Jim Callis is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been covering the Draft and prospects since 1988.
|The Astros have announced plans to promote Alex Bregman to the big leagues on Monday, barely more than a year after they signed him as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 Draft.
More» Hinch on Astros promoting Bregman|
|Though the Cubs are on the road in Milwaukee, Wrigley Field still will be packed with talented young players on Saturday. The ninth annual Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, one of the highlights of the summer showcase circuit, will feature 40 high school standouts. The game will be broadcast live on MLB Network and simulcast on MLB.com, starting at 4 p.m. ET.
More»Top prospect Greene stars at Perfect Game National|
|Jim Callis answers questions about where Yulieski Gurriel would rank if he were a prospect, the Braves' Kyle Muller, and comparing Dan Vogelbach and Josh Bell.
More»Gammons joins The Rundown to discuss Gurriel, Astros|
|When their lineup required a boost, the White Sox summoned their second-best prospect, shortstop Tim Andreson, to Chicago in early June. With their pitching staff needing some help a month later, they're calling up their top prospect, right-hander Carson Fulmer.
More»Callis on White Sox calling up Fulmer|
|The International League hit as many home runs as it allowed hits (three), a formula that resulted in a 4-2 victory over the Pacific Coast League in the annual Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday night. The win was the fourth straight and the seventh in the last eight games for the IL, which secured home-team advantage in the Triple-A National Championship Game in September.
More» Erik Gonzalez, SS, Indians|
|Jim Callis ranks the 10 best young talents who'll play in Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star Game at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte.
More» Jose Berrios, RHP, Twins|
|Here are 10 players, led by MVP Yoan Moncada, who provided memorable SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game moments in the World's 11-3 victory over the U.S. on Sunday in San Diego.
More» Moncada hits a 406-foot home run|
|One of the highlights of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures actually comes before the game, when 30 of the game's best position prospects take batting practice. Several players showed off their pop Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.
More» Jimenez hits homer off building in San Diego|
|The 18th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be part of the All-Star Game festivities again this year, broadcast live from Petco Park on MLB Network at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on Sunday. Let's examine the players with the best individual tools on the U.S. and World squads.
More»Padres' Renfroe could dazzle for home fans|
|We're three days away from one of the highlights of the year for prospect-watchers. The 18th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be played Sunday at Petco Park and broadcast live (4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET) on MLB Network. As you would suspect, we have all kinds of Futures Game preview material at MLBPipeline.com, including updated rosters and scouting reports.
More»Swanson, Moncada among best expected to play|
|MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
More»Callis looks at the top prospects of the week|
|After years of Gary Gilmore wondering if his team ever would break through and reach the College World Series, his Chanticleers did more than just make it to Omaha this June. They won the school's first national championship in any sport by beating Arizona 4-3 Thursday afternoon.
|Coastal Carolina rallied to score three runs in the eighth and is now one win away from delivering the school its first national title in any sport.
|The first item on Jay Johnson's to-do list after he took the Arizona coaching job last June was to shore up a commitment from J.C. Cloney. He caught a 6 a.m. flight the day following his introductory press conference to visit the Castaic, Calif., home of Cloney, who had agreed to play for Johnson's predecessor, Andy Lopez.
|Aaron Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He's hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.
More»Callis looks at the top prospects of the week|
|Considering that this NCAA tournament has featured perhaps more upsets than ever before, maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that Arizona and Coastal Carolina will play for the national title.
|The first Big South Conference team ever to play in the CWS, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers now lead Division I in victories and will play Arizona for the national title in a best-of-three series beginning on Monday.
|The Astros have climbed back into the American League wild-card race despite getting little out of their first basemen. Houston does have baseball's best prospect at that position in A.J. Reed, however. Though his 2016 season hasn't been as spectacular as his previous two, he has heated up in Triple-A and the club will promote him on Saturday.
More» A.J. Reed, 1B, Astros|
|Andrew Beckwith tossed his second complete game in six days Friday night -- and the second of his college career -- keeping Coastal Carolina's season alive with a 4-1 win over Texas Christian at the College World Series. The junior right-hander's first complete game came in the Chanticleers' Omaha opener as he beat No. 1 national seed Florida, 2-1, with a seven-hitter.
|To make an extended run at the College World Series, teams usually need contributions from unexpected sources. Coastal Carolina got exactly that Thursday night, advancing to the semifinals thanks to unlikely hitting heroics from senior catcher David Parrett.