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   1. Greg Schuler Posted: June 12, 2007 at 04:54 PM (#2401357)
Pittsburgh Pirates:

Link

The Pirates signed the first seven of their 2007 draft class: catcher Juan Garcia (seventh round), left-hander Anthony Watson (ninth), infielder Erik Huber (12th), right-hander Harrison Bishop (17th), infielder Matt Cavagnaro (21st), right-hander Taylor Cameron (31st) and right-hander Gary Amato (48th).
   2. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 12, 2007 at 04:56 PM (#2401360)
Pittsburgh signed:

C Juan Garcia (#7)
LHP Tony Watson (#9)
OF/1B Erik Huber (#12)
RHP Harrison Bishop (#17)
INF Matt Cavagnaro (#21)
RHP Taylor Cameron (#31)
RHP Gary Amato (#48)

-- MWE
   3. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 12, 2007 at 05:00 PM (#2401370)
Washington signed:

RHP P.J. Dean (#7)
CF Mark Gildea (#9)
LHP Patrick McCoy (#10)
1B Bill Rhinehart (#11)
SS Dan Lyons (#14)
RHP Patrick Arnold (#15)
OF Chris Blackwood (#16)
RHP Luke Pisker (#17)
RHP Jeff Mandel (#19)
SS Jake Rogers (#22)
OF Aaron Seuss (#27)
RHP Devin Drag (#37)
RHP Caleb Staudt (#39)
LHP Kai Tuomi (#40)
OF Garrett Bass (#42)
OF Jake Dugger (#49)

-- MWE
   4. Brian Oliver Posted: June 12, 2007 at 05:36 PM (#2401417)
Mike - Add 2nd rounder Jake Smolinski to the Nationals list
   5. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 12, 2007 at 05:44 PM (#2401440)
The Nationals have apparently signed someone else, too - their Web site says they have 17 picks signed, but I only count 16 (the 15 I have above plus Smolinski).

-- MWE
   6. kingofthehobos Posted: June 12, 2007 at 06:57 PM (#2401520)
Dodgers signed:

OF Erik Kanaby (10th round)
RHP Paul Koss (11th)
C Jessie Mier (12th)
RHP Bobby Blevins (13th)
RHP Cal Stanke (15th)
RHP Andres Santiago (16th)
1B Franklin Jacobs (17th).

link
   7. Mark S. is bored Posted: June 12, 2007 at 06:57 PM (#2401521)
Mets sign 9 picks:

Scott Moviel - 2nd
Richard Lucas - 4th
William Morgan - 12th
Christopher Fournier - 16th
Dylan Owen - 20th
Dillon Gee - 21st
Norberto Navarro - 23rd
Bradley Burns - 26th
Brandon Kawal - 38th
   8. billyshears Posted: June 12, 2007 at 07:04 PM (#2401528)
Mets sign 9 picks:

Scott Moviel - 2nd
Richard Lucas - 4th
William Morgan - 12th
Christopher Fournier - 16th
Dylan Owen - 20th
Dillon Gee - 21st
Norberto Navarro - 23rd
Bradley Burns - 26th
Brandon Kawal - 38th


By any chance were any of those guys college relievers?
   9. Mark S. is bored Posted: June 12, 2007 at 07:39 PM (#2401575)
By any chance were any of those guys college relievers?


Only half of them.
   10. Jim Wisinski Posted: June 12, 2007 at 08:57 PM (#2401678)
Rays

10. Greg Sexton - 3B
12. Stephen Vogt - C
14. Kyle Ayers - RHP
20. Chris Luck - RHP
37. Robert Della Grotta - RHP
38. Jesse Darcy - RHP
   11. Craig in MN Posted: June 12, 2007 at 09:01 PM (#2401681)
The Twins have signed first round <strike>reach</strike> pick, Ben Revere, with a roughly $1 million signing bonus.

The also signed 11th round outfielder Andrew Schmiesing, and 8 other guys.
   12. ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: June 12, 2007 at 09:23 PM (#2401708)
I'd like to ask you guys for help. As you may know, I'm working on a draft project over at The HArdball Times. I will do a breakdown of the 1st round (picks 1-30). After that, I'd like to take anywhere from 10-20 other picks that you, the community, thinks may have dropped for whichever reason, OR is a player that has more potential than the draft round in which he was drafted in. I already have Mortensen, Rike, HArvey, and Nevin Griffith (I don't why everybody likes him so much) as extra players that I will look at. I will gladly take any suggestions (ahem, MikeE, this is you) that you may have.

