America, The Athletic, ESPN, and Baseball Prospectus - have published prospect rankings, and as expected, there are some disagreements. A total of 148 prospects were named across the five lists. Even further,..." February 12

  • MLB to hold 1st pre-draft combine from June 20-28

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will hold its first-ever pre-draft combine June 20-28 in Cary, North Carolina at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, a source told ESPN. The group of 88 invited players will be chosen in consultation with MLB scouts and the event will include a tournament..." January 25

  • MLB 'motivated' to hold scouting combine ahead of 2021 draft

    CBS Sports "Although Major League Baseball's amateur draft is less than six months away, the scouting schedule leading into the home stretch remains in flux. One key unresolved matter is the league's desire to host a medical combine-like event in June, just weeks before the draft unfolds. The..." January 20

  • Here are baseball's best defensive prospects "If you think MLB Pipeline's sixth annual All-Defense team looks familiar, you're correct. Seven of the eight members have made previous editions of our squad of the best defensive prospects in the game. Braves outfielder Cristian Pache, a mainstay on the All-Defense team since..." January 17

  • 1 holiday wish for all 30 MLB teams "It’s the holiday season, and it’s not too late for gifts. (I would like a robot butler. Thank you.) There’s no actual need for MLB teams to rush to get what they want by the holiday; frankly, considering how slowly things are going so far, it’s obvious no one’s in..." December 25

  • Most HR by a player born in each state "We've all seen the top of the career home run list. Many of us can recite the top home run hitters of all-time. But here's some tougher trivia: Who is the home run leader for each state? As in, which player born in each state hit the most home runs in the Major Leagues? Here's a..." December 13

  • Charley Pride, country music icon and Negro Leagues all-star, dies at 86 due to COVID complications

    Tennessean "Charley Pride — a Country Music Hall of Fame singer who rose from rural Mississippi to become the genre's first Black superstar  — died Saturday at age 86. The "Kiss An Angel Good "Mornin" star died in Dallas, Texas, due to complications..." December 12

  • Detroit Tigers receive competitive balance round pick in 2021 MLB draft

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers will secure an additional top prospect in the 2021 MLB draft. Along with the No. 3 overall selection, the organization will make the No. 31 pick in the draft, scheduled for July 11-13 in Atlanta as part of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game..." December 08

  • 10 AL players who could be traded this winter

    The Score "In this two-part series teeing up next week's (virtual) winter meetings, theScore's MLB editors identify 10 players who could be dealt in each league this offseason and rate their likelihood of being traded. Francisco Lindor, Indians, SS Remaining..." December 05

  • A 30-team countdown list for J.T. Realmuto "We don't need to tell you that J.T. Realmuto is the top free-agent catcher available, because he just might be the best catcher in baseball, or at least close to it. As we recently detailed, catchers this good rarely reach free agency in the first place, and..." December 05

  • These 11 free agents are better than you think "This is a free-agent market big on bodies but light on stars. And with so many teams feeling the financial pinch of the pandemic, it’s going to be especially important to find bang for your buck. We’re here to help with this team of bargain ballplayers who could prove to..." December 05

  • 1 prospect from each org. who could be dealt "In a normal year, the baseball world would be preparing to head to the Winter Meetings next week. This, as has been said ad nauseam, has been anything but a normal year. While we won’t all be working the lobby in Dallas as rumors swirl, that doesn’t mean teams won’t..." December 04

  • Russell Westbrook for JohnWall? Here are 7 MLB versions "Over in the NBA, the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards swung a cool trade on Wednesday when they swapped superstar point guards: Russell Westbrook for John Wall. So we thought ... why should the NBA have all the fun? Here are seven MLB trade proposals inspired by..." December 03

  • High-upside SS Ronny Mauricio headlines New York's top five prospects

    CBS Sports "The arrival of the offseason means that it's time to rank stuff. Already this winter, we've sized up the 60 best free agents, both on an overall and positional basis. There's no law that prevents us from ranking minor-league players in addition to their big-league counterparts...." November 20

  • Hitters Zac Veen, Colton Welker among Colorado's top five prospects

    CBS Sports "The arrival of the offseason means that it's time to rank stuff. Already this winter, we've sized up the 60 best free agents, both on an overall and positional basis. There's no law that prevents us from ranking minor-league players in addition to their big-league counterparts...." November 20

  • MLB Planning For Fan Attendance In 2021

    MLB Trade Rumors "Commissioner Rob Manfred took a judicious approach to allowing fans into stadiums in 2020, and it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t the right strategy. MLB didn’t allow fans into stadiums until the Championship Series, and even then they limited entries. With rigorous testing and..." November 14

  • Here's each team's top 2021 ROY candidate "On Monday night, Kyle Lewis of the Mariners and the Brewers’ Devin Williams were chosen as the 2020 Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year. Now that that’s been decided, we can start looking at who will win the hardware in each league in 2021. Some of the 30 candidates..." November 14

  • Who will be the first big-name free agent to sign -- and where will he land?

    CBS Sports "The abbreviated 2020 MLB season is complete and the Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions. They defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in six games to clinch their first title since 1988. Now that the offseason is underway, here are the important dates you need to know..." November 12

  • Former blue-chip prospects headline ROY class

    Sportsnet "In life — and by extension, baseball — things do not always go the way they’re supposed to. But this year’s MLB Rookie of the Year finalists buck that trend, as many of them were destined for great things. Alec Bohm and Kyle Lewis were..." November 07

  • MLB to implement universal designated hitter in 2021?

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball implemented a universal designated hitter for the shortened 60-game season and it could be coming back in 2021. While the American League and its players have benefited from the designated hitter since 1973, the National League and baseball purists..." November 06

  • Spencer Patton, Yudai Ohno Reportedly Drawing MLB Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "A pair of pitchers in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball are drawing interest from MLB clubs. Yokohama DeNa Baystars reliever Spencer Patton has caught the attention of a few teams, reports Robert Murray of Fansided; so too has Chunichi Dragons starter Yudai..." November 06

  • 9 of the most horrifying games in history "The night is dark. The air is crisp. The fog rolls in. You bite your fingernails and try to hide under a blanket. No matter how much you want to turn away, you can't. No, I'm not talking about watching a horror movie on Halloween night, when the veil between the two worlds is..." October 31

  • Yankees’ prized prospect Jasson Dominguez looks like a monster

    New York Post "If baseball doesn’t work out for Jasson Dominguez, perhaps the Yankees’ most prized prospect can give football a shot. The 17-year-old center fielder, whom the Yankees handed a team-record $5 million signing bonus in 2019, looked more like a hulking NFL running back than a..." October 27

  • Rob Manfred says MLB could limit defensive shifts

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has introduced a host of rule changes in recent years, but commissioner Rob Manfred suggested a bigger one may be yet to come. Appearing on Friday’s edition of “The Dan Patrick Show,” Manfred said that limiting defensive shifts is a frequent..." October 23

  • MLB: 54 days without a positive COVID-19 test

    Sportsnaut "There have been no new positive COVID-19 cases among players for 54 consecutive days, Major League Baseball and the Players Association announced Friday. A total of 3,597 samples were collected and tested from Oct. 16-22, including players and staff. " October 23