Dec 26, 2011, 12:44pm CST
March 28, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Mike Zunino Is Top College Catcher
Like you didn't know that already, but John Sickels seems to confirm it over at Minor League Ball. Here's what he has to say about the powerful catcher from Florida:
March 26, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Weekend Stat Leaders In College Ranks
Baseball America's always-insightful recap of the weekend of top draft picks has some great stuff.Here are some of its top performers from last week:
March 22, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: C.J. Hinojosa, SS, Klein Collins HS
Really great write-up on the Houston area's best draft prospect for 2012, Klein Collins shortstop C.J. Hinojosa.
March 22, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Mark Appel Makes His Case for 1-1
At least, that's what FanGraphs is hearing. Eno Sarris has a very nice article over there on Appel and the importance of his changeup to his effectiveness.
March 21, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Deven Marrero, SS, Arizona State
Wouldn't it be weird if the Houston Astros, after passing up on Derek Jeter for Phil Nevin the last time they had the No. 1 pick, also passed on the poor man's Derek Jeter?
March 19, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Luhnow, Houston Astros Preparing For Top Pick
Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle has a good story about how the Houston Astros are preparing for the No. 1 overall pick in this June's draft.
March 13, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford
Project Prospect has a breakdown of the big Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, who came into this college season as the best bet to land in the No. 1 overall pick. However, a slow start has raised concerns. None of those were present when Wes Yee looked at him against Rice last Friday:
March 13, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Spotlight on LSU Right-Hander Kevin Gausman
Baseball America turns its spotlight on a guy that has made quite a bit of noise already this college season. The big draft-eligible sophomore has struck out 31 in 27 innings this season and threw an absolute gem last Friday against Michigan. What did BA have to say about him?
March 9, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Giolito's Injury and Draft Caps
Okay, so Baseball America basically agrees that talented California righthander Lucas Giolito's injury will cause his draft stock to fall. Just a little decrease probably rules him out for the top overall pick, but where will he end up?
March 7, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Lucas Giolito Has Elbow Injury
According to John Klima at Baseball Beginnings, Giolito's MRI said he only has a sprain which will not require surgery.
March 1, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Looking At The High School Pitchers
There's a certain folly in trying to analyze and discuss the MLB draft before late March. That's because so much can change after teams start, you know, playing in the spring.
February 28, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: Lucas Giolito, RHP, California HS
That's exactly what he does in talking about Harvard-Westlake HS righthander Lucas Giolito, one of the few high schoolers who may be considered for Houston's No. 1 overall pick.
February 26, 2012
Astros Sunday Roundup: Three Months Until 2012 Amateur Draft
Three months until the 2012 amateur draft and the Astros first selection since Phil Nevin in 1992. But will it be Stanford's Mark Appel?
February 15, 2012
MLB Draft 2012: A Look At The Top Five College Prospects
In this article over at Minor League Ball, Matt Garrioch breaks down the top five college players in this draft. There aren't any new names on here, but a few that jump out are:
January 16, 2012
2012 MLB Draft: Lucas Giolito, RHP, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
One of those is young righty Lucas Giolito, who has the power fastball to be a No. 1 starter down the road. Our favorite scouting site, Baseball Prospect Report, has an updated story on Giolito, talking about his all-important secondary stuff.
December 26, 2011
Updated 2012 Draft Order Is Out
The upshot is that Houston will have the 1st, 41st and 64th picks in the draft next June and will have about $7 million to spend on that top pick.