MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • 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

  • MLB, MLBPA announce COVID-19 test results "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the latest COVID-19 testing results under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan, through the end of Thursday, October 8th: MONITORING TESTING • Covered..." October 09

  • 8 pitches that could dominate Division Series "A crazy Wild Card Series week is in the books, and amid all the nail biting, channel flipping and dinger celebrations, pitchers made their presence felt. Hitters combined to bat just .221, and with the scarcity of hits going around, they had to swing for the fences to score. Teams that..." October 04

  • Latest On Potential Playoff Expansion

    MLB Trade Rumors "To help compensate for the sport’s massive pandemic-driven revenue losses, MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed on a 16-team playoff field with a first-round, three-game wild card series for the 2020 season. That agreement covered this year only, but Commissioner Rob Manfred made..." October 03

  • Likely 2021 MLB draft order gives Pittsburgh Pirates the No. 1 overall pick

    CBS Sports "While MLB has yet to announce the order of selections for the 2021 draft, at one point it was viewed as highly likely that it would be determined by the final 2020 standings.  According to the March agreement between MLB and the players association, commissioner Rob..." September 29

  • FINAL DAY! Clinches, tiebreakers in play "The final day of the 2020 regular season promises to be a wild one, with every game on the schedule beginning at 3 p.m. ET.. On Saturday, the Cubs clinched their first National League Central title since 2017 thanks to a Cardinals loss, and the Twins clinched home field in the American League..." September 27

  • Here are the many NL tiebreaker scenarios "The 2020 regular season is down to its final two days, and the Giants, Brewers, Phillies and Mets are all still fighting for a playoff spot in the National League. What if there's a tie for the last Wild Card spot? What if there's a three-way tie? What if there's..." September 26

  • MLB's 2021 draft order expected to be based on 2020 standings

    The Score "As the shortened regular season nears its conclusion, it appears the worst teams in baseball have something to look forward to. MLB's 2021 draft order is highly likely to be determined by the results of the 2020 campaign, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan. " September 22

  • Crunch time: 7 things to watch in final week "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. The Marlins are on the verge of pulling off what would amount to a little bit of a baseball miracle. The Cardinals would be in that conversation as well. The Mariners are still..." September 20

  • Who are the hottest rookies right now? "Another week, another slew of exciting big league callups for top prospects. From MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list alone, we saw the Pirates’ Ke’Bryan Hayes, Miami's Jazz Chisholm, and the Yankees’ Deivi García and Clarke Schmidt make their Major..." September 07

  • MLB power play will end Minor League Baseball as we know it

    Sportsnaut "It has been a devastating 2020 calendar year for Minor League Baseball. The season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this cancellation came the loss of jobs throughout the minors — players themselves included. Sadly, this is going to be taken to a whole new..." September 05

  • 2021 MLB Draft to be held in Atlanta before All-Star Game

    The Score "The 2021 MLB Draft will take place in Atlanta from July 11 to 13, sources told Carlos Collazo and J.J. Cooper of Baseball America. Next year's event will be at least 20 rounds - and up to as many as 30 - based on an agreement between the league and the Major League Baseball..." September 01

  • Twitter reacts to Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec hitting first MLB HR

    Sportsnaut "In many ways, the future is now for the Boston Red Sox. Stuck between a false sense that they can contend and a complete rebuild, the Sox entered Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals with an American League worst 11-22 record. Boston will spend the next 24 hours or so..." August 30

  • 7 prospects who should be untouchable "There’s absolutely no way the Rays will trade shortstop Wander Franco, who is No. 1 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list. Yes, some prospects really are untouchable. Dozens of others have been mentioned in this feeding frenzy of a Trade Deadline that will..." August 30

  • These 5 blockbuster trades didn't pan out "One constant of every Trade Deadline, even this most unusual one, is that every seemingly consequential trade will be sold as "The Biggest Trade Ever." This has always been the case -- there was a time when Mike Bordick going to the Mets (look it up!) felt like it would change the..." August 30

  • A generation of Black players finds its voice "The inspiration for a movement came while Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin was at home watching NFL Network. Ten days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, more than a dozen Black football stars collaborated on a video asking the NFL to address..." August 28

  • Rob Manfred's Ultimate Goal for the Season is to Hand the World Series Trophy to a 'Lucky Owner'

    The Big Lead "Rob Manfred did an interview with the Los Angeles Times. The MLB commissioner was asked what his definition of a successful season would be. Perhaps that everyone got through it healthy? That they were able to pull off a season in the face of a logistical nightmare and a public health crisis?..." August 27

