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Better Late Than Never

Alan Matthews -

For the hardcore seamheads still following the draft into the late rounds tonight, it might seem like a trivial task at this point. Rarely are these picks in the 30s […]

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What A Week

Alan Matthews -

With the first pick in the 46th round, the Devil Rays selected Elliot Glynn, a lefthander form Wilson High in Long Beach, Calif.

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Familiar Face?

Alan Matthews -

The Padres made a couple of stabs at nabbing some players who fell in the draft because of signability in the later round.

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Clark To Cubs

Alan Matthews -

Preston Clark, Brad Suttle and Kyle Russell were all seeking signing bonuses that exceeded their perceived value, and Clark was the final of the University of Texas trio to be […]

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Texas Takes A Gasp-ar

Alan Matthews -

Puerto Rico offered a bevy of talent this year, but almost all the top players were position players. The Rangers drafted one of Puerto Rico’s top pitchers in the 32nd […]

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31 Special

Alan Matthews -

Considering 31 was the jersey number of former Duke basketball all-American Shane Battier as well as future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, it’s fitting it’s been one of the more […]

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Padres’ All-American Draft

Matt Eddy -

The A’s may have popularized taking college players in the draft’s early rounds, and clubs like the Blue Jays, Cardinals and Indians have had their own college-centric phases, but no […]

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UCLA likely to get lefty’s big hook

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Due to Rob Rasmussen’s signability, UCLA will get the chance to see Rob Rasmussen’s big curveball that helped him fan 200 hitters in his senior campaign. The Poly (Pasadena, Calif.) […]

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Las Vegas Turnaround

Alan Matthews -

The Dodgers again opted on a high-ceiling righthander who fell in the draft because of signability, with their 26th-round pick. Cole was up to 95 mph this season, and really […]

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McGeary To Washington

Alan Matthews -

The Nationals will have to cough up more than $1 million in order to sign their sixth rounder, but when they took JAck McGeary eariler today, he was the best […]

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Thompson Lasts ‘Til 22

Alan Matthews -

The Blue Jays 22nd-round draft pick, Matt Thompson, was considered a top-five-round talent. His last start for Santa Rosa (Calif.) JC saw his velocity down, mostly in the 88 mph […]

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Delta Blues

Alan Matthews -

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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