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  1. Top 10 sustainable breakthroughs

    Keith Law

    For these breakthroughs, I considered: • Players who were no longer rookies to start 2014. • Players who either established a substantially higher level of performance, or who established themselves as everyday players/mid-rotation s...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Boston's return for Lackey merely OK

    Keith Law

    With Michael Wacha potentially out for the season, the Cardinals needed a better starter than Justin Masterson to shore up their rotation. John Lackey fits the bill, especially because they didn't have to dip into their farm system to acquire him. To...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. Cleveland gets useful return for Masterson

    Keith Law

    The Cardinals needed another starter with Michael Wacha on the shelf for at least a few more weeks and possibly limited the rest of the way, but in adding Justin Masterson in a trade with the Cleveland Indians today, what they get is a low-end soluti...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  4. Scouting Royals, White Sox prospects

    Keith Law

    Some notes from a pair of Class A games I attended in the past week, beginning with a matchup between the Royals' and White Sox's high-A affiliates: • The Wilmington Blue Rocks' lineup is down two bats of note following last month's promotio...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. More Futures Game scouting notes

    Keith Law

    Here are a some stray notes and observations from Sunday's 16th annual MLB Futures Game. If you missed my first batch, here they are. • Pirates outfield prospect Josh Bell, the team's second-round pick in 2011 and the recipient of a $5 milli...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  6. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and the top 25 players under the age of ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 25 players in baseball under the age of 25.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  7. Coaches erred in Rodon decision

    Keith Law

    Those of you who follow me on Twitter saw me voice my displeasure over NC State's usage of left-hander Carlos Rodon, the best college player in this year's draft class, on Friday night. Rodon, who has pitched with a 50- or 55-rated fastball all year,...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  8. Michael Choice a nice snag for Rangers

    Keith Law

    The Oakland Athletics traded some long-term value for short-term value in acquiring outfielder Craig Gentry and right-hander Josh Lindblom from the Texas Rangers, but the Rangers walk away with a potential everyday player in outfield prospect Michae...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. 2013 MLB free-agency outfielder buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at the best and worst values among free-agent outfielders and identifies some trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  10. Outlooks for top September call-ups

    Keith Law

    This year's roster expansion call-ups already have included a number of top prospects, with a few more likely to come up once minor league playoffs end in the next two weeks. Here's a look at the short- and long-term outlooks for some of the bigg...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  11. Breaking down Futures Game rosters

    Keith Law

    The 2013 MLB Futures Game will be shown on ESPN on July 14 at 2 p.m. ET and, as usual, it's the best place for you to get quick looks at most of the minors' top prospects from both leagues and all around the world. The first official rosters were rel...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  12. Delmon Young falls from No. 1 overall to out of first round in 20...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law redrafts the 2003 draft with the benefit of hindsight, to see how different it would look.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  13. Scouting Jose Campos, Stephen Johnson and other New York Yankees ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with a scouting report of Jose Campos, the "other" guy the Yankees acquired in the Michael Pineda-Jesus Montero trade. Plus notes on other Yankees and Giants prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2013
  14. Bourn an upgrade, odd fit in Cleveland

    Keith Law

    Michael Bourn doesn't quite fill a need for the Cleveland Indians, but he immediately becomes one of the team's best players, primarily because of the value of his glove in center. The team already had Drew Stubbs and Michael Brantley, tw...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  15. Michael Bourn helps the Cleveland Indians but long-term plan is u...

    Keith Law

    Michael Bourn helps the Cleveland Indians, writes Keith Law, but their long-term plan is unclear.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  16. Morse deal makes no sense for Seattle

    Keith Law

    The Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners pulled off a three-team deal Wednesday evening, which featured Michael Morse heading to Seattle, John Jaso going to Oakland, and pitching prospects A.J. Cole, Blake Treinen and a player...

    Blog | January 16, 2013