MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • Sources: A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings, and officials on all sides are worried

    Yahoo! Sports "The plundering of Latin America wasn’t Major League Baseball’s original sin. It’s simply the one that has festered the longest. Corruption of all kinds – illicit payoffs, bonus-money skimming, doping teenagers with performance-enhancing drugs – has been treated as..." September 28

  • Mesa Brothers To Work Out For MLB Teams Next Week

    MLB Trade Rumors "Brothers Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. are set to host a showcase for big league clubs next Friday (Oct. 5) at Marlins Park, reports MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez (via Twitter). Sanchez adds that right-hander Sandy Gaston will throw for clubs at the..." September 27

  • Mesa Brothers Declared Free Agents By MLB

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mesas are planning on hosting a showcase for all 30 teams in the near future, Sanchez further reports. He lists the Orioles ($6.5MM), Marlins ($4.3MM), Rays ($3.6MM) and Dodgers ($2.78MM) as the teams with the most remaining money to spend. Of course, as we saw last offseason..." September 14

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • 10 players who could headline next year's crop of talent

    Sporting News "Though the 2018 MLB Draft ended Wednesday, the scouting departments of all 30 organizations get no reprieve, as they’re already hard at work analyzing and scrutinizing the top talent in next year’s draft class.  Obviously, with the 2019 draft a full year away, things..." June 07

  • Controversial Oregon State lefty Luke Heimlich goes undrafted

    CBS Sports "One of the most controversial prospects in draft history was not selected by an MLB team. Oregon State left-hander Luke Heimlich did not land with any team in the 40 rounds of the 2018 MLB Draft. On talent, Heimlich was considered potential late first-round pick. He's an advanced..." June 06

  • Detroit Tigers potential No. 1 pick Casey Mize dominates before MLB draft

    Detroit Free Press "Casey Mize was a spectator on Sunday night. The Auburn junior right-hander — considered the favorite to be selected No. 1 overall by the DetroitTigers in Monday night’s MLB draft — watched from the dugout as his team tried to clinch a berth in the NCAA..." June 04

  • Tigers reportedly narrow No. 1 pick down to three college baseball players

    CBS Sports "Baseball's Rule 4 Draft -- informally known as the MLB draft or the amateur draft -- gets started on Monday, and the Tigers hold the top pick. In our most recent mock draft, we have Detroit selecting Auburn right-hander Casey Mize. While Mize indeed remains the favorite to be the top..." June 03

  • Tigers mulling these players for No. 1 Draft pick

    MLB.com "Shortly after 7 p.m. ET on Monday, the Tigers will announce their selection with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 Draft. They still have a little bit of time to figure it out, and they've narrowed their group of candidates to five. Auburn right-hander Casey Mize remains the..." June 03

  • Tigers look to keep reloading farm with top pick

    MLB.com "The Tigers' rapid descent from perennial contenders to sellers last summer came with the reward of the top overall pick in the 2018 Draft. It's a jewel for an organization that has been working to refill its farm system with talent over the past year. The 2018 Draft will take..." May 27

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ?Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ?Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24