Red Sox to the right, Astros to the left 

June, 1, 2010
06/01/10
12:28
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As a stats-savvy fan, there are two things you should pay attention to during the MLB draft, which starts Monday. One, of course, is who your favorite team picks; you can find Insider's mock drafts and latest prospect news here. The other is how your favorite team approaches the draft, because smart organizations invest in the draft and dumb clubs don't, and the gap between them is growing.


To find out which teams are investing big in the draft and which teams are looking to save bucks -- and how that increasingly is making the difference between wins and losses at the major league level -- you must be an ESPN Insider.

Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

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