CATEGORIES

MAY THE BEST IDEAS WIN

Teams fear MLB decisions are quashing innovation

5 mins read
Baseball America
August 2020

MANY PREPS SEE PROS OF GOING PRO

A record number of high school players signed as nondrafted free agents following the five-round 2020 draft

4 mins read
Baseball America
August 2020

CAN PITCHERS THROW EVEN HARDER?

Today’s pitchers push the limits of what elbow ligaments and tendons can withstand

4 mins read
Baseball America
August 2020

ATHLETE'S ADVANTAGE

Jack Flaherty didn’t so much possess big velocity in high school as he projected it. Today, the 24-year-old Cardinals ace is one of the hardest-throwing starters in baseball.

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Baseball America
August 2020

WELCOME TO LATIN AMERICA'S

To get a better sense for which players will star in Latin America’s golden age, we highlight the best 25-and-under talents from each country.

7 mins read
Baseball America
July 2020

PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS

Teams prepare their best sales pitch during the wildest nondrafted free agent signing period ever

5 mins read
Baseball America
July 2020

TURF TALK

Artificial surfaces are becoming more popular for defensive, developmental and maintenance reasons

7 mins read
Baseball America
July 2020

MINOR MATTERS - IMPERFECT SCENARIO

A glimpse of what player development could look like this year in the summer of COVID

10 mins read
Baseball America
July 2020

GLOBAL GAINS

As players from Latin America account for historically large shares of major league playing time, their impact on the game is clear

3 mins read
Baseball America
July 2020

FILLING THE VOID

As restrictions ease, minor league teams find creative new ways to attract fans.

5 mins read
Baseball America
July 2020

CREAM OF THE INTERNATIONAL CROP

The top 50 expected signing bonuses for international amateurs eligible to sign during the 2020-21 period

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Baseball America
July 2020

BANNER CLASS

The Twins’ 2009 international class helped form the core of two playoff teams in the past three seasons

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Baseball America
July 2020

All In a Day's Work

Cristian Hernandez has to wait an additional six months to sign his first pro contract, but he will be ready

8 mins read
Baseball America
July 2020

SIGN OF THE TIMES

New draft rules hurt players, limit scouts and are a sign of coming minor league changes

5 mins read
Baseball America
May/June 2020

THE NEW NORMAL

When Minor League Baseball resumes play, it will look nothing like it has in our lifetimes

10 mins read
Baseball America
May/June 2020

ONE BIG DO-OVER

The NCAA Division I Council granted spring sports athletes an extra year of eligibility

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Baseball America
May/June 2020

MINOR LEAGUE MILESTONES

The top 12 most significant minor league achievements of the last 40 seasons

9 mins read
Baseball America
May/June 2020

MAKING AN IMPACT

70-grade hitters and 70-grade power hitters are as elusive as one would expect in the draft

4 mins read
Baseball America
May/June 2020

THIS LEFTY IS ALL RIGHT

Prodigious talent, meticulous work ethic propel Asa Lacy into draft

6 mins read
Baseball America
May/June 2020

WILLING AND ABEL

Mick Abel put in the work to improve his physicality and repertoire. Now the Oregon prep righthander is aiming to buck draft history.

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Baseball America
May/June 2020

HIGH VOLTAGE

Spencer Torkelson sparked an Arizona State revival and showcased the type of power that could make him the first college first baseman ever drafted No. 1 overall

10 mins read
Baseball America
May/June 2020

GRAND AMBITION

Allan Simpson’s vision for Baseball America—as the authority on the draft—perseveres after 40 years

5 mins read
Baseball America
May/June 2020

FACT OR FICTION?

Early looks don’t always tell the whole story, but in 2020 that’s all scouts have. New information streams, combined with firsthand knowledge of players, now becomes paramount

7 mins read
Baseball America
May/June 2020

TOP WINTER BALL PROSPECTS

Ten prospects who captured scouts’ attention in Latin American winter leagues

5 mins read
Baseball America
March 2020

GRAND OPENING

A talented young core and busy offseason have the White Sox positioned to win after wrapping a three-year rebuild

6 mins read
Baseball America
March 2020

FILL 'EM UP

The Mariners’ gas camp gets big results for a plethora of pitchers

7 mins read
Baseball America
March 2020

NOW OR NEVER

After years of stockpiling minor league talent, the Padres cashed in prospects as they set their sights on winning in 2020.

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Baseball America
March 2020

CENTER OF ATTENTION

Minnesota two-way standout Max Meyer tries to lead the Gophers back to the NCAA Tournament

5 mins read
Baseball America
March 2020

CARDINALS DEVIL MAGIC

St. Louis keeps maximizing overlooked college draft picks

4 mins read
Baseball America
March 2020

HALO EFFECT

After extending Mike Trout, signing Anthony Rendon and installing manager Joe Maddon, the Angels have a lot riding on 2020

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Baseball America
March 2020