San Diego high school outfielder Mickey Moniak was taken first overall by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday as the 2016 First-Year Player Draft got started. The La Costa Canyon High School star became the first prep outfielder taken with the 1/1 pick since Delmon Young in 2003.
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The First-Year Player Draft gets underway tonight with live coverage on MLB Network at 6PM ET. The first 77 picks will be broadcast tonight with rounds 3-10 airing live on Friday starting at 12:30PM ET. The Phillies have the top overall pick. Here’s the full first round, courtesy of BaseballAmerica.com: First Round 1 Phillies 2 […]
In the last couple of years the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a makeover done with their leadership and that makeover is filtering down to the field in a big way. With a team of Tony LaRussa (Chief Baseball Officer), Dave Stewart (Senior VP and GM) and DeJon Watson (Senior VP, Baseball Ops) coming together, the […]
The Dodgers and Giants are the only two NL west teams over .500 and they both made significant moves at the trade deadline. The division-leading Dodgers added Mat Latos and Alex Wood to their starting rotation and got some bullpen help with Jim Johnson coming aboard. The Giants added Mike Leake from the Reds. Here’s a […]
SS Carlos Correa, the top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, has been called up by the Houston Astros. It was a quick journey through the minor leagues for Correa, slowed down only by a broken leg last season. His first year of full-season baseball was 2013 at loA Quad Cities and Correa excelled […]