When I started following MLB’s draft twenty years ago, I was looking for the inside scoop on the next great rookie card to collect. Back then news about the draft was hard to gather. Major League Baseball would publish the list of players drafted each year by team. But the list was, in effect useless, because players were listed in alphabetical order. Then in the late 1990’s the team lists started being published including the round in which each player was drafted.
Over the next six weeks I will use this blog to get the names of this years draft hopefuls out to fans. You can also check out the writings of Jonathan Mayo and Lisa Winston on MiLB.com They have increased draft coverage for 2007. This is the first year that MiLB has issued scouting reports on top players available in the 2007 First Year Player Draft. The link to the scouting reports seems to move around and be tough to find. If you have trouble finding them, please post a comment and I will post a link.
Here is a quick list of top high school players.