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  1. MLB draft round three: Dodgers take Cuban defector Garcia

    Jun 5, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Some notes from round three of the MLB draft. – Cuban defector Onelki Garcia, a 22-year-old left-handed pitcher, went to the Dodgers at No. 113 after his odd saga that had him ruled eligible and then ineligible for the 2011 draft. He’s reportedly requested a $7 million bonus, but it will be impossible for him…

  2. The first overall pick is from Puerto Rico, but it’s not something Bud Selig should be crowing about

    Jun 5, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

    Carlos Correa

    The first overall pick in the draft was Carlos Correa, from Puerto Rico.  This made Bud Selig happy (scroll to second item): Commissioner Bud Selig was thrilled to see Houston select 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the top pick in the draft. Correa played at the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, and Major League Baseball is always…

  3. First-round winners and losers from the MLB draft

    Jun 4, 2012, 11:33 PM EDT

    Marcus Stroman

    Sure, one generally has to wait four or five years to really sit back and analyze how a draft turned out. But why let that stop us from picking some winners and losers from Monday evening’s first round. Winners Dodgers – Corey Seager will likely prove to be a tough sign, but the high school…

  4. MLB draft picks 21-31: Blue Jays land potential impact reliever

    Jun 4, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

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    No. 21 – Atlanta Braves – High school right-hander Lucas Sims The Braves taking a local product? Get outta here. Sims is highly-regarded for his velocity, topping out at 97 mph on his heater, but his breaking ball is considered one of the best of from this year’s high school crop of talent. No. 22…

  5. MLB draft picks 16-20: The Nationals take a chance with Lucas Giolito

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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    No. 16 – Washington Nationals -High school right-hander Lucas Giolito With their lowest pick since the franchise arrived to D.C. in 2005, it didn’t look like the Nationals would be able to snag an elite talent like the previous three drafts with Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon. They may have lucked out here.…

  6. MLB draft picks 11-15: A’s, Mets pick high school shortstops

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT

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    No. 11 – Oakland Athletics – high school SS Addison Russell The A’s buck their trend and go with a high school player in the first round for the first time since the Jeremy Bonderman selection had Billy Beane throwing chairs in 2001. Russell projects as a third baseman in the eyes of most, but…

  7. MLB draft picks 6-10: Pirates halt Mark Appel’s free-fall

    Jun 4, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT

    Mark Appel

    No. 6 – Chicago Cubs – high school OF Albert Almora Alm0ra is considered exceptionally polished for a high school player, already possessing plenty of experience with Team USA. His tools aren’t necessarily what expects from a high first-round pick, but he does have the speed to last in center field and a line drive…

  8. MLB draft picks 2-5: Mariners take catcher Mike Zunino

    Jun 4, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

    Mike Zunino

    No. 2 – Minnesota Twins – high school OF Byron Buxton The Astros pulled off a surprise pick and left Mark Appel on the board, but the Twins stuck with the guy most expected them to take. Buxton, 18, is a pure center fielder with a big-time arm — he just had an 18-strikeout game…

  9. Astros select shortstop Carlos Correa first overall

    Jun 4, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Correa

    The Astros shocked everyone Monday night, selecting Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa with the first overall pick in the MLB draft. It was widely anticipated that the Astros would take Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, who certainly could have made an impact much sooner than the 17-year-old Correa. The Astros went with potential, though. Correa’s stock…

  10. Brewers prospect Scooter Gennett hits for the cycle

    Mar 25, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    Scooter Gennett - 2011 Topps

    We haven’t been this excited about an undersized Brewers infield prospect with a funny name since Callix Crabbe. 21-year-old Scooter Gennett hit for the cycle Sunday against the Royals, homering off Louis Coleman in the eighth inning to complete it. Gennett, who is listed a 5-foot-9 and 164 pounds, entered the day with just five…

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