Jonathan Mayo is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been a reporter for MLB.com since 1999.
|As the 2016 Draft approached, high school outfielder Brandon Marsh's name definitely had some helium, his stock rising as the calendar flipped to June. He ended up going to the Angels in the second round, No. 60 overall. But they've had to wait until now to really get a look at him on the field as an Angel.
More» Brandon Marsh, OF, Angels|
|Jonathan Mayo reports on the Twins' instructional league, from 2016 draftees Akil Baddoo and Ben Rortvedt, to international signee Wander Javier.
More» Ben Rortvedt, C, Twins|
|The Braves instructional league camp officially began last Monday, but there was a group of young players who were deservedly given a few extra days to report to Orlando. That core of young pitchers join international signee Kevin Maitan and more.
More» Kolby Allard, LHP, Braves|
|If you wanted to know what two-thirds of the Phillies outfield might look like come 2019, you needed to head to the Gulf Coast League this summer. If you missed out, the dynamic duo of Mickey Moniak and Jhailyn Ortiz are continuing to get work together during instructional league play.
More» Mickey Moniak, OF, Phillies|
|Jonathan Mayo looks at players who could raise their stocks next year, the Rome Braves' impressive pitching staff and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
More» Franklyn Kilome, RHP, Phillies|
|The D-backs would likely say they could always use more talent behind the plate, but taking a look at their instructional league roster, they do seem to have a bit of an embarrassment of riches at the lower levels of the Minors.
More» D-backs draft C Andrew Yerzy No. 52|
|Jonathan Mayo reports on the Reds' instructional league, which features a pair of big international signings, 2016 draftees and more.
More» Alfredo Rodriguez, SS, Reds|
|After the completion of the 2016 Minor League regular season comes a flurry of prospect awards. There are many players who didn't receive any accolades. That doesn't mean they don't deserve plaudits for a successful 2016 campaign. The five hitters and five pitchers listed below all raised their stocks considerably this year, with many making huge leaps onto and/or up the Top 100 prospects list.
More»Jim Callis on prospects whose stock rose in 2016|
|All players struggle at some point in their careers. It's how they get out of those tough times that can truly make a player. That's especially true for young prospects trying to make their way to the big leagues. Talk to most big leaguers and they'll point to a time that they slumped while coming up as a period of important growth and learning. This 2016 season has been no different.
More»Mayo on prospects with the best second halves in 2016|
|Jonathan Mayo answers questions about the Astros' Derek Fisher starting in the outfield next season, the value of performances at Rookie ball, and the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger.
More» Derek Fisher, OF, Astros|
|It may not have gone exactly the way Tyler Glasnow envisioned in the big leagues, but this much is certain: The Pirates right-hander was the most dominant pitcher in the Minor Leagues in 2016, making him MLB Pipeline.com's choice for Pitcher of the Year.
More»Tyler Glasnow is the MLB Pipeline Pitcher of the Year|
|The 2016 Minor League regular season has come to a close. For most prospects, that means competitive play has ended. For a small number, the season isn't quite over just yet. Jonathan Mayo selects the top 10 prospects hoping to win a Minor League ring.
More»Mayo discusses top prospects in Minor League playoffs|
|The Arizona Fall League annually provides a place to see the best prospects in baseball all playing in the same place. This season, the league's 25th, which begins on Oct. 11 and runs through the championship game on Nov. 19, is once again pulling out all the stops.
More»Callis on who to watch in 2016 Arizona Fall League|
|MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
More»Mayo discusses the prospects of the week|
|We took a look at the most recent Draft class and who looked like they could follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned quick-to-the-big-leagues prospects. Here's a list of three pitchers and three hitters who could make Major League contributions sooner rather than later.
More»Mayo joins MLB Central to discuss prospects|
|Last year was deemed by many to be the "Year of the Prospect," and for good reason, with elite talent like Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor and Noah Syndergaard not just making it to the big leagues, but excelling. Believe it or not, there is more to come. Here's a list of the top 10 prospects, some of whom have been up previously, who could get called up -- call it part probability, part wish-list -- when Major League rosters expand on Sept. 1.
More»Mayo shares his top September callup picks|
|Jonathan Mayo discusses which Yankees prospect he sees as a future superstar, Bradley Zimmer vs. Kyle Tucker, the Braves' Austin Riley and more.
More» Blake Rutherford, OF, Yankees|
|Away from the spotlight, in the virtual anonymity that the rookie-level Gulf Coast League provides, the top left-handed pitching prospect in baseball took his first steps forward in his pro career.
More» Jason Groome, LHP, Red Sox|
|Here are MLBPipeline.com's updated rankings of the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. They're based solely on expected 2016 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to our Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.
More»Zinkie on fantasy stash options like Renfroe, Bell|
|When the Braves made the trade to acquire Dansby Swanson from the D-backs, the hope was that he'd eventually be the everyday shortstop in Atlanta. With the trade of Erick Aybar to the Tigers on Tuesday, Braves fans will get the chance to see what that looks like for the rest of the 2016 season.
More»Mayo discusses Swanson being called up by the Braves|