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Prospects Archive

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  • 09/03/2015 | Changeup stands out for Davies during debut

    As 22-year-old Zach Davies threw changeup after changeup at the Pirates on Wednesday, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy saw shades of a similar pitcher from the team's recent past.

  • 09/03/2015 | Martes rebounds in second Double-A start

    It has been quite the full-season debut for Francis Martes. The Astros' No. 7 prospect dominated in his second Double-A start on Wednesday, striking out nine batters in six scoreless innings as Corpus Christi defeated Frisco, 5-0.

  • 09/02/2015 | Twins won't call up pitching prospect Berrios

    Top pitching prospect Jose Berrios will not be called up to the Majors as a September callup, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Wednesday.

  • 09/03/2015 | Cuthbert belts 1st MLB homer in huge game

    Royals rookie Cheslor Cuthbert drove a two-run homer into the left-field corner, part of his four-RBI Wednesday night in the Royals' 12-1 win over the Tigers.

  • 09/02/2015 | Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 24-30

    Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 24-30

  • 09/02/2015 | Refsnyder gaining confidence at second

    Rob Refsnyder seemed to be caught off guard by how brief his first big league callup was this summer, but the Yankees prospect said he set his mind toward making the most of that extra development time, which he hopes will pay dividends at second base.

  • 09/02/2015 | 10 prospects to watch in Arizona Fall League

    The outstanding aspects of the AFL is the blending of prospects from five separate teams to form one Arizona Fall League club. The mix provides an opportunity for players to get to know one another, learn from each other and spend the fall in fellowship with players from various organizations.

  • 09/02/2015 | Lazo first of Marlins' September callups

    The Marlins used their first September callup to add bullpen depth. Left-hander Raudel Lazo, an international signing out of Cuba in 2011, had his contract selected from Double-A Jacksonville on Wednesday.

  • 09/02/2015 | Voth, Skole among 10 top prospect performers Tuesday

    A pair of Nationals prospects stole the show Tuesday night as Austin Voth dominated on the mound for Double-A Harrisburg while Matt Skole paced Triple-A Syracuse's offense with two home runs.

  • 09/02/2015 | Dull delivers as moment arrives

    His flowing blonde locks tucked neatly inside his cap, Ryan Dull made his way to the mound for the A's in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 6-2 loss to the Angels, quietly working his way around a one-out base hit for a scoreless big league debut.

  • 09/01/2015 | Manaea highlights A's AFL contingent

    The A's will be sending six of their prospects to the Arizona Fall League, including lefty Sean Manaea and infielders Matt Chapman and Chad Pinder.

  • 09/02/2015 | Nicolino's increased maturity evident with every start

    The Marlins' 23-year-old left-hander Justin Nicolino showed his feel for pitching on Tuesday night, tossing seven shutout innings in the Marlins' 7-1 win over the Braves at Turner Field.

  • 09/02/2015 | Turnbull strikes out a career-high 12 for Whitecaps

    The season may be winding down, but Spencer Turnbull is just getting going. The Tigers' No. 5 prospect turned in his best start as a professional Tuesday, striking out a career-high 12 batters over 6 2/3 scoreless innings as Class A West Michigan defeated Great Lakes.

  • 09/02/2015 | Nationals to send six prospects to AFL

    Nationals pitchers Dakota Bacus, Nick Lee, John Simms, catcher Spencer Kieboom, infielder Wilmer Difo and third baseman Drew Ward will play for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League. The team will be managed by Tripp Keister, who managed Class A Potomac.

  • 09/01/2015 | A's roster gets some much-needed depth

    The A's Tuesday starter, Cody Martin, was joined by fellow right-handers Dan Otero, R.J. Alvarez, Arnold Leon and Ryan Dull, outfielder Jason Pridie, catcher Carson Blair and the ultra-versatile Tyler Ladendorf on the roster ahead of the club's game against the Angels.

  • 09/01/2015 | Arroyo leads Giants headed to Arizona Fall League

    Infielder Christian Arroyo, the Giants' No. 1 Draft selection in 2013, highlights the seven-player contingent of Giants farmhands that will attempt to sharpen its skills by performing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.

  • 09/01/2015 | Prospects Meadows, McGuire headed to AFL

    Outfielder Austin Meadows and catcher Reese McGuire, the Pirates' two first-round choices in the 2013 Draft, headline seven Buccos prospects selected to participate in the 2015 Arizona Fall League season.

  • 09/01/2015 | Nationals call up catching prospect Severino

    The Nationals added to their Major League roster by selecting the contract of catcher Pedro Severino from Double-A Harrisburg and recalling left-hander Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. The team also activated Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list.

  • 09/01/2015 | Farmer among Dodgers headed to AFL

    Four Dodgers farmhands on Tuesday were named to the roster of the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. In addition, the club has four pitching slots on the roster still to be named.

