Jim Callis is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been covering the Draft and prospects since 1988.
|Jim Callis provides scouting reports for the 18 players selected in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, including former Brewers prospect Miguel Diaz, who was picked first by the Twins and then dealt to the Padres.
More»Callis, Mayo recap the 2016 Rule 5 Draft|
|Scouts were celebrated at the 33rd annual event, a staple of the Winter Meetings. Larry Corrigan (Twins) was the Midwest Scout of the Year. Other honorees were Ed Creech (East Coast) of the Giants, Pablo Cruz (International) of the Blue Jays and Rick Schroeder (West Coast) of the Rangers.
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|When Dave Dombrowski took over as the Red Sox's president of baseball operations on Aug. 18, 2015, the organization resided in last place in the American League East, but at the time it could bank on the promise of the game's best farm system.
More»Dombrowski on acquiring Chris Sale from the White Sox|
|If recent history is any indication, some prominent prospects will change addresses at the Winter Meetings. We present you with a dozen teams who have designs on contending in 2017 and could use some of their prospects as ammunition to help their cause.
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|Jim Callis answers questions about a possible Chris Sale trade, the 2017 Draft and more in this week's Inbox.
More» Bregman opens scoring with solo home run|
|The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.
More»Top prospects impress as they move closer to Majors|
|Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
More»Top Prospects in the Arizona Fall League|
|MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis looks at the six top performances from the 2016 Arizona Fall League championship game, led by the two-homer, 4-for-4 effort by Cubs top prospect Ian Happ.
More»Top plays from the Arizona Fall League Championship|
|After the wildest regular season in Arizona Fall League history, the Mesa Solar Sox and Surprise Saguaros will meet in a one-game playoff for the championship.
More»Preview of the Fall League Championship Game|
|Tim Tebow ended the Arizona Fall League on a high note Thursday afternoon, reaching base a season-high three times as his Scottsdale Scorpions tied the Mesa Solar Sox, 6-6.
More»Tebow on what he's learned playing in the Fall League|
|After scoring two runs in the top of the 10th inning, the Salt River Rafters needed just three outs in the bottom half to clinch the AFL's East Division title. But the Mesa Solar Sox refused to cooperate, rallying for three runs and a 6-5 victory Tuesday afternoon that virtually tied the race with two games remaining.
More» Bradley Zimmer, OF, Indians|
|Spencer Turnbull's second full pro season didn't go nearly as well as his first. He made just 12 starts this summer while dealing with injuries. One of the benefits of the AFL is that it allows injured pitchers to make up for lost innings, and Turnbull is hitting his stride with the Salt River Rafters as the season comes to a close.
More» Spencer Turnbull, RHP, Tigers|
|For three Arizona Fall League games last week at Salt River Fields, MLB tried out a Rawlings baseball covered with a proprietary chemical designed to give it a tackier feel than a standard ball. The idea is to eliminate the need to rub down balls before the game with a special mud.
More»Callis on new baseballs being used in Fall League|
|Cody Bellinger has rediscovered his power stroke in the last week Counting the Fall Stars Game, the Dodgers' top prospect has homered in three of his last five games, including a two-run shot Friday night that was the decisive blow in the Glendale Desert Dogs' 5-2 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions.
More» Cody Bellinger, 1B/OF, Dodgers|
|Michael Kopech may have the best stuff among starting pitchers in the Arizona Fall League, but his arsenal wasn't as strong as usual and his command deserted him on Friday afternoon. Nevertheless, the Red Sox right-hander battled through 3 1/3 scoreless innings to help the Surprise Saguaros beat the Mesa Solar Sox, 5-3.
More»Kopech on competing with great talent in Fall League|
|Jim Callis answers questions about Oakland's Franklin Barreto and Frankie Montas, Jorge Mateo's future defensively, Philly's Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins and more in this week's Inbox.
More» Frankie Montas, RHP, Athletics|
|While the primary goal of the Arizona Fall League is player development, standings are kept and a championship is awarded. Outfielder Anthony Alford said he was well aware that the Mesa Solar Sox's 6-5 comeback victory Thursday night over the Salt River Rafters propelled his team into first place.
More» Anthony Alford, OF, Blue Jays|
|Mitch Garver DHed on Thursday afternoon and provided two hits as the Surprise Saguaros defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs, 3-2. He singled in a run as part of a three-run uprising in the top of the first inning that Glendale never could counter, and later added a double in the third. He's now hitting .259/.333/.537 in his return to the AFL after spending last fall winning a championship with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
More» Mitch Garver, C, Twins|
|Gavin Cecchini, the Mets' No. 3 prospect had his third multihit game in his last four contests Wednesday afternoon, delivering two hits, two runs and an RBI to help the Scottsdale Scorpions defeats the Surprise Saguaros, 5-3. The Mets shortstop also made a nice defensive play, handling a tricky hop to start a double play in the second inning.
More»Cecchini discusses playing with confidence|
|Cubs second baseman Ian Happ hit his first AFL home run in the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Chicago president of baseball operations Theo Epstein settled into a seat behind home plate.
More» Ian Happ, 2B, Cubs|