MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • Prospects Willy Fañas, Keiderson Pavon suing Angels, alleging agreements pulled back by team

    ESPN "Two teenage baseball players are suing the Los Angeles Angels in a Dominican Republic court, alleging that the organization reneged on verbal agreements to sign them, a practice that has grown increasingly common amid a landscape with limited regulation by Major League..." September 08

  • Ten MLB pitching prospects primed to make my top 50 in 2023

    The Athletic "Last week, I released my top-50 MLB prospects list after making some difficult decisions. This week, I’m highlighting 10 position players and 10 pitchers who just missed the cut. Here are 10 intriguing pitchers who I believe will crack my top-50 ranking in 2023 and go..." September 02

  • MLBPA sends out union authorization cards in first step toward unionizing minor leaguers

    ESPN "The Major League Baseball Players Association took an initial step toward unionizing the minor leagues Sunday night, sending out authorization cards that will allow minor league players to vote for an election that could make them MLBPA members, union executive director Tony Clark told ESPN on..." August 29

  • MLB's 25 Best Prospects 20 Years Old or Younger in 2022

    Bleacher Report "The future is bright for Major League Baseball. This season has seen an impressive influx of young talent in the majors, led by Julio Rodríguez, Adley Rutschman, Spencer Strider, Michael Harris II, Jeremy Peña, Bobby Witt Jr. and George Kirby, who were all top prospects..." August 27

  • Ranking Top 10 MLB Prospects Traded at the 2022 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and while the major leagues who were dealt stole the headlines, the prospects involved in those swaps will determine who walks away as winners. The San Diego Padres made the summer's biggest splash, acquiring Juan Soto and Josh Bell..." August 04

  • Why a mid-July MLB Draft creates headaches around baseball

    The Athletic "Earlier this month, two days after the first round of the MLB Draft and the morning before the All-Star Game, Tony Clark stood in front of a podium on a dais in a hotel ballroom in downtown Los Angeles. As he fielded a variety of queries from the reporters assembled for his yearly..." July 29

  • First-round pick Daniel Susac signs with Athletics

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The Daniel Susac era is officially over at Arizona after the two-time All-American catcher signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Susac, whom Oakland took with the 19th pick in last week’s MLB Draft, will receive a $3,531,200..." July 27

  • Blue Jays sign 18 draft picks, including first-rounder Brandon Barriera

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have signed 18 of their selections from the 2022 MLB Draft, including first-round pick Brandon Barriera. In addition to the 18 selections, the Blue Jays have also signed three undrafted free agents. " July 27

  • Kumar Rocker, No. 3 draft pick, signs with Rangers

    The Athletic "The Texas Rangers have officially signed pitcher Kumar Rocker, the No. 3 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, the team announced Tuesday. Rocker will be formally introduced at a press conference on Aug. 4 at Globe Life Field. Rocker joins Texas on a $5.2 million..." July 26

  • Reds Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Cam Collier "It was no secret that Cam Collier wanted to turn pro, and the Reds certainly wanted to sign him after taking the third baseman 18th overall in the 2022 MLB Draft. On Monday, it became obvious just how much the organization wanted to get a deal done. Collier, 17, signed his..." July 26

  • Tigers To Sign First-Rounder Jace Jung

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers are in agreement with No. 12 overall draft pick Jace Jung, tweets Jim Callis of The now-former Texas Tech standout will receive his full slot value of $4,590,300. The team has yet to formally announce the deal, though that’s presumably coming in the near..." July 25

  • Nationals Sign First-Round Pick Elijah Green

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals agreed to a deal with fifth overall pick Elijah Green, according to a team announcement. Bonus terms have not yet been disclosed; the fifth overall pick comes with a slot value of $6.4977MM. Green, an outfielder out of IMG Academy in Florida, has been one of the..." July 22

  • Twins agree to terms with No. 8 overall pick Brooks Lee

    Yardbarker "The Twins are in agreement with first-round pick Brooks Lee, reports Ted Schwerzler of Twins Daily. The former Cal Poly star will receive a $5.675M signing bonus. Lee, 21, fell to the Twins at eighth overall on Sunday, a bit of a surprise. He placed among the draft’s top..." July 21

  • Marlins Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Jacob Berry

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have agreed to terms with first-round pick Jacob Berry, according to Joe Frisaro of Man On Second Baseball. Frisaro says that the sixth overall selection will be receiving a bonus of $6MM, which is just a hair below the $6.03MM slot value for the pick. Berry, a..." July 20