Thanks in advance, CBW
   13. Honkie Kong Posted: June 12, 2007 at 09:28 PM (#2401715)
Umm off the top of my head,

Josh Smoker, Kyle Blair, Kyle Russell, Freddie Freeman
   14. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 12, 2007 at 09:30 PM (#2401720)
Indians signings:

SS Mark Thompson (#8)
OF Adam White (#9)
RHP Daniel Morales (#14)
RHP Kyle Landis (#18)
LHP Garrett Rieck (#29)

-- MWE
   15. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 12, 2007 at 09:34 PM (#2401723)
Blue Jays signings:

C/1B Michael McDade (#6)
RHP Marcus Walden (#9)
C Jon Talley (#13)
LHP Cody Crowell (#14)
RHP Nate Jennings (#15)
CF/2B Darin Mastroianni (#16)
2B Adalberto Santos (#17)
LHP Brian Letko (#19)
LHP Frank Gailey (#23)
RHP Jimmy Dougher (#24)
RHP Jay Monti (#25)
RHP Ross Buckwalter (#26)

-- MWE
   16. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 12, 2007 at 09:46 PM (#2401739)
Brewers ink a bunch:

C Jonathan Lucroy (#3)
2B Eric Farris (#4)
OF Caleb Gindl (#5)
LHP Efrain Nieves (#7)
SS David Fonseca (#8)
LHP Kristian Bueno (#9)
C Eric Fryer (#10)
OF Chris Dennis (#13)
RHP Donovan Hand (#14)
3B Joe Paciorek (#15)
RHP Joel Morales (#16)
OF Erik Miller (#17)
3B Zealous Walker (#19)
1B Cameron Robulack (#20)
SS Matt Cline (#22)
LHP Josh Trejo (#27)
3B Steffan Wilson (#28)
RHP Travis Nevakshonoff (#29)
RHP Corey Frerichs (#30)
SS Miguel Vasquez (#32)
OF Ryan Jensen (#33)
LHP Casey Baron (#34)
1B Curtis Rindal (#35)
LHP Curtis Pasma (#36)
OF Kurt Crowell (#38)
RHP Adam Arnold (#41)

-- MWE
   17. Los Angeles Waterloo of Black Hawk Posted: June 12, 2007 at 09:49 PM (#2401743)
After that, I'd like to take anywhere from 10-20 other picks that you, the community, thinks may have dropped for whichever reason, OR is a player that has more potential than the draft round in which he was drafted in. I already have Mortensen, Rike, HArvey, and Nevin Griffith (I don't why everybody likes him so much) as extra players that I will look at. I will gladly take any suggestions (ahem, MikeE, this is you) that you may have.

Carlos, I'd be very interested in your comments on Jonathan Bachanov, the top Angel draftee, who is seen as something of a project.
   18. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 12, 2007 at 09:49 PM (#2401745)
Pirates add some more:

RHP Matt Foust (#6)
RHP Kyle McPherson (#14)
OF Marcus Davis (#18)
RHP Brian Tracy (#20)
SS Chad Rice (#24)
LHP Daniel Forrer (#32)

-- MWE
   19. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 12, 2007 at 09:54 PM (#2401748)
And the Phillies:

3B Travis Mattair (#2 - Pirates should have taken him)
OF Michael Taylor (#5)
RHP Chance Chapman (#8)
RHP Christopher Kissock (#9)
RHP Joseph Rocchio (#10)
RHP Justin De Fratus (#11)
RHP Luke Wertz (#13)
SS Jesus Villegas-Andino (#14)
OF/1B Karl Bolt (#15 - Air Force kid)
RHP Brian Schlitter (#16)
RHP Zachary Sterner (#17)
2B Adam Sorgi (#21)
RHP Gerard Breslin (#23)
C Caleb Mangum (#24)
LHP William Harris (#25)
RHP Nolan Mulligan (#26)
RHP Richard Austin (#27)
RHP Christopher Rhoads (#28)
C Kirk Bacsu (#32)
C Rich Prall (#33)

-- MWE
   20. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 12, 2007 at 10:07 PM (#2401758)
a player that has more potential than the draft round in which he was drafted in.


Julian Sampson, Washington HS RHP drafted in the 12th round by the Phillies

Jack McGeary - his velocity fell way off this spring, knocking him from the first round to the sixth round

Jake Arrieta
Kyle Blair
Casey Crosby

-- MWE
   21. Squash Posted: June 12, 2007 at 10:20 PM (#2401765)
I'm very interested to see who the A's sign this year. They seem to have a large number of tough signs, particularly for a lower budget team. Odd.
   22. Balkroth Posted: June 13, 2007 at 12:36 AM (#2401928)
Cardinals so far:
1a. Clayton Mortensen RHP
5. Thomas Eager RHP
6. Oliver Marmol SS
7. Deryk Hooker RHP
10. Beau Riportella OF
13. Steven Hill 1B
14. Joshua Dew RHP
15. Chuckie Fick RHP
17. Matt Arburr 3B
18. Andrew Brown OF
20. Brian Cartie 3B
21. Brian Broderick RHP
23. Joseph Hage OF
26. Tony Cruz 3B
27. Brian Buck OF
28. Ross Oeder 2B
30. Nick Derba C
31. Dylan Gonzalez RHP
32. Nicholas Vera 3B
34. Steven Hill RHP
38. Adron Chambers OF
39. Rigoberto Lugo RHP
42. Mike Folli 2B
43. Davis Bilardello LHP
46. Robert Sanzillo C
47. Mateo Marquez OF

Per Erik at Future Redbirds.
   23. vango Posted: June 13, 2007 at 12:46 AM (#2401963)
Brewers ink a bunch:

if you believe ESPN.com - they've also signed LaPorta. I might have my doubts, as they also list Bramhall as having signed and he's still dealing for Rice in the CWS!

