MLB Prospects Rumors & News

  • MLB to hold 1st pre-draft combine from June 20-28

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will hold its first-ever pre-draft combine June 20-28 in Cary, North Carolina at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, a source told ESPN. The group of 88 invited players will be chosen in consultation with MLB scouts and the event will include a tournament..." January 25

  • MLB 'motivated' to hold scouting combine ahead of 2021 draft

    CBS Sports "Although Major League Baseball's amateur draft is less than six months away, the scouting schedule leading into the home stretch remains in flux. One key unresolved matter is the league's desire to host a medical combine-like event in June, just weeks before the draft unfolds. The..." January 20

  • Here are baseball's best defensive prospects "If you think MLB Pipeline's sixth annual All-Defense team looks familiar, you're correct. Seven of the eight members have made previous editions of our squad of the best defensive prospects in the game. Braves outfielder Cristian Pache, a mainstay on the All-Defense team since..." January 17

  • 1 holiday wish for all 30 MLB teams "It’s the holiday season, and it’s not too late for gifts. (I would like a robot butler. Thank you.) There’s no actual need for MLB teams to rush to get what they want by the holiday; frankly, considering how slowly things are going so far, it’s obvious no one’s in..." December 25

  • Most HR by a player born in each state "We've all seen the top of the career home run list. Many of us can recite the top home run hitters of all-time. But here's some tougher trivia: Who is the home run leader for each state? As in, which player born in each state hit the most home runs in the Major Leagues? Here's a..." December 13

  • Charley Pride, country music icon and Negro Leagues all-star, dies at 86 due to COVID complications

    Tennessean "Charley Pride — a Country Music Hall of Fame singer who rose from rural Mississippi to become the genre's first Black superstar  — died Saturday at age 86. The "Kiss An Angel Good "Mornin" star died in Dallas, Texas, due to complications..." December 12

  • Detroit Tigers receive competitive balance round pick in 2021 MLB draft

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers will secure an additional top prospect in the 2021 MLB draft. Along with the No. 3 overall selection, the organization will make the No. 31 pick in the draft, scheduled for July 11-13 in Atlanta as part of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game..." December 08

  • 10 AL players who could be traded this winter

    The Score "In this two-part series teeing up next week's (virtual) winter meetings, theScore's MLB editors identify 10 players who could be dealt in each league this offseason and rate their likelihood of being traded. Francisco Lindor, Indians, SS Remaining..." December 05

  • A 30-team countdown list for J.T. Realmuto "We don't need to tell you that J.T. Realmuto is the top free-agent catcher available, because he just might be the best catcher in baseball, or at least close to it. As we recently detailed, catchers this good rarely reach free agency in the first place, and..." December 05

  • These 11 free agents are better than you think "This is a free-agent market big on bodies but light on stars. And with so many teams feeling the financial pinch of the pandemic, it’s going to be especially important to find bang for your buck. We’re here to help with this team of bargain ballplayers who could prove to..." December 05

  • 1 prospect from each org. who could be dealt "In a normal year, the baseball world would be preparing to head to the Winter Meetings next week. This, as has been said ad nauseam, has been anything but a normal year. While we won’t all be working the lobby in Dallas as rumors swirl, that doesn’t mean teams won’t..." December 04

  • Russell Westbrook for JohnWall? Here are 7 MLB versions "Over in the NBA, the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards swung a cool trade on Wednesday when they swapped superstar point guards: Russell Westbrook for John Wall. So we thought ... why should the NBA have all the fun? Here are seven MLB trade proposals inspired by..." December 03

  • High-upside SS Ronny Mauricio headlines New York's top five prospects

    CBS Sports "The arrival of the offseason means that it's time to rank stuff. Already this winter, we've sized up the 60 best free agents, both on an overall and positional basis. There's no law that prevents us from ranking minor-league players in addition to their big-league counterparts...." November 20

  • Hitters Zac Veen, Colton Welker among Colorado's top five prospects

    CBS Sports "The arrival of the offseason means that it's time to rank stuff. Already this winter, we've sized up the 60 best free agents, both on an overall and positional basis. There's no law that prevents us from ranking minor-league players in addition to their big-league counterparts...." November 20

  • MLB Planning For Fan Attendance In 2021

    MLB Trade Rumors "Commissioner Rob Manfred took a judicious approach to allowing fans into stadiums in 2020, and it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t the right strategy. MLB didn’t allow fans into stadiums until the Championship Series, and even then they limited entries. With rigorous testing and..." November 14

  • Here's each team's top 2021 ROY candidate "On Monday night, Kyle Lewis of the Mariners and the Brewers’ Devin Williams were chosen as the 2020 Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year. Now that that’s been decided, we can start looking at who will win the hardware in each league in 2021. Some of the 30 candidates..." November 14

  • Who will be the first big-name free agent to sign -- and where will he land?

    CBS Sports "The abbreviated 2020 MLB season is complete and the Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions. They defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in six games to clinch their first title since 1988. Now that the offseason is underway, here are the important dates you need to know..." November 12

  • Former blue-chip prospects headline ROY class

    Sportsnet "In life — and by extension, baseball — things do not always go the way they’re supposed to. But this year’s MLB Rookie of the Year finalists buck that trend, as many of them were destined for great things. Alec Bohm and Kyle Lewis were..." November 07

  • MLB to implement universal designated hitter in 2021?

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball implemented a universal designated hitter for the shortened 60-game season and it could be coming back in 2021. While the American League and its players have benefited from the designated hitter since 1973, the National League and baseball purists..." November 06

  • Spencer Patton, Yudai Ohno Reportedly Drawing MLB Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "A pair of pitchers in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball are drawing interest from MLB clubs. Yokohama DeNa Baystars reliever Spencer Patton has caught the attention of a few teams, reports Robert Murray of Fansided; so too has Chunichi Dragons starter Yudai..." November 06

  • 9 of the most horrifying games in history "The night is dark. The air is crisp. The fog rolls in. You bite your fingernails and try to hide under a blanket. No matter how much you want to turn away, you can't. No, I'm not talking about watching a horror movie on Halloween night, when the veil between the two worlds is..." October 31

  • 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