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Harrison Goes Public

John Manuel -

Alan Matthews asked Devil Rays scouting director R.J. Harrison who his top three players were, and Harrison deferred. Alan asked Harrison if the trio might include consensus top prospects David […]

Draft

Projecting The First Round

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Our first crack at forecasting the first round will go through several revisions between now and the June 7-8 draft. There's little agreement as to how to line up the players after Vanderbilt lefthander David Price, and once signability gets factored in—agent Scott Boras represents seven potential first-rounders—the picture becomes even cloudier.

Draft | #2007#Mock Draft

2007 Draft Will Be One Worth Watching

Alan Matthews -

The 2007 draft will have historical significance because of the TV coverage, but in the future it's likely this draft will be remembered most for its diversity and depth of talent. There are dozens of impact-potential players available this year.

Draft | #2007

Brackman A Scratch

Aaron Fitt -

North Carolina State junior righthander Andrew Brackman will not pitch this weekend against Clemson because of fatigue. Brackman, a candidate to go among the top 10 players drafted in June, […]

College

Broken Wrist Sidelines Desme

John Manuel -

Scouts will have to pick Cal Poly outfielder Grant Desme based on his current body of work, because his season is over. Desme was hit by a pitch in Sunday’s […]

College

Island Enthusiasm

Alan Matthews -

Last week in Puerto Rico, a large, week-long series of workouts and games were held at a pre-draft bonanza that was attended by more than 60 scouts, including dozens of […]

Draft

Scherzer Dominates Sports

J.J. Cooper -

Max Scherzer’s first official start of the season was everything he and the Fort Worth Cats had hoped it would be. But at least one scout wasn’t as impressed. Pitching […]

Draft

Hi Mom!

Alan Matthews -

CHAPEL HILL–One of the many benefits of Baseball America’s home base being in the Triangle is having three Atlantic Coast Conference schools within 30 minutes of each other, and Georgia […]

College

Porcello’s Perfecto

Alan Matthews -

Seton Hall Prep High (West Orange, N.J.) senior righty Rick Porcello threw a seven inning perfect game Saturday. The consensus top prep pitcher in the country needed just 77 pitches, […]

Draft

On The Hunt

Alan Matthews -

Other than Georgia’s trio of Matt Wieters, Josh Smoker and Jason Heyward, the Deep South doesn’t have much to offer in the way of high-end talent for this year’s draft. […]

Draft

Following Closely

Alan Matthews -

As many junior college seasons were wrapping up across the country, players who were drafted last year and remained under control could begin negotiating with the teams that picked them. […]

Draft

Rocking Lompoc

John Manuel -

High school hitters have garnered most of the attention in California this draft season, and the best high school pitchers in the state reside north of the L.A. area, where […]

Draft

Catching Up With 2006 First Rounders

J.J. Cooper -

With the 2007 draft less than a month away, we figured it would be useful to take a look at how last year's first-round picks are doing now that they are a month into their first full pro seasons. It's way too early to give up on anyone from the Class of 2006 as players can take a while to adjust to pro ball, but it is clear that several pitchers, including the Giants Tim Lincecum, have quickly pulled away from the pack.

Draft | #2007#Draft Preview

Greek For “Home Run”

John Manuel -

Chatsworth (Calif.) High shortstop Mike Moustakas entered the season with high hopes. Paired with his prep teammate, third baseman Matt Dominguez, the duo was among the best pairs of high […]

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Draft Dish: Midseason Update

Alan Matthews -

Industry insiders consider Vanderbilt lefthander David Price and the Devil Rays a good fit with the No. 1 overall pick, but matching players and teams thereafter has proved dicey as players have yet to separate themselves.

Draft | #2007