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With Tebow on roster, Fireflies glow brighter

Tim Tebow is starting his career with the Columbia Fireflies, bringing excitement throughout the South Atlantic League.

Tim Tebow will begin his baseball career with the Class A Columbia Fireflies. His presence will bring a carnival-like atmosphere to Spirit Communications Park and every stadium he visits. Is the South Atlantic League prepared?

Astros Prospect Primer: Martes at the top

Francis Martes averaged 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings with Double-A Corpus Christi in 2016.

The Houston Astros have seen some of the game's top offensive talent rise through their ranks over the past five years. This season it's a pitcher -- Francis Martes -- who headlines their future stars.

Tigers Prospect Primer: Stewart slugs on

Christin Stewart has a .514 slugging percentage in 199 career games in the Tigers system.

Tigers No. 2 prospect Christin Stewart has shown a lot of power at the lower levels already, while 2016 fourth-round pick Kyle Funkhouser is ready to share his talents in his full-season debut.

Phillies' Pivetta talks WBC on podcast

Phillies No. 12 prospect Nick Pivetta joins the show to talk about his WBC experience with Canada. Tyler and Sam break down MiLB.com's Prospect Primers, and Ben previews his 2017 trips.

Royals Prospect Primer: Arms in focus

Josh Staumont was markedly improved after a promotion to Double-A last season.

Kansas City's farm system is highlighted by fast-rising pitching talent like Matt Strahm and Josh Staumont, but some question marks surround former first-rounders Kyle Zimmer and Ashe Russell.

Roundup: Sisco makes difference for Orioles

Chance Sisco has plated five runs over 17 at-bats in Grapefruit League competition.

Top Orioles prospect Chance Sisco, still in big league camp to get exposure behind the plate, clubbed a three-run homer in the eighth inning en route to Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Rays.

Moncada, Yanks' Torres head to Minor Leagues

Yoan Moncada hit .317 with three home runs, 13 RBIs and a 1.074 OPS this spring.

Chicago's Yoan Moncada will join Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Carson Fulmer at Triple-A, while top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres heads to Double-A Trenton.

Rockies Prospect Primer: Enter potent Pint

Just 19 years old, 2016 first-rounder Riley Pint possesses a fastball that can reach 102 mph.

The Colorado Rockies are still one of baseball's best and deepest systems, led by young stars like right-hander Riley Pint and shortstop Brendan Rodgers.

Reds Prospect Primer: Garrett gains ground

Amir Garrett has impressed this spring, registering a 2.20 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings.

Amir Garrett, Cincinnati's top pitching prospect, has been making a strong case for a spot in the Major League rotation, while No. 1 prospect Nick Senzel could climb the ladder quickly at third base.

Brewers prospect Denson announces retirement

David Denson was a Midwest League All-Star for Wisconsin in 2016.

Brewers first base prospect David Denson announced he's retiring to pursue a career as a personal trainer less than two years after becoming the only openly gay player in affiliated baseball.

Indians Prospect Primer: Mejia's next act

Francisco Mejia went 8-for-19 with two homers and eight RBIs in 11 Cactus League games this spring.

Francisco Mejia's historic 50-game hitting streak highlighted a breakout 2016 for the 21-year-old catcher. Now at Double-A, he is among the stars of Cleveland's farm system heading into 2017.

Cubs Prospect Primer: Jimenez in spotlight

Top prospect Eloy Jimenez collected 57 extra-base hits in his first full season as a professional.

With Eloy Jimenez leading the way, the Cubs organization features a collection of youngsters with sky's-the-limit potential. Ian Happ, Dylan Cease, Jose Albertos and Albert Almora Jr. are all aboard.

Red Sox Prospect Primer: Top-heavy system

Rafael Devers has been a Red Sox Organization All-Star in each of his three Minor League seasons.

After an offseason that included the departures of Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech, the Red Sox system remains strong at the top with Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers and Jay Groome.

White Sox Prospect Primer: Big arms coming

Yoan Moncada came to the White Sox from the Red Sox in the blockbuster Chris Sale trade.

Bolstered by trade acquisitions like Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito and Michael Kopech, the White Sox are primed for a rapid rebuild in the American League Central.

ServiceMaster, MiLB announce partnership

ServiceMaster has announced a multi-year partnership with Minor League Baseball and will be embarking on a "ServiceMaster Ballpark Tour" to celebrate with fans at select ballparks across the country this season.

Tebow to begin season at Class A Columbia

Mets outfielder Tim Tebow will begin his Minor League career at Class A Columbia on April 6.

