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And Mr. Irrelevant Is …

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And with the final pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft the Boston Red Sox select Kyle Stroup, righthanded pitcher from Grant Community High in Fox [...]

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Reds Take A Football Star

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The Reds get versatile with its 49th round pick. Cincinatti selected Pat White from West Virginia. Yes, the same Pat White that quarterbacks the Mountaineers during football season. White was [...]

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Late Round Notes

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Two players from our Top 200 prospect list, finally were taken off the board in the 42nd and 43rd rounds. Taylor Hightower was selected by the Rockies with the 1277 [...]

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No School, Still Drafted

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Let’s back up to the 705th pick where the Padres selected righthander Nick Conaway. A righthander formerly for Oklahoma University, Conaway left the team over Christmas break due to a [...]

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Major League Bloodlines

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With its 36 round pick, the Rangers selected the son of a former Major Leaguer in Jack Armstrong Jr. An Aflac All-American last fall, Armstrong is 6-feet-7 and shows velocity [...]

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Fuller Slides To The 25th Round

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Being arrested hurt Nick Fuller’s draft stock significantly more than his former teammate. Fuller was the teammate of first-rounder Lonnie Chisenhall at the University of South Carolina as a freshman, [...]

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Blood Blogs Rounds 15-16

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• The Rays come out of the break and select California righthander Matt Gorgen, twin brother of UC Irvine ace Scott, with the 473rd pick. • Very toolsy high school [...]

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Blood Blogs Rounds 12-14

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• South Carolina had an impressive day yesterday with three hitters selected early. One of their starting pitchers, lefthander Will Atwood goes today at pick 361. Atwood works off  his [...]

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Up To 11

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• The third UGA starter goes here in the 11th round as Nathan Moreau is selected by the Orioles at 326. All three Bulldog weekend starters are eerily similar, which [...]

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Big Ten Thoughts

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Georgia’s first starting pitcher went off the board to the Marlins at pick 298. Holder is a righthander with an average fastball but fringe-average secondary stuff. He does have pitchability [...]

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Round Nine Recap

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The first name in the ninth round that grabs attention is the Reds’ pick at 269, selecting Coastal Carolina outfielder David Sappelt. The conference player of the year as a [...]

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Eighth-Round Rambling

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• Two Auburn players were just selected as outfielder Mike Biannucci and leftthander Evan Crawford each go in the eighth round. Bianucci is thought to have big power potential but [...]

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Day Two Gets Started

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The second day of the draft is underway as the Tampa Bay Rays made outfielder Jason Corder from Long Beach State the first pick of the seventh round. He’s got [...]

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