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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) and Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.

Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) and Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.
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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) and Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.

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Episodes

4/16/19: Early ROY debate and Interesting Draft Prospects

4/16/2019
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ discuss the early NL Rookie of the Year race between Fernando Tatis Jr. and Pete Alonso. Next, the guys cover a variety of Draft-related topics, including Texas HS 3B Brett Baty and why teams are sometimes afraid to draft 19-year-old high schoolers, whether West Virginia RHP Alek Manoah could be the first pitcher selected, Arkansas RHP Isaiah Campbell looking to become the first Major League born in Portugal...

Duration:00:49:36

4/10/19: Hot Starts for Prospects and a Way Too Early Mock Draft

4/10/2019
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) and Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ discuss a few prospects off to hot starts in the Minor Leagues, including Cardinals 3B Nolan Gorman, White Sox OF Luis Robert and Orioles RHP Grayson Rodriguez. Next, Jonathan recaps the best Draft prospects he saw at the NHSI, including RHP Brennan Malone and SS Anthony Volpe. Finally, the guys conduct an early mock draft for the first ten picks of the 2019 Draft.

Duration:00:36:19

4/4/19: Intriguing Minor League assignments for top prospects

4/4/2019
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With the Minor League season under way, MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ discuss which Minor League teams feature the highest volume of prospect talent, and the key ingredients to forming an exciting Minor League roster. Next, they discuss some of the more intriguing Minor League assignments, including Cubs SS Nico Hoerner, Phillies 3B Alec Bohm, Braves OF Drew Waters, Mariners OF Julio Rodriguez and Mets SS Ronny Mauricio. Finally, they discuss...

Duration:00:41:21

3/19/19: All the latest from the Cactus and Grapefruit League

3/19/2019
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Spring Training remains the focus in our latest podcast, as MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) break down what's happening in the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues. They discuss the players they've enjoyed seeing and are looking forward to seeing, then talk about MLB Pipeline's series of demo stories and videos featuring prospects such as Tigers right-hander Casey Mize and Rockies first baseman Grant Lavigne. They also analyze how injuries will affect the...

Duration:00:41:21

3/14/19: Prospects excelling this spring, positional Top 10 lists

3/14/2019
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Opening Day is rapidly approaching but there are still some top prospects performing well in big league camp. MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) and Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ discuss a few exciting young players making some noise this spring, including Miami's Sandy Alcantara, the Cubs' Nico Hoerner, and Colorado's Colton Welker. Then, they look at each of the positional Top 10 lists and discuss and debate which players are most likely to rise...

Duration:00:42:58

3/7/19: Prospects shining in Spring Training

3/7/2019
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Spring Training is in full swing, and some of the game's top prospects are performing quite well on the big league stage. MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) and Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ discuss a few top prospects who have stood out in big league camp, including Pittsburgh's Ke'Bryan Hayes, Boston's Michael Chavis, Atlanta's Kyle Wright and Detroit's Daz Cameron and Casey Mize. Then, Jonathan checks in from Arizona with an update from...

Duration:00:33:53

3/1/19: The top farm systems in baseball

3/1/2019
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The San Diego Padres have the No. 1 farm system in baseball. MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) and Jordan Shusterman of @CespedesBBQ discuss what made San Diego the obvious top choice, how the system compares to other recent top farm systems and which organizations outside the Top 10 could be on the list at this time next season. Next, they discuss Jim's Spring Training trip and some of the notable prospects he got to speak to, and who Jonathan is...

Duration:00:42:50

2/6/19: Prospects to watch this Spring

2/6/2019
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Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training next week. MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Tim McMaster discuss which prospects they're most excited to see compete in Major League camp (1:15). Then, Jonathan and Jim draft their favorite prospects outside of the new Top 100 list (8:32).

Duration:00:24:06

1/30/19: Top 100 Prospects

1/30/2019
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MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospect list is out. Is Vladimir Guerrero Jr. the best prospect ever (4:18)? Who's rising and falling on the list (12:25)? Which teams are dominating the prospect points (24:38)? MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) and Tim McMaster (@MLB_McMaster) discuss those topics and more on this week's podcast.

Duration:00:37:33

1/24/19: Hall of Famers when they were prospects

1/24/2019
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Four players have been voted into Cooperstown. On this week's podcast, Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) and Tim McMaster (MLB_McMaster) discuss what kind of prospects Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Edgar Martinez were (1:12). The guys then continue their trip around the diamond with MLB Pipeline's Top 10 position lists (11:33).

