2006 Draft Archive

DRAFT DATABASE
Draft Database: Every pick from the 2006 draft, organized by round or by team
Advanced Draft Database Premium: Every pick with signing bonuses, searchable by name, team, school or state
First Rounders: Links to Baseball America coverage relating to all first round picks from the 2006 draft
POST-DRAFT
Headed To Detroit: Miller deal expected to exceed value of Royals' pact with Hochevar
The Wait Is Over: Royals give former Tennessee righthander contract similar to Pelfrey
Cubs Pay Up Again: Cubs give 11th-rounder Chris Huseby record bonus
Plenty Of Incentive: Jeff Samardzija signs $7.25 million deal with the Cubs
DRAFT BLOGS
Day One: News and notes from the first day of the draft
Day Two: News and notes from the second day of the draft
REGIONAL REPORTS
Regional Scouting Reports Premium: Scouting reports and rankings for all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico
Draft Dilemma Premium: Drabek's talent is unquestioned, but make-up concerns leave scouts wondering
His Own Beato Premium: Pedro Beato re-enters the draft as Florida's top prospect
Still The Same? Premium: Drew Stubbs is the toolsiest college player in the draft
Desperate Dirtbag Premium: LBSU's Longoria follows in footsteps of Crosby, Tulowitzki
Unfazed By The Glare Premium: Arizona juco prospect Shane Keough is familiar with celebrity
Front Page News? Premium: New York City pitching prospects remain a mystery to scouts
PRE-DRAFT RANKINGS
Final Mock Draft: Jim Callis predicts the first round and supplemental first round
Three Choices, One Pick: Jim Callis predicts the first 15 picks in the draft
Draft Tracker: The top 30 prospects of the 2006 draft
Top 200 Prospects Premium: The definitive list of the top talent available in the draft
Top 200 Prospects Premium: Includes stats and scouting reports
Mock Draft Premium: Jim Callis unveils the first mock draft of the year
PRE-DRAFT NEWS
Draft Notebook: Quinn Stewart highlights predraft deals, prepster rebuilds rep
Deadline Decisions: Draft-and-follows Hochevar, Beato, Morris go back into draft
Angels Sign O'Sullivan: Braves, Padres sign several draft-and-follows
Cat's Meow: Luke Hochevar fans nine in his Fort Worth debut
Hochevar Flashed Plus Stuff
Draft-And-Follow Signings: Our list of confirmed draft-and-follow signings
DRAFT FEATURES
Slot Machine Premium: The slotting system has changed the fact of the MLB draft
Bonus Bonanza Premium: Signing bonuses for every pick in the top 10 rounds from the 2003, 2004 and 2005 drafts
Average Bonus Amounts From 2003-2005 Premium
High Heat Premium: San Diego high school righty Trevor Cahill is a quick study
Completely Lopsided: John Manuel explains why pitching will rule the 2006 draft
Don't Sell Them Short Premium: Jerry Crasnick examines the bias against short righthanders
Q&A With Tim Lincecum Premium: The Washington righthander sheds some light on his amazing season
Taking Command Premium: Brandon Morrow has regained his control, prospect status
DRAFT DISH
September 29 Premium: Updates on Max Scherzer and Kyle Orr negotiations
September 12 Premium: Nationals second rounder heads to school
August 23 Premium: Red Sox sign later round picks for big money
August 14 Premium: Miller, Hochevar sign big money deals
July 27 Premium: Tigers not sweating slow Miller negotiations
July 19 Premium: Yankees deal with Kennedy is kept under wraps
June 30 Premium: Cubs deployed creativity and resourcefulness
May 4 Premium: Righthander Bryan Morris heads the list of top Junior College prospects
April 28: North Carolina's Daniel Bard helped his stock
April 21: High School draft class is less than impressive
April 6: Royals lack a clear choice for No. 1 pick
March 29 Premium: Schedule leads to busy weekend in North Carolina
March 20 Premium: Scouts divided on Tim Lincecum's potential
March 1 Premium: College pitching will likely dominate first round
February 15 Premium: Universal start date should make life easier for scouting directors
CHAT
Draft Chat Premium: Jim Callis chatted with ESPN SportsNation about the draft
Draft Chat: Jim Callis gave his thoughts on the draft's first day
Draft Chat: John Manuel gave a quick take on the first day of the draft
BEST TOOLS
Best Tools: Find out which draft prospects have the best tools
College Best Tools Premium: Breaking down the best fastball, best athlete and everything else among the college class of 2006
High School Best Tools Premium: After talking to scouts, we highlight the best tools among 2006 high school seniors
MIDSEASON UPDATE
Jim Callis' Top 20: A quick look at a midseason top 20 prospects for the draft
Midseason High School Top 50 Premium: Midseason update of the top 50 high school prospects for the June draft
Midseason College Top 50 Premium: Midseason update of the top 50 college prospects for the June draft
EARLY DRAFT PREVIEW
High School Top 100 Premium: Preseason look at the top 100 high school prospects for the upcoming draft
College Top 100 Premium: Preseason look at the top 100 college prospects for the upcoming draft
Early Draft Preview Premium: An early projection of how the first round of 2006 draft will shake out
DRAFT BASICS
2006 Draft Basics: A guide to how the draft works and its rules
2006 Draft Order: Complete list of first round draft order and compensatory picks