They aren't rookies, but these hitters and pitchers are primed to bust out and deliver bigger results in the new season.
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Spent some time at Padres camp on Saturday. Andy Green said this about his team: "I know people think we still have some things to do before we're fully formed, but the Brewers weren't fully formed in the rotation last year, and they were playing all the way through the postseason. It's a good club now."
World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.
From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
The San Diego Padres have finalized their minor league contract with left-handed reliever Sammy Solis.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
Just over two weeks before Opening Day, two prominent free agents remain available. We find realistic landing spots and outside-the-box fits for both pitchers.
The San Diego Padres agreed Monday to a minor league contract with left-handed reliever Sammy Solis.
Before hearing from Justin Verlander (30:16), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Manny Machado's honesty, a level of distrust in the league and much more (6:51). Plus, Mandy Bell delivers some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (37:50).
Every ballclub headed into the offseason aiming to improve, but which ones do projections say did the best job of helping themselves in the standings?
Padres mega-signing Manny Machado says he has come to accept his role as a "villain" but adds that he will always play the game his way.
Francisco Mejia says he's focusing on his defense, but his offense hasn't suffered at all.
The San Diego Padres have generated nearly $3 million of additional ticket revenue in the two weeks since Manny Machado agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract, according to the team's president of business operations Erik Greupner.
Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski will miss the first couple months of the season after breaking a bone in his right wrist while diving to catch a fly ball against Texas.
In our spring MLB stock watch, we examine who gained (and lost) the most wins during the offseason with the biggest names finally off the market.
Manny Machado's debut in a Padres uniform was a lot less eventful than his free agency: He popped out in his first at-bat and drew a walk in his second, and he exited Saturday's Cactus League game after three innings.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Twos across for Hyun-Jin Ryu in his second spring outing with the Dodgers: 2 innings, 2 hits, 2 strikeouts against San Diego tonight. Manny Machado is not in the Padres lineup; scheduled to make his debut tomorrow against the Giants.
Reliever Adam Warren has signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres that includes a club option for 2020. The deal is worth $2.5 million.
Buster talks to Matt Vasgersian about the Giants' interest in Bryce Harper (6:01), goes rapid fire with J.D. Martinez (20:05), gets the Numbers Game from Sarah Langs (28:23), and chats with Keith Law about Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (33:24).
From underappreciated stars to veterans who get taken for granted and up-and-comers to watch, here's a guy from each team worthy of your attention.
Before hearing from Manny Machado (44:58) & Mike Trout (49:25), Buster talks to Bob Nightengale about the Bryce Harper waiting game and much more (4:00). Plus, Meghan Montemurro with some "Inside Heat" on the Phillies' perspective (14:36) and Tim Kurkjian weighs in on the players, teams and managers facing the most pressure in 2019 (22:41).
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