Nonetheless, signing 26 picks out of 46 within 4 days of completing the draft is pretty damn impressive! Some clubs don't even sign that many out of a WHOLE draft!
   24. vango Posted: June 13, 2007 at 12:59 AM (#2402009)
add to that ESPN.com is also reporting TEXAS having signed the following:

06. RHP Robert Wilkins
09. ss Stoneburner
14. 2B Matt Lawson
16. RHP Josh Lueke
18. RHP Ryan Tatusko
24. C Chris Gradoville
28. 1B Michael Ortiz
29. LHP Ryan Falcon
   25. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 13, 2007 at 01:06 AM (#2402045)
Cardinals so far


Same also posted at ESPN.

Rangers, from ESPN:

RHP Robert Wilkins (#6)
SS Davis Stoneburner (#9)
2B Matt Lawson (#14)
RHP Josh Lueke (#16)
RHP Ryan Tatusko (#18)
C Chris Gradoville (#24)
1B Michael Ortiz (#28)
LHP Ryan Falcon (#29)

-- MWE
   26. vango Posted: June 13, 2007 at 01:11 AM (#2402062)
Update on Rays (Jim Wisinski posted some of these earlier)
this from mlb.com

center fielder Dustin Biell (No. 5 pick);
third baseman Greg Sexton (10);
catcher Stephen Vogt (12);
right-hander Kyle Ayers (14);
right-hander Michael Southern (15);
left-hander Julius Dettrich (18);
right-hander Kevin Boggan (19);
right-hander Chris Luck (20);
catcher John Mollicone (27);
first baseman Benjamin Humphrey (28);
right-hander Robert Della Grotta (37);
right-hander Jesse Darcy, Manhattain College (38).
   27. vango Posted: June 13, 2007 at 01:19 AM (#2402095)
the Reds (from mlb.com


Andrew Bowman (fifth round),
shortstop Scott Gaffney (12th round),
pitcher Matt Klinker (15th round),
shortstop Jacob Kahaulelio (20th round),
catcher Jason Bour (23rd round),
first baseman Eli Rimes (25th round)
pitcher Steven Otterness (29th round)
pitcher Jordan Hotchkiss (31st round)
   28. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 13, 2007 at 01:24 AM (#2402113)
Redsox: 20 C Daniel Milano, 21 SS Aaron Reza, 22 LHP William Latimer, 26 3B Deshaun Brooks, 45 C Peter Gilardo - per soxprospects.com
   29. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 13, 2007 at 01:49 AM (#2402161)
I'm not sure that the info in the Brewers link is correct - other sites list different names and the ESPN list mentions several preps taken at the very end of the draft, including some signability guys ... it would be quite a surprise if they managed that particular combo of names this early.
   30. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 13, 2007 at 02:06 PM (#2402501)
I tend to use USA Today and MLB.com before I use ESPN.

Dodgers add, from USA Today:

INF Austin Gallagher (#3)
OF/1B Andrew Lambo (#4)

Padres, same source:

SS Lance Zawadzki (#4b)
LHP Matt Teague (#8)
OF Shane Buschini (#11)
C Luis Martinez (#12)
LHP Allen Harrington (#13)
OF William Conlon (#14)
OF Ryan Hill (#15)
OF Robert Perry (#16)
RHP Brandon Gomes (#17)
1B Robert Blauer (#18)
RHP Nicholas McDaniel (#19)
RHP Tyler Davis (#21)
2B Keoni Ruth (#22)
RHP Bryan Oland (#24)
2B Andrew Parrino (#26)
1B Zachary Brown (#27)
RHP Shawn Olsen (#28)
3B Brian Joynt (#29)
LHP Colt Hynes (#31)

-- MWE
   31. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 13, 2007 at 02:22 PM (#2402516)
Carlos:

Take a look at David Newmann, D'Rays 4th rounder out of Texas A&M, also.

-- MWE
   32. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 13, 2007 at 02:30 PM (#2402522)
Kansas City signings, according to the great site Royals Corner
4th round - RHP Mitch Hodge
10th - RHP Greg Holland
12th - C Sean McCauley
13th - RHP Alex Caldera
14th - RHP Matt Mitchell
32nd - 1B Jake Lane
33rd - OF Will Tucker

Expect an announcement on signings tomorrow, when they hold their first draftee workout.
   33. Brian Oliver Posted: June 13, 2007 at 07:15 PM (#2402781)
The Nationals added 5 more today bringing their list to 22 signed players.

