Deals Come Streaming In: Cecchini, Roache Both Sign

It’s been just two days, but already five of the top 31 picks have come to an agreement with their respective clubs. The two most recent players to sign are shortstop Gavin Cecchini, who agreed with the Mets on a deal worth $2.3 million, and outfielder Victor Roache, who inked a $1.525 million deal with…

Houston Astros the Biggest Winner From Day Two of the Draft

Rounds 2-15 were completed today, with considerably less intrigue and head-scratching than yesterday’s cluster-bomb of a first-round. Several big-name players went in the second-round, a few in the third and from there the talent with name recognition trickled down. Let’s take a look at some of the winners from day two of the draft, starting…

First-Round Draft Grades

1) Houston- Carlos Correa (A) Correa represents the perfect mixture of need and best player available. 2) Minnesota- Byron Buxton (A+) If you would have told the Twins that they would have no problem getting the top overall player with the second pick, they would have told you you were crazy. But they’ll take it.…

From Number One to Number 16: The Tale of Lucas Giolito

Coming into the season Lucas Giolito was the top overall prospect. He bolstered that case in his first start, hitting 100 mph on the radar gun…in February. Not even Dylan Bundy could claim that. In his second start, Giolito injured his elbow and missed the remainder of the 2012 season, costing him millions of dollars.…