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01/30/2015 | Buxton, Bryant lead Top 100 Prospects list
Byron Buxton may consider 2014 a lost season, but there's one thing he didn't lose: his place as the top prospect in baseball. Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is next on a list that includes seven Pirates.

01/30/2015 | Mariners' Scott arrested after brawl in ABL
Mariners pitching prospect Troy Scott was arrested in Australia on Thursday on an assault charge stemming from an on-field incident during an Australian Baseball League game on Jan. 16.

01/30/2015 | Brooks, Alexander, Anderson suspended
Brewers lefty Tyler Alexander, Giants right-hander Dylan Brooks, Orioles third baseman Austin Anderson and former Blue Jays first-round pick Tyler Gonzales were suspended for violating the Minor League drug program.

01/30/2015 | Van Steensel, Sox look to end ABL drought
Twins prospect Todd Van Steensel and his Sydney Blue Sox teammates outlasted the field to return to the ABL Postseason. Now they're hoping to do something they haven't been able to before: reach the league's Championship Series.

01/30/2015 | PawSox voices also on road to 'The Show'
Like many Triple-A clubs, the Pawtucket Red Sox take pride in the players they send to the Majors, but they also have sent seven broadcasters to the big leagues since 1989.

01/29/2015 | Buxton vs. Bryant focus of Top-100 talk is set to announce its latest Top-100 prospect rankings Friday night at 9 p.m. ET on and MLB Network.'s Sam Dykstra has a preview of what to expect.

01/29/2015 | Taking a dip into prospects' BABIP numbers's Sam Dykstra explores how our understanding of batting average of balls in play (BABIP) affects our evaluation of the 2014 seasons of top hitting and pitching prospects.

01/28/2015 | Ross, Perez, Palmer suspended 50 games
Yankees shortstop Tyler Palmer, D-backs right-hander Felipe Perez, Pirates first baseman Kevin Ross and former Angels righty Ray Hanson were suspended Wednesday after testing positive for banned drugs.

01/28/2015 | Kaminsky's motto leads to mound success
With a "do or don't" attitude, No. 2 Cardinals prospect Rob Kaminsky went from a high school position player to a dominant left-handed pitcher in just four years.

01/28/2015 | Setback allows Chisenhall to move forward
Lonnie Chisenhall might have made hitting look easy with his epic performance last June, but the Indians third baseman certainly has had his fair share of struggles in the past.

01/27/2015 | Pirates acquire Tarpley in Snider deal
Left-handed prospect Stephen Tarpley went to the Pirates along with a player to be named later in a trade with the Orioles for big-league outfielder Travis Snider.

01/27/2015 | Red Sox deal big righty Ranaudo to Rangers
The Rangers acquired International League Most Valuable Pitcher Anthony Ranaudo from the Red Sox for left-handed swingman Robbie Ross, the teams announced Tuesday.

01/27/2015 | Carson, Alexander among five suspended
Major League veteran Robert Carson, fellow Dodgers Minor Leaguer Theo Alexander and former first-round pick Chad James were among five players suspended on Tuesday after testing positive for prohibited drugs.

01/27/2015 | Prospect Q&A: McKinney excited about Cubs
Only 20, Billy McKinney has opened eyes with his mature approach and advanced plate discipline. He talks about his offseason routine and why he just has to splurge on a late-night pizza.

01/26/2015 | Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies continues its Prospect Projections series, this time with an eye on the American League Central Division, where the Twins' Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano are almost ready.

01/25/2015 | Phils' Franco sparks Gigantes to crown
Maikel Franco belted two homers and drove in seven runs Sunday night as the Gigantes pounded the Estrellas, 12-5, to capture the Dominican Winter League championship.

01/23/2015 | Astros' Brunnemann looks for ring in ABL
With just a handful of games left in the season, Astros prospect Tyler Brunnemann and the Adelaide Bite need two playoff wins to secure South Australia's first Claxton Shield title in 35 years.

