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Baseball Has Never Seen a Prospect Like Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.

The Blue Jays' 19-year-old prodigy is the perfect storm of social media access, nostalgia, and baseball skill. He's an unprecedented star in the making.
Drew Fairservice
5.15.18
Baseball

Who You Got: the Braves' Farm System or the Yankees'?

The Braves and the Yankees have baseball's two best minor league systems, but who do scouts think really has the better prospects?
Christopher Crawford
6.22.17
Baseball

The Next Golden Era of Shortstops Is Already Around the Corner

MLB has seen an influx of talented young shortstops. There's more on the way.
Christopher Crawford
3.29.17
mlb

Gary Sánchez Is Raking, And Right On Time

Gary Sánchez was a huge prospect at 16, scuffling in Double-A at 22, and is hitting like a star in the bigs at 23. He's not late. This is just how it works.
Rian Watt
9.8.16
Baseball

For Better or Worse, the Yankees' Gamble on Aroldis Chapman Paid Off

The Yankees gambled that domestic violence allegations wouldn't damage Aroldis Chapman's overall market value. They were right.
Dave Brown
7.25.16
mlb draft

How Not to Manage the First Round of the MLB Draft

The MLB Draft is a guessing game, even in the first round. Here are the ten teams that have historically gotten it the most wrong, and how they've done it.
Steven Goldman
6.8.16
mlb

Byron Buxton and the Loneliness of Learning on the Job

Byron Buxton became baseball's top prospect because of his unique collection of high-caliber skills. Called up by the Minnesota Twins, he hass scuffled and suffered in the bigs because baseball is hard.
Rian Watt
4.27.16
mlb

Javier Baez and the Search for the Last Unicorn

Javier Baez was a prodigy, and one of the most vaunted prospects in baseball. And then, in a hail of strikeouts, he wasn't. Now it's time to see what's next.
Rian Watt
4.18.16
mlb

Trevor Story and the Year of the Unheralded Prospect

Trevor Story's amazing first week this season with the Colorado Rockies gives us a timely reminder why we love sports, and a pleasant surprise in an era of information.
R.J. Anderson
4.13.16
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Astros Prospect Jon Singleton Is Searching for Inner Peace and a Breakout Season

Jon Singleton got a $10 million contract before he even took a major league swing. He was the next big thing in Houston. Now he's trying to prove he still is.
Mike Vorkunov
4.1.16
Baseball

Lucas Giolito is Far From Hollywood But Still in the Spotlight

Washington Nationals prospect Lucas Giolito comes from a family of actors. But he'd rather perform on the mound.
Mike Vorkunov
3.17.16
Baseball

The Issue That May Divide MLB and the Union

Fixing the rules for signing international amateur players will be a priority for the next baseball collective bargaining agreement.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
4.1.15
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