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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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Yankees Add Power Forward

John Manuel -

Andrew Brackman is off the board. The 6-foot-10 righthander and former N.C. State power forward in basketball goes 30th overall to the Yankees to end the first round.

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Giants Take A Hitter

John Manuel -

The last time the Giants had a draft bonanza, in 1998, they had seven picks in the first 72 selections. Only one really worked out–righthander Nate Bump, who had a […]

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Are You Revere?

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–As surprising as LaPorta going No. 7 to Milwuakee, Ben Revere going to the Twins at No. 28 is even a bigger shock. He’s the fastest prospect […]

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Two If By Twins

John Manuel -

Ben Revere, No. 135 on the BA draft board, becomes the Twins’ pick at No. 28. The Twins indicated they would take a non-consensus player with their top pick if […]

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Tigers Bite On Porcello

John Manuel -

Detroit scouting director David Chadd did it again–he isn’t afraid of the high-dollar talent and he popped the best player on the board in righthander Rick Porcello. And that’s the […]

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A’s Go Back To Basics

John Manuel -

The A’s went back to what they know best–polished college players. James Simmons at No. 26 makes sense as a better version of Jason Windsor, the A’s farmhand out of […]

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Central Florida Fave

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–When Michael Main was drafted a moment ago by the Rangers at No. 25, there was a loud cheer from some of the more astute baseball fans […]

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White Sox Add Power Arm

John Manuel -

After two years of taking pitchers better known for strike-throwing rather than stuff, the White Sox took San Francisco lefty Aaron Poreda, who instantly becomes one of if not the […]

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