MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • Rich Paul’s Klutch Sports agency acquires Tidal Sports Group

    Hardball Talk "Super-agent Rich Paul’s Klutch Sports has bought Tidal Sports Group, an agency run by Brodie Scoffield. Tidal’s clients include Alex Bregman, Marcus Stroman, Keston Hiura, and Mariners top prospect Jarred Kelenic. Tidal will become Klutch’s baseball..." April 03

  • MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred officially suspends minor-league season, agrees to pay weekly stipend through May

    USA Today "Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told minor-league clubs and its players Tuesday that they are officially suspending the season, but agreed to pay minor-leaguers $400 per week through May. Manfred said he still expects the minor-league season to resume this season,..." March 31

  • College Baseball Players Granted Additional Year Of NCAA Eligibility

    USA Today "All NCAA Division I athletes in spring sports will be given an extra season of eligibility to make up for the one that was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the association announced Monday. But the decision by the NCAA Division I Council, which handles day-to-day rules..." March 31

  • Bizarre Rule Says Rob Manfred Can Pick 2021 MLB Draft Order if 2020 Season is Cut Short

    12 Up "This week, Major League Baseball and its players' union came to terms on a series of spending cuts considered necessary to make up for lost revenue caused by postponements and inevitable cancellations of official league activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. Included on this list of..." March 29

  • Agent Scott Boras says MLB draft limits send 'wrong message'

    ESPN "Agent Scott Boras believes the agreement reached between Major League Baseball and the players' union "sends the wrong message" when it comes to possibly shortening the draft and limiting the financial pool for amateur players. Under terms of the agreement, MLB..." March 28

  • MLB, MLBPA reach agreement on service time, pay, draft

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have reached an agreement on a deal pertaining to issues including service time, pay, and the amateur draft. The deal is expected to be ratified by the owners on Friday. A report indicated..." March 26

  • MLB draft likely to be in July, may be shortened

    ESPN "The Major League Baseball draft is increasingly likely to happen in July, though it could be shortened and include bonus deferrals, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. Fear of handing out significant signing bonuses amid cash-flow questions prompted a number of owners to..." March 26

  • MLB to provide interim financial support for minor-league prospects

    Sport Business "Major League Baseball said it will give minor league prospects payments equal to financial allowances that would have been paid through April 8, marking the latest league effort to help those financially impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  Following the league’s..." March 19

  • MLB considering skipping 2020 draft to save money during COVID-19 shutdown

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring Training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least mid-May, and that remains subject to..." March 19

  • DoorDash, gyms and uncertainty: Coronavirus upends the life of a minor leaguer

    Yahoo! Sports "Peter Bayer was sitting in his car, waiting for an alert that would tell him where to go next. He’d been doing a lot of that lately, both in his personal life and his now uncertain baseball life. It was about 3:30 p.m., the busy hours were ahead of him, he figured. People in..." March 17

  • MLB advises non-roster players to return home, urges teams to avoid group workouts

    CBS Sports "MLB is expected to advise teams to cease all organized workouts when the league releases updated policies on Monday in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The league on Thursday announced it was suspending spring training play and pushing the start of the regular season back by at least..." March 16

  • Latest On League, MLBPA Discussions Over Player Access To Spring Camps

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball issued a memorandum to all 30 teams earlier today that addressed multiple topics, most notably the halt of any organized player workouts at Spring Training facilities.  The plans outlined in the memo will be in place at least through Monday’s planned..." March 16

  • MLB must become more fan friendly after coronavirus shutdown

    New York Post "Baseball could do well to learn something from the 1984 film “The Terminator.” And it’s not just the famous line, “I’ll be back.’’ At movie’s end as Sarah Connor sits in her red Jeep Wrangler at a gas station in the desert, the young son..." March 16

  • MLB Season May Be Delayed Until Memorial Day Weekend Due to Coronavirus

    Bleacher Report "The start of the 2020 MLB season has been postponed for two weeks, but there is a solid chance it will be longer before baseball returns. Two MLB executives told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that the season might not begin until at least Memorial Day on..." March 16

  • Baseball Players Will Need Spring Training II To Get Ready For 2020

    Forbes.com "The sudden interruption of 2020 spring training means Major League Baseball will need to call back the troops once a new date for Opening Day is determined. That date could come by Mothers Day, Memorial Day, or even later – depending upon the damage coronavirus does before its..." March 16

  • 2020 College World Series canceled amid coronavirus outbreak; decision could impact MLB draft

    CBS Sports "In response to the growing threat from coronavirus, which was recently declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, the NCAA on Thursday cancelled all winter and spring championships. Most notably, that means neither the men's nor women's NCAA Basketball..." March 14

