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The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2018

A new Major League Baseball season is coming. If it's anything like every other season in MLB history, it's going to bring a new wave of star players with it.<p>We don't know who they are yet. But we can guess.<p>Our goal is to analyze the biggest emerging star at every key position (i.e., all positions …

8 Reasons to Love Reykjavik Right Now

Admit it: You want to go to Iceland. Your friends have probably just been, and there’s a reason the country is having a major moment right now. It’s not just the Northern Lit lunar landscape of ice and volcanoes of the wilderness but also the cosmopolitan yet quirky city of Reykjavik. To be sure, …

The story behind the beautiful "waterfall" trapped in a lagoon...and where to find it

What the what?! Is this a vortex to another astral plane?! Not quite. Although it looks like a natural sinkhole, this is in fact the world’s coolest …

Hiking

6 affordable trips for visiting Iceland's highlights and hidden corners

Don’t let Iceland’s pricy reputation put you off. Here’s how to camp and road trip your way around the the country’s mountains, fjords and volcanoes, …

European Travel

Deplar Farm

Surrounded by the rugged landscapes and icy fjords of northern Iceland's Troll Peninsula, the Deplar Farm provides adventure by day and …

Northern Lights

What to Pack for A Week in Iceland — Regardless of Season – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

26<p>4<p>7<p><i>So you’ve got everything booked and you’re ready for one hell of an adventure in your dream destination. Now what should you pack for a week in</i> …

Backpacking

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

Fantasy left wing rankings for 2017-18

<i>With the 2017-18 NHL season inching closer by the day, NHL.com is previewing each of the five positions (center, left wing, right wing, defenseman,</i> …

Who is the NHL's Top Defence Prospect?

Defencemen may not be the most watched players on the ice at a given time, asides from the likes of Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, or Victor Hedman, but …

5 young players poised to break out this season

It's no secret that the NHL has become a young man's game, built on fast feet and even quicker minds.<p>And while some players make an immediate impact, …

NHL

NHL Calder Trophy: Rookie of the year predictions 2017/18 NHL season

The Calder Trophy is annually awarded to the most outstanding rookie in the NHL. Unlike other awards, a player literally has one chance to win it. …

B/R's Top 50 MLB Prospects at the Start of the 2017 Season

Established stars drive a team's success at the MLB level and put fans in the seats, but we're always looking to the future.<p>Who's next?<p>Ahead, we've taken a crack at answering just that with a look at the top 50 prospects in baseball at the start of the 2017 season.<p>The following factors helped …

Bleacher Report's Full 2017 MLB Season Preview and Predictions

With Opening Day just around the corner, the time has come to pretend to know what the future holds for the 2017 Major League Baseball season.<p>Yes, it's time to make predictions. Though the baseball gods seem to demand them just so they can make so-called experts look like dunces later, they must …

MLB 2022: Who Will Be the Superstars of Baseball in 5 Years?

The world will be a different place in 2022. Perhaps that's not a comforting thought, so here's one that is:<p>At least Major League Baseball's pantheon of superstars shouldn't look too different.<p>This wouldn't be the case if MLB's biggest stars were getting long in the tooth. But in the last few …

Heyman: 30 potential breakout players for 2017

<b>CLEARWATER, Fla. –</b> Young Yankees slugger Greg Bird hit two blasts here at Spectrum Field Wednesday afternoon, and it seemed for a while like they …

Baseball

2017 Prospects - Top 30 Impact Rookies for Fantasy Drafts

Hello everyone, and welcome to my weekly Top-30 Fantasy Rankings for Impact Rookies! In this series, I will be going over the top prospects in …

Updated 2017 Rankings: Top 40 Starting Pitchers #1-20: How Do The Injuries Impact The Rankings?

