Toolshed: Getting the most out of rookies

Using WAR to measure youngsters' impact over last five seasons

By Sam Dykstra | February 20, 2018 1:25 PM ET

The Dodgers, Cardinals and Yankees are among the clubs that have gotten the most out of their rookies over the last five Major League seasons.

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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Bishop rallies support for Alzheimer's pledge

Fighting for his mom, M's prospect raising money with spring hits

By Danny Wild | February 20, 2018 9:58 AM ET

You don't need to be a Seattle Mariners fan to be pulling for Braden Bishop this Spring Training. The non-roster invitee will make every hit count, and it's bigger than just a personal quest to reach the Majors.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow his MLBlog column, Minoring in Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Knee sidelines Lewis for at least a month

Top Mariners prospect underwent scope 'about 10 days ago'

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 19, 2018 6:58 PM ET

Top Seattle Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis recently had a knee scope and will be out four to six weeks. He underwent ACL surgery in summer 2016 on the same knee.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to 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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Accurate Eshelman sets sights on Phillies

No. 22 prospect stays on target in first big-league Spring Training

By Gerard Gilberto | February 19, 2018 10:50 AM ET

After leading the Triple-A level with a 2.8 percent walk rate last season, Philadelphia Phillies prospect Tom Eshelman is in Major League camp for the first time this spring.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Mets, Tebow talk about future in Majors

New York GM Alderson says outfielder 'will play' in big leagues

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 18, 2018 2:39 PM ET

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he thinks Tim Tebow will play in the Major Leagues while manager Mickey Callaway said he sees potential.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to 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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Rays pick up Palacios in trade with Twins

Shortstop dealt for righty Odorizzi after solid offensive season

By Alex Kraft | February 17, 2018 11:10 PM ET

The Rays acquired shortstop Jermaine Palacios from the Twins on Saturday night, dealing right-hander Jake Odorizzi for Minnesota's 27th-ranked prospect.

Alex Kraft 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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Healthy Torres has eyes on Yankees roster spot

Top infield prospect to open Grapefruit play with no restrictions

By Josh Jackson | February 17, 2018 7:42 PM ET

Top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres will participate in Grapefruit League action with no restrictions on his surgically repaired left elbow and hopes to use the time to earn a big league roster spot.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Luzardo returns after tragedy at alma mater

A's No. 6 prospect reports to camp after school shooting vigil

By Gerard Gilberto | February 16, 2018 10:12 PM ET

In the wake of the tragedy at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, A's No. 6 prospect Jesus Luzardo will start a scholarship fund in support of the family of one of the victims.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Reds' Ehret, Indians' Ventura suspended

Cincinnati right-hander, 2016 All-Star to miss 50 games in 2018

By Danny Wild | February 16, 2018 3:51 PM ET

Reds right-handed prospect Jake Ehret and Indians outfielder Carlos Ventura were suspended on Friday after testing positive for banned substances.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow his MLBlog column, Minoring in Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Yanks' Estrada recovering from gunshot wound

Shortstop, 21, expected to play majority of season despite incident

By Danny Wild | February 16, 2018 1:56 PM ET

Yankees No. 16 prospect Thairo Estrada was shot last month in Venezuela but is expected to fully recover and play this season, the team revealed on Friday.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow his MLBlog column, Minoring in Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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