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Hey now, you're a Fall Star: Prospects make splash in AFL

By Jim Callis

Published: Nov 8, 2015, 12:54 am EST

Gary Sanchez' power bat and strong arm earned the catcher a $3 million bonus when the Yankees signed him out of the Dominican Republic in 2009. Both of those impressive tools stood out during the Arizona Fall League's annual Fall Stars Game on Saturday night.

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Fall Stars ready to represent their clubs

By Jim Callis

Published: Nov 6, 2015, 12:30 pm EST

The highlight of the Arizona Fall League is the Fall Stars Game, which features many of the best prospects in the developmental circuit. Past participants include Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, Eric Hosmer, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor and Corey Seager.

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Analyzing the Draft by division: AL East

By Jim Callis

Published: Jun 16, 2015, 10:20 am EDT

Jim Callis takes a look at how American League East teams fared in the 2015 MLB Draft.

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Fisher headlines Prospect Team of the Week

By Jim Callis

Published: Jun 1, 2015, 11:07 am EDT

Derek Fisher needed just one game to cement his spot on the Prospect Team of the Week. Making his high Class A debut on Saturday, the Astros outfielder broke a 61-year-old California League record with 12 RBIs.

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Top 15 fantasy rookies led by pair of Cubs

By Jim Callis

Published: Mar 4, 2015, 10:00 am EST

Who are the best fantasy prospects for this season? Unlike's Top 100 Prospects list, which is based on long-term potential, the rankings here are determined solely by expected big league production in 2015.

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2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 catchers

By Jim Callis

Published: Jan 22, 2015, 11:27 am EST

Though only one catcher (Blake Swihart of the Red Sox) fits in the top 40 spots on's upcoming 2015 Top 100 Prospects list, talent behind the plate actually runs deep. The Minors are teeming with backstops who have the tools to contribute offensively and defensively in the big leagues in the near future.

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Inbox: How optimistic can Blue Jays be about Hoffman?

By Jim Callis

Published: Dec 15, 2014, 12:38 pm EST

Jim Callis answers' fans questions about Jeff Hoffman, Cuban players, Eddie Rosario and more in this week's Pipeline Inbox

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Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

By Jim Callis

Published: Dec 4, 2014, 11:26 am EST

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).

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Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

By Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo

Published: Nov 20, 2014, 10:00 am EST

The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was...

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Top performances, prospects from 2014 Arizona Fall League

By Jim Callis

Published: Nov 15, 2014, 8:42 pm EST

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.

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