<i>by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)</i>It certainly feels like the risk of injury is higher with a starting pitcher than with other positions, …

Each MLB Division's Next Big Things Entering 2017

Baseball moves on.<p>David Ortiz is done as an active player. So is Alex Rodriguez.<p>Nothing against them, but they're yesterday's thing. Baseball moves on, and not just to Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant, who are today's thing.<p>We're all about them, but right now we're all about identifying who …

Cubs' Willson Contreras Ready to Become the Gary Sanchez of 2017

Don't expect to see any catcher do exactly in 2017 what Gary Sanchez did in 2016. That's the kind of lightning that's unlikely to strike twice in two years.<p>Turn your attention to the north side of Chicago, however, and you should see Willson Contreras doing a solid impression.<p>Contreras is already a …

Baseball

Top Prospect Report Cards Midway Through 2017 MLB Spring Training

Spring training is an opportunity to stretch muscles, shake off cobwebs and get in reps.<p>For MLB's blue-chip prospects, however, it's a lot more than that.<p>Whether they're vying for spots on Opening Day rosters or merely looking to make strong first impressions, the game's most-hyped up-and-comers …

Shohei Ohtani: The 'Best Baseball Player in the World' Isn't in MLB...Yet

TOKYO — New Year's night, a sparkling "2017" is brightly lit atop the Tokyo Tower, and the possibilities ringing in are endless. Proof? Inside apartments on the city's flat screens, a Japanese League champion and heartthrob is squatting behind a makeshift home plate in a studio attempting to …

Baseball

The Top 3 MLB Breakout Candidates at Every Position Entering 2017

In the vernacular of sports, "breakout" is a nebulous term. It means different things to different people.<p>Here's what it means to me: a not-yet-star player who elevates his game and statistics significantly. He can be a youngster who's only sipped his cup of coffee or have a few seasons under his …

Top MLB Prospects Making Early Waves at Spring Training

You've heard the caveats: Spring training is a crapshoot; beware of small samples; prospects are mercurial creatures.<p>It's all technically true. You shouldn't draw firm conclusions at any point during the exhibition slate and certainly not after a couple of contests. Prospects with little or no big …

Baseball

The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2017

From Mike Trout to Miguel Cabrera to Clayton Kershaw and many more, Major League Baseball isn't hurting for established stars. And the ranks are swelling every year.<p>Which poses the question: Who's next?<p>We have a few ideas, and we're going to act on them by rounding up the biggest emerging stars at …

Baseball

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: Ranking the Post-Hype Sleepers

How quickly we forget those who haven't yet delivered on the hype. Heath Cummings discusses 10 such players who may now be values on Draft Day.<p>There …

MLB Pitchers Ready for a Big Strikeout Surge This Season

There's no ignoring the <i>recent</i> craze, so let's go ahead and say it: Strikeouts make the pitching world go 'round.<p>Who's ready for more in 2017?<p>Well, I know <i>you</i> are, Mr./Mrs. Baseball Fan. The real question is which pitchers are ready for more strikeouts this season, which brings us to a list with …

Breaking Down MLB's Next Wave of Future Outfield Stars

The two best players in Major League Baseball last year were Mookie Betts, a young outfielder, and Mike Trout, a fellow young outfielder. Bryce Harper, yet another young outfielder, was the best of 2015.<p>I'm sensing a trend here. What's say we get out ahead on where it goes from here?<p>There's no lack …

Spring Training Predictions for This Year's Top 25 MLB Prospects

Three days!<p>We're now just three days from the start of spring training, as most players will have reported to their respective camps in Arizona and Florida by this time next week.<p>The excitement is real, folks!<p>Spring training stats and on-field performance don't mean much in the grand scheme of …

MLB Hitters Ready for a Big Power Surge This Season

There was a lull for a while there, but power hitting is back in vogue in Major League Baseball.<p>Last year was one of the most dinger-filled seasons in baseball history. It wasn't all the big boppers either. Even little'uns like Mookie Betts, Jose Altuve and Rougned Odor got in on the fun.<p>That's the …