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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, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.
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On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff discuss the cancelation of the Minor League season, prospects who were named to their teams' 60-man player pools, which 2020 Draft picks we'll see in the big leagues first and which farm systems have the most talent among their middle-infield prospects. They also look at baseball's best switch-hitting prospects -- a list led Tampa Bay's Wander Franco, Baltimore's Adley Rutschman and 17-year-old Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez - and a couple of record-breaking Draft signings.
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the announcement of a return to baseball and how it might impact prospects and player development, they look at the top performers in the PG National Showcase and break down the recent look at the top farm systems based on talent at catcher. The podcast concludes with Jonathan's interview with Mariners prospect Julio Rodriguez.
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff reconvene for the first post-Draft Pipeline Podcast to break down their favorite picks and the most surprising selections from the Draft. They also discussed which teams had the best Draft hauls, previewed an upcoming story about each team's first pick from the 2017 Draft, looked ahead at the 2021 Draft class and finished with a discussion about the non-drafted free agent landscape this summer.
Just days before the Draft, the Pipeline Podcast crew - Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff - assembled to talk about the upcoming Draft broadcast, discuss the top of the Draft, particularly Spencer Torkelson, and broke down "tools twins," looking at current Draft prospects and how they compared grades-wise to draftees in years past. Jason then sprung a pop Draft quiz on Jim and Jonathan before Jim's interview with top high school prospect Zac Veen.
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss the best Draft classes of all time, the unsual scouting story of Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon and the latest buzz surrounding the first round of this year's Draft. Jim then talks to University of Minnesota right-hander Max Meyer, who most project to be a top 10 pick.
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff dig into Draft history and talk about some of the best Draft classes for teams over the years as well as a look at how the 2010 Draft should've have gone with some hindsight. They also look at the top two-way Draft prospects, past and present before discussing the most recent mock draft buzz. Texas A&M lefty Asa Lacy, considered to be the top pitching prospect in the class, chats with Jim to close out the pod.
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the new Top 200 Draft Prospects list, some of the most intriguing players from the 150-200 range and some similarly ranked players from recent Drafts who have become early picks. They also look at Jim's latest mock draft and each team's best outfield prospect of the past 20 years.
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discussed what scouting execs had to say about whether Spencer Torkelson or Austin Martin should be the No. 1 Draft pick, identified the best small-school Draft prospects, past and present, and played the tools comp game, looking at current and past Draft prospects.
Jason Ratliff, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo are joined by Jesse Sanchez to break down his newly released Top 30 International Prospects list, led by Yoelqui Cespedes. Then the trio turned their attention to the Draft, which now looks like it will take place on June 10 and analyzed Jonathan's first mock draft of the first round.
Jason Ratliff, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the new Draft Top 150 prospects rankings and also take a look at the best shortstop prospects over the past 20 years.
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jason Ratliff, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo dive into the 2020 Draft as they work on their Draft rankings. Jim and Jonathan did a self-draft, taking turns for the top 20 picks based on who they would want, not what they think teams will do.
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jason Ratliff, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo talk about the Pipeline Prospect quiz and how they did in naming the top prospect from each organization. Speaking of prospect quizzes, the trio dove into Jim's story comparing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Wander Franco, and what scouts in the industry had to say about the duo. They also looked at the top second base prospects for each team and teased Jonathan's story about ranking the No. 1 prospects from over the years of MLB.com rankings (2004-2020).
Jason Ratliff, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo are joined by Pipeline colleague Mike Rosenbaum to discuss the "experts draft" they held. They also talked about the top first base prospects for each organization and the terrific series about scouts by Alexis Brudnicki before closing out with Jonathan's interview with Twins prospect Royce Lewis.
Jason Ratliff, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo talk about the new deal for the MLB Draft, while also disussing Jim and Jonathan's all-time all-prospect teams, MLB Pipeline's picks for best catching prospects for each team this century and how their Top 100 measures up when compared to other Top 100 prospects lists put out by colleagues and competitors.
On today's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff look ahead to 2022 and some prospects who will be generating buzz a couple years down the road. They discuss a big recent international signing (Yhoswar Garcia with the Phillies) and the news that Yoenis Cespedes' younger brother Yoelqui is now on the market. They also consider how the coronavirus and the suspension of the season could impact the Draft.
Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis break down the new Top 30 farm system rankings, talk about their favorite guys who just missed the top 30 team rankings list and discuss their favorite parts of traveling around the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues.
MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo), as well as Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ, discuss which prospects they are most looking forward to seeing in Spring Training, especially ones that they haven't seen before, including Yankees OF Jasson Dominguez and Giants SS Marco Luciano, among others. Then, they review which prospects in big league camp they are most intrigued to see compete for a job, including Blue Jays RHP Nate Pearson, Astros RHP Forrest Whitley, Twins SS Royce Lewis, Angels OF Jo Adell and D-backs C Daulton Varsho.
MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo), as well as Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ, discuss the finalized deal between the Dodgers and Red Sox that sent Mookie Betts west and netted Boston prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong. Then they review the deal that sent Brusdar Graterol to the Dodgers and the Minor Leaguers involved in that trade, Luke Raley and Jair Camargo. Next, they debate which of the 30 prospects listed as the faster players in each organization is actually the definitive fastest. Finally, they review the best fastballs in the Minor Leagues.
MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo), as well as Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ, discuss the reported trade between the Red Sox, Dodgers and Twins that is sending Mookie Betts to LA. They also touch on the reported trade that is sending Joc Pederson from the Dodgers to the Angels, and the interesting young OF prospect Andy Pages that is expected to be involved. Finally, they review three young pitching prospects who were not quite on the Top 100 list but could be with a strong 2020: White Sox RHP Jonathan Stiever, Twins RHP Jhoan Duran and Rockies LHP Ryan Rolison.
MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo), as well as Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ, discuss the 2020 Top 100 prospect list and the process behind how the list gets put together, including: why Wander Franco was the unanimous no. 1 overall prospect; the most likely candidates to be no. 1 on the 2021 list; where the 2019 Draft class slotted into the list; which Brewers prospect was closest to cracking to the Top 100; which team's group of Top 100 prospects is most intriguing; comparing Yankees RHP prospects Clarke Schmidt and Deivi Garcia; and more! Finally, they touch on this week's trade between the Pirates and D-backs which netted Pittsburgh two very young high-upside prospects, SS Liover Peguero and RHP Brennan Malone.
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Terry Vincent

geez you guys just babble

Mar 2nd
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