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  1. Five in mix for top spot

    Jason A. Churchill

    When the spring began the top two talents in the class of 2011 were Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon and UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole. A month out that is still the case. But as Keith Law wrote in February, the top pick is not nearly the slam dunk ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  2. 2011 MLB Draft: Five fight for top overall spot in June Draft

    Jason A. Churchill

    When the spring began the top two talents in the class of 2011 were Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon and UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole. A month out that is still the case. But the top pick is not nearly the slam dunk it's been the past two seasons.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  3. Who will be the top five picks?

    Jason A. Churchill

    The draft is still six weeks away and it's a bit early to get into mock drafts or to place clubs with specific players -- although that time is coming fairly soon -- but clubs are starting to get an idea which players are most likely going to be...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  4. MLB Draft: Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Danny Hultzen look lik...

    Jason A. Churchill

    The draft is still six weeks away and it's a bit early to get into mock drafts or to place teams with specific players, but clubs are starting to get an idea which players are most likely to be taken in the top five picks.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2011
  5. While Stephen Strasburg undergoes surgery, No. 2 Dustin Ackley un...

    Jason A. Churchill

    You can question Stephen Strasburg's health, but you could never question what he was -- a dominant pitcher. For No. 2 pick Dustin Ackley, it's all been a shade of gray. The Mariners are trying to make a dramatic position shift for the young talent.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Analysis: Second-round steals

    Jason A. Churchill

    Brett Eibner to the Kansas City Royals is an interesting move, as he's a two-way guy who some clubs prefer on the mound. He wants to hit, however. The Tampa Bay Rays tabbed Derek Dietrich, which is a terrific pick -- as is the Seattle Marin...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  12. 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
  13. MLB draft 2010 - Derek Dietrich, Marcus Littlewood are steals for...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill continues looking at second-round steals from the 2010 MLB draft. Some names to know: Marcus Littlewood to the Mariners, Rob Rasmussen to the Marlins, Derek Dietrich to the Rays, and Cody Buckel to the Rangers.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  14. 2010 MLB draft - American League team-by-team look at drafting ph...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill looks at the scouting director and general draft philosophy of every team in the American League. This is an essential draft-read document because it explains what each squad may do with its highest picks, using history as a guide.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  15. The search for quick call-ups

    Jason A. Churchill

    In the past two drafts we have seen players reach the majors quickly, including nine from the class of 2008. From last year's class, Mike Leake of the Cincinnati Reds (No. 8 in the draft) never threw a pitch in the minors and is 3-0 with a 3....

    Blog | May 13, 2010
  16. MLB draft 2010 - Alex Wimmers could become the Mike Leake of this...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Mike Leake saw the majors this season without so much as facing a single minor-league hitter (he was the first player since Xavier Nady to do that). Can anyone in the 2010 MLB draft match this feat next spring? Jason A. Churchill investigates.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2010