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Law: Mock draft 2.0

College pitchers Dillon Tate and Tyler Jay both go in the top five of Keith Law's second mock draft. But who goes No. 1 overall?

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Jon Lester and the worst hitters of all time

Jon Lester's 0-for-59 streak to start his career is a record. But Lester doesn't even make our list of the worst hitters at each position.

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3hJesse Rogers

Zimmermann the Cub would be a nice fit

Jordan Zimmermann is part of a deep impending free-agent class of hurlers which the Chicago Cubs are undoubtedly keeping an eye on.

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Home run hits of the day

Stats on some of the noteworthy home runs hit Wednesday, including a mammoth shot by a first-year pitcher.

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3hDavid Schoenfield

Wednesday's power rankings

Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run of the season as the Nationals continue to win.

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Fact or Fiction with Buster Olney (2:32)
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Updated top 250 fantasy baseball rankings

AJ Mass updates the Top 250 rankings and explains how two-month splits can be used to determine the future value of players, using Dallas Keuchel as an example.

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Anniversary of 50 Cent's awful pitch

One year ago, 50 Cent threw out the first pitch at a Mets game. If you don't remember, it was just a bit outside.

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Quality over quantity

The Mets' move to a 6-man rotation may mean fewer starts for their young aces, but could still help fantasy owners, says Eric Karabell: "While the world could end up deprived of several Harvey, deGrom and Syndergaard outings during the course of the next four months, I say it’s potentially worthwhile if these guys pitch better." Mets' pitching plan (Insider)

Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

Nick Kingham Update: Nick underwent right UCL reconstruction surgery yesterday. The expected recovery time is approximately 12-18 months.

How St. Louis can replace Matt Adams

Buster Olney lays out trade options for the Cardinals following the news that Matt Adams will have surgery Friday and possibly miss the rest of the season. Nine options (Insider)

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Anniversary of 50 Cent's awful pitch

One year ago, 50 Cent threw out the first pitch at a Mets game. If you don't remember, it was just a bit outside.

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Matt Holliday sets NL mark

The Cards OF reached base safely for the 43rd straight game Wednesday -- the longest streak in the NL since 1914: "Yeah, that's cool. A lot of players have played in the National League. That's pretty good, I guess." Derek Jeter has the MLB record, with 53 in a row, set in 1999.

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BBTN's Wednesday Web Gem

Ian Kinsler had a sweet backhand flip to start a double play. But can it top Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the stands that's reigned the past 27 nights? You decide.

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