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  1. Hot Button topic of the week for ESPN Chicago

    ESPN Chicago's Hot Button topic of the week: Who will have a bigger impact the rest of the season, Kevin Youkilis or Anthony Rizzo?...

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  2. Video results for "impact players"

  3. Los Angeles Dodgers begin new era with next ownership group comin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with the Dodgers' new ownership group, significant change for the franchise could come immediately. No longer will the Dodgers have a sagging payroll and fail to be impact players in the free-agent market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  4. Pittsburgh is getting close because it has more than mere good pl...

    Buster Olney

    Pittsburgh has had some good players come through in recent years, but the Pirates haven't had the kind of impact players that a franchise can build around. That may be changing, and so too might the fortunes of this underperforming franchise.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  5. 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
  6. Wed. Roundup: Cuban impact in MLB

    AJ Mass

    Cuban players have made quite an impact in the major leagues over the last few seasons, from Aroldis Chapman and Jose Fernandez on the mound to Alexei Ramirez and Yasiel Puig at the plate. In 2014, Jose Abreu and Alexander Guerrero may both become ho...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  7. Hitting prospects abound; pitching lacking

    Jesse Rogers

    This week Insider Keith Law released his annual prospect rankings both in terms of players and organizations. Not surprisingly, Law confirmed what we already knew about the Chicago Cubs: They're top heavy when it comes to potential impact ba...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  8. 2013 mlb draft top fantasy prospects quickest eta to majors and t...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis introduces the prospects taken in Thursday's MLB draft who could be ready contributors to fantasy teams in 2013 and 2014.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  9. Appel could be the right fit for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Getting ready to make an organizational decision that will have impact for years to come, the Chicago Cubs have a big choice to make on Thursday night when they pick No. 2 overall in the draft. By now you know the players who could be a...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. Trade deadline bolsters already strong Rangers, Reds and Angels p...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets unveils his lineup for Week 17 of Baseball Challenge and assesses the impact of trade-deadline deals to the BCC player pool

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  11. 2012 MLB draft: Evaluating the draft classes of NL teams

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the MLB draft classes of National League teams. The Cubs, Nats, Pirates and Astros are among the classes he really liked.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  12. All-time draft rosters: NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    OK, I promised I'd finish these lists of all-time draft rosters. Today, the NL Central. Reminder: These are players drafted and signed by each franchise, whether or not they ended up making an impact for that club. It's likely I may have missed a pla...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  13. Stephen Johnson, Jordan Zimmermann, and the challenges of small-c...

    Teddy Mitrosilis

    Teddy Mitrosilis looks at the case of Stephen Johnson, a Division II pitcher trying to follow the path of Jordan Zimmermann, who started at a small college and ended up an impact player in the majors.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  14. Stephen Strasburg leads notable players who could make fantasy im...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey lists a number of younger players who could make an impact in September once they join their teams.

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  15. Buster Olney: MLB players react to news of earthquake in Japan

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players and organizations throughout baseball felt the impact of the earthquake in Japan on Friday. Also: lots of news and observations from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  16. Eric Hosmer, Dustin Ackley among many good players fantasy owners...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey lays out the players he'll be watching closely at the Arizona Fall League, including prospects such as Eric Hosmer and Dustin Ackley.

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2010
  17. Keith Law: Top 25 MLB prospects update -- Stephen Strasburg, Carl...

    Keith Law

    Jason Heyward was the No. 1-ranked major league prospect back in January, but a quarter of the way into the 2010 season, Keith Law has had to make changes. After all, Heyward is crushing the ball in the big leagues, so his prospect status is no more.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2010