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First Pitch: A Busy Day For 2014 Drafts

First Pitch: A Busy Day For 2014 Drafts

Today was a big day for draft news on the site.

No, not the NFL draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers took linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round. If you want to read about that, you should check out the writeup by my friend, Dave Bryan, at Steelers Depot.

No, I'm talking about the MLB draft. It's now a month away, and that's probably why there was so much news on the subject today. Baseball America released their first mock draft. Keith Law released his top 100 prospects. John Dreker continued our weekly preview, profiling four potential first round picks each Thursday leading up to the draft.

The MLB draft has always been a big focus on this site. When I first created the site, it was limited to a payroll tracker, a future payroll chart, and a few draft prospect trackers for the top 2009 draft prospects. Back then, the Pirates were always picking high in the draft, so it was easy to get a feel for who could be in their range. Obviously, that wasn't accurate in 2009, as they sur...

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