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Jim Callis is an Draft and prospect expert. He has been covering the Draft and prospects since 1988.

  • April 02 6:37 PM ET

    Draft, International Values Increase By 1.7 Percent

    The assigned values for picks in the top 10 rounds of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and for each team’s four international slots have increased by 1.7 percent over last year’s figures, according to a document I’ve obtained. The total of the Draft bonus pools for all 30 clubs equals $205,786,400. The total of the […] More»
  • March 31 5:01 PM ET

    More On The Rockies: Johendi Jiminian

    Our month of updated Top 20 Prospects lists and state-of-the-system reports at concludes today with the Reds and Rockies. I saw plenty of interesting players when I checked out the Rockies at their Cactus League base at Salt River, and here’s one I didn’t mention in the camp report . . . Another breakout […] More»
  • March 31 4:57 PM ET

    More On The Reds: Amir Garrett

    The version of March Madness ends today with updated Top 20 Prospects lists and state-of-the-system reports for the Reds and Rockies. Here’s an interesting Reds nugget that didn’t make it into my Cactus League camp report from Goodyear . . . Three questions with Amir Garrett Garrett’s upside as an athletic 6-foot-5 left-hander who […] More»
  • March 28 5:31 PM ET

    More On The Indians: Dorssys Paulino

    The focus at today is on the Indians. I had more stuff than I could fit in my Cactus League camp report from Goodyear, so here’s one more item . . . Another breakout candidate: Dorssys Paulino After signing for $1.1 million out of the Dominican Republic in 2011, Paulino made his pro debut […] More»
  • March 27 4:07 PM ET

    More On The Diamondbacks: Braden Shipley

    The spotlight shines on the Diamondbacks system today. Here’s a bonus item that wound up on the cutting-room floor when I wrote my Cactus League camp report from Salt River . . . Three questions with Braden Shipley Scouts rated Shipley as the third-best college pitcher in the 2013 Draft, so the Diamondbacks were […] More»
  • March 26 4:11 PM ET

    Bonus Rangers Prospects: Nos. 21-25

    Our wall-to-wall Rangers coverage today at includes an updated Top 20 Prospects list. As I’ve done for all the Top 20s I’ve written, I give you the next five prospects who would have made an expanded list, plus a sleeper: 21. Marcos Diplan, rhp. One of three seven-figure international signings by the Rangers last […] More»
  • March 26 4:09 PM ET

    More On The Rangers: Alex Gonzalez

    We’re flooding with Rangers content today. Here’s another item that I couldn’t find room for in my Cactus League camp report from Surprise . . . Three questions with Alex Gonzalez Gonzalez blossomed from an 11th-round pick out of a Florida high school in 2010 to the 23rd overall selection last June after three […] More»
  • March 25 4:11 PM ET

    More On The Padres: Tayron Guerrero

    As a complement to our extensive Padres coverage today at, here’s another nugget that didn’t quite make it into my Cactus League camp report from Peoria . . . Another breakout candidate: Tayron Guerrero Guerrero is one of the most intriguing prospects in the system. Signed out of Colombia in 2009, he’s a 6-foot-7 […] More»
  • March 24 8:46 PM ET

    Bonus Athletics Prospects: Nos. 21-25

    The Athletics Top 20 Prospects list that I wrote has gone live at Here are five more Oakland prospects and a sleeper: 21. Ryon Healy, 3b/1b. His lackluster .230/.255/.402 pro debut notwithstanding, he was one of the better college bats available in the 2013 Draft. A third-rounder, Healy has the swing and bat speed […] More»
  • March 24 8:41 PM ET

    More On The Athletics: Daniel Robertson

    There’s plenty of Athletics content today at, and here’s some more. I didn’t have enough room to fit this in my Cactus League camp report from Phoenix . . . Another breakout candidate: Daniel Robertson The A’s got a potential superstar shortstop prospect when they took Addison Russell with the 11th overall pick in […] More»
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