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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Milwaukee Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid, 53, dies

    Keith Law

    Milwaukee Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid died suddenly Tuesday night. He was 53.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  4. Coach recalls Castillo's emergence in 2011

    Gordon Edes

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This may be the first scouting report on a Cuban baseball player ever offered by a Massachusetts yankee in Queen Beatrix's court. Then again, it's not every day that a guy who grew up in Methuen, pitched for St. Petersbur...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  5. Boston Red Sox rookie Brock Holt's best friends from the minor le...

    Gordon Edes

    Brock Holt is the best story of a dismal Red Sox season.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. San Diego Padres hire A.J. Preller as general manager

    The San Diego Padres have named A.J. Preller their next general manager, the team announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  9. Farm report: Bigwig scouted Oswalt

    Adam Rubin

    WASHINGTON -- Corey Oswalt had a VIP scouting him in high school in San Diego before the 2012 draft. Paul DePodesta, who lives in the area, personally checked out Oswalt a few times before the Mets used their seventh-round pick on the right-hander, w...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  10. As Red Sox rumors swirl, Kemp heating up

    ESPNBoston.com

    While numerous observers were dismissive about an ESPN Boston report about the Red Sox's interest in Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and the possibility that he could be part of a Jon Lester deal, the Sox have been scouting Kemp for at least the past mo...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  11. Minnesota Twins add Brandon Poulson, undrafted 24-year-old who pi...

    In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitcher who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs in a California summer league but has never been drafted.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Yankees beat Rangers for sixth win in seven games

    McCarthy, Yankees top Texas for 6th win in 7 games

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  14. Pitching issues are clear for Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    PITTSBURGH -- Many of the Los Angeles Dodgers' top scouts and front-office types, including pro scouting director Rick Ragazzo, were in Pittsburgh the past two nights with the major league team watching the Dodgers from an upper-level suite. They had...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  15. Cubs jump to first in farm rankings

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After nearly three years of trading talented veterans, drafting high, some tremendous scouting and a little luck, the Chicago Cubs have the top-ranked farm system in baseball, according to ESPN.com Insider Keith Law. The Cubs jumped fro...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  16. Bradley displays arm strength

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- If Jackie Bradley Jr. had it his way, no one in the big leagues would have the scouting report on his arm strength. It's becoming difficult for the Red Sox center fielder to fly under the radar in that category. Bradley made two impre...

    Blog | July 19, 2014