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  1. A's lose millionaire prospect to injury

    Rob Neyer

    Some non-great news for the A's today. Baseball America's Ben Badler: Michael Ynoa threw his first professional pitch this year, but it also appears that the 18-year-old righthander has thrown his last pitch of the year as well. Ynoa, who signed wi...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  2. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are hoping that Ellen DeGeneres will finally have the time to get serious about Twitter ... There won't be a vote in San Jose this November ... but next spring, maybe. At least if San Jose's mayor has his way. John Danks has arriv...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  3. Strasburg following Prior's blueprint

    Rob Neyer

    Everything's going according to plan: Stephen Strasburg is one step closer to the majors. The Washington Nationals promoted the 2009 No. 1 overall pick to Triple-A on Wednesday. He will make his debut for the Syracuse Chiefs on Friday against th...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  4. Pretending Strasburg isn't ready

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, maybe the kid just needs to learn how to tie his shoes correctly ... After getting his first in-person glimpse of Stephen Strasburg in Double-A ball, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Wednesday the right-hander "certainly nee...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  5. Will Cincy's Leake make the Big Jump?

    Rob Neyer

    With the Hughes/Joba battle over (for now, anyway), the most interesting No. 5-starter situation is Cincinnati's. Here's John Fay with the latest speculation: The Reds have the schedule for pitching posted in the cubhouse leading right up to the l...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  6. Is Strasburg already as good as Seaver?

    Rob Neyer

    The Hardball Times has just re-released its pitcher projections, including a big fix. And as David Gassko notes, there's a small bombshell in there: "Note that even after fixing the pitcher MLEs, Stephen Strasburg still projects for a 2.86 ERA this s...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  7. Greinke takes Cy Young lead!

    Rob Neyer

    Shortly after Joakim Soria locked up Zack Greinke's 15th win last night, I saw this Tweet from Joe Posnanski: @robneyer Blog readers want to know ... the Cy Predictor has Zack third in the AL at the moment. Will he win the Cy Young? How could I ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  8. Fixing what ain't (necessarily) broke

    Rob Neyer

    In The New York Times last weekend, Dan Rosenheck wrote about proposals to change the draft. Money quote: The real reason the anti-Boras rants pick up around draft time is that he is the only one in baseball campaigning to change the system. As a v...

    Blog | August 28, 2009
  9. Five reasons to love baseball

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by Tom Tango 1. Size doesn't matter. Best represented by Ichiro Suzuki vs. CC Sabathia. According to, Ichiro Suzuki is 5 foot 11, 170 pounds, while CC is listed at 6 foot 7 and 290 pounds. In every other sport, at every level, t...

    Blog | August 07, 2009
  10. Cubs fumbling first-round picks?

    Rob Neyer

    As R.J. Anderson notes, the Cubs haven't done much with their first-round draft picks since 2001, when they snagged Mark Prior with the second overall pick. Since then, though? The average bust rate for first round picks is right around 60%. Col...

    Blog | June 12, 2009
  11. Best pitching prospect(s), ever

    Rob Neyer

    Alan Schwarz on great college pitchers and Stephen Strasburg: Twenty years ago, Louisiana State's Ben McDonald was roundly hailed as the best college pitching prospect ever; he won 78 major league games before retiring at 30 with a bum shoulder....

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  12. MLB Draft -- Stephen Strasburg stands alone, even compared to pas...

    Keith Law

    Stephen Strasburg's numbers show he is in a league of his own, even compared to past top pitching prospects who did not pan out.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2009
  13. Strasburg makes his case (again)

    Rob Neyer

    As Jon Heyman writes, the phenom just keeps on phenominating: San Diego State phenom Stephen Strasburg's 17-strikeout, no-hitter against Air Force was well-timed, coming in his home finale. It also came in front of Nats GM Mike Rizzo and his ent...

    Blog | May 11, 2009
  14. Rob Neyer: History shows can't-miss pitchers often miss

    Rob Neyer

    Stephen Strasburg is considered a can't-miss pitching prospect, but history shows that even sure things don't always pan out.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2009
  15. 'What if … ': Wondering what could have been

    Rob Neyer and Mark Simon

    What if ... Buckner had fielded the ball cleanly, or Gibson had been unable to hit? Rob Neyer and Mark Simon look at six famous scenarios and wonder how things could have turned out differently.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2008
  16. Best and worst No. 1 picks of all time

    Rob Neyer

    With A-Rod, Junior and Chipper leading the way, we take a look at the best -- and the worst -- No. 1 picks in the history of the draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2008