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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. MLB draft 2010 - The best tools among the 2010 draft class

    Jason A. Churchill

    When the 2010 MLB draft is long gone, you'll look back at this article -- which evaluates tools at the prep and college level, i.e. "best prep infield defensive arm," -- and use it as one guide to who got good value all over the draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  9. Go west, young man -- and find talent

    Jason A. Churchill

    Editor's Note: Detailed rundown of the MLB draft order is now available here. There are a handful of prep position players that could go among the first 50 picks, including potential top 15 picks Manny Machado and Nick Castellanos, both infi...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  10. MLB draft 2010 - On Josh Sale, Marcus Littlewood, Tony Wolters an...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Toby Keith said it best: Go west, young man. Haven't you been told? The west is full of MLB draft 2010 prospects. OK, we may have bent Toby's words a little bit, but on authority from Jason A. Churchill, who looks at four top western players here.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  11. This first round should be intriguing

    Jason A. Churchill

    I recently overheard -- and then joined -- a conversation between a small group of scouts sitting behind home plate prior to a college game over the weekend. The initial topic was the draft and all of its uncertainties, but that quickly grew into a d...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  12. MLB draft 2010 - The first round could be among the oddest in yea...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill on two important MLB draft-related topics: (1) how crazy the first round might be this year in terms of team movement and unpredictability, and (2) notes on some lesser-discussed senior prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The state of the shortstops

    Jason A. Churchill

    We talked earlier this season about Cal State Fullerton's Christian Colon and Alabama's Josh Rutledge and where they might end up in this year's draft. Colon could be a first-round pick and Rutledge a late-first-day or early-second-da...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  16. MLB draft 2010 - Jason A. Churchill: The state of shortstops for ...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill evaluates some top SS prospects -- Christian Colon, Josh Rutledge, Manny Machado et al -- for the 2010 MLB draft.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2010