  • 09/01/2015 | No. 7 prospect Johnson among Cubs in AFL

    The Cubs will have eight players take part in the Arizona Fall League, including three top 20 prospects, according to -- pitchers Corey Black and Pierce Johnson and highly-regarded catcher Willson Contreras.

  • 09/01/2015 | Phillips among 7 Brewers headed to AFL

    Three of the four prospects acquired in a trade with the Astros in July will represent the Brewers in the prestigious Arizona Fall League, including Brett Phillips, a center fielder ranked No. 2 on's list of Milwaukee's top prospects.

  • 09/01/2015 | Walker among prospects headed to AFL

    Adam Brett Walker headlines the list of seven Twins prospects headed to Scottsdale, Ariz., to play in the Arizona Fall League this October.

  • 09/01/2015 | Gillaspie, Robertson lead Rays' AFL contingent

    Arizona Fall League rosters were announced on Tuesday, and six players from the Rays' organization will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox.

  • 09/01/2015 | Tellez leads Blue Jays' picks for Fall ball

    A group of Toronto's top prospects will have an opportunity to compete in the Arizona Fall League when play gets underway next month.

  • 09/01/2015 | Reyes among 8 Cardinals selected for AFL

    The Cardinals assigned eight players, including top pitching prospect Alex Reyes, to the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday.

  • 09/01/2015 | Sanchez headlines prospects for AFL

    Catcher Gary Sanchez, who is rated the Yankees' No. 7 prospect by, has been named as one of the organization's participants in the Arizona Fall League.

  • 09/01/2015 | Cardinals call up Gonzales, Harris, Stanley

    The Cardinals called up left-hander Marco Gonzales, right-hander Mitch Harris and catcher Cody Stanley from Triple-A Memphis as rosters expanded Tuesday -- and all made their presence felt immediately in the Cardinals' 8-5 walk-off win over the Nationals later that night.

  • 09/01/2015 | Five O's prospects commit to AFL; two more possible

    At least five Orioles Minor Leaguers will play for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League: pitchers Jon Keller and Donnie Hart, catcher Chance Sisco, infielder Adrian Marin and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski.

  • 09/02/2015 | Almonte betrayed by fastball in tough debut

    Royals rookie right-hander Miguel Almonte made his Major League debut in the seventh inning against the Tigers on Tuesday night and he promptly gave up a single and a two-run homer to Ian Kinsler -- two pivotal runs in a 6-5 loss.

  • 09/01/2015 | Pirates call up 6, including Snider and Diaz

    The Pirates dipped into their very recent past -- Travis Snider was back in his familiar Black & Gold No. 23 -- and glimpsed the future -- meteoric catching prospect Elias Diaz wore the widest smile in Miller Park's visitors' clubhouse -- as Minor League callups joined manager Clint Hurdle's arsenal Tuesday.

  • 09/01/2015 | Hawkins headlines Arizona Fall League contingent

    Courtney Hawkins, the White Sox No. 9 prospect, per, and 13th pick in the 2012 Draft, sits at the top of the list of the organization's Arizona Fall League representatives announced on Tuesday.

  • 09/01/2015 | Tribe's top 2 prospects picked for Fall League

    Eight Indians prospects will suit up in this year's edition of the Arizona Fall League. Four position players and four pitchers were selected to the Scottsdale Scorpions' roster released Tuesday.

  • 09/01/2015 | Prospect Travieso among Reds headed to AFL

    Two of the Reds' top 10 prospects according to were among those selected to play in the Arizona Fall League for the Peoria Javelinas after the season.

  • 09/01/2015 | Travis among prospects heading to AFL

    Six Red Sox prospects will represent the organization in the 2015 Arizona Fall League as members of the Scottsdale Scorpions.

  • 09/01/2015 | Sims among Braves prospects headed to Fall League

    Now that Lucas Sims has made the successful jump to the Double-A level, the Braves right-hander will have a chance to compete against some of baseball's other top prospects during this year's Arizona Fall League.

  • 09/01/2015 | Jones among Tigers' prospects to play in AFL

    JaCoby Jones will take his breakout prospect status with the Tigers and put it to the test against some of the top young players in the game in the Arizona Fall League.

  • 09/01/2015 | Williams among Marlins headed to Arizona Fall League

    When the Minor League season ends in about a week, five Marlins Minor Leaguers will start preparing for a new beginning in October. Arizona Fall League rosters were announced on Tuesday, and some of organizations top young talent has been selected to play for the Mesa Solar Sox.

