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And Then There Were Eight . . .

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The Giants have announced the signing of No. 10 overall pick Madison Bumgarner, leaving a total of eight unsigned first-round picks. Bumgarner signed for $2 million, which was equivalent to […]

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Buckle Your Seatbelts

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It’s no surprise that announcements of above-slot bonus deals for 2007 draft picks almost entirely were put on hold until August. Though several such deals were in place, clubs didn’t […]

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Giants Sign Fairley

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The Giants have signed No. 29 overall pick Wendell Fairley for $1 million, $10,000 above MLB’s slot recommendation of $990,000. A Mississippi high school outfielder, Fairley was one of the […]

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Clubs Will Feel Porcello Aftershocks

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As Rick Porcello nears completion of a record contract with the Tigers, the aftershocks will be felt in several other negotiations with first-round picks, most notably David Price (No. 1 […]

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Red Sox Sign Dent

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The Red Sox announced the signing of California high school shortstop Ryan Dent on Monday. Dent, the 62nd overall pick, signed for $571,000 and reduced the total of unsigned supplemental […]

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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

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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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