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.

An Inside Job
On the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff focus on the Arizona Fall League
59 min
First Week In The Fall League
Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff just returned from the Arizona Fall League and Jonathan Mayo just got there, so the latest Pipeline Podcast centers on what transpired in the developmental circuit's first week. They discuss the first two starts by Rangers right-hander Kumar Rocker and delve into several other prospects, including Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad, Giants outfielder Luis Matos and Brewers catcher Jeferson Quero. There's more AFL talk with an interview with Tigers outfielder Parker Meadows and a mailbag question about Blue Jays infielder Addison Barger, plus discussion of rookies who could make an impact in the Division Series. The guys also send their love to Sarah Langs and ask for help in her battle with ALS.
52 min
Arizona Fall League opener, haboobs, a Painter ...
Jason Ratliff and Jim Callis are on location during the opening week of the Arizona Fall League season and they're joined by Jonathan Mayo in discussing the start of the AFL's 30th year, including top performances and dust storms (haboobs). They then shift to talking about the top prospects from the 2022 season, as Jonathan interviewed the Phillies' Andrew Painter, MLB Pipeline's Pitching Prospect of the Year. Gunnar Henderson, our Hitting Prospect of the Year, was discussed along with some of the other bats who landed on the Pipeline Prospect Team of the Year. The trio finished off, as always, with a question in the mailbag, this time about Nick Gonzales' return engagement in the AFL.
61 min
Arizona Fall League Sleepers
With the Arizona Fall League season ready to start on Oct. 3, the latest Pipeline Podcast identifies several non-Top 100 Prospects who could make a name for themselves in the developmental circuit.
52 min
All in on the Arizona Fall League
It's all Arizona Fall League, all the time on this week's episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. With AFL rosters released late last week, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff do a deep dive into the prospects who will be in action in a couple of weeks.
62 min
Top Performers In The Minors
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff are all together again for the first time in a while on the MLB Pipeline Podcast, and their focus this edition is on the top Minor League performers of 2022
54 min
Let the callups continue
Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo kick off this week's MLB Pipeline podcast breaking down the latest big prospect callups to the Major Leagues, including Top 100 prospects like the Astros' Hunter Brown, the Yankees' Oswald Peraza and the Red Sox's Triston Casas.
64 min
Here we come A-Carrolling
On this week's MLB Pipeline Podcast, Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo celebrate the callup and big league debut of No. 3 overall prospect Corbin Carroll of the D-backs.
61 min
Ranking The Systems
56 min
Re-rank and file
MLB Pipeline just re-ranked all of its prospect lists, from the Top 100 to all 30 team Top 30 lists, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff waste no time digging into the new lists on this week's episode.
67 min
Impact callups, new Top 100 prospects, No. 1 ca...
As we enter the dog days of August, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff look at some top prospects who could help their teams down the stretch, including baseball's No. 1 overall prospect Francisco Alvarez, plus two Rays. two Yankees and two Dodgers.
61 min
Reviewing The Trade Deadline
The latest Pipeline Podcast comes on the heels of the Trade Deadline, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff analyze all of the action. They begin by breaking down all of the nuances of the blockbuster deal that sent Juan Soto (and Josh Bell) to the Padres for five talented young players. Then they discuss all of the other deals involving Top 100 Prospects, as well as which farm system improved the most and some smaller moves of note before dipping into the listener mailbag for three trade-related questions.
57 min
Deadline Daze
On the latest MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss a lot of deadlines. First, the impending Aug. 2 Trade Deadline, as they contemplate packages for Juan Soto and which contenders have the most prospect ammunition to swing deals. Then they turn to the upcoming Aug. 1 Draft signing deadline and break down the most notable bonus deals agreed to at this point. Finally, they discussing the ramifications of the MLB & MLBPA failing to agree on the details of an international draft by the July 25 deadline. As always, there's talk of the MiLB on schedule and a listener mailbag question as well.
55 min
The Best Four Days Of The Year
The two biggest prospect events of the year are the Draft and the Futures Game, held on four consecutive days leading up to the All-Star Game. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff were on hand for all of it in Los Angeles and break down both events on the latest MLB Pipeline Podcast.
66 min
Previewing mega-weekend: Futures Game & Draft
Just days away from the Futures Game and the Draft, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff preview the biggest weekend of the year in Prospectdom.
72 min
Top 100, Futures Game, Draft & More!
July is always jam-packed with prospect happenings and the MLB Pipeline Podcast is as well. Jim Callis and Sam Dykstra kick off the latest edition by detailing the major revisions to the Top 100 Prospects list, which is now headlined by Tigers outfielder Riley Greene. Jonathan Mayo checks in from the PDP League in Cary, N.C., with an interview with arguably the two best prep prospects in the 2023 class, outfielders Max
80 min
Draft 2022 ... And 2023
This year's Draft is fast approaching and on the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss how Oklahoma RHP Cade Horton's stock is soaring after the College World Series and why taking sweet-swinging prep 2B Termarr Johnson could make a lot of sense for the Orioles at No. 1.
53 min
A switch-pitcher, a 6-foot-7 shortstop and Mad Max
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff recap the biggest names and top performers from the second annual MLB Draft Combine, including Termarr Johnson, switch-pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje, fireballer Jacob MIsiorowski and Alabama lefty Connor Prielipp, who took time out to join the podcast.
76 min
Driving the Draft Combine
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the 2022 Draft Combine on this week's edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. As many of the top Draft-eligible players gather in San Diego to meet with teams and show off their tools, the guys breakdown who’s there and how to watch.
62 min
Kumar's back! Is he better than before?
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff dig into the NCAA postseason, with a Draft focus, on this week's edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast.
57 min
Draft, NCAA Playoffs Intersect
The NCAA regional playoffs begin this weekend and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff put them in perspective with the upcoming Draft in the latest Pipeline Podcast.
63 min
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.
61 min
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.
41 min
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.
66 min
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.
56 min