2016 Draft Central

Draft News

  • Top 10 Draft prospects from WWBA World Championship

    Mike Rosenbaum examines the top 10 overall Draft prospects from this year's Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship, based on their overall talent and not just their performance at the tournament.

  • Brannen, Danner headline Draft prospects on Day 3 of PGWWBA

    Saturday marked the final day of pool play for the 88 teams in this year's Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship, as some of the top prospects for the 2017-19 Drafts took the field across 48 games, with as many as 11 contests going on at once at Jupiter's Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla. Here's a look at how some top prospects and other notable standouts fared in Saturday's action.

  • Draft prospects on display at WWBA World Championship

    Perfect Game's World Wood Bat Association World Championship kicked off on Thursday and will run through Monday, with 88 teams scheduled to play at least four games each across 22 pools of four teams.

  • Top 10 prospects from Cape Cod League

    Though the high school players in the 2017 Draft look more promising than their college counterparts, there still were a number of talented players in the Cape this summer.

  • US collegiate national team once again showcases Draft talent

    The U.S. collegiate national team annually showcases high-level Draft players, and Jim Callis ranks the 10 best pro prospects featured this year.

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  • 5 standouts from Perfect Game showcase

    The West Coast team soundly defeated the East Coast in the 2016 Perfect Game All-American Classic on Sunday, 13-0. The game marked the eighth straight year that San Diego has hosted the event, which showcases the nation's top high school talent.

  • Ramos shines in Under Armour All-America Game

    Only Mother Nature could stop Heliot Ramos on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Ramos, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound Puerto Rican outfielder, stole the show in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Game, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs to lead the National team to a 5-4 victory over the American team in seven innings.

  • Vilade slugs way to victory in Eastbay Home Run Derby

    Ryan Vilade took quite a liking to Wrigley Field on his first-ever trip to Chicago. Vilade, an infielder out of Frisco (Texas) High School, outslugged seven other of the country's top prep players Saturday to win the Eastbay Home Run Derby, which preceded the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field.

  • Astros sign 15 of top 16 picks as deadline hits

    The Astros signed 15 of their top 16 Draft picks and 31 of 40 overall by the time Friday's deadline for signing them arrived, missing on seventh-rounder Tyler Buffett, a pitcher from Oklahoma St.

  • 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.

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  • Red Sox ink top Draft pick Groome

    Now that Jason Groome is an official member of the Red Sox after signing a $3.65 million contract on Friday, he is eager to get a uniform on and start his professional career.

  • Marlins sign third-round pick Jones

    The Marlins ended up paying more, but the organization is hopeful it will be worth it to secure the services of prep outfielder Thomas Jones, their third-round pick in the MLB Draft.

  • Mets sign first-round Draft pick Kay

    The Mets have signed the second of their two first-round picks from the 2016 Draft, Connecticut left-hander Anthony Kay, the club announced on Wednesday.

  • Angels ink second-round Draft pick Marsh

    The Angels on Friday signed their second-round pick from the 2016 Draft, athletic outfielder Brandon Marsh, giving him the full slot amount of $1,073,300, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.

  • Cubs sign third-round Draft pick Hatch

    The Cubs have signed right-handed pitcher Thomas Hatch, the team's third-round pick in the 2016 Draft. Overall, the Cubs have signed 21 selections in advance of the July 15 signing deadline.

  • Crew, 11th-rounder reportedly strike big deal

    The Brewers reportedly have busted their budget on 11th-round Draft pick Chad McClanahan, agreeing to a deal worth $1.2 million, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo. The Brewers have not confirmed the deal.

  • Indians sign second-round pick Jones

    The Indians have worked quickly to get their top Draft picks to sign on the dotted line.

  • After start in South Side, Ray on to big things

    Corey Ray sits behind the wheel of his car, cruising past Robichaux Park and Maxwell Street JJ Sausage. A slight grin emerges on his face as he approaches the Chicago Public Library and recalls the countless afternoons he spent there after school.

  • A's agree to terms with 1st-rounder Puk

    The A's have agreed to terms with first-round Draft pick A.J. Puk, the team announced Thursday.