Tim Tebow will start the season at Class A Columbia this April, the Mets announced on Monday. The former NFL quarterback is 4-for-17 in six Spring Training games.

Lopez dominates over six frames for White Sox

Reynaldo Lopez notched a 3.21 ERA with 126 strikeouts in 19 starts in the Nationals system last year.

Marlins No. 3 prospect Brian Anderson went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and a run scored in Miami's 9-3 win over Atlanta in Monday afternoon's Grapefruit League action.

Braves Prospect Primer: Growth, graduation

Ozzie Albies had six hits in his first 15 Grapefruit League at-bats as a non-roster invitee.

Shortstop Dansby Swanson is already in the Majors, second baseman Ozzie Albies could join him soon and several young pitchers will work their way up the Braves ladder in 2017.

Orioles Prospect Primer: Sisco on the rise

Chance Sisco has hit .323 over 358 games in four Minor League seasons with Baltimore.

Top prospect Chance Sisco comes into this year as the star of the Orioles farm system after putting together an impressive season with Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk in 2016.

D-backs Prospect Primer: Banda shines on

Over five Minor League seasons, Anthony Banda has a career 3.46 ERA with 509 strikeouts.

Top D-backs prospect Anthony Banda, flamethrower Jimmie Sherfy and right-hander Matt Koch are all approaching the Major Leagues as Arizona looks to rebuild its farm system.

Moncada keeps on raking for White Sox

Yoan Moncada went 4-for-19 over eight games in the Majors last season with the Red Sox.

White Sox top prospect Yoan Moncada went 3-for-5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs on Sunday in an 11-2 Cactus League thumping of the Angels.

O'Neill, Beede, Arroyo sent to Minors camps

Tyler O'Neill earned Southern League MVP honors and helped Jackson win the championship in 2016.

Mariners prospect Tyler O'Neill and the Giants top two prospects, Tyler Beede and Christian Arroyo, were all reassigned to Minor League camp on Sunday.

Twins moving southpaw Jay back to bullpen

Tyler Jay went 5-5 with a 3.33 ERA and 77 strikeouts over 83 2/3 innings across two levels last season.

The Twins are moving Tyler Jay, their sixth-ranked prospect, back to the bullpen after he earned Florida State League All-Star honors as a starter a year ago.

Bucs' Glasnow fans five in first Grapefruit win

Tyler Glasnow made seven appearances, including four starts, in the Major Leagues last season.

Tyler Glasnow righted the ship in his bid for a spot in the Pirates rotation Saturday, allowing a run and striking out five over four innings in a 13-8 slugfest against the Phillies.

Cuts include Astros' Martes, Twins' Gordon

Francis Martes' fastball scores a 70 on the 20-80 scouting scale, according to MLB Pipeline.

Astros right-hander Francis Martes and Twins shortstop Nick Gordon were among the top prospects assigned to Minor League camps on Saturday.

Phils' Crawford, Cubs' Jimenez among cuts

J.P. Crawford slashed .250/.349/.339 with seven homers and 12 steals across two levels in 2016.

Phillies, Cubs' top prospects J.P. Crawford and Eloy Jimenez headline busy Friday of Major League cuts. Milwaukee also demoted No. 1 prospect Lewis Brinson to Triple-A.

Montgomery finishes off Yankees' no-hitter

Yankees lefty Jordan Montgomery went 14-5 with a 2.13 ERA in 25 Minor League starts last season.

Yankees No. 13 prospect Jordan Montgomery threw four perfect innings to close out a combined no-hitter Friday as New York earned its Major League-best 16th Spring Training victory.

Cardinals bringing the heat to Palm Beach

Sandy Alcantara fanned 119 in 90 1/3 innings last season for Peoria before getting promoted.

The Cardinals feature hard-throwing right-handers Sandy Alcantara, Dakota Hudson and Junior Fernandez among their top 10 prospects, and all three are expected to begin 2017 in the Palm Beach rotation.

Kaprielian, Frazier lead Yankees past Jays

Clint Frazier is hitting .323 with seven RBIs for the Yankees this spring.

Clint Frazier homered and Yankees top pitching prospect James Kaprielian threw a pair of hitless innings in his Spring Training debut as New York beat Toronto, 11-5, on Thursday in Dunedin, Florida.

Barreto hammers first spring homer for A's

Franklin Barreto hit .284 in 123 games last season between Double-A and Triple-A.

A's top prospect Franklin Barreto clubbed a solo homer for his first long ball of Spring Training and later added a single on Thursday as Oakland fell to the Indians, 6-5, in Cactus League action.