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  1. Mets' Matz impresses at Double-A

    Keith Law

    The New York Mets took left-hander Steven Matz in the second round of the 2009 draft out of a Long Island high school, using their first pick that year on him. But Matz, who had a violent delivery and some elbow issues as an amateur, blew out his elb...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. Scouting the Under Armour All-Americans

    Keith Law

    The Under Armour All-American Game took place Saturday at Wrigley Field, featuring many of the top high school prospects for the 2015 draft, with Bill Ripken and Sean Casey serving as managers. It was dominated by pitchers, as these showcase games us...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  3. Javier Baez brings hope -- and urgency

    Keith Law

    Javier Baez was my eighth-ranked prospect in the minors before his call-up, a move precipitated by a nearly two-month run of improved results for the talented shortstop -- .309/.376/.619 since ending a five-game hitless streak June 15, with higher wa...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. Astros clean up in Jarred Cosart trade

    Keith Law

    The six-player trade between the Astros and Marlins was the most interesting one of the day because, unlike most of the other deals at this exciting deadline, it included actual prospects -- minor leaguers and very young big leaguers going in both di...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. Scouting Royals, White Sox prospects

    Keith Law

    Some notes from a pair of Class A games I attended in the past week, beginning with a matchup between the Royals' and White Sox's high-A affiliates: • The Wilmington Blue Rocks' lineup is down two bats of note following last month's promotio...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  6. Giants fill critical need with Peavy

    Keith Law

    The San Francisco Giants get a huge boost to their rotation, shoring up a surprising weakness in their club, while the Boston Red Sox clear some funds and acquire a fringy starter prospect and a solid relief arm that has had trouble staying healthy. ...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  7. MLB - Keith Law's top 50 MLB prospects

    Keith Law

    Keith Law takes an updated look at the top 50 prospects in baseball. There is a new No. 1 prospect -- Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  8. More Futures Game scouting notes

    Keith Law

    Here are a some stray notes and observations from Sunday's 16th annual MLB Futures Game. If you missed my first batch, here they are. • Pirates outfield prospect Josh Bell, the team's second-round pick in 2011 and the recipient of a $5 milli...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Timelines dictate massive Cubs-A's deal

    Keith Law

    The A's have added a huge injection of both quality and depth into their rotation, but it does come at a cost -- their last two first-round picks, both excellent prospects right now, who will boost a Cubs system that was already among the top five in...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  11. Scouting Hunter Harvey, Pirates prospects

    Keith Law

    SALISBURY, Md. -- Baltimore Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey threw for the Class A Delmarva Shorebirds on Monday night, and it was another outstanding effort from the 19-year-old who learned on Tuesday that he'll represent the Orioles in this year's ML...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  12. Prospects to watch at the Futures Game

    Keith Law

    The Futures Game, which takes place at Target Field in Minneapolis on Sunday, July 13, will offer a tremendous look at the best young talent in the minor leagues, featuring 13 of the players from my May update of the top 25 prospects in the minors . ...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  13. Bundy close to pre-surgery form

    Keith Law

    Dylan Bundy -- the No. 31 prospect on my Top 100 in January -- is still not quite a full 12 months off Tommy John surgery (he had the operation on June 27, 2013), but made his second rehab start on Saturday night at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryla...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  14. Rangers prospect shines in All-Star Game

    Keith Law

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks played host to this year's California-Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday. The game, which the visiting California League squad won 4-2, featured players from 18 different organizations. Here are my notes on a handfu...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  15. Examining Ike Davis trade, prospect notes

    Keith Law

    On Sunday, the Mets and Pirates put a face on the "player-to-be-named" component of the trade from earlier this season that sent Ike Davis to Pittsburgh, with New York acquiring lefty Blake Taylor, the Pirates' second-round pick from last year's Rule...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  16. 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