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Notes On 2nd, 3rd Rounds

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• The Cardinals like to take college players with strong statistical profiles, and Long Beach State’s Shane Peterson fits that bill. They listed Peterson as an outfielder after he played […]

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Rodriguez First Puerto Rican Off Board

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The Mets are always heavyweights in the international talent market. They should make another splash on July 2 when the international signing period begins, but they already scooped up one […]

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Second-Round Notes

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Blogging the second round . . . • Love Kyle Lobstein to the Rays in the second round; he’s as clean-armed as they come and showed first-round talent last summer […]

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Beckham Aims For Rapid Rise

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Tim Beckham said he knew it was between he and Florida State catcher Buster Posey for the first overall pick. Now that the Rays picked him, Beckham said he expects […]

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Sandwich Shocker

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The Astros are the Astros, and after taking Jason Castro at 10 overall—considered a reach for a late-first-round talent—they went off the board with their supplemental pick, taking 6-foot-4 Jordan […]

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Supplemental Big Arms

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Credit to BA’s Matt Blood who pegged the Mets taking Brad Holt, the hard-throwing righthander from UNC Wilmington, with the 33rd pick. Jake Odorizzi went 32nd to the Brewers, a […]

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Mmmmm . . . Sandwich

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The sandwich round starts off right with Shooter Hunt, who makes sense for the Twins as a safe college pick. Also, Shooter Hunt played for Twins area scout John Wilson […]

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Red Sox Tab Kelly

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The Red Sox once again flexed their financial muscle with the final pick in the first round, scooping up talented high school righthander/shortstop Casey Kelly. Kelly was rumored to be […]

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Hewitt Letting It All Sink In

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Anthony Hewitt, selected 24th overall by the Phillies, hasn’t moved from his seat quite yet. "I’m sitting here in the same spot with the same face," the young shortstop said. […]

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Indians Surprise With Chisenhall

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The Indians went off the board with the 29th pick, taking junior college third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall. Chisenhall has plenty of upside–he ranked as the No. 1 freshman in the […]

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Devall In Mix For Indians

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The Indians are on the clock and might be a safe bet to pick Florida prep lefthander Brett Devall. The Red Sox follow, and there’s no telling what Boston will […]

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Arizona Takes Arizona

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First, kudos to Daniel Schlereth for the Best Hair of the first round, surpassing Gordon Beckham. Then Schlereth joined Beckham in giving his college team a second first-round pick, as […]

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Friedrich Off The Board, Finally

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The Rockies appeared ready to be more adventurous this year, but with Friedrich staring at them, they took a lefthander who could be a third or fourth starter but also […]

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Phillies Fever

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The rumors about the Phillies taking college pitchers proved untrue at 24 anyway. The Phils have extra picks with a supplemental pick at 34, but they rolled the diced at […]

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Homeboy To San Diego

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Allan Dykstra? Really? Dykstra, from the San Diego area, goes to the Padres at 23. Matt Blood had heard an East Coast bat for the Padres but thought they’d go […]

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Mets Pop Havens

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Well, the rumors about the Mets wanting college bats were true. No one thought Reese Havens would be the one, though. Havens resuscitated his career in the Cape Cod League […]

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Hockeytown Keeps It Going

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Like we said, college closer run. Ryan Perry is the third straight college closer to go, and frankly Perry could help the Tigers this year. This team ran out some […]

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College Reliever Run!

John Manuel -

Chalk up another for Jim Callis who had the Mariners taking Joshua Fields at 20. The Mariners love power arms, and Fields has one of the biggest in this draft. […]

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