- Keith Law, ESPN Insider
Welcome to the 2012 ESPN Insider ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball.
This is the fifth year I have done these rankings for ESPN, and for the first time I have the same player at No. 1 for the second straight year. Last year's Rule 4 draft was one of the deepest in recent memory, so there are plenty of new faces.
A more detailed explanation of the process in determining these rankings is found at the top of each of the four player capsule pages.
It's time for the anti-designated hitter crowd to come to its senses and accept the National League would be better off if it went to the DH.
A fan was hit by a flying bat at Wrigley Field during the game between Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cubs on Monday night and carried from the stands on a stretcher.
The Baltimore Orioles' home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray.
Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will miss the rest of the season with a torn elbow ligament, creating a hole in the middle of the rotation for a Los Angeles team with World Series aspirations.
The anticipated Josh Hamilton trade from the Los Angeles Angels to the Texas Rangers was made official Monday.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was removed from Monday night's 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in the top of the sixth inning with neck soreness.
The Colorado Rockies have placed closer Adam Ottavino on the 15-day disabled list with right triceps inflammation and recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Ryan Braun was out of the Brewers' lineup on Monday night, part of manager Ron Roenicke's attempt to get more from their struggling offense.
ESPNChicago.com reporter Doug Padilla reports the latest from Baltimore, where Monday's White Sox-Orioles game has been postponed due to protests outside the stadium.
Josh Hamilton discusses his return to the Texas Rangers after being traded from the Los Angeles Angels.
After years of toiling at the bottom of the major leagues, Chris Singleton says the Astros finally have the pieces to make a run at the division in the coming years.
Andrelton Simmons makes the spectacular seem routine, but the Braves' shortstop also nurtures his talent by putting in plenty of grunt work.
Three supposed contenders are off to disappointing starts; will they be able to turn things around?
Three weeks into this season, the Padres lead the National League in runs scored ... after having one of the worst offenses of modern times in 2014.
What will your reaction be if and when Alex Rodriguez passes Willie Mays on the all-time home run list?
Are the flaws the Red Sox have demonstrated in the first three weeks of the season real issues, or a matter of impatient perception?
Amid the exciting success of this season so far, Alex Rodriguez is seeing what playing clean all along could have meant for his career.
Beisbol Esta Noche's Carolina Guillen, Alex Cora and Ernesto Jerez discuss the overall MLB culture of not being overtly festive.
In ESPN's Fight for Perfection issue, Howard Bryant writes that today's colossal athletes invite awe. But what is gained in size will come with a loss of fan connection.
Unless the Los Angeles Angels are convinced Josh Hamilton can't be an effective hitter, the decision to trade him makes little sense, writes Buster Olney.