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Twins prospect Eddie Rosario, starting two days after being called up from Triple-A Rochester, homered on the first pitch he saw from A's left-hander Scott Kazmir on Wednesday to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead. He became the first Twins player to homer on his first big league pitch and just the 29th player in Major League history to accomplish the feat.
The Yankees placed Gregorio Petit on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right hand on Wednesday ahead of their series finale against the Blue Jays, and they activated Jose Pirela in a corresponding roster move.
Jeff Samardzija officially dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension, as announced in the White Sox notes for Wednesday's game with the Tigers, meaning the right-hander will begin serving his penalty.
On a sunny afternoon at AT&T Park, catcher Austin Hedges wore the brightest smile, as he got his first big league hit -- an RBI single in the third inning -- and deftly handled Kennedy and two relievers as the Padres rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Giants in the prospect's first Major League start.
Joe Wieland's tryout set off the Miller Park fireworks machine. After four batters, the Brewers had four runs on two-run homers by Scooter Gennett and Adam Lind. Wieland regrouped after the five-run, 38-pitch first inning, but even an offense that leads MLB in home runs couldn't overcome that.
Scouts rated Allen (Texas) High infielder Kyler Murray as having one of the highest upsides in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. But in a tweet Wednesday morning, he confirmed what most of them suspected: The lure of playing quarterback at Texas A&M was too strong to get him to turn pro in baseball at this point.
John Lamb pitched six strong innings, leading Omaha to a second straight win vs. Round Rock. The lefty kept the Express scoreless after a solo homer in the first, scattering five hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
A year ago, catcher Alex Jackson was taken early in the first round of the Draft by the Mariners. This year, Chris Betts, another Southern California high school backstop, is likely to be selected early. The left-handed hitting prospect is currently No. 21 on MLB.com's Draft Top 100 list.
Rockies No. 8 prospect Tom Murphy had not hit a home run in 16 games before Tuesday night's tilt. But the catcher launched two bombs in Connecticut, including a walk-off blast
Carlos Perez's first Major League game went better than anyone could've imagined. With a sharp single in his first at-bat and a walk-off home run in his last, the 24-year-old catcher gave the Angels a 5-4 win over the Mariners that snapped a four-game losing streak.
Rays No. 5 prospect Casey Gillaspie has been tearing up Minor League pitchers lately. Tuesday night was an especially powerful 2-for-4 performance, which included two home runs and four RBIs.
On a day when his son, Tate, was playing just a few miles west of Busch Stadium against Saint Louis University's baseball team, manager Mike Matheny reiterated his preference that the Cardinals not select the oldest of his five children in next month's First-Year Player Draft.
Kris Bryant is doing things no Cubs player has done before. He's the first Cubs player since at least 1914 to reach base safely five times in a game twice within his first 16 games.
While the Cardinals continued with their rolling auditions for a new fifth starter on Tuesday, a pair of lefties who could fit into that mix soon, Jaime Garcia and Marco Gonzales are making progress in their respective rehab programs.
Outfielder Eddie Rosario, who was officially recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Monday, was held out of the lineup on Tuesday, so his first career Major League start will have to wait.
Missouri State will have another first-round pick this June in Jon Harris, who might have more upside than any of the Bears pitchers that have come before him. He has a deeper repertoire than any of them, with one area scout saying that all four of Harris' pitches can grade as plus and do so often.
This year's Top 30 International Prospects list includes 20 players from the Dominican Republic, nine from Venezuela, and one from Panama. No. 1 on the list is 16-year-old, 260-pound slugger Jhailyn Ortiz, who is expected to command a $4 million bonus. He's followed by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Top prospects Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa came through for Chattanooga and Corpus Christi, respectively, with dramatic hits in the ninth inning to lift their teams to victory Monday night.
Jorge Soler did not start Monday. Double-A Tennessee infielder Dan Vogelbach and Class A South Bend right-handed pitcher Jeremy Null were named the Cubs' Minor League player and pitcher of the month for April, respectively.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Alex Guerrero has had a bit of a roller-coaster ride with the Dodgers since defecting from Cuba as a free agent in 2013.
The Atlanta Braves obtained an excellent multisport athlete when Jace Peterson was included in one of the many offseason moves made by the club. In mid-December, the San Diego Padres sent Peterson to the Braves along with pitcher Max Fried, third baseman Dustin Peterson and center fielder Mallex Smith for outfielder Justin Upton and pitcher Aaron Northcraft. It was a blockbuster trade that could help shape both clubs for years to come.
The Phillies are expected to get their top prospect back on the field Wednesday with the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers.
The Angels recalled catcher Carlos Perez from Triple-A Salt Lake and designated veteran backstop Drew Butera for assignment on Monday.
The Twins placed outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain on Monday, and they recalled fellow outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester.
