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With pitchers and catchers ready to report for Spring Training and another MLB Opening Day just around the corner, the Athlon Sports 2019 Baseball Annual slides home in time to provide the preseason analysis and predictions craved by fans of the national pastime from the Bronx to the Bay and everywhere in between. Look for it on your local newsstand this week or order your copy now!
We take a lap around the big leagues in “15 Things to Watch in 2019,” examining the strikeout epidemic, the Cardinals' anticipated revival, the one-man MLB marketing machine that is Alex Bregman, and much more.
We offer a look at the next generation of MLB stars with our ranking of the top 50 prospects in the minor leagues, and we look ahead to the 2018 draft by ranking the top 50 prospects in both high school and college.
Our Fantasy Baseball section provides a top-100 cheat sheet as well as extensive position-by-position rankings that include over 400 players.
This year’s magazine is also highlighted by the following feature stories:
- “The All-Century Team … So Far” — Baseball's best of the 21st Century.
- “What's Up with the Stolen Base” — Does the humble steal still have a place in the modern game?
- “The Rise of the Slider” — The growing importance of a devastating pitch.
- “A Return to Parity” — More teams are making a push to compete now, which enhances competition and interest.
This year’s edition also includes a team-by-team preview of all 30 clubs, with rosters, stats and schedules as well as a look at each club’s farm system.