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2014 MLB Draft: All-America Game Quick Top 10


Well, pitching definitely stood out in this year’s event. Really the presence of quality left-handed pitching was the most surprising thing, albeit in inconsistent doses. The performances of right-handed starters not named Toussaint were also notable, as we know after a long summer showcase circuit that guys like Tyler Kolek are right there with (if Read More

2013 Draft: Who is the best high school catcher?


It’s no secret that the catcher position is unusually loaded in the prep ranks this year. And it seems so odd considering this draft is so utterly blah. Regardless, one could argue for four, maybe five prep catchers in the first round this year, selections that would even be warranted in above-average draft classes. It’s Read More

2013 MLB Mock Draft, Version 2


Now updated with the Angels losing their pick at #22 (Josh Hamilton signing). Aside from a few college bats and a decent group of college arms, the majority of the first round should come from the prep ranks. 1. Astros: Clint Frazier, OF (Georgia HS) – Certainly not a shortage of options. Frazier is a quality defender, Read More

Day Two: Best Available (The Short List)


Here’s a quick list of some of the better talents available that are likely to go on Day Two. They are only loosely ranked, with signability, talent, and age considered. Nolan Sanburn, RHP (Arkansas) Hunter Virant, LHP (Prep) Tanner Rahier, SS (Prep) Carson Kelly, 3rd/RHP (Prep) Wyatt Mathisen, INF/C (Prep) Branden Kline, RHP (Virginia) Alex Read More

2012 Draft: Stock Up, Stock Down: Shortstops, Second Basemen


Moving along in the infield, it’s time to take a look at some of the more premium defensive positions. Some of those that come out of this group could be among the more valuable position players in the 2012 Draft, both sides of the ball considered. It’s hard to peg prep second basemen. Most that project to end Read More

2012 Draft: Stock Up, Stock Down: Catchers and First Basemen


We already covered right and left-handed pitchers that are trending up and down; now it’s onto catchers and first basemen. Not any massive standouts here (as in those flying up to 1st or 2nd round status, but there are some here moving up the ranks. Just because one guy is trending up and one is Read More

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