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.

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Farm System Rankings: Overall (10-1)

Padres, Rays, Braves battle for top spot in 2019

San Diego's Fernando Tatis Jr. and MacKenzie Gore are two of MLB.com's top 15 overall prospects. (Charlie Riedel/AP, Fort Wayne TinCaps)

By Sam Dykstra | March 6, 2019 10:08 AM ET

The Padres, Rays and Braves compete for the top three spots as MiLB.com concludes its Farm System Rankings with the top 10 overall systems in the game heading into the 2019 season.

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Pirates' Hayes produces a grand ending

No. 46 overall prospect caps six-RBI day with walk-off slam

Ke'Bryan Hayes hit a career-best seven homers while winning a second straight Gold Glove last season. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

February 24, 2019 6:17 PM ET

Pirates No. 2 prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes jacked a pair of dingers, including a walk-off grand slam, and drove in six runs in a 10-6 Grapefruit League victory over the Marlins on Sunday.

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Farm system rankings: Pitchers (20-11)

Keller ready to make impact with Bucs; Jays more than big bats

Mitch Keller struck out 57 over 52 1/3 innings in the International League to end last season. (Joe Santry/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | February 19, 2019 11:03 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 20-11, based on pitching talent and depth.

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Farm system rankings: Position players 20-11

Pirates, Astros prospects excite; Rockies boast impressive infield

Pittsburgh's Ke'Bryan Hayes notched a career-high .819 OPS for Double-A Altoona in 2018. (Andy Grosh/agphotosports)

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 12, 2019 10:12 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 20-11, based on strength in position players.

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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2019 Prospect Projections: NL Central rookies

Reds' Senzel could be big piece of organization's push in 2019

Nick Senzel has produced a 149 wRC+ or above at each full-season level he's played at since going pro. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 22, 2019 10:14 AM ET

Even after a bumpy 2018 in terms of health, Nick Senzel looks ready to help the Reds this season as Steamer expects him to be an impressive hitter right away in the Major Leagues.

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Despite scare, beat goes on for Bucs' Hinsz

19th-ranked prospect back on mound after open heart surgery

Gage Hinsz made 19 Florida State League starts the season before undergoing open heart surgery. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

By Chris Bumbaca | January 21, 2019 10:43 AM ET

A year after undergoing open heart surgery, Pirates No. 19 prospect Gage Hinsz is prepared to make the most of his second chance on the mound.

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Bucs' Hayes earns Spring Training invite

Pirates No. 2 prospect won Gold Glove in All-Star season

Ke'Bryan Hayes established career highs in 10 offensive categories for Double-A Altoona in 2018. (Andy Grosh/agphotosports)

By Chris Bumbaca | January 5, 2019 8:43 PM ET

The Pirates announced Saturday they've invited second-ranked Ke'Bryan Hayes and 12 other prospects to Spring Training.

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Marlins' Diaz still red-hot in Puerto Rico

Club's No. 9 prospect has raised average 70 points in two weeks

Isan Diaz is batting .301/.362/.422 with 13 runs scored through 24 games in the Puerto Rican Winter League. (Jim Redman/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | December 16, 2018 7:48 PM ET

Some of the best prospects -- such as the Marlins' Isan Diaz --- are fine-tuning their games in the Winter Leagues. MiLB.com looks at the week's top performers.

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Padres' Tatis continues swinging hot bat

Shortstop tallies five doubles for the week in Winter League ball

Fernando Tatis posted a.277/.390/.508 slash line through his first 19 games for Estrellas Orientales. (Shawn E. Davis/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | December 9, 2018 6:19 PM ET

Prospects such as Fernando Tatis Jr. are getting in extra at-bats and innings in the Winter Leagues before the 2019 season. MiLB.com looks at the week's top performers.

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