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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

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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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Pirates Go For Defense

Ben Badler -

The Pirates spent two picks this year on players from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. After taking shortstop Benjie Gonzalez in the seventh round, the Pirates just grabbed center fielder […]

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Fuller Slides To The 25th Round

Matt Blood -

Being arrested hurt Nick Fuller’s draft stock significantly more than his former teammate. Fuller was the teammate of first-rounder Lonnie Chisenhall at the University of South Carolina as a freshman, […]

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Howie Long’s Son Goes In 23rd

Matt Blood -

The White Sox selected Kyle Long, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long, with their pick in the 23rd-round. Long is 6-feet-7, and is built like a defensive […]

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Looking At Rounds 17-20

John Manuel -

• No surprise at pick 520 where the Braves take a Georgia high school righthander. Mark Pope is 6-feet-2, 200 pounds and an East Cobb alumni whose fastball is typically […]

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Rounds 11-15 Catchup

John Manuel -

• Hawaii prep righty Dustin Antolin was the state’s first selection, in the 11th round to the Blue Jays. He’s got a wiry frame with some projection, and his fastball […]

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20th Round Interest

John Manuel -

The 20th round had three standout picks. The Pirates took Nick Akins of Riverside (Calif.) CC, who has huge raw power and athletic ability but has at times been allergic […]

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Blood Blogs Rounds 15-16

Matt Blood -

• The Rays come out of the break and select California righthander Matt Gorgen, twin brother of UC Irvine ace Scott, with the 473rd pick. • Very toolsy high school […]

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Beckham Keystone Combo

John Manuel -

Nice move by the Rays—they picked Tim Beckham’s older brother Jeremy with the first pick of the 17th round. He’s a second baseman who played at Georgia Southern, hitting .333 […]

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Blog Catch-Up: Rounds 8-10

John Manuel -

• Take a bow, Central Illinois Collegiate League, 2006. Two of the CICL’s top 10 prospects that year went back-to-back in the eighth round in C Kevin Dubler (White Sox) […]

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Blood Blogs Rounds 12-14

Matt Blood -

• South Carolina had an impressive day yesterday with three hitters selected early. One of their starting pitchers, lefthander Will Atwood goes today at pick 361. Atwood works off  his […]

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North Pole Ho!

John Manuel -

Gonna get caught up on the blog here in a few minutes but one of our favorite players just got popped. North Pole High produces a 15th-round pick in lefthander […]

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