SS Jake Smolinksi (#2a)
RHP Jordan Zimmermann (#2b)
RHP P.J. Dean (#7)
RHP Adrian Alaniz (#8)
CF Mark Gildea (#9)
LHP Patrick McCoy (#10)
1B Bill Rhinehart (#11)
RHP Steve Shepard (#13)
SS Dan Lyons (#14)
RHP Patrick Arnold (#15)
OF Chris Blackwood (#16)
RHP Luke Pisker (#17)
RHP Jeff Mandel (#19)
SS Jake Rogers (#22)
CA Ricky Nolan (#24)
OF Aaron Seuss (#27)
RHP Justin Phillabaum (#29)
RHP Devin Drag (#37)
RHP Caleb Staudt (#39)
LHP Kai Tuomi (#40)
OF Garrett Bass (#42)
OF Jake Dugger (#49)
   34. Rocco's Not-so Malfunctioning Mitochondria Posted: June 13, 2007 at 09:19 PM (#2402879)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays:

CF Dustin Biell (5)
CF Emeel Salem (6)
3B Greg Sexton (10)
C Stephen Vogt (12th)
RHP Kyle Ayers (14th)
RHP Michael Southern (15th)
LHP Julius Dettrich (18th)
RHP Kevin Boggan (19th)
RHP Chris Luck (20th)
RHP Kevin Brophy (21st)
C John Mollicone (27th)
1B Benjamin Humphrey (28th)
RHP Kevin Chavez (34th)
RHP Robert Della Grotta (37th)
RHP Jesse Darcy (38th)


Also, it appears that they've signed CF DJ Jones (11), but are waiting for league approval because the bonus was in the 3rd - 5th round money range.
   35. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 13, 2007 at 09:34 PM (#2402893)
it appears that they've signed CF DJ Jones (11), but are waiting for league approval because the bonus was in the 3rd - 5th round money range.


That would be a steal. Jones was considered to be a top-100 talent by many people, but he did have some signability questions. He's a Crawford-like talent, except that he has a significantly better arm.

-- MWE
   36. Mark S. is bored Posted: June 13, 2007 at 09:48 PM (#2402900)
Mets sign seven more picks:

Stephen Clyne - 3rd
Zachary Lutz - 5th
Matthew Bouchard - 11th
Jordan Abruzzo - 13th
Michael Antonini - 18th
Michael Parker - 24th
Juan Centeno - 32nd
   37. birdlives is one crazy ninja Posted: June 13, 2007 at 10:00 PM (#2402910)
According to the Baltimore Sun, 29 of their 48 picks have been signed including:

6th round, Joseph Mahoney, a first baseman from the University of Richmond.
7th round, Matthew Angle, an outfielder out of Ohio State.
9th round, James Crowley, a shortstop from Galveston College.
35th round, Eric Perlozzo.
   38. jakarta Posted: June 13, 2007 at 11:05 PM (#2402967)
first 13 A's signings:


RHP Scott Hodson (6th round, Azusa Pacific)
RHP Brent Lysander (16th, Sonoma State)
SS Matt Ray (18th, Middle Tennessee State)
C Michael Napoleon (19th, Iowa)
OF Dan Wentzell (20th, George Fox)
OF James Pruitt (23rd, Montevallo)
3B Justin Frash (27th, Hawaii)
RHP Charles Kerfoot (30th, Delaware)
LHP Rosalio Gomez (31st, Rockford College)
RHP Bryan Collins (32nd, Central Missouri State)
RHP John Quine (33rd, San Francisco)
C Ben Barrone (44th, Winona State)
OF Adam Klein (48th, Cal State Los Angeles)
   39. ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: June 14, 2007 at 02:12 AM (#2403403)
Thanks for the ideas fellas. I will certainly take a look at them.

Sneak peek one some of what I wrote that should be done by tomorrow....

"Uninspiring pick here at #4. So much so that I don't really feel like making a video clip of his motion. On the positive side, I like that he's aggressive ( I like max effort guys), and his arm action is pretty good. With a high 3/4 slot, he throws the ball downhill very well and his velocity is excellent. The problem is that his lower body action and momentum (tempo) don't really help him to throw hard, so he's more of an "arm-thrower." Couple that with an abrupt-ish finish and it makes me question how long he'll last. With plenty of better talent available, I don't get this pick here. I want upside at #4 I guess. Rush him and rush him quickly because a guy like this probably doesn't have as many bullets left as someone with better mechanics.

Anyone else feel this way about Moskos?
   40. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 14, 2007 at 02:29 AM (#2403438)
Yes.
   41. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 14, 2007 at 06:40 AM (#2403609)
Anyone else feel this way about Moskos?


Like I needed to see that :) But yes, also.

-- MWE
   42. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 14, 2007 at 06:49 AM (#2403610)
Astros sign 26 picks, including 5th rounder OF Collin DeLome and 7th rounder INF David Dixon, and are "close to signing" 3rd rounder INF Derek Dietrich, who was their highest drafted player.

-- MWE
   43. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 14, 2007 at 06:51 AM (#2403611)
RHP Charles Kerfoot (30th, Delaware)


For some reason when I saw this I thought of this guy. I wonder if Kerfoot is that crazy.

