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Draft Takes Final Big Steps On TV

Will Lingo -

For many fans, it may have been no more than an interesting footnote. Even for serious fans, it probably just rated as another notable step in the evolution of the event. But for people who have followed the baseball draft for years, the news that it will be televised this year was nothing short of revolutionary.

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The Draft Goes Public

Alan Matthews -

Major League Baseball's draft has always been the year's most discussed day in baseball's inner circles, but for the first time in the draft's 43-year history, the masses were invited to partake in the pastime.

Draft | #2007

Scouting Reports: Michigan

Jim Callis -

The Great Lakes State doesn't have much to offer this year, though it's a slight improvement over 2006, when the state produced only one player in the first 15 rounds.

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Scouting Reports: Illinois

Jim Callis -

The Prairie State has strength at the top, with four players in Baseball America's Top 200 Draft Prospects, and deep high school pitching, but things drop off quickly after that.

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Scouting Reports: Missouri

Jim Callis -

The Show Me State has some talented pitchers to show teams this year, but beyond that it's marginal college players and high schoolers who will probably head to college.

Draft | #2007

Scouting Reports: Oklahoma

Jim Callis -

The Sooner State is booming in 2007, even with a high school and junior college group that is down a bit, thanks to three hitters who should be gone by the supplemental first round.

Draft | #2007

Stealth Record

John Manuel -

We’re still sifting through all the draft info this morning after the weekend, and one more fact has come to light. Rice had 14 players drafted, tying the record for […]

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