Even with reigning National League MVP Jimmy Rollins blocking his path, Phillies shortstop prospect Jason Donald's solid all-around game and baseball smarts give him a good shot of reaching the majors sooner rather than later. The 2006 third-round pick is an above-average defender and provides surprising pop for a middle infielder, and looks ready to help the big league club whenever he's called upon. By Jay LeBlanc.
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As teams begin the process of trying to sign their picks from Thursday's 2008 draft, let's take a look at the top 10 selections from last year's draft - held exactly one year ago today - and see what kind of progress they're making. By Jay LeBlanc.
By Monday night, we'll know which eight teams will be packing their bags for the College World Series at Omaha's historic Rosenblatt Stadium. Here's all you need to know to follow along during this weekend's Super Regionals. By Tom Stad.
The Orioles may have gotten the steal of the 2007 draft in right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta, who has been nothing short of dominant thus far in his first pro season. By Jay LeBlanc.
As teams begin the process of trying to sign their picks from Thursday's 2008 draft, let's take a look back at the top 10 selections from last year's draft - held exactly one year ago today - and see what kind of progress they're making so far.
The winningest pitcher of the 1980s has four World Series rings and will forever be remembered for his epic, 10-inning Game 7 performance that clinched the 1991 title for the Twins, but is he Hall of Fame material? By Nick Leco.
Last week I kicked things off by ranking the top starting rotations in baseball, but this week I'm going on the offensive in My Five. Good pitching is the foundation for championship teams, but you can't win unless you score. By Sean Raposa.
Adrian Alaniz has an uncanny talent for flying under the radar. But if he keeps dominating minor league hitters with his four-pitch arsenal, the people he needs to take notice - like Nats GM Jim Bowden - will.
I'd been to hundreds of pro baseball games and never seen a no-hitter, a three-home run game or a significant milestone - until last night.
In the early '90s, the baseball card companies decided the response to overproduction would be manufacturer-induced scarcity. Thus, a whole new genre - the insert card - was born.
Now that my excessively premature American League All-Star picks are public knowledge, it's time for the Senior Circuit selections. Enjoy.
Unlike some fans, I won't just pop the chads of my favorite players or those on the hometown team - as a fan of Major League Baseball in general, I feel like it's my duty to vote responsibly in hopes that the most deserving players nab starting gigs in the Midsummer Classic.
The Baltimore Orioles made arguably the biggest splash in last year's amateur draft when they selected Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters with the fifth overall pick. The 6' 5", 230 pound switch-hitter was considered by many in baseball to be the best positional player available, but the fact that the Scott Boras client was reportedly seeking a signing bonus of $11 million - and had the option of returning to school for his final season of eligibility if his demands were not met - had some teams scared off. Baltimore, unwilling to pass up a chance at a potential franchise player, rolled the dice and then stuck to their guns from a financial standpoint, signing Wieters to a minor league deal that included a $6 million signing bonus just minutes before the Aug. 16 deadline.