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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.

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Listmania: Top 100 Prospects, Draft Top 200
MLB Pipeline dropped significant updates to both of their major prospects lists this week, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down all the moves and additions to the Top 100 and the Draft Top 200 on the latest Pipeline Podcast.
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We Have A Kumar Sighting
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff start off the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast with some Draft talk, including expectations for 2021 Mets first-rounder Kumar Rocker as he tries to build up his stock with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the independent Frontier League.
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Ranking recent big league callups by future value
With five of baseball's Top 100 prospects making their big league debuts over the past week, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff discuss the long-term value of these players, as well as projecting the arrival of some elite prospects who are at Triple-A, including Adley Rutschman, Grayson Rodriguez and Triston Casas.
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Not-a-mock draft
On this week's edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff unveil the first Rookie Power Rankings of the year and discuss the jump that Twins right-hander Joe Ryan has made on that list.
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Top 150 Draft Prospects
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff dig into the brand-new Top 150 Draft Prospects list, focusing on players who made the biggest jumps and falls, as well as the players as the very top of the list, including fifth-ranked Brooks Lee, who joins the pod on the heels of being ranked No. 5. They also look at some of the hottest hitting prospects in the Minors, including the Dodgers' Michael Busch and the Angels' Jordyn Adams. And they wrap up the show by answering the question of what they think the Orioles should do with the No. 1 overall Draft pick.
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Hot Starts In Majors & Minors
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss several players off to blazing beginnings to the Major and Minor League seasons in the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast. Not only do they break down Seiyo Suzuki, Spencer Strider, Matt Brash and prospects Nolan Gorman and Jordan Brewer, but they also chat with Reds 2020 first-rounder Matt McLain, who needed just seven pitches to hit for the cycle on Sunday. There's also some Draft talk in advance of the new Draft Top 150 list coming out and a dip into the listener mailbag to ponder Japanese sensation Roki Sasaki.
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Big Debuts & the Incredible Steven Kwan
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss 2022 rookie debuts on the MLB Pipeline Podcast, looking at the top prospects who impressed with big moments in week one—including Julio Rodriguez's first hit, Hunter Greene’s 7 strikeouts and Steven Kwan’s silly start
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Happy Opening Day (Week)!
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff celebrate the start of the 2022 season on the MLB Pipeline Podcast, looking at all the top prospects who made big league Opening Day rosters, starting with No. 1 prospect Bobby Witt Jr. From there, the trio discussed some interesting and surprising Minor League assignments for other Top 100 prospects, broke down Rookie of the Year candidates in each league and finished up, as always, with a question from the Mailbag.
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Opening Day Beckons
On the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff focus on top prospects who could m
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Digging into the new Top 100 list
With the recent release of the 2022 Top 100 Prospects list, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra, and Jason Ratliff dive right in, starting at the very top, where there's a new No. 1 prospect in baseball
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Chock Full Of Prospecty Goodness
In perhaps the most jam-packed Pipeline Podcast ever, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff find themselves with a lot to break down in the wake of the lockout ending
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Torkelson, Greene, Groshans join the Pipeline pod
With Minor League Spring Training underway, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff take a look at prospects in action at camp, and Jonathan checks in from Florida, where he talked to Detroit's dynamic prospect duo of Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene and Toronto's 2018 first-round pick Jordan Groshans. They also discuss the details of MLB's proposed international draft and predict which players from the 2021 Draft class will reach the Majors first.
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Spring has sprung: Report from Yankees camp
Spring Training is getting going in full force and the Pipeline crew is all over it. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff kick things off with what's happening in Florida.
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College Opening Weekend
On this week’s MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo dig into the opening weekend of college baseball action, starting with the MLB4 Tournament and extending to top performers such as Jacoby Berry of LSU and Hunter Barco of Florida. They then turn their sites to Minor League prospects and their gloves, discussing the annual All-Defense Team, before finishing up, as always, by answering your questions in the mailbag.
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College baseball begins! And a visit from Andre...
Hall of Famer Andre Dawson joins the show, as Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff preview the college baseball season and the weekend's MLB4 and Andre Dawson Classic tournaments, which help kick off the '22 campaign, with the latter celebrating Black History Month by showcasing seven Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) and their baseball programs. Dawson discusses his time at Florida A&M, being drafted from an HBCU and the honor of having the tournament named after him
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Drafting Prospects For 2023 & Beyond
It's time for a draft on the latest Pipeline Podcast, as Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo choose 10-man lineups of prospects set to arrive in the Majors in 2023 or later.
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Mailbag Madness
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff turn the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast over to their listeners in an all-mailbag edition
56 min
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Back to the Future
With Tuesday's announcement of David Ortiz being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Jim Callis, Jason Ratliff and Jonathan Mayo look back at what Ortiz was like as a prospect and young player.
