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  1. McLeod: Not time to move Bryant to OF

    Jesse Rogers

    With the addition of another highly touted infield prospect in Addison Russell to the Chicago Cubs organization, vice president of player development and amateur scouting Jason McLeod says it's still not time to move Triple-A slugger Kris Bryant from...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 4, Red Sox 0

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Just a guess here, but if White Sox pitcher Scott Carroll asked his dad, Steve, a former advance scout for the Astros, if he could tell him anything about the Red Sox, the scouting report was probably short and to the point: Can't hit. ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. Jason McLeod, Cubs senior vice president of player development an...

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs senior vice-president, player development and amateur scouting, Jason McLeod, has withdrawn his name for consideration for the vacant San Diego Padres general manager's job, he told reporters on Monday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  4. Kershaw's no-hitter most dominant ever

    David Schoenfield

    At one point in the middle innings of Wednesday's game, as Clayton Kershaw was chewing up Rockies batters like a puppy with a piece of rawhide, a writer tweeted out a Dodgers scouting report of Kershaw from his days at Highland Park High School in Da...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. Scouting reports: Red Sox's Day 2 picks

    Matt Huegel | Special to ESPNBoston.com

    Day 2 of the 2014 MLB draft saw the Red Sox pick up several interesting prospects, including raw flamethrower Jake Cosart. Cosart can hit the upper 90s, but he's still very raw. With his rawness comes great potential, though. Read more about Cosart a...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  6. Mets officials dissect Day 2 picks

    Adam Rubin

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Mets VP Paul DePodesta and amateur scouting director Tommy Tanous addressed their Day 2 draft picks on Friday. Here's what they had to say: Milton Ramos, SS, American Heritage (Fla.) HS, third round: "Certainly he's known for d...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  7. Scouting reports: Chavis, Kopech, Travis

    Mike Andrews | SoxProspects.com

    As far as SoxProspects.com is concerned, the Red Sox cleaned up on Day 1 of the MLB draft, given the players available at the club's respective draft slots. The team drafted three well-regarded prospects on Thursday evening in prep infielder Michael ...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  8. Dodgers take prep pitcher in first round

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers picked right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes from Conway High in South Carolina with their first pick, No. 22 overall, in Thursday night's Major League Baseball draft. Here is part of Baseball America's scouting report on Holme...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  9. Gomes sparks Sox; Lackey baffles Braves

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- When the Boston Red Sox were attempting to win the World Series in October, manager John Farrell took the scouting reports, statistics and matchups and tossed them all in the garbage when it came to deciding whether to put Jonny Gomes in th...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  10. Former Washington Wizards ball boy tells all - ESPN The Magazine

    Pete Zalewski, former Wizards ball boy

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, a former Wizards ball boy dishes on all -- from scouting in the stands to how gratuities became gratuitous.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  11. Edwin Jackson at his best against Brewers

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Forget about any other pitching statistic. There's only one that can completely tell Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson's Saturday afternoon performance against the first place Milwaukee Brewers: According to the Inside Edge Scouting Ser...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  12. Minus Perez and Harrison, Rangers doomed

    David Schoenfield

    This isn't where the Texas Rangers were supposed to be in 2014, a team on the precipice. They were supposed to be in the middle stages of a dynasty, maybe an epic dynasty, an organization built with sabermetric principles and great scouting and finan...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  13. 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
  14. DePodesta denies reported '86 Mets slam

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Paul DePodesta, the New York Mets' vice president of player development and amateur scouting, vehemently denied a report published Friday night that he had slighted the 1986 Mets in his initial staff meeting upon joining the organization ...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  15. Cubs get first look at Tanaka, the foe

    Jesse Rogers

    NEW YORK -- All of that scouting of New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka might finally pay off for the Chicago Cubs. They didn't land him as their big free-agent signing over the winter, but at least they have detailed reports they can use in try...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. Cervy: I'm not Mark Teixeira

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- The last time Francisco Cervelli played first base in a game he was 15. The early scouting report on him at the position is: Inexperienced, but a good sense of humor. "If I feel I can't catch the ball, I'm going to block it," said Cerv...

    Blog | April 08, 2014