Matt Garrioch

  • joined May 10, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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Baseball nut. Happily married with a little boy.

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2014 MLB draft: Touki has Ace Potential


Touki has as high of a ceiling as anyone in the '14 draft. His stuff could be devastating but there is plenty of risk.

2014 MLB Draft: Michael Gettys is a toolshed


Georgia high school outfielder Michael Gettys has all the tools to be a star but the risk is high.

Nick Gordon:Best Middle Infielder in '14 MLB Draft


Gordon is the best middle infielder in the 2014 draft. He will stick up the middle and his bat is strong enough to be an asset.

2014 MLB Draft: Gatewood's power stands out


Light tower power and a chance to stay at shortstop will make Jacob Gatewood a top pick.

2014 MLB Draft: Kodi Medeiros and his slider


Medeiros' slider has potential to be the best breaking ball in the 2014 draft but can he be a starter?

Alex Verdugo shines as two-way talent for 2014


Arizona high schooler Alex Verdugo is a high-end talent on the mound and at the plate, and is expected to go early in the 2014 MLB Draft.

Alex Jackson: Bat First, Position Later


Alex Jackson's bat will play anywhere but the position is one of the biggest questions.

Davidson is the most polished prep bat in '14


Davidson has the bat to be a future middle of the order hitter and has enough skills to be an impact player across the board.

Trea Turner has a unique top of the draft profile


Turner isn't a prototypical top of the draft talent. His speed is his calling card but the rest is what will get him taken early.

Beede looks to repeat as a 1st round pick


Beede is a former first rounder that should repeat the feat this year. He has the stuff to move quickly with just one improvement.

Is Kolek the next Texan flame thrower?


Kolek is the next in the line of fireballing Texans. His velocity is as good as anyone. How much better can he get?

Is Hoffman a Top of the Rotation arm?


Jeff Hoffman doesn't have the track record to show that he's a future dominant starter, but the stuff is there and he flashes brilliance.

2014 MLB Draft Profile:Carlos Rodon, LHP, NC State


The best collegiate lefty since David Price, North Carolina State University's Carlos Rodon is likely to be the first pick in the 2014 draft.

2014 MLB Draft: Atlantic Region-Prep Discussion


This year, the prep class in the Atlantic region has some big talent at the top but drops off fairly quickly.

2014 MLB Draft: Atlantic Region-College Discussion


This year, it is flat out loaded with talent including as many as 14 players who could be considered in the first round and three that may go in the top 10.

2014 MLB Draft Coverage Plan


Welcome to the start of draft coverage for the 2014 MLB Draft here at Minor League Ball. I hope to be one of your favorite stops for draft information.

2013 Perfect Game All-American Classic Recap


The game was unimpressive but the talent was.

GAPPER Report: Rank thru 8-19-13


One last GAPPER before the end of the season, ranking minor league prospects at the full-season levels

2013 Astros Shadow Draft Update


Spending $12 million on an MLB draft is a lot of fun and it turns out you can get a lot of talent.

Very early 2014 MLB Draft rankings


A far too early ranking of the 2014 MLB Draft. I'll update this several times before the 2014 MLB Draft but we have to start somewhere

GAPPER Report: Top Prospect Report Thru July 1st


The GAPPER updated thru July 1st.

2013 International Signings Preview


A brief look at the top prospects in this years' international class.

MLB Draft Signings Update: American League


Here is a synopsis of where teams are at and who they could target if they have money remaining.

MLB Draft Expected Bonuses


A google doc that has a bonus approximation for each draft pick if they sign.

The Day After the Draft: One More Step


Being as thorough as one can be with the draft, the non-drafted free agents.

2013 MLB Draft Essentials


A quick way to access the majority of Matt Garrioch's work for the 2013 MLB Draft.

GAPPER Report: June Top Prospect Report


This is how it stands thru the first two months of the MiLB season.

2013 Shadow System Update


An update on where my Shadow system is and where it is heading into this years' draft and international signings season.

2013 MLB Mock Draft, Version 2.0 by Matt Garrioch


One more shot at mocking the draft. Gray goes off 1st.


2013 MLB Draft Book now available

Go here to get it. This years' MLB Draft Book costs whatever you wish to donate to helping me improve my coverage next year. $0.01 is the minimum just to run the transaction. Donate and I'll...

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