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Beckham Aims For Rapid Rise

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Tim Beckham said he knew it was between he and Florida State catcher Buster Posey for the first overall pick. Now that the Rays picked him, Beckham said he expects […]

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Sandwich Shocker

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The Astros are the Astros, and after taking Jason Castro at 10 overall—considered a reach for a late-first-round talent—they went off the board with their supplemental pick, taking 6-foot-4 Jordan […]

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Supplemental Big Arms

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Credit to BA’s Matt Blood who pegged the Mets taking Brad Holt, the hard-throwing righthander from UNC Wilmington, with the 33rd pick. Jake Odorizzi went 32nd to the Brewers, a […]

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Mmmmm . . . Sandwich

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The sandwich round starts off right with Shooter Hunt, who makes sense for the Twins as a safe college pick. Also, Shooter Hunt played for Twins area scout John Wilson […]

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Red Sox Tab Kelly

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The Red Sox once again flexed their financial muscle with the final pick in the first round, scooping up talented high school righthander/shortstop Casey Kelly. Kelly was rumored to be […]

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Hewitt Letting It All Sink In

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Anthony Hewitt, selected 24th overall by the Phillies, hasn’t moved from his seat quite yet. "I’m sitting here in the same spot with the same face," the young shortstop said. […]

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Indians Surprise With Chisenhall

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The Indians went off the board with the 29th pick, taking junior college third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall. Chisenhall has plenty of upside–he ranked as the No. 1 freshman in the […]

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Devall In Mix For Indians

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The Indians are on the clock and might be a safe bet to pick Florida prep lefthander Brett Devall. The Red Sox follow, and there’s no telling what Boston will […]

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Arizona Takes Arizona

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First, kudos to Daniel Schlereth for the Best Hair of the first round, surpassing Gordon Beckham. Then Schlereth joined Beckham in giving his college team a second first-round pick, as […]

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Something To Crow About

Lacy Lusk -Premium Content

Having monitored all 15 of Missouri righthander Aaron Crow's starts firsthand this season, the Nationals had no doubts that he can deliver as a frontline pitcher. The organization made the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Golden Spikes Award, Roger Clemens Award and Dick Howser Trophy finalist the ninth overall pick, and the choice came easily according to club officials.

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Friedrich Off The Board, Finally

John Manuel -

The Rockies appeared ready to be more adventurous this year, but with Friedrich staring at them, they took a lefthander who could be a third or fourth starter but also […]

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Phillies Fever

John Manuel -

The rumors about the Phillies taking college pitchers proved untrue at 24 anyway. The Phils have extra picks with a supplemental pick at 34, but they rolled the diced at […]

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Homeboy To San Diego

John Manuel -

Allan Dykstra? Really? Dykstra, from the San Diego area, goes to the Padres at 23. Matt Blood had heard an East Coast bat for the Padres but thought they’d go […]

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