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Round Nine Recap

Matt Blood -

The first name in the ninth round that grabs attention is the Reds’ pick at 269, selecting Coastal Carolina outfielder David Sappelt. The conference player of the year as a […]

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Blue Jays Gamble On Jimenez

Ben Badler -

The Blue Jays get good value in the ninth round, taking catcher Antonio Jimenez from Puerto Rico. Jimenez, who ranked as Baseball America’s No. 200 draft prospect, had a chance […]

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First Two PR Pitchers Off Board

Ben Badler -

It looks like Rayan Gonzalez’s drop in velocity last month has hurt his draft stock, dropping him from potentially the top pitcher to be selected to still on the board […]

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Eighth-Round Rambling

Matt Blood -

• Two Auburn players were just selected as outfielder Mike Biannucci and leftthander Evan Crawford each go in the eighth round. Bianucci is thought to have big power potential but […]

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Day Two Gets Started

Matt Blood -

The second day of the draft is underway as the Tampa Bay Rays made outfielder Jason Corder from Long Beach State the first pick of the seventh round. He’s got […]

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Who’s Left On The Board

Austin Maloney -

Although signability concerns did not have as much of an impact on this year’s first round as it has in other recent drafts, it does still explain why 14 of […]

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Red Sox Defend Their Turf

Aaron Fitt -

No club was more aggressive in the Northeast on Thursday than Boston, which used its final three picks of the first day on intriguing talents in their home region. In […]

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More Sixth Round Thoughts

John Manuel -

• Oregon State recruit B.J. Hermson had top 100 talent in the preseason but had a difficult spring after suffering a broken collarbone playing football in the fall. While the […]

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Final Round Of Day One

John Manuel -

• As we prepared our Top 200 prospects, Texas prep outfielder Robbie Grossman was thought to have a chance to sneak into the back of the first round. He ranked […]

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Fifth Round Bullets

John Manuel -

• Some neat stories in the fifth round, starting with lefthander John Lamb, who missed the spring after a February car accident that led to a hairline fracture in his […]

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Fourth-Round Musings

John Manuel -

This draft is finally starting to fly. Some thoughts on the fourth round: • Tim Melville to the Royals could be a tough, tough sign, but the Royals are going […]

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Notes On 2nd, 3rd Rounds

John Manuel -

• 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

Ben Badler -

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

John Manuel -

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

Ben Badler -

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

John Manuel -

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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