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2010 Draft Order – Updated Thru August 30

Here’s the updated 2010 draft order through games played August 23. Included are the compensation picks for the Rangers not signing Matt Purke and the Rays not signing LeVon Washington. Not included are any future compensation picks for Type A free agents signed. Here’s the raw 2010 draft order:

1. Washington Nationals (46-85)
2. Kansas City Royals (50-80)
3. Baltimore Orioles (54-77)
4. Pittsburgh Pirates (53-75)
5. San Diego Padres (56-76)
6. Cincinnati Reds (56-73)
7. Oakland Athletics (57-73)
8. Cleveland Indians (58-72)
9. Arizona Diamondbacks (59-72)
10. New York Mets (59-72)
11. Toronto Blue Jays (58-70)
12. Houston Astros (62-68)
13. Chicago White Sox (64-67)
14. Milwaukee Brewers (64-66)
15. Texas Rangers (compensation for unsigned ‘09 pick Matt Purke)
16. Minnesota Twins (65-65)
17. Chicago Cubs (65-63)
18. Seattle Mariners (68-63)
19. Atlanta Braves (68-62)
20. Florida Marlins (68-62)
21. Detroit Tigers (69-60)
22. Tampa Bay Rays (70-59)
23. San Francisco Giants (72-59)
24. Colorado Rockies (72-59)
25. Texas Rangers (72-57)
26. St. Louis Cardinals (77-55)
27. Boston Red Sox (76-54)
28. Philadelphia Phillies (75-53)
29. Los Angeles Dodgers (78-53)
30. Los Angeles Angels (77-52)
31. Tampa Bay Rays (compensation for unsigned ‘09 pick LeVon Washington)
32. New York Yankees (82-48)

August 31, 2009 Posted by | 2010 Draft Order | Leave a comment

First Podcast

I’ve finished my first podcast, and it’s on the effect of the deadline signings on my grades of teams’ drafts in my draft reviews. You can go here to listen to it, and it will be on iTunes shortly. I’ll post when it is on there.

This one is just me talking, but future ones will include guests. It’s not too long, so tell me what you think of it when you’re done.

August 25, 2009 Posted by | Podcast | 1 Comment

2010 Draft Order – Updated Thru August 23

Here’s the updated 2010 draft order through games played August 23. Included are the compensation picks for the Rangers not signing Matt Purke and the Rays not signing LeVon Washington. Not included are any future compensation picks for Type A free agents signed. Here’s the raw 2010 draft order:

1. Washington Nationals (44-80)
2. Kansas City Royals (47-76)
3. Baltimore Orioles (51-73)
4. San Diego Padres (52-74)
5. Pittsburgh Pirates (51-71)
6. Cincinnati Reds (52-71)
7. Cleveland Indians (54-69)
8. Arizona Diamondbacks (55-70)
9. Oakland Athletics (55-68)
10. New York Mets (57-67)
11. Toronto Blue Jays (57-65)
12. Milwaukee Brewers (60-63)
13. Houston Astros (61-63)
14. Minnesota Twins (61-63)
15. Texas Rangers (compensation for unsigned ’09 pick Matt Purke)
16. Seattle Mariners (63-61)
17. Chicago White Sox (63-61)
18. Chicago Cubs (62-60)
19. Florida Marlins (65-59)
20. Detroit Tigers (65-58)
21. Atlanta Braves (66-58)
22. San Francisco Giants (67-57)
23. Tampa Bay Rays (67-56)
24. Texas Rangers (69-54)
25. Colorado Rockies (70-54)
26. Boston Red Sox (70-53)
27. St. Louis Cardinals (72-54)
28. Philadelphia Phillies (71-50)
29. Los Angeles Dodgers (74-51)
30. Los Angeles Angels (74-48)
31. Tampa Bay Rays (compensation for unsigned ’09 pick LeVon Washington)
32. New York Yankees (78-46)

August 24, 2009 Posted by | 2010 Draft Order | 3 Comments

The First Annual MLB Bonus Baby Re-Draft

I always seem to get questions about how the draft would shake out these days if it were done knowing the end result for player signings and bonus amounts. So, I’ve decided to do something simply for the fun of it. Just like John Sickels has done at Minor League Ball, I’m going to hold a mock draft. I’ll need 29 scouting directors (I’m #30), plus I need input as to what dates are available for you. We’ll be doing five rounds, so plan accordingly.

Use this thread to ask for a team assignment and give me your available schedule. Your team assignment is automatically approved unless someone above you has already asked for it. I’m handling my usual responsibility as the Rangers’ scouting director, so that’s already assigned.

Here’s the rules of the re-draft:

-Be on time, stay for the whole thing.

-Your budget is determined by real life signing bonus amounts for your team. You get to spend how much your team spent for the first TEN rounds. Those numbers are available here from BA. The changes I will make to those numbers have to do with the Royals and Rangers, as Aaron Crow and Tanner Scheppers have yet to sign. The Royals will be given $3 million extra, as that’s reportedly their offer for Crow out now. The Rangers are being assigned $2 million for similar reasons.

That’s about it. Leave your desired team in the comments and your available dates.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Re-Draft | 21 Comments

Chat Archive

Here’s the chat archive.

You want more chats in the future?

August 19, 2009 Posted by | Chat | 6 Comments

Reminder: Chat at Noon Eastern

Click Here.

