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  1. Scouting a pair of all-star games

    Keith Law

    Here are some notes on a number of players I saw over the weekend. Lefty Kolby Allard of San Clemente (California) High School was the breakout star of this year's Perfect Game All-American Classic, played once again at Petco Park in San Diego. T...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  2. Best tools in the MLB Futures Game

    Keith Law

    The 16th annual MLB Futures Game will take place Sunday at Target Field in Minneapolis, and yes, I'll be there, my ninth Futures Game. It's an event that brings some of the best prospects from around the minors together on one field for a nine-inning...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    The MLB All-Star Game rosters always spur controversy for who's out and who's in, but also because there aren't clear rules on what makes an All-Star in the first place. I've never bought the maxim that it should just be the players who are having th...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  4. Rangers prospect shines in All-Star Game

    Keith Law

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks played host to this year's California-Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday. The game, which the visiting California League squad won 4-2, featured players from 18 different organizations. Here are my notes on a handfu...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. The mishandling of Bryce Harper

    Keith Law

    The Washington Nationals went a little off the board this winter with the hiring of manager Matt Williams, a respected coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks and former All-Star who had a grand total of zero games of professional managerial experience. ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. Scouting the Cape Cod League All-Stars

    Keith Law

    YARMOUTH, Mass. -- A few scouting notes from Saturday afternoon's Cape Cod League All-Star Game, held on a beautiful day in Yarmouth. * The best prospect of the day was Evansville lefty Kyle Freeland, who had some of the day's top velocity at...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  7. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    This year's All-Star rosters are surprisingly good. In most years, this exercise is hard to finish because there are so many dubious selections and glaring omissions, but this year, there are only a few of each, and most of the problems either come f...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  8. Picking the 'real' All-Star teams

    Keith Law

    If we are supposed to believe that the All-Star Game counts for something other than TV ratings and MLB revenues, why don't we see rosters built to win the game? It's part popularity contest, part reward for having a good two months to start the seas...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  9. Breaking down the Futures Game

    Keith Law

    This year's Futures Game looked on paper like it might not be very balanced given the strength of the U.S. pitching staff and the inexperience of the World staff, and unfortunately that's how it played out, turning into a rout after the U.S...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  10. Oscar Taveras, Nick Castellanos, Jurickson Profar and other stand...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down Oscar Taveras, Dylan Bundy and other players who stood out in the 2012 Futures Game.

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  11. The biggest All-Star snubs

    Keith Law

    Sunday's announcements of the All-Star rosters didn't produce as many shocks for me as past years' rosters did, especially given that I've already accepted that the players and managers don't quite grasp the part about saves ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  12. Zack Greinke, Johnny Cueto and other All-Star snubs

    Keith Law

    Keith Law gives his choices for the biggest 2012 All-Star snubs.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  13. The 'real' All-Star team

    Keith Law

    Given the ability to pick 25 players to fill out a roster, which guys would you choose? I've tackled that question here -- with the goal of building the optimal roster for a 162-game season -- picking the best starter at each of the nine lineup...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  14. Stephen Strasburg, Mike Trout, Joey Votto and the 'real' All-Star...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law picks the optimal 25-man roster to form the "real" All-Star team.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  15. Jorge Soler has talent of top-five pick

    Keith Law

    Jorge Soler, the 20-year-old Cuban outfielder the Cubs agreed to terms with today, can show you four plus tools, and there's enough bat speed and hand strength for him to end up with all five. He has All-Star potential for the Cubs if they'...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  16. Jorge Soler has the talent of a top-five pick in the MLB draft

    Keith Law

    Keith Law writes that Jorge Soler has the kind of ability you'd find in a top-five pick in the MLB draft. He should have value for the Cubs, but his situation underscores why top draft picks are worth more.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2012