Martinez, Mussina, Rivera recall MiLB road

Newest Hall of Famers applied lessons in special careers

Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera met the media on Wednesday at the St. Regis Hotel in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

By Kelsie Heneghan | January 23, 2019 9:20 PM ET

Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina and Edgar Martinez -- members of the the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 -- discussed how the Minor Leagues set them up for their special careers.

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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Duplantier gets D-backs camp invitation

Top prospect posted 2.55 ERA in 16 Double-A starts in 2018

Jon Duplantier gets his first invitation to big league camp, a season after right biceps tendinitis limited him to 74 innings. (Jackson Generals)

By Gerard Gilberto | January 23, 2019 7:39 PM ET

D-backs right-hander Jon Duplantier headlines a group of non-roster invitees to big league Spring Training that includes five ranked prospects.

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Talent from Team USA '17 taking over pros

U-18 World Cup champs had record 10 go in Draft's first round

The Padres' Ryan Weathers (left) and Cards' Nolan Gorman were selected seventh and 19th overall, respectively, in 2018. (USA Baseball)

By Tyler Maun | January 23, 2019 11:43 AM ET

The Cardinals' Nolan Gorman and the Padres' Ryan Weathers are Top 100 Prospects, but they have something else in common -- they were among 10 first-round picks who played for a record-breaking USA Baseball U-18 team in 2017.

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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Astros invite Whitley, Alvarez to MLB camp

Top-100 prospects headed to big-league Spring Training

Forrest Whitley and Yordan Alvarez are each ranked among MLB.com's top 50 overall prospects. (Tammy Tucker/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 22, 2019 5:48 PM ET

The Astros extended non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training camp to No. 8 overall prospect Forrest Whitley and No. 42 Yordan Alvarez, the club announced Tuesday.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB.v This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Robert, Madrigal headed to White Sox camp

Chicago also invites Rutherford, four other ranked prospects

Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal both played for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem last season. (Ben Sandstrom/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 22, 2019 3:33 PM ET

The White Sox extended non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training to Top-100 prospects Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal and Blake Rutherford, among others, on Tuesday.

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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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.

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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Tigers invite Mize to Spring Training

Club's top prospect was first overall selection in last year's Draft

Top Tigers prospect Casey Mize struck out 170 batters over 128 1/3 innings between college and pro ball last season. (Tom Hagerty)

By Michael Avallone | January 21, 2019 7:45 PM ET

The Detroit Tigers extended a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training camp to top overall prospect Casey Mize on Monday.

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Mariners acquire Long in three-way trade

Seattle picks up No. 7 Reds prospect, sends Stowers to Yanks

A 12th-round pick in 2013, Shed Long has a career OPS of .788 through six Minor League seasons. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 21, 2019 5:40 PM ET

The Reds, Mariners and Yankees pulled off a three-way trade Monday afternoon with Shed Long going to Seattle, Josh Stowers headed to New York and Sonny Gray going to Cincinnati.

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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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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Siri helps Estrellas to series lead in Finals

Reds No. 15 prospect collects seven hits in three games for title

Jose Siri hit .239 with a .743 OPS in 96 games over the Florida State and Southern Leagues in 2018. (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)

By Tyler Maun | January 20, 2019 5:46 PM ET

The Dominican Winter League finals feature a matchup of top prospects as Jose Siri and Fernando Tatis Jr. lead Estrellas Orientales against Jorge Mateo and Toros del Este.

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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