Tag Archives: First-year player draft

TERMS AND RULES: QUALIFYING OFFER

Under the latest collective bargaining agreement, a new form of free agent compensation went into effect that did away with the old Type A, Type B free agent system. In its place is the “qualifying offer” and here is how … Continue reading

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DRAFT SIGNING DEADLINE IS 2 WEEKS AWAY

July 13th at 5PM ET is the deadline for clubs to sign draft picks from the First-Year Player Draft that was held on June 4-6. That’s a shorter window than before the new CBA went into effect, and also coming … Continue reading

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ASTROS TAKE CORREA WITH TOP PICK

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 … Continue reading

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CBA BRINGS CHANGES TO DRAFT

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 … Continue reading

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BIG NAMES ON AFL ROSTERS

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 … Continue reading

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SIGNING DEADLINE COVERAGE

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 … Continue reading

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