- How this small school ended up with 2 elite Draft prospects
Few college baseball fans, let alone that many North Carolinians, can find Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., on a map. The small town, located south of Raleigh, has a population of just about 3,000, after all. And although the Camels have produced two current big leaguers in Orioles outfielder...
- Watch top 2023 Draft prospects in PDP League action
The top 2023 high school Draft prospects in the country are on display this week at the 2022 Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) League in Cary, N.C, and a full slate of games is available to be viewed for free on MLB.com and MLB.TV. Since 2019, when Major League Baseball and...
- Who is Cam Collier?
Cam Collier is the ultimate wild card. Despite being one of the youngest prospects in this year’s MLB Draft (he doesn’t turn 18 until November), Collier has already experienced Collegiate success on the diamond, and has shot up MLB Pipeline's Draft rankings because of it. That experience, coupled with his...
- Each team's best Draft pick of the past 10 years
The Draft is the best and most cost-effective way to procure and control talent. It's virtually impossible to compete for postseason berths and World Series championships without identifying, selecting and signing future stars. With that in mind, we take a look at each team's biggest Draft success in the last...
- Mock: Jones, Holliday headline, as OU's Horton joins Round 1
CARY, N.C. -- I’m down here for the PDP League, taking a moment in the run up to the 2022 Draft to get a look at the '23 high school class. So are a ton of scouts, which initially got me excited to be able to mingle and get some...
- Video2022 Draft: Cory Lewis, RHP
Cory Lewis brings a unique array of pitches to the mound and uses excellent extension and high spin rates to get swings and misses
- Video2022 Draft: Michael Curialle, SS
Michael Curialle makes hard contact from the right side of the plate with some pull side power and has potential to play all over the field
- Video2022 Draft: Luis Rujano, RHP
Luis Rujano checks off all the boxes in terms of his physicality on the mound and uses his frame well to deliver a powerful windup
- Video2022 Draft: Ethan Petry, 3B
Ethan Petry considers himself a hitter and there’s a lot to like with his right-handed swing, he ended up pitching more during senior year
- Video2022 Draft: Gavin VanKempen, RHP
Gavin VanKempen is mostly a two-pitch power pitcher with considerable upside and is up to 95 mph with his fastball against opponents
- HS All-American Game rosters set for All-Star Week
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball announced the rosters for the third edition of the High School All-American Game on Thursday. The game is scheduled to be played on Friday, July 15 at Dodger Stadium as part of 2022 MLB All-Star Week in Los Angeles. It will feature some of...
- NEW: Top 250 Draft Prospects list
Teams are starting to line up their boards with the July 17-19 Draft getting closer, and we're doing the same at MLB Pipeline. We've expanded to a Draft Top 250, while also revising our previous rankings and reports. The first seven players are the same from our last update a...
- These 10 players stood out at Day 1 of PDP League
CARY, N.C. -- The 100 high school players on hand at USA Baseball’s National Training Complex for this year’s PDP League were greeted by rain Wednesday morning, which limited some activities, like running the 60-yard dash. But after a two-hour delay, position players were put through their paces with batting...
- He throws 105 mph … and is the Draft’s biggest mystery
Ben Joyce is a source of history and of mystery. The 21-year-old right-hander can throw a baseball harder than anybody else in the world. But how far can that fastball take him? You might have seen the pitch that made Joyce, a redshirt junior reliever at Tennessee, a household name...
- Each team's best pick from 2017 Draft
It can take years to truly evaluate how successful a team's Draft class was. So consider this look at the best Draft pick for each team in 2017 as more of a mid-semester progress update than a full-on report card. Even success stories are still in the process of fully...
- VideoTrout relives Draft experience
With the 2022 MLB Draft on the horizon, Mike Trout recalls his experience of being drafted by the Angels
- VideoAnderson recalls Draft experience
With the 2022 Draft approaching, Tim Anderson relives the experience of being in attendance when he was selected by the White Sox
- Video2022 Draft: Isaiah Jackson, OF
Isaiah Jackson has tremendous raw power from the left side of the plate with more than enough bat speed
- Video2022 Draft: Yoel Tejeda, 1B/RHP
Yoel Tejeda Jr. is one of the most intriguing two-way talents in the 2022 Draft class
- Video2022 Draft: Nate Baez, C
Nate Baez has the ability to work counts at the plate and has shown positional versatility in the field
- Mock: Prep trio kicks off first day of picks
The Draft is still more than three weeks away and teams haven't set their boards, so everything remains fluid. The Orioles won't make a decision until shortly before they go on the clock at 7 p.m. ET on July 17 in order to maintain as much leverage as possible in...
