1. Is Fast-Tracked Carlos Rodon the Second Coming of Dominant Ace Chris Sale?

    Chris Sale went from first-round draft pick in 2010 to big league reliever in a span of two months, beginning what has turned out to be a brilliant five-year career with the Chicago White Sox ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 12,000 reads 13 comments

  2. 3rd MLB Draftee in Gillaspie Family Poised to Pave Way for Own Legacy

    One could say that 2014 first-round draft pick Casey Gillaspie was born to play baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays selected Gillaspie out of Wichita State with the No...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 11,140 reads 3 comments

  3. 5 Early Flops of the 2014 MLB Draft Class

    When a highly touted draft pick gets off to a slow start as a professional, we tend to draw hasty conclusions about his long-term potential or assume that something was missed in the scouting process...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 20,236 reads 15 comments

  4. 10 Early Breakout Stars of the 2014 MLB Draft Class

    While it will be several years until most of the 2014 draft picks are ready for the major leagues, that doesn't mean we can’t get excited about the early returns from some of baseball’s brightest young players...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 20,507 reads 13 comments

  5. Re-Ranking the Top 2014 MLB Draft Classes Post-Signing Deadline

    The deadline for signing 2014 draft picks was last Friday, July 18, at 5 p.m. ET. As you probably know by now, the Houston Astros made headlines for all the wrong reasons with their failure to sign highly touted prep arms Brady Aiken, the No...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 28,050 reads 21 comments

  6. Not Signing Brady Aiken Will Come Back to Haunt Houston Astros

    The signing deadline for 2014 draft picks officially passed Friday at 5 p.m. ET, and the Houston Astros were not able to sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken, according Jim Callis of MLB ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 67,165 reads 109 comments

  7. Kyle Schwarber's New MLB ETA, Projection After Unreal Pro Start

    The Chicago Cubs surprised the baseball world last month by selecting Kyle Schwarber out of Indiana University with the No. 4 overall pick in the first-year player draft...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 34,369 reads 33 comments

  8. 2014 College World Series: 4 MLB Draft Picks Who Will Be Finals X-Factors

    The finals of the 2014 College World Series are set to begin Monday with the first game of a best-of-three series between Virginia and Vanderbilt. Each team will be seeking its first CWS title in program history...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 15,504 reads 1 comments

  9. 2014 College World Series: Ranking Top 7 Must-Watch MLB Draft Picks

    If there’s one reason to appreciate the overlap between Major League Baseball’s amateur draft and the College World Series, it’s because the final eight teams to ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 23,159 reads 3 comments

  10. College World Series 2014: Top MLB Prospects on Display in Omaha

    Numerous players selected in the 2014 MLB draft had little time to celebrate because the team they were still on was in the College World Series. Eight teams remain in double-elimination play...

    David Daniels Written by David Daniels about 5 months ago 342 reads 0 comments

  11. San Francisco Giants: Examining the Potential Benefits of Their Draft Class

    The homegrown talent present on the current San Francisco Giants roster isn't easy to ignore. However, it's also hard to forgive the team for its lack of talent in the farm system...

    Baily Deeter Written by Baily Deeter about 6 months ago 944 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB Draft 2014: Prospects Who Will Make the Fastest Rise Through Minors

    In the wake of the 2014 MLB draft, several franchises came away with a crop of players they hope will materialize in the coming years. That goes for every team, but not all will be so lucky...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 6 months ago 1,306 reads 0 comments

  13. MLB Draft 2015 Big Board: B/R's Initial Position-by-Position Rankings

    We're only a few days removed from the conclusion of the 2014 draft, but it's never too early to start looking ahead at what next year's class has to offer...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 23,854 reads 5 comments

  14. MLB Draft 2014: Full Grades and Top Results from Baseball's Selection Process

    The 2014 Major League Baseball draft was a wild three-day event that featured 40 rounds of action and an unbelievable 1,204 picks...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 6 months ago 1,080 reads 0 comments

  15. 2014 MLB Draft Results: Every Team's Biggest Steal

    From Touki Toussaint to Jeff Hoffman, there were some serious steals in the 2014 MLB draft, and what follows is a rundown of the biggest bargains for each MLB team. There are a variety of reasons why prospects tumble down the draft board...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 6 months ago 69,520 reads 21 comments

  16. MLB Draftee Do's and Don'ts: The Minor League Survival Manual

    Congratulations, you’ve just been selected in the 2014 baseball amateur player draft! The baseball gods have smiled on you, and the world is your oyster...

    Dirk  Hayhurst Written by Dirk Hayhurst about 6 months ago 40,904 reads 27 comments

  17. Mike Rosenbaum's Updated Top 50 MLB Prospects Post-2014 MLB Draft

    With the 2014 MLB first-year player draft now in the books, it's time to see how baseball's new crop of talent compares to its current top prospects...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 117,992 reads 129 comments

  18. MLB Mock Draft 2015: B/R's Official Early Predictions for Next Year's Top 10

    Even though we are still sifting through all the names taken in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft over the weekend, it's never too early to start looking ahead to next year's class...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 40,345 reads 17 comments

  19. MLB Draft 2014: Ranking the 10 Biggest Steals of the Entire Draft

    There were 1,215 players drafted in the 40 rounds of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. We'll know for sure which players were the big steals among that lot in, oh, about a decade...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 13,078 reads 8 comments

  20. MLB Draft 2014: Final Analysis of Team-by-Team Grades for Overall Results

    Three days, 40 rounds and 1,215 picks later, the 2014 MLB first-year player draft is in the books. Perhaps the grueling longevity causes the MLB amateur draft to take a distant backseat to the NFL and NBA selection processes...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 6 months ago 3,882 reads 0 comments

  21. 2014 MLB Draft Grades: Chart for All Team-by-Team Results and Picks

    Of the United States' four major professional sports, Major League Baseball's draft is the most difficult to assess. By a significant margin. Starting with the obvious: There were 1,204 players taken over the three-day draft...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 6 months ago 1,129 reads 0 comments

  22. MLB Draft 2014: Complete Listing of Final Grades Based on Overall Results

    Major League Baseball’s draft process is unlike anything else in sports, and the 2014 edition of the three-day event is over after 40 rounds of action. That’s an impressive total of 1,204 picks...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 6 months ago 633 reads 0 comments

  23. 2014 MLB Draft Results: List of Grades for Overall Picks by Each Franchise

    While some MLB teams were in better position to get results in the 2014 MLB Draft, every franchise had equal ability to resist reaching. Many failed. Here's a list of grades for each team's draft classes...

    David Daniels Written by David Daniels about 6 months ago 2,140 reads 0 comments

  24. MLB Draft 2014: Final Grades Review for Each Franchise's Overall Results

    The 40-round, three-day spectacle is in the books, so it's time to measure how every team fared in the 2014 MLB draft. A vast majority of the important picks occurred Thursday and Friday, but Saturday wrapped up the final 30 rounds...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 6 months ago 1,118 reads 0 comments

  25. Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2014 MLB Draft

    As we put a final bow on the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, it is a great time to look at the state of the farm systems. All 30 teams have exhausted weeks and months building toward this weekend and are now prepared to reap the rewards...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 144,364 reads 197 comments