Brewers' Hiura to start year in Minors

No. 20 overall prospect will head to Triple-A San Antonio

Keston Hiura captured the Arizona Fall League Most Valuable Player crown last year. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

By Chris Bumbaca | March 20, 2019 10:08 PM ET

Top Brewers prospect Keston Hiura, currently at Spring Training with the big league team, has been told he will start the season with the Triple-A San Antonio Missions.

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Paddack proving worthy of rotation spot

Padres No. 5 prospect leaving little doubt at Spring Training

Chris Paddack had a 0.82 WHIP and .204 opponents' batting average across two levels last year. (Matt York/AP)

By Katie Woo | March 20, 2019 10:00 PM ET

Fifth-ranked Padres prospect Chris Paddack is using a strong spring to make his case for a spot in the Major League starting rotation.

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D-backs' Widener posts perfect outing

No. 82 overall prospect turns in sharpest game of strong spring

Taylor Widener compiled a 2.75 ERA in 2018, his first season with Arizona after being acquired from the Yankees. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

March 20, 2019 5:07 PM ET

D-backs No. 2 prospect Taylor Widener retired all nine batters he faced as Arizona took a perfect-game bid into the seventh in an 11-2 win over the White Sox.

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Report: White Sox, Jimenez agree to six-year deal

No. 3 overall prospect guaranteed $43 million, plus two club options

Eloy Jimenez owns a .311/.359/.519 line over 408 career games in the Cubs and White Sox systems. (Ken Jancef/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | March 20, 2019 4:21 PM ET

The Chicago White Sox and Eloy Jimenez reportedly agreed to a six-year, $43 million deal with two club options, which could grow to $77.5 million.

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White Sox Prospect Primer: Rebuild in bloom

Jimenez, Cease closing in on South Side; Madrigal not far behind

Eloy Jimenez will head back to Triple-A Charlotte to begin the season but likely won't be there long. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Rob Terranova | March 20, 2019 10:03 AM ET

The White Sox rebuild is flourishing because of key acquisitions like Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease, and solid Draft selections such as Nick Madrigal and Steele Walker.

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Red Sox Prospect Primer: Power up top

Dalbec, Chavis set to slug in upper levels for reigning champs

Bobby Dalbec was second in the Minors with 70 extra-base hits and 109 RBIs while reaching Double-A last year. (Zachary Roy/MiLB.com)

By Josh Jackson | March 20, 2019 10:02 AM ET

Although the Red Sox system isn't as deep as it was, top prospects like Michael Chavis, Triston Casas, Brandon Howlett, Darwinzon Hernandez and Bobby Dalbec are looking to turn in a productive season.

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Cubs Prospect Primer: Tight at the top

Hoerner, Amaya grabbing spotlight; Marquez takes steps forward

Nico Hoerner, the No. 24 overall pick last June, finished the 2018 season with a 1.021 OPS in 14 games. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography)

By Gerard Gilberto | March 20, 2019 10:02 AM ET

From Miguel Amaya's tools behind the plate to the emergence of 2018 first-rounder Nico Hoerner, top Cubs prospects are putting elite talent on full display.

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Reds' Senzel impressing at new position

No. 6 overall prospect battling for Opening Day roster spot

Nick Senzel is batting .300 with three doubles and three RBIs in 10 Cactus League games. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | March 20, 2019 12:28 AM ET

The position may be new to him, but top Reds prospect Nick Senzel is still in the mix to become the team's Opening Day center fielder.

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Overlooked amateur Murphy thriving as pro

Undrafted out of high school, backstop now on Athletics doorstep

Catcher Sean Murphy finished last season with Triple-A Nashville after missing time with an injury. (Mike Strasinger/Nashville Sounds)

By Tyler Maun | March 19, 2019 9:26 PM ET

Oakland's No. 3 prospect Sean Murphy was undrafted and barely recruited out of high school. Five years later, he's one of the top catching talents in baseball.

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Braves' Riley breaks out the power

No. 38 overall prospect belts first Grapefruit League homer

Austin Riley slugged 71 homers in his first four professional seasons, including 19 across three levels in 2018. (John Raoux/AP)

March 19, 2019 7:48 PM ET

Braves No. 5 prospect Austin Riley hit his first spring homer while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a 3-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.

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