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  1. Josh Johnson, Homer Bailey, Corey Kluber among those who pitched ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft highlights pitchers who met specific criteria in 2013, which can be used to predict strong future performance.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  2. Rookie Roark keeps Nationals in hunt

    David Schoenfield

    In 1980, the Phillies called up an obscure minor leaguer named Marty Bystrom in September. He wasn't a big prospect -- in fact, he'd signed as an undrafted free agent -- and had just OK numbers in Triple-A, but the Phillies needed a starter. Bystrom ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  3. Pitchers Alex Cobb, Marco Estrada, Erasmo Ramirez figure to provi...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets looks for the starting pitchers he thinks will be the best return on draft-day investment, and settles on three players: Alex Cobb, Marco Estrada and Erasmo Ramirez.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  4. Erick Aybar signs 4-year, $35 million deal with Los Angeles Angel...

    Erick Aybar signed with the Angels as an undrafted teenager a decade ago, progressing all the way from rookie ball in Utah to a glamorous job as Los Angeles' Gold Glove shortstop and leadoff hitter.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  5. Bits: Vogelsong picks up where he left off

    Eric Karabell

    • San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, activated from the DL and taking the roster spot of Brian Wilson Sunday, tossed 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball, with seven strikeouts in his 2012 debut. For Vogelsong, undrafted in ESPN stan...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  6. Ryan Vogelsong of San Francisco Giants wins in 2012 debut, as Bri...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Sunday's action, including Ryan Vogelsong's successful debut fresh off the DL.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2012
  7. A-Rod to Lin: Crash at my place

    Andrew Marchand

    AP Photo/Getty ImagesAlex Rodriguez's career has been the exact opposite of Jeremy Lin's. A-Rod was a can't-miss prospect, the No. 1 pick everyone wanted. Lin, an undrafted point guard out of Harvard, was cut by two NBA teams. That doesn't mean...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  8. Games We're Watching -- The NFL frenzy begins!

    Amanda Rykoff

    Today marks the first day NFL teams can sign rookies and undrafted free agents, so expect lots of activity. We've also got a full slate of MLB action and the WNBA returns from the All-Star Break. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  9. Kyle Lohse, Philip Humber suddenly top-25 starting pitchers in fa...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines starting pitchers who went undrafted in most ESPN standard fantasy leagues before the season but have been free-agent boons, such as Kyle Lohse, Philip Humber and Josh Tomlin.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  10. Sox pass on Ozney Guillen

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The youngest son of manager Ozzie Guillen went undrafted in this week's First-Year Player Draft, with general manager Kenny Williams saying it was in the White Sox's best interest to stay away. Read the full story....

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  11. Kenny Williams: White Sox avoid "potential for distractions" by ...

    Doug Padilla

    A year after Ozney Guillen's draft position caused friction, the White Sox didn't draft him.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  12. The best of the 'undrafted' starting pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    From time to time, people will exaggerate to prove a point. For instance, someone might exclaim that a double play they just saw was the greatest double play ever, or they'll preach that the Phillies' aces will combine for 80 wins (take the...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  13. Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dallas Braden make for solid fantasy baseball ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scans ESPN Fantasy's live draft results and discusses a handful of quality starting pitchers who aren't being drafted in standard leagues, such as Daisuke Matsuzaka and Dallas Braden.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  14. Alfonso Soriano better off undrafted

    Eric Karabell

    I appreciate the role hitting and pitching coaches can have in affecting player performance, but I'm also careful to avoid overrating a correlation. For years, Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone carved a significant name for himself thank...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  15. Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano better off as fantasy waiver-wire o...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses why Alfonso Soriano doesn't make even the top 75 among outfielders in fantasy preseason rankings.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2011
  16. Farm report: Ceciliani's record season

    Adam Rubin

    Darrell Ceciliani went undrafted out of high school, although the Brooklyn Cyclones center fielder had extenuating circumstances. Ceciliani did not devote his full attention to baseball then. He served as point guard on his high school basketball ...

    Blog | August 25, 2010