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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. NBA: Projecting sophomore stat lines for Blake Griffin, John Wall...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton projects sophomore stat lines for several of the 2010-11 season's top rookies, including Blake Griffin and John Wall.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  15. NBA: Projecting rookie stat lines for Kyrie Irving, Jimmer Fredet...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton projects rookie stat lines for this year's top draft picks, including Kyrie Irving, Jimmer Fredette and Kemba Walker.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2011
  16. 2010 NBA draft: John Wall, Patrick Patterson among most NBA-ready...

    David Thorpe

    The top draft picks aren't necessarily the ones who will have the greatest impact next season. Rookie Watch author David Thorpe takes us through the 10 most NBA-ready players in this year's draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010