MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • 2022 MLB Draft order set after final day of season

    The Score "The 2022 MLB Draft will take place in Los Angeles in conjunction with the All-Star festivities, and now after the final day of the 2021 season, we know which order the teams will come to the podium. The Baltimore Orioles will make the first selection for the third time in franchise..." October 04

  • Reality Checks for Top MLB Prospects Who Failed to Deliver in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Not every top prospect takes a linear path to stardom. Players such as Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. and more recently Wander Franco are more exception than rule, and even American League MVP candidate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took time to find his footing in MLB. September 18

  • Wander Franco is already proving why he’s the top prospect in baseball

    Clutch Points "Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wander Franco has been one of the most hyped prospects in recent baseball history, and he’s already proving why just 50 games into his major-league career. Franco, 20, hit the ground running in his first-ever game for the Rays, hitting a..." August 28

  • 2 Minor Leaguers Sleeping in Clubhouse Because of Cost of Housing

    Bleacher Report "Advocates for Minor Leaguers, a nonprofit advocacy group whose goal is to improve minor league baseball players' working conditions, released a report Tuesday regarding two prospects who are sleeping in their clubhouse to save on housing costs. As Advocates for Minor..." August 26

  • MLB Prospect Watch: Four promising players, including Bobby Witt Jr., who are now one step from majors

    CBS Sports "The minor-league season is about a month away from its culmination, but that hasn't stopped teams from promoting numerous top prospects to the Triple-A level in recent weeks. Those players are now a stone's throw away from reaching the majors ... provided, anyway, their general managers..." August 19

  • Which World Series Contender Needed To Do More At The MLB Trade Deadline?

    CBS Sports "The 2021 MLB regular season is more than halfway complete and we're now into the dog days of summer. The 60-game sprint was fun in its own way last year given the circumstances. Give me the full 162-game experience every day of the week though. Throughout the season the CBS..." August 05

  • What's next for Kumar Rocker after Mets fail to sign former Vanderbilt star?

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's deadline for signing draft picks passed on Sunday evening, and with it so did the chances of right-hander Kumar Rocker, the No. 10 selection, joining the New York Mets. An agreement worth a $6 million signing bonus went by the wayside after a post-draft medical..." August 02

  • Mets' Steve Cohen Responds to Failed Kumar Rocker Contract Talks in Twitter Post

    For The Win "When the New York Mets selected Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker with the 10th pick in the MLB Draft, there was plenty of optimism around the Mets. They had seemingly been gifted a can’t-miss, widely known prospect who was expected to get drafted far earlier. It didn’t even..." August 02

  • Scott Boras issues statement after Mets pass on signing Kumar Rocker

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets on Sunday failed to come to a contract agreement with first-round draft pick Kumar Rocker before the deadline, and agent Scott Boras insists the team made a mistake. Rocker, who starred at Vanderbilt, was taken with the 10th overall pick by the Mets earlier this..." August 01

  • Mets not expected to sign first-rounder Kumar Rocker

    MSN.com "Kumar Rocker might not be heading to Queens after all. The Mets are not expected to sign the 10th overall pick and right-hander before Sunday's 5 p.m. signing deadline, according to a report from ESPN. August 01

  • Diamondbacks Sign First-Rounder Jordan Lawlar

    MLB Trade Rumors "As originally reported yesterday by John Gambadoro of 98.7FM Phoenix, the Diamondbacks reached an agreement with sixth overall pick Jordan Lawlar.  The high school shortstop signed for a hefty $6,713,300 bonus, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis. ..." July 31

  • Nationals Sign First-Rounder Brady House

    MLB Trade Rumors "As reported yesterday, the Nationals signed first-round pick Brady House. His deal is worth $5MM, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (via Twitter). The slot value for the 11th overall selection is $4.55MM. House’s signing represents a bit of good news for Nats fans amid..." July 31

  • Mets’ agreement with Kumar Rocker suddenly in jeopardy

    New York Post "The Mets’ agreement with their first-round draft pick Kumar Rocker is in limbo after the team expressed concerns with the right-hander’s pitching elbow during his physical examination, multiple industry sources told The Post. Rocker’s camp disagrees with those..." July 27

