MLB Pipeline

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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4/20/17: Draft the Top 10 picks
MLB.com's Tim McMaster along with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis start with the breaking news of Cuban outfielder Luis Robert being cleared to sign with any team as May 20th of this year (:40). The crew also discuss what draft prospects are on the rise (3:40) and the fall of Seth Romero down the draft boards for off the field troubles. (9:35) Mayo and Callis give their opinions on their top 10 selections in the upcoming draft starting with high school pitcher, Hunter Greene. (13:49)
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Examining early season returns
MLB.com's Tim McMaster along with MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss what rookies and Top 50 prospects are playing well through the first few weeks of the season. Manuel Margot is off to a hot start in San Diego with three home runs and three doubles in the first 10 games of the season. The crew also make their predictions on what teams will make the playoffs and discuss how Tim Tebow is playing in the Minor Leagues.
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The best rosters in the Minor Leagues
Some Minor League systems are so stocked with talent that they could rival some Major League teams. MLB.com's Tim McMaster and MLBPipeline.com break down the best Minor League teams that contain multiple Top 100 prospects. They also discuss the injured members of the Top 100, when they may be returning to action and Orange Lutheran winning the National High School Invitational.
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Scouting the National High School Invitational
The Pipeline Podcast hits the road this week for the National High School Invitational at USA Baseball's National Training Complex. MLB.com's Tim McMaster and MLBPipeline's Jonathan Mayo are joined by Daron Sutton to talk about some of the prep standouts who have shined at the premier high school tournament in the nation.
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Young players perform at high level in Spring T...
Spring Training provides an opportunity for young players to showcase their abilities against established Major League talent. MLB.com's Tim McMaster along with MLB.Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis break down some of the Top 100 prospects that have performed at a high level in Spring Training camp. The crew also discusses Brendan McKay, who could be the No. 1 pick in the June Draft, and if he would make a better professional pitcher or position player. Finally Jonathan Mayo caught up with Rays outfield prospect Garrett Whitley to discuss the learning curve between playing in high school and being a professional baseball player.
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Top prospects impressing this spring
The top MLB prospects today are not only able to accomplish great feats on the field but they are great people off the field as well. MLB.com's Tim McMaster and MLBPipeline's Jim Callis discuss some of the most memorable player interviews that he was able to conduct while covering the recent Cactus League action.
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Ranking MLB's Top 10 farm systems
The key for any organization to remain at the top for a long time is to possess a great farm system. MLB.com's Tim McMaster along with MLBPipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis break down the top farm systems in baseball and discuss the elite level prospects who should be debuting in the Majors in the near future. Jim Callis also interviews Dodgers shortstop prospect Gavin Lux about being drafted and playing professional baseball for the first time.
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2/24/17: Building a Strong Foundation
In today's game you need to have a strong farm system to keep replenishing your Major League club with young talent. MLB.com's Tim McMaster along with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis discuss those organizations that are not quite in the top 10 farm systems in the league but are on the cusp of becoming flush with good young talent that could be contributing in the near future. Jonathan Mayo also interviews Taylor Trammell, who was ranked the 12th best Reds prospect last season.
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2/15/17: Spring Has Sprung
If you could only watch one top prospect play this spring, who would you see? MLB.com's Tim McMaster chatted with MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo to find out who they are most excited to see play in person this spring. The crew also weighs in on Cardinals' number one prospect, Alex Reyes, being lost for the year and play manager, choosing the best lineup they can using only players from the top ten positional rankings.
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2/9/17: Radical Rule Change
Major League Baseball is experimenting with a new rule change where a runner will automatically start at second base in extra-inning games at the Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League and Arizona League this coming summer. MLB.com's Tim McMaster catches up with MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo to find out their opinions on the proposed change as well as the young prospects playing in the World Baseball Classic and the Alec Mills for Donnie Dewees trade.
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1/31/17: Top 100 Prospect List
Boston outfielder Andrew Benintendi leads all of baseball as the #1 prospect going into the 2017 season. MLB.com's Tim McMaster along with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis break down the best young talent in the game. The Dodgers' Cody Bellinger made the biggest move as he went from being off the list a year ago all the way up to the #13 ranked prospect.
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1/26/17: Top Ten Positional Prospect Rankings
Who are the best outfield prospects in the game? MLB.com's Tim McMaster along with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis run down the top 10 prospects at third, short, second and the outfield. The crew also breaks down the Logan Forsythe for Jose De Leon trade.
