Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

D-backs Pipeline arrow-downArrow Down icon Arrow Up icon

Where D-backs top prospects are starting '21

@wboor
May 4, 2021

With the 2021 season getting started, here's a look at where the D-backs' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

Fun facts for every Low-A West team

California-based league home to beloved churros, ordained bears and reptile ghosts
@BensBiz
April 30, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the 11th -- and final -- edition of a league-by-league article

Touted prospect dealing with legal issue

April 30, 2021

As D-backs Minor Leaguers break camp this weekend to begin their regular seasons, Arizona's No. 2 prospect, outfielder Kristian Robinson, will not be among them. Robinson is currently back in his native Bahamas working on renewing his visa, which has been complicated by a pending legal issue he faces in

Fun facts for all six High-A West teams

Minors' smallest league features six teams, two countries, famous alumni and sushi
@BensBiz
April 21, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the eighth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

D-backs Minor League Spring Training report

@wboor
April 19, 2021

The cancellation of the 2020 Minor League season was difficult for prospects and development staffs across the game. While some prospects got work in at alternate training sites, instructional leagues and in independent leagues, it was far from a typical season and many players haven’t played in real games since

Bukauskas called up; Locastro to the IL

Newly acquired Heath activated, in lineup; Swarzak DFA'd
April 18, 2021

It was a bit of a chaotic Sunday morning in the D-backs clubhouse with players coming and going, thanks to multiple roster moves and the coaching staff adjusting to the Nationals scratching Stephen Strasburg from his scheduled start. Outfielder Tim Locastro, who suffered a dislocated left pinkie finger Saturday, was

Young’s slam highlights D-backs’ onslaught 

@ladsonbill24
April 15, 2021

The D-backs and Nationals found themselves in a slugfest early in Thursday’s game at Nationals Park. When it was over, it was Arizona who ended up on top, 11-6. The D-backs broke their two-game skid, improving to 5-8. The first inning saw the clubs trade blows. Arizona scored three runs

Fun facts for all 10 Double-A Central teams

Stan the Man, prairie dogs, possums, burger-inspired ballparks and so much more
@BensBiz
April 5, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the third in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Perdomo ascends to bigs with Ahmed on IL

April 4, 2021

With Nick Ahmed's right knee taking longer to heal than initially hoped, the D-backs on Saturday decided to put the shortstop on the 10-day injured list and get a glimpse of the future by calling up Geraldo Perdomo. Perdomo, 21, was signed by the D-backs in July 2016 out of

What to expect from Geraldo Perdomo

@wboor
April 3, 2021

One of the biggest bargains of the 2016-17 international class, Geraldo Perdomo quickly worked his way through the Arizona system and earned his first Major League call up Saturday. Perdomo, the D-backs’ No. 3 prospect (No. 78 overall), per MLB Pipeline, was recalled when Nick Ahmed was placed on the

One fun fact for all 10 Triple-A West teams

Explore a league populated by zombies, rockers, insects and iconic Homers
@BensBiz
April 1, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the second in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

D-backs' all-time best international signings

January 14, 2021

From the very start of the franchise in the 1990s, the D-backs have been aggressive in their search for talent across the globe. The pursuits have paid off in big ways via key contributors on the club's World Series-winning team in 2001 as well as each of its National League

5 farm systems that improved most in '20

@GoldenSombrero
December 29, 2020

The purpose of a farm system is to develop talent for its parent club, whether it be directly with young players or indirectly with trades. This year, however, that simple objective was complicated by the pandemic, which resulted in a lost Minor League season, a shortened Major League schedule and

D-backs extend invitations to 4 affiliates

December 9, 2020

PHOENIX -- The D-backs' Minor League affiliates will likely be different in 2021 as Major League Baseball announced changes to its player development structure on Wednesday. The D-backs invited Triple-A Reno, Double-A Amarillo, Class A Advanced Hillsboro and Class A Visalia to be their affiliates. All except for Amarillo had

Here's the state of the D-backs' farm system

@GoldenSombrero
November 25, 2020

A trip to the 2017 postseason capped the first of three straight winning seasons for the D-backs, and many expected the team to compete for a postseason berth again in 2020 after acquiring Starling Marte in the offseason. But things didn’t play out for the D-backs as they’d hoped in

D-backs instructional league prospect report

@GoldenSombrero
October 27, 2020

After the completion of the regular season and alternate training sites, most player development staffs have turned their attention to instructional league play. In the past, instructs have been populated by new draftees, recent international signings and players at the bottom rungs of their organizational ladder. This year, in an

D-backs prospect report from alternate site

@GoldenSombrero
October 12, 2020

With alternative camps coming to an end, MLB Pipeline is recapping the development highlights for the prospects involved for each organization. Top position prospect: Kristian Robinson, OF (No. 1 on D-backs Top 30/MLB No. 39) Robinson wasn’t officially added to Arizona’s alternate training site roster until Aug. 20, after pandemic-related

D-backs recall 1B/OF Smith, DFA Lamb

September 10, 2020

The D-backs' youth movement continued Thursday as the club designated infielder Jake Lamb for assignment and selected the contract of former first-round Draft pick Pavin Smith from its alternate training site. Smith, 24, was taken by Arizona with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, and after

D-backs' No. 1 prospect added to player pool

@mattkellyMLB
August 20, 2020

The D-backs added outfielder Kristian Robinson -- the team’s top prospect per MLB Pipeline -- to the club’s 60-man player pool on Thursday. Arizona assigned Robinson to its alternative training site at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz. Robinson, 19, signed with the D-backs for $2.5 million as an international

D-backs tab Andy Young for utility role

August 1, 2020

When he got a phone call Friday night from D-backs farm director Josh Barfield, Andy Young figured it was something to do with COVID-19 testing for Saturday. Instead the infielder/outfielder got the news he was headed to the big leagues for the first time. Young, who was with the team’s

Now in Arizona, Varsho follows family trade

D-backs hope son of former big leaguer can bring 'punch' to offense
July 31, 2020

With their offense reeling a bit after a 2-4 road trip to open the season, the D-backs selected the contract of Daulton Varsho, one of their prized prospects, ahead of Thursday’s home opener against the Dodgers. “It was a dream come true,” said Varsho, whose father Gary played in the

What to expect from Daulton Varsho

@JonathanMayo
July 30, 2020

It might sound strange, but the state of Wisconsin has become a bit of a hotbed in recent years in terms of producing high-level baseball talent. Dodgers top prospect Gavin Lux was the first in the wave to make it the bigs, creating buzz with a strong Major League debut

Now signed, Jarvis enjoying D-backs camp

July 14, 2020

Though he’s already been working out at the team’s Salt River Fields complex for almost two weeks, D-backs first-round Draft pick Bryce Jarvis’ formal signing of his contract took place Tuesday afternoon. As with everything in this COVID-19 world, it was not a typical signing. With his family back in

D-backs land NDSU football commit (source)

@MannyOnMLB
July 2, 2020

The D-backs have reportedly agreed to terms with Dominic Gonnella, an undrafted free agent who is committed to North Dakota State University in the fall, for a $20,000 bonus, according to MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo. The club has not confirmed the deal. Gonnella was a two-sport star at Bloomingdale (Fla.)

D-backs agree to deal with top pick Bryce Jarvis

June 29, 2020

PHOENIX -- The D-backs announced the signing of this year’s first-round pick, Bryce Jarvis, just in time to include the former Duke right-hander on their initial 60-man summer camp roster. Jarvis, who was selected with the No. 18 overall pick, signed for $2.65 million, which was under the slot value