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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors,…

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    Hot Stove: Prospect trades, Draft picks lost & gained

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 51:25

    As the offseason action begins to percolate, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the prospects involved in the deals that sent Adam Frazier from San Diego to Seattle and Jacob Stallings from Pittsburgh to Miami, and they look at which teams have lost and gained Draft picks due to free-agent signings. They also review their ranking of the Top 25 prospects in this year's Arizona Fall League as well as some of the circuit's biggest breakouts. The trio wrap up by answering a question about Red Sox slugger Triston Casas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pipeline Podcast: That's a wrap on the AFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 78:32

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff tie a bow on the 2021 Arizona Fall League by breaking down the championship game and taking a closer look at this year's award winners, including MVP Nelson Velazquez of the Cubs and Pitcher of the Year Owen White of the Rangers. Jim interviews Reds area scout Sean Buckley, who signed NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India and the guys look at some off-the-radar 40-man roster additions before dipping into the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Fall Stars Come Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 82:34

    Description: The latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast focuses on the recently completed Fall Stars Game, which showcases the Arizona Fall League's top prospects and performers. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss all of the game's standouts, including Marlins outfielder JJ Bleday, Giants outfielder Hunter Bishop and Rangers right-hander Owen White. Jonathan sits down with another Fall Star, Reds infielder Ivan Johnson and the guys also discuss the 2021 and 2022 Rookie of the Year races and some upcoming 40-man roster decisions before answering a question from the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2021 Fall Stars Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 62:06

    On the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff focus on the highlight of the Arizona Fall League season, the annual Fall Stars Game. Sticking with the Fall League, they discuss the latest players of the week (White Sox infielder Yolbert Sanchez and Pirates right-hander Roansy Contreras) and interview Pirates second baseman Nick Gonzales. They also break down the correlation between top-rated farm systems and World Series champions and dip into the mailbag for a question about another Arizona Fall League star, Cleveland infielder Jose Tena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Arizona Fall League excellence

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 64:46

    On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about some standout performances from the Fall League, including Top 100 prospect JJ Bleday. Jim interviewed this week's AFL Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, Cubs prospects Nelson Velazquez and Caleb Kilian. After taking a look at prospects playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, the trio hit the mailbag hard with several fans' questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A (Fall) Classic Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 68:17

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the World Series through a Pipeline lens, looking at how the Braves and Astros built their rosters through the Draft, trades and free agency. Then they turn their sights to the Arizona Fall League, as Jim interviewed red-hot Red Sox prospect Jeter Downs and they break down players of the week Austin Wells of the Yankees and the Reds' James Marinan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All things Arizona Fall League & Lars Nootbaar interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 70:16

    With the Arizona Fall League underway, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about some of the early standouts, including the Mets' Brett Baty, Cardinals' Zach Thompson, Phillies' Bryson Stott, Nationals' Cole Henry and Rangers' Justin Foscue and Owen White. The Fall League's Week 1 home run leader joins the show, as Cardinals rookie outfielder Lars Nootbaar talks to Sam Dykstra. And Jim, Jonathan and Jason look back at some of their all-time favorite Fall League memories. Plus they discuss the Minor League housing situation and answer a couple of questions from the Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    It's all about Tork!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 60:32

    Tigers top prospect Spencer Torkelson, one of the best hitting prospects in all of baseball, joins this week's Pipeline Podcast to talk about his big first season of pro ball and his excitement about returning to Arizona, where he's participating in the Fall League. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff also discuss sleeper prospects in the AFL as well as their All-Rookie Team and some top rookie performers in the postseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Packed Pipeline Podcast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 71:28

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff have a lot to discuss in the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, starting with the loaded rosters in the Arizona Fall League, which is set to kick off on Oct. 13. Then they dive into the postseason, breaking down the different ways in which the playoff teams built their rosters and identifying rookies who could make names for themselves on baseball's biggest stage. After that, they discuss the anger-inducing Rookie Prospect Rankings and long-term rookie valuations, plus take a mailbag question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Prospect Team of the Year | Best debuts by 2021 draftees

