MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • Tennessee’s Ben Joyce throws fastest pitch in college baseball history

    New York Post "Ben Joyce broke one record Sunday, and just missed breaking another by a hair. The University of Tennessee pitcher threw a 105.5 mph fastball in the eighth inning of the team’s win over Auburn. It was the fastest pitch ever thrown in college baseball history, breaking his own..." May 02

  • 10 MLB Prospects off to Red-Hot Starts in the Minor Leagues

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 minor league baseball season is in full swing, and while the standout rookies at the MLB level generate the bulk of the attention, it's worth shining some light on some of the standout performers still rising the minor-league ranks. Ahead we've highlighted..." April 28

  • Junior college pitcher kicked off team for tackling opponent who hit homer

    ESPN "A Texas junior college pitcher who tackled an opposing batter after a home run is no longer with the team, the school announced Thursday. Weatherford College pitcher Owen Woodward also received a four-game suspension from the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference, while the..." April 22

  • Cubs Planning To Select Mark Leiter Jr.

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs are planning to add right-hander Mark Leiter Jr. to the big league roster, manager David Ross told reporters (including Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times) this evening. He’ll get the start tomorrow night against the Rockies, his first MLB action in four..." April 16

  • Predicting Each MLB Team's Most Valuable Player in 2022

    Bleacher Report "Love them or hate them, advanced metrics like wins above replacement (WAR) are here to stay in today's MLB conversation. The start of each new MLB season brings with it a wave of forward-looking content, but rather than picking the award winners or postseason matchups,..." April 14

  • Each MLB Team's Prospect Who Could Help Right Away in 2022

    Bleacher Report "There was no shortage of top prospect talent that broke camp with a spot on Opening Day rosters, led by Bobby Witt Jr. of the Kansas City Royals, Spencer Torkelson of the Detroit Tigers, Julio Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners and C.J. Abrams of the San Diego Padres. So who's..." April 09

  • Looking At The Early Results Of The Prospect Promotion Incentive

    MLB Trade Rumors "In recent years, a major source of contention between MLB teams and players has been service time manipulation. In baseball, each day spent on the active roster is counted towards a player’s service time. The Major League Baseball season is typically 186 days long and a “full..." April 09

  • Three-year study proposes $35,000 minimum salary for all minor-league baseball players

    The Athletic "A groundbreaking three-year study into the working conditions of minor-league baseball players found that a $35,000 minimum salary would “bring players above the federal poverty line and put them in line with living wage standards,” according to an executive player summary..." April 08

  • Best Hitting and Pitching Prospects in the MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The hype surrounding Bobby Witt Jr. grows with every swing he takes in Spring Training with the Kansas City Royals.  Witt is one of the top MLB prospects expected to be on the diamond as soon as possible during the 2022 season.  The Kansas City infielder..." March 26

  • Kiley McDaniel's 2022 American League team-by-team prospect rankings

    ESPN "Earlier in the offseason, I ranked the top 100 MLB prospects and all 30 farm systems heading into the 2022 season. Now it's time to go deeper with my team-by-team rankings, wrapping up with the American League after my National League team-by-team rankings came..." March 25

  • Ranking MLB's top 50 prospects for 2022

    CBS Sports "Spring training has arrived. In December, Major League Baseball's owners voted to lock out the players, triggering the league's first work stoppage since 1994-95. It took 99 days and a couple of "canceled" weeks before the two sides could reach a new collective bargaining..." March 21

  • MLB Draft prospect Brandon Barriera is producing eye-opening curveball spin rates as he climbs up the draft boards

    The Athletic "Every Sunday during the high school baseball season, Brandon Barriera sets up in front of a Rapsodo pitching machine at his travel club’s facility and tinkers. He throws fastballs, changeups, breaking balls. He steps off the portable mound, talks with his pitching coach and does it over..." March 18

  • Why Druw Jones could be the best MLB draft prospect since Bryce Harper

    ESPN "The first questions I get asked about a draft class every year are the same: Who is the best player this year? Is he one of those Bryce Harper-level guys who could be the best prospect in a decade? The 2010 No. 1 overall pick is still a touchpoint for even casual baseball fans, the LeBron..." March 08

  • Yankees’ Rachel Balkovec’s 2 prospects to watch this spring

    NJ "The Yankees may have only named Rachel Balkovec the manager of Low-A Tampa this winter, but she’s been in the organization since late 2019. She knows who’s the real deal. When asked to name some prospects she’s excited to see this..." March 05

  • Details emerge on MLB's proposed international amateur draft, including unconventional draft order selection

    CBS Sports "During the ongoing negotiations to forge a new collective bargaining agreement and bring an end to the owner-implemented lockout, MLB has prioritized the establishment of an international draft. It's not certain such a draft will happen, but the specifics of the league's preferred..." March 05

  • Top-ranked baseball prospect Termarr Johnson goes viral for home run video

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball may be going down the port-a-potty right now, but there is still plenty to get excited about at the amateur level. No. 1-ranked baseball prospect Termarr Johnson went viral this week for a video of a titanic home run that he hit. The left-handed phenom launched a..." March 02

  • Why Cal Poly’s Brooks Lee passed up millions to stay home and prove he’s a top-3 MLB Draft pick

    The Athletic "When deciding what to name his son, Larry Lee knew he wanted there to be a baseball theme. In San Luis Obispo, Calif., the Lee family is not just a baseball family, it’s the baseball family. Larry’s father, Tom Lee, was an athlete and multiple-sport coach. His..." February 24

  • Baseball America Projects Big Arms For Mets In First Mock Draft

    Mets Minors "We may not be out of the doldrums of winter just yet, but with a welcome reprieve from the cold this week, the college baseball season set to begin next week, and negotiations for a new major league labor agreement in a slow and steady game of toss back and forth, perhaps a little bit of a..." February 11

  • Bulked-up JJ Bleday ready to take '22 by storm "During fielding drills and batting practice on Friday morning at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium complex, one player, in particular, turned heads: JJ Bleday. Ranked as MLB Pipeline's No. 71 overall prospect, the 24-year-old outfielder had noticeably filled out his Marlins workout..." February 05

  • Top college pitching prospect Peyton Pallette to undergo Tommy John surgery

    The Athletic "Peyton Pallette, one of the best pitching prospects in college baseball, will undergo Tommy John surgery due to a UCL injury. He will miss the 2022 season. Pallette isn't a large pitcher for someone slated to go in the top 15 in MLB's next amateur draft, as he's listed at..." January 21

  • Blue Jays top prospects for 2022

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's owners may have locked out the players, triggering the league's first work stoppage since 1994-95 and bringing the offseason to a halt, but that doesn't mean we're letting it derail our typical offseason plans. Indeed, CBS Sports is in the process of..." January 17

  • What You Need to Know About MLB's International Signing Period

    CBS Sports "Saturday, Jan. 15, is an important date on MLB's offseason calendar. It is the open of the 2022 international signing period, one of two ways MLB teams can acquire amateur talent each year. The draft covers players born in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. All..." January 14

  • 25 MLB Prospects Who Should Make an Impact in 2022

    Yardbarker "Every MLB season brings breakout seasons from minor leagues who are seeing their first taste of the Bigs. These 25 prospects could make a big impact on their team in the 2022 season.   C.J. Abrams, SS/2B, Padres Abrams' 2021..." January 13

  • MLB prospects expected to break out in '22 "Here at MLB Pipeline, we like to begin the new year by picking prospects primed for a breakout in the upcoming season. When we highlighted a candidate from each organization last January, we identified eight players who wound up joining our Top 100 Prospects list in 2021 and..." January 07