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  1. Cubs get first look at Tanaka, the foe

    Jesse Rogers

    NEW YORK -- All of that scouting of New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka might finally pay off for the Chicago Cubs. They didn't land him as their big free-agent signing over the winter, but at least they have detailed reports they can use in try...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Cervy: I'm not Mark Teixeira

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- The last time Francisco Cervelli played first base in a game he was 15. The early scouting report on him at the position is: Inexperienced, but a good sense of humor. "If I feel I can't catch the ball, I'm going to block it," said Cerv...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
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  4. Hanley Ramirez has pitchers figured out

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez attends the meetings that the Dodgers hold for the hitters at the outset of every series to go over scouting reports, but he does this to be respectful and polite of the process and not because he actually gleans informa...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  5. Scouting Yankees and Jays prospects

    Keith Law

    Happy baseball! Thursday night was Opening Day in Trenton, New Jersey, for the Thunder (the Yankees' Class AA affiliate) and the New Hampshire Weasels ... er, Fisher Cats (the Blue Jays' AA affiliate), with both teams throwing their best starting...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. SoxProspects: Ball getting his feet wet

    Jon Meoli, SoxProspects.com

    Under director of amateur scouting Amiel Sawdaye, the Red Sox have shown an aversion to taking high-school pitchers with their top picks. Instead, steadier, more proven college arms have been the team's preference over the last several years. That...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  7. Five top prospects on the spot at NHSI

    Christopher Crawford

    One of the more difficult things about scouting amateur baseball -- particularly on the prep side -- is that the level of competition that top prospects face is generally so poor that it's difficult to take much context out of the games. Any pitcher ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  8. How will Rangers replace Profar?

    AJ Mass

    According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Texas Rangers are casting a wide net in terms of trying to find a replacement for injured second baseman Jurickson Profar. "The Rangers are scouting the Cubs, who have extra infielders in Darwin Barney and D...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
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  10. Five offseason moves that will backfire

    Jim Bowden

    When a general manager makes a trade or a free-agent signing, he must always have significant justification for why the move was made. This could include: • Scouting reports • Advanced metrics and analytics • Medical repo...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. Weird science? No, player evaluation tools

    Gordon Edes

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- In a story on Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein that appeared in ESPN the Magazine's MLB preview, author Tim Keown noted the team's reliance on "neuroscience" in scouting and player evaluation. "Hitters a...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  12. Scouting Zastryzny, other Cubs prospects

    Keith Law

    Two days watching Chicago Cubs prospects beyond the Big Four -- Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora -- didn't yield a ton of positive observations, but here are my thoughts on three of the most notable names: • The Cubs' ...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  13. The good and bad of Alex Jackson

    Keith Law

    SAN DIEGO -- Rancho Bernardo HS catcher Alex Jackson first burst on the scouting map at the 2012 New Balance Area Code Games, where he was one of the best players on any team even though he was only a rising junior at an event that comprises mostly r...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  14. A top Yankee scout leaves for ... the MLS

    Andrew Marchand

    Will Kuntz, not even 30 yet, knew how good he had it. As the Yankees manager of professional scouting, he reported to assistant GM Billy Eppler and had the ear of GM Brian Cashman, giving him a voice in the team's major moves for Mashiro Tanaka, Bria...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  15. Danny Salazar among those projected to break out based on 'stuff'...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross looks at 10 pitchers whose "stuff" makes them good bets to break out, including Cleveland Indians hurler Danny Salazar.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  16. Will Seattle deal with the Mets?

    AJ Mass

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York tweeted on Monday that the Seattle Mariners were "again double-teaming scouting" the team's Grapefruit League game and "have been religiously attending Mets games." However, it's unlikely the many repeat trips are in the h...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  17. Scouting Stroman, plus Rays and Nats

    Keith Law

    DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays rolled out a number of young arms Friday, led by Toronto's No. 2 overall prospect Marcus Stroman, who is in the running for a rotation spot. Stroman showed his full four-pitch repertoire and h...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  18. Stats that matter for 2014 prospects

    Christopher Crawford

    If you're someone who follows the draft, you've likely heard the term "stat scouting" before, and you've probably heard it in a negative context. The thought being that if is someone looking at a player's results and assuming how good the player will...

    Blog | March 06, 2014