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 62:41

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff make their picks for the 2021 MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Year, led by Yankees' Anthony Volpe, Kansas City's Bobby Witt Jr. and M.J. Melendez and Orioles right-hander Grayson Rodriguez. Then the guys look at the 2021 Draft picks who had the most impressive professional debuts this season and they answer a listener's question about Twins breakout prospect Jose Miranda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Prospects in the MiLB postseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 62:21

    As the Minor League playoffs get underway, Jonathan Mayo, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff look at the 14 Top 100 prospects who are part of the postseason action and they rank each of the nine series based on prospect talent. They also discuss the impressive big-league debut of Rays right-hander Shane Baz, and Sam and Jonathan break down the newest addition to the Top 100 Prospects list, Mariners 2021 first-rounder Harry Ford. And they wrap up by answering a couple of questions in the Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Grayson Rodriguez is in the house!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 54:45

    Not only do Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo talk about Grayson Rodriguez as one of the top prospects who could compete in the Minor League playoffs AND discuss him as one of the hottest pitchers down the stretch of the 2021 season, but the Orioles' future star join the duo to talk about his 2021 season, the jump to Double-A, playing with Adley Rutschman and how much he's grown to love Old Bay on his food. Sam and Jonathan also break down the Phillies' Bryson Stott, the newest member of the Top 100, and take your questions in the Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Looking ahead to the 2022 Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 63:52

    Fresh off their Top 20 lists of the top high school and college players in the Draft Class of 2022, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the strengths of each group, led by Termarr Johnson at Mays High School in Georgia and Brooks Lee at Cal Poly. And when the Draft is involved, Jim and Jonathan must hold their own version, each picking 10 players from the class. The rest of this week's episode turned to Minor League prospects, from the hottest hitters in the Minors to a new addition to the Top 100 list, before finishing things off with the Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    International affairs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 68:17

    Jesse Sanchez joins Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff to discuss the new Top 50 International Prospects list, led by 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Roderick Arias, who is expected to sign with the Yankees. Jim, Jonathan and Jason also discuss the recent farm system rankings and the strong correlation between being at the top of that list and subsequent success at the big league level. They then spotlight the three newest additions to the Top 100 Prospects list and wrap up by answering a question from the mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    New farm system rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 58:41

    Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff break down MLB Pipeline's new farm system rankings in the latest edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. They discuss the three best systems (Orioles, Mariners, Marlins), plus four on the rise (Pirates, Rangers, Red Sox, Reds) and why the White Sox sinking to the bottom somewhat reflects their big league success. Also on tap: a rare Top 100 Prospect pitching debut against another Top 100 prospect (Edward Cabrera vs. Josiah Gray), the latest addition to the Top 100 list (Indians RHP Daniel Espino) and a couple of questions from the mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The updated prospect rankings are out!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 70:15

    The Top 100 Prospects, team Top 30s and Top 10 by Position lists have all been updated, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the Top 100. They discuss trends and demographics (an all-time low number of pitchers on the list, and an all-time high number of catchers and shortstops), the Top 10 overall, the highest risers on the list, the biggest falls, the highest-ranked newcomers and where 2021 draftees debuted on the list. They also look at which teams are best represented on the list and and answer a listener's question in the mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Impact callups and a sneak preview of the new Top 100

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 63:16

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff look ahead to some potential prospect callups that could make an impact down the stretch, including one that happened mid-podcast. They also discuss the newest additions to the Top 100 Prospects list (Yankees' Anthony Volpe and Cardinals' Jordan Walker) and offer a sneak preview of some players who will be making big leaps on the greatly anticipated re-rank of the Top 100 Prospects list and all of the team Top 30 lists. And they wrap up by answering a listener's question about Rangers prospect Justin Foscue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Double Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 53:24

