The road to Omaha runs through Monte Carlo.
On June 3, 1993, Alex Rodriguez was drafted as the first pick in the first round of the amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners. He is the best player taken in that spot since the draft began in 1965. Richard looks at some others.
Presenting you with the draft’s 40 best prospects, including breakdowns for the top dirty dozen.
Jeff cracks open the spreadsheets and ranks the top college draft prospects.
There’s plenty of draft-eligible college talent behind the plate. Jeff ranks the contenders.
Jeff identifies an important red flag for draft day.
In which Jeff beats a dead horse, wondering if it will come back to life.
Who is the most feared college catcher? Which 2008 Giants draft pick is better (at some things) than Buster Posey? For once, Jeff tries to answer as many questions as he asks.
How the defensive spectrum changes from college ball to the professional ranks
What happens when college pitchers face future draftees? And what does it all mean?
Only the few survive in the majors
A new way to measure amateur prospects: What happens when they go head to head?
Fantasy Econ 201
A look into my home league draft.
Answering some questions, and asking some new ones.
A first look at development patterns for college hitters
Defense analysis meets NCAA outfielders.
The AFL gave us some blue chippers, but also some dark horses.
It’s not all about No. 1. Four other top 2009 draft picks went from amateur ball to pitching in the AFL.
Or: How the Angels (almost) won the pennant