Austin Hedges will get a chance to show he can hit at the Major League level after the Padres promoted the catching prospect.
Right-hander Logan Verrett was returned to the Mets from the Rangers on Monday after he was designated for assignment on April 24 and cleared waivers.
Noah Syndergaard threw a seven-inning shutout in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday, then came back five days later with seven more scoreless innings. His performance was the most impressive among prospects for the week of April 27-May 3.
Two of three leading candidates to go No. 1 overall to the D-backs on June 8 in the 2015 First-Years player Draft play shortstop, and It's conceivable that shortstops could be the first two overall picks and the first three position players selected.
What is the level of concern over closer Cody Allen's subpar start? When should we expect top prospect Francisco Lindor to get called up? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers Indians fans' questions.
Ever since he was one of the best catching prospects in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, people have been talking about Austin Hedges' defense. It still is calling card, and it will continue to be now that he's been called up to the big leagues by the Padres.
Austin Hedges, regarded as one of the top catching prospects in baseball, joined the Padres on Monday as they were preparing to open a series at AT&T Park against the Giants.
Ryan Butler hasn't been in the Padres' organization for a full year yet, though he is already moving fast. Not just through the system, but in terms of the velocity the 23-year-old right-hander offers to opposing hitters.
Omaha lost despite recording 14 hits to Colorado Springs' five. The Storm Chasers were 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to a career-best 16 games, going 2-for-4 plus an RBI. Merrifield's RBI followed a solo homer by Lane Adams in the second.
All nine starters had at least one hit as Omaha won the opener of an eight-game homestand. Whit Merrifield's single in the first moved his hitting streak to 18 games, which is the longest this year in professional baseball.
Omaha and Colorado Springs played to a 4-2 final for a second straight day, with the Storm Chasers coming out on top. Aaron Brooks had his best start of the year, fanning eight with no walks while allowing just one run over seven innings.
The Rockies purchased Ken Roberts' contract from Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, and designated righty reliever Jorge Rondon for assignment.
It's a good time to be an Astro, and that extends beyond the first-place big league squad to every corner of the organization. Outfielder Preston Tucker took home Player of the Month honors in Triple-A Fresno.
Ever since Blake Swihart was selected by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, he tried to envision what it would be like to throw on the gear and catch a game at Fenway Park. Saturday afternoon, a day after Ryan Hanigan suffered a broken bone in his right hand, Swihart got to find out. He batted ninth for the Red Sox in a rivalry showdown with the Yankees.
Omaha is 1-1 at Colorado Springs after a lopsided loss on Friday. Colorado native Luke Hochevar continued his rehab assignment, allowing seven runs. Four of his five outs were strikeouts.
Experiencing his first Major League start did not feel nearly as foreign to Mike Foltynewicz as stepping into the batter's box. But the highly regarded pitching prospect handled both challenges in a successful manner and gave the Braves more reason to be excited about the possibility that he will be a part of their starting rotation for many years to come.
Ryan Butler continued his impressive start to the Minor League season.
Already without Christian Vazquez for the season, the Red Sox suffered another substantial blow to their catching depth on Friday night when Ryan Hanigan suffered a fracture to the fifth metacarpal in his right hand. Blake Swihart, ranked as the No. 1 catching prospect by MLB.com, was recalled from Triple-A and is batting ninth on Saturday.
The Cardinals called up right-hander Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis before Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave Addison Russell Wednesday off so the 21-year-old infielder could catch his breath, sit back and watch the game. The message Maddon was trying to convey was that Russell belongs here. On Friday, Russell proved it.
Even with a walk-off win at the big league level, the Astros organization got some dour news Thursday night when touted third baseman Colin Moran suffered a non-displaced fracture in his jaw at Double-A Corpus Christi.
As they prepare to begin the second month of the season, the Yankees are keeping a close eye on Jose Pirela's progress on a Minor League rehabilitation assignment, as well as the advances of their rehabbing players at the team complex in Tampa, Fla.
Though only one of Tigers rookie Angel Nesbitt's eight Major League appearances have come in games that were closer than four runs, the goal is to get him to the point where he's an option for higher-leverage situations.
The Brewers on Friday were bracing for results of an MRI scan of No. 5 prospect Jake Gatewood's right knee, which he appeared to seriously injure while playing shortstop for Class A Wisconsin on Wednesday.
Dodgers No. 1 prospect Corey Seager played his final game at Double-A Tulsa on Thursday night, and he went out on a high note. The No. 7 overall prospect belted a 404-foot home run -- his fifth of the year -- before being lifted from the contest in the fourth inning, promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.
Nationals left-hander Sammy Solis made his Major League debut during Thursday's 8-2 victory over the Mets. Solis, the Nationals' No. 28 prospect, pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out a batter -- Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson.