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Pratto draws flattering comparisons to Hosmer
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The Royals have tried their best to shy away from making any comparisons of Nick Pratto, their first-round pick in the Draft in 2017, to another first baseman and former first-round pick, Eric Hosmer.

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Diaz named MLB's 9th-ranked 1B prospect
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With his power potential, Lewin Diaz is one of the Twins’ more intriguing prospects and was named the No. 9 first base prospect by MLB Pipeline on Friday.

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Bradley's power ranks him among top prospects
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The old adage in baseball is that power is something that develops over time. Bobby Bradley has had it since he broke into the professional ranks with the Indians.

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Inbox: Who replaces Rodon in the rotation?
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Who replaces Carlos Rodon in the rotation? Should the Sox sign Mike Moustakas? And when might Eloy Jimenez debut? Beat reporter Scott Merkin answers those questions and more in the latest Inbox.

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Kaat returns to Twins as special assistant
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The Twins continue to add former greats to their front office, as Jim Kaat was hired as a special assistant to the organization on Thursday, a day after Justin Morneau joined as a special assistant to baseball operations.

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Prospect Lugo displaying talent, plate discipline
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The thing that stands out about Dawel Lugo is that he produces velocity. Whether it’s with his arm in the infield, or off the bat at the plate, he sends baseballs going in a hurry. That caught the Tigers’ eye when they were looking at position prospects to snare from the D-backs’ system in a […]

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Kluber, Tribe feted at Cleveland Sports Awards
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The Indians did not achieve the moment they really wanted last year, but the team did make history on multiple fronts and was appropriately honored on Wednesday night.

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Morneau retires, starts new chapter with Twins
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For former Twins star Justin Morneau, Wednesday marked both the end of his playing career and the beginning of a new chapter as a special assistant to baseball operations for Minnesota.

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Tigers avoid arbitration with Iglesias
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The Tigers will avoid the arbitration process after agreeing to deals with all four of their remaining eligible players.

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Rogers ranked among top 10 catching prospects
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The Tigers had to go outside the organization to fill a lot of positions over the last decade. Catcher is not one of them. If Jake Rogers develops as expected over the next year or two, Detroit won’t need help behind the plate anytime soon, either.

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Mejia earns top ranking among C prospects
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Francisco Mejia is not only widely considered the top prospect in the Indians’ organization, but he is also one of baseball’s best young catchers. According to MLB Pipeline, in fact, there is no catching prospect who merits a higher ranking than the up-and-coming Tribe backstop.

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Gonsalves earns spot among top lefty prospects
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Stephen Gonsalves has established himself as the Twins’ top pitching prospect and is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 9 left-handed prospect in baseball, as announced on Wednesday.

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