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff recap the action from last week's trade and draft signing deadlines in this week's Pipeline Podcast. They discuss the Jose Berrios and the Trea Turner/Max Scherzer deals in depth, as well as which clubs added the most prospect talent in the frenzy of transactions. Then they take a deep dive into what went wrong in the negotiations between No. 10 overall pick Kumar Rocker and the Mets before wrapping it up with a quick look at top performers in the PDP League and a dip into the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Deadline days | And interview with first drafted Orthodox Jews

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 69:51

    Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff analyze a quartet of recent trades that have involved prospects and discuss more that could be on the horizon as the Trade Deadline nears. They also look at the few remaining Draft picks that have not come to terms on deals ahead of the signing deadline. Jonathan Mayo then interviews Jacob Steinmetz and Elie Kligman, the first two Orthodox Jews ever selected in the Draft. Then the guys handicap the Rookie of the Year races before finishing up, as always, with a question from a listener -- this one about Cardinals third-base prospects Nolan Gorman and Jordan Walker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Our favorite picks of the Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 62:20

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff continue their look at the recently concluded 2021 Draft. Jim and Jonathan pick their favorite selections for each round through the fifth. Much like the scouting industry is forced to do, they then started examining the top prospects in the '22 Draft class. Finally, they turn their attention to pro ball by breaking down recent Top 100 callups in Boston's Jarren Duran, Angels outfielder Brandon Marsh and Dodgers right-hander Josiah Gray, before finishing up, as always, with a question from a listener.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Draft recap, Futures Game takeaways and more from Denver!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 66:33

    From Denver, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down one of the most fun -- and most consequential -- weeks in MLB prospect history. The crew talks through their impressions of the Draft experience and all of the twists and turns in three days of picks, starting with the Pirates' selection of Henry Davis. Then they discuss the Futures Game, including Spencer Torkelson's impressive batting practice power display. And finally, they finish the show with takeaways from the High School All-American Game and High School Home Run Derby.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The busiest prospect week … ever? | And a Bobby Witt Jr. interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 63:49

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff run through an updated top 10 mock Draft, look ahead to a jam-packed week including the Futures Game, High School All-American Game and High School Home Run Derby, make their picks for the likeliest Futures Game players to win a batting practice home run derby, dip into the mailbag to answer questions about upcoming mocks and potential surprise picks, and chat with No. 7 overall prospect Bobby Witt Jr. of the Royals.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Inaugural Draft Combine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 63:02

    On the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the first-ever MLB Draft Combine and discuss which players stood out the most in North Carolina. In advance of the College World Series finals between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, they discuss the top Draft prospects for 2021 and beyond still in Omaha. Also on tap: Jonathan interviews Diamondbacks scouting director Deric Ladnier. Plus Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno and Royals first baseman Nick Pratto join the Top 100 Prospects list, and multiple mailbag questions.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Wander Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 54:40

    The Pipeline crew sets expectations for No. 1 prospect Wander Franco ahead of his big league debut, updates Draft news with a focus on the MLB Draft Combine, lobbies for a few Futures Game picks including Marco Luciano and Bobby Witt Jr, examines new prospects entering the top 100 and then debates the long-term outlooks for Joe Adell and Jarred Kelenic.

    Draft fever! Catch it!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 53:25

    Jason Ratliff returns to shepherd Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo through a ton of Draft talk, from the expansion of MLB Pipeline's rankings to 250 for the first time ever, to the top tools in the Draft class and a discussion of five guys who have helium. Then the trio took a victory lap by looking at big leaguers leading the All-Star Game voting who were ranked as top prospects as Minor Leaguers. And finally, they welcomed the Marlins' Jesus Sanchez back to the Top 100 list and finished, as always, with a question from listeners.

    Tournament Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 65:48

    Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the teams that survived and the prospects that stood out in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Also on the docket: comparing potential No. 1 overall picks Marcelo Mayer and Jordan Lawlar and putting them in the context of a historically deep high school shortstop class, Jarred Kelenic's rough first taste of the Majors and what it might mean for the future, former No. 1 overall picks Adley Rutschman and Spencer Torkelson heat up, the latest addition to the Top 100 Prospects list (Rockies LHP Ryan Rolison) and our weekly mailbag question.

