2016 Draft Central

Draft News

  • Second mock Draft has Gators' Puk at No. 1

    We predicted the first 10 selections when we unveiled the MLBPipeline.com Top 50 Draft Prospects in December, and we're back at it again now that we've expanded and updated the list to a Top 100.

  • Eight players who could go No. 1 in the 2016 Draft

    By virtue of finishing with a 63-99 record in 2015, the Philadelphia Phillies have the No. 1 pick in this year's Draft. In a perfect world, there would be a slam-dunk decision in terms of who to take in that top spot. Not so much.

  • Inbox: With Top 100 list released, talking Draft prospects

    The Draft is just six weeks away and we're kicking up MLBPipeline.com's coverage a few notches today by updating and expanding our Top Prospects list to 100.

  • Top 100 Draft prospects: Prep flamethrowers lead the way

    Though Jason Groome and Riley Pint headline MLBPipeline.com's new Top 100 Draft Prospects list, the odds that they will actually go first and second in the Draft are as long as the odds of piling up runs vs. Jake Arrieta.

  • Top Draft prospect Groome ruled ineligible

    New Jersey high school left-hander Jason Groome, MLB Pipeline's No. 1 Draft prospect, has been ruled ineligible by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association for violating its transfer rule.

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  • White Sox prep for glut of early Draft picks

    From June 9-11, the White Sox will have a chance to make another significant step toward a bright future at the MLB Draft. They'll have the 10th pick overall, two picks in the top 26 and three in the top 49, with a bonus pool of $9,416,600.

  • 2016 Draft bonus pools, pick values

    According to figures released by MLB to teams Monday, Cincinnati has baseball's largest bonus pool for the first 10 rounds of this year's Draft at $13,923,700. Jim Callis reports the assigned values of each pick in the top 10 rounds of the 2016 Draft.

  • Top 10 performers from 2016 NHSI

    The 2016 National High School Invitational is in the books. For the fourth time in the five years of the USA Baseball-run event, a California school took home the trophy. Congrats to Huntington Beach for bringing the hardware back to the West Coast again.

  • Huntington Beach wins National H.S. Invitational title

    Huntington Beach High's baseball players leaned over the dugout railing with two outs and a five-run, seventh-inning lead. They knew the drill as defending champions of Southern California's toughest high school division.

  • National High School Invitational Day 3 Roundup

    Florence (Ala.) High's title run came to an end with an 8-2 loss to Chaminade Prep in Friday's semifinals of the National High School Invitational.

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  • NHSI championship an all-California affair

    The National High School Baseball Invitational is an all-Southern California final with some of the nation's top prospects over the next two years meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

  • Solis' walk-off blast lifts Chaminade to semifinals

    Chaminade Prep's No. 9 hitter, Blake Solis, stepped to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning with Blake Rutherford, the nation's No. 7 Major League Baseball Draft prospect, on deck.

  • Draft prospect Garrett flourishing at 2016 NHSI

    The dozen-plus Major League Baseball scouts that pointed radar guns at senior Braxton Garrett jotted down notes more detailed than the speed of his pitches. They also saw his mental command of the mound. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound left-hander from Florence High in northern Alabama, who is on the cusp of hearing his name called in the first round of the MLB Draft, is a rare high school pitcher that calls his own game.

  • Garrett bests Hess' near no-no in NHSI Day 1 duel

    Liberty Christian Academy's Zack Hess breezed along with a no-hitter through seven innings and Florence High's Braxton Garrett matched zeros in the run column with a four-hit shutout at the National High School Invitational.

  • Top prep talent packs 2016 NHSI

    To understand how important USA Baseball's National High School Invitational, which kicks off for the fifth time on Wednesday, has become, perhaps looking at the Atlanta Braves' farm system would suffice. Five of the Braves' top 20 prospects participated in the national team event held each March -- Kolby Allard would have been six had he not been hurt a year ago. To a man, they talk about the experience of the four-day tournament fondly.

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  • First person: Groome on life as possible top pick

    In a break while volunteering at the Cole Hamels Foundation's kids pitching clinic, No. 1 2016 Draft prospect Jason Groome shared his thoughts on his exciting present and promising future, as told to MLB.com's Bryan Horowitz.

  • Braves getting leg up on 2016 Draft research

    With the beginning of the college baseball season around the corner, the Braves have started to pinpoint some of the impact players they could target with the third overall selection in the 2016 Draft.

  • NCAA allows prep draftees to have agents deal with MLB

    In a move that might seem a bit like formalizing something that was already taking place, the NCAA voted on Friday to allow high school players who are drafted to have an agent negotiate with the Major League club that drafted them without it impacting their eligibility.

  • USA Baseball reveals field for '16 HS Invitational

    The 16-team field has been announced for the 2016 USA Baseball National High School Invitational, which will take place from March 23-26 at USA Baseball's National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

  • Teams set 40-man rosters in advance of Rule 5 Draft

    They are decisions every Major League organization has to make this time of year. There are only so many open spots on a 40-man roster, and every November, teams have to decide which Minor League prospects deserve one of those coveted slots.

  • With regular season over, '16 Draft order set

    Draft order is based on the reverse order of 2015 regular-season standings, with 2014 records used to break ties. The Phillies will pick first in 2016.

  • Amaro: 2016 Draft position not yet relevant

    The Phillies have heard a comment or two in the past couple months about their record and their prospects at the No. 1 pick in the 2016 Draft, but they bristle at the notion that they are gunning for it.

  • East tops West in Perfect Game All-American Classic

    The Perfect Game All-American Classic was held on Sunday at Petco Park, as 50 of the best high school players and Draft prospects in America took the field to showcase their talent, with the East team defeated the West, 3-1.

  • Yerzy, Kieboom MVPs at All-America Game

    There was certainly a lot of young talent on the field Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory. Andy Yerzy homered and shared Most Valuable Player honors with Carter Kieboom in the National team's 11-5 victory over the American team.

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