-- MWE
   44. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 14, 2007 at 12:14 PM (#2403642)
Pirates signed six more picks (from P-G):

OF Quincy Latimore (#4)
RHP Sean Giblin (#10)
OF Andrew Biela (#13)
SS Robert Spain (#19)
OF Keanon Simon (#25)
OF Caleb Fields (#33)

-- MWE
   45. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 14, 2007 at 02:01 PM (#2403709)
More Royals signings:
Round 6 (186): Fernando Cruz, SS, Puerto Rican Advancement College HS
Round 7 (216): Hilton Richardson, LF, Lake Washington Senior High, Washington
Round 8 (246): Casey Feickert, RHP, Antelope Valley College, California
Round 11 (336): David Lough, CF, Mercyhurst College, Ohio
Round 16 (486): Patrick Norris, CF, Oklahoma City University
Round 17 (516): Ivor Hodgson, LHP, Mount St. Mary's University
Round 19 (576): Joseph Billick, C, Southern Polytechnic St. University, Georgia
Round 20 (606): Michael Lehmann, RHP, Pearl River HS, Mississippi
Round 24 (726): Ben Norton, RHP, University of Evansville (Indiana)
Round 25 (756): Clinton Robinson, 1B, Troy University (Alabama)
Round 26 (786): Nathaniel Lovell, RHP, Fresno CC, California
Round 29 (876): Kyle Martin, SS, Texas Tech
Round 30 (906): Brett Amyx, 1B, University of Texas Tyler
Round 34 (1023): Thomas Hill, C, University of Albany
Round 36 (1081): Michael Bionde, 2B, Rutgers U New Brunswick (New Jersey)
Round 48 (1392): Devery Van De Keere, 3B, University of Louisiana Lafayette
   46. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 14, 2007 at 02:11 PM (#2403717)
"Anyone else feel this way about Moskos?"

Yeah, me too.
   47. Kanst Posted: June 14, 2007 at 04:23 PM (#2403834)
Yankees Signings:

Round 12: RHP Manuel Barreda
Round 15: OF David Williams
Round 17: RHP Ryan Zink
Round 21: 2B Justin Snyder
Round 25: RHP Jason Kiley
Round 33: RHP Fred Jones
Round 50: C Lawrence Day

I feel like they will take a lot longer then most to sign their picks since they will have to go over slot on a lot of them and the commish likes to postpone thos signings
   48. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 14, 2007 at 06:05 PM (#2403937)
Why did Snyder (NYY) fall that far? BA thought he was a top 200 guy (which I didn't see, but whatever) and I didn't think he was considered a signability risk.
   49. MM1f Posted: June 14, 2007 at 06:18 PM (#2403950)
Synder must have been a signability fall...
http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/aztecs/20070609-9999-1s9bbdraft.html

That article says he got "almost" $100,000, including having the Yankees pay for the rest of his tuition, which at USD might eat up a third of that money.

Obviously 25th round collegians don't typically get that much
   50. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 14, 2007 at 06:33 PM (#2403960)
Yeah, but if the market and BA agreed that he was a top 200 talent, then 100K + USD isn't that much...
   51. vango Posted: June 15, 2007 at 01:15 AM (#2404523)
Dbacks signed a bunch (source)

Evan Frey (10th round)
Sean Coughlin (13th)
Michael Mee (16th)
Evan Wheeless (17th)
Peter Clifford (20th)
Anthony Smith (21st)
Ian Harrington (23rd)
Luke Prihoda (24th)
William Spottiswood (25th)
Thomas Layne (26th)
Evan Scribner (28th)
Omar Arif (29th)
William Musselman (30th)
Jimmy Principe (37th)
Elijah Rumler (39th)
Joseph Ayers (48th)
   52. Mark S. is bored Posted: June 15, 2007 at 04:15 AM (#2404749)
Mets sign eight more picks:

Nathan Vineyard - supplemental
Guillaume Leduc - 6th
Daniel McDonald - 8th
Brandon Richey - 10th
Jeffries Tatford - 15th
Nicholas Abbott - 25th
Kyle Catto - 27th
Jason LaVorgna - 35th
   53. Brian Oliver Posted: June 15, 2007 at 04:50 PM (#2405009)
Nationals sign another two:

Round 3 (100): Steven Souza 3B, Cascade High School (Everett, WA)
Round 21 (640): Anthony Benner 3B, Southwestern (CA) Junior College

That puts them at 24/53
   54. The Artist Posted: June 15, 2007 at 05:06 PM (#2405023)
Can't find any announcements for the Giants...
   55. vango Posted: June 15, 2007 at 05:08 PM (#2405024)
Source

Looks like the Rox have signed a few

C Lars Davis (3rd round)
3B Darin Holcomb (12th round)
RHP Bruce Billings (30th round)
RHP Austin Chambliss (17th round)
LHP Kenneth Durst (15th round)
RHP Andrew Groves (11th round)
LHP Brandon Miller (24th round)
LHP Matt Reynolds (20th round)
RHP Joseph Williamson (36th round)
catcher Johnny Bowden (41st round)
infielder Warren Schaeffer (38th round)
infielder Brandon Reichert (49th round)
outfielder Brian Lapin (18th round)
outfielder Michael Mitchell (25th round).
   56. Tony H. Posted: June 15, 2007 at 06:25 PM (#2405071)
   57. William K. Posted: June 16, 2007 at 02:47 PM (#2406007)
D-backs signings and short season league assignments.

