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Draft Position and Tracking of Pitchers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Pitchers drafted in the late rounds represent much smaller investments for the teams and are therefore expendable. This creates an incentive for the teams to push those late round draft picks who throw very hard through the minor league system quickly with little concern for their futures.

How Hard Is It To Make It To The MLB?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 12.07.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

What are the numbers?

These 18 Players Were Drafted Ahead Of Michael Wacha

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.30.2013 | Sports

St. Louis cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha has not only produced the unlikely Muppets-related catch phrase of the 2013 postseason, but has also put tog...

These MLB Draftees Have All-Stars In The Family

The Huffington Post | Jason St. Angelo | Posted 06.09.2013 | Sports

In 1973, Robin "The Kid" Yount was selected third overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball's first-year player draft. Forty years lat...

No. 1 Pick Of MLB Draft Is..

AP | DENNIS WASZAK Jr. | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick. Houston selected the hard-throwing Stanford ...

17-Year-Old Makes MLB History

AP | DENNIS WASZAK Jr. | Posted 06.05.2012 | Sports

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Carlos Correa reached into his pocket as he strolled to the podium, pulled out a small Puerto Rican flag and waved it at the cheerin...

MLB Draft First Round Selections

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | Sports

June 4-6Monday (First Day)FIRST ROUND 1. Houston, Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy 2. Min...

And The No. 1 MLB Draft Picks Is..

AP | DENNIS WASZAK Jr. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

SECAUCUS, N.J. — Carlos Correa was all smiles when he heard his name announced, knowing he had made hometown history at the baseball draft. The...

Check Out Signing Bonuses For MLB's First-Round Picks

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 10.16.2011 | Sports

-- The signing bonuses for the first-round selections in the 20011 amateur baseball draft: (x-major league contract): 1. Pittsburgh, Gerrit Cole, RH...

Pirate Treasure: No. 1 Draft Pick Finally Signs Big-Money Deal

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 10.16.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK -- UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole was among 22 of 23 first-round draft picks beating the deadline to sign, with the top selection in June's amateur...

Jordan Schultz

Explaining MLB's Lack Of Hitting, Rise Of Pitching | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.10.2011 | Sports

In a meticulous sport where inches (sometimes centimeters) make all the difference between a win and a loss, over the past decade we've seen an influx...

Pirates Take UCLA Pitcher With No. 1 Pick

AP | DENNIS WASZAK Jr. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Sports

SECAUCUS, N.J. — The Pittsburgh Pirates wanted Gerrit Cole's blazing fastball blowing away hitters for them. In a baseball draft dominated earl...

Marco Gonzalez, Rocky Mountain High School Star, Drafted By Rockies In 29th Round

The Coloradoan | Hap Fry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Marco Gonzales was at Dick's Sporting Goods shopping for baseball pants with his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon when his cell phone started blowing up. ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Commissioner Bud Selig, despite the "imperfect game," doesn't sense a movement to increase instant replay in baseball.

MLB Draft 2010: Prospects, Info & More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The 2010 MLB Draft is at 7 p.m tonight. MLB Network is airing live coverage. A live draft cast is available at Catcher Bryce Harper is expect...

MLB Draft Preview - Part III

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Vines

Several premiere prep players could drop into the latter part of the first round and rake in record-breaking money -- if one of the big-market teams is willing to comply.

MLB Draft Preview - Part II

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Vines

Jacob Turner will be one of the most talented pitching prospects available come draft day, however, it will likely take upwards of $7 million to deter him from heading off to college.

MLB Draft Preview - Part I

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Vines

With the shifting economic climate and teams valuing homegrown talent over high-priced free agents, draft picks are carrying more importance than ever.