56 min
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International Intrigue
In the wake of the international signing period opening on Saturday, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff welcome Jesse Sanchez to the podcast. MLB.com's international prospects guru, Sanchez discusses the top players in this year's crop and the challenges of scouting them during the pandemic. Phillies international scouting director Sal Agostinelli joins the gang to discuss the story behind signing All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz, and then Jesse answers listener questions in an extended mailbag segment
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International Edition With Guest Louie Eljaua
With the opening of the 2021-22 international signing period on the horizon, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss some of the top prospects available in this year's class and talk to Cubs vice president of international scouting Louis Eljaua.
56 min
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Predicting the new year
In the first Pipeline Podcast of 2022, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff take a look at the year ahead with a wide range of predictions, including World Series winner, Rookies of the Year, No. 1 overall Draft pick and top farm system at season's end. They also discuss some intriguing big-league debuts on the horizon, note some prospects poised for bounce back years and ponder a question from a listener who wants to know what the Brewers would have to give up to acquire Matt Olson.
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All in the family with Termarr Johnson
Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the brand-new Top 100 Draft Prospects list and welcome in Terrmarr Johnson, who might be the best pure prep hitter in decades and is No. 2 on the Top 100.
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Greg Amsinger and the 2022 Top 100 Draft list
Greg Amsinger and the 2022 Top 100 Draft list
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Looking ahead to the 2022 Draft
In this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff take a sneak peek at the 2022 Top 100 Draft prospect rankings, which are set to drop next week.
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Hot Stove: Prospect trades, Draft picks lost & ...
As the offseason action begins to percolate, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the prospects involved in the deals that sent Adam Frazier from San Diego to Seattle and Jacob Stallings from Pittsburgh to Miami, and they look at which teams have lost and gained Draft picks due to free-agent signings. They also review their ranking of the Top 25 prospects in this year's Arizona Fall League as well as some of the circuit's biggest breakouts. The trio wrap up by answering a question about Red Sox slugger Triston Casas.
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Pipeline Podcast: That's a wrap on the AFL
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff tie a bow on the 2021 Arizona Fall League by breaking down the championship game and taking a closer look at this year's award winners, including MVP Nelson Velazquez of the Cubs and Pitcher of the Year Owen White of the Rangers. Jim interviews Reds area scout Sean Buckley, who signed NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India and the guys look at some off-the-radar 40-man roster additions before dipping into the listener mailbag.
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The Fall Stars Come Out
The latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast focuses on the recently completed Fall Stars Game, which showcases the Arizona Fall League's top prospects and performers
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2021 Fall Stars Game
On the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff focus on the highlight of the Arizona Fall League season, the annual Fall Stars Game. Sticking with the Fall League, they discuss the latest players of the week (White Sox infielder Yolbert Sanchez and Pirates right-hander Roansy Contreras) and interview Pirates second baseman Nick Gonzales. They also break down the correlation between top-rated farm systems and World Series champions and dip into the mailbag for a question about another Arizona Fall League star, Cleveland infielder Jose Tena.
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Arizona Fall League excellence
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about some standout performances from the Fall League, including Top 100 prospect JJ Bleday. Jim interviewed this week's AFL Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, Cubs prospects Nelson Velazquez and Caleb Kilian. After taking a look at prospects playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, the trio hit the mailbag hard with several fans' questions.
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A (Fall) Classic Episode
A (Fall) Classic Episode
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It's all about Tork!
It's all about Tork!
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Packed Pipeline Podcast!
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff have a lot to discuss in the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, starting with the loaded rosters in the Arizona Fall League, which is set to kick off on Oct. 13.
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Prospect Team of the Year | Best debuts by 2021...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff make their picks for the 2021 MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Year, led by Yankees' Anthony Volpe, Kansas City's Bobby Witt Jr. and M.J. Melendez and Orioles right-hander Grayson Rodriguez.
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Prospects in the MiLB postseason
As the Minor League playoffs get underway, Jonathan Mayo, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff look at the 14 Top 100 prospects who are part of the postseason action and they rank each of the nine series based on prospect talent. They also discuss the impressive big-league debut of Rays right-hander Shane Baz, and Sam and Jonathan break down the newest addition to the Top 100 Prospects list, Mariners 2021 first-rounder Harry Ford. And they wrap up by answering a couple of questions in the Mailbag.
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Grayson Rodriguez is in the house!
Not only do Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo talk about Grayson Rodriguez as one of the top prospects who could compete in the Minor League playoffs AND discuss him as one of the hottest pitchers down the stretch of the 2021 season, but the Orioles' future star join the duo to talk about his 2021 season
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Looking ahead to the 2022 Draft
Fresh off their Top 20 lists of the top high school and college players in the Draft Class of 2022, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the strengths of each group, led by Termarr Johnson at Mays High School in Georgia and Brooks Lee at Cal Poly. And when the Draft is involved, Jim and Jonathan must hold their own version, each picking 10 players from the class. The rest of this week's episode turned to Minor League prospects, from the hottest hitters in the Minors to a new addition to the Top 100 list, before finishing things off with the Mailbag.
