2014 MLB Draft: Astros select Brady Aiken with No. 1 pick

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick the 2014 MLB Draft and they decided to take Brady Aiken with the top selection. Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, became the first prep pitcher to go No. 1 since 1991, when the New ...

Cubs targeting catcher Max Pentecost with No. 4 overall pick

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

"Are you interested in being a Chicago Cub at the No. 4 pick in the draft?" That, according to a friend of Rumors and Rants, was the question posed to Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost by Cubs president Theo Epstein in a conversation this week. It would appear Pentecost didn't say ...

The 10 Worst Top-5 MLB Draft Busts of the last 30 years

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

It's one thing to be recognized as one of the best in your craft. But to be recognized as one of the worst in your craft -- well, that takes some real doing. Without further ado, here are the 10 most disappointing players selected in the top-5 of the Major League ...

The Most Cub Stat Ever

Friday, June 15th, 2012

This week's Sports Illustrated includes a sidebar to a feature on Pirates star Andrew McCutcheon calling the MLB 2005 Draft Class "the best in decades." It is hard to dispute that assertion based on much of the talent to come out of it -- Justin Upton, Ryan Zimmerman, Troy Tulowitzki and ...

Houston Astros Make SS Correa MLB’s No. 1 Pick

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The Houston Astros decided they weren't going to pass on a talented shortstop with the top pick in the draft this time around. Houston took Puerto Rican (or in the words of Bud Selig, Porto Rican) shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 draft pick on Monday night, apparently attempting to ...

2003 Draft Still Not Working Out For Cubs

Friday, April 20th, 2012

In 2003, the Chicago Cubs drafted center fielder Ryan Harvey with the No. 6 pick in the MLB Draft. Like most Cubs first-round picks, he didn't even come close to the show, topping off with two and a half years in Double-A before leaving organized baseball in 2010 and attempting ...

Shocker: Scott Boras Does Not Like New Draft Spending Limits

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Get ready for some all-time shocking news: baseball super-agent Scott Boras is not a fan of the new draft spending limits in baseball's recently signed collective bargaining agreement. Let's all say it in unison, "poor Scott Boras." Major League Baseball's new CBA has rules governing how much teams can spend on ...

Washington Nationals Break Bank On 2011 Draft

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

For the third year in a row the Washington Nationals opened up the checkbook and added to their farm system by doling out tons of cash to their draftees. Monday night the Nationals and general manager Mike Rizzo succeeded in getting all three of their first/sandwich-round picks under contract. And ...