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07-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 498: The Astros' Draft Postmortem
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-10

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An Agent's Take: How the Unseen Post-Draft Process Works
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Joshua Kusnick

07-08

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The 2010 Redraft
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Baseball Prospectus

07-02

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The 2011 Redraft
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Baseball Prospectus

06-17

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The 2012 Redraft
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Baseball Prospectus

06-11

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft Favorites By Round
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Nick J. Faleris

06-10

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Baseball Therapy: Can Draft Lightning Be Bottled?
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Russell A. Carleton

06-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 465: How Draft Day One Went Down
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 464: Breaking Down the Amateur Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-03

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Which Teams Drafted the Most (and Best) Current Major Leaguers?
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Ben Lindbergh

05-30

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Raising Aces: Under the Hood of the 2014 Draft, Part One
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Doug Thorburn

05-27

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Baseball Therapy: The Annual Amateur Draft Guessing Game
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Russell A. Carleton

05-23

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An Agent's Take: Why I Avoid the Draft
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Joshua Kusnick

09-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 295: Analyzing September Starter Usage/Reexamining the Astros Experiment
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 223: Should College Pitchers Shut it Down After Being Drafted?/The Red Sox and Advance Scouting
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 221: Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein on the Amateur Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-11

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Does Declining to Sign Pay Off for Draftees?
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Dustin Palmateer

06-10

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Pebble Hunting: The Worst a Team Ever Did in the Draft
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Sam Miller

06-04

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

04-30

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Dissecting the Draft: Introduction
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Nick J. Faleris

04-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 182: How Much Will Mark Appel Make?/Is Mike Scioscia's Job Safe?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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BP Announcements: Introducing: Dissecting the Draft
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Nick J. Faleris

02-02

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Hawkins vs Barnum)
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Nick J. Faleris

01-29

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video (Flash Forward): Nicholas Gordon
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Nick J. Faleris

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Eric Jagielo
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Nick J. Faleris

01-21

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Edwin Diaz
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Nick J. Faleris

01-20

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Jungmann vs Roache vs Coulter)
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Nick J. Faleris

01-19

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Andrew Pullin)
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Nick J. Faleris

01-16

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Nick Longhi
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Nick J. Faleris

01-15

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Malik Collymore
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Nick J. Faleris

01-14

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Dustin Hagy
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Nick J. Faleris

01-13

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Stryker Trahan)
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Nick J. Faleris

01-11

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Jon Denney
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Nick J. Faleris

01-10

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Rafael Devers
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Nick J. Faleris

01-09

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Hunter Martin
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Nick J. Faleris

01-08

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Joe Alexander Jiminez
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Nick J. Faleris

12-23

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Zunino vs Hultzen)
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Nick J. Faleris

12-22

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Fulmer vs Cecchini)
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Nick J. Faleris

12-20

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Chris Okey
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Nick J. Faleris

12-18

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Rowdy Tellez
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Nick J. Faleris

12-17

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Konnor Wade
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Nick J. Faleris

12-16

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Stroman vs Smoral)
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Nick J. Faleris

12-15

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Cole vs Bell)
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Nick J. Faleris

12-14

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Logan Shore
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Nick J. Faleris

12-13

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Zack Collins
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Nick J. Faleris

12-12

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Jason Delay
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Nick J. Faleris

12-11

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Matthew McPhearson
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Nick J. Faleris

12-10

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Oscar Mercado
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Nick J. Faleris

12-09

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Correa vs Springer)
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Nick J. Faleris

12-08

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Zimmer vs Starling)
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Nick J. Faleris

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Ben and Sam banter about banning the shift, then discuss the way the Astros' draft deadline went down.

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A certified agent gives BP a behind-the-scenes look at how a player goes from draftee to professional pitcher.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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How would the first round of the 2010 draft go down with the benefit of hindsight?

It's been just over four years since the 2010 draft, and we've gotten a good look at how that crop of highly touted amateurs has has performed in the pros. To see how much perceptions of those players have changed, we decided to do the draft over again, just as we did with the 2013 draft, the 2012 draft, and the 2011 draft. We assigned 32 picks to BP authors and re-drafted from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were drafted and signed in 2010 and ignoring team need. Here's how the first-round redraft shook out.

1:1 Washington Nationals
Actual Selection: Bryce Harper, OF
Draft Position Change: None
Explanation: I think there is a real case for Chris Sale at no. 1 (and I imagine there'd be one for Harvey if he wasn't hurt), but I have to stick with the chalk here. I remain firmly in the camp that sees Harper as an emerging superstar. His start hasn't been as fast as Mike Trout's, but holding anyone to that kind of standard is absolutely insane. The numbers Harper has put up at these ages are also historic, just not as monstrous. —Paul Sporer





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How would the first round of the 2011 draft go down with the benefit of hindsight?

