With the James Shields signing, the order for the 2015 First Year Player Draft is finalized. The entire draft order plus projected pool allotments is posted at BASEBALL AMERICA. Here are the first two rounds, plus compensation and competitive balance picks: 2015 MLB DRAFT ORDER First Round 1. Diamondbacks 2. Astros (for failure to sign […]
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The 2014 First-Year Player Draft will take place June 5-7. Baseball America has posted the official order with notes on the compensation picks. It is still unclear who the Astros will take at #1, the third straight year they have held the top spot. They have reeled in SS Carlos Correa and RHP Mark Appel […]
The Houston Astros went against the pre-draft speculation in picking SS Carlos Correa of Puerto Rico with the top overall pick of the 2012 First Year Player Draft. Houston took Correa rather than college pitcher Mark Appel or high school outfielder Byron Buxton. Much debate centered on whether the Astros would get more immediate help in Appel […]
The First Year Player Draft will be held June 4-6 this year and it will be the first draft since the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement which made major changes to the process. There are fewer rounds, 40 instead of 50, and the signing deadline has been moved up from August 15 to July 13. […]
The Arizona Fall League is firing up for its 20th season and has broken out with new logos for its annual 40-game run. The league, started in 1992, is a melting pot where top prospects are observed by talent evaluators from early October till mid-November. This year’s class will include P Gerritt Cole, the top overall pick […]
The deadline to sign draft picks taken in June’s first-year player draft is less than an hour away as 11PM CT approaches. Always known for last-day signings, this draft still has 23 of 33 first-rounder unsigned. Follow MLBTradeRumors.com’s running list of signings among first-rounders and supplemental rounders here.