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Swing And A Miss

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Of all the teams and all the years of drafting players, these were the only six drafts we could find that produced absolutely zero big leaguers. For some teams there were extenuating circumstances, while for others it was just a case of picking the wrong players.

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Team-Changing Talent

Jim Callis -Premium Content

These are Baseball America's rankings of the 20 best drafts of all time, a subjective ranking but one based on a number of objective criteria. This chart includes the most notable players in each class, number of big leaguers, Win Shares (a Bill James statistic that measures the overall worth of a player), all-stars, All-Star Game appearances and significant awards won.

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T.O.S. Report: Taking a Liking

Matt Blood -

A common phrase heard in conversation amongst scouts and college coaches is the simple question, "Who do you like?" It is always interesting to hear an evaluator’s response to the […]

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More On The Beckham Signing

Jim Callis -

Tim Beckham’s $6.15 million bonus deal with the Rays is now official. He’ll fly to Princeton, W.Va., on Sunday to join Tampa Bay’s Rookie-level Appalachian League affiliate, and he’ll probably […]

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Rays Sign Beckham For Record Bonus

Jim Callis -

The Rays will announce today that they have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Tim Beckham to a draft-record $6.15 million bonus. Beckham, a five-tool shortstop from Griffin (Ga.) High, […]

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And Mr. Irrelevant Is …

Matt Blood -

And with the final pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft the Boston Red Sox select Kyle Stroup, righthanded pitcher from Grant Community High in Fox […]

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Reds Take A Football Star

Matt Blood -

The Reds get versatile with its 49th round pick. Cincinatti selected Pat White from West Virginia. Yes, the same Pat White that quarterbacks the Mountaineers during football season. White was […]

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Late Round Notes

Matt Blood -

Two players from our Top 200 prospect list, finally were taken off the board in the 42nd and 43rd rounds. Taylor Hightower was selected by the Rockies with the 1277 […]

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No School, Still Drafted

Matt Blood -

Let’s back up to the 705th pick where the Padres selected righthander Nick Conaway. A righthander formerly for Oklahoma University, Conaway left the team over Christmas break due to a […]

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A’s Nab Another Doolittle

J.J. Cooper -

The A’s decision to draft Sean Doolittle in the supplemental first round of the 2007 draft has worked out very well–he’s destroying the California League this season. This year the […]

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Major League Bloodlines

Matt Blood -

With its 36 round pick, the Rangers selected the son of a former Major Leaguer in Jack Armstrong Jr. An Aflac All-American last fall, Armstrong is 6-feet-7 and shows velocity […]

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