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Astros Sunday Roundup: Mark Appel "Rumored" To Be Draft's No.1 Pick


Jim Bowden thinks the Astros will pick Mark Appel tomorrow. Who knows until Bud Selig announces it?

White Sox and the Amateur Draft


"ARLINGTON, Texas — With the amateur draft less than two weeks away, scouting director Doug Laumann believes a deep, pitching-heavy draft will enable the White Sox to get some "pretty good players" despite not having a pick until No. 47. "I've eliminated 20 to 25 guys," said Laumann, who won't have a first-round pick because of the free-agent signing of Adam Dunn. "The claim that people are saying this is the best draft in 20 years, I don't have a great feel for. But at 47, I feel there are a lot of quality guys who will be there around the second, third and fourth rounds."

What's the best Islanders draft class pre-'79?


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Red Sox Amending Bridge Period Via Draft


The Boston Red Sox's first four draft picks in 2010 were made with an eye on the immediate future, as the club attempts to amend the "bridge period."

The Star's Richard Griffin tries his hand at scouting


Love this old quote by AA on how he views the amateur draft: "An average draft is getting one above-average player," Anthopoulos said after taking over in October. "If we can go from one to two (per draft), while certainly there's an incremental cost, the value to our organization will be tenfold."

BCB Interview: unsigned RHP Colt Farrar


Watching the scramble to sign draft picks as the August 15 deadline approached, Brewers fans could sit back and relax, knowing their team had already signed its first 26 draft picks and 36 of their...

Lawrie compared favorably to Joe Mauer


"'The last time the tournament was here there were some tremendous kids like Joe Mauer and Jeremy Bonderman,' said Zuk. 'There were probably more big name players in that tournament (2000), than there are this year, but it's pretty hard to say anybody has been better than Brett Lawrie in either tournament.'" Also of note is that Lawrie is indeed playing catcher for the Canadian Juniors team.

BCB Interview: LHP Lucas Luetge


Rice University is a college baseball powerhouse with a history of producing blue-chip pitching prospects, which over the last few years have included players like Jeff Niemann, Phil Humber, Wade...

BCB Interview: CF Cutter Dykstra


When talking to Cutter Dykstra, it becomes immediately apparent that while he treasures his father's wisdom and advice, he's out to make a name for himself. That said, if you saw Lenny Dykstra...

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