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2003 Draft

Draft Report Cards: The Rankings (Subscribers Only)
The top talent from the entire draft class
Draft Report Cards: Team-by-Team (Subscribers Only)
Assessment from all thirty teams
Devil Rays Finally Sign Young
First overall pick signs a five-year major league contract worth a guaranteed $5.8 million
A Historic Draft
Bonuses drop, but the 2003 draft is still the first in which every player selected in the first two rounds comes to terms
Milledge, Mets Agree To Terms
12th overall pick receives $2.075 million bonus
Stauffer Signs With Padres Despite Injury
Fourth overall pick signs for lowest first round bonus
Dodgers Sign Andy LaRoche
Cape Cod star receives supplemental first-round money
Sleeth Signs With Tigers
First pitcher selected is second of top four picks to sign
Weeks Signs With Brewers
NCAA's all-time leading hitter gets big league deal worth at least $4.8 million
Top Four Picks Still Sitting (Subscribers Only): Exclusive updates on the negotiations
Draft Database: now with signings and bonus info
View Picks by Team or Round
Subscriber Only Database: Navigable by Team, Round, State, School and Position or Search by Last Name
Looking Into the Crystal Ball (Subscribers Only): Josh Boyd surveyed major league scouting executives to identify major league comparisons for all 30 first round selections
Kyle Sleeth and Tim Stauffer Feature (Subscribers Only): Third and fourth picks in last week's draft live up to lofty expectations
First-Round Overview (Subscribers Only): Why the Devil Rays chose Delmon Young with the No. 1 pick
Draft Day Dispatches: Baseball America's staff blog with constant news and analysis from today's draft.
Draft Chat: Executive Editor Jim Callis hit the chat room Thursday afternoon
Organization Reports: Updated throughout the day, our staff of correspondents bring you detailed reports on every team's top picks.
BA Drafts Its Own Team (Subscribers Only): Executive Editor Jim Callis proves that drafting isn't as easy as it looks.

2003 Draft Preview
Complete Index of 2003 Draft Information
a virtual encyclopedia tell you everything you need to know about this year's draft.
Top 200 Prospects
Best Tools
Regional Previews
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2002 Draft Archive
2001 Draft Archive
2000 Draft Archive

Bonus Information
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Largest bonuses in draft history
Evolution of the draft bonus record
1989-97: First-round picks
1998: Top 100 picks
1999: Top 10 rounds
2000: Top 10 rounds
2001: Top 10 rounds
2002: Top 10 rounds

Overview and History
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Draft mechanics: when it is, where it is, who is eligible, etc.
• A detailed explanation of the draft-and-follow process
First overall picks, 1965-2002
• A drafted player's chances of making the big leagues
High Fives, 1965-2002: the first five players drafted each year, the best five players drafted each year, and the first five players from each draft to reach the big leagues
• Highest draft picks by state

Taking A Look Back

Take a look back at the drafts of the 1990s, how they did it then and how they'd do it now if they had a second chance. Subscribers only.

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1995 1996 1997 1998 1999