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Milwaukee Brewers: 3 Outfield Prospects To Know For MLB Draft

The MLB Draft is just a few short weeks away. Here at Reviewing the Brew, we’ll be looking at several potential Milwaukee Brewers draft picks in the lead up to the 2019 Draft. It’s no secret by this point that David Stearns and the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers front office love to stockpile outfielders. […] Milwaukee Brewers: 3 Outfield Prospects To Know For MLB Draft - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bless You Boys

2019 MLB draft profile: OF Hunter Bishop

Bishop is an accomplished college hitter, but one with an enormous ceiling too. Earlier this week, we extolled the benefits of finding a true five-tool talent in the MLB draft. Teams have been looking for these elusive creatures for decades now, but it’s rare that they actually realize their full potential. It’s why we are plenty okay with the Detroit Tigers taking a lumbering slugger, because Andrew Vaughn is an incredibly polished hitter who would move very quickly through the farm system. If they were to go in another direction, however, there are plenty of talented, toolsy prospects...

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Blaine Knight confident he’s on the right path towards Orioles

FREDERICK, Md.—Blaine Knight’s second start for the Frederick Keys was nothing to be embarrassed about. It just wasn’t as sharp as his first. Knight, a 23-year-old right-hander, who was the Orioles’ third-round draft choice from the University of Arkansas in 2018, had a superb debut for the Keys a week ago. He allowed a run […]

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Chiefs: Rookie expectations for Nick Allegretti

The Kansas City Chiefs spent their final pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Nick Allegretti, an offensive guard out of Illinois. What can Allegretti provide the Chiefs as a rookie? Depth along the offensive line is important in the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs showed they realized that by drafting an offensive guard […] Kansas City Chiefs: Rookie expectations for Nick Allegretti - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

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Draft Prospects You Should Know: Hylan Hall

This toolsy TNXL Academy outfielder could be available for the White Sox in the fifth round When you have the No. 3 overall pick, it’s never too soon to take a quick peek into this year’s MLB draft. This year’s draft class is loaded with excellent hitting prospects, but is relatively weak on the pitching side. Draft Prospects You Should Know is a new series that features prospects who the White Sox could pursue in this year’s draft. As the June draft nears, we’ll return to many of these athletes and provide updates on whether their stocks are rising (or falling). Age listed as...

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ESPN ranks former Rangers selection Matt Purke among biggest busts of 2009 MLB draft

Matt Purke may have never played for the Rangers, but his name will be certainly be etched in the team's history. As the 10-year anniversary of the 2009 MLB draft approaches, ESPN.com put together a list of the biggest busts of that year's draft and included Purke among the 22 first-rounders that are considered "busts." All of the selections were among the top 32 overall in the 2009 draft. The Texas high schooler was selected by the Rangers 14th overall, but did not sign with the team. Purke was drafted amidst the Rangers financial problems, with the team having to run their decisions by an...

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Atlanta Braves MLB Draft: 10 best 1st round picks of last 30 years

With the MLB Draft approaching, we look back at the 10 best first-round picks by the Atlanta Braves over the last 30 years. The MLB Draft is not as exact as other sports, which is why it’s not nearly as popular. As you’ll see from the Atlanta Braves first-round picks, they are anything but guarantees. […] Atlanta Braves MLB Draft: 10 best 1st round picks of last 30 years - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Atlanta Braves Mock Draft Review: Quinn Priester Makes Updated Fangraphs List

Mock MLB Draft 2.0 has been released by Fangraphs, and this latest list now includes the Atlanta Braves first round compensation pick. Over the last month or so, we here at Tomahawk Take have reviewed several different mock drafts, going a step further in an attempt to collect more information on some of these potential […] Atlanta Braves Mock Draft Review: Quinn Priester Makes Updated Fangraphs List - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 25: Bryce Bush

After accepting his specs, this very young cornerman should bound up our prospect charts Bryce Bush6´0´´200 poundsBats: RightAge: 19SSS rank among all third basemen in the system: 2 [In honor of it being “Bryce Bush Day” here at SSS, I figured it would make sense to bump up the release of Bush as our No. 25 prospect to today. If you haven’t read Dan Victor’s excellent profile on the Bush boys (father and son), do it now. We’ll wait. — BB] Most fans, including yours truly, believed that drafting Bush in the 33rd round of last year’s draft was more or less a goodwill...

