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Draft Dish: Midseason Update

Alan Matthews -

Industry insiders consider Vanderbilt lefthander David Price and the Devil Rays a good fit with the No. 1 overall pick, but matching players and teams thereafter has proved dicey as players have yet to separate themselves.

Draft | #2007

High Heat: April 25

Alan Matthews -

Veteran high school coach Eric Kibler has his pitchers throw from the stretch exclusively, and the philosophy has helped his senior Tim Alderson become one of the most accurate pitchers in the country.

High School | #2007

Draft Dish: May 9

John Manuel -

Orioles lefthander Adam Loewen, the fourth overall pick in 2002, set a record for the largest signing bonus ever by a draft-and-follow—a player who is drafted but doesn't sign, goes to junior college and signs prior to the next year's draft—that seems likely to never be broken.

Draft | #2007

Wehrle Dismissed

Aaron Fitt -

This season has not gone as planned for Nebraska, which entered the year ranked No. 17 but has limped to a 25-20 record with two weeks left to play. Already […]


Koehler Rolls ‘Em Over

Chris Kline -

Carolina reliever Kurt Koehler has quietly been putting up good numbers in the Southern League, and scouts are taking notice. “Heavy sinker with a good breaking ball,” a scout from […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Prospect Q&A: Rick Vanden Hurk

Chris Kline -

Marlins righthander Rick Vanden Hurk fully expected to start the season at Double-A Carolina. He rode the bus from Jupiter, Fla., with the Mudcats. He made the first road trip of the year to Birmingham, when he received a suspicious phone call from the Marlins' brass.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Q&A

BAPR Plus: May 8

J.J. Cooper -

It was a day of debuts and comebacks around the minors on Monday. James Boone had no problems in his high Class A debut. Joba Chamberlain made his 2007 debut […]


Center Stage

Alan Matthews -

Mondays might as well be dubbed “Hunt and Peck Day” for scouts, because it’s the day usually spent by most of them in front of a computer catching up on […]

Draft | #Stock Report

Salas And Santangelo Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Major League Baseball announced today it had leveled 50-game suspensions on a pair of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Devil Rays righthander Juan Salas, 28, will begin serving […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Draft Will Be Televised

Will Lingo -

In case you missed it, we have posted the story on BA’s main page that ESPN2 will televise the draft on June 7. Given that not too many years ago […]