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Prospects Archive

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  • 05/05/2016 | Alcantara tosses six no-hit innings for Double-A Midland

    Raul Alcantara turned in the best start of his season Thursday night as he twirled six no-hit innings against the Corpus Christi Hooks.

  • 05/05/2016 | Espinoza turns in dominant start for Class A Greenville

    It's hard not to get excited about what the future holds for Anderson Espinoza, especially when he pitches as well as he did on Thursday.

  • 05/05/2016 | Draft prospect Jefferies powered by insatiable work ethic

    At 4:30 a.m., most people are sound asleep. That's because there's not a whole lot else to do at 4:30 in the morning, and because most people don't have the insane drive and work ethic that Cal right-hander Daulton Jefferies does.

  • 05/05/2016 | Inbox: Are Phils leaning towards Puk with top Draft pick?

    Jonathan Mayo answers questions about the Phillies and A.J. Puk, whether Delvin Perez has a chance going with the top pick, the Braves' prospects and more in this week's Inbox.

  • 05/05/2016 | Breaking down the Top 30 International Prospects list

    This year's Top 30 International Prospects list includes 14 players from the Dominican Republic, 10 from Venezuela, five from Cuba and one from Mexico. The positions break down like this: eight outfielders, 17 infielders, three pitchers and two catchers.

  • 05/05/2016 | Jay, Urias among top prospect performers Wednesday

    A new month has already brought better results for Tyler Jay, who, on Wednesday, fired a season-high 6 1/3 scoreless innings. The 22-year-old lefty scattered five hits, walked two and matched his season high with seven strikeouts while also inducing six ground-ball outs.

  • 05/05/2016 | Salem's stars: Moncada, Benintendi pace Sox

    Boston's dynamic prospect duo of Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi was at it again on Wednesday as Class A Advanced Salem rolled past Carolina, 9-2, to extend their winning streak to seven games.

  • 05/04/2016 | Lessons learned for Manaea in first 2 starts

    Sean Manaea received an advanced baseball education through his first two Major League starts. What he needs now is a victory.

  • 05/04/2016 | Fulmer settling in at Double-A, won't be rushed

    Right-hander Carson Fulmer, the top White Sox prospect, is not yet ready for the big leagues, but he's learning from his early struggles at Double-A.

  • 05/05/2016 | Mom behind Blair for every step of journey

    Aaron Blair's mother, Janice, has supported the Braves rookie from the start. She was there to provide motherly concern when Aaron turned his ankle on a stray baseball while shagging balls in the outfield before his first college game, and she was present for many of the stops her son made while establishing himself as a top prospect in the D-backs' system.

  • 05/04/2016 | Groin strain sidelines top prospect Gallo for 3-4 weeks

    Triple-A third baseman Joey Gallo, the Rangers' No. 1 prospect, had an MRI on Tuesday and is expected to miss three to four weeks with a Grade 1 strain of his left groin.

  • 05/04/2016 | Yanks ponder bats, but replace A-Rod with arm

    The Yankees considered numerous options to fill Alex Rodriguez's spot on the active roster Wednesday, according to manager Joe Girardi, but they ultimately summoned a pitcher to replace the active home run leader.

  • 05/04/2016 | Dodgers top prospect Urias tosses 6 no-hit innings

    Dodgers top prospect Julio Urias fired six no-hit innings Wednesday afternoon for Triple-A Oklahoma as the young left-hander continued to showcase some of the best stuff in the Minors Leagues.

  • 05/04/2016 | Arruebarrena suspended for rest of season

    The Dodgers have suspended Minor League infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the 2016 season "for his repeated failure to comply with the terms of his contract," according to Gabe Kapler, the club's director of player development.

  • 05/04/2016 | Moncada, Benintendi among top prospect performers Tuesday

    After they were rained out to begin the week, Class A Advanced Salem continued their winning ways Tuesday with a doubleheader road sweep of Carolina as Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi paced Salem's offense.

  • 05/04/2016 | Mallex's first 3B becomes first HR after review

    Mallex Smith thought he had a pretty interesting story to tell after he was forced to exit his April 11 Major League debut because he busted his forehead open on his first stolen-base attempt. But that story has been trumped by the tale of his first career homer, which became a reality moments after he thought he'd recorded his first career triple

  • 05/03/2016 | Rockies' pitching prospects are on a tear

    Triple-A Albuquerque right-hander Jeff Hoffman and Double-A Hartford left-handers Kyle Freeland and Harrison Musgrave, and Hartford righties Antonio Senzatela and German Marquez -- all of whom went to Rockies Spring Training -- have a combined 1.55 ERA with 76 strikeouts against 27 walks, and 82 hits against in 116 1/3 innings.

