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  1. My predictions for the ALDS matchups

    Keith Law

    I'm of the opinion that most playoff series odds are no better than about 55-45, even when one team is clearly superior to the other, because of the randomness inherent in short series and in baseball in general. The two AL Division Series matchu...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. Players who've exceeded my expectations

    Keith Law

    This is the third annual installment of what I think of as the "guys I got wrong" piece. I'll look at players who've become much better big leaguers than I ever forecast them to be, and try to explain where I made mistakes in evaluating them. In ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  3. Most notable September call-ups

    Keith Law

    Sept. 1 is the day each year when major league teams can expand their active rosters from 25 players to as many as 40. As such, teams have begun the process of recalling a few select prospects, either to provide a boost for a playoff push or to get a...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  4. Soria deal makes sense for both teams

    Keith Law

    The price for Joakim Soria is steep, as you'd expect for a pitcher of his pedigree and present performance, but he fills the Detroit Tigers' most critical need and is likely to help them in the postseason as well. The Tigers needed late-game relie...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  5. Complete AL draft breakdown

    Keith Law

    Law's winners and questions | Pick-by-pick analysis | Best, worst of Round 2 Here are my team recaps of the drafts so far, through 10 rounds, for all 15 American League teams. I'll have a similar piece up on Monday for the National League. No...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  6. Redrafting the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    Continuing a tradition we started two years ago, I've gone back 10 years and redrafted an old draft class, this year going back to 2004. Once again the player taken first overall (Matt Bush) hasn't turned out to be among the 30 best players in the cr...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Miguel Cabrera deal a disaster for Detroit

    Keith Law

    In analyzing Miguel Cabrera's enormous contract extension with the Detroit Tigers, I might as well just rerun my column on the Ryan Howard contract from April 2010: Teams just do not need to extend veteran players who are two years from free agency o...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  9. 10 breakout player picks for 2014

    Keith Law

    I like to try to tab a few young players each year as candidates to break out with a significant improvement in their performances; last year's list had eight names on it, four of whom broke out in a huge way and two of whom saw modest improvements. ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  10. Astros-Tigers a prospect bonanza

    Keith Law

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A few scouting notes from Wednesday's Detroit Tigers-Houston Astros Grapefruit League matchup, which featured a number of my top 100 prospects. * The standout prospect for Houston was Mike Foltynewicz -- my No. 70 prospect ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  11. 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
  12. American League Central top 10 prospects by team for 2014 - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the top 10 prospects for every AL Central team, and identifies sleepers and guys who could make a big league impact in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Byron Buxton tops 2014 ranking of top 100 prospects - MLB

    Keith Law

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

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  16. Tigers don't get enough for Doug Fister

    Keith Law

    The Washington Nationals seemed like a good bet to go after an undervalued starter for the back of their rotation (I guessed Brett Anderson, who was originally drafted by Mike Rizzo in Arizona, in a post earlier on Monday) and they did just that, sen...

    Blog | December 02, 2013