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International affairs
Jesse Sanchez joins Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff to discuss the new Top 50 International Prospects list, led by 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Roderick Arias, who is expected to sign with the Yankees. Jim, Jonathan and Jason also discuss the recent farm system rankings and the strong correlation between being at the top of that list and subsequent success at the big league level. They then spotlight the three newest additions to the Top 100 Prospects list and wrap up by answering a question from the mailbag.
65 min
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New farm system rankings
Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff break down MLB Pipeline's new farm system rankings in the latest edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. They discuss the three best systems (Orioles, Mariners, Marlins), plus four on the rise (Pirates, Rangers, Red Sox, Reds) and why the White Sox sinking to the bottom somewhat reflects their big league success. Also on tap: a rare Top 100 Prospect pitching debut against another Top 100 prospect (Edward Cabrera vs. Josiah Gray), the latest addition to the Top 100 list (Indians RHP Daniel Espino) and a couple of questions from the mailbag.
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The updated prospect rankings are out!
The Top 100 Prospects, team Top 30s and Top 10 by Position lists have all been updated, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the Top 100. They discuss trends and demographics (an all-time low number of pitchers on the list, and an all-time high number of catchers and shortstops), the Top 10 overall, the highest risers on the list, the biggest falls, the highest-ranked newcomers and where 2021 draftees debuted on the list. They also look at which teams are best represented on the list and and answer a listener's question in the mailbag.
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Impact callups and a sneak preview of the new T...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff look ahead to some potential prospect callups that could make an impact down the stretch
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The Double Deadline
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff recap the action from last week's trade and draft signing deadlines in this week's Pipeline Podcast.
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Deadline days | And interview with first drafte...
Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff analyze a quartet of recent trades that have involved prospects and discuss more that could be on the horizon as the Trade Deadline nears. They also look at the few remaining Draft picks that have not come to terms on deals ahead of the signing deadline
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Our favorite picks of the Draft
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff continue their look at the recently concluded 2021 Draft. Jim and Jonathan pick their favorite selections for each round through the fifth. Much like the scouting industry is forced to do, they then started examining the top prospects in the '22 Draft class. Finally, they turn their attention to pro ball by breaking down recent Top 100 callups in Boston's Jarren Duran, Angels outfielder Brandon Marsh and Dodgers right-hander Josiah Gray, before finishing up, as always, with a question from a listener.
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Draft recap, Futures Game takeaways and more fr...
From Denver, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down one of the most fun -- and most consequential -- weeks in MLB prospect history. The crew talks through their impressions of the Draft experience and all of the twists and turns in three days of picks, starting with the Pirates’ selection of Henry Davis. Then they discuss the Futures Game, including Spencer Torkelson’s impressive batting practice power display. And finally, they finish the show with takeaways from the High School All-American Game and High School Home Run Derby.
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The busiest prospect week … ever? | And a Bobby...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff run through an updated top 10 mock Draft, look ahead to a jam-packed week including the Futures Game, High School All-American Game and High School Home Run Derby, make their picks for the likeliest Futures Game players to win a batting practice home run derby, dip into the mailbag to answer questions about upcoming mocks and potential surprise picks, and chat with No. 7 overall prospect Bobby Witt Jr. of the Royals.
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The Inaugural Draft Combine
On the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the first-ever MLB Draft Combine and discuss which players stood out the most in North Carolina. In advance of the College World Series finals between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, they discuss the top Draft prospects for 2021 and beyond still in Omaha. Also on tap: Jonathan interviews Diamondbacks scouting director Deric Ladnier. Plus Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno and Royals first baseman Nick Pratto join the Top 100 Prospects list, and multiple mailbag questions.
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Wander Time
The Pipeline crew sets expectations for No. 1 prospect Wander Franco ahead of his big league debut, updates Draft news with a focus on the MLB Draft Combine, lobbies for a few Futures Game picks including Marco Luciano and Bobby Witt Jr, examines new prospects entering the top 100 and then debates the long-term outlooks for Joe Adell and Jarred Kelenic.
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Draft fever! Catch it!
Jason Ratliff returns to shepherd Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo through a ton of Draft talk, from the expansion of MLB Pipeline's rankings to 250 for the first time ever, to the top tools in the Draft class and a discussion of five guys who have helium. Then the trio took a victory lap by looking at big leaguers leading the All-Star Game voting who were ranked as top prospects as Minor Leaguers. And finally, they welcomed the Marlins' Jesus Sanchez back to the Top 100 list and finished, as always, with a question from listeners.
