MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

    NPR "President Trump has resumed talks with Major League Baseball owners after his administration blocked a historic agreement that would have allowed Cuban baseball players to join MLB teams without having to defect. But the White House made clear that in exchange for revisiting..." June 13

  • Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker throws first no-hitter in Super Regionals history, gets shoutout from David Price

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt freshman right-hander Kumar Rocker pitched the first no-hitter in a Super Regional in NCAA Tournament history on Saturday. In the win or go home game, Vanderbilt defeated Duke 3-0, forcing a Game 3 in the Nashville Super Regional. Rocker's no-hitter was also just the..." June 09

  • No pitchers selected in top six picks for first time in draft history

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's 2019 first-year player draft kicked off on Monday night with the Baltimore Orioles selecting Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman first overall. The next pick was another hitter. Then another. And so on until the Cincinnati Reds selected TCU left-hander Nick Lodolo..." June 04

  • MLB Draft: Who goes No. 1 in 2020? Blaze Jordan, Spencer Torkelson and Emerson Hancock are potential top picks

    CBS Sports "Now that the first day of Major League Baseball's 2019 draft is over, it's time to turn our attention to the future. No, not to the second or third days, but all the way to next June. Yes, we're going to partake in the fool's errand of listing four players who, at least for the..." June 04

  • After a mysterious injury and lost season, Gators star is soaring up draft boards

    The Score "Everything was going according to plan. Brady McConnell had long dreamed of playing baseball for the University of Florida, and here he was, starting at shortstop for the defending national champion Gators in his first year of college. Meanwhile, McConnell had entered that..." June 03

  • O's reportedly could pass on Adley Rutschman at No. 1

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's 2019 first-year player draft will start Monday evening at 7 p.m. ET. The draft will pause after the first two rounds are completed, then resume Tuesday until the completion of the 10th round. Teams will finish out the 40-round event on Wednesday. The Baltimore..." June 03

  • Likely No. 1 pick Adley Rutschman gets Barry Bonds treatment

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati showed likely No. 1 overall pick Adley Rutschman the ultimate respect on Friday night. The Bearcats decided to intentionally walk the Oregon State catcher with the bases loaded and nobody out in a 5-2 game, forcing in a run. They essentially gave him the Barry Bonds..." June 01

  • Scott Boras brings Japan into latest attempt to circumvent MLB draft

    Los Angeles Times "About a month after Bobby Seay was chosen by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the 1996 draft, the pitcher filed a grievance to become a free agent, citing an obscure rule that required teams to make written offers to players within 15 days of selecting them. Seay won and signed with..." May 31

  • Cuban Shortstop Yolbert Sanchez Cleared To Sign With MLB Teams

    MLB Trade Rumors "Shortstop Yolbert Sanchez has left Cuba and has been cleared by Major League Baseball to sign with teams beginning on Feb. 5, Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs report. The 21-year-old (22 in March) will be subject to MLB’s international bonus pool..." January 23