I’ve set it up so that you can send in your questions there beforehand, and I’ll start answering those questions right at noon. I’ll cover anything you ask, so have at it.

EDIT: SBNation, the wonderful blogging platform where I got my start in MinorLeagueBall.com’s FanPost section, has booted my account for making fanposts on different sites. Hmm. It was an automatic computer boot, so I don’t blame the people there or anything, but if you can post something about this chat on Minor League Ball or your favorite site, that’d be greatly appreciated.

August 19, 2009 Posted by | Chat | 1 Comment

2010 Draft Order – Updated Thru August 17

EDIT: Jim Callis says that the comp picks are reliant on overall number picked, not technical number, so the Rangers do get 14(a) instead of 13(a), and the Rays get 30(a). Draft order is updated to represent this, so I guess MLB interprets their rule differently than the letter of the law.

Now that the unsigned first-round picks are in, here’s the raw 2010 draft order as it stands through Monday. The plus and minus signs indicate changes in the order since my last update. This does not include any forthcoming changes due to free agent signings this coming offseason. The compensation picks are bolded, and their number is set in stone.

1. Washington Nationals (43-75)
2. Kansas City Royals (46-72)
3. Pittsburgh Pirates (47-70)
4. Baltimore Orioles (48-70)
5. San Diego Padres (50-70)
6. Cincinnati Reds (50-67)
7. Cleveland Indians (51-66)
8. Oakland Athletics (53-65)
9. Arizona Diamondbacks (54-65)
10. New York Mets (55-63)
11. Toronto Blue Jays (55-61)
12. Minnesota Twins (56-62)
13. Houston Astros (57-61)
14. Milwaukee Brewers (58-60)
15. TEXAS RANGERS (compensation for failing to sign ’09 1st-Rounder Matt Purke)
16. Chicago White Sox (61-58)
17. Seattle Mariners (61-57)
18. Chicago Cubs (60-56)
19. Atlanta Braves (62-56)
20. Detroit Tigers (62-55)
21. Florida Marlins (63-55)
22. Tampa Bay Rays (63-54)
23. San Francisco Giants (64-54)
24. Colorado Rockies (65-53)
25. Boston Red Sox (66-51)
26. St. Louis Cardinals (68-52)
27. Texas Rangers (67-50)
28. Philadelphia Phillies (66-49)
29. Los Angeles Dodgers (70-49)
30. Los Angeles Angels (71-45)
31. TAMPA BAY RAYS (for failing to sign ’09 1st-Rounder LeVon Washington)
32. New York Yankees (74-45)

August 18, 2009 Posted by | 2010 Draft Order | 7 Comments

Draft Chat on Wednesday

A couple people responded positively to a post-deadline chat, so I’m planning on having one at noon eastern on Wednesday. That’s 12 p.m. on the east coast, 9 a.m. on the west. Bring your questions or observations, and I’ll do my best to make it a worthwhile time.

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Chat | Leave a comment

About the 2010 Draft Order…

I decided to hold off until tomorrow to post the updated version. That way I can include any unsigned picks, if there are any. The updated versions will come out every Monday from here on out, though, so keep checking back for the updates.

August 17, 2009 Posted by | 2010 Draft Order | Leave a comment

Signings Since Thread #4

Here’s a quick list with bonus amounts of the players we know have signed since I last listed Kevin James in signing thread #4. Their round number is listed after the team that drafted them:

Mike Leake, RHP, Arizona State, Reds (1st), $2.27 million
Brad Boxberger, RHP, USC, Reds (1st-S), $857,000
Nick Franklin, SS, Lake Brantley HS (FL), Mariners (1st), $1.28 million
Chad James, LHP, Yukon HS (OK), Marlins (1st), $1.7 million
Todd Glaesmann, OF, Midway HS (TX), Rays (3rd), $930,000
Jeff Malm, 1B, Bishop Gorman HS (NV), Rays (5th), $680,000
Jake Locker, OF, Washington, Angels (10th), $150,000
Daniel Webb, RHP, Northwest Florida State JC, Blue Jays (18th), $450,000
Caleb Cotham, RHP, Vanderbilt, Yankees (5th), $675,000
Slade Heathcott, OF, Texas HS (TX), Yankees (1st), $2.2 million
K.C. Hobson, OF, Stockdale HS (CA), Blue Jays (6th), $500,000
J.R. Murphy, C, Pendleton School (FL), Yankees (2nd), $1.25 million
Brooks Hall, RHP, Hanna HS (SC), Brewers (4th), $700,000
Michael Ohlman, C, Lakewood Ranch HS (FL), Orioles (11th), $995,000
Max Stassi, C, Yuba City HS (CA), Athletics (4th), $1.5 million
Kentrail Davis, OF, Tennessee, Brewers (1st-S), $1.2 million
Everett Williams, OF, McCallum HS (TX), Padres (2nd), $775,000
Shelby Miller, RHP, Brownwood HS (TX), Cardinals (1st), $2.875 million
Brody Colvin, RHP, St. Thomas More HS (LA), Phillies (7th), $900,000
Bryan Berglund, RHP, Royal HS (CA), Marlins (2nd), $572,500
Bryan Mitchell, RHP, Rockingham County HS (NC), Yankees (16th), $800,000
Jake Marisnick, OF, Poly HS (CA), Blue Jays (3rd), $1 million

More updates to come.

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Draft Pick Signings | 11 Comments

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