It's been just over three years since the deep 2011 draft, and we've gotten a good look at how that crop of highly touted amateurs has has performed in the pros. To see how much perceptions of those players have changed, we decided to do the draft over again, just as we did with the 2013 draft and the 2012 draft. We assigned 32 picks to BP authors and re-drafted from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were drafted and signed in 2011 and ignoring team need. Here's how the first-round redraft shook out.

1:1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Actual Selection: Gerrit Cole, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Jose Fernandez, SP, Miami Marlins (2011 no. 14 pick)
Draft Position Change: +13
Explanation: Fernandez's arsenal is downright nasty, and his pitchability is as advanced as his rapid ascent to the majors would suggest. There are always concerns about rehab from Tommy John surgery, but given his makeup I'd expect him to return to form and be one of the best arms in baseball into the next decade. —Chris Mellen





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Who won, who lost, and who got left behind in the 2012 draft? Let's redraft and find out.

It's been just over two years since the 2012 draft, and we've gotten a good look at how that crop of highly touted amateurs has has performed in the pros. To see how much perceptions of those players have changed, we decided to do the draft over again (just as we did with the 2013 draft last week), assigning 30 picks to BP authors and re-drafting from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were picked last year. Here's how the first-round re-draft shook out.

1:1 Houston Astros
Actual Selection: Carlos Correa, SS
Re-Draft Selection: Mike Zunino, C, Mariners (2012 no. 3 pick)
Draft Position Change: +2
Explanation: He's not only made the big leagues, but he's the Mariners’ no. 1 catcher. We've discovered that Zunino has special framing and blocking abilities, so he's already an impact player. If his on-base skills develop, he could be one of the hidden elite players in baseball, like Jonathan Lucroy or Brian McCann. —Harry Pavlidis





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For fun, Nick picks his favorite selection in each of the first 10 rounds of the 2014 First Year Player Draft.

During my Draft Wrap Chat here at Baseball Prospectus, a reader asked me for my favorite draft picks by round. I thought that was a fun question, but wanted to answer in a manner that offered a little more explanation for my selections. That's what you see below---my favorite picks for the first ten rounds (with the first and second rounds, which were larger in scope, broken down into two sections each). Hope you have as much fun reading as I did putting it together!

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June 10, 2014 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Can Draft Lightning Be Bottled?

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Russell A. Carleton

Which teams have been best and worst at the draft? And will they be still be the best and worst next year?

It was a boring weekend for baseball rumors on the major league side, because all of the front-office sources that your favorite columnist goes to were busy with the draft. Maybe you kept yourself entertained by getting to know the names that will be gracing your favorite team’s roster five years from now, and hopefully, that knowledge will come in handy. Unless those guys flame out in Double-A. That happens too.

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Ben and Sam talk to Nick J. Faleris about the best values and most surprising picks on the first day of the amateur draft.

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Ben and Sam talk to Nick J. Faleris about the way the amateur draft works, the top talents available, and what we might see in the first round.

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A look at which teams have had the most hits and misses in recent drafts.

What you'd probably like to know during amateur draft week is which teams will get the most production out of the 2014 draft. Unfortunately, that's a question that we won't be able to answer for a while. So as a substitute, would you accept an examination of which teams have drafted the most (and best) major leaguers in recent years? As part of BP's partnership with Fox Sports, I attempted to answer that question (and others) in an article up today at the Fox Sports MLB page. Here's a teaser:

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Mechanical looks at big-time pitching draft prospect Brady Aiken, Tyler Kolek, Carlos Rodon and Jeff Hoffman.

The 2014 first-year player draft is loaded with arms who are projected to fly off the board in the early going. The BP prospect crew recently conducted a mock draft of next Thursday's action, with each evaluator answering the question, “Whom would you draft?” The first edition covered the top 10 picks of the draft, and when all was said and done, the participants had chosen pitchers with eight of the first 10 selections, including the top four players overall. The only time in the history of the draft that the first four names announced were pitchers was in 2011, with the quartet of Gerrit Cole, Danny Hultzen, Trevor Bauer, and Dylan Bundy, and the early indications are that the arm-saturated draft of 2014 could match that tally.

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How good are teams at predicting player performance in the draft?

Next week is going to be a big one for all 30 teams in Major League Baseball. It’s draft week! The Rule 4 Draft (which is the fancy name for the amateur draft) will take place from June 5th through June 7th. There will be pageantry (which is a fancy name for people trying to make a boring administrative event into a less-boring administrative event). There will be Hall of Famers representing teams. And the end result of a year of hard work by your favorite team’s scouting staff will come to fruition in the form of 30 teams making a bunch of wild guesses.

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