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Hold On Tightly

With the draft only two days away, the first round is beginning to take shape. High schoolers dominate the top of the draft, although David Price has a big lead for the top spot in the final Draft Tracker. The Vanderbilt lefthander grabbed the lead in our first Draft Tracker and never let it go.

Draft | #2007#Draft Tracker

Brackman In A Free-fall

Mike Moustakas finally breaks through to the fifth spot, knocking Andrew Brackman out of the top six for the first time. Brackman lands all the way near the bottom of the first round.

Draft | #2007#Draft Tracker

Vitters On The Move

The second Draft Tracker in preparation for the 2007 draft comes with plenty of movement throughout the ranking. California high school third baseman Josh Vitters makes the most dramatic rise, moving up seven places to No. 3.

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College Crop On Top

The first ranking of the 2007 draft's best prospects, enough to fill the first round, based purely on talent. College players take up the top three spots and six of the top 10.

Draft | #2007#Draft Tracker

2007 Top 200 Draft Prospects

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Baseball America's comprehensive review of the top prospects for this year's draft, based on discussions with high school and college coaches and professional scouts and executives. Our list is based on the overall professional potential of the players, not necessarily on where we expect them to get drafted.

Draft | #2007#Draft Preview

How The Draft Works

The basics of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft. Includes who is eligible, what the draft is, when it occurs and how it operates.

Draft | #2008#Draft Basics

Scouting Reports: No. 101-200

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The scouting reports on the draft prospects ranked from No. 101 to 200 nationally. Our rankings are based on conversations with front-office personnel, scouts and college and high school coaches in the weeks leading up to the draft.

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Getting Defensive

Maurice Patton -Premium Content

With five extra-base hits in five games in early May—including three home runs—Vanderbilt's Pedro Alvarez was starting to answer any questions regarding his power stroke as Major League Baseball's amateur draft neared. With three errors in the Commodores' Southeastern Conference series against Georgia, the junior third baseman was creating a few queries as well.

Draft | #2008#Draft Preview

Hunter In, Thames Out

Aaron Fitt -

Pepperdine welcomed ace righthander Brett Hunter back to the mound this week for the first time since Feb. 29, but the Waves might be without West Coast Conference player of […]


Scouting Reports: No. 1-100

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We always tell you our Top 200 Prospects list is based on our consensus view of the players' talent, not where we think they will be drafted. That could be particularly true this year. With some commodities in great supply and other traditionally plentiful resources scarce, the draft could go in any direction after the first 10 picks.

Draft | #2008#Draft Preview

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 […]


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