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  1. New draft rules could impact Houston Astros strategy with No. 1 o...

    Jason A. Churchill

    The new draft rules could once again change the way Houston uses the No. 1 overall pick, writes Jason A. Churchill. Plus a look ahead to the weekend for the top prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  2. Weekend watch: Shipley, Peterson face off

    Jason A. Churchill

    As clubs narrow their draft boards over the next seven weeks most, perhaps aside from the Houston Astros -- the owners of the top overall selection -- don't know which name they will announce on draft day. Some, however, know who they won't...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  3. Big weekend ahead for Braden Shipley, D.J. Peterson and other top...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill looks ahead to the weekend to see who and what MLB scouts will be looking for ahead of the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  4. Scouts and execs predict how good Roger Clemens could be in MLB a...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason Churchill talks to a number of scouts and execs to get their sense of how good Roger Clemens could be in the majors at age 50.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  5. Dearth of college catchers after Zunino

    Jason A. Churchill

    As clubs continue to move names around their draft boards, those names are jockeying for position, including those expected to be selected in the first round. Whether or not the Houston Astros, owners of the No. 1 overall pick, ultimately call the na...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  6. MLB Draft - Dearth of college catchers after Florida's Mike Zunin...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill reviews the weekend around college baseball and sees that most of the draft's projected top players have met expectations in the first month.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  7. Questions remain whether Appel is No. 1

    Jason A. Churchill

    The season began with no clear No. 1 pick, and that appears to be the way it remains. Stanford right-hander Mark Appel started the campaign as the favorite to go first overall to the Houston Astros, and that might still be the case, but there's ...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  8. MLB Draft - Questions remain whether Stanford pitcher Mark Appel ...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill reviews the weekend around college baseball and sees that most of the draft's projected top players have met expectations in the first month.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2012
  9. Must-sign draft picks for N.L. teams

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill breaks down each National League draft class, outlining which signings could separate the best classes from the merely mediocre ones.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2011
  10. MLB -- Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp lead five sell-high candidates

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchull analyzes five players, including Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp, who have trade value that will likely only decrease.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  11. Signability concerns rule draft

    Jason A. Churchill

    Signability is always a major factor when it comes to the MLB draft, and it nearly took center stage Monday and Tuesday as a number of prep players saw their stock fall completely out of the first three rounds. However, the selection of RHP Zach Lee ...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  12. 2010 MLB draft: The issue of signability in this year's MLB draft...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason Churchill examines the players who might be difficult to sign from this year's MLB draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  13. Analysis: Steals in Rounds 5-10

    Jason A. Churchill

    Rounds 5-7: The standout picks in Rounds 5 through 7 include the New York Yankees getting RHP Thomas Kahnle, Philadelphia selecting prep righty Scott Frazier and Texas tabbing Georgia right-hander Justin Grimm. Frazier is another project for the Phi...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  14. MLB draft 2010 - Steals from Rounds 5 through 10

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason Churchill examines the steals of the MLB draft in Rounds 5 through 10.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  15. Analysis: Later-round draft steals

    Jason A. Churchill

    The Colorado Rockies took shortstop Josh Rutledge out of Alabama, and the Seattle Mariners tabbed another prep arm in Ryne Stanek after selecting Taijuan Walker with their first pick. Both were intriguing picks. Meanwhile, Micah Gibbs to the Chi...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  16. MLB draft 2010 - Steals in the later rounds include Micah Gibbs, ...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill looks at late-round value in the 2010 MLB draft. Some names to consider: Sam Dyson, Micah Gibbs, Chad Lewis, Ryne Stanek and Kevin Munson. These players may take a few years to come into MLB, sure, but their value could be amazing.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010