From Wander Franco to a wave of new names to know, here's how baseball's stars of tomorrow stack up today.
Who is rising and falling as the dust settles from a flurry of deals?
- MLB to start '22 on March 31 if no work stoppage
- Cavs retain center Allen on 5-year, $100M deal
- QB Ewers leaving HS early to play for Buckeyes
- No. 2 prospect in Ohio State's class decommits
— George Springer had four hits, including the 42nd leadoff home run of his career, and Steven Matz pitched six shutout innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 on Wednesday night.
Major League Baseball will open the 2022 season on March 31 and will try for the fourth time to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968.
How did the wildest, most thrilling flurry of deals we've seen in ages change the fortunes of your favorite team?
— Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven solid innings in his first start for Toronto on Canadian soil, George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez homered and the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday night.
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The Cavaliers retained restricted free agent center Jarrett Allen on a five-year, $100 million deal, his agents told ESPN.
Quinn Ewers' choice to skip his senior high school season and enroll at Ohio State likely won't become the norm, but it could sway some recruits prohibited from capitalizing on NIL.
— Jose Ramirez homered to cap a three-run 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Blue Jays 5-2 Monday, snapping Toronto’s four-game winning streak.
Quinn Ewers, the top quarterback in the 2022 class, is skipping his senior year of high school to join Ohio State.
Baker Mayfield stepped it up late last season. Will the return of a healthy Odell Beckham Jr. push the Browns' offense to new heights in 2021?
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Oklahoma remains QBU, but who makes the Sooners' Mount Rushmore of signal callers? And which schools produce the best at the other positions? ESPN Stats & Info crunches the numbers to let us know.
Cornerback Jaheim Singletary, the No. 15 prospect overall, decommited from Ohio State on Sunday.
— Brian Goodwin homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
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In his 18th game in the majors -- a loss to the Indians -- unheralded White Sox rookie Seby Zavala, 27, had a night to remember Saturday in Chicago, becoming the first player in MLB history to hit his first three career home runs in the same game.
— White Sox rookie Seby Zavala hit the first three home runs of his career, including a grand slam, but the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat Chicago 12-11 on Saturday night.
Nick Chubb's $20 million in guaranteed money is the seventh-highest total in the league among running backs.