Browsing Tag Mark Appel

On Mark Appel Returning to Stanford: The Risk Outweighs the (Possible) Reward

On Mark Appel Returning to Stanford: The Risk Outweighs the (Possible) Reward

By | July 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm | 5 comments

Pre-draft, Stanford right-hander Mark Appel was almost universally regarded as a top-three overall talent. Some analysts even predicted the Astros would make him the 2012 Draft's number-one pick. No dice. Now, over a month later, Appel heads back to Stanford to finish out his...

Posted in: News, Opinion

Nationals Ink Lucas Giolito Seconds Before the Amateur Signing Deadline

Nationals Ink Lucas Giolito Seconds Before the Amateur Signing Deadline

By | July 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm | One comment

Lucas Giolito will celebrate his eighteenth birthday as a member of the Washington Nationals.  The MLB amateur signing deadline came and passed at 5 PM EST today. For Giolito, the Nationals' top draft pick, that marks the beginning of his professional pitching career....

Posted in: Breaking News, News

As MLB Draft Signing Deadline Looms, Nationals & Lucas Giolito Face Tough Decisions

As MLB Draft Signing Deadline Looms, Nationals & Lucas Giolito Face Tough Decisions

By | July 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm | No comments

The MLB's amateur signing deadline looms less than twenty-four hours away. As of right now, five players selected in the first-round of last month's draft have yet to ink a contract with their respective clubs. The Washington Nationals' top draft pick, Lucas Giolito, the...

Posted in: Hot Stove Rumors, News

2012 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Kyle Zimmer

2012 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Kyle Zimmer

By | June 5, 2012 at 2:10 am | No comments

Though the majority of baseball analysts believed that Mark Appel would be the 2012 MLB Draft's top overall pick, and the first bay area pitcher to hear his name called last night, Kyle Zimmer ended up taking home the honors out of the number-five slot. The Royals drafted the...

Posted in: Draft Scouting Reports, MLB Draft

2012 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Mark Appel

2012 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Mark Appel

By | June 5, 2012 at 1:49 am | No comments

For the third consecutive summer, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected a right-hander with their first draft pick. Though they didn't hold the number-one overall slot like they did last June, when they drafted Gerrit Cole out of UCLA, the Pirates still managed to get their hands on...

Posted in: Draft Scouting Reports, MLB Draft

Cream of the Crop: The 2012 MLB Draft’s Top 10 Prospects

Cream of the Crop: The 2012 MLB Draft’s Top 10 Prospects

By | June 4, 2012 at 4:47 am | One comment

During the past few weeks, BaseballNewsHound.com ranked the top 60 prospects for the 2012 MLB Draft and posted in-depth scouting reports on the top five talents. With draft time looming less than twenty-four hours away, Ryan Kelley posts his finalized rankings of the top ten...

Posted in: Draft Scouting Reports, MLB Draft, MLB Draft Player Rankings

The Fab Five: The Top Five Prospects in the 2012 MLB Draft

The Fab Five: The Top Five Prospects in the 2012 MLB Draft

By | June 1, 2012 at 12:01 am | No comments

The 2012 MLB Draft is less than a week away. On June 4th, 30 MLB ballclubs will roll the dice on a bright group of young stars, hoping to fortify their team's future with some blue-chip talent. While this class doesn't contain any once in a lifetime phenoms like Stephen...

Posted in: Baseball Prospects, Draft Scouting Reports, MLB Draft

2012 MLB Draft: Top Prospects with Scouting Grades

2012 MLB Draft: Top Prospects with Scouting Grades

By | May 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm | No comments

The upcoming 2012 MLB Draft, held June 4th through June 6th, marks an exciting time for baseball fans. Every June, unlucky franchises get first crack at the brightest talent, and savor their chance to rebuild their future. The draft offers spectacular athletes with skill sets...

Posted in: Fantasy Baseball, MLB Draft, MLB Draft Player Rankings