    College Playoffs & The Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 44:04

    With the NCAA Division I tournament about to start, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss the best prospects who will be involved and how moving the Draft to July will change how teams scout the college playoffs. They break down the half-dozen Top 100 Prospects involved with the Olympic baseball qualifying tournament, one of whom (Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran) might be able to help his contending big league club right now. They also chat about the newest Top 100 Prospect, Indians shortstop Gabriel Arias, and answer a couple of questions from readers.

    It's a Mock-ery: Draft scoop and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 53:24

    Mock Draft season is heating up, and Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo will file new ones every week. The duo take a look at first-round projections, discuss how events like conference tournaments could impact those prognostications, and check if fans' wish lists would come true in future mocks. Then they break down five college lefties in this year's class. Jim and Jonathan also discuss Taylor Trammell's torrid bat since he returned to Triple-A, welcome Angels outfielder Jordyn Adams into the Top 100 and kick off "Wander Watch," our vigilant look at when Wander Franco might get called up.

    It's NOT a mock | Plus: a Marcelo Mayer interview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 58:42

    Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo reboot their personal top 20 picks Draft (based on their preferences and not a mock based on what teams might do). With the expansion of the Draft Top 200 coming soon, they looked at five guys who are joining the list. That led into Jim's interview with one of the Draft prospects in the class, California prep shortstop Marcelo Mayer. Not wanting to ignore pro prospects, Jim and Jonathan broke down the debuts of Mariners phenoms Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert.

    Kelenic Is Coming! Kelenic Is Coming!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 61:04

    In this week's edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the impending big league arrival of outfielder Jarred Kelenic (No. 4 on the MLB Pipeline Top 100) and what he'll mean to the Mariners. They also discuss who might be the next big-time prospect to make the Majors and top performers from the first week of the Minor League season. They ponder the lack of clarity at the top of the 2021 Draft, candidates to go in the first round who didn't quite crack last week's mock draft and new Top 100 Prospect Jackson Rutledge (and outgoing Top 100 Prospect Michael Kopech) and answer a mailbag question about Mets prospects Francisco Alvarez and Pete Crow-Armstrong.

    It’s Minor League Opening Day!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 67:05

    Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo get ready for Minor League action for the first time in almost two years, talking about which prospects they’re excited to watch at the start of the 2021 season while also looking at the most stacked Minor League teams this year. It’s not a podcast without talking Draft, with Jim and Jonathan looking at the top of the first round as Jim works on a new Mock as well as five guys with interesting family trees. Finally, Jonathan talks with Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin about Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter.

    Draft & More Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 67:49

    Jim Callis and Sam Dykstra discuss Jonathan Mayo's first full first-round projection of the 2021 Draft, and they later conduct a draft of their own by picking teams of prospects who have changed organizations. They also break down baseball's hottest rookies, including the curious case of Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia, discuss the newest Top 100 Prospect (Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran) and discuss a Mailbag question about top Mariners prospects.

    Experts take shot at top 20 Draft picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 56:21

    As a preview of the Top 150 Draft Prospects list, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff conduct their own draft, with Jim and Jonathan alternating to make the top 20 picks of the first round. They also take a look at the two most recent additions to the Top 100 Prospects list, Giants left-hander Seth Corry and Reds shortstop Jose Garcia. They wrap up by answering a couple of questions in the Mailbag, including one about Yankees phenom Jasson Dominguez.

    The newest top-100 prospects, and rookies on the rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 62:53

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss prospects off to fast starts, including a group of starting pitchers who are being used in relief roles in the big leagues this year. Plus a look at five new addition to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, an update on Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter’s performance and five Draft guys on the rise.

