6/8/2013 | Tigers heed call to arms in 2013 First-Year Player Draft
Detroit went after advanced pitching in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, ultimately taking 25 hurlers. The team's first seven picks were all collegiate pitchers, and the plan is to let nearly all of them begin as starters, even if they are still developing pitches.
6/8/2013 | NCAA tourney roundup: Sunday, June 8
The road to the College World Series continued with eight matchups around the country, and the afternoon included several games that featured tight outcomes and several players now drafted by Major League clubs.
6/8/2013 | A's enthusiastic about picks in First-Year Player Draft
One year after claiming the American League West crown, the Athletics looked to solidify their franchise through the 2013 First-year Player Draft.
6/8/2013 | Mariners put emphasis on pitching, versatility in Draft
The Mariners cast a wide net to find the 40 players they selected in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. They drafted players who hail from 15 different states, as well as a pair of Canadians. Seattle also put a notable emphasis on pitching, selecting 13 hurlers between the fourth and 27th rounds, as well as focusing on versatile players who could grow into multiple different positions.
6/8/2013 | Riding success, Tillman hopes to solve Rays
Matt Moore will attempt to continue the Rays' success against the Orioles this season in the teams' series finale Sunday, when he will be opposed by the Orioles' Chris Tillman.
6/8/2013 | Manager Weiss' son drafted in 22nd round by Rox
Brody Weiss has already played on the Coors Field diamond twice, taking part in the Rockies Futures game each of the past two years. But his next appearance in Denver might be a bit different, as the Rockies, the club his father manages, drafted him in the 22nd round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
6/8/2013 | Anderson wins MLB.com Don't Count Him Out Award
Shaun Anderson, a prep pitcher out of American Heritage High School in Coral Gables, Fla., realized a great personal ambition Saturday when he was chosen as the final player in the First-Year Player Draft.
6/8/2013 | Padres' 2013 Draft class rich with quality hitters
The Padres have a battery of solid top pitching prospects, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that San Diego used five of its first six picks on position players in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. With their first selection, they chose outfielder Hunter Renfroe.
6/8/2013 | Rangers make Day 3 of the Draft a brother act
David and Ryan Ledbetter couldn't have asked for a better situation in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The twin brothers and right-handed pitchers both got drafted by the Rangers this weekend.
6/8/2013 | 2013 Draft produces many 'familiar' names
The three-day 2013 First-Year Player Draft wrapped up Saturday, but also marked the beginning of the careers of a whole new generation of players with family ties and last names that every baseball fan has come to know.
6/8/2013 | Buchholz goes to 9-0 as Red Sox earn split
Clay Buchholz is making consistent dominance look too easy. The Red Sox sure are enjoying the ride. Fueled by more mastery from the righty, Boston salvaged a split of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday night with a 7-2 victory over the Angels in Game 2.
6/8/2013 | Mets go several different avenues with their Draft
The Mets found power and speed, proven studs and projectable prospects. Through 40 rounds of the First-Year Player Draft, the club added a versatile mix to its farm system.
6/8/2013 | Tigers keep it in family, draft Torii Hunter Jr.
It's been quite a time for Torii Hunter Jr. Last week he graduated from Prosper (Texas) High School. On Friday he celebrated his 18th birthday. And on Saturday the Tigers made him their 36th-round selection (1,086th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft.
6/8/2013 | Gray headlines Rockies' pitcher-heavy Draft class
The Rockies focused on finding a group of talented young pitchers, selecting 25 starters and relievers in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The crown jewel of the class is starter Jonathan Gray, who Colorado nabbed with the third overall pick.
6/8/2013 | Mets designate Ankiel, will call up Nieuwenhuis
After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Mets' 2-1 loss on Saturday to the Marlins, Rick Ankiel has been designated for assignment. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who's batting .232 with Triple-A Las Vegas this season, will replace the outfielder.
6/8/2013 | Medlen's multitasking lifts Braves in LA
Kris Medlen was a one-man wrecking crew as he proved masterful on the mound and hit his first career home run while helping the Braves end a two-game skid with Saturday night's 2-1 win over the Dodgers.
6/8/2013 | Yanks build depth in system through Draft
Brian Cashman knows the First-Year Player Draft is the lifeblood of any Major League team. No matter how much money a team spends in free agency, the key to sustained success on the field is a deep and talented farm system.
6/8/2013 | Putz throws pain-free bullpen session
D-backs reliever J.J. Putz, who as been on the disabled list with a strained right elbow since May 7, threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Saturday at Chase Field.
6/8/2013 | Backed by Cabrera, Stults stymies Rockies
Eric Stults allowed one earned run in seven innings Saturday, and Everth Cabrera reached base four times as the Padres defeated the Rockies, 4-2, at Coors Field.
6/8/2013 | Pettitte's son drafted by Yanks, but likely off to Baylor
With the Yankees working to nail down Andy Pettitte's 250th victory out on the field, Josh Pettitte's cell phone buzzed with news from Tampa, Fla., where director of amateur scouting Damon Oppenheimer was calling to report the Yankees had just selected him in the 37th round of the First-Year Player Draft. But the 18-year-old Josh is planning on attending Baylor.
6/8/2013 | Angels engage in arms race in 2013 Draft
The Angels' specific need was to bolster their organizational pitching depth, as seven of the organization's top 10 prospects are position players. And that's what the team did as it tied a club record -- originally set in 1999 -- selecting a pitcher with each of its first seven selections in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
6/8/2013 | Dodgers phenom Puig evokes shades of two-sport star
Yasiel Puig made his big league debut on Monday, nearly four weeks shy of the first anniversary of the Cuban defector's signing with the Dodgers. He quickly energized the franchise, which has won four of the first five games in which he has played.
6/8/2013 | M. Ellis getting healthy thanks to limited workload
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he will continue giving second baseman Mark Ellis alternate days off "so he can get over the hump" with a strained right groin that Ellis said has improved significantly in the last three days.
6/8/2013 | After Bryant, Cubs infuse system with ready arms
Through only the first 10 rounds, the Cubs felt they got the Draft's best hitter (No. 2 overall pick Kris Bryant), a position player they couldn't pass up (third-round pick Jacob Hannemann) and a bevy of experienced arms that can infuse the organization's well-noted lack of pitching depth.
6/8/2013 | Hanley returning as Lilly heads back to DL
With Ted Lilly heading to the disabled list, the Dodgers are expected to call up Matt Magill to start on Sunday, and the rookie will have shortstop Hanley Ramirez back in the lineup behind him.
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