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Tournament Time
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the teams that survived and the prospects that stood out in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Also on the docket: comparing potential No. 1 overall picks Marcelo Mayer and Jordan Lawlar and putting them in the context of a historically deep high school shortstop class, Jarred Kelenic's rough first taste of the Majors and what it might mean for the future, former No. 1 overall picks Adley Rutschman and Spencer Torkelson heat up, the latest addition to the Top 100 Prospects list (Rockies LHP Ryan Rolison) and our weekly mailbag question.
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College Playoffs & The Draft
With the NCAA Division I tournament about to start, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss the best prospects who will be involved and how moving the Draft to July will change how teams scout the college playoffs. They break down the half-dozen Top 100 Prospects involved with the Olympic baseball qualifying tournament, one of whom (Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran) might be able to help his contending big league club right now. They also chat about the newest Top 100 Prospect, Indians shortstop Gabriel Arias, and answer a couple of questions from readers.
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It's a Mock-ery: Draft scoop and more
Mock Draft season is heating up, and Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo will file new ones every week. The duo take a look at first-round projections, discuss how events like conference tournaments could impact those prognostications, and check if fans' wish lists would come true in future mocks. Then they break down five college lefties in this year's class. Jim and Jonathan also discuss Taylor Trammell's torrid bat since he returned to Triple-A, welcome Angels outfielder Jordyn Adams into the Top 100 and kick off "Wander Watch," our vigilant look at when Wander Franco might get called up.
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It's NOT a mock | Plus: a Marcelo Mayer interview
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo reboot their personal top 20 picks Draft (based on their preferences and not a mock based on what teams might do). With the expansion of the Draft Top 200 coming soon, they looked at five guys who are joining the list. That led into Jim's interview with one of the Draft prospects in the class, California prep shortstop Marcelo Mayer. Not wanting to ignore pro prospects, Jim and Jonathan broke down the debuts of Mariners phenoms Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert.
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Kelenic Is Coming! Kelenic Is Coming!
In this week's edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the impending big league arrival of outfielder Jarred Kelenic (No. 4 on the MLB Pipeline Top 100) and what he'll mean to the Mariners. They also discuss who might be the next big-time prospect to make the Majors and top performers from the first week of the Minor League season. They ponder the lack of clarity at the top of the 2021 Draft, candidates to go in the first round who didn't quite crack last week's mock draft and new Top 100 Prospect Jackson Rutledge (and outgoing Top 100 Prospect Michael Kopech) and answer a mailbag question about Mets prospects Francisco Alvarez and Pete Crow-Armstrong.
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It’s Minor League Opening Day!
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo get ready for Minor League action for the first time in almost two years, talking about which prospects they’re excited to watch at the start of the 2021 season while also looking at the most stacked Minor League teams this year. It’s not a podcast without talking Draft, with Jim and Jonathan looking at the top of the first round as Jim works on a new Mock as well as five guys with interesting family trees. Finally, Jonathan talks with Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin about Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter.
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Draft & More Draft
Jim Callis and Sam Dykstra discuss Jonathan Mayo's first full first-round projection of the 2021 Draft, and they later conduct a draft of their own by picking teams of prospects who have changed organizations. They also break down baseball's hottest rookies, including the curious case of Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia, discuss the newest Top 100 Prospect (Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran) and discuss a Mailbag question about top Mariners prospects.
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Experts take shot at top 20 Draft picks
As a preview of the Top 150 Draft Prospects list, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff conduct their own draft, with Jim and Jonathan alternating to make the top 20 picks of the first round. They also take a look at the two most recent additions to the Top 100 Prospects list, Giants left-hander Seth Corry and Reds shortstop Jose Garcia. They wrap up by answering a couple of questions in the Mailbag, including one about Yankees phenom Jasson Dominguez.
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The newest top-100 prospects, and rookies on th...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss prospects off to fast starts, including a group of starting pitchers who are being used in relief roles in the big leagues this year. Plus a look at five new addition to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, an update on Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter’s performance and five Draft guys on the rise.
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Hot rookies; Arcia trade, The Yerminator and a ...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss rookies who are off to a hot start in the first week of the season. Jonathan chats with White Sox senior director of baseball operations Dan Fabian about Yermin Mercedes' historic start to the season and how he was acquired through the Rule 5 Draft. The trio discusses the the Orlando Arcia trade and the three players who recently entered MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list. Finally, get your weekly update on Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, and we answer another Draft question in the mailbag.
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Opening Day rosters surprises; Rookie Power Ran...
With the arrival of 2021 regular season, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff take a look at some top prospects who made Opening Day rosters, as well as some who didn't, and when we can expect to see them. They also break down the preseason Rookie Power Rankings and Sam's rankings of the farm systems based on hitters, pitchers and 21-and-under talent. The crew discusses the continued dominance of Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter and answers a Mailbag question about Braves outfield prospect Michael Harris.
