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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) 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) and Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) 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.

    Impact callups, new Top 100 prospects, No. 1 candidates

    Impact callups, new Top 100 prospects, No. 1 candidates

    As we enter the dog days of August, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff look at some top prospects who could help their teams down the stretch, including baseball's No. 1 overall prospect Francisco Alvarez, plus two Rays. two Yankees and two Dodgers. Next, they introduce the four most recent additions to the Top 100 list (Gordon Graceffo, Brandon Pfaadt, Grissom Vaughn and Bo Naylor), and then they turn their attention to the top of the list, discussing some candidates for the No. 1 spot on the upcoming Top 100 lre-rank. Lastly, as always, they answer a question from the mailbag -- this one about the Reds' wealth of shortstop prospects and where they'll all end up.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Reviewing The Trade Deadline

    Reviewing The Trade Deadline

    The latest Pipeline Podcast comes on the heels of the Trade Deadline, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff analyze all of the action. They begin by breaking down all of the nuances of the blockbuster deal that sent Juan Soto (and Josh Bell) to the Padres for five talented young players. Then they discuss all of the other deals involving Top 100 Prospects, as well as which farm system improved the most and some smaller moves of note before dipping into the listener mailbag for three trade-related questions.

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    • 1 hr
    Deadline Daze

    Deadline Daze

    On the latest MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss a lot of deadlines. First, the impending Aug. 2 Trade Deadline, as they contemplate packages for Juan Soto and which contenders have the most prospect ammunition to swing deals. Then they turn to the upcoming Aug. 1 Draft signing deadline and break down the most notable bonus deals agreed to at this point. Finally, they discussing the ramifications of the MLB & MLBPA failing to agree on the details of an international draft by the July 25 deadline. As always, there's talk of the MiLB on MLB.tv schedule and a listener mailbag question as well.

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    • 58 min
    The Best Four Days Of The Year

    The Best Four Days Of The Year

    The two biggest prospect events of the year are the Draft and the Futures Game, held on four consecutive days leading up to the All-Star Game. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff were on hand for all of it in Los Angeles and break down both events on the latest MLB Pipeline Podcast. They start with the top of the Draft, which began with the two best players (Jackson Holliday to the Orioles, Druw Jones to the Diamondbacks) before the Rangers dropped a Kumar Rocker bombshell at No. 3. From there, they delve into other first-round surprises, some notable Day Two picks and which players will arrive in the Majors the soonest. Then there's plenty of Futures Game talk centering on the standouts and Jim and Jonathan's now-annual unofficial batting practice home run derby competition. They wrap it up with a listener mailbag question about the Mets' Draft, which leads to some discussion of which organizations had the best efforts.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Previewing mega-weekend: Futures Game & Draft

    Previewing mega-weekend: Futures Game & Draft

    Just days away from the Futures Game and the Draft, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff preview the biggest weekend of the year in Prospectdom. They handicap the candidates to go No. 1 overall in the Draft and then discuss the various permutations of the top five picks based on who goes 1-1. Then they look at the best tools in the Draft class, highlighting the best power hitter, fastest runner, best fastball and more. Next, they turn their attention to the Futures Game, breaking down the rosters and talking to Pirates pitching prospect Mike Burrows, who is on the NL squad. Jim and Jonathan then make their picks in the second annual Unofficial Futures Game Batting Practice Home Run Derby draft. And finally, they answer the question "Should all Draft picks be tradable?

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Top 100, Futures Game, Draft & More!

    Top 100, Futures Game, Draft & More!

    July is always jam-packed with prospect happenings and the MLB Pipeline Podcast is as well. Jim Callis and Sam Dykstra kick off the latest edition by detailing the major revisions to the Top 100 Prospects list, which is now headlined by Tigers outfielder Riley Greene. Jonathan Mayo checks in from the PDP League in Cary, N.C., with an interview with arguably the two best prep prospects in the 2023 class, outfielders Max Clark and Walker Jenkins. Then Jim and Sam talk about which players they most want to see in the upcoming SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, the latest Draft buzz (including Kumar Rocker's health status) and the MiLB on MLB.TV lineup before answering a prospect-ranking question from the listener mailbag.

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    • 1 hr 22 min

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