  • Players Alliance Donating Jackie Robinson Day MLB Salary to Social Justice

    Bleacher Report "More than 100 current and former Black MLB players will donate their salaries on August 27 and 28 to combat racial inequality and aid Black communities.  The move was announced Thursday by The Players Alliance, a nonprofit organization that strives "to create..." August 27

  • Braves promote top prospect Cristian Pache; Nick Markakis placed on COVID-19 injured list

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Braves have promoted outfielder Cristian Pache, the organization's top prospect. The move comes after the Braves placed veteran outfielder Nick Markakis on the IL after possible exposure to COVID-19. Markakis has tested negative, but the Braves..." August 18

  • Any chance for Casey Mize with Tigers' Ivan Nova injured? Here's what Ron Gardenhire said

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova's arm felt sore after Friday's start against the Cleveland Indians, so he decided to check in with trainers. By Saturday afternoon, the Tigers placed him on the 10-day injured list with right triceps tendinitis..." August 16

  • Mets add prospects Francisco Alvarez, Matthew Allan to pool "Francisco Alvarez and Matthew Allan aren’t headed for the Majors yet, but the two top prospects moved one step closer on Saturday. The Mets added Alvarez (the team’s No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline), an 18-year-old catcher, and Allan (No. 5), a..." August 16

  • The hottest young stars right now, ranked "Remember "Let the kids play?" The kids are playing. And they're must-see baseball. MLB has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to young superstars. They're all over the league. And these are the ones who are taking over the game right now. Welcome to..." August 14

  • Phillies To Promote Spencer Howard For Sunday Start

    MLB Trade Rumors "Phillies pitching prospect Spencer Howard is set to make his Major League debut on Sunday.  According to Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Howard has been told that he will be starting one of tomorrow’s games in the Phils’ doubleheader with the..." August 08

  • Oakland A’s call up pitching prospect James Kaprielian

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland A’s made an exciting roster move on Tuesday, calling up pitching prospect James Kaprielian from their alternate training site. Unfortunately, the promotion was prompted by less happy news, as reliever Jordan Weems was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained..." August 04

  • If We're Making Up Baseball Rules As We Go, How About This One?

    The Big Lead "The Cincinnati Reds swept the Detroit Tigers in a doubleheader unlike any other yesterday. Major League Baseball's first foray into the seven-inning game was a mixed bag. Playing 14 innings instead of 18 certainly made the long day a bit shorter and, on balance, the most deserving team..." August 03

  • Angels to call up top prospect Jo Adell "The Angels are calling up their top overall prospect, outfielder Jo Adell, a source told's Rhett Bollinger on Monday. Jared Walsh and Michael Hermosillo were both optioned, and Mike Trout returns from the paternity list on Tuesday. " August 03

  • Rob Manfred blasted for threatening to shut down MLB season

    Sportsnaut "It was always going to be tricky to start the 2020 MLB season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic around the United States. Unlike the NBA and NHL, baseball is being played outside of a bubble. This brings a lot of issues to the forefront. Immaturity from players and the danger of..." July 31

  • MLB star reportedly threatened to get teammates traded if they violated safety protocol

    Larry Brown Sports "There is growing frustration among some MLB players about their colleagues not taking health and safety protocols seriously, but make no mistake, there are plenty taking things seriously. In light of the Miami Marlins’ COVID-19 outbreak, some players appear to be taking steps to..." July 31

  • Future Salary Obligations Of All 30 Teams

    MLB Trade Rumors "Recently, we ran through the full slate of future financial commitments teams have made to MLB players. As I explained throughout that series of posts, there are several different ways to look at salaries. Since the purpose of this exercise is to see where teams stand as we enter a period of..." July 31

  • MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred threatens to shut down 2020 season

    Clutch Points "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has threatened to shut down the 2020 MLB season if the sport doesn’t do a better job of managing the coronavirus, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. This comes in the wake of a plethora of Miami Marlins players and coaches testing..." July 31

  • Latest COVID-19 results released by MLB, PA "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the latest COVID-19 testing results under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan, through the end of Thursday, July 30: MONITORING TESTING Covered Individuals..." July 31

  • Nick Madrigal ‘pretty close’ to joining White Sox, Chris Getz says

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox’ top second base prospect, Nick Madrigal, did not make the team’s opening day roster last week, but he might not be too far off from joining the club. “He’s pretty close,” Sox director of player development Chris Getz said Thursday...." July 31

  • Arizona Diamondbacks call up prospect Daulton Varsho

    AZ Central "The Diamondbacks have promoted top prospect Daulton Varsho, bringing up a versatile and potentially impactful offensive player at a time when their offense is off to a sluggish start. It is unclear if and where the club will be able to find everyday at-bats for Varsho, but..." July 30

