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  1. Rookie rankings: Jose Abreu still top dog

    Jim Bowden

    This spring, many analysts predicted that this year's best rookies would likely consist of a group of position players that included Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. Top 10 sustainable breakthroughs

    Keith Law

    For these breakthroughs, I considered: • Players who were no longer rookies to start 2014. • Players who either established a substantially higher level of performance, or who established themselves as everyday players/mid-rotation s...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  3. Don't overrate Wil Myers' current value

    Eric Karabell

    It's difficult to tell if Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers would be owned in roughly half of ESPN's standard leagues, and be one of the most-added players over the past week, had he not won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2013. It might sound u...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  4. My early award winners, top contenders

    Keith Law

    With just five weeks left in the regular season, we're approaching peak silliness time, the point in the season when we start to hear narrative-based explanations for why players who weren't actually the best at their respective roles deserve more aw...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. Second base issues in SFO?

    Doug Mittler

    San Francisco rookie Joe Panik has been hitting a sizzling .439 (18-for-41) in his last 12 games, bringing some stability to a second base position that has been a revolving door for much of the season. The Giants have started seven different pl...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  6. My first season in the major leagues

    Jose Abreu, Special to Insider

    Guest bloggers are stepping in for Buster Olney this week to write the lead item, while Buster still has his news and notes below that. Today's guest blogger is Chicago White Sox rookie outfielder Jose Abreu. First of all, I need to thank God for ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  7. My first season in MLB - Spanish

    Jose Abreu, Special to Insider

    Guest bloggers are stepping in for Buster Olney this week to write the lead item. Today's guest blogger is Chicago White Sox rookie outfielder Jose Abreu; this version is presented in his native language. Primeramente debo comenzar por agradecer a...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  8. Jackie Bradley Jr. among rookies making a positive impact defensi...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt uses specific Baseball Info Solutions statistics to quantify how effective rookies such as Jackie Bradley Jr., Billy Hamilton and Kevin Kiermaier have been from a defensive standpoint this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2014
  9. DeGrom's workload

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets previously set a 180-185 innings pitched limit for rookie Jacob deGrom, but there could be some wiggle room if the club is a serious contender for a postseason berth. In an interview during a local TV broadcast over the weekend,...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  10. Don't overspend to target Taveras

    Eric Karabell

    The trade of John Lackey for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly is, on the surface, really good news for St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras, because it opens up right field for him on a full-time basis. But what if Taveras just isn't ready to...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  11. Yankees hope to solve 3B from within

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees sent rookie Yangervis Solarte down to Triple-A Scranton, the team announced Thursday. As Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York notes, "Since June began, Solarte's hit just .162 in 22 games." For the moment, the Yankees have replace...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  12. Could Giants, Mets make 2B swap?

    AJ Mass

    It's been a little over a week since the San Francisco Giants called up second base prospect Joe Panik from Triple-A Fresno, where he had been batting .321 on the year. So far, the rookie has gone just 4-for-23 (.174) and the Giants have lost five of...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  13. Harper a top-10 OF for the rest of 2014

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list to face the Colorado Rockies on Monday, and figures to be in the lineup in left field, hitting anywhere from ... well, why bother to guess? Rookie manage...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  14. Whose spot will Gee take in Mets rotation?

    Joe Kaiser

    When Dillon Gee (strained lat) returns from the disabled list, someone in the New York Mets rotation will have to move to the bullpen. Who will it be? Mike Puma of the New York Post speculates that the recent struggles of rookie Jacob deGrom (0-2...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  15. Rookie Rankings: Tanaka dominating

    Jim Bowden

    As we near the halfway point in the season, a dozen rookies are having impact upon their pennant-chasing teams thus far. Let's look at my latest rankings and assess the best of the 2014 rookie class. 1. Masahiro Tanaka | RHP | New York Yankees ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  16. MLB - Why the Minnesota Twins have a playoff shot

    Paul Swydan

    Thanks to some strong contributions from some new faces, the Minnesota Twins might be poised for their first playoff appearance since 2010.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014