  • 7 MLB Prospects Who Will Be Untouchable at the 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "With Friday's MLB trade deadline fast approaching, rebuilding clubs are scouring the minor league teams of contenders in hopes of bolstering their farm systems with blockbuster packages of prospects. The Chicago Cubs showed how highly a contender can value what it views..." July 25

  • Detroit Tigers sign No. 3 overall pick Jackson Jobe

    Sportsnaut "The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms Friday with right-hander Jackson Jobe, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 draft. The Tigers also reached a deal with shortstop Izaac Pacheco, a second-round selection (39th overall). Terms were not disclosed for either player. The slot value for Jobe..." July 23

  • Son of Andy Pettitte agrees to terms with Derek Jeter's Marlins

    Yardbarker "Former New York Yankees stars and fan-favorites Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter are once again linked via an MLB organization.  Per The Associated Press (h/t ESPN), left-handed pitcher Jared Pettitte, Andy's son, has agreed to terms with the Miami..." July 20

  • Rays Sign First-Round Pick Carson Williams

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays announced they’ve come to terms with first-round draft choice Carson Williams. An infielder from a California high school, Williams will receive a $2.3475MM signing bonus, reports Jim Callis of MLB.com. That’s a touch below the $2.4939MM slot value that accompanies the..." July 20

  • Oakland Athletics reach deal with first-round pick Max Muncy

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Athletics signed first-round pick Max Muncy on Monday. Muncy, who is not related to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ All-Star slugger with the same name, was selected with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. " July 20

  • Dodgers Sign First-Round Pick Maddux Bruns

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Maddux Bruns, reports Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. The high school southpaw will receive a $2.2MM signing bonus that lands a bit shy of the $2.4246MM slot value that accompanies the 29th overall pick. Bruns had been committed to..." July 20

  • MLB Draft 2021: Four teams who picked their new No. 1 prospect

    CBS Sports "Last week, Major League Baseball held its 2021 amateur draft. This year's edition was shorter than the pre-pandemic version (20 rounds instead of 40) and was held alongside the All-Star Game festivities in Denver, Colorado.  Changes to the event's structure and logistics..." July 20

  • Henry Davis Signs Reported $6.5M Pirates Contract After Going No. 1 in 2021 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Sunday they've signed catcher Henry Davis, the first overall pick in the 2021 MLB draft. Jon Heyman of the MLB Network reported it's a $6.5 million contract. July 18

  • Royals Sign First-Rounder Frank Mozzicato

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have announced a deal with left-hander Frank Mozzicato, selected seventh overall by K.C. in last week’s amateur draft.  MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis reports (Twitter link) that Mozzicato signed for a bonus of $3.55MM, considerably below the $5,432,400 slot value..." July 17

  • Cardinals Sign First-Round Pick Michael McGreevy

    Talking Baseball "The Cardinals announced this evening that they’d come to terms on a contract with first-round pick Michael McGreevy. Terms of the deal remain unclear. The slot value for the #18 overall selection, with which McGreevy was selected, is $3.4813MM. McGreevy dominated hitters..." July 17

  • Cubs sign 2021 first-round pick Jordan Wicks

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs signed 2021 first rounder Jordan Wicks to his first contract with the club on Friday. Wick’s deal is for a slot value of $3.13 million. The team has now signed nine of their first 10 picks in the draft including Wicks third-round pick Drew Gray, fourth-round pick Christian..." July 17

  • Blue Jays sign 1st-rounder Gunnar Hoglund

    MLB.com "The Blue Jays wasted no time with Gunnar Hoglund, signing their first-round pick from the 2021 MLB Draft on Friday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not released, but a source told MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis that it's worth $3,247,500, just under the..." July 16

  • Pirates Working On Deal With No. 1 Overall Pick Henry Davis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates are working to finalize a contract with No. 1 overall draft pick Henry Davis and could have an agreement in place “soon,” per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette adds that the two sides could finalize an..." July 15

  • 1st-round catchers rarely pan out. The Pirates took Henry Davis at No. 1 anyway

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Pirates are, in many ways, taking an inspired approach to their rebuild under the club's relatively new management regime. Entering the season, the Pirates had acquired five teenage prospects in trades under general manager Ben Cherington, the most in baseball..." July 14

  • Angels select 20 pitchers, and zero hitters, in 2021 MLB Draft

    New York Post "Talk about sticking to a strategy. The Angels chose all pitchers in the the 2021 MLB Draft, drafting 19 college pitchers and one prep pitcher with their 20 selections. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." July 14

