2016 Draft Central

Draft News

  • Storz edges Adell in USA Baseball Home Run Derby

    Nick Storz emerged as the winner in the inaugural USA Baseball Home Run Derby on Friday, narrowly edging past Jordon Adell at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

  • 2016 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker

    A complete breakdown of which 2016 Draft picks from the first 10 rounds have agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments.

  • O's, 2nd-rounder Dietz reportedly reach deal

    The Orioles have agreed to terms with second-round Draft pick Matthias Dietz, the No. 69 overall selection, according to a report from MLB.com's Jim Callis on Friday. Dietz, a 20-year-old junior college right-hander, will sign for a $1.3 million bonus, according to Callis -- slightly over the allotted slot value for the 69th pick, $934,400. The club has not confirmed the terms of the deal.

  • Yankees agree with third-round pick Martinez

    The Yankees have signed third-round pick Nolan Martinez for a $1.15 million bonus, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reported on Thursday. The club has not confirmed the deal.

  • McConnell headlines Day 2 of Tournament of Stars

    Team Brave defeated Team United 6-2 to open Day 2 of USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars, but it was United infielder Brady McConnell (Merritt Island HS, Fla.) whom scouts took notice of for his play on both sides of the ball.

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  • Padres have signed 12 of first 13 picks from June Draft

    The Padres have signed the top three and 12 of their first 13 picks from the June draft.

  • Tigers, 1st-rounder Manning agree to deal

    Tigers top Draft pick Matt Manning will not be following his father's footsteps into basketball, instead pursuing his baseball career. The big right-hander, the ninth overall pick earlier this month, has agreed to terms to sign with the Tigers, forgoing a two-sport career at Loyola Marymount, the team announced after its 5-4, 10-inning win over Seattle on Thursday.

  • Giants sign top Draft pick Reynolds

    Maintaining their quick pace of securing their recent Draft selections, the Giants on Wednesday announced the signing of their second-round pick, Vanderbilt University center fielder Bryan Reynolds.

  • Orioles sign 15 more Draft picks

    The Orioles announced another wave of Draft signings on Wednesday, adding 15 players to the organization.

  • Phils reach deals with 4 more from Draft haul

    The Phillies announced Wednesday afternoon they either had agreed to terms or signed right-hander Kevin Gowdy (second round), shortstop Cole Stobbe (third round), left-hander JoJo Romero (fourth round) and outfielder Josh Stephen (11th round).

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  • Before starting career, Yerzy spends time with big club

    Andy Yerzy has yet to play his first professional baseball game, but the D-backs' second-round selection in this year's Draft got a taste of the big league lifestyle on Tuesday night.

  • Brewers working toward agreement with Ray

    Two sources this week indicated momentum toward an agreement between the Brewers and first-round Draft pick Corey Ray, who could be signed as early as Friday when the team begins a homestand against the Nationals.

  • Astros sign top Draft pick Whitley

    Forrest Whitley had shot to 6-foot-7 by the time he was a junior in high school in San Antonio, and he had four pitches, including an effective changeup, which had put him on the scouting map. When he got on the scale while pitching for Team USA in Japan last summer and weighed in at 263 pounds, he knew something had to change.

  • Nationals, 4th-rounder Banks agree to terms

    The Nationals agreed to terms with four more players from the 2016 Draft on Tuesday, including fourth-round pick Nick Banks.

  • Sources: Rox agree to deal with 6th-rounder

    According to MLB.com sources, the Rockies have agreed to terms with sixth-round Draft pick Willie Abreu. The club has not confirmed.

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  • Phillies continue to target bats

    It was just over a year ago that the Phillies signed their No. 1 Draft pick, Cornelius Randolph. Scouting director Johnny Almaraz said at the time that he was the best high school bat available.

  • Mets, 1st-rounder Dunn reach deal

    The Mets have signed 2016 first-round Draft pick Justin Dunn, a right-handed pitcher out of Boston College who was selected No. 19 overall.

  • Top 2017 Draft prospects to watch at Tournament of Stars

    With the 2016 Draft firmly in the rear-view mirror, work on 2017 is already underway. The high school summer showcase circuit began last week with the Perfect Game National Showcase. Now the scouting industry heads en masse to Cary, North Carolina, for USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars, running from Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Meet Moniak: Phillies introduce No. 1 pick

    No. 1 overall Draft pick Mickey Moniak was formally introduced Tuesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, donning his red hat and pinstripes for the first time.

  • Callis picks for Padres in annual hypothetical Draft

    One of my favorite columns to write every year is my annual 10-round pretend Draft. Starting in 2003, I've assigned myself a random spot in the Draft order and made my own picks, conforming to realistic budget constraints.

  • White Sox sign top Draft pick Collins

    The White Sox have signed catcher Zack Collins, their first-round pick and the No. 10 overall selection in the 2016 Draft, to a Minor League contract with a $3,380,600 million signing bonus. That bonus equaled the set slot value.

  • Padres agree to deal with No. 71 overall Draft pick Lawson

    The Padres have signed lottery round B draft pick Reggie Lawson to a $1.9 million deal, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. Slot value for the No. 71 overall selection was $905,900.

  • Pirates sign lefty Ogle, two other Draft picks

    The Pirates signed three more Draft picks Monday, including fourth-rounder Braeden Ogle, a high school left-hander who received a bonus well over slot.

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