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  1. Houston, You Have a Problem

    Michael Baumann

    A little less than two months ago, the Houston Astros used the no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft to select Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in California. Within 48 hours, they had agreed to pay the 17-year-o...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. Astros' failure to sign Aiken a total fiasco

    Keith Law

    In the story of the Houston Astros' failure to sign two of their top draft picks on Friday, there are neither villains nor victors, only victims left holding empty bags. The first overall pick in the draft, Brady Aiken, declined to sign with the Astr...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  3. Big-spending Sox pleased with draft haul

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While the Chicago White Sox were sending first-round pick Carlos Rodon off to the Arizona Rookie League on Friday, their on-field opponent, the Houston Astros, played out an entirely different scenario. The Astros' first-round pick and ...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  4. Houston Astros fail to sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken

    The Houston Astros have failed to sign the first pick in this year's draft, saying they didn't reach an agreement with high school pitcher Brady Aiken before Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  5. Best tools in the MLB Futures Game

    Keith Law

    The 16th annual MLB Futures Game will take place Sunday at Target Field in Minneapolis, and yes, I'll be there, my ninth Futures Game. It's an event that brings some of the best prospects from around the minors together on one field for a nine-inning...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  6. Kyle Seager’s Ascent to Transcendence

    Michael Baumann

    There's a tired trope in romantic comedies: The leading man (or woman) bounces from dalliance to dalliance with a series of beautiful but ultimately disappointing people before eventually realizing that the steadfast best friend is his (or her) ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  7. Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects; analyzing Marco Gonzales' valu...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford ranks the top 10 MLB prospects in terms of potential value in fantasy baseball in 2014 and analyzes the fantasy potential of recently recalled St. Louis Cardinals prospect Marco Gonzales.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  8. Ranking the top 10 July 2 international prospects - MLB

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford ranks the top teenaged talents who will sign after the July 2 deadline.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2014
  9. Sox announce nine draft signings

    Kyle Brasseur

    BOSTON -- The Red Sox on Tuesday announced the signing of nine selections from the 2014 MLB Draft, including Day 1 picks Michael Kopech, a right-handed pitcher selected in the first-round (33rd overall), and second-round first baseman Sam Travis. ...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  10. White Sox sign 28 draft picks

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have reached deals with 28 of their selections from last week's Major League Baseball First-Year Draft, although top pick Carlos Rodon remains unsigned. Rodon, a left-handed pitcher, is the only one of the team's f...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  11. Fantasy Baseball - Kyle Crick, Zach Lee, Arismendy Alcantara amon...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford looks at the five hitting and five pitching prospects who might be good sell-high options.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  12. Jonah Keri Podcast: Jim Callis and Travis Sawchik

    Jonah Keri

    MLB.com's Jim Callis joins the show to discuss the 2014 draft. Then Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review comes on to talk about the Pittsburgh Pirates. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter, and subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  13. Indians' system among 5 most improved

    Christopher Crawford

    The 2014 MLB draft has come and gone, and although plenty of teams did well over the three days, here's a look at the five teams that improved their systems the most. (Of course, this assumes the teams are able to sign the players they drafted.) 1...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  14. Hahn optimistic about Rodon talks

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn already had his poker face on display Monday, saying he doesn't expect there to be any issues in negotiating a contract with first-round draft pick Carlos Rodon. Negotiating a Rodon deal has b...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  15. Complete NL draft breakdown

    Keith Law

    Following up on my American League recaps from Saturday, here is my team-by-team draft breakdown for every National League club. Note: We often use the 20-80 scouting scale when discussing prospects. Arizona Diamondbacks I liked the D-ba...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  16. Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects; analyzing Eddie Butler - Fanta...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford ranks the top 10 MLB prospects in terms of potential value in fantasy baseball in 2014 and analyzes the fantasy potential of recently recalled Colorado Rockies prospect Eddie Butler.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014