  • Red Sox select prep star Marcelo Mayer No. 4 overall

    The Score "With the fourth pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, the Boston Red Sox selected Marcelo Mayer, a shortstop from Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California. Mayer was thought to be a candidate to go first overall before dropping to the Red Sox at No. 4. The 18-year-old star set..." July 11

  • Tigers take prep RHP Jobe with No. 3 pick

    MLB.com "The Tigers selected Jackson Jobe -- the top high-school arm in the 2021 MLB Draft, according to MLB Pipeline -- with the No. 3 pick on Sunday. Jobe, the No. 7 overall prospect in the Draft, was named Oklahoma’s Gatorade Player of the Year after going 9-0 with..." July 11

  • Texas Rangers select Jack Leiter of Vanderbilt baseball with No. 2 pick in 2021 MLB Draft

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt baseball ace Jack Leiter was drafted No. 2  overall by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft on Sunday. Leiter was the SEC Newcomer of the Year, a unanimous All-American, a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and Golden Spikes..." July 11

  • Pirates surprise by taking Henry Davis 1st overall in MLB Draft

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Henry Davis, a catcher from Louisville, with the first overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. Davis could end up being another Cardinals-produced star backstop. Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith, who went to the same university, was a..." July 11

  • What can Blue Jays expect with 19th-overall selection?

    Sportsnet "The difference between the 2020 and 2021 drafts is going to be profound for the Toronto Blue Jays. Last year, they had the fifth-overall pick, which meant that an elite prospect was likely to come their way. One certainly did in the form of Austin Martin, who was widely projected..." July 11

  • Who will be the No. 1 pick in the Draft?

    MLB.com "Every year as the Draft approaches, there is a level of uncertainty about who is going to go where, even at the top. Sure, there are years when it’s obvious, like when Stephen Strasburg went No. 1 overall in 2009, or fairly clear, like when Adley Rutschman was the choice over Bobby Witt..." July 10

  • The Futures Game is loaded with top 100 prospects

    The Athletic "Major League Baseball announced the rosters for this year’s Futures Game, which will begin at 11 a.m. MT on July 11 at Coors Field in Denver. The game will be a seven-inning affair again, as in 2021, because the last thing you’d want to do is give more time to the sport’s..." July 01

  • Pirates narrow down choices 2 weeks out from 2021 MLB Draft

    MLB.com "How close are the Pirates to narrowing down whom they will select with their No. 1 overall pick in this year’s MLB Draft? “I think I can say that we’ve gotten it down to single digits,” said general manager Ben Cherington, who made the remarks on his Sunday..." June 27

  • MLB Player Comparisons for Top 2021 Draft Prospects

    Bleacher Report "Will the 2021 MLB draft feature the next Mike Trout? The next Jacob deGrom? The next Aaron Judge? We won't know until several years from now, but that doesn't mean we can't make reasonable comparisons for some of the draft's top prospects based on their..." June 26

  • Are high MLB draft picks getting to the majors faster than ever?

    The Athletic "When Jarred Kelenic was first promoted by the Seattle Mariners last month, it meant that the first seven players drafted in 2018 had all debuted in the majors, less than three years since the date of that draft. (The eighth pick, Carter Stewart, didn’t sign, and is now playing..." June 21

  • Wander Franco and the 10 Uber-Prospects Who Will Be Next to Take MLB by Storm

    Bleacher Report "Who's next? One of the most exciting parts of any MLB season is the arrival of some of the game's top prospects who represent the next generation of stars. Read More - May 29

  • Alabama's Connor Prielipp, potential No. 1 pick in 2022 MLB Draft, to undergo Tommy John surgery

    CBS Sports "Connor Prielipp, a left-handed pitcher for the University of Alabama, will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday, according to Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball. The timing of Prielipp's operation means that he will miss the rest of the 2021 season as well as the entirety of the 2022..." May 27

  • Ole Miss Rebels pitcher Gunnar Hoglund to have Tommy John surgery

    ESPN "Ole Miss right-hander Gunnar Hoglund, the fifth-ranked prospect heading into the 2021 MLB draft, will undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN on Tuesday. The ace for the Bulldogs, Hoglund walked off the mound in the first inning..." May 11