The Crawfish Boxes

2019 MLB Draft Profile: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

Identified early in the process for his loud stuff, Espino has enjoyed a terrific 2019 campaign and is a strong bet to find a home on day one. Measureables: Height: 6’4” Weight: 200 lbs. Bats/Throws: R/R FB velo- Sits 93-96, T100 College commitment: LSU Player Summary Long touted as one of the top prospects in the class thanks to his early velocity and ability to spin the ball, Espino is an explosive athlete with likely the best now stuff of any pitcher in the prep class. The 6’4” righty has a unique delivery with big movements, but has the athleticism to repeat it consistently,...

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Rays prospects and minor leagues: McClanahan strikes out 9 in Hot Rods win

The Rays’ second pick from the 2018 draft has been effective lately. Last season, the Quad Cities River Bandits set a minor league baseball record when they struck out 1,514 batters. At the pace they’re on, if the 2019 Hot Rods pitch as many innings as Quad Cities did last season, they’ll strike out 1,506 batters. There are still a lot of games to play, and the roster will surely change throughout the season. Triple-A Durham Bulls (24-16) Ryan Yarbrough pitched well in Durham’s 9-5 win over Rochester. The lefty allowed two runs in six innings and struck out 10 — his most since he...

South Side Sox

Draft Prospects You Should Know: Bryant Packard

The East Carolina OF is heating up along with the temperature, and could be a nice pickup in the fifth round or beyond When you have the No. 3 overall pick, it’s never too soon to take a quick peek into this year’s MLB draft. This year’s draft class is loaded with excellent hitting prospects, but is relatively weak on the pitching side. Draft Prospects You Should Know is a new series that features prospects who the White Sox could pursue in this year’s draft. As the June draft nears, we’ll return to many of these athletes and provide updates on whether their stocks are rising (or...

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Examining Possible Arizona Draft Strategies

With seven selections on the first night of the draft, what might the Diamondbacks do? The 2019 MLB draft is a strange one in many ways. First and most importantly, the Arizona Diamondbacks have seven picks on the first night of the draft. However, there a number of other points about this draft that set it apart from other, recent drafts. Notably, this draft has some elite impact talent at the top, but then falls off into a large pool of very talented prospects with bust floors but strong ceilings. College pitching, which usually comprises close to half of the first round talent, is...

Royals Review

Names to know for the Royals 2019 draft

This might not be my favorite time of the year (to be honest...I do love Christmas time) but MLB draft season is among my favorite times of the year. Every year I digitally pen the same thing: the MLB draft doesn’t get as much hype as the NFL draft. I mention how long it takes MLB players to get to the majors compared to their football peers and how the Golden Spikes Award isn’t even in the same hype stratosphere as the Heisman Award (seriously can you name three of the five past Golden Spikes winners? - answers at the end). Okay, you get it. The Royals for the first time since 2007...

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Knicks no longer asleep at the wheel at the NBA Draft Combine

CHICAGO – The Knicks’ station, situated conveniently near the entrance, is a hot spot at the combine. Former players like Tim Hardaway and Richard Hamilton, former executives like Stu Jackson, TV personalities like Kenny Smith — they all flock to New York’s contingent, it seems, more so than the...

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Cam Vieaux Impressing So Far

The Pittsburgh Pirates do not have a whole lot of quality left-handed pitching prospects in their system.  The team may have one developing in Double-A. In the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates decided to go heavy on pitching through the first few rounds.  In fact, the team took five pitchers with their […] Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Cam Vieaux Impressing So Far - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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2019 MLB draft profile: 3B Kody Hoese

Hoese is hitting over .400 with 23 home runs in 2019. While they sit in the middle of the pack among American League teams in terms of WAR, the Detroit Tigers have not had a great success rate with second round picks in their history. Hall of Famer Alan Trammell is the obvious exception here, but the list thins out quickly after that. Brandon Inge had a nice career, of course, but next on the WAR leaderboard is lefthander Drew Smyly, whose career has been sidetracked by injuries. Things might be turning around, though. Former second round pick Spencer Turnbull looks like the real deal so...

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Cole Winn debuts, Joe Palumbo pitches

Two of the Rangers top pitching prospects were on the mound this evening The Texas Rangers used their first round draft pick in 2018 — the #15 pick overall — on high school righthanded pitcher Cole Winn, who didn’t pitch in official game action after signing, as the Rangers put him and several other prep pitchers in a “de-load” program last summer. Winn made his professional debut tonight for the Hickory Crawdads, going two shutout innings before allowing a pair of runs in the third. His final line was 3 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 Ks, 2 walks, 2 wild pitches. A couple of hitters had...

