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2008 Draft Review: Ike Davis

With the 18th pick in the 2008 draft, the Mets selected first baseman Ike Davis. He's been disappointing over the past two seasons, but does that preclude him from being a successful draft pick?

Problem with Alvarez and Hosmer contracts

This just an unsourced post on mlbtraderumors, but apparently Boras clients Alvarez and Hosmer are complaining about their contracts already. Glad that we avoided these problems with our guys.

Zac Elgie and Lee Ridenhour - Welcome to KU! Fall 2008 Baseball Roster set.

A big welcome to Lawrence goes out to Zac Elgie and Lee Ridenhour.  Elgie and Ridenhour were drafted in June by MLB teams.  The signing deadline ended last night at midnight eastern time.  Both...

First Rounds Picks Who Have Yet To Sign, or, Thank Heavens It Doesn't Apply To Us

There are eleven first round picks from this year's June draft that have yet to sign deals with the teams that picked them. The deadline is midnight ET on Friday.

Les Walrond and Travis Metcalf called up to MLB

A quick update on some former KU baseball players. Two former Jayhawks, Les Walrond (P - Phillies) and Travis Metcalf (3B - Rangers) were called up to the major leagues yesterday. Walrond pitched...

John Allman signed by Cleveland Indians

The one player I was most surprised to not see selected in last week's MLB draft was outfielder John Allman.  Allman was one of the better baseball players to ever wear the crimson and blue.  He...

Hardball Times: Breaking Down Eric Hosmer

Hosmer has legit power, but he is going to have to hone his swing before he can handle higher levels of competition. Along with a tendency to have some length in his swing, he can get a little too handsy, meaning that his hands get out in front of hip rotation (producing "extension") when they should be turning together. It doesn't look to me like he is trying to extend; he is just a little too eager to get out in front. Perhaps he could adjust his hand placement and bat angle to create a swing path that will make it easier to keep his hands back. If Hosmer can make the necessary adjustments (an easier task given his overall athleticism), fill out his frame as expected, and display what most scouting reports say is an excellent approach at the plate, the Royals might just have a star on their hands.

Assessing Day One from the NL West

Your going to read a lot about the Rockies picks in the coming days, but before any of these prospects take the professional field, I thought I'd make a quick and probably highly inaccurate...

Erik Morrison drafted by the Texas Rangers

This from the KU news release: LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior Erik Morrison has been selected by the Texas Rangers in the 46th round of the Major League Baseball first year player draft....

Andres Esquibel drafted by Seattle Mariners

This from the KU news release: LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior Andres Esquibel has been selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft....

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