Posts tagged "MLB Draft"

So What is Left for Dylan Cease? (James Norwood Signed or Updated Draft Pool Post)

So What is Left for Dylan Cease? (James Norwood Signed or Updated Draft Pool Post)
7th-rder James Norwood's bonus w/@Cubs is $175k (pick 199 value = $201,900). Saint Louis RHP, FB up to 98, sits at 91-95. @MLBDraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 21, 2014 James Norwood’s signing bonus of $175,000 was released yesterday. As of this point we have the figures for over half of the draft signings, and... Read more »

Gunther's Barely Informed Day 3 Recap (Picks 31-40)

Gunther's Barely Informed Day 3 Recap (Picks 31-40)
World Series Dreaming has spent over a week looking back at the front office’s self proclaimed Super Bowl. Here is all the thoughts that we have put into blog form so far: Rice Cube’s Day 1 Quickie Recap My first impressions on the Kyle Schwarber/Justin Stinnett picks My look back on Day 2 Rice’s recap... Read more »

Gunther's Barely Informed Day 3 Recap of the Cubs Draft (picks 21-30)

Gunther's Barely Informed Day 3 Recap of the Cubs Draft (picks 21-30)
This is fourth installment of my eventual five part recap of unnecessary and belated draft coverage. The first part of the day 3 recap can be found here. This morning I was sad to find out the Yagu’s wonderful draft tracker is out of commission for at least the time being. I am hopeful that... Read more »
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Gunther's Barely Informed Day 3 Recap of the Cubs Draft (picks 11-20)

Gunther's Barely Informed Day 3 Recap of the Cubs Draft (picks 11-20)
The draft is over and at this point the attention turns to who will be signed. Day 3 is an interesting day in this post-CBA spending limits draft world. Players drafted on day 3 can be signed for any amount up to $100,000 dollars but any dollar over that amount counts against the bonus pool... Read more »

Cubs Draft Summary, Rapid Reaction

Cubs Draft Summary, Rapid Reaction
For previous coverage, check out our Draft Preview, the summary for the first day, and Dabynsky’s reactions to Day 1 and Day 2.  GW at Obstructed View also has a great roundup of scouting reports and videos of most of the Round 11 through 40 picks. I just want to use this as a quick... Read more »

My Barely Informed Recap of the Cubs Day 2 Draft

My Barely Informed Recap of the Cubs Day 2 Draft
Cubs and baseball twitter is an especially fun follow the days of the draft. Exhibit A: Only thing nerdier than following the draft is to play drinking games while you watch the draft. — John Arguello (@CubsDen) June 6, 2014   If you followed me (@dabynsky) or better yet more informed draft experts you are... Read more »
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Way Too Early Thoughts about Schwarber and the 2014 Draft

Way Too Early Thoughts about Schwarber and the 2014 Draft
Evaluating drafts days or months after in any sport is a terrible idea. Evaluating baseball drafts after the first day is an even worse idea, but the Cubs had a very interesting first day of the 2014 day. However, yesterday was an extremely interesting day in terms of the Cubs draft strategy. The Cubs clearly... Read more »

Day 1 Quickie Recap: Cubs Select Kyle Schwarber at #4; UPDATE Jake Stinnett at #45

Day 1 Quickie Recap: Cubs Select Kyle Schwarber at #4; UPDATE Jake Stinnett at #45
As we blogged earlier, the Cubs decided to go the underslot route after the three teams in front of them took the three best pitchers in the draft.  With no Brady Aiken, Tyler Kolek or Carlos Rodon to snag, the Cubs instead took Kyle Schwarber. The consensus seems to be that the Cubs got a... Read more »

Cubs Draft/IFA Spending Pool for 2014

Cubs Draft/IFA Spending Pool for 2014
Jim Callis, formerly of Baseball America and now working for MLB.com, recently released the draft and international free agency slot values for MLB clubs.  The slots increased 1.7% over last year’s values.  For the Cubs: 2014 MLB Draft Rank          # of picks          Total pool 6. Cubs  ... Read more »
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The Competitive Balance Picks for 2014

The Competitive Balance Picks for 2014
First, the results:   Results of the Competitive Balance Lottery for 2014 @MLBDraft: Rnd A: 1. @Rockies 2. @Orioles 3. @Indians 4. @Marlins 5. @Royals 6. @Brewers — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 17, 2013   Results of the Competitive Balance Lottery for ’14 @MLBDraft: Rnd B: 1 @Padres 2 @Dbacks 3 @Cardinals 4 @RaysBaseball 5... Read more »