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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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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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Friedrich Off The Board, Finally

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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

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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

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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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Mets Pop Havens

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Well, the rumors about the Mets wanting college bats were true. No one thought Reese Havens would be the one, though. Havens resuscitated his career in the Cape Cod League […]

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Hockeytown Keeps It Going

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Like we said, college closer run. Ryan Perry is the third straight college closer to go, and frankly Perry could help the Tigers this year. This team ran out some […]

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College Reliever Run!

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Chalk up another for Jim Callis who had the Mariners taking Joshua Fields at 20. The Mariners love power arms, and Fields has one of the biggest in this draft. […]

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Cubs Cash

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The Cubs go Andrew Cashner, perhaps another indication of how the Cubs believe they can win now. Cashner has had the most consistent fastball in the college ranks this spring, […]

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Plotting 19-22

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So the Mets have taken Ike Davis and pick again at 22. In between, three teams willing to spend money in the draft, with the Cubs at 19, the Mariners […]

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Jays Go Off Board A Bit

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The Jays would have loved to take Brett Lawrie as a Canadian who’s a legit talent at 17, but it was not to be. Instead, the Jays went for a […]

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Jack Z Rocks Canada

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When’s the last time we got the Brewers right? But here, we did, with the Brewers making Lawrie the top-drafted Canadian hitter ever. No one scouts Canada as aggressively as […]

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L.A.’s Story: Martin, At 3B

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Just four high school players were among the first 14 selections, and at the halfway point of the first round, the Dodgers added to that with Ethan Martin. However, commissioner […]

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Hicks, of, Minnesota

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The Twins took their full allotment of time to make their pick at No. 14 overall before making their selection. As expected, Minnesota selected Aaron Hicks and announced him as […]

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