- Who is Elijah Green?
Elijah Green is ready for the big time. An 18-year-old outfielder from IMG Academy in Florida, Green has all the makings of a star, and should be a guaranteed top-3 pick in this year’s Draft. Already 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Green possesses otherworldly size and speed, and has already shown...
- Who is Cole Young?
In many ways, Cole Young’s journey to the Major Leagues started in 2014 when he was the 9-10 year-old division champion at Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run program at Target Field. Eight years later, Young has a chance to etch another chapter into that journey, as the 18-year-old...
- Elias: O's eyeing 5-6 names for No. 1 pick
BALTIMORE -- After returning in the middle of the night from the second annual MLB Draft Combine in San Diego, Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said that the organization has narrowed its focus to “five, maybe six” names for the first overall pick in the MLB...
- These 10 players stood out at Draft Combine workout
SAN DIEGO -- The Friday on-field workout has become the centerpiece of the Draft Combine in the two years it has been staged. Fifty-two players, including a half-dozen potential first-round picks, participated this time around as MLB Network broadcast the action live for six and a half hours. Several players...
- Five up, five down: Gough K's them all at Combine
SAN DIEGO -- The last month has been one of the best of Tyler Gough’s life. He helped JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) win its first-ever state Southern Section Division I title in late May, graduated from high school eight days later and headed to the Draft Combine this...
- Which Draft prospect with family ties will be best?
The College World Series, my favorite baseball event of this or any year, begins today in Omaha, Neb. My quick picks: Texas over Oklahoma in the finals of the first bracket, Auburn over Stanford in the finals of the second bracket and the Longhorns over the Tigers for the championship....
- Son of NFL 1st-rounder could be top MLB Draft pick
Eric Green thought his son was destined to follow in his footsteps. A two-time Pro Bowl selection and 1990 All-Pro, Green excelled as a tight end with the Steelers, Dolphins, Ravens and Jets during a 10-year NFL career. His son, Elijah, was thriving as an AAU quarterback, leading his team...
- These 2021 Draft picks are off to hot starts
The 2022 First-Year Player Draft is set to begin exactly one month from Friday, and Draft mania is hitting another gear with the MLB Combine taking place this week in San Diego. Soon enough, we’ll know where some of the game’s best amateur players are headed to begin their pro...
- Is this pitching prospect a righty or a lefty? Yes
SAN DIEGO -- Jurrangelo Cijntje is one of the most intriguing prospects at the second annual Draft Combine. He was also the most impressive player on the field at Petco Park in a game featuring high schoolers Wednesday. A switch-pitcher from Champagnat Catholic School (Hialeah, Fla.), Cijntje naturally throws left-handed,...
- VideoBest Draft picks of last 10 years
Check out team's best Draft picks from the last 10 years, including Aaron Judge, Pete Alonso and more
- Video2022 Draft: Dominic Johnson, OF
Dominic Johnson's combination of speed and strength gives him plenty of potential moving forward, especially with more patient at-bats
- Video2022 Draft: Gabriel Rincones, OF
Gabriel Rincones has always been able to hit with an advanced approach at the plate with high walk and low strikeout rates
- Video2022 Draft: Matt Wood, C
Matt Wood hit double digit home runs, more to the pull side, walked more than he struck out and has decent defensive tools and a strong arm
- Video2022 Draft: Nathan Martorella, 1B
Nathan Martorella hits left handed, showed patience at the plate, walking more than he struck out, lead PAC12 conference play with .388 AVG
- Video2022 Draft: Andrew Morris, RHP
Andrew Morris has a fastball that tops out at 96 mph and has a low 80's mph slider with more depth than horizontal movement
- Video2022 Draft: David Sandlin, RHP
David Sandlin's best pitch is a 78-80 mph curveball with depth and horizontal action that flashes plus
- Video2022 Draft: Kody Huff, catcher
Kody Huff is a defensive-oriented catcher with high baseball I.Q. and is developing his power at the plate
- Video2022 Draft: Payton Brennan, OF
Payton Brennan is a toolsy outfielder whose athletic ability is enough for teams to try and woo him away from his commitment to UCLA
- Video2022 Draft: Tyler Gough, RHP
Tyler Gough has an aggressive approach with his three-pitch mix, and does a solid job of finding the strike zone