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Projected 2021 Full-Season Affiliates • National League
Major League Baseball invited the following 60 minor league clubs to affiliate with its 15 National League franchises. MLB organizations hand-picked their desired minor league affiliates, with priority being given to existing affiliations. In additio
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Organization Reports
• A young D-backs outfielder shows off newfound pop PAGE 44• An athletic Dodgers pitcher follows a well-worn development path in the organization PAGE 45• The ball just sounds different coming off the bat of this young Mets power hitter PAGE 46 Jake
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No Perfect Scenario: ‘Bad Geography’ Remains A Feature Of Minor League Life
When Major League Baseball sent invitations to 120 minor league teams, those invitations told the teams which MLB club the would affiliate with and the classification to which they would be assigned. Those invitations did not specify in which leagues
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No Downside
@JJCOOP36 In the major league phase of the 2018 Rule 5 draft, 14 players were selected. Just three of those 14 stuck with their drafting organizations. No. 1 pick Richie Martin played regularly at shortstop for the Orioles. Righthander Elvis Luciano,
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Lay Of The Land: Assembling The Puzzle Pieces Of The Reformatted Minor Leagues
If all 120 minor league teams accept their Professional Development License invitations—which is not a given—the charts displayed below show how the various minor leagues would likely be divided. The names of the new minor leagues are still to be fin
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Obituaries
DICK ALLEN, a third baseman and first baseman who played in the major leagues for 15 years from 1963-1977 with the Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers, White Sox and Athletics and won the National League Rookie of the Year in 1964 and the American League MV
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Prospect Season Crosses Finish Line
Team-by-team Top 10 Prospects rankings have been a staple of Baseball America coverage since 1983. In this issue, the first of our 40th anniversary year, we conclude our 2021 rankings with the 10 West Division clubs of the American and National leagu
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How A Franchise Was Built
FOUNDING EDITOR One of baseball’s redeeming qualities is that it is trapped in a time warp. Basically, the fundamentals of the sport today are the same as they were 50 years ago. Even 100 years ago. That truism hardly applies, though, when the game i
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Looking Ahead: Projected 2024 Lineups
Building a contending big league team is like completing a puzzle. Core players in their primes are vital to success. So are trade acquisitions and free agent signings. Equally important, we argue, are prospects. That’s because young, skilled players
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Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 23. B-T: R-R. HT: 6-7. WT: 238. DRAFTED: HS—San Antonio, 2016 (1st round). SIGNED BY: Noel Gonzales-Luna. TRACK RECORD: It’s hard to know what to make of Whitley at this point. Drafted 17th overall out of high school in 2016, he ranks as the Ast
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Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 22. B-T: R-R. HT: 6-3. WT: 215. DRAFTED: HS—Louisville, 2017 (1st round). SIGNED BY: John Burden. TRACK RECORD: The 10th overall pick in 2017, Adell made his major league debut in 2020 and flashed some of the tools that made him the organization
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Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 19. B-T: L-R. HT: 6-2. WT: 205. DRAFTED: HS—Turlock, Calif., 2020 (1st round). SIGNED BY: Kevin Mello. TRACK RECORD: Soderstrom surged into the top tier of the 2020 draft class after a blistering summer on the showcase circuit. His rise culminat
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Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 20. B-T: R-R. HT: 6-3. WT: 205. SIGNED: Dominican Republic, 2017. SIGNED BY: Eddy Toledo/Tim Kissner TRACK RECORD: Rodriguez signed with the Mariners during the 2017 international period for $1.75 million. After starting his pro career in the Do
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Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 23. B-T: R-R. HT: 6-2. WT: 215. DRAFTED: Texas Tech, 2019 (1st round). SIGNED BY: Josh Simpson. TRACK RECORD: The Rangers made Jung the eighth overall pick in 2019 after a star-studded career at Texas Tech. He signed for $4.4 million and got his
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Scout Spotlight
Dan Ramsay didn’t take the normal path to his current role as the Diamondbacks’ area scout in the Pacific Northwest. He went from coaching at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., to landing a job as a coach in the Twins’ minor league system almost
