Alan Matthews

Delta Blues

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I just returned to our offices in North Carolina from the draft in Orlando. Bad day to have flight delays, and there’s been plenty of noteworthy picks made in the […]

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Brewers Footnote

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ORLANDO–While the Brewers’ selection of Florida senior first baseman Matt LaPorta with the seventh-overall pick raised some eyebrows Thursday, the move makes more financial sense as you look closer.

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Sleepless Night

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The first day of the draft has concluded, and I’m one of three people still in the Milk House, other than the crew that’s breaking down the […]

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Good News For Guyer

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–Virginia outfielder Brandon Guyer injured his non-throwing shoulder last weekend in the Cavaliers’ regional win at home. Guyer was drafted in the fifth round by the Reds […]

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Mets Move From Mound

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–After taking pitchers with their first six selections, the Mets made Richie Lucas their first position player drafted today when they scooped him up at No. 153 […]

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Tres Es Bueno For Puerto Rico

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–Three of the top prospects from Puerto Rico have been drafted in the third round, precisely in the order how they were ranked in our pre-draft coverage.

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Dodgers Nab Another Sleeper

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–When Logan White headed off to Pennsylvania this spring to see Austin Gallagher, he must have liked what he saw. The Dodgers drafted him in the third […]

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Thomas’ Turnaround Pays Off

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The third round saw one of this year’s Golden Spike award candidates, Tony Thomas, taken by the Cubs No. 97 overall. Thomas had a huge turnaround between […]

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Business As Usual

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The excitement of the first draft ever to be televised has subsided by now. Most of the luminaries–the Ken Griffeys, Dave Winfields and Frank Robinsons–who were here […]

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Third Canadian Goes Off The Board

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–Phillippe Aumont was the No. 11 overall choice to the Mariners today, which was no surprise as he became the highest drafted Canadian this year. Trystan Magnuson, […]

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Angels Aim High

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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

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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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Giants Begin To Pinch

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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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Selig Speaks

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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, Frazier Go Next

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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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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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