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Chiefs: Rookie expectations for Darwin Thompson

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Darwin Thompson in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft and it was arguably the most exciting pick this year for the franchise. What can the Utah State product provide in 2019? A year ago, running back wouldn’t have even been on the map when it came to what […] Kansas City Chiefs: Rookie expectations for Darwin Thompson - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

South Side Sox

Draft prospects you should know: Will Rigney

This power-pitching Texan prep could be available anywhere between the third and fifth rounds When you have the No. 3 overall pick, it’s never too soon to take a quick peek into this year’s MLB draft. This year’s draft class is loaded with excellent hitting prospects, but is relatively weak on the pitching side. Draft Prospects You Should Know is a new series that features prospects who the White Sox could pursue in this year’s draft. As the June draft nears, we’ll return to many of these athletes and provide updates on whether their stocks are rising (or falling). Age listed as...

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The 2019 MLB Draft

The Diamondbacks find themselves with eights of the first 93 picks in the draft, along with the largest draft bonus pool. The 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft is right around the corner. The Arizona Diamondbacks will enter the draft with eight picks in the top 93 and the second-largest draft bonus pool ever. So, what does all that really mean for the Diamondbacks? Between now and draft day, readers can follow this thread to find out.

Pinstripe Alley

A look back at the Yankees’ 2017 draft class

The Yankees selected a bounty of pitchers in the 2017 draft, many of who are among their top 30 prospects Last week I took a look at the Yankees’ 2018 draft class to see how some of their selections have performed in their first taste of professional baseball. Some of their draft picks got off to hot starts in rookie ball and a couple players have started to stand out as potential steals, but the sample sizes are so small that it’s hard to make a real evaluation in a lot of cases. This week I took a look at the 2017 draft class to get a feel for how the Yankees did in their draft...

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2019 MLB Draft Basics

Just what does the upcoming draft situation look like for the Arizona Diamondbacks and what does it all mean? The 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft is set to take place on Monday June 3rd. Through a combination of fortunes, both good and bad, trades, and free agent departures, the Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed seven of the top-75 selections and eight of the first 93 in this years draft. This upcoming draft is, without a doubt, the most significant moment in Mike Hazen’s tenure as General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. When Hazen was brought aboard as GM in September of 2015, he...

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2019 Texas Rangers draft preview: Kody Hoese

Taking a look at potential Texas Rangers draft pick Kody Hoese 2019 MLB Draft Preview: Kody Hoese scouting report The 2019 MLB Draft is just two and a half weeks away — the first round kicks off on June 3, 2019 — its time to start offering capsule looks at players the Texas Rangers could select with their top picks. The Rangers’ first round pick is at #8, their second round pick is at #50, and they have Milwaukee’s competitive balance pick, acquired in the Alex Claudio trade, which is #41. Leading up to draft day, we will be doing writeups of some of the players who could end up...

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Pittsburgh Pirates: FanGraphs’ 2019 Mock Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 18th overall pick in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft.  Here is the latest prediction for the team. One of the biggest times of the year is just two weeks away for the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Major League Baseball Draft starting on June 3rd.  Sites such as MLB Pipeline, […] Pittsburgh Pirates: FanGraphs’ 2019 Mock Draft - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Detroit Tigers designate Reed Garrett for assignment

Reed Garrett, selected by the Detroit Tigers in the Rule 5 Draft from Texas, has been designated for assignment Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Reed Garrett, who was selected from the Texas Rangers by Detroit in the Rule 5 Draft this past offseason, has been designated for assignment. The Tigers now have seven days to trade, waive or release Garrett. Garrett, 26, was a 16th round draft pick out of VMI by the Rangers in 2014. A righthander, Garrett split 2018 between Frisco and Round Rock, putting up a 2.04 ERA in 61.2 IP, with 61 Ks and 17 unintentional walks. He was considered a...

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Dodgers to promote Kyle Garlick, Matt Beaty from Triple-A Oklahoma City

Garlick, a 28th-round draft pick out of Cal Poly Pomona, gets his first major league call-up. It's the second MLB stint for Beaty.

Did Kyler Murray really close the door on baseball? | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Kyler Murray released a statement saying he's committed to football, but Mike Florio still sees his path to the Athletics and baseball open until he gets selected in the NFL draft. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #KylerMurray »

Kyler Murray awkwardly dodges questions about NFL or MLB choice | The Dan Patrick Show | NBC Sports

Heisman-winning quarterback Kyler Murray joined Dan Patrick and awkwardly dodged questions about how he will prepare for the NFL draft and spring training with the Oakland Athletics. #NBCSports #DanPatrickShow #KylerMurray »

Yankees deal Sonny Gray to Cincinnati

The Yankees have dealt RHP Sonny Gray to Cincinnati for minor-league 2B Shed Long and a draft pick - and have subsequently dealt Long to Seattle for minor-league OF Josh Stowers. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: youtu