While Chris Liss had been pushing against the 70/30 split for hitters and elite pitchers this spring, Nick Shlain isn't ready to make that change. Check out his reasoning in the latest installment of House of Shlain.
The Marlins have lost 90-plus games in three straight seasons and appear destined for that result again in 2014. The losing has brought a group of young stars to light in Miami with Jose Fernandez looking like one of baseball's best pitchers.
Teams are increasingly using the draft to find players who are nearly major-league ready. Such is the case with the Astros' first-overall selection of Mark Appel, who could be in Houston later this year.