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Tigers Near Record Deal With Porcello

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For the fourth straight year, the Tigers are going to make a huge splash with an above-slot deal in the first round. After signing Justin Verlander (2004), Cameron Maybin (2005) […]

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Marlins Land Stanton

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The Marlins have agreed to terms with second-round pick Mike Stanton, and the deal will be completed once he passes a physical. Stanton signed for $475,000 as the 76th overall […]

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Deadline Approaches

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As I returned home from a two-week stint on the high school showcase circuit, it’s time to shake out the notebook and share a few tidbits I picked up along […]

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Braves Sign Heyward

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Though baseball’s first-ever official draft signing deadline is fast approaching (11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday), there was little activity over the weekend. The Braves did announce the signing of first-round […]

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Aflac Lineups

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SAN DIEGO–On the eve of the fifth-annual Aflac Classic, there’s plenty of anticipation, as 37 of the nation’s top rising seniors assemble for Saturday’s 3 p.m. EDT first pitch at […]

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Double Vision

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Shortly after the 2007 draft, Baseball America added Dave Perkin to the staff of Prospects Plus, as the West Coast eyes and ears of our subsidiary scouting service. Perkin has […]

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Worthington Takes The Lead

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There’s just one week remaining before baseball’s new Aug. 15 deadline for signing draft picks, yet precious few new deals have been announced. However, we do have a new leader […]

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Left Coast

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Dave Perkin is a Baseball America’s Prospects Plus West Coast eyes and ears. Perkin has spent the past two months scouring Southern California for high school talent, providing scouting reports […]

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Star Search

Alan Matthews -

Shortly after the 2007 draft, Baseball America added Dave Perkin to the staff of Prospects Plus, as the West Coast eyes and ears of our subsidiary scouting service. Perkin has […]

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What’s The 411?

Alan Matthews -

LONG BEACH–Headaches and travel go hand and hand, so it came as no surprise when I arrived in Orange County and Delta informed me my luggage was still in Atlanta. […]

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Lake Land

Alan Matthews -

LAKELAND, Fla.–One of the biggest challenges of holding the East Coast Showcase in central Florida instead of North Carolina (where it had been for the past decade) is the weather. […]

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Showcase Showdowns

Alan Matthews -

The Cape Cod all-star games last weekend kicked off a two-week amateur scouting gauntlet that will play a significant role in the creation of early 2008 draft follow lists, and […]

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Unsigned First-Rounders Forced To Play Waiting Game

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Thirteen first-rounders had yet to sign, though most of them appeared to be situations where the player and his adviser are resisting MLB's reduction of bonus slots by 10 percent. Most of those talks figure to be resolved with the draftee receiving a bonus between the 2006 and 2007 guidelines for his choice before the Aug. 15 deadline.

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Unsigned First-rounders Forced To Play Waiting Game

Jim Callis -

Thirteen first-rounders had yet to sign, though most of them appeared to be situations where the player and his adviser are resisting MLB's reduction of bonus slots by 10 percent. Most of those talks figure to be resolved with the draftee receiving a bonus between the 2006 and 2007 guidelines for his choice before the Aug. 15 deadline.

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First-Rounder Exceeds Slot . . . Barely

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It took 17 first-rounders to sign before one received a bonus that exceeded MLB’s reduced slot recommendations. Arizona high school righthander Tim Alderson, the No. 22 overall pick, signed with […]

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