2018 Draft Central

Draft News

  • High school talent to convene at Dream Series

    Major League Baseball announced Thursday it is teaming up for the second straight year with USA Baseball to host the Dream Series in Tempe, Ariz., next week, featuring a diverse group of some of the nation's top high school prospects confined within a Spring Training atmosphere.

  • Singer No. 1 on 2018 Top 50 Draft Prospects list

    For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.

  • Competitive Balance rounds set for 2018 Draft

    The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.

  • Nine free agents reject qualifying offers

    All nine free agents whose teams extended them qualifying offers for the 2018 season rejected the offer.

  • Top performers at 2017 WWBA World Championship

    With the 2017 Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship coming to an end on Monday, Mike Rosenbaum ranks the top overall prospects in attendance.

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  • Top performers: Day 2 of WWBA World Championship

    Mike Rosenbaum looks at the top performers from Day 2 of Perfect Game's World Wood Bat Association World Championship, where many of the best high school Draft prospects in the country are participating in the 88-team tournament.

  • Top performers: Day 1 of WWBA World Championship

    The Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship got underway on Thursday, showcasing some of the best high school Draft prospects in the country. Mike Rosenbaum looks at the top performers from Day 1 of the event.

  • 2018 MLB Draft order: Tigers to pick No. 1

    Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn't work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.

  • Tigers to select No. 1 overall in 2018 Draft

    The Tigers spent last year on the cusp of a postseason berth before falling just short. Thanks to a big hit from an old nemesis, they'll begin their rebuild with the first pick in the 2018 Draft.

  • Team USA closes out Super Round with win

    Brandon Dieter pitched eight scoreless innings, as the USA Baseball 18U National Team beat Australia, 9-0, on Saturday at Port Arthur Stadium in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Team USA closed out the Super Round at the 2017 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup with its fifth shutout and 15th consecutive win, which dates back to 2015.

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  • Price confirms Reds pick up option for 2018

    Reds manager Bryan Price will finish the season without the weight of wondering about his status for next year. Price confirmed reports from Saturday that his option for 2018 was exercised by the club earlier in the summer.

  • Top 10 college prospects for the 2018 Draft

    The 2018 Draft crop is shaping up as the best since 2011, a once-in-a-decade collection of talent that included Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy, Anthony Rendon, Archie Bradley, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez, George Springer and the late Jose Fernandez in the first 14 picks.

  • Scouts dish on Perfect Game All-American standouts

    For years, the Perfect Game All-American Classic has been the exclamation point on the long summer showcase circuit for high school prospects for the following year's Draft class. This year was no different, with many of the top prepsters on hand at PETCO Park on Sunday to put a bow on what has been a very busy summer.

  • 20 prospects from 2017 Draft off to fast starts

    A number of players from the 2017 Draft class have gotten off to good starts to their pro careers.

  • Mets introduce top '17 Draft pick Peterson

    Wherever David Peterson roamed, familiarity followed. As Peterson emerged from the Mets' clubhouse Saturday afternoon, Steven Matz, a fellow left-handed pitcher, walked over to greet him. Moments later it was Jacob deGrom, who shares an agency with the Mets' 2017 first-round Draft pick. Then Michael Conforto, a former Oregon State Beaver, offered some good-natured ribbing for the Oregon Duck.

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  • Potential 2018 prep draftees thrive at East Coast showcase

    The summer showcase circuit continues to roll on, with the best high school players from the 2018 Draft class stopping at the East Coast Professional Showcase this week in Tampa, Fla.

  • Georgia prospect trio impresses at UA All-America Game

    You may not have to look far to see where some of the best high school baseball talent lies in the 2018 class. Just look at the Team Elite Prime travel ball squad based out of Georgia, which possesses three of Jim Callis' top five high school prospects -- all Vanderbilt commits.

  • Under Armour Game showcases future stars

    The stalemate of high school talents lasted 11 innings, but it was Jordyn Adams' walk-off single that broke the pitchers duel and gave the American League a 2-1 victory on Saturday at Wrigley Field in the Under Armour All-America Game presented by Baseball Factory.

  • Gorman is Home Run king again, wins UA All-America Derby

    Just weeks after claiming the All-Star Game High School Home Run Derby in Miami, Nolan Gorman put on a show at Wrigley Field to clinch the Under Armour High School All-America Game B45 Home Run Derby over Nander De Sedas on Saturday.

  • Top prep prospects ready for Under Armour All-America Game

    For the 10th straight year, Wrigley Field will host the Under Armour All-America Game, featuring 40 top high school prospects, live on MLB.com at 8 p.m. ET tonight.

  • Jimenez's debut highlights Sox prospect news

    Rick Hahn is not done collecting assets for his version of "The Process," otherwise known as the White Sox rebuild. The White Sox general manager acquired three new prospects in the organization's MLB Pipeline Top 30 in a pair of deals, including landing the Cubs' top two prospects in a five-player trade for ace Jose Quintana.

  • Top Draft picks agree to deals at the deadline

    Hunter Greene has the most effortless 100-mph fastball many scouts ever have seen. And now he has a record-setting bonus to go with it.

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