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  1. Biggest flops from 2003 draft

    Keith Law

    After my redraft of the 2003 draft was published, I got a lot of questions on Twitter about some of the high-profile flops. Here's a quick breakdown of what went wrong for the 15 flops from the first round of the 2003 draft (all WAR stats come from B...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Jeff Samardzija a good rotation gamble

    Keith Law

    The word out of Mesa is that Jeff Samardzija has won a spot in the Cubs' rotation, beating out Randy Wells and Travis Wood, who were both demoted to Triple-A Iowa. Samardzija, who began his pro career as a starter in the minors before being ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  4. Chicago Cubs wise to take a chance on Jeff Samardzija in the rota...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with a scouting report from Jeff Samardzija, who just won a spot in the Cubs' rotation, and says he's a worthwhile gamble.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  5. John Hellweg, A.J. Cole, Sonny Gray and other notable prospects f...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down some of the most impressive prospects he saw this spring in Arizona, including

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  6. Reds give up a lot for a year of Marshall

    Keith Law

    Trading season continued in full force, as the Chicago Cubs sent left-hander Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for lefty Travis Wood, outfielder Dave Sappelt and second baseman Ronald Torreyes. The Cubs made out well, giving up a good reliever wh...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  7. MLB - Cincinnati Reds acquire Sean Marshall from Chicago Cubs in ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law says the Reds revealed their short-term desires by acquiring Sean Marshall, while the Cubs made use of a good asset.

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2011
  8. MLB: Prospects who struggled early but will get a second chance t...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at Jesse Litsch, Brett Cecil, Brandon Belt, Ian Stewart and Brandon Wood, all top prospects who have had a shot to succeed in the big leagues, but have been forced to make some adjustments.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  9. 2010 MLB free agency: Breaking down the Kerry Wood deal

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the deal for Kerry Wood, noting that while he's been picked up for cheap, it's not at a place of great need.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2010
  10. MLB: Derrek Lee, Javier Vazquez and Jon Rauch among the potential...

    Keith Law

    The final page of Keith Law's top 50 free agents includes possible bats on the rebound and a slew of relief pitchers of all shapes and sizes.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2010
  11. Time for wood bats in college

    Keith Law

    Earlier this week, the NCAA decided to outlaw composite metal bats, forcing players to switch instead to BBCOR (batted-ball coefficient of restitution)-certified bats instead. The big winners here are, as usual, the bat manufacturers who are signific...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  12. MLB: It's time baseball took a harder look at getting wood bats i...

    Keith Law

    In this post, Keith Law hits on three distinct topics. In the debate about wood versus metal bats, it's time for more exploration into how wood can be used at lower levels. Plus, the case against Tampa and the case for King Felix.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  13. MLB draft - Cape League update on Grayson Garvin, Cole Cook and m...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in from the Cape League with updates on Vanderbilt's Grayson Garvin, as well as Cole Cook and Greg Peavey.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2010
  14. MLB draft - Boston Red Sox draft pick Anthony Ranaudo throwing we...

    Keith Law

    Red Sox draft pick Anthony Ranaudo missed some time this spring with an elbow injury, but he's now throwing well without restriction in the Cape League. An analysis plus video of Ranaudo and notes on Cecil Tanner, Drew Verhagen and B.A. Vollmuth.

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2010
  15. Cal's Anderson continues to improve stock

    Keith Law

    Cal right-hander Dixon Anderson established himself as a potential Day 1 draft pick last summer when he was clocked up to 96 mph in the Northwoods League (a summer wood-bat league in Minnesota and Wisconsin), and he showed low-90s stuff with better s...

    Blog | March 29, 2010
  16. Cal's Anderson continues to improve stock

    Keith Law

    Cal right-hander Dixon Anderson established himself as a potential Day 1 draft pick last summer when he was clocked up to 96 mph in the Northwoods League (a summer wood-bat league in Minnesota and Wisconsin), and he showed low-90s stuff with better s...

    Blog | March 29, 2010