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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Could Rodon join White Sox this year?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago White Sox no doubt liked what they saw from top draft pick Carlos Rodon when he made his first start for Class A Winston Salem on Thursday. The pitcher struck out three hitters over three scoreless innings and his continued success has al...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  4. Bits: Thoughts on Pence, Gallardo ...

    Eric Karabell

    Two San Francisco Giants outfielders were 13th-round picks, on average, in ESPN standard drafts for this season, which surprised me a bit. One was Hunter Pence, who I thought was seriously underrated on draft day. He made my top 100, and while I didn...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  5. Day 2 highlights and lowlights: AL

    Jason A. Churchill

    More draft content: Pick-by-pick analysis | Top 100 | AL best second round | NL best of second round The theme of the day varied depending on the club in question, but for the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels it was very much about pitching. ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  6. Ranking the best and worst drafting teams in MLB history - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the best and worst drafting teams and the best and worst individudal drafts in MLB history.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  7. Prep right-hander Phil Bickford jumps into top 10 in latest mock ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law unveils his second mock draft for 2013, and the Astros are being linked to a new name at No. 1 overall.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  8. Delmon Young falls from No. 1 overall to out of first round in 20...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law redrafts the 2003 draft with the benefit of hindsight, to see how different it would look.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  9. Clock is ticking for Pedro Alvarez and other members of the 2008 ...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at five top picks from the 2008 draft and wonders if it's time to give up on them.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  10. 2012 MLB draft: Astros among biggest Day 1 winners

    Keith Law

    After Day 1 of the 2012 MLB draft, Keith Law assesses the biggest winners, and the teams that made puzzling picks.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  11. How Kevin Gausman developed into a top pitching prospect - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Kevin Gausman will be a top pick in this year's MLB draft (possibly the No. 1 overall selection), and his ability and willingness to make changes since he arrived at LSU are big reasons for that, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2012
  12. Breaking down AL draft signings

    Jason A. Churchill

    The MLB draft signing deadline is every bit as insane as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and then some. In the end, the vast majority of the top picks signed within hours of the deadline, including all but one in Round 1, putting the 2011 dra...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  13. MLB - American League draft signings recap

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill recaps a wild MLB draft signing deadline. Beginning with the American League teams.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  14. Bryce Harper already in demand in fantasy keeper leagues

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey profiles the first pick overall in the 2010 draft, Bryce Harper, and updates his top 10 prospects for the remainder of 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  15. Texas Rangers prospect Tanner Scheppers and his power arm are on ...

    Jason Grey

    In this week's look at the top minor leaguers, Jason Grey profiles power-armed Rangers prospect Tanner Scheppers and updates his top 10 prospects for the remainder of 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  16. MLB draft 2010 - Bryce Harper and Scott Boras look for leverage w...

    Kevin Goldstein

    At just 17 years old, Bryce Harper and adviser Scott Boras could hold an unprecedented amount of leverage in contract negotiations, but Harper's performance this year has the paradoxical effect of diminishing, not raising, the threat.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2010