1. MLB Draft 2011: Checking in on the Top 50: Who's Rising, Who's Falling?

    A little less than five months ago, I posted a list of the top 50 available prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. In case you missed it, you can find it here ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 3 years ago 9,882 reads 13 comments

  2. MLB Predictions: Albert Pujols' Future and 50 Key Questions for the 2011 Season

    This Major League Baseball season has the potential to be one of the greatest in a very long time. The state of the game is rock solid, which is more than can be said for both the NFL and NBA...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 3 years ago 9,312 reads 26 comments

  3. 2011 MLB Mock Draft 6.0: The Tampa Bay Rays Win the Day!

    Thanks to the departures of Carl Crawford, Rafael Soriano, Grant Balfour, Joaquin Benoit, Randy Choate, Brad Hawpe and Chad Qualls, Tampa Bay has a ridiculous 12 picks in the first two rounds of the 2011 MLB draft...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 7,396 reads 4 comments

  4. Bryce Harper and MLB's All-20-and-Under Team

    The minor leagues have as much talent in 2011 as ever. The system is overflowing with No. 1 starting talent (Matt Moore, Jeremy Hellickson, Zach Britton), 30-plus homer hitters (Mike ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 5,810 reads 22 comments

  5. 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft: Every Team's Ideal First-Round Target

    The Major League Baseball Draft is almost upon us. Well...not really, but it's inching its way closer, and with the possibility of no football off-season to look forward to, it looks ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 12,353 reads 8 comments

  6. 2011 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Gerrit Cole, RHP, UCLA

    If you have to pick a top pitcher heading into the 2011 MLB Draft , Gerrit Cole would be your go-to guy. Anyone who watched his performance against TCU in the semi-finals of the 2010 College World Series knows the kind of serious game he brings...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 5,743 reads 1 comments

  7. Spring Training 2011: Each Team's Top Prospect Who Won't Make Opening Day Roster

    For all the Jeremy Hellicksons, Freddie Freemans and Brent Morels that are out there—top MLB prospects who are almost assured of making the opening-day big-league roster—there ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 9,584 reads 21 comments

  8. The Top MLB Prospect Position Changes to Keep an Eye on in 2011

    Position changes in Major League Baseball aren't usually a big deal, but in certain instances, they can make or break a player's career. Take two examples. One: Skip Schumaker of the St...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 885 reads 4 comments

  9. Baltimore Orioles: The Best and Worst of the Farm System

    Despite it's relative weakness in terms of depth (Baseball America recently ranked Baltimore's system 21st), the Orioles still have one of the most intriguing farm systems in Major League Baseball...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 1,754 reads 5 comments

  10. 2011 MLB Draft Watch: Whose Stock Is Rising, Whose Is Falling?

    We're now two weeks into the college baseball season, which means scouts and organizations have had two whole weeks to evaluate some of the top talent available in the 2011 draft pool...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 2,824 reads 5 comments

  11. MLB Power Rankings: Ranking Every Team's Top 3 Hitting Prospects

    Who's the best hitter in all of the minor leagues? Quite the loaded question. If you're talking about pure hitting for average skill, then you couldn't go wrong by saying Los Angeles' Mike Trout, Minnesota's Ben Revere or Atlanta's Freddie Freeman...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 6,654 reads 11 comments

  12. MLB Power Rankings: Each Team's Recent Draft Pick Who's Rising Fast

    If you're a Major League Baseball prospect in today's game, you're best bet is to start as young as you can and move as quick as possible once a team drafts you...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 5,089 reads 6 comments

  13. 2011 MLB Predictions: When Will Top MLB Prospects Reach the Majors?

    June 4th, 2002. That was the date that Kansas City Royals minor-league slugger Kila Ka'aihue was drafted...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 8,514 reads 4 comments

  14. 2011 MLB Mock Draft 6.0: Picks 21-33, It's All Relative

    Thanks to all of you who have been keeping up with my piece-by-piece mock draft here at Bleacher Report, and a special thanks to those of you who clicked on these articles thinking they were NFL Mock Drafts and decided to keep reading...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 2,519 reads 5 comments

  15. MLB Power Rankings: Ranking Domonic Brown and the Top 25 NL East Prospects

    Goodbye Jason Heyward, Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez. Hello Domonic Brown, Craig Kimbrel and Jenrry Mejia! The names may have changed, but there is no doubting that the 2011 N.L. rookie crop is just as good, if not better, than the 2010 version...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 3,069 reads 9 comments

  16. Good Riddance! 10 Teams Happy To See Andy Pettitte Ride Off Into the Sunset

    For his career he posted a 240-138 record, including 25 complete games and four shutouts. He struck out 2,251 batters in 3,055.1 innings and finishes his career with a ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 1,451 reads 3 comments

  17. Why Let Football Have All the Fun? Top Recruiting Classes for NCAA Baseball 2011

    Today is National Signing Day. Right, tell me something I don't know. And while this site, and many others like it, will be saturated with names and numbers, recruits and rankings, the baseball homer in me can only think of one question...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 1,612 reads 8 comments

  18. 2011 MLB Mock Draft 5.0: Picks 11-20, a Star-Ling Is Born!

    I hope you all enjoyed my picks for the top 10 draft slots in the 2011 MLB Draft, which can be found here ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 7,493 reads 2 comments

  19. MLB Trade Rumors: Power Ranking All 30 Teams’ Top Prospects Who May Be Moved

    Trading away prospects is a necessary part of the major league process. Just look at how having top-notch talent to deal has aided a few teams over the past few seasons...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 14,658 reads 12 comments

  20. MLB Power Rankings: Brandon Belt and the Top 25 Prospects in the NL West

    Few divisions in baseball have benefited as much from top-level prospects over the past few seasons. Just take a look at the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, who were led ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 3,496 reads 6 comments

  21. MLB Power Rankings: Ranking the Best Hitting, Pitching Prospect for All 30 Teams

    The battle for prospect supremacy is on. And not just who's the top overall player. Or the top overall hitter. Or the top pitcher...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 10,403 reads 35 comments

  22. 2011 MLB Mock Draft 5.0 Part One: the Top Ten Unveiled!

    The 2011 MLB Draft is less than five months away. Football season is over, and for those players committed to both sports (Bubba Starling and Archie Bradley), the primary focus is ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 21,083 reads 11 comments

  23. Air Force for BCS, and 20 Other Bold Predictions for 2011 NCAA Football Season

    The 2010 college football season was full of surprises. Nobody could have seen Auburn going undefeated, Florida being as bad as they were, or Nevada sideswiping Boise State's national title hopes...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 40,197 reads 178 comments

  24. If Jim Harbaugh Is Worth $8 Million, Then What Was Vince Lombardi Worth?

    Rumors are flying around Jim Harbaugh like crazy. Some still have him ending up as the head coach at Michigan, but the more credible ones (if there is such a thing as a "credible" rumor) have him finding his way to the NFL...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 1,839 reads 6 comments

  25. Andrew Luck Staying at Stanford: Who Does the Surprise Move Impact Most?

    Andrew Luck will NOT be forgoing his junior and senior season at Stanford and will instead stick around and complete his degree, which he is set to finish up in 2012...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 1,002 reads 2 comments