Ortiz, Nine First-Timers Among Silver Slugger Winners
David Ortiz, fresh off a World Series MVP, added more hardware Tuesday as he won his sixth Silver Slugger award. The awards are given annually by Louisville Slugger to the [...]
Seven Players Who Kickstarted Their Development By Signing Early
The mid-August signing deadline in place for the 2007 through 2011 drafts provided financial incentive for top picks to hold out until the 11th hour, and many did because it [...]
Ask BA: Does Clint Frazier Draw Mike Trout Comps?
Could Loganville (Ga.) HS outfielder Clint Frazier be the next Mike Trout and/or the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft? Where would Rubby de la Rosa rank among Red Sox prospects if he were eligible? How did the Royals take Luke Hochevar with the top choice in the 2006 draft?
Randal Grichuk Tackles His Own Expectations
Twenty-four players were picked in the first round of the 2009 draft before the Angels selected Mike Trout. Randal Grichuk was one of the 24. Not only was Grichuk one pick ahead of Trout, but he, like Trout, was selected by the Angels and is also an outfielder. The two became friends as teammates in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2009.