Six weeks until the draft

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.

Rick Porcello P
Josh Vitters 3B
Justin Jackson SS
Blake Beavan P
Jason Heyward OF
Matt Harvey P
Michaael Burgess OF
Phillippe Aumont P
Matt Dominguez 3B
Tanner Robles P

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3 comments

  1. rsmith@rapidco.com

    I would like to see the High scholl prospects list broadened. I dont see names like Jeremy Vinyard (Boaz hs, Al) Chaz Russell (Ben Russell Hs, Al), Junior Grey (Gadsden City HS,Al.) Trey Vice West Brook HS,Al.

  2. rsmith@rapidco.com

    Where can I find larger lists for high school and College draft prospects without having to pay a small fortune to see it. I feel these guys who charge 200 bucks to look and there list are money hungry croocks.

  3. Phil

    There is a site called Perfect Game that you can get a lot of info on for just $60 a year.

    Baseball America also has a web-site subcription for I think $60. They will start ramping up their draft coverage in a week or two.

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