Justin Christian had three hits and drove in three runs -- all with two outs -- and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 Wednesday night to keep their slim NL West playoff hopes alive.
After a year in which one guy -- Mike Leake -- outright skipped the minors and another -- Stephen Strasburg -- tore through them, Keith Law looks at the class of 2010 and ranks 20 players who may be in the show the fastest.
Mike Leake saw the majors this season without so much as facing a single minor-league hitter (he was the first player since Xavier Nady to do that). Can anyone in the 2010 MLB draft match this feat next spring? Jason A. Churchill investigates.
Kevin Goldstein's Daily Futures report for April 15, 2010, focuses on the continuing struggles of fading top prospect Madison Bumgarner (Giants) and the strong play of rising prospect Andrew Cashner (Cubs).