2018 Draft Central

Draft News

  • Draft Buzz: 2 potential 1st-rounders boost stock

    Heading into this spring, one of the strengths of the 2018 Draft class appeared to be high school pitching, but that deep pool was hit by a number of injuries that left more questions than certainties.

  • Pedroia, Altuve, Albies ... Madrigal?

    Oregon State second baseman Nick Madrigal has aced the elements of the pre-Draft examination that he can control. He was the Pac-10's Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. He broke his hand early in this junior season, only to recover and hit, as of this writing, .435 with a .620 slugging percentage. Teammates laud him as a leader. His coach unabashedly insists Madrigal could go straight from the Beavers to the big leagues. In contact, speed and defensive ability, in instincts and energy and collegiate accomplishment, he checks off pretty much all the boxes you'd want completed by a prominent pick.

  • Mock Draft: Mize not a slam dunk at No. 1

    Usually when the Draft is two weeks away, teams have some idea what the first round will look like. That hasn't really been the case this spring, with clubs picking later in the round saying they've expanded, rather than contracted, their pool of players.

  • Draft begins June 4 on MLBN, MLB.com

    With the emergence of young superstars across the Majors, many of whom are making an immediate impact in the pennant races, it's hard not to get excited about the game's long-term future.

  • Mock Draft: Callis makes picks for entire 1st round

    While there's little consensus among clubs as to which players should line up right behind Casey Mize, it's becoming increasingly apparent that college players will dominate the top of the Draft.

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  • Projections for all 30 first-round Draft picks

    The calendar is just flipping to May and we're about five weeks away from the 2018 Draft. So it stands to reason that projecting the first round should be a piece of cake, right? Not so much.

  • Possible 1-1 picks duel ... and it lives up to hype

    Head to a game in the ultra-competitive Southeastern Conference and you're almost guaranteed to see talented Draft prospects on display. Thursday night's Auburn-Florida game took it to a whole different level, with three of the top 10 from MLB Pipeline's newly released Top 100 Draft Prospects list in action.

  • Who's No. 1? The Top 100 Draft prospects are in

    Scouting staffs are still criss-crossing the country, gathering as much information as possible to line up their Draft boards. MLB Pipeline's new Draft Top 100 prospects list reflects the latest opinions of the scouting industry. It's based on talent and perceived ceiling, not where players are expected to be selected (that will come with several mock drafts in the coming weeks).

  • Go behind the scenes as Tigers prepare for Draft

    The Tigers began their season three weeks ago, but for some, the most important moment of 2018 will come on June 4, when Detroit picks first in the MLB Draft. The team is giving fans a chance to go behind the scenes and follow the process as it prepares to make its pick.

  • Liberatore wins showdown of top Draft prospects

    Matthew Liberatore and Nolan Gorman -- best friends and the No. 3 and No. 4 Draft prospects -- faced off in Phoenix on Thursday night.

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  • Top 10 prospect performers at 2018 NHSI

    The seventh annual USA Baseball National High School Invitational featured its second repeat champion, as Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.) defeated local Green Hope (Cary, N.C.) to claim their second straight NHSI title. Here is a list of the top overall prospects from this year's event, with a focus on prospect status as well as performance at the tournament.

  • 2018 Draft bonus pools, pick values

    MLB notified teams of the official pools for Draft and international spending in 2018 on Wednesday. Each pick in the first 10 rounds of the Draft has an assigned value, and the total for each of a club's selections equals what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. Any bonus money above $125,000 given to an individual player picked in rounds 11-40 also counts against a team's allotment.

  • Top 10 Draft prospects in this year's NHSI

    Some of the top high school players from across the country are set to compete in the seventh annual USA Baseball National High School Invitational (NHSI) on March 28-31 at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Mike Rosenbaum ranks the top 10 ahead of the event.

  • Top NHSI participants in history

    The National High School Invitational has become almost a rite of passage for top high school prospects, with many of them going on to make an impact in the Major Leagues.

  • How 3 free agents will alter 1st round of Draft

    Depending on which clubs sign the five remaining free agents that rejected qualifying offers, and for how much, there are eight different scenarios for how the order of the first round of the 2018 Draft will pan out.

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  • These Top 3 Draft picks never made it to Majors

    With his decision to take an "indefinite break" from the game, right-hander Mark Appel, who was the top pick in the 2013 Draft, became just the third No. 1 overall who was unable to reach the Major Leagues.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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