    Hot rookies; Arcia trade, The Yerminator and a Draft update

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 68:52

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss rookies who are off to a hot start in the first week of the season. Jonathan chats with White Sox senior director of baseball operations Dan Fabian about Yermin Mercedes' historic start to the season and how he was acquired through the Rule 5 Draft. The trio discusses the the Orlando Arcia trade and the three players who recently entered MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list. Finally, get your weekly update on Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, and we answer another Draft question in the mailbag.

    Opening Day rosters surprises; Rookie Power Rankings; Farm rankings; Rocker & Leiter

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 66:36


    With the arrival of 2021 regular season, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff take a look at some top prospects who made Opening Day rosters, as well as some who didn't, and when we can expect to see them. They also break down the preseason Rookie Power Rankings and Sam's rankings of the farm systems based on hitters, pitchers and 21-and-under talent. The crew discusses the continued dominance of Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter and answers a Mailbag question about Braves outfield prospect Michael Harris.


    Farm system rankings; Rocker and Leiter 1-2? ROTY draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 58:46

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the Top 5 teams in MLB Pipeline’s Farm Systems ranking, with the Rays at No. 1 again. Jim and Jonathan highlight some players that have impressed them in Spring Training and they discuss the 2021 Draft, as Vandy pitchers Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter are living up to the hype, and some college catchers -- including Miami's Adrian Del Castillo -- are making some noise. Finally, Jim and Jonathan break down their picks in an experts' Rookie of the Year draft and answer questions from the mailbag.

    Top 30 Lists, Hot Springs, Draft Update, New Rules

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 60:42

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss MLB Pipeline’s newly released Top 30 Prospects lists, highlighting the Indians, Twins, Giants, Cardinals and Braves. Then the guys detail some prospects standing out in Spring Training, such as outfielders Mickey Moniak (Phillies) and Heliot Ramos (Giants), check in on the Vanderbilt aces and other players making draft news and give their reviews of the new rules being implemented in the Minors. And as always, they dive into the mailbag to take a question from a listener.

    Top 30 lists are here! (AL West, Yankees, Red Sox); Rocker, Leiter update

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 61:06

    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down MLB Pipeline's new 2021 Top 30 Prospects lists -- four from the AL West (Astros, Angels, Rangers and A's), plus the Red Sox and Yankees. Hear updates on how potential top Draft picks Kumar Rocker, Jack Leiter, Jaden Hill and Sal Frelick have performed this season. And finally, Jim and Jonathan discuss which prospects have impressed in big league spring training games.

    Let the games begin, Spring Training Update plus Pirates prospect Jared Oliva

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 62:57

    Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss how some of the Top 100 prospects are performing as Spring Training games have begun and what Twins SS Royce Lewis' torn ACL does for his prospect status. Jonathan catches up with Pirates prospect Jared Oliva as they look back at his 2020 MLB debut and the outlook for the 2021 season. Finally, the trio discusses the fastest and most powerful prospects in baseball.

    Spotlighting Spring Training & Under-25 Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 59:50

    In this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about why they’re anticipating this Spring Training more than most and highlight non-roster invitees to watch. They also talk to Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning, discuss MLB.com’s 25 Under 25 Draft, break down a couple of Rays trades and dip into the reader mailbag.

    A look ahead to Spring Training and to 2023, the new-look Minors and MLB Network's Top 100 Prospects show

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 64:48

    Jason Ratliff, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis get excited about the start of Spring Training and discuss how it will be different this year. They also break down the extensive changes coming to the Minors in 2021, speculate on who might emerge as the game's top prospects in 2023, rehash MLB Network's Top 100 Prospects show and answer reader questions.

    Top 100 Prospect Whiffs, Red Sox RHP Prospect Tanner Houck and Extended Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 65:40

    On this week’s MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis discuss which prospects they missed on through the years when ranking the Top 100 Prospects. Jim chats with Red Sox pitching prospect Tanner Houck about his MLB debut in 2020 and the myth that pitchers with low arm slots can't make it as starters. Plus, we take a deep dive into the mailbag and answer four reader questions. Submit questions via Twitter (@mlbpipeline, @jonathanmayo or @JimCallisMLB) and we may answer them on future shows.

