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Nats Dedicate Draft To McMillan

Chris Kline -

From BA’s Washington correspondent Lacy Lusk: National crosschecker Chuck LaMar said the club’™s draft was dedicated to scout Doug McMillan, who died May 23 of natural causes at age 60, […]

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Tres Es Bueno For Puerto Rico

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–Three of the top prospects from Puerto Rico have been drafted in the third round, precisely in the order how they were ranked in our pre-draft coverage.

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Dodgers Nab Another Sleeper

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–When Logan White headed off to Pennsylvania this spring to see Austin Gallagher, he must have liked what he saw. The Dodgers drafted him in the third […]

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Thomas’ Turnaround Pays Off

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The third round saw one of this year’s Golden Spike award candidates, Tony Thomas, taken by the Cubs No. 97 overall. Thomas had a huge turnaround between […]

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Second-Round Breakdown

Aaron Fitt -

After high school players dominated the first round, balance has been restored in round two. Fifteen college players and 15 high school players comprised the second round, with prep pitchers […]

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The Killer Zs

Aaron Fitt -

The Nationals have had pretty good luck with Zimmermans in the draft recently, so they figured they’d take a shot at another. Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Washington’s first-round pick in […]

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Mattair Going Cross Country

Nathan Rode -

Traivs Mattair got popped 83rd overall by the Philadelphia Phillies. He is the highest pick ever for Coach Tim Sanders at Southridge HS in Washington. The thirdbaseman was getting a […]

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Business As Usual

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The excitement of the first draft ever to be televised has subsided by now. Most of the luminaries–the Ken Griffeys, Dave Winfields and Frank Robinsons–who were here […]

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What A Payne

Aaron Fitt -

Not surprisingly, the Padres are stocking up on college players–they’ve grabbed five in their first six picks. With the 64th overall pick, San Diego took a very exciting, fun player […]

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Third Canadian Goes Off The Board

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–Phillippe Aumont was the No. 11 overall choice to the Mariners today, which was no surprise as he became the highest drafted Canadian this year. Trystan Magnuson, […]

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Angels Aim High

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The Angels first pick was No. 58 overall, and they took an unproven, raw pitcher from Florida with lots of upside. Jonathan Bachanov from nearby University High […]

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Welcome Home, Magnuson

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–The Blue Jays have mixed and matched their picks extremely well so far. They’ve taken a pair of high ceiling high school position players in Kevin Ahrens […]

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Hagadone To Boston

Aaron Fitt -

The long wait is over for Red Sox fans. Boston passed on falling Scott Boras client Matt Harvey with its first pick (No. 55 overall), instead grabbing Washington lefthander Nick […]

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Giants Begin To Pinch

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–After taking high-ceiling high schoolers with each of their first four picks, the Giants took possibly the player with the most modest ceiling to be drafted up […]

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Braves Call on Gilmore

Travis Young -

As expected the Atlanta Braves selected Iowa’s Jon Gilmore (Iowa City High) at the 33rd pick of the supplemental first round. Gilmore ranked as the 84th best prospect in our […]

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Selig Speaks

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–After announcing the final pick of the first round, commissioner Bud Selig addressed a handful of reporters at the base of the stage. “It’s a great day […]

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Borbon Off The Board

Aaron Fitt -

Tennessee center fielder Julio Borbon’s slide is over. The Rangers grabbed the first-team preseason All-American with the fifth pick of the supplemental round (35th overall). Borbon is an exceptional athlete […]

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Borbon, Frazier Go Next

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–It was an up-and-down junior year for Tennessee outfielder Julio Borbon, and he was expected to be taken in the first round. Instead, he was taken No. […]

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First-Round Breakdown

Aaron Fitt -

Seventeen high school players were selected in the first round today, the most since 2000, when 18 prep players went in the first. There were also seven lefthanders taken in […]

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