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Farm system rankings; Rocker and Leiter 1-2? RO...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the Top 5 teams in MLB Pipeline’s Farm Systems ranking, with the Rays at No. 1 again. Jim and Jonathan highlight some players that have impressed them in Spring Training and they discuss the 2021 Draft, as Vandy pitchers Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter are living up to the hype, and some college catchers -- including Miami's Adrian Del Castillo -- are making some noise. Finally, Jim and Jonathan break down their picks in an experts' Rookie of the Year draft and answer questions from the mailbag.
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Top 30 Lists, Hot Springs, Draft Update, New Rules
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss MLB Pipeline’s newly released Top 30 Prospects lists, highlighting the Indians, Twins, Giants, Cardinals and Braves. Then the guys detail some prospects standing out in Spring Training, such as outfielders Mickey Moniak (Phillies) and Heliot Ramos (Giants), check in on the Vanderbilt aces and other players making draft news and give their reviews of the new rules being implemented in the Minors. And as always, they dive into the mailbag to take a question from a listener.
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Top 30 lists are here! (AL West, Yankees, Red S...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down MLB Pipeline's new 2021 Top 30 Prospects lists -- four from the AL West (Astros, Angels, Rangers and A's), plus the Red Sox and Yankees. Hear updates on how potential top Draft picks Kumar Rocker, Jack Leiter, Jaden Hill and Sal Frelick have performed this season. And finally, Jim and Jonathan discuss which prospects have impressed in big league spring training games.
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Let the games begin, Spring Training Update plu...
Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss how some of the Top 100 prospects are performing as Spring Training games have begun and what Twins SS Royce Lewis' torn ACL does for his prospect status. Jonathan catches up with Pirates prospect Jared Oliva as they look back at his 2020 MLB debut and the outlook for the 2021 season. Finally, the trio discusses the fastest and most powerful prospects in baseball.
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Spotlighting Spring Training & Under-25 Stars
 In this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about why they’re anticipating this Spring Training more than most and highlight non-roster invitees to watch. They also talk to Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning, discuss MLB.com’s 25 Under 25 Draft, break down a couple of Rays trades and dip into the reader mailbag.
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A look ahead to Spring Training and to 2023, th...
Jason Ratliff, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis get excited about the start of Spring Training and discuss how it will be different this year. They also break down the extensive changes coming to the Minors in 2021, speculate on who might emerge as the game's top prospects in 2023, rehash MLB Network's Top 100 Prospects show and answer reader questions.
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Top 100 Prospect Whiffs, Red Sox RHP Prospect T...
On this week’s MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis discuss which prospects they missed on through the years when ranking the Top 100 Prospects. Jim chats with Red Sox pitching prospect Tanner Houck about his MLB debut in 2020 and the myth that pitchers with low arm slots can't make it as starters. Plus, we take a deep dive into the mailbag and answer four reader questions. Submit questions via Twitter (@mlbpipeline, @jonathanmayo or @JimCallisMLB) and we may answer them on future shows.  
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Top 100 breakdown, Adley and J-Rod interviews, ...
The new 2021 Top 100 Prospects list is out, and the Pipeline crew digs into it with a breakdown of the list, interviews with two of the top five players (Orioles' Adley Rutschman and Mariners' Julio Rodriguez) and a round of Top 100 Jeopardy! See whether Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo or Mike Rosenbaum comes out on top as Jason Ratliff tries to stump them. They also break down the prospects the Rockies got from the Cardinals for superstar Nolan Arenado and answer a listener's question.
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Analyzing Bucs-Yanks trade, Top 10 prospects by...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the prospects the Pirates acquired in the Taillon and Musgrove deals. The guys also discuss the release of the Top 10 by position prospect rankings and preview the overall Top 100. They also break down the MLB Prospects All-Defense team and answer a listener’s question.
56 min
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International Signing Period Began, Pirates acq...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff are joined by MLB.com National Reporter Jesse Sanchez, who discusses top international prospects who have turned pro as the international signing period begins. The guys also discuss the release of the Top 10 RHP prospects list, kicking off position-by-position coverage in advance of the overall Top 100, and respond to Twitter comments about the RHP rankings. They also talk about the MLB Dream Series, the three-team Joe Musgrove trade and answer a listener question.
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The Lindor trade, special guests Ian Anderson (...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff discuss the Francisco Lindor trade between the Mets and Indians. The Rookie Program is underway, and Braves RHP Ian Anderson and Indians top prospect Nolan Jones join the podcast to discuss their 2020 seasons, preparing for 2021 and what they learned in the Rookie Program so far. Finally, the gang previews the beginning of the international signing period and answers your questions.
