Matt Yallof is an MLB Network studio host who hosts the regular season studio show The Rundown and regularly appears on MLB Tonight, Quick Pitch and the offseason studio show Hot Stove.
|Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is a former first-round Draft pick. At 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, his size doesn't match his demeanor. He's understated and under the radar.
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|As a junior in high school, Nathan Eovaldi underwent Tommy John surgery. It was a turning point in his life. It wasn't until he rehabbed from the procedure that he realized the potential of his physical gifts.
More» Eovaldi fans six, holds Rockies to two runs|
|It is time to put winter behind us and get set for the start of the regular season. MLB Network's Matt Yallof gives his predictions of who will win the six divisions and the World Series championship this season.
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|If there was a way to truly measure chemistry and its correlation to winning games, The Indians would be on the short list of the best in baseball.
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|He finished his rookie season in 2013 with more home runs that Ian Kinsler, Brandon Phillips and Dan Uggla. He had more doubles than Chase Utley, Neil Walker and Howie Kendrick. And he posted a higher slugging percentage than Dustin Pedroia, Ben Zobrist and Jose Altuve. Meet Jedd Gyorko -- the best offensive second baseman who doesn't get nearly enough attention outside of San Diego.
More» Gyorko goes yard in the fifth inning|
|The Tampa Bay Rays will be a factor in October as long as Ryan Hanigan's hard work with his starters pays off.
More»Hanigan excited about rotation in Spring Training|
|When it comes to experience and wisdom, Eric Chavez has plenty, and it figures to rub off on the D-backs no matter if the 36-year-old veteran third baseman is in or out of the lineup.
More» Chavez jacks two-run shot for 3-2 lead|
|There are many questions yet to be answered this spring. One that is certainly flying under the radar has to do with one of the most likable, approachable and longest-tenured players in the game.
More» Wolf wins in first appearance with Orioles|
|For two decades, an entire generation of baseball fans have known nothing else but Yankees baseball with Derek Jeter leading the charge. Or, to put it another way, you'd have to be at least 27 or 28 years old to have any recollection of life for the Bronx Bombers without No. 2 wearing pinstripes.
More»MLB Tonight on Jeter's 2014 Spring Training debut|
|No comment on contract negotiations; no problem. There's more than enough to talk about with Mike Trout. Welcome to life as a face of Major League Baseball. Everybody wants to know your every move, and Trout seems to be just fine with it and appears to have the proper perspective.
More» Trout capable of excelling across board|
|Under perfectly blue skies in Arizona, the A's go about their business with complete confidence and a bit of attitude. They have confidence because they've won two straight division crowns. They have attitude because they operate with a chip on their shoulder -- in a good way.
More»Athletics look to improve upon 2013 with more depth|
|On the same day the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' arrival in the United States, a "rock star" of a different kind landed in the Big Apple. This time it was on a commercial airline chartered by new Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
More»MLB Tonight chats with Tanaka and previews his 2014|
|MLB Network host Matt Yallof takes a shot at picking the 2014 Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player Award winners in both leagues.
More» Budding ace Iwakuma to miss start of '14|
|Stars Ryan Braun, Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Yasiel Puig and Troy Tulowitzki all have things to prove on and off the field during the 2014 season.
More»Cano ready to lead Mariners' crop of young talent|
|If you want to know the difference between closing out a baseball game and staring death in the face, just ask Pirates pitcher Mark Melancon.
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|For Indians catcher Yan Gomes, the last few months have played out like a human highlight film. "It's been an unbelievable year," he said. "It's been a huge blessing. I have so many people to thank for it." So, where to start? How about where he got his start? Brazil.
More» Gomes hammers a two-run homer to deep left|
|At least for a few minutes, we need to give the Class of 2014 its due. While the voting process has many flaws, the voters elected three players who deserve enshrinement. So, let's appreciate the careers of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas.
More»Maddux, Glavine and Big Hurt get nod for the 2014 HOF|
|Matt Yallof's View from Studio 3: In 2013, 40 years after drafting Lee Mazzilli in the first round, the Mets selected his son, L.J., in the fourth.
|Matt Yallof's View from Studio 3: Tim Raines deserves enshrinement in Cooperstown. It just makes no sense that one of the greatest leadoff men and base stealers the game has ever seen is still on the outside looking in.
More»Hagen talks Raines' chances of entering HOF|
|Matt Yallof weighs in on Ryan Madson's long and grueling recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012.
More» Madson works a scoreless ninth inning|