Updating Biggest 2013 MLB Draft Winners and Losers Post-Signing Deadline

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Updating Biggest 2013 MLB Draft Winners and Losers Post-Signing Deadline
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After a lot of speculation about him last year, things worked out well for Mark Appel in 2013.

The signing deadline for the 2013 Major League Baseball draft has come and gone. Surprisingly, there was very little drama at the end with only one team not having its first-round pick signed. 

For all of the talk about how bad the collective bargaining agreement is for the draft and international free agency—and it really is—at least we can say that moving the signing deadline up a month has done wonders to benefit the teams and prospects. 

Since players are signing earlier than they were in the past, they are able to start playing games. Think back to a few years ago, when Bryce Harper was the top pick in the 2010 draft. Since Bud Selig was hell bent on having an unofficial slot system, the Nationals couldn't announce a deal with their top pick until the middle of August. By the time he signed, it was too late to send him out on an assignment and delayed him starting his professional career. 

That doesn't mean there isn't plenty to dissect from the last month. Here are the biggest winners and losers from the 2013 draft with the signing deadline now in the rear-view mirror. 

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