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Toolshed: Top 2016 picks meet Rule 5 protection

Gauging which prep selections will be added to 40-man rosters
@SamDykstraMiLB
November 13, 2020

Next Friday will be an important day on any prospect lover's calendar. Nov. 20 is the date by which Major League clubs have to add eligible players to their 40-man rosters or leave them unprotected for this year's Rule 5 Draft, which will take place on Dec. 10. Rule 5-eligible

Rangers' Ragans needs Tommy John surgery

Lefty exited game with elbow discomfort; Cody to miss a couple months
March 18, 2018

Cole Ragans' first full season will have to wait.The fourth-ranked Rangers prospect exited Friday's intrasquad game with discomfort in his left elbow and will need Tommy John surgery. Also, Kyle Cody (No. 8) and Ricardo Rodriguez (No. 28) are battling elbow inflammation and will start the season on the diasbled list.

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 17

Astros' Martin stays hot with four hits; Braves' Sims fans 11 again
July 18, 2017

Mariners OF Tyler O'Neill, Triple-A Tacoma: 3-for-5, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R -- Seattle's No. 2 prospect put to bed any worries that his hot July was about to cool off by following up an 0-for-5, four-strikeout Sunday with a powerful Monday. O'Neill has seen his OPS rise with every

Andretty Mars Hops' Night

Cordero homers for third straight game as Indians clinch series with 6-3 win
July 10, 2017

The Hops got to see a new home run leader emerge in the Northwest League. Unfortunately, they were seeing it from their defensive positions on the field.Spokane's Andretty Cordero hit a two-run home run in the third innings, his third home run in as many games, and added an RBI

Ragans twirls five zeros for Spokane

Texas No. 8 prospect allows one hit, fans career-high nine
June 23, 2017

A limited number of appearances during his first professional season and a rocky start in his first stint with Class A Short Season Spokane didn't provide much of a glimpse into Cole Ragans' full potential.Thursday night's performance left plenty to gawk at.The Rangers No. 8 prospect allowed one hit and

Toolshed: Top 2016 Draft picks ready to roar

Manning, Perez among last year's selections in short-season ball
June 21, 2017

Remember the 2016 Draft?It's so easy to get lost in the MLB Draft that took place earlier this month and the fresh batch of prospects it brings to the Minors, we can forget that only 12 months ago, a whole other group was just getting started. One year later, most