- 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: R.J. Austin, SS
A right-handed hitter, R.J. Austin is most effective when he focuses on making contact and spraying line drives to all fields
- Video2022 Draft: Cutter Coffey, SS
Cutter Coffey is a two-way prospect, most of his focus has been on his skills as a hitter with power, he'll pitch when his team needs him
- Video2022 Draft: Cade Hunter, C
Hunter's receiving has received mixed reviews at best, though some feel he can clean that up with pro instructions, he has plenty of talent
- Video2022 Draft: Jackson Cox, RHP
Jackson Cox has a three-pitch potential, and has a repeatable delivery that is leading to early success ahead of the draft
- Video2022 Draft: Jacob Zibin, RHP
Jacob Zibin has an intriguing combination of size and stuff, with a fastball-changeup model making for an intriguing 17-year-old talent
- 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....
- 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...
- Video2022 Draft: Zach Crotchfelt, LHP
Zach Crotchfelt has a loose, fast arm with a strong 6-foot-3 frame, there’s hope he will throw consistently harder as he matures
- Video2022 Draft: Malachi Witherspoon
Malachi Witherspoon has sped up the draft charts as his fastball adds velocity, with a plus curveball to compliment his repertoire
- Video2022 Draft: Jeric Curtis, OF
Jeric Curtis is one of the fastest prospects in the 2022 draft class, and could show some power potential as he works to improve his hitting
- Video2022 Draft: Kassius Thomas, RHP
Kassius Thomas has a fastball that is trending upwards and can touch 95 mph
- VideoTop Prospects: Jack O'Connor
2022 MLB.com Top Prospects: Jack O'Connor is featured as a two-way player and is known to have a fastball that is up to 96 mph
- 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...
- 2022 Andre Dawson Classic, MLB4 tournament results
The Andre Dawson Classic, an annual round-robin tournament that was launched in 2008 to showcase Historically Black Colleges and Universities, took place this weekend in New Orleans. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Urban Edge Network to further highlight the Andre Dawson Classic,” said Del Matthews, vice president of baseball...
- Beavers clubs first HR in second day of MLB4 action
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After a breakout sophomore season, Dylan Beavers entered the 2022 campaign with an abundance of accolades. The Cal junior is No. 24 on MLB Pipeline’s list of the Top 100 Draft prospects. Numerous outlets have him listed as a preseason All-American and he was also named to...
- Krob shines bright in first day of MLB4 tournament
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Simply put, Austin Krob is on a mission. The focus and determination was evident as soon as he stepped on the mound and struck out the side in the first inning against San Diego State on Friday night at the MLB4 tournament, a clear reflection of the...
- 7 storylines to follow this college season
We are mere days from college baseball’s opening day, as one of sports’ best-kept secrets gets ready to roll again. Games begin all over the country on Friday, so here’s a look at seven storylines to follow in the 2022 NCAA baseball season. Is Texas back? Back at an elite...
- Video2022 Draft: Levi Huesman
Levi Huesman can regularly hit 90-plus mph with his pitches, and his off-speed pitches feature a good amount of spin
- Video2022 Draft: Jalin Flores
Jalin Flores has shown ability to hit to all fields, and has the defensive skills to profile at third base or shortstop
- Video2022 Draft: Christopher Paciolla
Christopher Pasciolla is a Shortstop from Temecula Valley High School that has a knack for being a good contact hitter with good hands
- Video2022 Draft: Sean McLain, SS
Sean McLain has an all-around toolset with a nice swing at the plate and is savvy on the base paths
- Video2022 Draft: Ike Irish, C
Ike Irish should be one of the first high school catchers to be picked in the draft, he blocks and frames pitches well and shows leadership
- Video2022 Draft: Zach Neto, SS
Campbell's best position prospect since Cedric Mullins, Zach Neto led the Big South in all three slash stats (.405/.488./.756) in 2020
- Video2022 Draft: Clark Elliott, OF
Clark Elliott shined in the Cape Cod League with an ability to work counts and make line-drive contact from the left side
- Video2022 Draft: Dalton Rushing, C
Dalton Rushing shined in the Cape Cod League with his power at the plate with a compact swing
- Video2022 Draft: Ryan Ritter, SS
Ryan Ritter became one of the top defensive shortstops in the SEC last spring, and his glove alone might land him in the top three rounds
- Video2022 Draft: Jacob Reimer, 3B
Jacob Reimer possess a balanced offensive approach with untapped power potential while profiling at the hot corner despite playing shortstop