  • 05/03/2016 | Fulmer to make second start in Greene's spot

    While Shane Greene began a throwing program Tuesday to test out his previously blistered right middle finger, the Tigers turned back to top prospect Michael Fulmer to fill his rotation spot once more. Fulmer will start Thursday night's series finale against the Indians at Progressive Field.

  • 05/03/2016 | Draft prospects with rising, falling stocks

    Jim Callis identifies some of the biggest risers and fallers among prospects eligible for the 2016 Draft.

  • 05/03/2016 | Gray racks up whiffs, but takes tough loss

    Rockies rookie right-hander Jon Gray was all skill and no luck Monday night.

  • 05/03/2016 | Berrios outpitches Keuchel for first MLB win

    It wasn't easy, and it came against the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, but Jose Berrios picked up his first Major League victory with the Twins' 6-2 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

  • 05/03/2016 | Demeritte, Mendez among top prospect performers Monday

    Class A Advanced High Desert has been rolling of late, winning eight of their last 10 games to move into first place atop the California League South division. Lefty Yohander Mendez and second baseman Travis Demeritte have been key to High Desert's early success.

  • 05/03/2016 | Mengden continues stellar start with strong Triple-A debut

    Daniel Mengden's terrific start to the season continued Monday night when the right-hander fired six scoreless innings in his debut for Triple-A Nashville. The A's No. 14 prospect scattered five hits, walked two and struck out four in the outing to pace the Sounds in a win against Iowa.

  • 05/02/2016 | New chapter for Story: NL Rookie of the Month

    Rockies shortstop Trevor Story's historic April, with a Major League-record-tying 10 home runs among several feats and firsts, was commemorated Monday when he received the National League Rookie of the Month Award. He became the Rockies' first rookie monthly winner since Ian Stewart in July 2008.

  • 05/02/2016 | Bucs prospect Diaz set for elbow surgery

    Pirates prospect Elias Diaz will undergo surgery on his right elbow this week, the team announced on Monday. The club did not disclose any further details about the operation.

  • 05/02/2016 | Mazara snags AL Rookie of Month honors

    Nomar Mazara's hot start to the season has earned the Rangers outfielder American League Rookie of the Month honors for April.

  • 05/02/2016 | Swanson, Benintendi lead Prospect Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

  • 05/02/2016 | Williamson called up to help fill in for Pagan

    The Giants recalled outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned left-hander Steven Okert to Sacramento on Monday.

  • 05/02/2016 | Q&A: Rickard relishing big league experience

    Who is Joey Rickard? The Orioles' Rule 5 Draft pick has taken Baltimore by storm, earning his spot with a terrific performance in Spring Training, and he is now garnering ovations and crowd chants at Camden Yards on a near nightly basis.

  • 05/02/2016 | Hoffman, Shipley among top prospect perfomers Sunday

    Top 100 pitchers Jeff Hoffman (No. 49) and Braden Shipley (No. 64) squared off Sunday in the final game of the four-game set between Triple-A Albuquerque and Reno, and both hurlers were electric.

  • 05/02/2016 | Second mock Draft has Gators' Puk at No. 1

    We predicted the first 10 selections when we unveiled the Top 50 Draft Prospects in December, and we're back at it again now that we've expanded and updated the list to a Top 100.

  • 05/01/2016 | Parker busts out with 3-HR contest for Sacramento

    On Sunday, Jarrett Parker went deep three times for the first time in his 648-game Minor League career to power Triple-A Sacramento past Salt Lake, 16-6. It was his seventh multihomer game as a professional.

  • 05/01/2016 | Reds' Reed rolls with gem for Triple-A Louisville

    Cody Reed, No. 63 on the Top 100, was dominant in his third start for Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, firing seven innings of one-hit ball to pace the Bats in a shutout against Durham, 3-0.

  • 05/01/2016 | Tigers considering Fulmer for Thursday's start

    The Tigers don't know who will start the finale of their road trip on Thursday in Cleveland, but the team is keeping rookie Michael Fulmer on schedule to make the start if needed.

  • 05/01/2016 | Dickerson pushes hit streak to 12 games

    Triple-A El Paso left fielder Alex Dickerson went 2-for-3 with a walk Saturday night to extend his hitting streak to 12 games in the Chihuahuas' 3-0 loss to Fresno.