2019 MLB Draft: Round One

This year, there are 32 true first-round picks, followed by a pair of compensation picks and seven competitive balance selections. I will give the results to you the viewers and put in bold and italics of the picks I like the most. First Round 1. Baltimore Orioles – Adley Rutschman – C – Oregon State…

Rays Acquire Two Prospects

Today, the Tampa Bay Rays have traded away versatile pitcher Matt Andriese to the Arizona Diamondbacks for catcher Michael Perez and right-handed pitcher Brian Shaffer, according to Ken Rosenthal. Randall Delgado was designated for assignment to make room for Andriese on the 40-man roster. The return the Rays got for Andriese is impressive. A catcher…

Rangers Land A Talented Prospect

  Today, the Texas Rangers landed former Atlanta Braves prospect Yenci Pena to a deal valued at $675K, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Pena was ruled a free agent after the Braves lost in the investigation due to the club’s violation of international signing guidelines. Now, the Rangers had one of the largest…

Rays Land Curtis Taylor From Diamondbacks

  The Rays are acquiring Curtis Taylor, who was the 14th best prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system, which is considered one of the weaker farm systems in the league, per MLB.com. To land the young arm, the Tampa Bay Rays shipped reliever Brad Boxberger to the west coast, which was announced by the…

Pirates Prospect Watch: Ke’Bryan Hayes

Today’s man of the hour is the Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes, who is a right-handed hitter with a nice defensive skill set and former 14-year MLB veteran Charlie Hayes kid. Hayes is the Pirates fourth best prospect listed behind Austin Meadows, Mitch Keller, and Shane Baz. Hayes is only 20 and has…

Rays Acquire Jose De Leon

The Tampa Bay Rays traded one of their best hitters in Logan Forsythe to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The Dodgers were having talks with the Minnesota Twins to try and acquire Brian Dozier, but it stalled out, as the Twins wanted more in return than Jose…

Cardinals Prospect Watch: Paul DeJong

Today, lets take a trip down the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, where their 15th best prospect is drawing tons of attention within the organization. That man is third baseman Paul DeJong, a former fourth-round pick (131st overall) back in the 2015 draft. His minor league career has gone to plan, as he has improved…

Rays Acquire Smith And Two Prospects For Smyly

 Today, the Tampa Bay Rays acquired speedster Mallex Smith, southpaw pitcher Ryan Yarbrough, and shortstop Carlos Vargas for seasoned veteran Drew Smyly, as announced by the Mariners.  First off, Mallex Smith was traded earlier today to the Mariners in a four-player trade with the Atlanta Braves.   The young speedster will be competing for a roster…

Potential Moves/Targets For The Rays

  With the MLB off-season starting to get a jump start, the Tampa Bay Rays have already made tons of moving involving two trades, placing some players on waivers, and added key future players to the 40-man roster. Now, the Rays enter the off-season looking to improve their catching group, bullpen, and maybe adding one…

Prospect Watch: Aristides Aquino

  Today’s prospect watch is on Aristides Aquino, who is currently at high Single-A in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. Aquino has had a great season and could arguably be considered the Daytona Tortugas MVP this year.    In addition, he could be their MVP, as he has 16 home runs and 60 RBIs on…

Prospect Watch: Gleyber Torres

 Today’s special prospect watch is on Gleyber Torres, who was the big piece in return for Aroldis Chapman. Torres is the Yankees second best rated prospect and the future at the shortstop position pushing Jorge Mateo to being the future second baseman.  Now, Torres has had a rough time so far with the Tampa Yankees,…