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Nationals Draft Room

1.18 - $2,145,600 - MICHAEL CONFORTO, OF, OREGON STATE 2.57 - $987,800 - GARETH MORGAN, OF, NORTH TORONTO COLLEGIATE HS (CANADA) 3.93 - $567,300 - DANIELL GOSETT, RHP, CLEMSON 4.124 - $415,900 -...

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My KC top 15

I do this every year and I've been wrong a lot but it's fun to do this anyways. Let me know what you think. 1. Kyle Zimmer, RHP -- Has as good of pure stuff as anyone in the minors with a mid-90's...

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Angels War Room

59. Kyle Serrano, RHP -- Tennessee HS 95. Nick Vander Tuig, RHP - UCLA I'm guessing at least 1.2 million to sign him, so need a couple cheaper players. if there's any in mind please let me know....

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royals mod #1

royals have the 5th pick in each of rounds 1, 2, and 3. i would like to take a pitcher, ideally, but won't force it if one isn't there. i like Gausman, Giolito, and Wacha all quite a bit. Zunino...

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BA Braves top 10

1. Julio Teheran, rhp 2. Arodys Vizcaino, rhp 3. Randall Delgado, rhp 4. Andrelton Simmons, ss 5. Sean Gilmartin, lhp 6. Edward Salcedo, ss/3b 7. Tyler Pastornicky, ss 8. Zeke...

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BA AZL top 20

mostly latin players since draftees don't sign in time. 1. Yoan Alcantara, of, Padres2. Phillips Castillo, of, Mariners3. Elvis Araujo, lhp, Indians4. Clayton Blackburn, rhp, Giants5. Luigi...

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8/28

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Draft Signings

final updated   Pk Team Player Pos School Bonus 1 Pirates Gerrit Cole RHP UCLA $8,000,000 2 Mariners Danny Hultzen LHP Virginia $6,350,000 3 D...

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MILB 7/24

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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MILB 7/20

Don't know many pitchers on the bump tonight but this needs to be up. S. Miller and M. Montgomery pitching that I know for sure just keep it updated as we go through the night.   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9...

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Mike Trout called up

http://twitter.com/VictorRojas29/status/89223752314929152   Mike Trout is getting called up for Friday's game. So it begins. #Angels Mike Trout is getting called up for Friday's game. So it...

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International Signing Day Discussion Thread!

Dominican outfielder Elier Hernandez signs with the Kansas City Royals for $3,050,000 like the second he was allowed to do it. He is a considered the top international player on the market this...

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MILB 6/12

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john sickels' mock draft

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click the link for info on it. bottom line i need someone to take over the duties and i'd prefer it to be a royals fan which is why i am posting it here. i got my work schedule and it interferes with the mock draft which is why i can not participate as i thought i could. let me know so i can let John know. it's on Saturday at noon. 3 rounds with little/no break between them, rapid fire mode.

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MILB 6/1

yes i got the month right this time. some good names in early action today. Pomeranz: 5 ip, 4 h, 0 er, 1 bb 4 k Odorizzi: 6 ip, 3 h, 0 er, 2 bb, 8 k Y. Ventura: 4.1 ip, 7 h, 3 er, 1 b, 8 k B...

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MILB 4/29

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MOD ROYALS #1

Not gonna get too in depth here. i'm not gonna care about cost because i don't think that will be a concern in the first round. Keith Law has Royals taking Gerrit Cole in his latest mock. I'd be...

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milb 4/13

not sure where to find a good list of all the probable starters so fill them in as we go. best matchup of the day might have already happened with Tim Melville vs Drew Pomeranz in the carolina...

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Mayo's top 50

1. Mike Trout, Angels | 2. Jeremy Hellickson, Rays | 3. Bryce Harper, Nationals | 4. Domonic Brown, Phillies | 5. Dustin Ackley, Mariners | 6. Aroldis Chapman, Reds | 7. Mike Moustakas, Royals | 8....

Fields non-tendered

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everyone else tendered. Pena and Betemit agreed to contracts for next year as well.

Frankie P. on Dan Duffy

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With the clear-cut plus fastball from the left side, the flashes of the plus hook, and developing changeup, Duffy has the type of stuff you put near the top of a big league rotation. Whether he ever develops the type of command in the zone to be that type of pitcher remains to be seen. Right now, he's not a guy who is pinpointing his pitches and relies more on challenging hitters with his plus stuff over the heart of the plate. Right now, his overall command of his secondary pitches make him more of a third starter or perhaps a two. But, if he can consistently spot his curveball or changeup, then we suddenly have an ace-type pitcher on our hands. In either case, the Royals have to be very pleased that they have Duffy back on the baseball field.

