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Our annual Draft Report Cards kick off our offseason prospect coverage. Editor in chief John Manuel (most National League teams, plus the Twins and Yankees) and executive editor Jim Callis (most American League clubs, plus the Cubs and Dodgers) talked to scouting directors and other scouts in order to provide a detailed breakdown of each team's 2008 draft.

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Scheppers To St. Paul

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The day before BA went to press with our 2008 Draft Preview issue, Fresno State righthander Tanner Scheppers ranked No. 10 among all draftable players. Then news broke May 15 […]

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And Another Thing . . .

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While most of the focus of the settlement of the draft-deadline grievance was on the fact that No. 2 overall draft pick Pedro Alvarez officially became a Pirate, the rule […]

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Coonelly Speaks On Alvarez

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Pedro Alvarez officially signed his $6.355 million major league contract with the Pirates Wednesday, officially ending a saga that dragged on for nearly six weeks past the Aug. 15 signing […]

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Alvarez/Hosmer Grievance Dropped

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Major League Baseball officially ended the Pedro Alvarez/Eric Hosmer grievance today, announcing in a prepared statement that the Major League Baseball Players Association’s grievance has been resolved. Alvarez, whom the […]

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Alvarez Agrees To New Deal

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So the Aug. 15 signing deadline really isn’t a deadline after all. More than a month after the actual signing deadline passed, the Pirates and Pedro Alvarez, the No. 2 […]

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Early 2009 Draft Top 25 Prospects

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September marks the end of the summer scouting circuit, as high schools and colleges begin classes. Scouts used the three months in between the draft and the starting of school as an opportunity to get a jump on evaluating the talent in the 2009 class. BA was out on the road as well, and after covering college summer leagues, Team USA and the high school showcase circuit, we have compiled top 25 lists for both college and high school prospects eligible for next year's draft.

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Race To The Bottom

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While the Twins and White Sox battle it out in the AL Central and the Phillies, Mets, Brewers and Astros all clawing for playoff spots in the senior circuit, there’s […]

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Ladnier Out As Royals SD

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One of the game’s longest-tenured scouting directors has lost his job. Royals general manager Dayton Moore announced Tuesday night that Deric Ladnier, the organization’s scouting director since August 2000, was […]

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Tate to Play Football After All

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It only took a week back in school and one missed football game to get Cartersville (Ga.) High’s Donovan Tate to change his mind. Previously, Tate made the decision to […]

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