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Blake Snell & Yu Darvish Trade Breakdowns, 2021...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff welcome in the new year and discuss the Padres-Rays Blake Snell trade and the Padres-Cubs Yu Darvish deal and break down all the prospects involved. Rays pro scouting director Kevin Ibach joins the show to provide insight into the process involved in the Snell trade and talks about the team philosophy. Finally, Jim and Jonathan predict which of MLB’s top prospects will debut this year and which prospects are poised to break out in 2021.
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A look back at the best of MLB Pipeline in 2020
Jonathan Mayo looks back at a few of the best segments from the MLB Pipeline Podcast in 2020. First, we revisit our initial 2021 Mock draft, where Jonathan and Jim Callis made their top 10 picks. Pirates GM Ben Cherington follows that with a discussion on draft philosophy as he prepares to make the No 1. overall selection in the '21 draft. Finally, hear from scout James Bonnici, who signed undrafted free agent Mike Brosseau and look back at his game winning home run for the Rays in game 5 of the ALDS.
62 min
73
White Sox to sign Yoelquis Cespedes, Rays prosp...
Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss the report that the White Sox will sign No. 1 international prospect Yoelquis Cespedes and where he fits into the organization. Jonathan catches up with Xavier Edwards and talks about his first season in the Rays organization. Jim and Jonathan redraft the top 10 picks of the 2018 Draft class. Plus, they look back at each team's no. 1 prospect from 2015 and answer your questions.
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The 2021 Draft Top 100
The Draft Top 100 Prospects list is out, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff cover everything you need to know about the 2021 Draft class. In addition to analyzing the top players on the list and breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of the class, they look at which schools and areas are best represented and examine the top tools in the Top 100. We also hear from the No. 1 and 2 players on the list: Vanderbilt right-hander Kumar Rocker and Texas high school shortstop Jordan Lawlar.
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Rangers-White Sox Trade Breakdown, Pirates GM B...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the White Sox-Rangers trade involving Lance Lynn and two prospects, Dane Dunning and Avery Weems. Jonathan talks to Pirates GM Ben Cherington about having the No. 1 pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. Plus, the gang previews this week’s Rule 5 Draft and answers your questions.
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A 2021 mock draft, Rockies-Reds trade breakdown...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff conduct a mock draft of the first 10 picks of 2021 and discuss why Kumar Rocker may not go No. 1. They then discuss the changing landscape in the Minor Leagues and break down the prospects dealt in last week’s trade between the Rockies and Reds. Finally, the trio looks back at memorable trades made during the Winter Meetings and discusses whether there will be any elite prospects dealt this December. Plus, we answer your questions.
63 min
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40-Man Roster Decisions, Padres Pitching Prospe...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss which prospects made their team’s 40-man roster and which ones are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft.MLB.com National Reporter Jesse Sanchez chats with Padres pitching prospect Luis Patiño about his offseason workout routine in Colombia, and Padres director of player development Sam Geaney discusses Patiño’s makeup and the progress he made this season. Finally, the trio discusses what a potential Blake Snell trade could look like and answers your questions.
65 min
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Marlins' Glass-breaking Hire, Updates on “The M...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff are joined by MLB.com National Reporter Jesse Sanchez to talk about Miami's hiring of Kim Ng as the first female general manager of a team in a North American major sports league and the state of the Marlins as she takes the reins. The quartet also discusses Yankees prospect Jasson "The Martian" Dominguez and Dodgers 18-year-old prospect Luis Rodriguez. Finally, get an update on Wander Franco & Julio Rodriguez playing the Dominican Winter League.
60 min
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Scouts Honor – Meet the Scouts who discovered t...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the AL and NL rookies of the year, discuss who are the frontrunners for the 2021 ROY races and chat with scouts who drafted this year’s winners. Jim is joined by John Wiedenbauer, who scouted and helped sign the AL Rookie of the year Kyle Lewis, and Jonathan catches up with Harvey Kuenn Jr., who scouted the NL Rookie of the year Devin Williams. Then, in a tribute to the late Alex Trebek, the trio play Rookie of the year themed Pipeline Jeopardy  
68 min
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Homegrown Dodgers lead to WS Crown, VP of Amate...
Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff swing into the offseason as they look back at the homegrown talent that led to the Dodgers’ World Series victory. Jim chats with Dodgers VP of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino about his role in building the club’s young talent. The group discusses which teams are poised to make the biggest turnaround next year and predict what players will be in MLB’s Top 10 Prospects at the end of 2021 season. Finally, they light up the Hot Stove to discuss which players received qualifying offers, how that affects the Draft and answer your questions.   
66 min
81
Just how good is Randy Arozarena?
