Category Archives: MLB Draft

Draft or Doctor? South Florida’s Koscso Has Options

South Florida’s Jonathan Koscso isn’t hanging his fate on Monday’s MLB Draft. While the third baseman for South Florida loves baseball, he has other plans: medical school. Continue reading Draft or Doctor? South Florida’s Koscso Has Options

Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 1-24)

Welcome to my yearly Pre-season college baseball top 99 (draft eligible) players. (Part 1: 99-75|Part 2: 74-50|Part 3: 25-49) This list is not meant to be a prediction of draft position, although in some sense it wont be too far off. My list is more about who I think will have more success at the next level. This is not a science. It is purely my opinion after watching video, talking to scouts and scouting some of the players personally. This is the pre-season list which in all honesty shouldn’t really even be attempted. A chunk of these players won’t even be in the story by years end and many others will need to be included. This list is purely a vehicle to make you aware of what the college landscape and the MLB draft might look like. I will do this all over again after the college season is over. Questions and comments can be commented on below and you can also find me on Twitter @bkmhoxx. Continue reading Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 1-24)

Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 25-49)

Welcome to my yearly Pre-season college baseball top 99 (draft eligible) players. (PART 1|Part 2) This list is not meant to be a prediction of draft position, although in some sense it wont be too far off. My list is more about who I think will have more success at the next level. This is not a science. It is purely my opinion after watching video, talking to scouts and scouting some of the players personally. This is the pre-season list which in all honesty shouldn’t really even be attempted. A chunk of these players won’t even be in the story by years end and many others will need to be included. This list is purely a vehicle to make you aware of what the college landscape and the MLB draft might look like. I will do this all over again after the college season is over. Questions and comments can be commented on below and you can also find me on Twitter @bkmhoxx. Continue reading Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 25-49)

Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 74-50)

By: Aman Reaka
Welcome to my yearly Pre-season college baseball top 99 (draft eligible) players. (PART 1) This list is not meant to be a prediction of draft position, although in some sense it wont be too far off. My list is more about who I think will have more success at the next level. This is not a science. It is purely my opinion after watching video, talking to scouts and scouting some of the players personally. This is the pre-season list which in all honesty shouldn’t really even be attempted. A chunk of these players won’t even be in the story by years end and many others will need to be included. This list is purely a vehicle to make you aware of what the college landscape and the MLB draft might look like. I will do this all over again after the college season is over. Questions and comments can be commented on below and you can also find me on Twitter @bkmhoxx. Continue reading Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 74-50)

Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 75-99)

By: Aman Reaka
Welcome to my yearly Pre-season college baseball top 99 (draft eligible) players. This list is not meant to be a prediction of draft position, although in some sense it wont be too far off. My list is more about who I think will have more success at the next level. This is not a science. It is purely my opinion after watching video, talking to scouts and scouting some of the players personally. This is the pre-season list which in all honesty shouldn’t really even be attempted. A chunk of these players won’t even be in the story by years end and many others will need to be included. This list is purely a vehicle to make you aware of what the college landscape and the MLB draft might look like. I will do this all over again after the college season is over. Questions and comments can be commented on below and you can also find me on Twitter @bkmhoxx.
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2010 MLB Rule 5 Draft Results

Major League Baseball held the Rule 5 Draft yesterday during the Winter Meetings. If a player is selected in the Rule 5 draft, they need to be placed on a MLB roster for the next season and if they are put in the minor leagues, they will go back to the previous squad. The system was put into place to eliminate the ability for squads to stockpile young players in their system when other squads would have that player in the major leagues.  Continue reading 2010 MLB Rule 5 Draft Results

Barret Loux signs with the Texas Rangers

On Friday, Barret Loux formerly of Texas A&M signed a free agent contract with the Texas Rangers. He was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Loux ended up coming to an agreement with the D-Backs for over 2 million dollars but ended up failing his physical due to shoulder issues that were discovered during the examination. The D-Backs refused to negotiate with Loux anymore after this discovery. Continue reading Barret Loux signs with the Texas Rangers

College Baseball Players Representing in 2010 MLB World Series

WorldSeriesLogoThe 2010 MLB World Series starts up on Wednesday with the San Francisco Giants hosting the Texas Rangers. Cliff Lee (Arkansas) will take the ball for the Rangers while the Giants will send Tim Lincecum (Washington) to the hill. The best conference this season with getting players into the World Series is the SEC as they have six alums of universities. The University of Miami, UC-Santa Barbara, and LSU are the leaders in alums participating with two each. Miami has Aubrey Huff and Pat Burrell while UC-Santa Barbara has Barry Zito and Michael Young. The LSU Tigers have both Mike Fontenot and Brian Wilson participating in the fall classic. The full list is below.

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Former Texas A&M RHP Barret Loux Works Out

Barret Loux worked out for 14 MLB teams on Friday afternoon in College Station, Texas. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the sixth overall pick but failed his physical due to shoulder and elbow concerns according to multiple reports. MLB declared Loux a free agent and gave the Diamondbacks compensatory picks. You can check out the MyFoxHouston report below which fails to talk about the reason the Diamondbacks failed to sign him.

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Q and A with UNC alum Dustin Ackley

DustinAckleyUNC Former North Carolina infielder Dustin Ackley has been on the fast track to the major leagues since leading North Carolina to the College World Series in 2009. He was the number 2 overall selection in the 2009 MLB Draft behind Stephen Strasburg. He started the 2010 season in Double A with the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx where he played in 82 games hitting .263 with two homers and 28 RBI as he adjusted to a new position at second base. He ended up being promoted to the Tacoma Rainiers where he played in 52 games with a .274 batting average while hitting five homers and driving in 23 runs.

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