  • COVID-19’s Effect On Baseball Minor Leaguers

    The Union Journal "Professional sporting activities’ coronavirus-forced closure can have a particularly adverse effect on minors baseball gamers. Even in the most effective of times, their wages fade in contrast to gamers in the majors. And since play’s put on hold for an indeterminate quantity of..." March 14

  • Nate Pearson shaping up to be real deal for Blue Jays

    TSN "Toronto Blue Jays top prospect Nate Pearson continues to wow scouts, executives, opponents and teammates during spring training. He is the real deal.  The 23-year-old right-hander has all the makings of a staff ace. The anticipation of his call-up to the majors is not that..." March 07

  • Wacky, weird, and confusing: The best photos from MLB spring training

    Sporting News "Some baseball players try to look serious and dignified in their photos, to convey the importance of the moment. Others might smile, or try to look menacing to intimidate the competition. And some just have too much fun with it. Here's a roundup of this year's..." February 22

  • The Not-So-Secret Hangout Of MLB's Tightest Fraternity

    Bleacher Report "It was the Monday after the Country Music Association Awards last fall, and it felt as if the after-party had extended into the Vanderbilt baseball weight room. "It was like a block party," Chris Ham, the program's strength and conditioning coach, said. "There..." February 20

  • Florence Y’all is more than just a water tower now; it’s a team nickname.

    Lexington Herald-Leader "No, they didn’t. Yes, they did. Anyone who has driven Interstate 75 through northern Kentucky has encountered the red-and-white water tower emblazoned with the phrase “Florence Y’all.” And many probably know the story behind it. Now, the..." January 23

  • MILB Announces ‘Mayors’ Task Force To Save Minor League Baseball’

    Sportsnaut "As MILB fans and organizations continue to fight against MLB’s proposal to eliminate 42 minor-league teams, several mayors are now taking their own action to preserve baseball in their communities. In an announcement released with MILB, the mayors of Chattanooga, Tenn.,..." January 21

  • Blue Jays face challenges, temptations in handling of prospect Nate Pearson

    Sportsnet "In the lead-up to the 2019 season, the Toronto Blue Jays met with electric pitching prospect Nate Pearson and presented him with different plans to balance the year’s conflicting developmental priorities. Coming off a campaign in which injuries limited the..." January 17

  • An insider's view of the contentious MLB-MiLB dispute, from ex-pitcher, lawyer Garrett Broshuis

    Sporting News "The current contentious dispute between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball became public in October, when Baseball America reported that MLB had offered a plan to eliminate as many as 42 minor-league teams after the 2020 minor-league season, when the Professional Baseball..." December 28

  • Report: Dodgers Won't Trade Top Prospect ‘In Any Scenario’

    Sportsnaut "After striking out on this year’s top free-agent talent, the Los Angeles Dodgers have turned their attention to the trade market to land an impact player. While they have plenty of talent to offer, one prospect will reportedly not be moved whatsoever. According to MLB..." December 17

  • Navy rejects Red Sox minor-league pitcher Noah Song's request to play pro baseball

    CBS Sports "Noah Song was hoping to continue his professional baseball career and goal of playing in MLB after graduating from the Naval Academy last May, but the new order from the Department of Defense that allows those in military academies to pursue professional sports immediately following graduation..." December 17

  • MLB says it's willing to walk away from minors deal, but what would take its place?

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball is angry with Minor League Baseball for continuing to negotiate a new business agreement in public. The feud escalated Friday to the point that MLB threatened to walk away entirely from its decadeslong partnership with the minors' governing body. Was that a..." December 14

  • Sergio Romo Close To Deciding On Next Team

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran reliever Sergio Romo appears to be cruising towards his next deal. Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter) says there’s momentum towards an agreement, with a decision anticipated during the Winter Meetings. " December 06

  • SK Wyverns To Post Lefty Kwang-hyun Kim

    MLB Trade Rumors "The SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization will post left-hander Kwang-hyun Kim, according to Naver Sports (via Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net). Kim has already made it known that he’d like to pursue a major league opportunity in 2020. Under the..." November 22

  • Report: Mariners sign first-base prospect Evan White to $24M deal

    Sportsnet "The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a six-year, $24-million contract with first-base prospect Evan White, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis. The contract is an unusual one, as ESPN’s Jeff Passan points out, because White played all of last season with..." November 22

  • Congress sends MLB a letter condemning the plan to eliminate minor league teams

    NBC Sports "Last month we learned that Major League Baseball is planning a radical reorganization of the minor leagues, that would involve eliminating over 40 minor league teams. Today over 100 members of Congress sent Major League Baseball and all of its clubs a letter urging them to rethink their..." November 19

  • Here’s everything that’s happening in the 2019-2020 Off-season

    NBC Sports "Rogers Hornsby’s most famous quote goes like this: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” Rogers Hornsby, of course, died in 1963 and back then they didn’t..." November 02