Jim Callis, Jason Ratliff and Mike Rosenbaum put the World Series in a prospect context by discussing the ongoing heroics of Randy Arozarena and where he would rank among the best postseason rookies of all time. Does his performance merit him soaring up MLB Pipeline's Rays Top 30 Prospects list and the overall Top 100? After that, Jason tests Jim and Mike with a quiz on past scouting reports of current World Series participants. The guys also discuss instructional league with a focus on Nationals pitchers and open the reader mailbag to answer a question about relief prospects.
58 min
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The World Series and Jazz
Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff and Mike Rosenbaum dig into the World Series as only the Pipeline crew can (though they did make their predictions), looking at how the Dodgers and Rays were built and ranking the World Series players as prospects. Mayo does a deep dive into how the Rays acquired postseason hero Randy Arozarena and interviews Marlins rookie Jazz Chisholm.
63 min
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Scouts honor
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about the rookies still making headlines in the postseason, led by the Rays' Randy Arozarena and the Braves' Ian Anderson. The trio really dig into the story of how Anderson was scouted and became the No. 3 overall pick of the Braves back in 2016 before Jim interviewed Rays Scout James Bonnici, the scout who signed ALDS hero Mike Brousseau. Sights turned to next year's Draft as the 2021 Draft order has been set before finishing off with a question from fans about Dodgers catching prospect Keibert Ruiz.
65 min
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Twins Prospect Alex Kirilloff; Top Rookie Posts...
Twins prospect Alex Kirilloff joins the Pipeline Podcast this week and he and Jonathan Mayo discuss playing at the Twins alternative site, making the postseason roster and then making history by getting his first hit during his MLB debut in the postseason. Mayo, Jason Ratliff and Mike Rosenbaum break down other rookies making impressions this postseason. The trio also looks in-depth how these postseason teams were built and which Draft class has the biggest impact among playoff teams. Also, Mike discusses his article ranking the top rookies through statcast metrics. Plus, they answer your questions.
61 min
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The Postseason Cometh!
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff have all things at the intersection of prospects and the MLB playoffs covered, starting with a look at how all 10 top farm systems two years ago are in the postseason now. The trio make their postseason selections, look at rookies who both have made playoff contributions in the past and could impact the postseason this year, looking closely at a pair of surprising Top 100 callups in the Twins’ Alex Kirilloff and the Rays’ Shane McClanahan. After discussing the Top 25 rookies list, they looked at the change in rookie eligibility rules and the Draft date before finishing off by dipping into the mailbag to answer your questions. 
66 min
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Rage Week: Potential No. 1 pick Kumar Rocker; r...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss their ranking of 2020's rookies and the rage it incites among readers. Vanderbilt Ace and potential No. 1 Draft pick Kumar Rocker joins the show. The guys discuss the MLB debuts of Garrett Crochet and Mickey Moniak, Jim and Jonathan's bet about Moniak vs. Zach McKinstry, and rookies who could make an impact this postseason. Plus, they answer your questions.
66 min
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A Look Ahead to the 2021 Draft, Rookie Power Ra...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the best college and high school prospects for the 2021 Draft and explain how the pandemic has affected scouting. They also reveal a new No. 1 player on the Rookie Power Rankings, discuss Rangers catcher Sam Huff's MLB debut, discuss the most exciting prospects in each team's alternate camp and answer your questions.
61 min
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Mariners Prospect Taylor Trammell, MLB’s Hottes...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, recently traded Mariners prospect Taylor Trammell joins the show. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the most improved farm systems in baseball. Plus, find out who joins Rays Outfielder Randy Arozarena among MLB’s hottest rookies. The guys also look toward the 2021 MLB Draft after last week’s Perfect Game All-American Classic. Finally, the trio discusses Jonathan’s roundtable with five MLB Black Scouts which can be found on mlb.com/pipeline.  
71 min
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Top prospects dealt at the Trade Deadline
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff dig into the Trade Deadline and all of the prospects who changed teams as a result, then touch on how trades and the 2020 Draft impact the new farm system rankings. From there, the trio discuss the latest Rookie Power Rankings and examine the Rookie of the Year races before looking at the big league debuts of top prospects like the Braves’ Ian Anderson and the Yankees’ Deivi Garcia while looking forward to the debut of Ke’Bryan Hayes of the Pirates.
69 min
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The Year of the Prospect!
On this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo talk about the vast quantities of top-tier prospects who have been called up and are currently in the big leagues, as well as the reasons why this is the “Year of the Prospect.” Jim and Jonathan go through the Top 100 prospects who have made their debuts in just the last week alone before discussing the hottest rookies in the game, starting with Rookie of the Year candidates Kyle Lewis and Jake Cronenworth. The duo wraps up the episode by looking into a crystal ball for ideas on which prospects might get traded before the Trade Deadline.
69 min
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Breaking down top 100 prospects who have made t...
