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Past articles by Joe:

Top-100 quartet among Mets' camp invites

The Mets were one of the most active teams this offseason, making a series of signings and trades to infuse their roster with veteran talent. Still, though, there will be a youth movement when camp opens later this month. All four of New York’s Top 100 Prospects \-\- No. 48 → Read More

Musselman masks up in support of MiLB teams

Two weeks into Eric Musselman’s crowdsourced wardrobe overhaul, his boss noticed something was off. The head basketball coach of a Power Five school has an apparel agreement with Nike and there’s no shortage of Razorbacks gear in Fayetteville. Yet every time University of Arkansas director of athletics Hunter Yurachek walked → Read More

Sixto dominant in second start for Marlins

The Marlins deployed Garrett Cooper as their designated hitter on Friday night, his first game action since he missed more than a month on the COVID-19 Injured List. But before his return, Cooper rehabbed with Miami’s alternate squad in Jupiter, Florida. The first pitcher he faced during his comeback was → Read More

Astros' Javier throws a one-hit gem

Cristian Javier made a habit of putting up miniscule ERAs in the Minor Leagues. Five outings into his Major League career, nothing’s changed. The Astros’ No. 6 prospect navigated six one-hit innings in a 2-1 victory over the Mariners on Saturday at Minute Maid Park. He lowered his ERA to → Read More

Order up: PawSox balance restaurant, training site

There was baseball at McCoy Stadium on Saturday. More than 5,000 people watched -- via Facebook. At first pitch, one man played the outfield. Coaches sat behind a screen, behind home plate. No white chalk extended down the baselines, and the batter’s box was simply scraped in the dirt. Everyone → Read More

Pirates' Hayes tests positive for COVID-19

Second-ranked Pirates prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes has tested positive for COVID-19, Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton told reporters Sunday. Hayes had not been present at Pirates workouts at PNC Park and is currently quarantined. Teams can only disclose a player's positive test if that player gives his consent to have the information → Read More

Prospects in the Phillies' 2020 player pool

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an → Read More

2020 Draft recap: Philadelphia Phillies

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. This year's Draft was different for the Phillies, not just because of its shortened format but because of who they had in charge. Philadelphia hired Brian Barber as → Read More

2020 Draft recap: Washington Nationals

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. Kris Kline likes to get started early. The Nationals assistant general manager and vice president of scouting operations set out to scout the spring season on Jan. 23. → Read More

Best streams of 2019: All-Star Games

There’s no better time to see the brightest stars of baseball’s future than at Minor League All-Star Games, when the best of the best get the chance to battle for bragging rights after earning a spot during the first half of a long season. It's a reward for the players, → Read More

2020 Draft Recap: Pittsburgh Pirates

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. The Draft shrunk to unprecedented dimensions. The Pirates, though, still brought in a prospect with the potential to become a Major League mainstay, then instantly altered the depth → Read More

The Road to The Show: Rays shortstop Wander Franco

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco. He's 19. He hasn't met much of a challenge yet in professional baseball. He's moved rapidly through → Read More

Beyond 'Bull Durham,' 10 movies about the Minors

the movies.There are plenty of ways to still get a baseball fix while the game is on pause during the COVID-19 → Read More

California League series still baffling 13 years later

Matt Antonelli had played in a baseball game each of the last 10 days. The prior night's win back home in Lake Elsinore ended at 9:39 local time. Account for maybe an hour to shower and load up the bus, and the Storm didn't depart for Lancaster until sometime around → Read More

Farm system rankings: Position players, 10-1 breaks down the best organizational collections of position players in the Minor Leagues, a group led by the White Sox and Luis Robert. → Read More

Rays take charge of 2020 prospect rankings

Wander Franco -- a shortstop who turns 19 on March 1 -- is one of six Tampa Bay Rays Minor Leaguers on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospect rankings, which were revealed Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Cardinals deal for Rays lefty Liberatore

The St. Louis Cardinals nabbed 2018 first-rounder Matthew Liberatore, catcher Edgardo Rodriguez and a 66th overall pick from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielders Randy Arozarena, Jose Martinez and a 38th overall pick. → Read More

White Sox ink Robert to new deal

The White Sox will reportedly sign top prospect Luis Robert to a six-year, $50 million contract, clearing the way for the outfielder to make his Major League debut at the start of the 2020 season. → Read More

A's to call up Luzardo from Triple-A

Top A's prospect Jesus Luzardo has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to make his Major League debut and will join the big club on Monday in Houston. → Read More

Kieboom, Cate form next wave for Nats

Infielder Carter Kieboom and left-hander Tim Cate lead the pack of Washington Nationals Organization All-Stars for a club looking to replenish its ranks after building a World Series champion. → Read More