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  1. 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
  2. Best tools in the MLB Futures Game

    Keith Law

    The 16th annual MLB Futures Game will take place Sunday at Target Field in Minneapolis, and yes, I'll be there, my ninth Futures Game. It's an event that brings some of the best prospects from around the minors together on one field for a nine-inning...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    The MLB All-Star Game rosters always spur controversy for who's out and who's in, but also because there aren't clear rules on what makes an All-Star in the first place. I've never bought the maxim that it should just be the players who are having th...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  4. Projecting Yasmani Tomas

    Keith Law

    Earlier Friday we learned that Yasmani Tomas, a young star in Cuba, had defected. I've already received many questions asking what I think of his potential, which is no surprise given the early impact provided by a pair of recent Cuban imports. Tomas...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  5. Rangers prospect shines in All-Star Game

    Keith Law

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks played host to this year's California-Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday. The game, which the visiting California League squad won 4-2, featured players from 18 different organizations. Here are my notes on a handfu...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  6. The mishandling of Bryce Harper

    Keith Law

    The Washington Nationals went a little off the board this winter with the hiring of manager Matt Williams, a respected coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks and former All-Star who had a grand total of zero games of professional managerial experience. ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  7. Bryce Harper of Washington Nationals out with torn thumb ligament...

    Keith Law

    Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and is expected to be out until at least early July, according to multiple sources.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  8. Byron Buxton tops 2014 ranking of top 100 prospects - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 100 prospects of 2014, starting with Twins outfielder Byron Buxton.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  9. Timing a question on Jose Abreu deal

    Keith Law

    I'm not surprised at all that Cuban star Jose Abreu received a huge payday, given this year's free-agent class and the increasingly limited ways for MLB teams to spend their money; he's one of the only potential impact bats available this offseason, ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  10. Scouting the Cape Cod League All-Stars

    Keith Law

    YARMOUTH, Mass. -- A few scouting notes from Saturday afternoon's Cape Cod League All-Star Game, held on a beautiful day in Yarmouth. * The best prospect of the day was Evansville lefty Kyle Freeland, who had some of the day's top velocity at...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  11. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    This year's All-Star rosters are surprisingly good. In most years, this exercise is hard to finish because there are so many dubious selections and glaring omissions, but this year, there are only a few of each, and most of the problems either come f...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  12. Picking the 'real' All-Star teams

    Keith Law

    If we are supposed to believe that the All-Star Game counts for something other than TV ratings and MLB revenues, why don't we see rosters built to win the game? It's part popularity contest, part reward for having a good two months to start the seas...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  13. St. Louis Cardinals lead Keith Law's ranking of all 30 farm syste...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks MLB teams based on their farm systems, with the St. Louis Cardinals coming out on top.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  14. Melky Cabrera, Angel Pagan and Rafael Soriano among intriguing se...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents for the class of 2012-13, looking at the second tier of names, including Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  15. Marco Scutaro, Jose Valverde and Delmon Young among potential bar...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents for the class of 2012-13, looking at the second tier of names, including Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  16. Breaking down the Futures Game

    Keith Law

    This year's Futures Game looked on paper like it might not be very balanced given the strength of the U.S. pitching staff and the inexperience of the World staff, and unfortunately that's how it played out, turning into a rout after the U.S...

    Blog | July 09, 2012