CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

Articles Tagged Amateur Draft 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

07-23

comment icon

0

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

07-10

comment icon

30

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

07-08

comment icon

23

The 2010 Redraft
by
Baseball Prospectus

07-02

comment icon

16

The 2011 Redraft
by
Baseball Prospectus

06-17

comment icon

55

The 2012 Redraft
by
Baseball Prospectus

06-11

comment icon

7

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

06-10

comment icon

4

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

06-06

comment icon

0

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

06-05

comment icon

1

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

06-03

comment icon

2

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

05-30

comment icon

4

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

05-27

comment icon

13

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

05-23

comment icon

38

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

09-26

comment icon

0

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

06-13

comment icon

3

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

06-11

comment icon

7

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

06-11

comment icon

9

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

06-10

comment icon

17

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

06-04

comment icon

2

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

04-30

comment icon

15

Dissecting the Draft: Introduction
by
Nick J. Faleris

04-16

comment icon

0

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

03-28

comment icon

3

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

02-02

comment icon

0

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

01-29

comment icon

0

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

01-22

comment icon

0

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

01-21

comment icon

0

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

01-20

comment icon

1

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

01-19

comment icon

0

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

01-16

comment icon

0

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

01-15

comment icon

0

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

01-14

comment icon

0

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

01-13

comment icon

0

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

01-11

comment icon

0

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

01-10

comment icon

0

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

01-09

comment icon

1

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

01-08

comment icon

2

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

12-23

comment icon

0

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

12-22

comment icon

0

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

12-20

comment icon

0

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

12-18

comment icon

2

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

12-17

comment icon

0

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

12-16

comment icon

0

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

12-15

comment icon

0

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

12-14

comment icon

0

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

12-13

comment icon

0

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

12-12

comment icon

0

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

12-11

comment icon

0

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

12-10

comment icon

1

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

12-09

comment icon

0

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

12-08

comment icon

1

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

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

May 23, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: Why I Avoid the Draft

38

Joshua Kusnick

An agent explains why he decided not to pursue amateur players.

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.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

Ben and Sam discuss whether contenders use their starters optimally in September, then talk about the Astros' approach to team-building.

Read the full article...

Ben and Sam discuss whether college pitchers should stop pitching for their college teams after being drafted, then talk about the Red Sox and advance scouting.

Read the full article...

Ben and Sam talk to Kevin Goldstein about the amateur draft, his scouting assignments, the Astros' system, and more.

Read the full article...

It did for Mark Appel, but is he the norm?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Dustin Palmateer once played division III junior college baseball, finishing with a career batting average below the Mendoza Line. He now writes about the game. You can reach him via email.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 10, 2013 5:00 am

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

17

Sam Miller

The time a team had nothing to show for its selections.

If you were trying to find the worst draft ever, where would you start? “Bad” we could probably agree on, but “worst” would certainly lead to an argument. You might, for instance, argue that the 1968 Washington Senators (later Texas Rangers) had the worst draft ever. This is a sterling position to have. The Senators that year managed to draft -6.9 WARP, which is not only the worst draft class ever by cumulative career WARP, but it’s a) two wins worse than the second-worst class, a giant margin in an otherwise tightly packed trailerboard; and b) it came in 1968, the same year that the Los Angeles Dodgers managed a draft class that put together an incredible 192 career WARP, the most ever by any team in any single year (though it took both June and January drafts for the Dodgers to reach such peaks, just as it took Washington both June and January drafts to dig such deficits).

But those Senators were only two or six wins worse than a whole slew of other teams that were below replacement level. Why not make the case that the Giants had the worst draft ever in 1982, because their failure cost them dozens of WARP? That year, their first-round pick (11th overall) was a college first baseman who would manage to bat just .188 in 16 career at-bats. And their second-round pick (39th overall) was a high school outfielder, a local kid, who would go on to hit 762 home runs in the majors—but who, because of a failed post-draft negotiation, hit 176 of them with the Pirates, who drafted and signed him three years later. Plenty of great players get drafted, don’t sign, and end up on in another team’s history—but the Giants were sooooo close. According to columnist Glenn Dickey,

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 4, 2013 11:00 am

Perfect Game Presents: MLB Draft Prospect Reports 51-100

2

Allan Simpson

The back half of the best hundred players available in this week's amateur draft.

Perfect Game's Draft Prospects 26-50 and 1-25 will be published on Wednesday, followed by a final mock draft on Thursday. You can find all of the amateur draft coverage available at BP through the central hub here.

51. DUSTIN PETERSON, ss, Gilbert HS (Ariz.)
Peterson is the younger brother of University of New Mexico third baseman D.J. Peterson, considered one of the 2-3 best hitting prospects in the 2013 draft class and a near-lock to go in the first round. Almost every Arizona scout whiffed on the elder Peterson’s potential with the bat in 2010 when he played at Gilbert High, and they appear determined not to make the same mistake on Dustin, who has many of his brother’s offensive skills and by all accounts is a more complete talent at comparable stages of their careers. He, too, has a strong, quick swing with plenty of thunder in his bat, can consistently square up balls to the gaps, and projects to hit for true home-run power as he fills out his 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 30, 2013 5:00 am

Dissecting the Draft: Introduction

15

Nick J. Faleris

The first installment of a new series, in which a member of our prospect team will step into the Red Sox' shoes and conduct a shadow draft.

Creating a Mechanism for Evaluation of Draft Strategy

Part of what drew me to Baseball Prospectus, other than my respect for Jason Parks and his vision of a scouting-department-style “Prospect Team,” was the allure of stepping into a ready-made readership eager and able to help me explore baseball on both a macro and micro level. As far as the draft is concerned, that means not only breaking down draft prospects from a scouting perspective on a player-by-player basis, but also working to understand what goes into formulating an overarching approach to player acquisition through the draft. This includes general strategies relating to draft acquisitions, as well as draft-class-specific game planning.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Ben and Sam discuss how big a signing bonus Mark Appel will get in the amateur draft, then assess Mike Scioscia's job security.



Read the full article...

Kicking off a new series of articles covering the 2013 MLB Draft.

As we roll the calendar over to April, Baseball Prospectus will be ramping up our draft coverage.  As has been previously noted, we are fortunate to have partnered with Perfect Game USA, who will be providing first-rate analysis of draft prospects, draft class rankings, and mock drafts as we get closer to June.

In addition to Perfect Game’s content, I will be continuing the “Scouting the Draft" Series, providing look-ins on players throughout the remainder of the spring, including scouting notes and player video. Further, we will be starting next week with a new draft series, “Dissecting the Draft." 

Read the full article...

Daily Draft Video Weekend Flashback takes a look at today's top prospects before they were pros.

Courtney Hawkins and Keon Barnum served as bookends to this year's Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects here at Baseball Prospectus. Today’s Draft Video Weekend Flashback features these top prospects  -- the top two selections for the White Sox in the 2012 draft -- in pre-draft action.

Read the full article...

Daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

 

Read the full article...

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>