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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. Baseball and Big Boards

    Mel Kiper Jr.

    Buster Olney is on vacation this week, so for the second straight year, guest columnists are writing the lead of his column in his absence. On Sunday, D-backs reliever Brad Ziegler talked about MLBPA head Michael Weiner, who is battling cancer. A's r...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Scouting Kyle Zimmer and other Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with scouting reports on Kyle Zimmer, a top-30 prospect, as well as other promising youngsters in the Royals, Angels and Giants systems.

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  8. Austin Jackson, Bobby Parnell, Oscar Taveras among Tristan H. Coc...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft lists 20 players for 2013 he really likes -- at least compared to the general consensus.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  9. Scouting notes on Yordano Ventura, Brandon Belt, Tyler Skaggs and...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down some top prospects, including Yordano Ventura and Tyler Skaggs.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  10. Relievers who could be starters

    Jim Bowden

    With five weeks left in the season, general managers are scouting the top starting pitchers who will lead this offseason's free-agent class. That includes the Los Angeles Angels' Zack Greinke, the St. Louis Cardinals' Kyle Lohse, the Washington Natio...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  11. Numerous teams scouting the Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The list of scouts in attendance at Chicago Cubs games continues to grow as baseball's July 31 trade deadline approaches. While many reports have the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves emerging at the leading contenders to land th...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  12. Scouting Yordano Ventura and thoughts on Youkilis deal

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down Royals pitching prospect Yordano Ventura, and he offers some insight on the Kevin Youkilis deal.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  13. Los Angeles Dodgers officially have new owners, and changes are o...

    Buster Olney

    The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers will officially be announced today. As Buster Olney writes, there will be significant change coming to the franchise, possibly beginning by recommitting to scouting efforts in the international market.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  14. Prep infielder Corey Seager appears to be a likely first-round pi...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with a scouting report on Corey Seager -- the younger brother of Seattle's Kyle Seager -- who's developing into a likely first-round pick. The only question is if Seager will pass on South Carolina to sign with a professional club.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  15. John Hellweg, A.J. Cole, Sonny Gray and other notable prospects f...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down some of the most impressive prospects he saw this spring in Arizona, including

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  16. Who's No. 1 ... in 2017?

    Keith Law

    As part of ESPN's Top 500 Players project, I've been asked to predict who the top 10 players will be five years from now, heading into the 2017 season. It's just for fun, although I based the names on my own scouting and on some basic ...

    Blog | March 26, 2012