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06-13

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Perfect Game Presents: College World Series Preview
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Kendall Rogers

06-09

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Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part Two
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Allan Simpson

06-05

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Perfect Game Presents: 2014 Mock Draft, Version Three
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Perfect Game

06-03

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Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part One
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Allan Simpson

05-30

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Perfect Game Presents: 2014 MLB Draft Rankings: Nos. 1-100
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Allan Simpson

05-29

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Perfect Game Presents: 2014 MLB Draft Rankings: Nos. 101-200
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Allan Simpson

05-28

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Perfect Game Presents: 2014 MLB Draft Rankings: Nos. 201-300
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Allan Simpson

05-27

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Perfect Game Presents: 2014 MLB Mock Draft, Version Two
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David Rawnsley

02-26

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Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL East
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Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

02-10

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Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL Central
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Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

01-23

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Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL West
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Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

01-07

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Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL East
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Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

12-03

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Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL Central
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Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

11-14

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Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL West
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Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

08-06

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Perfect Game Presents: East Coast Pro Top Prospects
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David Rawnsley

06-14

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Perfect Game Presents: College World Series Preview
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Kendall Rogers

06-13

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Perfect Game Presents: NL Draft Wrap
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Patrick Ebert

06-12

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Perfect Game Presents: AL Draft Recap
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Frankie Piliere

06-06

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Perfect Game Presents: MLB Mock Draft
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Patrick Ebert

06-06

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Perfect Game Presents: MLB Draft Prospect Reports 1-25
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Allan Simpson

06-05

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Perfect Game Presents: MLB Draft Prospect Reports 26-50
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Allan Simpson

06-04

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Perfect Game Presents: MLB Draft Prospect Reports 51-100
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Allan Simpson

05-13

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Perfect Game Presents: PG Pre-Draft to be Live-Streamed
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Jeff Dahn

04-18

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Perfect Game Presents: Updated 2013 Top 100 Draft Rankings
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Allan Simpson

03-29

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Perfect Game Presents: 2013 Rookie of the Year Candidates
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David Rawnsley

02-21

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Perfect Game Presents: An Ace Showcase
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Kendall Rogers

02-08

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Perfect Game Presents: UNC Building a Championship Team
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Kendall Rogers

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June 13, 2014 6:00 am

Perfect Game Presents: College World Series Preview

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Kendall Rogers

Breaking down the contenders for the national title.

More coverage: College World Series central



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In the second installment of a two-part series, Allan takes you through 25 notable moments and events in draft history.

50 Years of the MLB Draft, Part 1

26. Inexact Science: Part I,I
Being drafted in the first round is no guarantee of future major-league stardom, much less even reaching the promised land. Among 1,198 players selected in the first round (June, regular phase only) from 1965-2009, only 827—or 69.0 percent—had ascended to the big leagues by the start of the 2014 season (no provision has been made for first-rounders drafted from 2010-13). Understandably, the success rate for first-round draft picks has climbed through the years as baseball scouting has become more sophisticated. From 1965-74, in the first decade of the draft’s existence, the success rate of first-rounders was only 62.9 percent; in the five-year period from 2005-09, it had jumped to 76.3 percent. But it has not been a steady, upward trend, as 75.2 percent of first-rounders reached the big leagues in the decade from 1985-94, while only 67.7 percent were successful from 1995-2004.


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One last stab at projecting the top 41 picks in today's MLB draft.

Contributing: Allan Simpson, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold, Kendall Rogers, Nick Faleris, Jason Parks, Ronit Shah

2014 Draft content | Mock Draft v. 1 | Mock Draft v. 2 | PG Draft LIVE! pick tracker and chat

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In the first of a two-part series, Allan takes you through 25 of the most notable moments and events in draft history.

Major League Baseball is conducting its 50th first-year player draft this week, and we thought it would be a golden opportunity to take a 50-year retrospective on the baseball draft as part of our general preview coverage of this year’s proceedings.

Naturally, we’ve enlisted our resident draft historian, Allan Simpson, to take a look back at some of the highlights—and lowlights—of the draft through the years and shed some of his own perspective on how the draft has evolved, and the impact it has had on the game.

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The final installment in a three-part Perfect Game series looking at the top prospects in the 2014 amateur draft.

2014 MLB Draft Preview Content

Please note that the players are ranked on the basis of raw talent, with minor consideration given to any signability issues—or, in more cases, possible injuriesthat might impact a player’s standing in the draft.

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The second installment in Perfect Game's look at the top prospects in the 2014 amateur draft.

2014 MLB Draft Preview Content

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The first installment in Perfect Game's look at the top prospects in the 2014 amateur draft.

2014 Perfect Game MLB Draft Preview Content

High school players highlighted in blue
Junior College players highlighted in grey





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May 27, 2014 6:00 am

Perfect Game Presents: 2014 MLB Mock Draft, Version Two

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David Rawnsley

The Perfect Game staff predicts the first round of the upcoming draft.

2014 Perfect Game MLB Draft Preview Content

This piece was originally published at Perfect Game on May 21.

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A look at the high school and college days of Lucas Giolito, Andrew Heaney, Lucas Sims, and other prospects.

AL West | AL Central | AL East | NL West | NL Central

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their “Prospects Will Break Your Heart” series.

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A look back at the high school and college days of top prospects like Javier Baez and Robert Stephenson.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their “Prospects Will Break Your Heart” series.

We continue by looking at select top prospects from National League Central teams. Be sure to read Baseball Prospectus' features on each of these five teams:

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A flashback to the high-school and college days of Archie Bradley, Eddie Butler, Austin Hedges, and many more top prospects.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold, and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their “Prospects Will Break Your Heart” series.

We continue by looking at select top prospects from National League West teams. Be sure to read Baseball Prospectus' features on each of these five teams:

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A look back at the teenage and college years of top prospects including Dylan Bundy, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Aaron Sanchez.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their “Prospects Will Break Your Heart” series.

With the AL West and AL Central behind us, we continue by looking at select top prospects from American League East teams. Be sure to read Baseball Prospectus' features on each of these five teams:
Blue Jays | Orioles | Yankees | Rays | Red Sox


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