1. Chicago Cubs 2014 Draft Picks: Scouting Profiles and Analysis

    As the rebuilding efforts continue in Chicago, the Cubs headed into MLB 's First-Year Player Draft with two of the first 50 picks, including a top-five selection for the second year in a row...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 12,773 reads 14 comments

  2. 2014 MLB Mock Draft: Updating the Latest Predictions from Around the Web

    With MLB 's 2014 first-year player draft just over 24 hours away, now is as good a time as any to take a final lap around the web and take a look at how those in the know see things playing out...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 5,695 reads 3 comments

  3. Grading Every MLB Team Through the First 2 Months of the Season

    With two months of the regular season in the books, it's time to pull out our red pens and start handing out grades for what we've seen from each of baseball's 30 teams so far...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 23,738 reads 58 comments

  4. Picking MLB's 2014 All-Breakout Team Entering June Baseball

    Some players go their entire careers without having that breakout performance that makes people stand up and say "Yep, that's the kind of player I thought he could be...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 18,765 reads 53 comments

  5. 1 Potential Trade Idea for All 30 MLB Teams Heading into June

    While baseball's trade market is slowly developing and the trade deadline is still two months away, it's never too early to take a look at some potential moves that teams could look to make...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 31,804 reads 60 comments

  6. 2013 MLB Draft Picks Closest to Already Breaking into MLB

    The 2014 MLB draft is just over a week away, and two members of the 2013 draft class have already made their major league debuts: Cleveland's Kyle Crockett (fourth round) and Detroit's Corey Knebel (first round)...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 18,594 reads 20 comments

  7. Ranking the 10 Most Likely Players to Be Dealt Before MLB Trade Deadline

    Parity is a great thing in baseball, giving nearly every team and its respective fanbase hope and reason for optimism as the regular season rolls along...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 54,021 reads 70 comments

  8. Struggling Prospects Who Are Clearly Not Yet Ready for MLB

    Baseball enthusiasts, like players, have tendencies. Some players tend to perform better after the All-Star break than they do before it, while others tend to have far more success ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 9,394 reads 6 comments

  9. 2014 MLB Mock Draft: Recapping the Latest Predictions from Around the Web

    With just over two weeks to go before MLB 's 2014 First-Year Player draft gets underway, mock drafts are popping up everywhere...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 37,914 reads 27 comments

  10. MLB Prospects Turning Vets into Trade Bait

    Right about now, debates are heating up in front offices around baseball as to what moves teams can make to improve their rosters—and in some cases, their chances of remaining in contention for a playoff spot...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 10,606 reads 14 comments

  11. MLB Power Rankings: Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Lineups at the 1-Quarter Mark

    Make no mistake about it, folks—lineups around the major leagues are under attack. A downturn in offensive production, which began in 2010, continues, with major leaguers hitting only ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 58,216 reads 165 comments

  12. Identifying the Face of Every MLB Franchise

    There's no shortage of ways to determine who the face of a franchise is in baseball. For some, the face of a franchise is simply the best player on the team, the guy who consistently puts up the most impressive individual numbers on a yearly basis...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 77,522 reads 222 comments

  13. What We've Learned About Each Team at the 1-Quarter Mark

    I'm not quite sure how this is possible, but we're nearly a quarter of the way through MLB 's 2014 regular season already. Surely I can't be the only one who finds that to be incredibly disturbing...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 31,521 reads 47 comments

  14. 15 MLB Players Whose White-Hot Starts We Never Saw Coming

    It takes a lot to surprise us these days. With the wealth of information available to us, from traditional statistics to advanced metrics and video clips that are slowed down, dissected ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 9,922 reads 34 comments

  15. Early 'Buyer or Seller' Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams at the Trade Deadline

    Baseball's rumor mill is just beginning to spin as we enter the second month of the 2014 season, and with the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline only a blip on the horizon at the moment, more rumors will sprout up with each passing day...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 211,489 reads 244 comments

  16. How the 1st Month of MLB Games May Have Changed the 2014 Trade Market

    Baseball's opening month provided a glimpse into the future, one in which pretenders are contenders, contenders are exposed as frauds, and the sobering reality that much of what ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 13,017 reads 14 comments

  17. Every MLB Team's Biggest Red Flag Through 1 Month of Play

    Only a month into the regular season, it's too early to start ringing alarms and pressing panic buttons around baseball. There's too much baseball left to be played for teams and their fans to begin freaking out...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 97,376 reads 110 comments

  18. 10 MLB Players Whose Names Are Already Swirling in Trade Speculation

    We sit only a month into MLB 's 2014 regular season, and the trade market has already heated up with a number of deals consummated between clubs, the latest of which found Lucas Harrell ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 32,301 reads 34 comments

  19. Preseason MLB Playoff Contenders That Look Like Frauds 1 Month in

    More than any other sport, preseason predictions in baseball are incredibly difficult to get right. Over the course of a 162-game regular season, anything can—and usually does—take place...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 15,712 reads 32 comments

  20. Ranking MLB's Most Pitcher-Friendly Ballparks, by the Numbers

    Spoiler alert: there are more hitter-friendly ballparks than pitcher-friendly ballparks in baseball. OK, that's not really a spoiler if you checked out our rankings of ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 113,409 reads 61 comments

  21. Signs That Some of MLB's Worst Early-Season Slumps Are About to End

    Slumps don't care about the name on the back of a player's jersey or the statistics on the back of their baseball card...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 11,671 reads 15 comments

  22. 10 MLB Players Whose Very Hot, Cold Starts Should Be No Surprise

    It's easy to forget sometimes that baseball players are human beings, just like the rest of us, and not cyborgs sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor put up big numbers for our favorite baseball teams...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 14,472 reads 11 comments

  23. MLB Rumors: The Early-Season Buzz Around Every Team

    We're only two weeks into the regular season, and already the rumor mill has begun to churn. From potential free-agent signings and trades (both now and later in the season) to the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 115,202 reads 90 comments

  24. Stock Up, Stock Down for MLB's Top 10 Prospects After Week 2

    Warning: being classified as one of the 10 best prospects in baseball can be hazardous to your health. Three of the top-10 prospects on B/R's End-of-Spring Top 100 MLB Prospects ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 19,914 reads 16 comments

  25. Ranking MLB's Most Hitter-Friendly Ballparks, by the Numbers

    When we think of "hitter-friendly" ballparks, Coors Field and Yankee Stadium are often the first two that come to mind due to the tendency for fly balls to travel beyond the outfield walls and into the hands of a lucky fan...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 33,786 reads 41 comments