01/23/2015 | Twins GM: Buxton, Sano could debut in '15
Now healthy after an injury-riddled 2014 season, Twins top prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano both could be ticketed for the big leagues this year, general manager Terry Ryan said on Friday.

01/23/2015 | 'Giant Jersey Guy' ready to resolve conflicts
Doug Verb made a name for himself in the world of Minor League Baseball as the "Giant Jersey Guy." With Action Mediation, he intends to serve as a professional neutral party.

01/22/2015 | Grayson, von Schamann, Boyd suspended
Indians right-hander Duke von Schamann and Rangers outfield prospect Chris Grayson were among four Minor Leaguers suspended Thursday for using banned drugs.

01/22/2015 | Prospect Q&A: Berry overcomes long odds
Tim Berry was a 50th-round pick who needed Tommy John surgery. Fast-forward five-plus years and now the 23-year-old left-hander is one of the Orioles' top prospects.

01/21/2015 | Remillard, Walter among five suspended
Astros Minor Leaguer reliever Andrew Walter and Padres right-hander Travis Remillard were among five players suspended on Wednesday for violating the Minor League drug program.

01/21/2015 | Sounds strike a chord with new logos
The Triple-A Nashville Sounds unveiled new logos and uniforms late Wednesday morning, continuing a rebranding program that includes a new Major League affiliate and a new ballpark.

01/21/2015 | Norris taking road less traveled to camp
Blue Jays prospect Daniel Norris already is on his way to Dunedin, Florida, for Spring Training, but he's taking the scenic route, living out of his van and surfing as he goes.

01/20/2015 | Prospect Q&A: Berrios eyes roster spot
Jose Berrios climbed three levels last year to reach Triple-A Rochester. Now he has his sights set on breaking camp with Minnesota.

01/19/2015 | Brewers net Knebel, Sardinas, Diplan
The Brewers picked up pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan and infielder Luis Sardinas from the Rangers for big leaguer Yovani Gallardo and cash.

01/19/2015 | Golfer Watson buys stake in Pensacola
Florida-born golf champion Bubba Watson purchased a minority share in his hometown Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Cincinnati Reds' Double-A affiliate.

01/19/2015 | Astros get right-hander Straily for Fowler
The Astros added Triple-A right-hander Dan Straily and Major League infielder Luis Valbuena from the Cubs in exchange for Dexter Fowler on Monday.

01/17/2015 | D-backs, righty Lopez sign Minors contract
The Arizona Diamondbacks doled out a record-breaking $8.27 million dollar bonus to Cuban right-hander Yoan Lopez, who signed a Minor League contract on Saturday.

01/16/2015 | Mets righty Welch suspended 50 games
Mets prospect Brandon Welch, a right-handed pitcher, was suspended for 50 games on Friday after testing positive for a banned drug.

01/16/2015 | The return of the son of Ben's Bookshelf
The offseason has allowed Ben Hill to return to his Bookshelf, where he finds three Minor League-related titles eminently worthy of any baseball fan's attention.

01/16/2015 | Rangers' Deglan breaks ABL home run record
Texas prospect Kellin Deglan took a chance encounter in the Carolina League and turned it into Australian Baseball League history, smashing the league's single-season home run record this year with the Melbourne Aces.

01/15/2015 | Veteran righty Loe suspended 50 games
Major League veteran right-hander Kameron Loe and fellow free agent Terrell Joyce were handed 50-game suspensions on Thursday after testing positive for banned drugs.

01/15/2015 | FIP: A more advanced look at top pitchers's Sam Dykstra looks at how certain top-100 pitching prospects performed during the 2015 through the scope of the Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP).

01/15/2015 | Triple-A, Double-A to implement pitch clock
At the quarterly Major League Baseball Owners Meetings, it was decided that a 20-second pitch clock will be used at the upper levels of the Minor Leagues in 2015.

01/14/2015 | Braves replenish system with Gattis trade
Houston bolstered its big league squad by acquiring Atlanta's Evan Gattis on Wednesday, sending back prospects Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz and Andrew Thurman. The Astros also got righty James Hoyt.

