Archive for the 'Draft' Category

Who will develop into MLB’s next dominant starters, and how were they acquired?

We know most aces are found in the first round of the draft. What’s happened to recent first-round pitchers?

How soon can we tell when a pitcher has the potential to be an ace?

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know, but if you’re being drafted, does it matter where you’re from?

Which colleges produce the most major leaguers? And the role of analysis.

The new CBA has its faults, but one big positive was bumping up the signing date so draftees can get their feet wet in the minors.

The latest in the business of baseball.

Which look to make a solid impact—and which were head-scratching picks?

And the value of playing in a Red Sox uniform.

Bud Selig still wants hard slotting in the amateur draft. What should we expect if he gets it?

Imagine if past drafts were just a little bit different: The “What ifs?” of draft day.

As a preview to Monday’s first-year player draft, we take a stab at how things could shape up in the first round.

Looking at the first ten rounds of the last ten years.

Behavioral patterns beyond the realm of expected utility.

A look at my home league draft.

This rule impacts the major league draft every year, as well as some top-level pitching prospects in the past few years.

If the Red Sox don’t draft Reggie Harris, do they trade for Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek?

In which the Tigers don’t throw away their first two picks.

With Desmond Jennings and Jeremy Hellickson long gone it’s time to turn to stealth prospects.

A look at which players most appeared on winning teams in public fantasy leagues.