Archive for the 'Draft' Category

What might Jack McDowell have meant to the ’92 A’s? Bret Boone to the ’01 Cardinals?

Sometimes there’s too much realism in fantasy baseball.

What if the Pirates had drafted Mike Mussina instead of Mark Merchant?

College players, wood bats … what more could you want?

Where will the best prospects from the 2010 draft class factor into my top-100 list?

Who’s there, who to watch, and who’s going to win.

First fantasy draft turned out worse—and better—than expected.

Jeff sifts through the first 10 rounds of the amateur draft looking for names you should know.

Laying out solutions for the short term and a plan for the long term success of the Baltimore Orioles…

Advocates of each strategy share a core philosophy.

The road to Omaha runs through Monte Carlo.

On June 3, 1993, Alex Rodriguez was drafted as the first pick in the first round of the amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners. He is the best player taken in that spot since the draft began in 1965. Richard looks at some others.

Presenting you with the draft’s 40 best prospects, including breakdowns for the top dirty dozen.

Jeff cracks open the spreadsheets and ranks the top college draft prospects.

There’s plenty of draft-eligible college talent behind the plate. Jeff ranks the contenders.

Jeff identifies an important red flag for draft day.

In which Jeff beats a dead horse, wondering if it will come back to life.

Who is the most feared college catcher? Which 2008 Giants draft pick is better (at some things) than Buster Posey? For once, Jeff tries to answer as many questions as he asks.

How the defensive spectrum changes from college ball to the professional ranks