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  1. 2014 Prospects of the Year

    Keith Law

    While the process of selecting the top prospects was ultimately subjective, I focused primarily on legitimate prospects who performed well relative to their age, level and experience in pro ball. In short, the younger a player was relative to the oth...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Examining the future of non-playoff-bound teams - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Several MLB teams are already focused on the future, and Paul Swydan looks ahead at what their primary objectives are.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  3. Kris Bryant, Joey Gallo leads top 10 fantasy third-base prospects...

    Christopher Crawford

    Who are the top long-term fantasy baseball prospects at third base? Christopher Crawford offers up his ranking of the top 10, led by Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  4. Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects; analyzing Jake Lamb's value - ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford updates his ranking of the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects, and provides an in-depth projection for Diamondbacks prospect Jake Lamb.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2014
  5. MLB - Keith Law's top 50 MLB prospects

    Keith Law

    Keith Law takes an updated look at the top 50 prospects in baseball. There is a new No. 1 prospect -- Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  6. Buy or sell on Jake Arrieta?

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta entered Monday at Fenway Park winless in five starts against the Boston Red Sox, with a 5.90 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. This certainly might have led a concerned Arrieta fantasy owner to bench him, citing history, which...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  7. Rookie Rankings: Tanaka dominating

    Jim Bowden

    As we near the halfway point in the season, a dozen rookies are having impact upon their pennant-chasing teams thus far. Let's look at my latest rankings and assess the best of the 2014 rookie class. 1. Masahiro Tanaka | RHP | New York Yankees ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  8. MLB Draft: Day 1 winners and questions

    Keith Law

    Pick-by-pick analysis | Best, worst of Round 2 | Top 100 prospects The new slotting system in baseball has made Day 1 analysis more difficult, as many teams approach the draft with a more holistic, top-down approach designed to spread money around...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  9. Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton No. 1 on top 25 prospect ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law updates his ranking of the top 25 professional prospects, with Twins outfielder Byron Buxton still No. 1.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  10. Why did the Cubs hire Manny Ramirez?

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Manny Ramirez offended a whole lot of folks who work under the Major League Baseball umbrella during his career. OK, more than a lot. Maybe hundreds. Maybe thousands. Start with Jack McCormick, the Boston Red Sox's traveling secr...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  11. Best places to watch elite prospects

    Keith Law

    Thursday is Opening Day for the minor leagues, and final rosters have been appearing online over the last 24 hours. Christopher Crawford has compiled lists showing where the top 10 prospects in each organization have been assigned, and here I'll high...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  12. Picking division and award winners

    Keith Law

    Keith Law offers up his win-loss predictions for all 30 teams and winners for the six major postseason awards. Furthermore, explanations for each team are included, along with notes on key players or possible impact call-ups. Award predictions follow...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  13. MLB division previews based on formula for clubhouse chemistry --...

    Jeff Phillips

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, experts built a fancy algorithm that measures clubhouse chemistry. The result? The Rays should ready themselves for lots of Champagne showers come October.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  14. MLB has never had more parity

    Jim Bowden

    One of the main purposes of ESPN Insider's Future Power Rankings is to offer fans hope. Even if your team is bad now, it might be really good in three years. The rankings are designed to peer into the projected future. However, this year's FPR als...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  15. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2014

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  16. Most-blocked position-player prospects

    Keith Law

    My annual ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball and the top 10 (or more) prospects in each organization is completely organization-neutral: I don't consider the makeup of the club each prospect plays for when evaluating his potential as a majo...

    Blog | March 04, 2014