Tag:MLB Draft
Posted on: June 9, 2010 11:58 am
 

Phillies sign top pick

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Enquirer reports via Twitter that the Phillies have come to terms with first-round pick Jesse Biddle, a high school left-hander from Philadelphia. Biddle will join the Phillies' Gulf Coast League team immediately.

-- David Andriesen
Category: MLB
Posted on: June 8, 2010 10:47 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:19 am
 

Rangers sign first-round pick


The Texas Rangers win the race to sign their first-round pick, as Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein reports via Twitter that the Rangers have agreed to a contract with Canadian catcher Kellin Deglan for $1 million.

The Rangers took Deglan with the 22nd overall pick.

Deglan had signed a scholarship with Florida International.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans



Category: MLB
Posted on: June 8, 2010 4:22 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:24 am
 

Harper among Golden Spikes finalists

Last night's No. 1 pick, Bryce Harper, is up for another honor, although one much less lucritive: the Golden Spikes Award, givien to the nation's top collegiate player.

Harper is one of five finalists, and the only junior college player honored.

The other four players named as finalists by USA Baseball are Central Florida infielder/outfielder Chris Duffy, Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal, left-hander Drew Pomeranz of Ole Miss and Florida Gulf Coast lefty Chris Sale. Duffy is the only one not to be drafted in the first 13 picks.

Pomeranz went fifth overall to the Indians, Grandal 12th to Cincinnati and Sale 13th to White Sox.

Keeping with the siliness of the era, USA Baseball is opening up voting to fans at www.GoldenSpikesAward.com .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans


Posted on: June 8, 2010 3:21 pm
 

Youngsters at top of draft


Of the first three players taken in the draft, two were high school players and one, top pick Bryce Harper, is a 17-year-old who finished high school early to pitch a season of junior college ball.

As noted by MLB.com , it had been 20 years since the last time three high school-age players were taken at the top of the draft. In 1990, Chipper Jones, Tony Clark and Mike Lieberthal were the first three selections. The only other time in the past 35 years that it has happened was 1987, when the first three were Ken Griffey Jr., Mark Merchant and Willie Banks.

-- David Andriesen, CBSSports.com

Category: MLB
Tags: MLB draft
 
Posted on: June 8, 2010 12:39 pm
Edited on: June 8, 2010 12:42 pm
 

Solis, Allie lead Round 2

The Nationals have selected left-hander Sammy Solis of the University of San Diego with the first pick in the second round of the draft.

With the second pick, the Pirates took one of the most intriguing prospects, strong-armed right-hander Stetson Allie out of Ohio's St. Edward High School.

University of Texas right-hander Brandon Workman, who might have dropped due to reports he was looking for a big signing bonus, was finally taken at No. 57 by the Red Sox.

-- David Andriesen, CBSSports.com


Posted on: June 8, 2010 11:20 am
 

Four Boras clients in top seven picks

In case you're curious about the signability of your team's top pick, Sports Agent Blog has a list of representatives for the 50 players taken on the first day of the draft.

Scott Boras represents four of the top seven picks: Top pick Bryce Harper (C/OF, Nationals), No. 3 Manny Machado (SS, Orioles), No. 4 Christian Colon (SS, Royals) and No. 7 Matt Harvey (RHP, Mets). Boras is expected to seek a signing bonus for Harper in excess of the record $15.1 million he got top pick Stephen Strasburg minutes before last year's deadline.

-- David Andriesen, CBSSports.com

Category: MLB
Posted on: June 8, 2010 11:09 am
 

Draft just getting started


Last night was the big splash for baseball's First-Year Player Draft, with the first 50 picks -- the first round and the sandwich picks -- made on national television. Today the work gets tougher and faster in draft rooms around the country.

Rounds 2-30 take place today, beginning at noon EDT, with rounds 31-50 happening Wednesday. Teams have only a minute to make a pick once they're on the clock. The Nationals have today's first pick.

There's still plenty of heralded talent left on the board, with 15 of Baseball America's pre-draft Top 50 still available. They include University of Texas ace Brandon Workman , who most expected to be gone by now, and Ohio high school pitcher Stetson Allie , who is reported to have hit 100 mph.

Follow the action as it happens with the CBSSports.com Draft Tracker .

-- David Andriesen, CBSSports.com

Posted on: June 7, 2010 10:31 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:19 am
 

Toronto leaning right

The Toronto Blue Jays had a total of four first-round picks, including three in the compensation picks, and all four were used on right-handed pitchers.

The Blue Jays' first pick was Geogia Tech's Deck McGuire at 11, followed by California high schooler Aaron Sanchez (34), Texas high schooler Noah Syndergaard (38) and Asher Wojciechowski (41) from The Citadel.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

 
 
 
 
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