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  1. Hoffman has best outing of the year

    Christopher Crawford

    If you were thinking that this was the week that things would start clearing up near the top in the MLB Draft, you were sadly mistaken. This weekend was a prime example of just how volatile this year's class is, and we saw a former contender for the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. East Carolina's Hoffman must regain form

    Keith Law

    East Carolina right-hander Jeff Hoffman came into the spring as the No. 2 prospect in this draft class, behind only NC State lefty Carlos Rodon and in the same tier as Texas prep righty Tyler Kolek. Hoffman made his second start of the season on Frid...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  5. Five biggest draft storylines

    Christopher Crawford

    If there is such a thing as a draft season for MLB, we are officially in it. College baseball has begun play, and the vast majority of high schools begin their seasons within the next couple of weeks. As valuable as the summer can be for both the pre...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  6. Four tiers of first-round prospects

    Keith Law

    With the college season just starting and all Division I schools getting underway by this weekend, weather permitting, it's time to at least revisit the top echelon of this year's draft class. Rather than re-ranking guys based on just a few games or ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  7. Modest debuts for top college arms

    Christopher Crawford

    Mother Nature did its very best to destroy the opening weekend of college baseball, and several high-profile prospect saw their debuts pushed back to Saturday or Sunday because of the blustery conditions on the East Coast, and in some cases canceled ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  8. Top 30 prospects for 2014 draft

    Keith Law & Christopher Crawford

    The summer showcase season is over and other than a few major fall high school events and some college fall ball, most of the year's amateur baseball activity is behind us. It's a solid class for pitchers who throw hard, with a lot of exciting high s...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  9. Identifying five future closers

    Jim Bowden

    All general managers would love to have a Mariano Rivera or Trevor Hoffman anchoring their bullpens and closing games, but that's not always realistic. It would be ideal to buy a free agent such as Jonathan Papelbon, but not every team can afford tha...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  10. Marlins get proven leader in Heath Bell

    Jim Bowden

    Just when we thought the Miami Marlins were only window shopping, they stepped up and showed they mean business. Pending a physical, it looks like the Marlins have their closer, signing Heath Bell to a three-year contract reportedly worth $27 mill...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  11. Introducing the 'Hoffman'

    I'd like to propose the creation of a new statistic, an accounting stat for relievers that might help separate out a little of the noise from the generally awful save statistic. The new figure won't have much, if any, predictive value, but ...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  12. MLB: Keith Law's new stat shows why the save is so overvalued

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks into the save statistic and offers up a new category called "The Hoffman" to identify saves in which relievers allowed runs in the process.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2011
  13. MLB: How Boston views the bounce-back potential of John Lackey an...

    Buster Olney

    Many see the Boston Red Sox as baseball's team to beat. But that assumes bounce-back years from two players many consider anchors. So what kind of anchors will Josh Beckett and John Lackey be? The good kind, or the ones that hold you back?

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2011
  14. Opening up on Trevor Hoffman

    Buster Olney

    After the news broke on Tuesday that Trevor Hoffman is retiring, I e-mailed some folks who know Hoffman well and asked for some anecdotes -- and folks love to tell stories about Hoffman, who is not only the all-time leader in saves but also has long ...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  15. MLB: Several people who worked or played with Trevor Hoffman chim...

    Buster Olney

    A likely first-ballot Hall of Famer, Trevor Hoffman is hanging up his spikes. But Buster has gone ahead and picked up some anecdotes that could be used when the great reliever is set to join Cooperstown.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  16. Closing in on the Padres

    Buster Olney

    The cap on Trevor Hoffman's Hall of Fame plaque will bear the logo of the San Diego Padres, regardless of what happens in the years ahead. Hoffman has pitched 18 years in the majors and in 16 of those he played in a Padres uniform, so his ugly s...

    Blog | November 24, 2010