3 Reynaldo Navarro - Rookie League Missoula Osprey
4 Sean Morgan - Short Season A Yakima Bears
10 Evan Frey - Yakima
11 Josh Ellis - Missoula
12 Bryan Henry - Missoula
13 Sean Coughlin - Missoula
16 Mike Mee - Yakima
17 Chance Wheeless - Missoula
20 Peter Clifford - Missoula
21 Anthony Smith - Yakima
23 Ian Harrington - Yakima
24 Luke Prihoda - Missoula
25 William Spottiswood - Yakima
26 Thomas Layne - Yakima
28 Evan Scribner - Missoula
29 Omar Arif - Yakima
30 William Musselman - Missoula
35 Josh Blake - Missoula
37 Jimmy Principe - Missoula
38 Aaron Hanke - Yakima
39 Eli Rumler - Missoula
48 Joseph Ayers - Yakima
   58. Brian Oliver Posted: June 16, 2007 at 08:28 PM (#2406382)
The Nationals Short Season rosters were announced and they included 12th rounder CA Craig Stinson from Texas A&M. That puts the Nats at 25/53.

Joining Stinson in Vermont from the 2007 draft are: Jordan Zimmermann, Adrian Alaniz, Mark Gildea, Bill Rhinehart, Dan Lyons, Luke Pisker, Jeff Mandel, Anthony Benner, Jake Rogers, Jake, Aaron Suess, Devin Drag, Caleb Staudt, Garrett Bass, and Jake Dugger
   59. Ignatius J. Reilly Posted: June 16, 2007 at 09:31 PM (#2406479)
Braves:

1S-Jon Gilmore
2-Freddie Freeman
5-Dennis Dixon
6-Michael Fisher
9-Tim Ladd
12-Nick Fellman
13-Chad Maddox
14-Caleb Brewer
18-Randy Gress
20-C.J. Lee
21-Kuyaunnis Miles
32-T.J. Wohlever
   60. MM1f Posted: June 16, 2007 at 10:54 PM (#2406653)
Anyone know the details of the Dennis Dixon contract? Will he play his senior year of football at Oregon? Is he agreeing to forgo any chance he might have had at pro football?
   61. Garth found his way to daylight Posted: June 17, 2007 at 05:24 AM (#2406799)
Not as detailed as AG's#1F at #45, but here's (I think) a longer Royals list from ESPN.com's Royals transactions:
Signed pitchers Peter Hodge Nielsen, Casey Feickert, Gregory Hollard Jr., Alexander Caidera, Matthew Mitchell, Ivor Hodgson Jr., Michael Lehmann, Benjamin Norton, Nathaniel Lovell, Dane Secott, Clegg Snipes, Joe Augustine, Ryan Belanger, David Bernat, Anthony Bradley, Patrick Cassa, Chris Denton, Brian Gausman, Edward Gjeldum, Joseph Hughes, John Leonard, Joshua Oslin, Zachary Peterson, Justin Phillips, Jason Roach, Jimmy Rollins, Josh Santerre, Walter Swaggerty, Eric Van Slyke, and Ryan Woods, shortstops Fernando Cruz, Kyle Martin and Dennis Donovan, outfielders Hilton Richardson, David Lough, Partick Norris, Clinton Robinson, Wilson Tucker, Vincent Pennell, and Bryan Paukovits, c
Wow, Jimmy Rollins?

Also, is Eric Van Slyke any relation to Andy?
   62. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 17, 2007 at 07:03 PM (#2407118)
Not as detailed as AG's#1F at #45, but here's (I think) a longer Royals list from ESPN.com's Royals transactions:

I believe a lot of those are undrafted free agents.
   63. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 17, 2007 at 07:09 PM (#2407132)
   64. Matt in Toledo Posted: June 18, 2007 at 06:49 PM (#2408177)
These guys were all on a preliminary Oneonta roster, so I am safely assuming they're signed.

Devin Thomas, c, 7th
Chris White, of, 12th
Kody Kaiser, of, 15th
Mark Brackman, p, 16th
Noah Krol, p, 17th
Andrew Hess, p, 19th
Erik Crichton, p, 20th
Paul Nardozzi, p, 31st
   65. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 18, 2007 at 07:38 PM (#2408218)
BA has a variety of listings I haven't seen elsewhere, like Cole Abbott (NYM), in their db.
   66. Honkie Kong Posted: June 19, 2007 at 06:38 AM (#2409124)
I can't find a list but supposedly Braves have signed 14 out of their top 23, and Josh Fields going to sign tomm, with contract talks with Heyward almost set
   67. Brian Oliver Posted: June 19, 2007 at 04:04 PM (#2409428)
The Nationals signed another one:

44th rounder Clint Pridmore who was drafted as a 3B but is likely to play 1B for the GCL Nationals

Article
   68. Matt in Toledo Posted: June 19, 2007 at 05:08 PM (#2409520)
This isn't really new, but here's good evidence the Tigers have signed a couple others:

Justin Henry (9th pick)
Londell Taylor (14th pick)
   69. Don Guillote (The Cheat) Posted: June 19, 2007 at 09:13 PM (#2409797)
White Sox sign 15 (<a href="http://www.sportsfeatures.com/index.php?secti>link</a>) Poreda was signed last week.