  • Jackson Holliday and Druw Jones, top picks in MLB Draft, have contractual agreements in place

    CBS Sports "Jackson Holliday and Druw Jones, the top two picks in Major League Baseball's 2022 amateur draft, have agreements in place with their respective clubs, according to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press. Though neither deal has been announced, Blum notes both players are expected to..." July 19

  • Blue Jays tab 'big velocity' lefty Brandon Barriera "The Blue Jays targeted upside with the 23rd pick in the 2022 MLB Draft on Sunday, selecting hard-throwing high school lefty Brandon Barriera. Toronto, which had four selections on Day 1, then added shortstop Josh Kasevich from Oregon with the 60th selection overall, followed by high school..." July 18

  • O's take Jackson Holliday, son of Matt, with No. 1 pick "With the No. 1 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, the Orioles selected shortstop Jackson Holliday. Baseball is in the blood for Holliday, whose father, Matt, was a seven-time All-Star slugger during a 15-year MLB career with the Rockies, A’s, Cardinals and Yankees. But the family..." July 17

  • Top 20 No. 1 Overall Picks in MLB History

    Sportsbook Review "While the best players in Major League Baseball converge on Los Angeles for next week’s annual All-Star Game, the sport’s future stars will find out which major league teams they’ll be playing for as the First-Year Player Draft gets underway. The Baltimore Orioles..." July 15

  • Top 1st Round Draft Picks in MLB History

    Sportsbook Review "With the latest MLB First-Year Player Draft kicking off July 17, the eyes of the baseball world will be on this year’s crop of elite prospects. And while the range of outcomes for first-round picks is particularly wide, it’s more likely than not that most players taken in Round 1 of..." July 15

  • MLB Draft Odds "The 2022 Major League Baseball draft will begin on Sunday, July 17, and betting markets are available. The biggest question on everyone's mind is who will the Baltimore Orioles take with the top pick. It looks like a high school-heavy draft pool. A number of players expected to go..." July 14

  • Picking the brain of Chaim Bloom and his process behind the MLB draft

    The Score "Chaim Bloom is trying to build the next great Red Sox core. Heralded as an innovative baseball mind with an expertise in player development, Boston hired the now 39-year-old as its chief baseball officer in 2019. Part of Bloom's main tasks was to rebuild a pillaged farm system..." July 13

  • MLB Draft Odds "The 2022 MLB draft kicks off on July 17. Who will the Baltimore Orioles take with the top pick? Druw Jones, son of former MLB All-Star Andruw, is projected to be the first selection, but there are other players in the mix, including another MLB scion. The 2022 Major League Baseball..." July 12

  • MLB Draft Odds "The 2022 MLB draft kicks off on July 17. Who will the Baltimore Orioles take with the top pick? Druw Jones, son of former MLB All-Star Andruw, is projected to be the first selection, but there are other players in the mix, including another MLB scion. The 2022 Major League Baseball..." July 10

  • 2022 MLB Futures Game rosters

    CBS Sports "On July 16, the game's brightest prospects will gather at Dodger Stadium for the 2022 Futures Game. The Futures Game is MLB's annual showcase of the sport's best prospective big leaguers, some of whom will make their big-league debut in the second half. And you know what? Some will..." July 06

  • How Kumar Rocker shoulder surgery impacts his Draft status "Teams received medical records relating to Kumar Rocker this weekend, which should enhance the former Vanderbilt right-hander's chances of going in the first round of the 2022 Draft. It's now known that Rocker had shoulder surgery last September. Multiple clubs contacted by..." July 03

  • Ben Joyce He throws 105 mph … and is the MLB Draft’s biggest mystery "Ben Joyce is a source of history and of mystery. The 21-year-old right-hander can throw a baseball harder than anybody else in the world. But how far can that fastball take him? You might have seen the pitch that made Joyce, a redshirt junior reliever at Tennessee, a..." June 25

  • Who is the best prospect not in MLB right now? Here are 8 top candidates

    ESPN "Since my Top 100 went up in February, a number of the top players on the list -- including my clear top three -- have entered the big leagues and some have lost prospect eligibility. Adley Rutschman, Bobby Witt Jr. and Julio Rodriguez all look like they are in the..." June 06

  • Five players who could debut and make immediate impacts for contenders this summer

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's regular season isn't yet two months old, but it's never too early to think about the playoffs. As such, today's Prospect Watch highlights five young players who could help shape postseason races. Before we get to the reason you clicked,..." May 27

  • 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