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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. 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
  3. Could the A's deal for Utley?

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics have the best record in the American League despite limited offensive pop at second base. Could California native Chase Utley fill that void as July 31 approaches? Oakland second baseman are hitting a league-low .218, so Su...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  4. Finding MLB talent in unlikely places

    Christopher Crawford

    One of the interesting things about the MLB draft is that in addition to states like Texas, California, and Florida that continuously have several first-round candidates coming out of high school seemingly every year, you also get the talents that co...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  5. The best hitter in the draft class

    Christopher Crawford

    Hopefully everyone got their taxes done early so they could sit down and watch some amateur baseball over the weekend, because there was an awful lot of interesting action. This weekend we saw two stars from Southern California continue their sens...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  6. Orioles make offer to Yoon

    Doug Mittler

    After attending a workout for Suk-Min Yoon last week in California, the Baltimore Orioles have made the Korean pitcher a contract offer, reports the Baltimore Sun. The Orioles and Rangers were previously mentioned as one of the leading candidates ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  7. Astros should be all in on Tanaka

    Buster Olney

    We knew that CC Sabathia's preference, when he became a free agent in the fall of 2008, was to return to his home state of California, if all things were equal. He might have loved to sign with the Dodgers, if all things were equal. But that was befo...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  8. How to fix the L.A. teams

    Jim Bowden

    No, it isn't a very happy time in Southern California. SoCal fans just watched as the Lakers and Clippers got bounced out of the NBA playoffs in the first round, while the Dodgers and Angels have looked like they might not even make the playoffs. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  9. The development of Kevin Gausman

    Buster Olney

    It was the summer after Kevin Gausman's senior year in high school, long before he became arguably the best pitching prospect in this year's draft, and the right-hander decided to pitch in a California summer league. Almost all of the hitt...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  10. How Kevin Gausman developed into a top pitching prospect - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kevin Gausman will be a top pick in this year's MLB draft (possibly the No. 1 overall selection), and his ability and willingness to make changes since he arrived at LSU are big reasons for that, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2012
  11. Giolito, Fried shine at Compton showcase

    Keith Law

    This was the fourth time I've attended the Southern California Invitational at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., and the talent was strong this year, especially on the mound, with probably a half-dozen first rounders in the event. ...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  12. MLB Draft - Luc Giolito and Max Fried were two standouts at recen...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the highlights of the recent MLB Draft showcase in Compton, Calif. Harvard-Westlake teammates Luc Giolito and Max Fried were two of the standouts.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  13. Early highlights from Area Code Games

    Keith Law

    LONG BEACH, Calif.--This year's ESPN Area Code Games, held at Blair Field, on the campus of Long Beach State, feature many of the top high school players in next year's draft class, with a heavy concentration of kids from California, Texas,...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  14. Keith Law - Early highlights from Area Code Games

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with highlights from the first three days of the Area Code Games, which feature many of the top high school prospects who will be in the 2012 draft.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2011
  15. College Baseball: Highlighting the 2011 College World Series

    Ryan McGee

    If torrential downpours and walk-off home runs weren't enough, the 2011 College World Series has offered drama and personality.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2011
  16. San Francisco Giants prospect Gary Brown showing off speed and de...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey profiles Giants prospect Gary Brown, including video of the young outfielder, discusses recent call-up Chris Carter and updates his Top 11 prospects for 2011.

    Blog | Conversation | June 23, 2011