1. Aaron Poreda, LHP, San Francisco U ($1.25M bonus)
4. Leroy Hunt, RHP, Sacramento CC
5. Nathan Jones, RHP, Northern Kentucky U
6. Johnnie Lowe, RHP, Point Loma Nazarene U
7. James Gallager, CF, Duke
12. Kevin Skogley, LHP, UNLV
13. Sergio Miranda, SS, Virginia Commonwealth U
15. Gregory Paiml, SS, U Alabama Tuscaloosa
17. Dale Mollenhauer, SS, East Carolina U
18. Levi Maxwell, RHP, West Virginia U
19. Thomas Mabee, RHP, Morehead State U
25. Daniel Albritton, RHP, Florida Southern College
36. Oney Guillen, 2B, Ozzie's Kid
45. Ronald Morales, LHP, Wichita State U

Not a single HSer has signed yet.
   70. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 19, 2007 at 09:17 PM (#2409802)
Today's BA transactions list (the regular blog, not the draft db) has loads of signings by team. It's not comprehensive, but many have not been reported here yet.

Not a signing, but a germane question: has the H1-B cap driven moratorium on rookie league age limits been extended this year (ex.: Appy normally limits teams to no more than 17 21+ year olds and 2 23+ yr olds, but that rule has been suspended the last few years)?
   71. Danny Posted: June 19, 2007 at 11:41 PM (#2409960)
The Oakland Athletics today announced that they have agreed to terms with three more players from the 2007 First-Year Player Draft held on June 7 and 8. The players are RHP James Simmons (1st round, UC Riverside), OF Corey Brown (compensation pick, Oklahoma State) and OF Raymond Rodriguez (24th, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy). link
   72. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 20, 2007 at 03:11 AM (#2410423)
Simmons has been sent to AA!
   73. Who Swished In Your Cornflakes? Posted: June 21, 2007 at 06:33 PM (#2412182)
Some signings of former Arkansas Razorbacks:

P Duke Welker, second round, Pittsburgh Pirates
— Welker will be assigned to the New York-Penn League's State College (Pa.) Spikes.

P Jess Todd, second round, St. Louis Cardinals
— Todd has been assigned to the New York-Penn League's Batavia (N.Y.) Muckdogs.

1B Danny Hamblin, 10th round, Oakland Athletics
— Hamblin debuted with the Northwest League Vancouver (B.C.) Canadians on Tuesday. He went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI.

C Brian Walker, 29th round, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
— Walker has been sent to the Pioneer League Orem (Utah) Owlz.

OF Jacob Julius, 33rd round, Baltimore Orioles
— Julius is with the Appalachian League Bluefield (W. Va.) Orioles.

Now if only Nick Schmidt would hurry up and sign with the San Diego Padres...
   74. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 21, 2007 at 06:40 PM (#2412199)
Astros sign Ohio State CB Devon Torrence and allow him to accept his OSU scholarship.
   75. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 21, 2007 at 06:57 PM (#2412221)
dixon will play football as a senior - i don't know about any limitations on a pro career. i think the bonus was around 150k.
   76. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 21, 2007 at 07:06 PM (#2412240)
Simmons has been sent to AA!


If he has, he hasn't been activated yet, and the local paper's been quiet about it. (Midland's Web site is one of those awful MiLB-sponsored ones...which give you no info at all)

-- MWE
   77. JC in DC Posted: June 21, 2007 at 07:45 PM (#2412288)
Mike:

Any word on the Chinese players signed by New York and Seattle? Is this just entering a market early (before, iow, it's ready), or are these guys legit prospects?
   78. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 22, 2007 at 05:37 PM (#2413024)
Seattle took a different tack from the Yankees. The two players signed by the Yankees are 19-year-olds; the Mariners signed a 28-YO catcher and 24-YO utility guy.

China is still behind the rest of the Far East in terms of talent, although the gap is narrowing, especially among the younger players. Both the Yankees and Mariners have been making noises about starting a baseball academy in China for a while now, and my guess is that these first players are being signed more for show than out of any real expectation that they will produce down the road.

-- MWE
   79. JC in DC Posted: June 22, 2007 at 05:43 PM (#2413026)
Thanks, Mike.

How great is this for baseball? I love the idea that eventually China will be producing MLB-quality talent.
   80. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 22, 2007 at 05:51 PM (#2413029)
I think we'll get a better read on the talent level in China after the Beijing Olympics. China is going all-out to build a team that can compete for a medal.

-- MWE
   81. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: June 22, 2007 at 06:26 PM (#2413056)
from Pete Abraham over at LoHud:

The Yankees finally released the list of players they signed.

