Orioles Prospect Primer: Diaz in tow

Hays, Hall, Harvey set tone for ongoing rebuild in Baltimore

Yusniel Diaz batted .333 with a homer and seven RBIs in 14 Grapefruit League games. (David Monseur/MiLB)

By Chris Bumbaca | March 19, 2019 10:12 AM ET

With a new leadership group in charge, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves in the middle of a rebuild, making the development of their Minor Leaguers all the more important.

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

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Braves Prospect Primer: Arms abound

Toussaint leads group pushing for Majors; Weigel healthy again

Touki Toussaint struck out 17 and issued two walks over his first 14 innings this spring. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

By Sam Dykstra | March 19, 2019 10:12 AM ET

Led by Touki Toussaint, the Braves have several Major League-ready arms in their system, while position players Cristian Pache and CJ Alexander also look ready to stand out.

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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D-backs Prospect Primer: Sweet Jazz

Arizona's top prospect pointing the way after breakout 2018

Jazz Chisholm homered a career-high 25 times in 112 games across two levels in 2018. (Jerry Klime/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | March 19, 2019 10:11 AM ET

D-backs top prospect Jazz Chisholm enjoyed a breakout season at the dish and appears set to pair with top pitcher Jon Duplantier as the next wave of prospects to hit the desert.

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

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Righty Pint ready to reemerge for Rockies

Colorado's 2016 first-rounder was limited to four outings last year

Riley Pint has been limited to 37 starts over three professional seasons since going to the Rockies in 2016. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | March 18, 2019 8:54 PM ET

Colorado's 2016 first-round pick Riley Pint has slipped off of Top 100 lists across baseball after a tough couple of years, but the young righty is ready for his reemergence in 2019.

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

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Jays reassign Bichette to Minors

Pirates send down No. 2 prospect Hayes as well

Bo Bichette participated in the All-Star Futures Game during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. (Nathan Denette/AP)

By Chris Bumbaca | March 18, 2019 6:36 PM ET

Toronto reassigned its No. 2 prospect Bo Bichette to Minor League camp on Monday, while Pittsburgh did the same for its second-ranked prospect, Ke'Bryan Hayes.

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

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Copa de la Diversión bigger, bolder in 2019

MiLB rolls out identities for expanded Hispanic-focused program

Arkansas, Bradenton, Charleston, Chattanooga, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Delmarva, Carolina and Down East are new to the program.

By Tyler Maun | March 18, 2019 5:21 PM ET

The Copa de la Diversión program is back, bigger and bolder for this season with more than double the participants of a year ago. Minor League Baseball rolled out the new season's identities on Monday.

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

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Cards' Hudson makes case for rotation

Right-hander fans eight as St. Louis cruises past Philadelphia

Dakota Hudson went 13-3 with a 2.50 ERA in 19 starts for Triple-A Memphis in 2018. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

March 18, 2019 4:48 PM ET

Cardinals No. 4 prospect Dakota Hudson fanned eight Phillies over five innings in St. Louis' 4-1 victory Monday. He allowed four hits and walked one.

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Kirilloff continues to rake for Twins

Ninth overall prospect hitting .364 in Grapefruit League play

Alex Kirilloff is expected to open the season with Double-A Pensacola in the Southern League. (John Bazemore/AP)

March 17, 2019 6:25 PM ET

Second-ranked Twins prospect Alex Kirilloff notched three hits, drove in a run and swiped a bag in Minnesota's 9-8 Grapefruit League loss to Toronto on Sunday.

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Marlins' Stewart excited about latest rebuild

No. 22 prospect used breakout '18 to propel him into Phils swap

Will Stewart ranked second in the South Atlantic League in both ERA (2.06) and WHIP (0.98) last season. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | March 16, 2019 9:41 PM ET

Marlins No. 22 prospect Will Stewart has been a part of a rebuilding system before and is prepared to carve out a bigger role in his new organization following his trade from the Phillies.

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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Rockies assign Rodgers to Minors camp

No. 10 overall prospect batted .222 in Cactus League play

Brendan Rodgers went 8-for-36 with a double and a pair of walks in 18 Cactus League games. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | March 16, 2019 7:49 PM ET

Top Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers, who hit .222 in Cactus League play, was one of six players assigned to Minor League camp on Saturday.

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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