Padres general manager A.J. Preller has never been one to shy away from challenging his best prospects. He made that much clear once again on Thursday, when the club announced its non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training.
The Orioles’ Chance Sisco was ranked as the seventh-best catching prospect on Thursday, joining a promising group ranked by MLB Pipeline.
The Cubs have yet to add a backup catcher to Willson Contreras. They may have that person already on the roster in Victor Caratini.
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.
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.
Dan Jansen’s stock is rising in the Blue Jays’ Minor League system, and so is his ranking among some of the top prospects in baseball.
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.
Promising young outfielders Braden Bishop and Ian Miller and right-handed relievers Art Warren and Matt Festa are among the 22 non-roster players invited to the Mariners’ big league camp when Spring Training opens next month, the club announced Tuesday.
Reds pitching prospect Hunter Greene, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, has logged a mere 10 professional games and only three were on the mound. But that hasn’t stopped talent evaluators from giving him a high ranking.
As the Yankees continue to speak about the importance of keeping payroll beneath the $197 million threshold this coming season, they have reached agreements to avoid arbitration with all of their eight eligible players.
The Phillies are not going to salary arbitration with any of their eligible players.