Category Archives: MLB Draft

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2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 15th

The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight tonight to sign their draft picks or they will head to college for the 2012 season. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country from the weekend. We will have a new thread article up starting around noon on Monday with the latest news and notes from our team of reporters. Continue reading

ASU’s Brandon Magee ruptures Achilles Tendon in Football practice

Updated: August 15th at 1:30pm
Quick note from ASU football practice Saturday as senior linebacker  Brandon Magee ruptured an achilles tendon. Magee has appeared in 27 games with 3 starts as a DH and outfielder for Arizona State baseball over the past 3 seasons.  The Dodges ended up selecting him in the 27th round of this year’s draft but Magee decided to return to school to complete his football career and eventually get drafted into the NFL. Continue reading

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2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 9th

The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight on August 15th to sign their draft picks or they will head to college for the 2012 season. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.  Continue reading

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2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 8th

The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight on August 15th to sign their draft picks or they will head to college for the 2012 season. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country. Continue reading

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2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 6th

The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have till midnight on August 15th to sign their prospects or they will head to college. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.

Clemson signee Daniel Norris,  out Johnson City, TN and Science Hill High School was in Dunedin, Florida to have his physical according to a tweet from Keith Law on Friday afternoon. Norris was selected with the 74th overall pick but was widely considered to be the top lefthanded arm in the 2011 MLB Draft. If the news is true about him being in Dunedin for a physical, it would mean that the Blue Jays have started to seriously consider signing him and a deal could be coming soon.  Continue reading

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CBD Column: 2011 Cape Cod All-Star Game Players to Watch

The Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game takes place this evening at Fenway Park. The Cape League All-Star game routinely features the best prospects for the upcoming year’s draft. This year’s All-Star game is no different then usual as many players will go in the first three rounds of the draft next season. You can check out CBD Senior Writer Kat Cornetta and CBD Editor Brian Foley’s Live Blog from the game by clicking here. Here are five pitchers and hitters to watch in the game on Friday night. Continue reading

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UGA’s Johnathan Taylor Drafted by Texas Rangers

One of the craziest things I have ever seen, the Texas Rangers selected Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor in the 33rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft. In case you don’t know, Taylor was seriously injured on March 6th when he had a collision with teammate Zach Cone which injured the C-5 and C-6 vertebrae. He has shown some improvement but still has very little movement below his waist. Do you think the Rangers made a bad selection so early in the Draft when it is highly unlikely that Taylor will ever play baseball again? Is the MLB Draft too long when teams are wasting 33rd round picks on players? We have included some fan reactions below and feel free to leave your comments. Continue reading

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Anthony Rendon prepares for 2011 MLB Draft

By: Austin Staton
HOUSTON, Texas – His season didn’t pan out as it was scripted but Monday evening brings a new chapter to light in the illustrious career of Rice standout Anthony Rendon.

As the defending national player of the year and a two-time All-American honoree, Rendon entered his junior campaign as the consensus top position prospect for the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Continue reading