    Top 100 breakdown, Adley and J-Rod interviews, Arenado trade, Jeopardy!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 63:09

    The new 2021 Top 100 Prospects list is out, and the Pipeline crew digs into it with a breakdown of the list, interviews with two of the top five players (Orioles' Adley Rutschman and Mariners' Julio Rodriguez) and a round of Top 100 Jeopardy! See whether Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo or Mike Rosenbaum comes out on top as Jason Ratliff tries to stump them. They also break down the prospects the Rockies got from the Cardinals for superstar Nolan Arenado and answer a listener's question.

    Analyzing Bucs-Yanks trade, Top 10 prospects by position, All-Defense Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 54:09

    On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the prospects the Pirates acquired in the Jameson Taillon and Joe Musgrove deals. The guys also discuss the new rankings of the Top 10 prospects at each position and the upcoming Top 100 list. They also break down their All-Defense team and answer a listener’s question.

    International Signing Period Began, Pirates acquire 5 prospects, MLB Dream Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 57:26

    On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff are joined by MLB.com National Reporter Jesse Sanchez, who discusses top international prospects who have turned pro as the international signing period begins. The guys also discuss the release of the Top 10 RHP prospects list, kicking off position-by-position coverage in advance of the overall Top 100, and respond to Twitter comments about the RHP rankings. They also talk about the MLB Dream Series, the three-team Joe Musgrove trade and answer a listener question.

    The Lindor trade, special guests Ian Anderson (Braves) and Nolan Jones (Indians)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 56:58

    On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff discuss the Francisco Lindor trade between the Mets and Indians. The Rookie Program is underway, and Braves RHP Ian Anderson and Indians top prospect Nolan Jones join the podcast to discuss their 2020 seasons, preparing for 2021 and what they learned in the Rookie Program so far. Finally, the gang previews the beginning of the international signing period and answers your questions.

    Blake Snell & Yu Darvish Trade Breakdowns, 2021 Prospect Outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 60:28

    On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff welcome in the new year and discuss the Padres-Rays Blake Snell trade and the Padres-Cubs Yu Darvish deal and break down all the prospects involved. Rays pro scouting director Kevin Ibach joins the show to provide insight into the process involved in the Snell trade and talks about the team philosophy. Finally, Jim and Jonathan predict which of MLB’s top prospects will debut this year and which prospects are poised to break out in 2021.

    A look back at the best of MLB Pipeline in 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 59:54

    Jonathan Mayo looks back at a few of the best segments from the MLB Pipeline Podcast in 2020. First, we revisit our initial 2021 Mock draft, where Jonathan and Jim Callis made their top 10 picks. Pirates GM Ben Cherington follows that with a discussion on draft philosophy as he prepares to make the No 1. overall selection in the '21 draft. Finally, hear from scout James Bonnici, who signed undrafted free agent Mike Brosseau and look back at his game winning home run for the Rays in game 5 of the ALDS.

    White Sox to sign Yoelquis Cespedes, Rays prospect Xavier Edwards, 2018 redraft

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 73:21

    Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss the report that the White Sox will sign No. 1 international prospect Yoelquis Cespedes and where he fits into the organization. Jonathan catches up with Xavier Edwards and talks about his first season in the Rays organization. Jim and Jonathan redraft the top 10 picks of the 2018 Draft class. Plus, they look back at each team's no. 1 prospect from 2015 and answer your questions.

    The 2021 Draft Top 100

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 77:56

    The Draft Top 100 Prospects list is out, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff cover everything you need to know about the 2021 Draft class. In addition to analyzing the top players on the list and breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of the class, they look at which schools and areas are best represented and examine the top tools in the Top 100. We also hear from the No. 1 and 2 players on the list: Vanderbilt right-hander Kumar Rocker and Texas high school shortstop Jordan Lawlar.

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