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Former Padres pitcher Andy Ashby, who won 70 games over eight seasons with the team, will represent the franchise during Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft next month.
Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer's baseball history is a fascinating story of outstanding pitching highlights, unconventional training techniques, personal conviction, endless commentary and differing opinions.
Austin Wilson, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Stanford junior and likely first-round pick, will find out what his next step will be at the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, to be held June 6-8.
A star-studded cast of accomplished baseball legends will be on hand for the first day of the First-Year Player Draft on June 6, as the league welcomes its next crop of top prospects.
There is some serious talent among the outfielders available in next month's First-Year Player Draft, with perhaps as many as seven, from both high schools and colleges, who are candidates to go in the first round. But some have a long way to go in their development.
A's top prospect Addison Russell struggled at the start of the 2013 season, but he has recently turned the corner offensively at Class A Advanced Stockton.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley right-hander Adam Morgan had been scheduled to pitch Tuesday, but the Phillies said he has been scratched because of a shoulder issue. The club offered no further details. Morgan is considered one of the organization's top prospects, but is 1-4 with a 4.97 ERA in eight starts.
Jurickson Profar, MLB.com's top-rated prospect, was in the Rangers lineup at second base on Monday, one day after being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
It took a while, 50 games to be exact, but the Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman are both extremely happy the former first-round Draft pick is back pitching again.
Slowly but surely, things have begun to turn around under the guidance of general manager Neal Huntington, and the Pirates' farm system is now ranked seventh in baseball.
Heading into the spring, college pitching seemed to be a big strength in this year's Draft, and while any one of five hurlers could reasonably be taken in the top 10 picks, there have been more question marks surrounding the pitchers after Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray.
Braden Shipley had no business being a top prospect in next month's First-Year Player Draft, left alone being a potential top-10 pick. After all, the 21-year-old right-hander didn't pitch until his junior year of high school and he started his college career at Nevada as a shortstop. Yet here he is, one of the top college pitchers in the country.
With emerging stars such as Jurickson Profar, Andrelton Simmons and Didi Gregorius calling Curacao home, the small island in the Caribbean Sea is quickly becoming the newest baseball hotbed.
Jurickson Profar, baseball's top prospect, is back in the big leagues. On Sunday, the Rangers placed Ian Kinsler, their leadoff man and most consistent hitter, on the disabled list retroactive to Friday with a strained rib muscle in his right side and recalled Profar, MLB.com's No. 1 overall prospect.
Astros owner Jim Crane and general manager Jeff Luhnow attended Saturday's and Sunday's games against the Pirates at PNC Park in a surprise trip that came about after both men scouted the University of North Carolina's game against Virginia in Chapel Hill, N.C., earlier Saturday.
Jake Odorizzi joined the Rays on Sunday as the guy the Rays have tabbed to try and fill injured David Price's shoes, and the plan is to wait until the end of Sunday's game to activate the young right-hander.
Astros top prospect Jonathan Singleton, who is nearing the end of his 50-game suspension after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse -- his second positive test -- will begin his season sometime next week at Class A Quad Cities before moving to Triple-A Oklahoma City, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Sunday.
In speaking with the media on Sunday, Ross Atkins raved about shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor.
Royals Minor League report: May 18
Jake Odorizzi will be called up from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, and he has been announced as the starter for the Rays' Monday afternoon contest in Toronto.
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