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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. […]

Draft | #Summer Scene

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 […]

Draft | #Summer Scene

Unsigned First-Rounders Forced To Play Waiting Game

Jim Callis -Premium Content

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.

Draft | #2007#Draft Dish

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.

Draft | #2007

First-Rounder Exceeds Slot . . . Barely

Jim Callis -

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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Two More First-Rounders Sign

Jim Callis -

Two more first-rounders have come to terms this week, with Daniel Moskos signing with the Pirates on Tuesday and and Joe Savery inking with the Phillies today. Moskos, a Clemson […]

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Road Weary

Alan Matthews -

MARIETTA, Ga.–Scouts covering the World Wood Bat Association tournaments in suburban Atlanta are downtrodden and weary at this stage of the summer. This week’s 17-and-under tournament includes more than 120 […]

Draft | #Summer Scene

East Cobb Alumni Wait Patiently

Alan Matthews -

MARIETTA, Ga.–Each July, some of the best high school scouting can be done in Marietta, Ga., where a series of World Wood Bat Association tournaments are held at the East […]

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Pelzer Breaks Kneecap

Alan Matthews -

The Padres popped one of the best arms available in the ninth round when they drafted Wynn Pelzer out of South Carolina. Though his Cape Cod League numbers weren’t great […]

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Signings Update: All-Star Edition

John Manuel -

Major League Baseball has made good on its promise to try to drive signing bonuses down. According to information acquired by Baseball America, bonuses are down in the first round […]

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A’s Ink Desme, Horton

Alan Matthews -

With five picks among the top 90 selections, the Athletics had an opportunity to seriously supplement their farm system and continued to do so with the signing of two of […]

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Bonuses Trending Down

John Manuel -

BA’s Draft Database is constantly being updated with signings, and the recent signing of Reds first-rounder Devin Mesoraco made him the ninth first-rounder to sign. The Reds gave Mesoraco $1.4 […]

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Class Of ’08 Makes Modest Impression

Alan Matthews -

There weren't any of those sticky "Hello, My Name Is" nametags. No one was even privy to pregame introductions. This was the first wide-scale national scouting event of the summer, and before major league teams had time to polish off the paperwork of the 2007 draft, more than 300 of the nation's top rising high school seniors gathered in Cincinnati for '08 orientation.

Draft | #2008

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, […]

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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 […]

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