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  1. Time for Albert Almora to use what he's learned

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs centerfield prospect Albert Almora almost bristles at the question: What happened last year? After hitting .270 with 69 strikeouts and just 14 walks split between Single-A and Double-A last season, the former No. 1 pick...

    Blog | March 03, 2015
  2. Hendricks Q&A: Being on the cusp was 'consuming me'

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks had a breakout half-season after making his major league debut in July of last year. An eighth-round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2011, Hendricks was acquired in 2012 on trade deadline day for pitche...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  3. Brady Aiken to pitch at IMG Academy, be in draft

    Keith Law

    Left-hander Brady Aiken, the top prospect in this year's MLB draft class and the first overall pick in 2014, will pitch this spring for the post-graduate team at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, a source told ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  4. 1st-rd. pick Cecchini made strides in 2014

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Mets farmhand Gavin Cecchini's brother, Garin, made his major league debut last season with the Boston Red Sox. Yet the former Mets first-round pick had a positive season, too. After producing only one home run in his fi...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  5. Rangers, Beltre committed for near future

    Buster Olney

    Adrian Beltre is at the heart of the Rangers, writes Gerry Fraley. From his story: The Rangers want him to stay a while. At least two years. General manager Jon Daniels indicated the club could soon pick up an option on Beltre for 2016, at a...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  6. Gilmartin must buck Rule 5 trend to stick

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinRule 5 pick Sean Gilmartin throws off a mound on Saturday at Mets camp.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Sean Gilmartin is part of the Mets, but not really. Not yet anyway. The Mets selected the 24-year-old left-hander in the Rule 5 draft at the wi...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  7. Is rust inevitable for Matt Harvey in 2015?

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinMatt Harvey will be an outlier if he picks up where he left off in 2013 without a six-month period to get back to his past results.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Dr. Glenn Fleisig will present the latest data on Tommy John surgery recoveries at th...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  8. Eric Karabell's bounce-back candidates

    David Schoenfield

    Our SweetSpot TV partner has unveiled his list of top bounce-back players for 2015 -- and reminds us that Chris Davis was a popular first-round pick in fantasy drafts a year ago. Ouch. What Eric wrote about a few players ... Prince Fielder: Th...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  9. New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez needs to hit the ball

    Ian O'Connor

    Alex Rodriguez should put down his pen, pick up his bat -- and hit the damn ball.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2015
  10. Potential 2015 bounce-back candidates

    Eric Karabell

    Many of you would be shocked at how the top 20 in ESPN live drafts looked one year ago. A guy who ended up hitting .196 was actually a first-round pick! A pair of first basemen chosen in the second round combined for nine home runs and 39 RBIs, and o...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  11. Funkhouser a potential top-10 pick

    Keith Law

    Louisville right-hander Kyle Funkhouser came out of the chute very strong with his outing on Friday against Alabama State, held at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida, showing four pitches with a dominant performance that showed why he's a like...

    Blog | February 14, 2015
  12. Scouting Duke standout Mike Matuella -- MLB

    Chris Crawford

    The Duke standout lives up to the hype, writes Chris Crawford, and with improvement could rise to the No. 1 overall pick.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2015
  13. The market for K-Rod

    AJ Mass

    The market for Francisco Rodriguez may begin to pick up over the next few days, with the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies all potentially in the mix for the experienced closer. However, there may be another team ready to...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  14. Twitter mailbag: Who's up first?

    Jesse Rogers

    @ESPNChiCubs who hits 1-2 on opening day? #Cubschat- Silly Scoey (@slingblade6925) January 27, 2015 Rogers: Fun question. Will be examining that in the coming weeks. The obvious answer at the top is Dexter Fowler. I think that's a big pick...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  15. Homer Bailey, Gerrit Cole, Nathan Eovaldi among those who pitched...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft highlights pitchers who met specific statistical criteria in 2014, which can be used to predict strong future performance.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2015
  16. Jameis Winston, Kyler Murray latest two-sport star quarterbacks

    ESPN.com staff

    In addition to being top quarterbacks, Jameis Winston and top recruit Kyler Murray are the next wave of dual-sport stars who also excel on the baseball diamond.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015