5. RHP Adam Olbrychowski
7. 2B Damon Sublett
9. OF Austin Krum
12. RHP Manuel Barreda
13. RHP Nick Chigges
14. 3B Braedyn Pruitt
15. OF Dave Williams
17. RHP Ryan Zink
20. SS Ryan Wehrle
21. 2B Justin Snyder
22. RHP Craig Heyer
25. RHP Jason Kiley
26. OF Gary Gattis
27. 3B Brandon Laird
28. RHP Jeff Livek
29. RHP Matt Pilgreen
30. 2B Chris Carrara
32. 3B Brian Chavez
33. RHP Fred Jones
42. 1B Chris Raber
50. C Larry Day

Pre-draft signings
LHP Tim Dennehy
RHP Phil Bartleski
LHP Kyle Thomas

Undrafted FA signings
SS Robbie Minor (Evansville)
C Frank Lonigro (S.D. State)
RHP Alexy Still (Rowan)
RHP Mike Hyde (Fla. State)
C Freuny Parra (Connors State)
   82. Brian Oliver Posted: June 22, 2007 at 10:55 PM (#2413249)
The Nationals have now signed 29/53 with the signings of

4th round CA Derek Norris Goddard HS (KS) [was committed to Wichita St]
28th Round CF Boomer Whiting from Louisville
36th round RHP Martin Beno from Oklahoma State
   83. The Artist Posted: June 22, 2007 at 11:00 PM (#2413255)
Giants sign 31 picks:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2007/06/22/GSNOTES.TMP
   84. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 23, 2007 at 02:16 AM (#2413576)
I kind of like Beno. He was good at OSU (big time hitters park) with only okay stuff and in the past has flashed pretty good stuff. He's a penny stock, but one that could be eventually useful.
   85. Dan Turkenkopf Posted: June 23, 2007 at 04:48 PM (#2413982)
I'm headed to the Tri-City (Houston) / Oneonta (Detroit) game in the NYPL tonight. Anyone I should look for? It doesn't look like either team has anybody that compelling from the draft yet. Looks like the highest pick on either team is Houston's 5th rounder Collin DeLome a CF out of Lamar.
   86. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: June 23, 2007 at 05:07 PM (#2413996)
The Brewers signed #6 Dan Merklinger and #12 Wes Etheridge.
   87. Garth found his way to daylight Posted: June 25, 2007 at 08:47 PM (#2416926)
   88. Brian Oliver Posted: June 27, 2007 at 12:49 PM (#2419489)
The Nationals are now at 31/53 with the signings of

33rd round RHP Jeff McCollum from Southern University A&M
48th round RHP Kyle Gunderson from Rice University
   89. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: June 27, 2007 at 12:52 PM (#2419491)
Tim Bascom had a very nice debut.
   90. Who Swished In Your Cornflakes? Posted: June 29, 2007 at 06:43 PM (#2422438)
San Diego Padres signed their first-round pick in this year's draft, left-hander and former Arkansas Razorback Nick Schmidt. He got a $1.29 million signing bonus.
   91. Rouglas Odor Eaters Posted: July 01, 2007 at 11:15 PM (#2425949)
Bo Greenwell, son of Mike, signed with the Tribe.
   92. Brian Oliver Posted: July 03, 2007 at 12:20 PM (#2427546)
Nationals sign #49 pick OF Michael Burgess out of Hillsborough HS. No terms disclosed.
   93. Brian Oliver Posted: July 03, 2007 at 03:03 PM (#2427630)
The Nationals also signed 5th round pick RHP Brad Meyers from Loyola Marymount. 33/53 picks under contract with three big names left to watch out for (1st rounder Ross Detwiler, supplemental 1st rounder Josh Smoker, and the long long long longshot 6th rounder Jack McGeary)
   94. Brian Oliver Posted: July 05, 2007 at 03:35 PM (#2429560)
The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with Missouri State University LHP Ross Detwiler, the sixth overall selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. No bonus info provided.
   95. Brian Oliver Posted: July 06, 2007 at 12:26 PM (#2430777)
Detwiler signed for a $2.15M bonus, down roughly 10% from the average bonus given to prior #6 overall picks (I excluded Andrew Miller's major league deal from the calculation).
   96. Xander Posted: August 08, 2007 at 04:03 PM (#2476890)
Looks like Sox fifth rounder Will Middlebrooks is going to sign for over slot.
   97. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 08, 2007 at 04:42 PM (#2476922)
Jim Callis did a survey of MLB execs and the consensus seems to be that every first rounder will sign. Once one high pick signs, expect a flood of announcements.
   98. Xander Posted: August 08, 2007 at 04:43 PM (#2476923)
This system is pretty stupid.
   99. 1k5v3L Posted: August 11, 2007 at 06:07 PM (#2481053)
Jim Callis: http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=190


The Diamondbacks signed North Carolina high school outfielder Tyrell Worthington, their fifth-round pick, to a $220,000 bonus. The recommendation for his slot (No. 163) was $143,100, which he exceeded by $76,900....

Worthington is still raw as a baseball player, but his power-speed combination is enticing. Because he was a two-sport star—he rushed for 2,591 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior and signed a football scholarship with East Carolina as a running back—Arizona can spread his bonus over five years. MLB has calculated the net present value of his deal as $169,790.
   100. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 13, 2007 at 05:12 PM (#2483387)
Braves inked first round 1B Jason Heyward. $1.7 M signing bonus.
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