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More West Tidbits

John Manuel -

 Two huge high school playoff matchups with draft implications happened Thursday night. In Nevada, the state’s top two prep pitchers, righthanders Joe Weiland of Reno’s Bishop Manogue and Donn Roach […]

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West Tidbits

John Manuel -

The problem with having a website AND magazine is sometimes one has to come first. Prioritizing the magazine has meant sitting on a few draft tidbits, but I’ve got 10 […]

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Looking Out For No. 1

John Manuel -Premium Content

No team ever has drafted first overall two years in a row. No college or high school ever has produced the top pick in consecutive years. One will certainly happen in the 2008 draft, which begins June 5 at 2 p.m. The Rays picked No. 1 overall last year, taking Vanderbilt lefthander David Price with the top selection. They stand first in line again this year after finishing with the worst record in baseball again in 2007. Whether the Commodores will produce the top overall pick again remains to be seen, but the team has produced the No. 1 prospect for a second straight season.

Draft | #2008#Draft Preview

Plenty Of Picks

Tom Haudricourt -

The 2008 draft is unusual and exciting for scouting director Jack Zduriencik and the Brewers. Because Class A free-agent relievers Francisco Cordero (Reds) and Scott Linebrink (White Sox) signed with other clubs last winter, the Brewers picked up four extra picks before the end of the second round. A team that usually lacks picks has plenty of choices this year.

Draft | #2008#Draft Dish

Two Sports, One Choice

Matt Blood -Premium Content

Quarterback in the NFL or shortstop in the major leagues—dream question right? "I think I could play either," was the answer from Florida prep baseball and football standout Casey Kelly. The thing is, he might be right.

Draft | #2008#Draft Dish

Shreve: This Time, It’s TJ

John Manuel -

There have been twists and turns with Colby Shreve, the CC of Southern Nevada righthander who entered the year as the top junior-college pitcher in the country. The unsigned eighth-round […]

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Draft Rule Changes

Jim Callis -

MLB has announced two minor rules interpretations that will affect this and future drafts. The Braves and Red Sox saw the position of their compensation picks drop 18 spots each, […]

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Shreve Update; Rocky Mountain Riser

John Manuel -

CC of Southern Nevada righthander Colby Shreve got good news after seeking a second opinion on his injured right elbow. BA’s preseason No. 2 junior college prospect visited Angels medical […]

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New Test For Draft Prospects

Will Lingo -

More significant changes to Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy were announced today by MLB and the union, and for the most part they confirmed what numerous media outlets already […]

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Players On The Move

Jim Callis -

Prospects whose stock is increasing or decreasing significantly two months before the June 5-6 draft: • Ethan Martin, rhp/3b, Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga. Considered a power-hitting third baseman coming […]

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Dykstra Makes Move To Center

Nathan Rode -

By Dave Perkin Having previously spent his high school career as a middle infielder, Cutter Dykstra of Westlake (Calif.) High has now made the switch to center field, emulating his […]

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