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Rays Sign Beckham For Record Bonus

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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 …

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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• 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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