Dutton on Rule 5

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Dutton gave 7 names under consideration... Everett Teaford ... pretty much a lock and was considered for Sept. call up. this is a no brainer. Clint Robinson ... personally i would add him. it's true that 1B's aren't taken often but there also aren't 1B's that hit like he did available very often. could easily see a team in the NL or maybe a team like SEA or TB take a shot at him since they are in need of a 1B. David Lough ... should be another no brainer. really came on at end of season in 2010. maybe even candidate for RF next year... Derrick Robinson ... this is where you have to do the homework. there's pretty much no chance this guy is ready for ML duty next year. but, if there's another team that likes him enough (and it only takes one) then they could stash him on the bench as a 4th OF/defensive replacement/pinch runner fairly easily. Paulo Orlando ... similar situation here, but probably not the asset Robinson would be on an ML bench. might be a better hitter though NOW though. i probably would not protect him. Mario Santiago ... somewhat similar to Teaford in that he's an older prospect. never had big K's but doesn't walk many and gets grounders at a decent rate (1.69 minor league rate). having a really good winter if that means anything. i'd have to strongly consider him. Eduardo Paulino ... really i hope they're not strongly considering this guy because i'm not seeing it. unless he throws hard as hell or something and i just don't know it.

G. Beckham available?

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should royals make an offer? had good rookie year, bad 1st half last year, then was terrific in July/August/Sept. UZR, for what it's worth, rated him about average in his first year playing 2B. might be able to play SS still, has versatility. might take a decent piece to get him, might be worth it though.

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BA Orioles top 10

1. Manny Machado, ss 2. Zach Britton, lhp 3. Xavier Avery, of 4. L.J. Hoes, 2b 5. Dan Klein, rhp 6. Wynn Pelzer, rhp 7. Mychal Givens, ss 8. Ryan Adams, 2b/3b 9. Ryan Berry, rhp ...

Instructs highlights from Dutton

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• Catcher Wil Myers, one of the organization’s top prospects, began taking fly balls as a possible first step to becoming an outfielder. Club officials believe his bat can be big-league ready within a year but acknowledge his catching skills are less advanced. For now, plans call for Myers, 19, to start next season as a catcher. • Outfielder Brett Eibner, a second-round pick last June, is drawing raves from multiple club officials as a potential five-tool player. That’s pretty heady stuff for a 21-year-old who has yet to play in a professional game. • Right-hander Tim Melville, 21, "showed the most improvement of any guy in camp," according to Sharp. Melville’s stock dipped this season after going 2-12 with a 4.97 ERA in 22 starts at Wilmington. Club officials quickened his tempo, which paid dividends with all of his pitches. • Right-hander Jason Adam, a fifth-round pick in June from Blue Valley Northwest, has yet to play professionally because, like Eibner, he signed late. He impressed observers by displaying a mid-90s fastball with a good breaking ball. • Former NFL quarterback Pat White, 24, showed potential as an outfielder after shaking the rust from six years of not playing competitive baseball. "If you would have seen him day one and see him now," Sharp said, "different guy. His arm is two grades better than it was day one." • Kevin David’s emergence as a legitimate prospect bolsters an already deep group of catchers that makes it easier for the Royals to contemplate shifting Myers to the outfield. David, 22, was a 19th-round pick in June who batted .277 in 37 games at short-season Idaho Falls while displaying solid defensive skills. • Shortstop Alex McClure, 21, is a slick-fielding defensive player whom several club officials labeled as the camp’s biggest surprise because of his bat. Perhaps he was just knocking off the rust after not playing last season at Middle Tennessee following his transfer from Vanderbilt. McClure batted just .232 in 67 games in the low minors after his selection last June in the 11th round.

billazbbphotog: Yordano Ventura (#Royals) was lights out in 1 inn stint on last day of Instructs....

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billazbbphotog: Yordano Ventura (#Royals) was lights out in 1 inn stint on last day of Instructs. FB 97-98, CB 80-84. Looked improved from AZL season.

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BA PCL TOP 20

1. Buster Posey, c/1b, Fresno Grizzlies (Giants)2. Mike Moustakas, 3b, Omaha Royals3. Michael Pineda, rhp, Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)4. Madison Bumgarner, lhp, Fresno Grizzlies (Giants)5. Dustin...

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BA EL TOP 20

1. Domonic Brown, of, Reading Phillies2. Zach Brittton, lhp, Bowie Baysox (Orioles)3. Kyle Drabek, rhp, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)4. Brandon Belt, Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)5. A...

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my KC top 20

via www.nationalsportsbeat.com The order of this list was finalized on October 1. Put some thought into it, wanted to get it out before any of the big publications. Part of my order will mesh...

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SAL TOP 20 BA

1. Jonathan Singleton, 1b, Lakewood Blueclaws2. Nolan Arenado, 3b, Asheville Tourists (Rockies)3. Tyler Matzek, lhp, Asheville Tourists (Rockies)4. Brody Colvin, rhp, Lakewood Blueclaws (Phillies)5...

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