Jim Callis is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been covering the Draft and prospects since 1988.
|Brady Aiken, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 Draft, has yet to announce where he'll pitch this spring after not signing with the Astros. Unless he attends a four-year college -- an unlikely scenario -- he'll be eligible again in '15. But when and where he'll pitch before that remains to be seen.
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|Though only one catcher (Blake Swihart of the Red Sox) fits in the top 40 spots on MLBPipeline.com's upcoming 2015 Top 100 Prospects list, talent behind the plate actually runs deep. The Minors are teeming with backstops who have the tools to contribute offensively and defensively in the big leagues in the near future.
|Astros prospect Carlos Correa looks like he can't miss. He has all of the makings of a superstar shortstop, and the worst-case scenario appears to be an All-Star third baseman. The next step on his pathway to greatness will be a batting title in what should be his final full season in the Minor Leagues.
|MLB.com's Jim Callis answers questions about the game's best young players, including what a starting nine of top prospects would look like.
More»Mayo breaks down prospects with most to prove in 2015|
|Royals left-hander Sean Manaea led the Class A Advanced Carolina League with 146 strikeouts and placed eighth in the Minors with 10.8 whiffs per nine innings in 2014, his first season as a pro, and Jim Callis thinks he's the pick for the Minor League strikeout crown this season.
More»Mayo, Callis predict 2015 prospect strikeout leaders|
|Joey Gallo has displayed his jaw-dropping power in his Minor League career, leading the league in 2013 and coming in second last season. Jim Callis says he'll be back for more this year.
More»Who will lead the minors in home runs in 2015?|
|Jim Callis discusses the offensive abilities of Twins top prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, whether Cubs prospect Kyle Schwarber will stay as a catcher and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
More»Twins' Buxton ranked No. 1 prospect by MLB.com|
|Jim Callis answers' fans questions about Jeff Hoffman, Cuban players, Eddie Rosario and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox
More» Jeff Hoffman, RHP, Blue Jays|
|In addition to big league stars changing addresses during the Winter Meetings, a number of talented prospects also found new homes. Below is our ranking of the 10 best prospects who got swapped at the Winter Meetings, starting with one so coveted he got swapped twice: Andrew Heaney.
More»Callis on top prospects traded during Winter Meetings|
|Jim Callis gives scouting reports from the selections in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft, including top pick Oscar Hernandez.
More»Callis, Mayo recap the Rule 5 Draft|
|Mike Brito was honored Wednesday night at the Winter Meetings, when he was named International Scout of the Year at the 31st annual Scout of the Year banquet. Orrin Freeman (West Coast) of the Marlins, Tom Kotchman (East Coast) of the Red Sox and the late Paul Provas (Central) won Scout of the Year awards as well.
More»Red Sox, Marlins and Dodgers scouts are honored|
|Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago, this time to the White Sox, in a deal that also featured five young players. Oakland acquired infielder Marcus Semien, catcher Josh Phegley, right-hander Chris Bassitt and first baseman Rangel Ravelo in exchange for Samardzija and righty Michael Ynoa.
More»Callis, Mayo break down players acquired by the A's|
|MLB.com's Jim Callis believes high school shortstop Brendan Rodgers should be the No. 1 pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.
More»Who will be the first pick in the 2015 Draft?|
|Our First-Year Player Draft experts, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, take their first crack at projecting how the top 10 selections in 2015 will unfold.
More» Brendan Rodgers, HS Shortstop|
|Jim Callis answers fans' questions about the Rays' Nick Franklin, the Jays' Miguel Castro and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
More» Franklin fields grounder, throws out Ramirez|
|MLB.com's Jim Callis believes Red Sox outfielder Henry Ramos and and Marlins left-hander Jarlin Garcia are the best Rule 5-eligible players not added to 40-man rosters.
More»Callis, Mayo on best prospects in 2014 Rule 5 Draft|
|The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.
More» Buxton exits game after injuring finger|
|Cuban defector Rusney Castillo of the Red Sox and Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard are projected to make big-time Major League contributions in 2015 that could land them Rookie of the Year Award hardware.
More»Mayo, Callis on 2015 ROY candidates|
|The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.
More» Greg Bird joins booth after winning MVP|
|Just like they did on the final day of the World Series, Royals players featured prominently at the end of the Arizona Fall League. All seven Kansas City prospects on the Peoria Javelinas roster got into today's 14-7 championship win by the Salt River Rafters.
More» Dozier drills a solo shot deep to left|