2005 Draft Archive

The Final Grades
Craig Hansen

Craig Hansen’s power slider was the best breaking ball in the draft

We wrap up our Expanded Draft Report Cards will some overall rankings and a compilation of All-Star teams.
Draft Report Cards Part I: Arizona through Chicago
Draft Report Cards Part II: Cincinnati through Houston
Draft Report Cards Part III: Kansas City through New York Mets
Draft Report Cards Part IV: New York Yankees through San Diego
Draft Report Cards Part V: San Francisco through Washington


• First Round Overview: Diamondbacks Take Upton at No. 1
• Draft Chat Wrap: Jim Callis took your questions
• Draft Day Two Blog: Still some big names on day two
• Draft Day Blog: Over 70 dispatches from day one
• Complete First Round With Scouting Reports
• Justin Upton: Alan Matthews spends draft day with No. 1 pick
• Organizational Reports: Now available for all 30 teams
• 2005 Draft Database
• Subscriber Only Draft Database: Search by name, school, etc.
  With Scouting Reports And Bonus Info For The First Ten Rounds 
• Final First Round Projection
• 2005 Draft Tracker: Plenty of movement over the last 48 hours 


Top Stories
• Royals Sign Alex Gordon
• Maybin Signs With Tigers
• Dodgers, Hochevar Start From Scatch
• Hochevar Negotiations Get Weird
• Jered Weaver And Stephen Drew Agree To Terms


Updated Daily
• Pre-Draft Blog: Lights Shine On Lance Broadway
• 2005 Draft Tracker: Who’s moving up, who’s moving down
Handicapping The Draft
Friday, May 20: Initial First-Round Projection
Monday, June 6: Final Projection
Scouting Reports & Rankings
Monday, May 23: Top 200 Prospects & Best Tools
Tuesday, May 24: Regional Reports: California
Thursday, May 26: Regional Reports: Western states

• Arizona • Colorado • Nevada
• New Mexico • Oregon • Pacific Rim
• Rockies • Utah • Washington
Friday, May 27: Regional Reports: Texas
Monday, May 30: Regional Reports: Midwestern states

• Arkansas • Dakotas • Illinois
• Iowa • Kansas • Louisiana
• Minnesota • Missouri • Nebraska
• Oklahoma • Wisconsin
Wednesday, June 1: Regional Reports: Southern states

• Alabama • Georgia • Mississippi
• N.Carolina  • Puerto Rico  • S.Carolina 
• Tennessee
Thursday, June 2 Regional Reports: Florida
Friday, June 3: Regional Reports: Virginia
Friday, June 3: Regional Reports: Northeastern states

• Canada • Indiana • Kentucky
• Michigan • Mass • MidAtlantic
• N.E.: Lower • N.E.: Upper • New Jersey
• New York  • Ohio • Penn
• Virginia • W.Virginia 
News
• First-rounders Jered Weaver and Stephen Drew Agree to Terms
• Jered Weaver Joins Drew In Independent Atlantic League
• Five Cuban Defectors To Declare For Draft
Features
Wednesday, May 18: Excerpt: License To Deal & Jerry Crasnick chat
Thursday, May 19: Scott Boras’ Impact On The Draft
Friday, May 20: D-Backs Eye Upton; Royals Won’t Go Cheap
Tuesday, May 24: John Mayberry
Thursday, May 26: Rancho Bernardo High
Friday, May 27: Jordan Danks
Monday, May 30: Jeremy Hellickson
Thursday, June 2: Andrew McCutchen
Thursday, June 2: Draft-and-follow Update
Friday, June 3: Virginia Baseball
Saturday, June 4: History of Bonuses
Chats The Basics
May 13: John Manuel
May 20: Allan Simpson
May 27: Jim Callis
June 3: Allan Simpson
June 8: Jim Callis
How the Draft Works
Draft Order
Bonus Bonanza
History of No. 1 Picks

Pre-Draft Coverage
• Top 50 College Prospects
• Top 50 High School Prospects: Led off by Justin Upton
• 2005 Early Draft Preview
• Top 100 College Players:Led off by Nebraska’s Alex Gordon
• College Overview: Best Tools and more
• Jason Neighborgall: Righty looks to gain control
• Top 100 High School Prospects: Justin Upton is No. 1
• High School Overview: Best Tools and more
• Sean O’Sullivan: Two-way star stays busy



Previous Drafts
• 2004: Padres pull late surprise with Matt Bush at No. 1
• 2003: Devil Rays make last-minute decision of Delmon over Weeks
• 2002: Teams exercise rare restraint with signing bonuses
• 2001: Twins go with hometown hero Mauer
• 2000: Remember when Scott Heard almost went No. 1?


 

2005 DRAFT NOTEBOOKS
8/23 Holdout update
7/25 Tigers, Maybin Still Far Apart
7/14 Angels Exercise Patience
6/30 Talks With Upton Start Slowly
5/4 Northern Talent &
Top 10 Righthanders
3/29 Bats to Spare? &
Top 10 Middle IF
3/17 College Notes &
Top 10 Corner IF
2/14 Scott Boras &
Top 10 Catchers

 

First Round Order

1. Diamondbacks
2. Royals
3. Mariners
4. Nationals
5. Brewers
6. Blue Jays
7. Rockies
8. Devil Rays
9. Mets
10. Tigers
11. Pirates
12. Reds
13. Orioles
14. Indians
15. White Sox
16. Marlins
17. Yankees (a)
18. Padres
19. Rangers
20. Cubs
21. Athletics
22. Marlins (b)
23. Red Sox (c)
24. Astros
25. Twins
26. Red Sox (d)
27. Braves
28. Cardinals (e)
29. Marlins (f)
30. Cardinals
Complete Draft Order
a Choice from Phillies
b Choice from Giants
c Choice from Angels
d Choice from Dodgers
e Choice from Red Sox
f Choice from Yankees

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