A new deadline looming

Now that the trade deadline has passed (you can see my various blog posts on that craziness over at my Minors blog, B3), it’s time to focus on the next big deadline: the draft signing deadline. That’s coming at 12 p.m. ET on Aug. 15. To get ourselves ready (I’ll also be doing some blogging on Geeking about showcases — the East Coast Showcase begins today), let’s take a look at some of the latest on the unsigned first-rounders, starting with the unsigned in the to 10.

2. Pirates (Pedro Alvarez): Coonelly ‘frustrated by Alvarez negotiations
3. Royals (Eric Hosmer): Royals now focused on signing picks
4. Orioles (Brian Matusz):
Is no news good news? There’s been nothing written lately.
5. Giants (Buster Posey): Nothing new to report here.
7. Reds (Yonder Alonso): Feet dragging on signing picks?
8. White Sox (Gordon Beckham):
No news of late.
9. Nationals (Aaron Crow): Slow negotiations with Crow

No. 1 Tim Beckham, No. 6 Kyle Skipworth and Jason Castro are the three top 10 picks who have signed thus far.

I’ll be working the phones and the emails in the next couple of weeks trying to get the scoop on what’s going on, so stay tuned…


  1. dave6998@hotmail.com

    Hey Jonothan, great work on the blog.

    What do you think the chances of the A’s singing Hunter are ? Especially with him appearing to be healthy for the time being.

  2. dave6998@hotmail.com

    Sorry, while im asking, what do you think the chances are the A’s sign Brent Warren ? Do you think he has great upside for a HS player ?

  3. draft

    I’d have said no in the past, but the A’s have been doing things a little differently, haven’t they? They signed Inoa for all that money and have done things like give 10th-rounder Rashun Dixon in a well-above slot deal, as well as 28th rounder Dusty Coleman out of Wichita State. So anything is possible. Not sure what Hunter is looking for, but if it’s still first-round money, I could see the A’s letting that one go. Warren’s got a good college commitment where he might be a two-way guy, so we’ll have to wait and see. Should be interesting…

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