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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Scouting Yankees and Phillies prospects

    Keith Law

    LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- The New York Yankees' low Class A affiliate, the Charleston Riverdogs, are currently making their one visit to play the Lakewood BlueClaws, the Philadelphia Phillies' farm club in the South Atlantic League. I was there Monday night,...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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