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Mesoraco Signs

Josh Leventhal -

Reds correspondent John Fay checks in with news that the Reds have signed their top pick, Punxsutawney (Pa.) High catcher Devin Mesoraco. No details on the contract have been released, […]

Draft

Twins Make Statement With Top Pick

Travis Young -

The Twins pulled one of the biggest surprises of last week’s draft when they selected speedy prep outfielder Ben Revere with their first-round pick (28th overall), and they followed it […]

Draft

Baseball Draft Loses Another Quirk

Will Lingo -

Draft-and-follows were like Rule 5 picks: The hype never seemed to live up to the reality. Like the Rule 5, draft-and-follow supporters can point to iconic success stories like Roy Oswalt and Travis Hafner. But also like the Rule 5, fans tend to forget the many players signed each year who never do anything.

Draft | #2007

Draft Takes Final Big Steps On TV

Will Lingo -

For many fans, it may have been no more than an interesting footnote. Even for serious fans, it probably just rated as another notable step in the evolution of the event. But for people who have followed the baseball draft for years, the news that it will be televised this year was nothing short of revolutionary.

Draft | #2007

The Draft Goes Public

Alan Matthews -

Major League Baseball's draft has always been the year's most discussed day in baseball's inner circles, but for the first time in the draft's 43-year history, the masses were invited to partake in the pastime.

Draft | #2007

Scouting Reports: Michigan

Jim Callis -

The Great Lakes State doesn't have much to offer this year, though it's a slight improvement over 2006, when the state produced only one player in the first 15 rounds.

Draft | #2007

Scouting Reports: Illinois

Jim Callis -

The Prairie State has strength at the top, with four players in Baseball America's Top 200 Draft Prospects, and deep high school pitching, but things drop off quickly after that.

Draft | #2007

Scouting Reports: Missouri

Jim Callis -

The Show Me State has some talented pitchers to show teams this year, but beyond that it's marginal college players and high schoolers who will probably head to college.

Draft | #2007

Scouting Reports: Oklahoma

Jim Callis -

The Sooner State is booming in 2007, even with a high school and junior college group that is down a bit, thanks to three hitters who should be gone by the supplemental first round.

Draft | #2007