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Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 20. B-T: L-L. HT: 5-10. WT: 165. DRAFTED: HS—Seattle, 2019 (1st round). SIGNED BY: Dan Ramsay. TRACK RECORD: Carroll was viewed as an advanced high school hitter when the Diamondbacks selected him with the 16th overall pick in 2019 and signed hi
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Baseball America
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER B.J. Schecter @bjschecter EXECUTIVE EDITORS J.J. Cooper @jjcoop36, Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER Don Hintze DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL STRATEGY Mark Chiarelli @Mark_Chiarelli SENIOR EDITOR Josh Norris @jnorris427 SENIOR WR
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Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 24. B-T: R-R. HT: 6-0. WT: 185. DRAFTED: HS—Lake Mary, Fla., 2015 (1st round). SIGNED BY: John Cedarburg. TRACK RECORD: Rodgers was the top prospect in the 2015 draft thanks to his precocious hitting ability, promising power potential and abilit
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Clubhouse Character
Any child growing up today playing baseball in the backyard with big league dreams probably wouldn’t imagine having the career of Tim Dillard. The first person to admit that would be Dillard. “Anybody who plays any kind of baseball has a journey, has
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Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 22. B-T: B-R. HT: 6-0. WT: 225. SIGNED: Venezuela 2014. SIGNED BY: Francisco Cartaya/Pedro Avila. TRACK RECORD: Ruiz trained at the academy run by former all-star shortstop Carlos Guillen in Venezuela as an amateur and signed with the Dodgers fo
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Minor Leagues, Major Changes
On the second Wednesday in December, Major League Baseball took yet another step toward completing the most dramatic change in the minor leagues in at least half a century. On Dec. 9, MLB invited 120 minor league teams to join its Professional Develo
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San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 22. B-T: L-L. HT: 6-4. WT: 197. DRAFTED: HS—Whiteville, N.C., 2017 (1st round). SIGNED BY: Nick Brannon. TRACK RECORD: Gore led tiny Whiteville (N.C.) High to three state championships in four years and won BA’s High School Player of the Year aw
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Projected 2021 Full-Season Affiliates • American League
Major League Baseball invited the following 60 minor league clubs to affiliate with its 15 American League franchises. MLB organizations hand-picked their desired minor league affiliates, with priority being given to existing affiliations. In additio
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San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 19. B-T: R-R. HT: 6-1. WT: 198. SIGNED: Dominican Republic, 2018. SIGNED BY: Jonathan Bautista. TRACK RECORD: After two years under international signing restrictions, the Giants opened their wallet in 2018 to sign a star-studded international c
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Making The Cut: Four Factors Proved Key To Establishing Affiliations
So why did one minor league team make it onto Major League Baseball’s list of 120 invited affiliates while another nearby team did not? The answer can be boiled down to four factors: caliber of ballpark facilities, geography, the desires of major lea
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Organization Reports
• An Astros pitcher looks sharp after a two-year layoff PAGE 40• Meet the young pitcher who could have better stuff than any Twins prospect since Jose Berrios PAGE 41• A Blue Jays outfielder sharpened his swing, his routes and his basestealing at the
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A Lasting Legacy
Jose Rojas promised only one thing to the reporter sitting in his living room in the Dominican Republic more than 60 years ago, and it had nothing to do with a bat or a glove. He didn’t know if his sons Felipe, Mateo or Jesus Maria would attain stard
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Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 22. B-T: L-L. HT: 6-4. WT: 185. SIGNED: Dominican Republic, 2015. SIGNED BY: Mario Encarnacion/Jose Serra/Alex Suarez/Louie Eljaua. TRACK RECORD: The Cubs signed Marquez out of the Dominican Republic for $600,000 in 2015, the largest signing bon
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Felipe Alou: A Life In Baseball
• 1955: Alou helps the Dominican Republic win gold at the Pan-American Games in Mexico, prompting the New York Giants to sign him. The Giants would also subsequently sign his brothers Jesus and Matty. • 1958: Alou makes his major league debut for the
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Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
AGE: 23. B-T: R-R. HT: 6-2. WT: 175. SIGNED: Cuba, 2017. SIGNED BY: Chris Buckley/Tony Arias/Miguel Machado/Jim Stockel/Bob Engle/Hector Otero. TRACK RECORD: The Reds have a long history of signing Cuban prospects and have gotten strong payoffs for t
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