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  1. What if the Atlanta Braves had not selected Chipper Jones in 1990...

    Dan Szymborski

    What if the Braves had selected Todd Van Poppel with the No. 1 pick in the 1990 draft instead of Chipper Jones? Dan Szymborski projects how many playoffs Atlanta would have missed by drafting one of the most disappointing top picks in baseball history.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  2. Mets' Matz impresses at Double-A

    Keith Law

    The New York Mets took left-hander Steven Matz in the second round of the 2009 draft out of a Long Island high school, using their first pick that year on him. But Matz, who had a violent delivery and some elbow issues as an amateur, blew out his elb...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. Scouting the Under Armour All-Americans

    Keith Law

    The Under Armour All-American Game took place Saturday at Wrigley Field, featuring many of the top high school prospects for the 2015 draft, with Bill Ripken and Sean Casey serving as managers. It was dominated by pitchers, as these showcase games us...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  4. 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
  5. How is Houston's 2013 No. 1 faring?

    AJ Mass

    General manager Jeff Luhnow of the Houston Astros calls Brady Aiken "the most advanced high school pitcher I've ever seen in my entire career," which certainly goes a long way towards explaining why the team made the high-school left-hander the No. 1...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  6. Fantasy value of former No. 1 overall picks

    Eric Karabell

    High school pitcher Brady Aiken was the lucky first overall selection in the MLB 2014 Rule 4 draft Thursday night, and if history is our guide, there's a pretty good chance he'll end up in the major leagues someday, but no guarantees of success. Aike...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  7. Top 100 MLB draft prospects

    Keith Law unveils his ranking of the top 100 draft prospects for 2014.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  8. Kolek makes case for draft's top arm

    Keith Law

    Shepherd (Texas) High School right-hander Tyler Kolek is the top prep righty in the draft class this year. He's one of a handful of prep arms to hit 100 mph already, but he also brings unusual size and strength to the table. It's a combination that m...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Toussaint, Griffin have work to do

    Keith Law

    CARY, N.C. -- USA Baseball's third annual National High School Invitational event, a sixteen-team tournament held over four days at the end of every March, looks to be the most talent-packed yet, with, conservatively, eight prospects likely to go in ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  11. Brady Aiken enters the No. 1 conversation

    Keith Law

    SAN DIEGO -- Cathedral Catholic High School left-hander Brady Aiken was a likely top-10 pick coming into the spring, but I'm not sure anyone saw his recent ascent coming. Aiken threw an inning in a scrimmage against Alex Jackson's team, Rancho Bernar...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  12. Carlos Rodon, Tyler Kolek and Brady Aiken among top prospects for...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law unveils his first ranking of the top 50 draft prospects for 2014.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  13. Gatewood a feast-or-famine prospect

    Christopher Crawford

    This weekend we saw some of the prep stars of the class get off to good starts, the best arms of the SEC continue to dominate, and two unconventional leadoff hitters continue to put up impressive offensive numbers. High school stars start hot ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  14. Porcello, Polanco looking sharp

    Keith Law

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- I've started a brief run through some Florida spring training games, tied to seeing a couple of potential first-round picks from the high school ranks, before heading to Arizona next week for a longer scouting run. Here are my notes...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  15. Tyler Beede on track to be top-five pick

    Keith Law

    I've seen Tyler Beede pitch at least a half a dozen times dating back to the summer before his junior year of high school, and while he's always been good, he'd never put together the single dominating performance where he'd show both stuff and comma...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  16. Best, worst decisions from 2011 draft

    Christopher Crawford

    It's the ultimate question that high school seniors who are fortunate enough to be selected in the draft have to ask: Do I turn down hundreds of thousands of dollars -- or more -- to spend the next two to three years playing college baseball, hoping ...

    Blog | February 13, 2014