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  1. 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
  2. Sizing up Jordan Lyles' hot start for Rockies

    Diane Firstman

    Jordan Lyles was a 2008 supplemental first-round draft pick by the Houston Astros, who were in the midst of a string of franchise-stunting amateur drafts. But the scouting community liked this kid from South Carolina's Hartsville High School. He was ...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  3. Three biggest questions for 2014 draft

    Christopher Crawford

    May has finally arrived, and as one scouting director put it when I discussed the draft with him this week, these past few months have been "flat-out weird," and we still have one more month for things to potentially get even weirder. This year has h...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  4. 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
  5. W2W4: World Series Game 1

    Kyle Brasseur

    • When and where: Fenway Park, Wednesday at 8:07 p.m. ET • Starting pitchers: Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94 ERA) vs. Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75 ERA) Wainwright• Scouting report on Wainwright: To win the ALCS, the Red Sox had to ove...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  6. Early look at MLB free agency

    Jim Bowden

    Throughout baseball, general managers and their scouting departments are already out in force evaluating this offseason's impending free-agent class. They're watching every at-bat, every pitch and every defensive touch. They're also conducting backgr...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  7. Top prospects whose stock is falling

    Keith Law

    I've been asked recently about a number of prospects having disappointing years, especially players who were on my preseason top 100 list but missed my midseason top 50 rankings due to poor performance coupled with negative scouting reports. I've tal...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  8. Alex Wood scouting profile; Xander Bogaerts jumps to No. 1 in top...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis profiles young lefty starter Alex Wood, who earned his first big league win for the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, and updates his top-10 prospect rankings for the 2013 fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  9. Futures Gamers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Sunday's Futures Game at Citi Field in New York is an annual opportunity for general managers, assistant GMs, scouting directors and scouts to see the very best prospects in one game. During my years as GM, I always sent at least two of my top evalua...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  10. Byron Buxton scouting profile; Sonny Gray enters top 10 fantasy ...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis profiles highly touted -- and highly productive -- Minnesota Twins prospect Byron Buxton and updates his top-10 prospect rankings for the 2013 fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  11. Gerrit Cole, Mike Zunino scouting profiles; Wil Myers jumps to N...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis profiles recent call-ups Gerrit Cole and Mike Zunino and updates his top 10 prospect rankings for the 2013 fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  12. Houston Astros do not take Mark Appel in first mock draft of 2013...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law unveils his first mock draft for 2013, and the Astros are being linked to a surprising name at No. 1 overall.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  13. Scouting Dahl, White and other Rockies

    Keith Law

    Some quick notes from the Colorado Rockies' Class A scrimmage yesterday. • I'll start with the player about whom I have the least to say: 2012 first-rounder David Dahl (my No. 37 prospect in MLB). He had just two at-bats, and I o...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  14. Scouting David Dahl, Max White and other Colorado Rockies prospec...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with scouting reports of David Dahl and Max White, two of the Rockies' top picks in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  15. Ryne Stanek against Bobby Wahl among a few key pitching matchups ...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Ryne Stanek against Bobby Wahl is among a few key pitching matchups between top MLB draft prospects to watch this weekend.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  16. Scouting Taijuan Walker, Nolan Arenado

    Keith Law

    Some observations from Monday's messy game between the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners in Peoria, Ariz. * Seattle's top prospect, right-hander Taijuan Walker, threw two innings in support of Generic Starter, one good and one l...

    Blog | March 05, 2013