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  1. Is 3B a possibility for Nick Franklin?

    Joe Kaiser

    Nick Franklin is one of Seattle's top young bats, yet he has no place to play on the big league club based on the way the Mariners' roster is currently constructed. Robinson Cano means second base is no longer an option, and Brad Miller's defensive e...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Most-blocked position-player prospects

    Keith Law

    My annual ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball and the top 10 (or more) prospects in each organization is completely organization-neutral: I don't consider the makeup of the club each prospect plays for when evaluating his potential as a majo...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. Top 100 prospects of 2014 including Byron Buxton, Xander Bogaerts...

    Keith Law

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

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  4. Where will Nick Franklin play in 2014?

    Joe Kaiser

    What happens when a team signs a marquee free agent at the same position where one of their top young players plays? That's the big question around Seattle right now whenever the topic turns to Nick Franklin, who played second base after getting c...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Chris Young an imperfect fit with Mets

    Keith Law

    I had tabbed Chris Young as one of my top potential bargains in free agency this year, a talented player coming off injuries and poor performance who might accept a low-base one-year contract to play center for someone and re-establish some value. ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  7. An alternative to deadline deals

    Buster Olney

    There is a consolation prize for those teams not at the top of their respective divisions: In August, they get to play crossing guard before every tradeable commodity reaches the No. 1 team -- holding the power to stop them from getting through. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  8. Day two highlights and lowlights: NL

    Christopher Crawford

    More draft content: Pick-by-pick analysis | Top 100 | AL best second round | NL best of second round It was an interesting day two, one that saw the new collective bargaining agreement draft rules play a key role in how teams went about their resp...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  9. Top prospects struggle in regional play

    Christopher Crawford

    The NCAA tournament is a terrific scouting opportunity for not only the current draft class, but the next couple of years as well. Unlike the conference tournaments, there's (virtually) no weak links, and it generally represents the best lineups pitc...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  10. Right-hander Kohl Stewart could be drafted high enough to pull hi...

    Keith Law

    Kohl Stewart has a scholarship to play quarterback at Texas A&M, but Keith Law says he looks like a top-10 pick on the mound. The potential signing bonus could keep him off the college gridiron.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  11. Phillies at the center of free agency

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies are competing with many other teams for free-agent outfielders, but as this market plays out, they figure to get either their top choice or at least one of their top choices. There is no absolutely perfect fit in the way that Roy Hallada...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  12. Phillies could choose one of five options in center field - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines where the Phillies could turn to fill a void in center field. Josh Hamilton? Angel Pagan? Michael Bourn? The Phillies could turn to one of them.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2012
  13. Examining the key market forces at play this offseason - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines four key forces at play in this year's free-agent and trade markets, including the sticker shock some teams have experienced when looking at top free agents, which has led to a run on early bargain signings.

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2012
  14. Baltimore Orioles call up top prospect Manny Machado to play thir...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein profiles infield prospect Manny Machado, whom the Orioles will call up from the minors.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  15. The Los Angeles Dodgers need more than Hanley Ramirez to win the ...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan of FanGraphs writes that while the Dodgers' trade for Hanley Ramirez is vital, the one deal alone won't be enough for them to win the NL West.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  16. Some top prospects in the Yankees' organization showed promise on...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law made his first visit to Charleston, S.C., on Friday to watch affiliates of the Yankees and Pirates play, and he came away with scouting notes on the top prospects from both organizations.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2012