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Angels Aim High

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The Angels first pick was No. 58 overall, and they took an unproven, raw pitcher from Florida with lots of upside. Jonathan Bachanov from nearby University High […]

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Welcome Home, Magnuson

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The Blue Jays have mixed and matched their picks extremely well so far. They’ve taken a pair of high ceiling high school position players in Kevin Ahrens […]

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Hagadone To Boston

Aaron Fitt -

The long wait is over for Red Sox fans. Boston passed on falling Scott Boras client Matt Harvey with its first pick (No. 55 overall), instead grabbing Washington lefthander Nick […]

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Giants Begin To Pinch

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–After taking high-ceiling high schoolers with each of their first four picks, the Giants took possibly the player with the most modest ceiling to be drafted up […]

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Braves Call on Gilmore

Travis Young -

As expected the Atlanta Braves selected Iowa’s Jon Gilmore (Iowa City High) at the 33rd pick of the supplemental first round. Gilmore ranked as the 84th best prospect in our […]

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Selig Speaks

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–After announcing the final pick of the first round, commissioner Bud Selig addressed a handful of reporters at the base of the stage. “It’s a great day […]

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Borbon Off The Board

Aaron Fitt -

Tennessee center fielder Julio Borbon’s slide is over. The Rangers grabbed the first-team preseason All-American with the fifth pick of the supplemental round (35th overall). Borbon is an exceptional athlete […]

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Borbon, Frazier Go Next

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–It was an up-and-down junior year for Tennessee outfielder Julio Borbon, and he was expected to be taken in the first round. Instead, he was taken No. […]

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First-Round Breakdown

Aaron Fitt -

Seventeen high school players were selected in the first round today, the most since 2000, when 18 prep players went in the first. There were also seven lefthanders taken in […]

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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

John Manuel -

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

John Manuel -

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?

Alan Matthews -

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

John Manuel -

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

John Manuel -

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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