01/13/2015 | Astros' Correa, Appel get spring invites
After injury-filled seasons, top Astros prospects Carlos Correa and Mark Appel lead a crop of non-roster players invited to big league camp in Florida this spring.

01/13/2015 | Former D-backs prospect Garcia suspended
Former D-backs left-handed prospect Henry Garcia was suspended for 50 games on Tuesday after testing positive for a banned substance.

01/13/2015 | Prospect Projections: NL East rookies
The Prospect Projections series continues with a look at the National League East, where Maikel Franco and Noah Syndergaard could make big impacts.

01/13/2015 | Tribe's Sheffield arrested in alleged break-in
Cleveland's 2014 first-round pick Justus Sheffield was arrested Monday in his Tennessee hometown on charges of aggravated burglary and underage drinking.

01/13/2015 | Prospect Q&A: Phillips talks title, opossum
Brett Phillips put his tools together in a 2014 campaign that saw him jump onto the Astros' Top 20 Prospects list and earn Minor League Player of the Year honors. He looks back on his breakout season.

01/12/2015 | Prospect Projections: AL East Rookies
With Spring Training fast approaching, takes a peek at some Minor Leaguers who could become Major Leaguers in 2015, starting with the AL East.

01/10/2015 | Rays acquire Robertson, Powell from A's
Shortstop Daniel Robertson, outfielder Boog Powell and big league catcher John Jaso were traded from the A's to the Rays on Saturday for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.

01/09/2015 | Urias, Seager ticketed for big league camp
The Dodgers' top two prospects -- shortstop Corey Seager and 18-year-old left-hander Julio Urias -- are among 17 non-roster players who received invitations to Spring Training.

01/09/2015 | New year brings new Midwest League chief
After George Spelius stepped down following 28 seasons as Midwest League president, longtime circuit general counsel Dick Nussbaum picked up the reins.

01/08/2015 | Angels get Kubitza, Hyatt for Sanchez
The Angels fulfilled a perceived need at third base by acquiring Kyle Kubitza, along with righty Nate Hyatt, from the Braves in exchange for teenage lefty Ricardo Sanchez.

01/08/2015 | Hensley recovering after 'brutal attack'
New York Yankees prospect Ty Hensley is at home recovering after "being brutally attacked and assaulted" in Oklahoma City over the holidays, according to a release from his attorney.

01/08/2015 | Prospect Q&A: Plawecki on the doorstep
After playing in the Futures Game and reaching Triple-A in 2014, Kevin Plawecki is looking forward to 2015. The Mets catching prospect reflects on his most recent season while looking to the future.

01/07/2015 | Four newest Hall members started in Minors
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz -- the Class of 2015 -- each showed promise in the Minor Leagues ahead of their now Hall of Fame careers.

01/07/2015 | Martin refused to give up childhood dream
Chris Martin's story, both statistically and anecdotally, isn't the type that has a fairy tale ending. But the right-hander beat the odds and made it to the Major Leagues in 2014.

01/06/2015 | Columbia breaks ground on stadium for 2016
Hardball Capital and the city of Columbia broke ground on Spirit Communications Park on Tuesday, paving the way for MiLB to return to the Capital City in 2016.

01/06/2015 | Prospect Q&A: Lively 'pumped' about trade
Ben Lively doesn't have any hard feelings about the New Year's Eve deal that sent the right-hander from the Reds to the Phillies and is excited to get started in a new organization.

01/05/2015 | Batting Around: Building Main Street
The Main Street Baseball ownership group added Rookie-level Billings and Class A Advanced Wilmington to a portfolio that included Class A Quad Cities and Class A Advanced High Desert.

01/04/2015 | Former MiLB president Peters dies at 90
Hank Peters, who fought to improve relations with the Major Leagues as well as Minor League standards as the sixth president, passed away Sunday in Florida.

01/01/2015 | Reports: Banuelos traded to Braves
The Yankees sent former top prospect Manny Banuelos to the Braves on Thursday in exchange for relievers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve, according to reports.