  • 09/01/2015 | D-backs to be well represented in AFL

    The D-backs will send eight players to the Arizona Fall League this year to play for the Salt River Rafters. Pitchers Daniel Gibson, Keith Hessler, Yoan Lopez and Adam Miller were chosen by the organization to join catcher Oscar Hernandez, shortstop Jack Reinheimer and outfielders Daniel Palka and Gabriel Guerrero. Lopez, ranked by as the organization's No. 5 prospect, leads the pack.

  • 09/01/2015 | Mets sending three players to Arizona Fall League

    The Mets will send three prospects to the Arizona Fall League once the Minor League seasons end: infielder Jeff McNeil, right-hander Beck Wheeler and right-hander Ricky Jannis.

  • 09/01/2015 | Top prospect Crawford headed to Arizona Fall League

    One of the best prospects to come through the Phillies' system in over a decade will be joining six other Phillies' Minor Leaguers in the Arizona Fall League. Double-A Reading shortstop J.P. Crawford will play for the Glendale Desert Dogs. Crawford is the No. 5 prospect in baseball, according to MLBPipeline. He is the No. 1 prospect in the organization.

  • 09/01/2015 | Murphy among Rox prospects headed for AFL

    Catcher Tom Murphy, the Rockies' third-round pick in the 2012 Draft and the No. 12 prospect in the organization, will headline the crop of Colorado farmhands heading to the Arizona Fall League in Scottsdale, Ariz., this offseason.

  • 09/01/2015 | Mahle highlights Halos' AFL contingent

    The Angels will be sending eight of their prospects to the Arizona Fall League this year, a list that includes pitchers Alan Busenitz, Harrison Cooney, Ryan Etsell and Greg Mahle, catcher Stephen McGee, first baseman Eric Aguilera, and outfielders Caleb Adams and Chad Hinshaw.

  • 09/01/2015 | Reed leading eight Astros slated for AFL

    A.J. Reed will be playing baseball in October, but not with the Astros.

  • 09/01/2015 | Paxton among 7 Mariners to play in Fall League

    Left-hander James Paxton, who has missed much of the season with a strained middle finger on his throwing hand, was one of seven Mariners selected to play in the Arizona Fall League this offseason.

  • 09/01/2015 | Ramirez, Zych among Mariners' callups

    Right-handed relievers Jose Ramirez and Tony Zych, infielder Shawn O'Malley and outfielder Stefen Romero were called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday as the Mariners took advantage of rosters expanding to begin their September callups.

  • 09/01/2015 | Drury's audition gives D-backs a good problem

    How the final four weeks of the regular season play out could go a long way toward determining how the D-backs' infield looks heading into 2016. The first wave of September callups began on Tuesday with right-handers Matt Stites and Enrique Burgos being recalled to bolster the bullpen. The team also brought up infielder Brandon Drury, who made his Major League debut in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader at Coors Field and has the most to gain from the audition.

  • 09/01/2015 | Johnson among first four White Sox callups

    The White Sox recalled right-handed pitcher Erik Johnson, catcher Rob Brantly and infielder Leury Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte and right-hander Frankie Montas from Double-A Birmingham as rosters were expanded on Tuesday.

  • 09/01/2015 | Patience needed as Olivera tries to maximize potential

    Instead of rushing their new prized possession to the Major League level, the Braves allowed Hector Olivera to spend all of August recovering from a hamstring strain and indoctrinating himself to professional baseball in the United States.

  • 09/01/2015 | Fall League rosters packed with elite prospects

    Philadelphia's J.P. Crawford, St. Louis' Alex Reyes and Pittsburgh's Austin Meadows are among nine Top 100 Prospects on the preliminary 2015 rosters released by the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday.

  • 09/01/2015 | Twins call up 5, including Santana and Vargas

    The Twins have recalled infielder Danny Santana, first baseman Kennys Vargas and right-handed pitchers A.J. Achter and Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester. Minnesota also selected the contract of catcher Eric Fryer.

  • 09/01/2015 | Pompey has potential to be a five-tool player

    Athletic and talented, Dalton Pompey has progressed through the Blue Jays' system with increasing confidence, improved skills and a composite batting average of .283 in parts of six Minor League seasons. He was called up Tuesday as rosters expanded.

  • 09/01/2015 | Pompey, Kawasaki among Blue Jays' callups

    Toronto recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki, outfielder Dalton Pompey, left-hander Aaron Loup and right-hander Ryan Tepera, and it selected the contract of lefty Jeff Francis to help aid the club for the final month.

  • 09/01/2015 | Davies joins Brewers, will debut Wednesday

    As rosters expanded on Tuesday, the Brewers promoted right-hander Zach Davies from Triple-A Colorado Springs and slated him to start on Wednesday against the Pirates at Miller Park. It will be the Major League debut of Davies, a 22-year-old command specialist acquired in a July 31 trade with the Orioles for Gerardo Parra.