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  1. Which players have squandered the most talent? - NBA

    NBA Front Office

    Tom Penn, George Karl, Chad Ford, David Thorpe, Amin Elhassan and Kevin Pelton weigh in which former top draft picks have squandered the most talent.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  2. Astros' failure to sign Aiken a total fiasco

    Keith Law

    In the story of the Houston Astros' failure to sign two of their top draft picks on Friday, there are neither villains nor victors, only victims left holding empty bags. The first overall pick in the draft, Brady Aiken, declined to sign with the Astr...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  3. Yankees have the prospects for a big deal

    Jim Bowden

    The New York Yankees are famous for signing big-name free agents. And when you sign big-name free agents, you usually have to forfeit top draft picks. As a result, the Yankees have been criticized within the baseball circles for having a relatively w...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. Scouting the Giants' top draft picks

    Keith Law

    I stopped by the Arizona League Giants' home game on Monday to see their top two picks from this June, first-rounder Christian Arroyo and second-rounder Ryder Jones, as well as a few lower-tier prospects. Arroyo was the most impressive of the grou...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  5. 2013 NHL offseason - Can the 2013 draft class be the league's bes...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg assesses this offseason's top draft picks, and analyzes whether the group -- headed by Nathan MacKinnon, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Drouin and Seth Jones will stack up against the best draft classes in recent history.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  6. Albert Pujols leads ranking of top draft picks in history - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines five in-house upgrades for contending MLB teams, including the Washington Nationals calling up Anthony Rendon.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  7. NBA - Optimal team fits for five top draft picks

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan outlines five NBA draft prospects who fit five specific teams' needs in terms of both position and style of play. He writes that Trey Burke to the Magic and Victor Oladipo to the Thunder would work particularly well.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  8. NHL - Next steps for Edmonton Oilers rebuild

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance studies the blueprints of previous success stories built through the selection of top draft picks. It takes much more than just high picks to create a winner.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  9. NHL - What's holding back the New York Islanders?

    Craig Custance

    The Islanders have been stockpiling top draft picks and feature one of the league's brightest young players in John Tavares, so why does the franchise continue to languish outside of the playoff picture? Craig Custance explores the issues for the Isles.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  10. Phil Steele's projected replacements for Mel Kiper's Big Board pr...

    Phil Steele

    Phil Steele gives an early look at which players will likely replace those on Mel Kiper's Big Board, highlighting which teams and positions will be most affected by the likely departure of top draft picks.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  11. NHL - Top prospects for Carolina Hurricanes, Boston Bruins shine ...

    Grant Sonier

    ESPN Insider's Grant Sonier sizes up the talented prospects on the ice in Halifax for the Canada-Russia Challenge, featuring some of the NHL's top drafted prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  12. 2012 NBA Draft - As draft nears, trades could shuffle top picks

    Chad Ford

    With the 2012 NBA draft closing fast, Chad Ford examines the latest buzz -- including trade talk at the top of the draft. Plus, a look at how analytically minded NBA teams have been grading some of the top prospects by the numbers.

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  13. Jorge Soler has the talent of a top-five pick in the MLB draft

    Keith Law

    Keith Law writes that Jorge Soler has the kind of ability you'd find in a top-five pick in the MLB draft. He should have value for the Cubs, but his situation underscores why top draft picks are worth more.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  14. 2012 MLB draft: Where top draft picks fit in organizational playe...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at draft picks and lines up where they would rank as a prosect in each organization. For a team like the Cubs, that means a whole new No. 1 prospect.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  15. 2012 NFL Draft - How the rookie wage scale makes top picks more v...

    Seth Wickersham

    Seth Wickersham writes that the rookie wage scale has made top NFL draft picks much more valuable. And with teams now facing less risk with each pick, we could see more draft-day trades like the one that brought Julio Jones to the Falcons last year.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  16. MLB - Boston Red Sox likely to sign top draft picks

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason Churchill examines the likelihood that the Boston Red Sox can successfully sign their top draft picks and provides updates from around the scouting world.

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2011