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1/20/17: Special Guest Jose De Leon
With Spring Training right around the corner, the Pipeline crew is joined by Dodgers pitching prospect Jose De Leon. MLB.com's Tim McMaster along with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis to talk with Jose about his development in 2016, as well as being involved in trade rumors and his thoughts on Ivan Rodriguez being elected to the Hall of Fame. The guys also discuss who they think are currently the top 10 pitching prospects in the game.
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1/12/17: Life on the Road
Baseball continues to be one of the biggest and best international sports in the world. MLB.com's Tim McMaster caught up with MLBPipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis to share their experiences from last week. Jonathan Mayo traveled to Israel with the Israeli Baseball Classic team while Jim Callis was in Virginia at the Rookie Career Development Program. The panel also took time to breakdown the prospects that were exchanged in two trades involving the Mariners on Wednesday.
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1/5/17: Who's No. 1?
Andrew Benintendi and Alex Reyes led the MLBPipeline.com poll of MLB executives as the best prospect and the best pitching prospect respectively. MLB.com's Tim McMaster caught up with MLBPipeline's Jim Callis at the Rookie Career Development Program to discuss this topic as well as the Top 10 prospects ready to surge in 2017 and the Top 5 most improved Minor League systems.
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12/14/16: Top 50 MLB Draft List
MLB.com's Tim McMaster catches up with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis to go over their early edition of the MLB Draft Top 50 list where high school two-way talent Hunter Greene leads as the best overall player in the Class of 2017.
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12/7/16: Red Sox Big Sale
After a few days at the 2016 Winter Meetings, the Red Sox have made some prospect noise after acquiring Chris Sale from the White Sox. MLB.com's Tim McMaster caught up with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis to find out whether or not Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech and company were enough for the price of Sale.
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12/2/16: New Collective Bargaining Agreement
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have come to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. MLB.com's Tim McMaster, along with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis break down the new five-year agreement and what changes were made to international spending and draft pick compensation among others.
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11/22/16: The End of the AFL Season
The 2016 edition of the Arizona Fall League has come to an end. MLB.com's Tim McMaster, along with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, talk about the AFL season including the top 10 breakout players and the top 25 players from the Fall League. They also discuss the youngest ever AFL MVP Gleyber Torres of the Yankees and thoughts on Tim Tebow's attempt at pro baseball.
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11/18/16: Rising Up in the Fall League
The Fall League provides prospects with an opportunity to improve their skills and make a statement before Spring Training invites are handed out. MLB.com's Tim McMaster caught up with MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis to find out why Austin Voth and Gleyber Torres are living up to expectations. Plus, Jim caught up with Zach Vincej to hear how he's shined in Arizona and what's been his difference maker.
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11/9/16: Greg Bird's the Word
Greg Bird's spending his fall in Arizona, coming back from a season-ending injury and hoping to turn the corner. MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis caught up with the Yankees prospect to hear what he's been up to in the Fall League and spotlight other prospects who are standing out.
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10/28/16: Brett Phillips and the Fall League
Brett Phillips packed up and shipped out to another Arizona Fall League. MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo caught up with the Brewers 7th ranked prospect to find out how he's battling adversity at the plate, adjusting to right field and spotlight Isan Diaz and his meticulous work ethic.
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10/21/16: AFL Starts to Heat Up
Peoria Javelinas manager Jared Sandberg's view from the dugout gives him a great insight into the AFL. MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis caught up with Sandberg to discuss what he's learned so far from managing in the AFL, how Tyler O'Neill, Michael Gettys and Justin Williams have played and Tim Tebow's two hits and where he stands heading into week 3.
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10/13/16: Arizona Fall League Preview
Yoan Moncada, Tim Tebow and five of the top 100 Pipeline pitchers are putting their skills on display in the Arizona Fall League. MLB.com's Matt Waymire caught up with MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis to break down why this is one of the most stacked Fall Leagues, who to keep an eye on and what to expect from Tim Tebow throughout the season.
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10/6/16: How They Got There
Before this year's postseason stars became Major Leaguers they were prospects too, working their way to the top. MLB.com's Tim McMaster and MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down each postseason series team, differentiate between homegrown and transplant players and which guy can be a difference maker.
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