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Keith Law's 2019 top 25 under 25

Going into the season, it seemed as if Ronald Acuña Jr. would be an easy choice as baseball's brightest young star. Has a monster year from a West Coast slugger kept the Atlanta outfielder from the top spot?

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Bour, fighting for 1B/DH at-bats on a team that employs Shohei Ohtani and Albert Pujols, has two home runs tonight and four in five starts since returning from Triple-A. The Angels are three outs away from a winning record.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani is 3-for-3 today, with two singles, a double, a walk and a stolen base, raising his on-base percentage to .354. His base hit to left field put Mike Trout 90 feet away from scoring the go-ahead run.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani threw 40 pitches off a mound, then singled and doubled in his first two at-bats, and man I really hope this guy can be a two-way player all of next year. So cool to watch.

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Ohtani throws off mound, but won't pitch in 2019

Even though Shohei Ohtani threw off a bullpen mound at Angel Stadium on Wednesday, Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus reiterated that there's no chance he'll pitch in a game this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels activated Trevor Cahill off the injured list, but will demote him to a bullpen role. Cahill, Matt Harvey and Cody Allen, the Angels' big offseason pitching signings, have combined for a 7.13 ERA.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani threw off a mound for the first time since surgery. He threw 60 pitches at roughly 50-percent intensity, 10 with a catcher squatting. He told Angels manager Brad Ausmus that he felt "great." No, he will not pitch this season. "No chance," Ausmus said.

30 for 30: 'OJ' film revisited

Any retrospective on the 30 for 30 series must include 'OJ: Made In America,' the five-part, seven-and-a-half hour film that broke away from the usual format to great acclaim. On episode three of our anniversary series, Jody Avirgan talks with the film's director Ezra Edelman about how he used OJ's Simpson's life story as a venue to explore America's complicated racial history, as well as his rise and fall as a sports icon. The film and the entire 30 for 30 collection are available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7. All bonus conversations about 30 for 30 films are available in our archives: http://bit.ly/30Chat.

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