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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. 'Keep calm' on these young players

    Keith Law

    A lot of highly touted prospects and other young major leaguers had what might appear to be disheartening seasons in 2014. Here are five examples of players whose stat lines this year shouldn't dampen your enthusiasm about their futures. Javier Ba...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. Javier Baez brings hope -- and urgency

    Keith Law

    Javier Baez was my eighth-ranked prospect in the minors before his call-up, a move precipitated by a nearly two-month run of improved results for the talented shortstop -- .309/.376/.619 since ending a five-game hitless streak June 15, with higher wa...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. Midseason top five farm systems

    Keith Law

    Ranking all 30 organizations based on their minor league talent is a major undertaking each winter, which is why I always decline to do a re-ranking during the season. There's simply no way I could do it justice given the amount of work it requires. ...

    Blog | July 22, 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. Timelines dictate massive Cubs-A's deal

    Keith Law

    The A's have added a huge injection of both quality and depth into their rotation, but it does come at a cost -- their last two first-round picks, both excellent prospects right now, who will boost a Cubs system that was already among the top five in...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  7. Complete NL draft breakdown

    Keith Law

    Following up on my American League recaps from Saturday, here is my team-by-team draft breakdown for every National League club. Note: We often use the 20-80 scouting scale when discussing prospects. Arizona Diamondbacks I liked the D-ba...

    Blog | June 09, 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. 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
  11. 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
  12. Scouting Zastryzny, other Cubs prospects

    Keith Law

    Two days watching Chicago Cubs prospects beyond the Big Four -- Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora -- didn't yield a ton of positive observations, but here are my thoughts on three of the most notable names: • The Cubs' ...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  13. 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
  14. National League Central top 10 prospects by team for 2014 - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the top 10 prospects for every NL Central team, and identifies sleepers and guys who could make a big league impact in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  15. Top 100 prospects of 2014 including Byron Buxton, Xander Bogaerts...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 100 prospects of 2014, starting with Twins outfielder Byron Buxton.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  16. Houston Astros top farm system rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks all 30 farm systems, with the Astros coming out on top.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014