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Jim Callis -

Which Rule 5 picks made big league clubs? Taking one player from each round, what would a team made up of 2001 draft picks look like? Should the Pirates have let John Van Benschoten play DH while recuperating from shoulder problems?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Kindall, And Company

John Manuel -

College baseball has a nascent Hall of Fame, based in Lubbock, Texas. (It’s just as logical a place as Cooperstown, N.Y., when you think about it.) The first class of […]


Double No-Nos

Aaron Fitt -

There must be something in that dirty water up in Massachusetts. On yesterday’s College Blog, we told you about Division III Bridgewater (Mass.) State College’s insane 57-1 win against Newbury. […]


Phillies Infielder Suspended

Chris Kline -

Major League Baseball announced that Phillies infielder Hector Made was suspended for 50 games effective today for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance. Signed by the Yankees as a […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

He Throws Too Hard?

Chris Kline -

The Blue Jays traded righthander Francisco Rosario, who was out of options, to the Phillies last week for cash considerations. The interesting thing about this seemingly minor deal is that […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

A look at minor league transactions covering March 31 to April 6. We’re experimenting with an expanded version of transactions that includes players who were optioned, called up to the […]

Minors | #Transactions

No Can’t-miss Power Prospects, But Plenty Of Interesting Guys In This Year’s Crop

Alan Matthews -Premium Content

Given the scarcity of frontline college position players in this year's draft class, finding power hitters isn't going to be easy. The class is deep and well rounded in many categories, but there are few players that can grade out as above-average power hitters, especially among college players, which is the source many teams rely on for finding power bats.

Draft | #2007#Draft Dish

BAPR Plus: April 12

J.J. Cooper -

Wednesday was all about pitching. Pitching prospects stood on mounds around the minors, with Chase Wright leading the way with a 10-K, seven-inning performance. Triple-A Devern Hansack was sent to […]


Pop-Up Player: Kyle Lotzkar

John Manuel -

Philippe Aumont rightfully gets top billing among Canadian players eligible for the 2007 draft; the 6-foot-7, 220-pound 17-year-old from Quebec was sitting at 89-92 mph last summer in the Cape […]

Draft | #Stock Report