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White Sox Draft Organization Report

Phil Rogers -Premium Content

At first glance, it appears the White Sox went back to the future with their selection of San Francisco lefthander Aaron Poreda in the first round of the draft. But while Poreda makes it three years in a row that the Sox have selected a college pitcher, he is hardly from the same category of prospect as Texas Christian's Lance Broadway and Texas' Kyle McCulloch.

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Yankees Add Power Forward

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Andrew Brackman is off the board. The 6-foot-10 righthander and former N.C. State power forward in basketball goes 30th overall to the Yankees to end the first round.

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Giants Take A Hitter

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The last time the Giants had a draft bonanza, in 1998, they had seven picks in the first 72 selections. Only one really worked out–righthander Nate Bump, who had a […]

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Are You Revere?

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–As surprising as LaPorta going No. 7 to Milwuakee, Ben Revere going to the Twins at No. 28 is even a bigger shock. He’s the fastest prospect […]

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Two If By Twins

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Ben Revere, No. 135 on the BA draft board, becomes the Twins’ pick at No. 28. The Twins indicated they would take a non-consensus player with their top pick if […]

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Tigers Bite On Porcello

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Detroit scouting director David Chadd did it again–he isn’t afraid of the high-dollar talent and he popped the best player on the board in righthander Rick Porcello. And that’s the […]

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A’s Go Back To Basics

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The A’s went back to what they know best–polished college players. James Simmons at No. 26 makes sense as a better version of Jason Windsor, the A’s farmhand out of […]

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Central Florida Fave

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–When Michael Main was drafted a moment ago by the Rangers at No. 25, there was a loud cheer from some of the more astute baseball fans […]

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White Sox Add Power Arm

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After two years of taking pitchers better known for strike-throwing rather than stuff, the White Sox took San Francisco lefty Aaron Poreda, who instantly becomes one of if not the […]

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Go With What You Know

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Two picks, two high school pitchers for the Giants, adding Tim Alderson, the Arizona prep righty, to their stash that started with North Carolina prep lefty Madison Bumgarner. San Diego […]

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J.P., Meet J.P.

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The Blue Jays’ general manager shares initials with the organization’s second first-round pick. It was no surprise that the Jays took the Tennessee catcher, who starred last summer with Team […]

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Royals Draft Organization Report

Alan Eskew -Premium Content

Mike Moustakas has a power agent, Scott Boras, but his power bat proved too much for the Royals to overlook with the second overall pick in the draft. Moustakas, a left-handed hitting shortstop who was selected the Los Angeles City player of the year for the second straight season, hit .577 with a state record 24 home runs as a senior with Chatsworth High School. He also set the California record with 52 career home runs.

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Dodgers Throw A Curve

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The Dodgers don’t do conventional, and they went a bit off the board at No. 20 in Chris Withrow, a prep righthander out of Midland (Texas) Christian High.

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Porcello Can Get Comfortable

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–Everyone knew that Rick Porcello’s signability was going to be a factor today, and more than midway through the first round, the best high school pitcher in […]

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Philly Messes With Texas

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The Phillies keep going to the Texas well with their first pick. In 2004, they took prep outfielder Greg Golson, then in 2006 they popped Kyle Drabek. This time, the […]

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Braves Keep It Local

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The Braves have a big league roster loaded with players who grew up within driving distance of Fulton County Stadium, and they made another Georgia high school […]

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Brewers List LaPorta In Left

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BA correspondent Tom Haudricourt reports the Brewers had LaPorta turned in as a left fielder, not a catcher. LaPorta certainly could have the bat to stick in left field, but […]

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Off The Board

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The Cardinals pull a surprise with prep shortstop Pete Kozma out of Owasso (Okla.) High. Kozma ranked 39th on the BA Top 200, but he’s generally regarded as the top […]

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