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  1. Could Nationals turn to OF prospect?

    AJ Mass

    Since being promoted to Triple-A Syracuse on August 4, Washington Nationals prospect Michael A. Taylor has hit safely in all four of his games -- with a .529 OBP and four extra-base hits. Yet, there was reason for fans to be excited about the fact th...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  2. Fantasy takeaways from Futures Game

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday's All-Star Futures Game at beautiful Target Field showcased plenty of power-hitting prospects on the rise, with myriad reporters congregating around the lockers of Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Texas Rangers third b...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  3. Three heated draft debates

    Jim Bowden

    There are spirited debates going on within the walls of big league clubs, as the 2014 draft is just a day away. In my 25 years of draft experience, I've seen my share of drama and water bottles flung across the room. Quite frankly, it was one of my f...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  4. Fantasy Baseball - Daniel Norris, Rio Ruiz among under-the-radar ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford looks at 10 under-the-radar prospects, five pitchers and five hitters, who aren't being hyped but still could help fantasy owners.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  5. Prospects facing make-or-break months

    Chris Crawford

    We're just six weeks until the start of the 2014 draft, which means that players have only 42 days to leave their lasting impressions on prospective clubs. While consistency for the entire season is something that teams admire, there's no questio...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  6. Angels losing patience with Frieri?

    AJ Mass

    The Los Angeles Angels were leading the Washington Nationals 4-1 entering the ninth inning on Wednesday, but closer Ernesto Frieri was unable to take care of business -- charged with four runs in just one-third of an inning of work, blowing the save ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Top college bats are stepping up

    Christopher Crawford

    The last weekend in March was much like the first weekend of the year, with weather seemingly wreaking havoc on every series played. Still, there was some intriguing stuff on display when Mother Nature wasn't acting up; including the best collegiate ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  9. MLB division previews based on formula for clubhouse chemistry --...

    Jeff Phillips

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, experts built a fancy algorithm that measures clubhouse chemistry. The result? The Rays should ready themselves for lots of Champagne showers come October.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  10. Seven underrated moves of the winter

    Jim Bowden

    While most of the discussion this winter has focused on the big-money deals given to the likes of Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury, there have been plenty of smaller moves that will shift pennant races in 2014. Here are seven moves that I think h...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  11. Morse starting to get looks

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports that the Colorado Rockies are looking to potentially add free agent Mike Morse to an outfield that already has Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer. They're not the only team looking at Morse, though. Jon Heyman of C...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  12. Bits: Future ace Michael Wacha shines

    Eric Karabell

    It's amazing how the loaded St. Louis Cardinals continue to develop tremendous young and relevant pitching, almost an embarrassment of riches. Not only will right-handers Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal likely receive Rookie of the Year votes, but...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  13. Yanks' third-base options after A-Rod

    Jim Bowden

    The New York Yankees should be pleased with how Alex Rodriguez has played since his return from hip surgery and the disabled list. His bat speed and ability to hit a good fastball have improved considerably compared to where he was at the end of the ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  14. Values of Michael Bourn, Matt Harvey, Dan Straily come into consi...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola lays out several late-season strategy tips for owners of all league setups, discussing such players as Michael Bourn and Matt Harvey in the process.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  15. Future in doubt for Jason Grilli

    Eric Karabell

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jason Grilli entered Monday as the No. 2 closer on the ESPN Player Rater, but when the day ended he had left his save opportunity with a few more runs allowed and a sore forearm, with his future in doubt and with plent...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  16. Futures Game pitchers with the best 'stuff' - MLB

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross uses Pitch F/x data from the Futures Game to determine which pitching prospect has the best stuff.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013