- Marlins ink 2021 first-round pick Watson
MIAMI -- "It always seems impossible until it's done." That's the message Marlins CEO and Hall of Famer Derek Jeter passed on to Kahlil Watson, the organization's top pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, on Sunday. Miami announced the signing of Watson, the 16th overall selection, prior to their 3-1...
- 14th-rounder Avina's signing a family affair
ATLANTA -- No matter where Jace Avina’s path in baseball takes him next, he knows he’ll always have one fan in his corner. The Brewers this weekend signed Avina, their 14th-round pick in the MLB Draft out of Spanish Springs High School outside Reno, Nev., where the 6-foot-2, right-handed-hitting outfielder...
- D-backs agree to terms with Lawlar
PHOENIX -- The D-backs have agreed to terms with first-round pick Jordan Lawlar (sixth overall), the club announced on Saturday. The high school shortstop from Texas is set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's game against the Dodgers. Lawlar was the No. 3 overall prospect in the...
- 'A perfect fit': Jack Leiter signs with Rangers
ARLINGTON -- From a young age, Jack Leiter always had enormous expectations placed upon him. His dad, Al, was a two-time All-Star and World Series champion. His uncle, Mark, was an 11-year big leaguer, and his cousin, Mark Jr., played two MLB seasons. “It kind of just felt like that's...
- Video2022 Draft: Bryce Osmond, RHP
Bryce Osmond sits in the low 90s and can reach 96 mph with his fastball, but it gets hit hard because it features only modest armside run
- Video2022 Draft: Eli Jerzembeck, RHP
Eli Jerzembeck's money pitch is an upper-70s curveball that features downer break and spin rates that can exceed 3,000 rpm
- Video2022 Draft: JT Quinn, RHP
JT Quinn came out hot right out of the chute, firing his fastball up to 95 mph and presents solid delivery, arm speed and feel
- Video2022 Draft: Riley Kelly, RHP
Riley Kelly is up to 93-94 mph and typically sits a touch below that with his heater and he owns one of the best breaking balls in his class
- Video2022 Draft: Colby Holcombe, RHP
Colby Holcombe can reach 99 mph with his fastball, and if he adds strength to his 6' 7" frame he may be able to thrive as a starter
- Rocker to pitch in Frontier League ahead of Draft
Scouts just added Troy, New York, to their travel itineraries. That’s the new home of 2021 first-round pick Kumar Rocker. It was announced on Friday that Rocker, who was the No. 10 overall pick in last year’s Draft, has agreed to sign with the Tri-City ValleyCats in the independent Frontier...
- 2022 mock draft: Position players pack Top 10
With a little more than two months before the Draft starts on July 17, it's still early to be making strong connections between teams and targets. In my first full first-round projection of 2022, I'll try to place players in the area they'd go if the Draft began today, but...
- 2022 mock Draft: Full first round
Some say Draft season commences when the amateur year gets underway in late winter/early spring. Others think that the new that rankings come out, like the Draft Top 150 we dropped earlier this week, are the crocuses of the season. But for Jim Callis and myself, in many ways things...
- New Draft Top 150 list: Unprecedented 1st round?
Quality crops of high school and college position players and a stunning number of sidelined pitching prospects could lead to a first round of the Draft that's much more one-sided than usual. It's possible that the first 10 picks -- or more -- could be spent on hitters, something that...
- A look at the best performers at the 2022 NHSI
The National High School Invitational returned to the USA Baseball National Training Complex for the first time since 2019, with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School winning the title and becoming just the second team from Florida (and second non-California school) to win. Saturday’s championship game between Stoneman Douglas and St....
- Video2022 Draft: Zach Maxwell, RHP
Zach Maxwell has shown a good fastball and breaking ball, and if he can improve his conditioning he figures to profile as a reliever
- Video2022 Draft: Anthony Silva, SS
Anthony Silva displays fluid actions at shortstop and will be able to stay at the position and has quick hands and feet along with range
- Video2022 Draft: Drew Faurot, SS
Drew Faurot has athleticism and raw power at the plate, and he has good speed on defense and on the basepaths
- Video2022 Draft: Roman Anthony, OF
Roman Anthony has plenty of power at the plate, and if he can reduce his swings and misses he could profile as a corner outfielder
- Video2022 Draft: Jace LaViolette, OF
At 6'5" and 2220 pounds, Jace LaViolette is a physically imposing prospect, and if he can improve his hitting he could play center or right
- Who is Jack Leiter?
