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  1. Why Mike Trout won't regress in 2013

    David Schoenfield

    The big debate in fantasy baseball right now is whether Mike Trout, Ryan Braun or Miguel Cabrera is most worthy of the No. 1 pick in drafts. Eric Karabell outlined the issues in his top-10 player rankings, but the same concerns about Trout apply to f...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  2. Have we seen the last of Vladimir Guerrero?

    David Schoenfield

    Back in February of 1997, I owned the second selection in the rookie draft of my fantasy league. It was a little bittersweet, because Andruw Jones was the obvious No. 1 pick. If you remember, Jones was the 19-year-old wunderkind who had hit .400 in t...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  3. Astros players mad at Astros

    David Schoenfield

    More bizarre news emanating from the 2017 World Series champions: Over the weekend, the Astros promoted Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, from Class A Lancaster to Double-A, despite terrible overall numbers at Lancaster. But he st...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. Top pick Aiken has an elbow issue

    David Schoenfield

    Via Jon Heyman and Craig Calcaterra at Hardball Talk, No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken has an "elbow ligament issue" and the Astros are now trying to sign him to a discounted bonus. Further proof: Rebuilding is difficult. It's been a mixed year f...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  5. Votto, not Hamilton, is baseball's top hitter

    David Schoenfield

    Joey Votto has not played in the past two World Series. He has never hit 28 home runs in one round of the Home Run Derby. He's not a former No. 1 overall pick who overcame the demons of a drug addiction. And he did not hit four home runs in ...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  6. Chipper Jones: Ultimate franchise player

    David Schoenfield

    If you were a baseball fan back in 1990, you may remember the hype about a prospect named Todd Van Poppel. He was a big, laser-armed high school kid from Texas, the consensus No. 1 draft pick. But he had committed to attending the University of Texas...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  7. Beware, Stephen Strasburg: What happens to top pitching picks

    David Schoenfield

    Stephen Strasburg is the clear No. 1 choice in this month's baseball draft, but the history of top pitching picks suggests he's a long shot to make it big.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2009