1. MLB Draft 2011: All the Latest Buzz from Around the Web

    The big-league draft is closing in fast, and as the college baseball conference tournaments begin this week, all the focus will be on the college ranks, and the majority of the first-round talent in action...

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  2. MLB Draft 2011: Mid-to-Late Round Players to Keep an Eye on

    Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, Bubba Starling...blah, blah, blah! If you follow the MLB draft as religiously as I do, or even if you're just casually interested in the topic, it's ...

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  3. 2011 MLB Mock Draft: Will Gerrit Cole Fall to the Mariners at No. 2?

    For the past five to seven months, it has appeared very likely that Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole would be the top two picks in the 2011 MLB draft...

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  4. MLB Predictions: Finding the Next Wave of the Rookie Class of 2011

    The first wave of the rookie class of 2011 has already arrived, and it's been packed with it's share of surprises. Freddie Freeman, Domonic Brown, and Brandon Belt were supposed to be the class of the class, and instead, each has struggled...

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  5. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects, Who's Hot and Who's Not, May 18

    The first month of the season saw tons of action for the Orioles minor league system. Hitters Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop tore up the Sally League, while Dan Klein and Wynn Pelzer pitched incredibly well for their respective clubs...

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  6. MLB Draft: Can I Get a Mulligan? Re-Picking the 2006 MLB Draft

    In this week's edition of the 2011 Major League Soccer Power Rankings, Schellas Hyndman's FC Dallas shoot to the top after a couple of impressive victories this week...

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  7. MLB 2011 Draft: The Ideal Draft Strategy for the Baltimore Orioles

    Not many franchises took as many steps to rebuild from 2004 to 2008 as the Orioles . Through those drafts they put together a solid amount of their current squad, including the ...

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  8. 2011 MLB Mock Draft: The Star Each Projected First Round Pick Most Resembles

    In the United States of America, and especially in the world of sports, there's nothing we love more than to compare. You see it all through the NFL draft process...

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  9. MLB Power Rankings: Ranking Every Farm System By Pitching Depth

    Young, talented pitching is what wins ballgames these days. For two examples, look at Cleveland and Oakland. The Indians have jumped out to the best start in team history, thanks to amazing performances from the young pitching staff...

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  10. 2011 MLB Draft: Ranking the 25 Best High School Prospects

    Last year's high-school draft crop was pretty good, but it doesn't hold a candle to this year's class, which is the best, and deepest, since at least 2009. That class included Zack Wheeler (No...

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  11. Jose Reyes to SF Giants? It Could Happen, but Here's What the Mets Would Want

    News broke this afternoon that the Giants front office has had internal discussions about the possibility of trying to deal for New York's Jose Reyes . According to ESPN...

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  12. MLB Power Rankings: Each Club's Top Performing Hitting, Pitching Prospect

    Don't look now, but the number one prospect in all of baseball, Bryce Harper, is starting to heat up. Harper is hitting .441 over his past 10 games with five homers and 13 RBI, making him one of the hottest hitters in the minor leagues right now...

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  13. MLB Power Rankings: Jesus Montero and All 30 Teams' Hottest Prospects

    The minor league baseball season is nearly a month old, and it's already been full or surprises, good and bad. Who could have envisioned former UNC Tar Heels Alex White and Matt Harvey combining for a 5-0 record, a 0...

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  14. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects, Who's Hot and Who's Not, April 20

    The Orioles kicked off their 2011 campaign in style, sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays , and then taking two of three games from the projected 2011 A.L. Central champion Tigers ...

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  15. MLB Draft 2011: Ranking the 25 Prospects Who Are Closest to MLB-Ready

    We've now reached the halfway point of the college baseball season, meaning the buildup to the 2011 MLB draft has officially started. The usual suspects are still out in the forefront...

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  16. Where Are They Now? Checking In on The MLB 2010 Draft Class

    We're already one week into the minor league baseball season, and already players who were drafted in the first-round last June have played instrumental roles for their minor league squads...

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  17. Baltimore Orioles Minor League Beat April 11th: Break Out the Bats

    The Orioles affiliates finally got some runs on the board on Sunday, but it still wasn't enough for Norfolk or Bowie, who both went home losers...

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  18. MLB Trade Speculation: Every Team's 5 Most Untouchable Prospects

    If you would have asked me before the 2010 season ended who the most untouchable prospects in baseball were, I likely would have included guys like Chicago's Chris Archer and Hak-Ju ...

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  19. Baltimore Orioles Minor League Beat, April 10th: Return of the Mummey!

    Double-headers abounded today for the Orioles organization. Not only was the big-league squad involved, but the team's Low-A affiliate Delmarva played twice...

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  20. Zach Britton Leads Baltimore Orioles, Jumps to the Head of the A.L. ROY Race

    Baltimore Orioles rookie Zach Britton made his second start this afternoon and earned rave reviews for his performance, shutting down the high-octane Texas Rangers offense that exploded for 13 runs in the night-cap of the double-header...

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  21. Baltimore Orioles Minor League Beat, April 9th: Three Rain-Outs and an Ugly "L"

    Not much going on on the minor league front for the Orioles. Three of the organization's four games were postponed due to rain, and will be made up at a later date...

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  22. Baltimore Orioles Minor League Beat, April 8: Machado Shines in Debut

    The Orioles minor league affiliates (three of them, anyways) kicked off the 2011 season on Thursday night, and while Low-A Delmarva was the only team to emerge from the opening ...

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  23. Zach Britton Makes ML Debut, States His Case for a Long-Term Role in 2011

    With much less fan fare than Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman or Jake Arrieta, Baltimore's most-prized pitching prospect, Zach Britton, made his major league debut yesterday...

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  24. MLB Predictions 2011: Each Team's Prospect Who Will Break Out This Year

    Picking prospects who are on the verge of "breaking out" is such a tricky thing. Last year, Brandon Belt failed to make the Giants' list of top 30 prospects according to Baseball America ...

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  25. 'O' Say Can You See! Orioles First 2 Games Provide Glimpse of What Could Be

    The Orioles won the first two games of their season-opening series with the defending American League East champion Tampa Bay Rays and continued to win in dramatic fashion...

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