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Monday, May 23, 2016

Uncertainty Reigns With Draft Just Three Weeks Away - BaseballAmerica.com

This year’s draft sounds even riskier than normal.

“There’s more comfort this year with the high school class than the college class,” one scouting director said. “It’s not a clear-cut Top 10 group . . . not as high-end a group as you would have hoped for this year.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 23, 2016 at 06:45 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Saturday, May 21, 2016

A.J. Puk at No. 1 in latest MLB mock Draft | MLB.com

Senzel at #2?

Jim Furtado Posted: May 21, 2016 at 11:08 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: amateur draft, mock drafts

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

MLB needs to tweak draft to create greater disincentives for losing | FOX Sports

Team which lose are given a bigger budget. Why not tie the difference to the luxury tax threshold and revenue sharing system? Right now the Reds have a pool of $13,923,700. The Cubs have a pool of $2,245,100. Why not strike a balance? Let the Cubs a little more room under the threshold?

The difference between the two, $5.64 million, is $1.14 million greater than the difference was in 2012, the first year of the CBA. How meaningful is that growth? Well, $1.14 million is the approximate value of a mid-second round pick.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 06, 2016 at 12:09 PM | 62 comment(s)
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Draft prospect Jason Groome dominates in start | MLB.com

A left-handed high school pitcher is the number one draft prospect. I kid you not.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 06, 2016 at 05:25 AM | 0 comment(s)
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