Jonathan Mayo is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been a reporter for MLB.com since 1999.
|With the calendar moving quickly to the end of August, that means the completion of Minor League seasons is quickly arriving. That also means September callups will be trickling in. Rosters expand as of September 1, and the floodgates might open once most Minor League regular seasons end. Until that time, here's a selection of your questions to keep you entertained.
More» Sean Newcomb, LHP, Angels|
|The Houston Astros might be the feel-good surprise story in the big leagues, but let's not forget much of that has been built from within, taking advantage of one of the best farm systems in baseball.
|Jonathan Mayo responds to fans' questions about the 2015 Draft, Brett Phillips, the potential for Tim Anderson at shortstop and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
More» Demi Orimoloye, OF, Brewers|
|The Major League Baseball Draft was conducted just two months ago, but thanks in part to a mid-July signing deadline, all of those who signed have largely gotten to go out and see what it's like to play the game at the professional level.
More» Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox|
|Outfielder Lewis Brinson just got to Double-A not long ago, but he's hit the ground running, and is swinging as hot a bat as anyone. He's also turned the first three-peat in Prospect Team of the Week history, making him the leader of this week's squad, based on performances From Aug. 3-9.
|A lot of talent for the 2016 Draft class got a chance to show what it can do in front of hundreds of scouts. After talking to several of those scouts, here's a look at the high schoolers who stood out the most over the course of the East Coast Pro Showcase.
More»2016 Draft prospects from the East Coast Pro Showcase|
|The year of the prospect continues with three potential front-line starters -- the Rockies' Jon Gray, the Red Sox's Henry Owens and the Yankees' Luis Severino -- making their debuts in the span of 24 hours.
More» Rockies TV on Jon Gray's Major League debut|
|There were many moving parts to the three-team, 13-player (and a Draft pick) deal involving the Dodgers, Braves and Marlins, announced officially on Thursday afternoon.
More»Braves land Olivera in 13-player, three-team trade|
|At first glance, it would appear that the Tigers received more for David Price than the Royals did for Johnny Cueto, although not by much.
More» Norris strands two by getting out Raburn|
|It has been a season of change in the prospect world. The sheer number of elite-level prospects who have gone on to bigger and better things at the Major League level may seem astounding. But one thing hasn't changed: Byron Buxton is still our No. 1 prospect.
More»Mayo on Top 100 prospects re-rankings|
|Over the years, the Colorado Rockies have, at times, struggled to find pitching. On Monday night, by trading Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Rockies added three top-prospect-type arms in their continued attempt to develop pitching from within. How long Jose Reyes is a member of the Rockies appears up in the air, so let's focus on the young pitchers who are a part of the franchise's future.
More»Tulowitzki heading to the Blue Jays|
|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» Cody Reed, LHP, Reds|
|Mets fans have been clamoring for the team to call up prospect Michael Conforto to help out a lagging offense. It's unfortunate that the wish came to fruition on Friday because of an injury to Michael Cuddyer, but the Mets' first-round Draft pick from 2014 is on his way to New York.
More»Jim Duquette on Mets calling up Michael Conforto|
|The Astros and Pirates, who have two of the better farm systems in baseball, are among the contenders best situated to make trades involving prospects to bring big league help into the fold. What about other postseason hopefuls?
More»Mayo on A's acquiring prospects in Kazmir deal|
|The San Francisco Giants are red-hot at the big league level, winners of six in a row, bringing them closer to the Dodgers in the National League West. Evidently, there's some trickle-down effect.
|For the second straight year, there was some drama involving the No. 1 pick in the Draft on signing deadline day. This time, however, the team that took him got its man, as the D-backs agreed to a $6.5 million deal with Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson.
More»Top pick Dansby Swanson on signing with D-backs|
|When the Philadelphia Phillies took Aaron Nola with the seventh pick of the 2014 Draft, they were hopeful he'd be the type of college starting pitcher who made it quickly to the Major Leagues. The right-hander, who is ranked No. 28 on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list, is poised to make his debut in Philadelphia vs. the Rays on Tuesday, so it turns out they were right.
More» Nola pitches three scoreless in spring debut|
|The second half of the Major League season kicks off on Friday and while it's probably safe to already call 2015 the "Year of the Prospect," there are still many more guys in the Minor Leaguers who could potentially get called up
More»Prospects who could make an impact in the second half|
|Jonathan Mayo answers questions about Houston's No. 10 prospect A.J. Reed, the Phillies' system, top Draft pick Dansby Swanson and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox.
More» A.J. Reed, 1B, Astros|
|From offensive firepower to stellar defense, from solid pitching to outstanding speed, this year's Futures Game is one for the record books. Here's a look at the top 10 moments from the game.
More»U.S. wins sixth straight Futures game, 10-1|