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Jonathan Mayo is an Draft and prospect expert. He has been a reporter for since 1999.

  • June 25 8:49 PM ET

    Tournament of Stars top performers

    USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars is now in the books. The 100+ players who were on hand have now been whittled down to a 44-player 18 and Under Trials roster. From that release: Out of the 108 athletes that attended the tournament, 34 have been named to the trials roster. Those 34 are joined by […] More»
  • June 24 1:09 PM ET

    The White Sox and Carlos Rodon

    As of this writing, our Draft signing tracker has a total of 26 of the 34 first-round picks from the 2014 Draft as having signed or agreed to terms. We have bonus figures for seven of the top 10 picks. The top pick still unsigned is Carlos Rodon. The NC State star went to the […] More»
  • June 20 3:57 PM ET

    Day 3 at Tournament of Stars

    Thursday was the second day of games at USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars (Friday is reserved for a second workout/evaluation day). Some highlights from yesterday’s games, according to scouts in attendance:   Hitters Xavier Legrant (Phillip O Berry Academy of Tech, NC) homered. He’s been swinging bat well (4-for-9 in 2 games).  The athletic infielder […] More»
  • June 19 3:00 AM ET

    Day 2 at Tournament of Stars

    Games began at the USA Baseball complex in Cary, North Carolina on Wednesday. It makes for a long, and hot (high was 101, folks), day for all involved, but it’s also the chance to see all the players at the Tournament of Stars in game action. Three games are in the books, all six teams […] More»
  • June 18 9:27 PM ET

    Day 1 at Tournament of Stars

    The summer showcase circuit is upon us! USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars kicked off on Tuesday with its Evaluation Day. Games start tomorrow, so today was reserved for workouts. 60-yard dashes, infield/outfield, batting practice, that sort of thing. Much as I wish I could be in North Carolina for the TOS, I’m not. But I […] More»
  • May 19 7:14 PM ET

    What to make of Jacob Gatewood

    Is there any Draft prospect in this year’s class tougher to figure out than Jacob Gatewood (Michael Gettys fans, you’ll just have to wait)? It’s been tough to figure out where the NoCal high school shortstop will go when considering mock drafts (I had him going No. 22 overall in my first projection of the […] More»
  • May 16 3:46 PM ET

    Some Draft tidbits — pitching, pitching, pitching

    This time of year, information starts coming in fast and furious regarding the 2014 Draft class. I’ll try to update everyone as I get good intel in. Today, it’s all about pitching. Here’s what I’ve been hearing the last day or two: Hawaii high school lefty Kodi Medeiros (Ranked No. 24 on the Draft Top […] More»
  • May 12 7:10 PM ET

    More talk about season rebounds

    Last week, I wrote a feature that focused on Courtney Hawkins, Brandon Nimmo and Trevor Bauer and how, in different ways, they were all bouncing back from either up-and-down or subpar seasons in 2013 to have solid-to-outstanding 2014 campaigns to date. As is often the case, I had way  too much information from the conversations […] More»
  • April 03 3:56 PM ET

    It’s (Minor League) Opening Day!

    That’s right, folks. Today’s the day we get to watch all those prospects (save those in the big leagues) in action. You can check out my story about where the Top 100 prospects are playing right here. And I highly recommend the MiLB.TV package so you can watch these guys in action. Obviously, I’m not […] More»
  • March 27 5:11 AM ET

    Draft update: More (bad) news on Dylan Cease

    A couple of days ago, it was reported here that Dylan Cease would miss this year’s National High School Invitational, which began on Wednesday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina (Cease’s Milton High School lost its opener to The First Academy). At the time, Cease was hopeful that rest would […] More»
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