Duration:00:33:42

1/17/19: Top 10 Prospects - RHP, LHP, C

1/17/2019
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MLB Pipeline is unveiling its Top 10 prospects at each position, starting with pitchers and catchers. On this week's podcast, Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo), Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) and Tim McMaster (@MLB_McMaster) discuss how the lists came together and what stands out with the right-handers (1:10), southpaws (7:10) and backstops (17:46).

Duration:00:26:47

1/10/19: Kyler Murray enters NFL draft, Rookie Career Development Program

1/10/2019
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Athletics 2018 first-round pick Kyler Murray is entering the NFL draft. MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) and Tim McMaster (@MLB_McMaster) discuss what it means for the Heisman Trophy winner's baseball career (1:20). Then the guys react to the Braves winning the grievance filed by the MLB Players Association on the behalf of their 2018 first-round pick, Carter Stewart (11:30). Finally, we'll hear Jonathan's interviews with some of the top prospects in...

Duration:00:45:04

1/2/19: 2019 Prospect Wish List

1/2/2019
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With some help from Twitter, MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) and Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB) along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster put together a prospect wish list for 2019 (1:07). The guys also chat about the most improved farm systems of 2018 (24:13).

Duration:00:32:03

12/19/18: The Best Prospect Moments of 2018

12/19/2018
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The Pipeline podcast takes a look back at the best prospect moments of 2018, from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s Olympic Stadium walk-off to the Futures Game and more (11:00). MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) and MLB.com's Tim McMaster (@MLB_McMaster) also look ahead to 2019 with some prospect New Year's resolutions (22:46), and they recap the biggest prospects to be traded this offseason (1:49).

Duration:00:34:02

12/11/18: Kyle Tucker on Fortnite, Astros, Winter Meetings

12/11/2018
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The Podcast heads to Las Vegas for the 2018 Winter Meetings. MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo (@jonathanmayo) and MLB.com's Tim McMaster (@MLB_McMaster) are joined by Astros top prospect Kyle Tucker, who was at the Winter Meetings to participate in a Fortnite tournament (0:23). Jonathan and Tim also talk about teams could still be active at the meetings, and they look ahead to the Rule 5 Draft.

Duration:00:27:29

12/5/18: MLB Pipeline 2019 #1 Draft Prospect Adley Rutschman

12/5/2018
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MLB Pipeline released the 2019 Top 50 Draft Prospect List and Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman landed in the top spot. Rutschman joined MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) and MLB.com's Tim McMaster (@MLB_McMaster) to share how he's dealt with expectations and to look ahead to 2019.

Duration:00:42:02

11/28/18: New General Manager Mike Elias

11/28/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis and MLB.com's Tim McMaster are joined by new Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias, who shares some of his plans for the O's organization (0:38). Then Jim and Jonathan discuss the most interesting players available in next month's Rule 5 Draft (15:43). Finally, Tim, Jim and Jonathan discuss Kyler Murray's future in baseball as he makes his case for the Heisman Trophy (25:06).

Duration:00:31:46

11/20/18: Breaking down the James Paxton trade, wrapping up the Fall League

11/20/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and MLB.com's Tim McMaster break down the haul the Mariners received in the James Paxton trade, highlighted by Justus Sheffield. You'll also hear from Buddy Reed, Jordan Yamamoto and Keston Hiura as Jim and Tim recap the Arizona Fall League Championship Game.

Duration:00:29:23

11/14/18: Keston Hiura talks Fall League, Anteaters and more

11/14/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, are joined by Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura, who talks about the Arizona Fall League and the Brewers and participates in the "fastball" segment (:35). Then the guys look ahead to possible 2019 Rookie of the Year candidates (18:29). Finally, they discuss MLB and USA Baseball's new creation, the PDP League, which will debut next summer (23:42).

Duration:00:29:19

11/7/18: Austin Listi on his big Fall Stars Game performance

11/7/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, are joined by Phillies prospect Austin Listi, who starred in the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game with a three-run homer and four RBIs (:38). Listi talks about his big game and his big 2018 season, in which he made it to Double-A Reading. Then the guys talk about USA Baseball U18 National Team director Matt Blood's upcoming move to the professional ranks, where he'll be the Texas Rangers' farm director (19:15).

Duration:00:25:21