He was the talk of the collegiate baseball world -- and, really, the baseball world at large, in 2021. Jack Leiter, taken second overall in the 2021 MLB Draft by the Rangers, was mesmerizing every time he took the mound for Vanderbilt. But who is Jack Leiter? Here's a guide...
- Competitive Balance rounds set for '22 Draft
The 2022 MLB Draft is set for All-Star Week in Los Angeles, with the Orioles kicking things off on Sunday, July 17, with the No. 1 overall pick. MLB announced the details of the Draft and Draft Combine on Thursday. The 2022 Draft will take place from July 17-19 in...
- MLB Draft and MLB Draft Combine details announced
Major League Baseball on Thursday officially announced details for the 2022 MLB Draft and Draft Combine. For a second consecutive year, the MLB Draft will be featured during All-Star Week, taking place in Los Angeles from July 17-19, while the Draft Combine will be held at Petco Park in San...
- Here's how the new CBA impacts the Draft
The new Collective Bargaining Agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association contains several changes to the Draft, most notably the creation of a lottery for the top six picks. Beginning in 2023, the first six choices will be determined by lottery rather than by the reverse order of the...
- Shriners Children's College Classic results
The seventh annual Shriners Children's College Classic took place over the weekend at Minute Maid Park in Houston featuring top-ranked Texas, No. 3 LSU, No. 6 Tennessee, No. 27 UCLA, Baylor and Oklahoma....
- LSU's Doughty comes up clutch in victory over Oklahoma
LSU second baseman Cade Doughty, the No. 35 player on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Draft prospects for 2022, came through in the clutch not once, but twice in the Tigers’ 5-4 victory over Oklahoma in the Shriners Children’s College Classic on Friday night in Houston. In the bottom of the...
- Inbox: Volpe leads Yankees' loaded middle infield prospects
No preamble this week, just your questions and my answers. Let's get to it... What are the top 3 systems in terms of just [middle infield] prospects? -- @antman_92...
- Inbox: Looking ahead to '22, '23 Drafts
The start of the college baseball season has brought just a mild case of Draft fever in these parts as we got to see how the top college Draft prospects performed last week during their opening weekend. Combine that with some early high school action, and it’s exciting just to...
- Podcast: College Opening Weekend
It was an action-packed Opening Weekend for college baseball, and Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo go over the highlights in this week's MLB Pipeline Podcast. The dynamic duo digs into the opening weekend of college baseball, starting with the MLB4 Tournament and extending to top performers such as Jacoby Berry...
- Dawson Classic offers visibility to HBCU athletes
NEW ORLEANS -- The main attraction at the Andre Dawson Classic is the on-field action, but as is the case with every diversity-focused event that Major League Baseball supports, there is a lot of important work going on behind the scenes, too. The effort to add players into the talent...
- Video2022 Draft: Dakota Jordan, OF
Dakota Jordan is quick, strong, and has great bat speed, but he will be playing both baseball and football at Mississippi State
- Video2022 Draft: Ivan Melendez, 1B
Ivan Melendez has a chance to win 2022 NCAA Division I triple crown, but his below-average speed and defense may limit him to first base or
- Video2022 Draft: Alex McFarlane, RHP
Alex McFarlane uses his fastball and slider to great effect, and if he continues to develop his changeup he could profile as a reliver
- Video2022 Draft Joe Lampe, CF
Joe Lampe has the ability to play at the next level with an impressive bats to ball skills and an overall great outfielder who can do it all
- Video2022 Draft: Trey Lipscomb, 3B
Trey Lipscomb showcases a disciplined approach and hard contact, and has the tools to be able to stick at the hot corner long-term
- Video2022 Draft: Alan Roden, 1B/OF
Alan Roden won the Big East Conference freshman of the year honors in 2020 and has elite bat-to-ball skills at the plate
- Video2022 Draft: Quinn Mathews, LHP
Quinn Mathews brings a four-pitch mix that plays up with funk and deception and his fastball typically sits at 91 mph against hitters
- Video2022 Draft: D'Andre Smith, SS/2B
D'Andre Smith has high energy and has added some pop into his bat, but has so far struggled to hit for contact in conference play
- Video2022 Draft: Alex Freeland, SS
Alex Freeland is a switch-hitter who has a chance to make an impact with the bat at the professional level, although it will likely be at 2B
- Video2022 Draft: Chris Stanfield, OF
Chris Stanfield has the tools to be the second player from Lawton Chiles High School history to be drafted with great bat speed and more