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  1. Bukauskus rising up draft boards

    Keith Law

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Right-hander Jake Bukauskus redefines the scouting term "pop-up guy," which normally just refers to a draft prospect who wasn't on the radar for the top few rounds until something changed the spring of his draft year -- better velocit...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Kolek makes case for draft's top arm

    Keith Law

    Shepherd (Texas) High School right-hander Tyler Kolek is the top prep righty in the draft class this year. He's one of a handful of prep arms to hit 100 mph already, but he also brings unusual size and strength to the table. It's a combination that m...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
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  5. Finding MLB talent in unlikely places

    Christopher Crawford

    One of the interesting things about the MLB draft is that in addition to states like Texas, California, and Florida that continuously have several first-round candidates coming out of high school seemingly every year, you also get the talents that co...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  6. The best hitter in the draft class

    Christopher Crawford

    Hopefully everyone got their taxes done early so they could sit down and watch some amateur baseball over the weekend, because there was an awful lot of interesting action. This weekend we saw two stars from Southern California continue their sens...

    Blog | April 14, 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. Three quick-to-MLB pitching prospects

    Christopher Crawford

    It may be hard to believe now, but there was a time when relief pitchers coming out of college were considered something of a commodity in the MLB Draft. The prevailing wisdom was that relievers wouldn't need much time in the minors before being able...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  9. Rodon's draft stock continues to drop

    Christopher Crawford

    We're now less than two months away from the MLB draft, and while common sense would tell you that the consensus at the top would be clearing up, things are much murkier than they were in February. This weekend did very little to change that situatio...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  10. Progress report on 2013 first-round picks

    Christopher Crawford

    Spring training has come and gone, and now the members of the 2013 draft will begin their first full professional seasons. Less than a handful of first-round picks didn't receive full-season assignments to start the year, which means that the overwhe...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  11. Assignments for Law's top prospects

    Keith Law

    With the help of Christopher Crawford of MLB Draft Insider, we have compiled the minor league assignments for all prospects in Keith Law's organizational top 10 rankings. Due to injuries and late assignments, some minor league rosters are not yet...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Rodon no longer a lock for No. 1 pick

    Keith Law

    North Carolina State starter Carlos Rodon came into the spring as the consensus No. 1 overall prospect in the draft class, but his first six starts were a tick below those high expectations. As a result, I moved him down to No. 3 on my updated rankin...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  14. Toussaint, Griffin have work to do

    Keith Law

    CARY, N.C. -- USA Baseball's third annual National High School Invitational event, a sixteen-team tournament held over four days at the end of every March, looks to be the most talent-packed yet, with, conservatively, eight prospects likely to go in ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  15. Five top prospects on the spot at NHSI

    Christopher Crawford

    One of the more difficult things about scouting amateur baseball -- particularly on the prep side -- is that the level of competition that top prospects face is generally so poor that it's difficult to take much context out of the games. Any pitcher ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. Continued struggles a concern for Rodon

    Christopher Crawford

    It was a bit of a mixed weekend for the prospects of the 2014 MLB draft, with some of the upper-echelon talents having their worst showings of the year, and some helping re-establish their once promising stock. We saw the top arms coming into the yea...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  17. Soria easy choice over Feliz as closer

    Keith Law

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- I'm leaving Arizona on Monday to head home, so here's the last two days' worth of notes on players I saw over the weekend. • Texas lefty Joe Saunders showed virtually no ability to get major league hitters out, but relieve...

    Blog | March 24, 2014