Rays take charge of 2020 prospect rankings

Franco stays No. 1 overall; Tampa Bay holds six Top 100 slots

Led by 18-year-old Wander Franco, each of the first five players on the new Top 100 prospect list is 22 or younger.

By Joe Bloss | January 25, 2020 3:57 PM ET

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.

Joe Bloss is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jtbloss. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Gray, Downs set to boost Dodgers at camp

Acquired a year ago, pitcher, shortstop headline non-roster invites

Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs helped Double-A Tulsa reach the Texas League Finals in 2019. (Tim Campbell/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | January 23, 2020 4:46 PM ET

The Dodgers extended non-roster invites to 21 players for big league camp, headlined by top prospects Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs, who were traded from the Reds last offseason.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Boddy, Reds revving up mound program

Driveline guru ushering in new wave as pitching coordinator

Nick Lodolo and Hunter Greene look to lead the next wave of Reds pitching prospects. (Tom Nichols/Dayton Dragons)

By Andrew Battifarano | January 23, 2020 10:33 AM ET

Driveline Baseball founder Kyle Boddy joined the Reds this offseason as their new director of pitching initiatives and pitching coordinator, and he's eager to make a difference in the system.

Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Mariners taking Top-100 prospects to camp

Kelenic, Rodriguez, Gilbert heading to MLB side this spring

Jarred Kelenic, Julio Rodriguez and Logan Gilbert are headed to Peoria. (Arkansas Travelers, MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 22, 2020 2:33 PM ET

No. 13 overall prospect Jarred Kelenic, No. 25 Julio Rodriguez and No. 48 Logan Gilbert are all heading to Major League Spring Training as Mariners non-roster invites.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Vaughn, Madrigal head to White Sox camp

First-rounders lead non-roster invites, including seven top prospects

Andrew Vaughn and Nick Madrigal were selected within the first four picks in the 2019 and 2018 Drafts, respectively. (Lance Carter, Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | January 21, 2020 5:14 PM ET

The White Sox announced 27 non-roster invites to Spring Training, including first-round Draft picks Andrew Vaughn and Nick Madrigal.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Rangers tap Huff for big league camp

Catcher rewarded for breakout year, leads eight non-roster invites

Sam Huff notched an .845 OPS in 127 games across two levels in 2019. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | January 21, 2020 4:24 PM ET

The Rangers announced eight non-roster invites to big league camp on Tuesday, including No. 73 overall prospect Sam Huff. Players are to report to Spring Training in February.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Tigers' spring invitees pitch perfect

Detroit well-armed in Grapefruit League with Mize, Manning

Detroit's No. 1 pick in the 2018 Draft, Casey Mize finished 8-3 with a 2.55 ERA across two levels last season. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | January 16, 2020 8:18 PM ET

The Tigers included three of the franchise's top four prospects -- No. 1 Casey Mize, No. 2 Matt Manning and No. 4 Tarik Skubal -- among the 25 non-roster players invited to Spring Training.

Duane Cross is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DuaneCrossMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Hurlers Singer, Lynch tapped for Royals camp

2018 first-rounders among Kansas City's non-roster invites

Brady Singer notched a 1.19 WHIP in 26 starts across two levels in 2019. (Tim Campbell/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | January 13, 2020 3:47 PM ET

The Royals extended non-roster invites for big league camp to Brady Singer and Daniel Lynch, along with nine other prospects, on Monday.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Phillies invite Bohm, Howard to spring camp

Philadelphia to challenge Top-100 prospects on MLB side

Alec Bohm and Spencer Howard both finished the 2019 season with Double-A Reading. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com, Reading Fightin Phils)

By Sam Dykstra | January 13, 2020 1:01 PM ET

No. 34 overall prospect Alec Bohm and No. 88 Spencer Howard will head to Phillies Major League Spring Training camp as non-roster invitees, the organization announced Monday.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Cardinals deal for Rays lefty Liberatore

2018 first-round pick has racked up 113 whiffs in 111 pro frames

Matthew Liberatore held foes to a .237 average in 78 1/3 innings for Bowling Green in 2019. (Chris Robertson/KZONE images)

By Kelsie Heneghan and Joe Bloss | January 9, 2020 7:59 PM ET

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.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. Joe Bloss is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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