On this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talked about all the Top 100 prospects who have made their big league debuts this year, from recent callups like the Cardinals’ Dylan Carlson, the Phillies’ Alec Bohm and Keibert Ruiz of the Dodgers to looking ahead to the debuts of Tigers top pitching prospects Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal. The trio also dug into the most recent Rookie Power Rankings, lead once again by Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis before finishing up with discussing whether Reid Detmers of the Angels will, and should, be the first 2020 draftee to make the big leagues this season.
60 min
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Breaking down the hottest rookies this season
On this week’s Pipeline Podcast Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff take a look at some of the hottest rookies in the big leagues, including Padres’ Jake Cronenworth, Dodgers’ Dustin May and Oakland lefty Jesus Luzardo. They also discuss the debuts of right-handers Luis Patino (Padres) and Spencer Howard (Phillies). The crew digs into some Statcast numbers to help identify what’s behind the strong starts of relievers Josh Staumont (Royals), Jordan Romano (Blue Jays) and Devin Williams (Brewers), and they wrap up the show by looking at some of the top performers from the East Coast Pro Showcase and the Area Code Games.
62 min
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Breaking down the new Top 100 Prospects list
On this week’s episode of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the newly unveiled Top 100 list that features 13 members of the 2020 Draft class. The trio discuss which teams now have the most players on the Top 100 and how that might impact their standing on the farm system rankings before looking at prospects -- both elite-level and lesser-known -- who have come up to make an impression in the big leagues during the early stages of the 2020 season.
58 min
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Looking at the big league debuts of top prospec...
On this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down all things Major League debut-related, from Kyle Lewis’ power output to Tyler Stephenson’s home run in his first big league at-bat on the offensive side and from Brady Singer’s first big league start for the Royals to what to expect from the Blue Jays’ Nate Pearson on the mound. Stephenson’s debut sparked a conversation about the difficulty in drafting and developing high school catching and the podcast also turned from guys who are on big league rosters to those who aren’t, focusing on two Brendans in the Top 100: Brendan Rodgers of the Rockies and the Rays’ Brendan McKay. Things wrapped up with Callis discussing his interview (now on MLB.com) with who he feels is the most interesting man in the 2020 Draft: Landon Knack.
64 min
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Breaking down prospects to watch on Opening Day...
With the 2020 season about to get started and summer camps winding down, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff spent most of this week’s Pipeline Podcast talking about prospects in camp and their chances to impact the big leagues this year, starting with the news that National League Rookie of the Year favorite Gavin Lux will not start the year with the Dodgers. They discussed prospect who have impressed, like White Sox outfielder Luis Robert and Blue Jays right-hander Nate Pearson, and some who have gotten hurt, like Julio Rodriguez of the Mariners and A.J. Puk of the A’s. The trio touched on where Draft signings stood before Jonathan interviewed Red Sox infield prospect Jeter Downs.
49 min
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Breaking down Opening Day rosters and looking a...
On this week’s Pipeline Podcast Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talked about prospects who could land on Opening Day rosters, candidates for Rookie of the Year and guys who have impressed in summer camp. They also looked ahead to who they’d like to see in the 2021 Futures Game before wrapping up with a look at the 2020 Draft signing landscape.
52 min
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Breaking down the 2020 draft signings, Top 10 p...
On this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff start by talking about players they would’ve loved to see in this year’s Futures Game had it taken place, along with who they would’ve been excited to watch in the PDP League and High School All-Star Game that became a part of All-Star Weekend last year in Cleveland. The trio provided an update on 2020 Draft signings, focusing on some intriguing off-the-radar high school signees by some teams. They broke down the recent Top 10 prospects draft held with colleague Mike Rosenbaum, looked at the farm system rankings Pipeline did according to left-handed and right-handed pitching and finished up by making 2020 Rookie of the Year predictions.
62 min
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Breaking down which prospects will be joining t...
On this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff discuss the cancelation of the Minor League season, prospects who were named to their teams’ 60-man player pools, which 2020 Draft picks we’ll see in the big leagues first and which farm systems have the most talent among their middle-infield prospects. They also look at baseball’s best switch-hitting prospects -- a list led Tampa Bay’s Wander Franco, Baltimore’s Adley Rutschman and 17-year-old Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez – and a couple of record-breaking Draft signings.
57 min
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Breaking down the return of baseball and the im...
  On this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the announcement of a return to baseball and how it might impact prospects and player development, they look at the top performers in the PG National Showcase and break down the recent look at the top farm systems based on talent at catcher. The podcast concludes with Jonathan’s interview with Mariners prospect Julio Rodriguez.
55 min
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2020 MLB Draft Recap: What team got the best ha...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff reconvene for the first post-Draft Pipeline Podcast to break down their favorite picks and the most surprising selections from the Draft. They also discussed which teams had the best Draft hauls, previewed an upcoming story about each team’s first pick from the 2017 Draft, looked ahead at the 2021 Draft class and finished with a discussion about the non-drafted free agent landscape this summer.
51 min