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Soderstrom Receives Largest Bonus For A Prep School Catcher In The Bonus-Pool Era

The Oakland Athletics have signed 1st-round pick Tyler Soderstrom for $3.3 Million (slot 26 value = $2,653,400) according to Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline. Soderstrom received the largest bonus for a prep C in bonus-pool era. He is the son of former Major League Pitcher Steve Soderstrom who was the No.6 overall pick in the […]

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Update: Howard A. Kusnick PA v. Kellin Deglan

The Texas Rangers selected Kellin Deglan with the #22 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft.  The 6’2 catcher was one of the more intriguing players on the Canadian high school baseball circuit, who was seen as pretty raw, but had quite a bit of potential, especially with a powerful bat.  The fact that […]

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Top 3 Picks Of MLB Draft Are Playing The Waiting Game

Players selected in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft still have roughly a month and a half to decide if they will sign with the team that drafted them or return/go to college.  Even though there is a lot of time left before players must make that tough and important decision, 9 of the 32 athletes […]

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Pete Parise To Triple A Memphis

Just went through a very draining few days of the MLB Amateur Draft, and the fun is not over yet.  We had some guys drop in the round selected because of signability issues, a couple of guys leave us, and we picked up a few new players to advise.  It really is crazy how this […]

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Are You Ready For Some #MLBDraft?

I have been waiting for today for a very long time.  The beginning of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft is just hours away (it kicks off at 6 p.m. EST on MLB Network and and will last well into Thursday, until the final pick of the 50th round. It is easy to laugh about […]

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Former Athlete Selling Products To Athletes

From 1965-2001, 961 players in total had been selected in the 2nd round of the MLB Amateur Drafts.  Of those 961 players, 876 signed and accepted the signing bonuses proposed by the teams that picked them.  413, or 47.1% of those 876 players eventually played at least one game in the Major Leagues.  Only 266, […]

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International Bonuses – Worth It?

I spent a lot of time preparing for this year’s MLB Amateur Draft and then following all of the news surrounding those selected leading up to the signing deadline of August 15th.  But MLB organizations are not only interested in players selected through the Amateur Draft.  There are also plenty of players outside of the […]

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Pedro May Soon Be A Pirate

Was it all an image issue?  Was Boras Corp pissed that Buster Posey, a guy drafted later than Boras client, Pedro Alvarez, received the highest signing bonus in the history of the MLB Amateur Draft?  At dusk on August 16th, reports stated that Posey received a $6.2 million bonus from San Francisco while Alvarez ended […]

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One First Rounder Left To (Maybe) Sign

Only three players in the first round did not sign with the teams that selected them in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft.  The previous statement may not hold true if it is found that Pedro Alvarez and Eric Hosmer were signed after the deadline.  That being said, of the three players who went unsigned, Aaron […]

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Robert Lara Stays True To His Colors

For Immediate Release ROBERT LARA STAYS TRUE TO HIS COLORS Becomes the First Drafted Player in the 2008 MLB Class to Sign with Dynasty HOLLYWOOD, FL – July 1, 2008, Robert Lara, a 6’2 205 lbs pitcher out of University of Central Florida has signed with Dynasty Athlete Representation, LLC.  Lara was selected in the […]