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Run On Seniors!

John Manuel -

Back to back senior picks, as the Rockies take Vanderbilt closer Casey Weathers. The hard-throwing closer should move quickly and has plus velocity, but it’s still frankly surprising to see […]

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Personal Touch For Vitters

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–After Josh Vitters was taken No. 3 overall by the Cubs, I spoke to him and discussed the choice. As I blogged a few minutes ago, he […]

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Orioles Pop Wieters

John Manuel -

The Orioles decided to roll the dice and popped the second Scott Boras client of the day in Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters. No one doubts Wieters is the best […]

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Pirates Throw A Curve

John Manuel -

Daniel Moskos goes fourth to the Pirates, and the lefthander out of Clemson adds to the Pirates’ recent track record of taking pitchers in the first round. They have taken […]

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Vitters It Is

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–A special moment for Josh Vitters. He was taken No. 3 overall and he jumped to his feet and embraced his mom and dad. His dad, who […]

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There Goes Vitters

John Manuel -

. . . third overall to the Cubs. Just me, but I’m surprised, as I’d talked to several scouts who thought Vitters wasn’t well-rounded enough for an old-school organization like […]

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Greek Royalty

John Manuel -

As Jim Callis reported this morning, Mike Moustakas goes second overall to the Royals. Moustakas has risen as much as any prospect, as he was ranked No. 31 in the […]

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And the Crowd Goes Wild

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–Of the 150 or so fans here, many are Devil Rays and have come clad in green and are touting cow bells and posters. Theyt roared in […]

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Live In Attendance

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–As expected, only just draft-eligible players made the trip to Disney World for the proceedings. Josh Vitters, Phillippe Aumont and Ross Detwiler are here with some of […]

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It’s Actually Happened

John Manuel -

The draft is about to start, but let’s just savor, as fans of baseball, the fact that the draft is actually on TV. After years of asking for it, it’s […]

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Final Countdown

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–MLB executive vice president of operations, Jimmie Lee Solomon, is at the podium here at the Milk House on the campus of Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

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Kopp ‘Til You Drop

John Manuel -

Clemson righthander David Kopp didn’t have a great start last weekend in regional play–he gave up nine hits and six runs (four earned) in five innings against Coastal Carolina in […]

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Format Tweaks

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–There is finally some concrete word on just how long the draft will last today. Major League Baseball plans to continue the draft until 8:30 ET, regardless […]

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Whispers

Alan Matthews -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.–Before I had even made it into the front door of the draft room, a couple of executives in the parking lot snapped shut their cell phones […]

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Shuffle At The Top

John Manuel -

Jim Callis, on his way to a Chicagoland studio to participate in ESPN’s draft coverage, reports the Royals appear to have settled on Mike Moustakas with the No. 2 overall […]

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Vitters vs. Moustakas

John Manuel -

Josh Vitters entered the spring as the top high school talent in California. The Cypress High third baseman had pneumonia during the season that limited his performance somewhat. He hit […]

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MLB Starts Its Show

Alan Matthews -

ORLANDO–For the first time in the history of the Major League Baseball draft, there is an official site and location for the event, and I arrived here at the Walt […]

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Parker Meets 98 mph

Alan Matthews -

Jarrod Parker (Norwell High, Ossian, Ind.) pitched three scoreless innings of relief Tuesday night and ran his fastball up to 98 mph. He pitched near 95, touched 97 three times […]

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