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  1. Scouting 'other guys' in Samardzija deal

    Keith Law

    Oakland's teardown of their 2014 wild-card team continues unabated with the Monday trade of Jeff Samardzija for a package that seems to emphasize quantity (especially in terms of total years of control remaining) over quality, the inverse of how they...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  2. Top fantasy prospects in the Arizona Fall League, team by team - ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford lays out his top fantasy prospects at the Arizona Fall League, highlighted by Byron Buxton, Archie Bradley, Corey Seager and others.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  3. Late scouting notes on Franklin Barreto, Aaron Blair, Stephen Pis...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford has some late prospect scouting reports on Stephen Piscotty, Aaron Blair, Franklin Barreto and the Houston Astros' draft class.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2014
  4. Forensic evidence of the death of offense

    Buster Olney

    My favored theory about the decline in offense is drawn, to some degree, from what we've seen in recent years in the postseason, when scouting and specialized in-game decisions are routinely taken to the next level. Night after night in last year'...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Scouting a pair of all-star games

    Keith Law

    Here are some notes on a number of players I saw over the weekend. Lefty Kolby Allard of San Clemente (California) High School was the breakout star of this year's Perfect Game All-American Classic, played once again at Petco Park in San Diego. T...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  7. 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
  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. Fantasy Baseball - Joey Gallo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez among pla...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford lists 10 things scouts were buzzing about from Sunday's Futures Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  10. Cubs prospects Javier Baez, Kris Bryant put on hitting display be...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford has the pregame scouting notes from Sunday's Futures Game, including reports on Jorge Baez, Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2014
  11. Futures Gamers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

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

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The 'misses' of the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    The draft is a time of hope and promise, and after it's all over, a scout sits with his scouting staff and marvels over all the players the team just picked. Well, sometimes they don't work out as planned, as is the case for these 20 first-rounders w...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Bukauskus rising up draft boards

    Keith Law

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Right-hander Jake Bukauskus redefines the scouting term "pop-up guy," which normally just refers to a draft prospect who wasn't on the radar for the top few rounds until something changed the spring of his draft year -- better velocit...

    Blog | April 23, 2014