Who's the next Jose Altuve or Mike Trout? What about the next Bryce Harper or Aaron Judge? Chances are you'll find a new generation of breakout ballplayers as the list reaches No. 1.
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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Yu Darvish has at least one five-year offer on the table, according to a source, but he has yet to receive an offer enticing enough to take the plunge. The Cubs, Twins, Rangers, Dodgers and Brewers all continue to monitor Darvish's market. Most baseball observers think he'll be the first upper-level free agent starter to sign, with Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb next in line. With pitchers and catchers set to report to spring camps in three weeks, time is growing short for everyone.
From minor leaguers with major league hopes for the upcoming season to toolsy teenagers climbing through the farm system, who made the cut as we begin counting down baseball's best prospects?
Now with the New York Mets, veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez says he's made a commitment "to not be somebody that someone else wants me to be."
Free-agent center fielder Curtis Granderson is heading to the Toronto Blue Jays on a one-year, $5 million deal, sources confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney.
Wherever Christian Yelich plays this season, he's on a short list of players close to stardom. Who's ready to take a big step up in performance?
From top-flight starting rotations, bullpens and defenses to lineups that won't quit, there are only a handful of teams in it to win it in 2018.
All-Star pitcher Alex Wood agreed to a $6 million deal with the Dodgers, and catcher Yasmani Grandal settled at $7.9 million, among seven Los Angeles players agreeing to one-year contracts that avoid arbitration.
Don't let the romanticism of October and November baseball cloud your judgment: Are the World Series clubs really at the top of the pack?
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton put the Big in the Big Apple. Is it a clown question to ask if both rank ahead of Bryce Harper in right field?
A dynamic group of newly minted stars has risen to center field's elite, but can anyone challenge baseball's best player in the Age of Trout?
The best player in the game would have been a free agent had he not signed an extension in 2014. What if he were available this winter? Buckle your seat belts, baseball fans. Here's the sizzling hot stove we can now only dream of.
These young franchise shortstops have begun a rivalry that will last for years. But who's better?
Starting with guys such as Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant, third is stocked with top performers, but they can't all be No. 1. And where's Manny Machado?
Where future Hall of Famers used to dominate, a younger group of power hitters has pushed its way into the ranks of baseball's best.
The pace of this offseason has been positively glacial. We examine the reasons so many free agents are still unsigned -- and make predictions for the coming thaw.
The Dodgers acquired left-handed reliever Scott Alexander from the Royals in a three-team trade that also included the White Sox. Veteran relievers Luis Avilan and Joakim Soria will go to Chicago in the deal.
Among several moves on Thursday, the Dodgers added ex-MLBer Mark Prior as their bullpen coach.
The Giant has long been MLB's best catcher. But can he fend off stiff competition from rising stars like Gary Sanchez or Willson Contreras this year?
Big-ticket moves have been few and far between this offseason, but that hasn't stopped some clubs from helping their playoff chances, while others have fallen behind the pack.
The pinstriped flamethrower fell from our fab-five firemen, but the Bombers still managed to pack the list this year.
There are fewer frontline starters than ever before, but the ones who still lord over the game are something special. So which one is No. 1?
Sean McVay and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts grew close over the past year as young leaders in the L.A. market. Roberts says McVay's "a lot like me."
A Japanese sensation who landed in L.A. A Miami MVP shipped to the Bronx. A D.C. superstar on the cusp of free agency. All are among the players, managers, executives, agents and, um, commissioners, on our list of MLBers to watch in 2018.
Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts here to light the Chargers' cannon before kickoff against the Raiders.