  • Orioles Sign 5th-Rounder Carter Baumler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have inked fifth-round right-hander Carter Baumler to an above-slot bonus, Jim Callis of tweets. Baumler – the 133rd pick – will receive $1.5MM, a vast increase over the $422,300 recommended value of his selection. Notably, with Baumler under..." July 25

  • Top 100 MLB Prospects at the Start of the 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "With the 2020 MLB season finally set to begin, it's time to establish our top 100 prospects for the year, even with no minor league baseball on the horizon. Many of these names are part of their team's 60-player roster pool, and several could see the majors before 2020 comes..." July 20

  • Julio Rodriguez Will Not Require Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Divish reports that while Rodriguez’s wrist fracture will not require surgery, it will prevent him from participating in baseball activities for the next four-to-six weeks. So while the Mariners’ phenom will be unable to get reps in a Major League setting, the M’s..." July 18

  • Cleveland signs 2020 draft pick Tanner Burns of Auburn to $1.6M deal "Tanner Burns, selected No. 36 overall by the Cleveland Indians in last month’s Major League Baseball first-year player draft, has inked a deal with the club including a $1.6 million signing bonus. Burns, a 6-foot, 215-pound righty, was taken with a Competitive Balance pick after..." July 18

  • 1 trade candidate for all 30 teams "During a recent conversation with a team executive, I noted the unique nature of this year’s Trade Deadline, which will arrive just 39 days after Opening Day. “That’s true,” the executive said. “But it’s also four weeks before the end of the..." July 17

  • Blue Jays’ Austin Martin on the verge of fulfilling baseball dream

    Sportsnet "When Austin Martin was drafted fifth overall by the Toronto Blue Jays last month, he thought of a lot of people who helped him reach that moment. His college coach at Vanderbilt University, the esteemed and well-decorated Tim Corbin. His high school coach, Gil Morales, who he won a..." July 10

  • Diamondbacks agree to terms with No. 33 overall pick Slade Cecconi

    Yardbarker "The Arizona Diamondbacks are in agreement with Competitive Balance pick Slade Cecconi on a $2,384,900 signing bonus, reports Jonathan Mayo of (via Twitter).  The University of Miami right-hander’s slot value at No. 33 checked in a hair over..." July 10

  • Dominican-based MLBers not tested for COVID-19 before flight

    The Score "Major League Baseball didn't test any of its players for COVID-19 before they flew from the Dominican Republic to Miami, according to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. Many of the players on board the two charter flights later tested positive for the virus. Some of them..." July 09

  • Brewers Announce 12 Additions To Player Pool

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced Thursday that they’ve added a dozen minor leaguers to their 60-man player pool. In addition to the previously reported addition of righty Dylan File, Milwaukee has added the following players: LHP Clayton Andrews RHP Phil..." July 09

  • Austin Martin confirmed to Jays' 60-man player pool

    TSN "One day after signing their first selection, the Toronto Blue Jays confirmed that short stop Austin Martin will included on the team's 60-man player pool for this season. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo confirmed the move to reporters on Thursday. " July 09

  • The Blue Jays hand Austin Martin a record signing bonus

    The Star "Austin Martin is set to receive the largest signing bonus the Blue Jays have ever handed out to one of their draft picks, after the versatile infielder agreed to terms on Wednesday afternoon. Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae was the first to report the sides were nearing an agreement, and..." July 08

  • Minor league team Durham Bulls selling awesome shirt that perfectly sums up 2020

    Sportsnaut "The year 2020 has been absolutely brutal. From the Australian wildfires that devastated that nation to the stunning death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter to the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted all our lives, and massive social justice protests across America,..." July 07

  • Red Sox sign first-rounder Nick Yorke; No. 17 overall pick gets $2.7 million bonus

    Mass Live "The Red Sox have officially signed first-round draft pick Nick Yorke, a baseball source confirmed. Yorke was in Boston to sign his contract Tuesday according to a post from his agency, Apex Baseball. Yorke received a $2.7 million signing bonus, the source..." July 07

  • Brewers Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Garrett Mitchell "The Milwaukee Brewers have reached a deal with first-round draft pick Garrett Mitchell, an outfielder who posted earlier today that he’s headed to Milwaukee to finalize his contract.  The bonus lands in the realm of the slot value of $3,242,900, according..." July 07

  • MLB Plans to Release Schedule for 60-Game Season on Monday

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball is reportedly planning to release the 60-game schedule for each of its 30 teams Monday. Per USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the schedule is expected to feature the New York Yankees at Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers..." July 04