6/6/2012 | Giants' Draft haul heavy on college pitchers
The 2012 First-Year Player Draft for the Giants began with Monday's selection of Mississippi State's Chris Stratton with their first-round pick (20th overall), and by Wednesday's end, the Giants had stocked up on plenty more college pitchers.
6/6/2012 | Yankees expect top draftees to sign quickly
The high-end prospects the Yankees took in the early rounds of this year's First-Year Player Draft will likely take some time to make their way to the Bronx, but not the Yankees organization.
6/6/2012 | Top Marlins prospects could rise soon
Soon enough, Dan Jennings won't be the only top Marlins youngster playing in the big leagues, as five of the organization's top 10 prospects are projected to make their Major League debuts within the next year.
6/6/2012 | Right-handed pitching a staple of Cards' system
The Cardinals have used the Draft to stock their organization with right-handed pitching, which is considered the primary strength of their Minor League system.
6/6/2012 | Sano among past Twins picks set to star
The Twins put a dent in some of their organizational needs with the 2012 Draft, especially pitching. But with this year's selections still years away from appearing in the big leagues, it's time to take a look at players in the Minnesota system that could soon call Target Field home.
6/6/2012 | Taking stock of Draft's conclusion
It's all over. Baseball's annual First-Year Player Draft came to a close on Wednesday evening, more than 1,200 picks and 46 hours after it began in earnest.
6/6/2012 | Dodgers' system not lacking in top arms
Pitching is definitely in the Dodgers' Minor League pipeline, while the depth of position players is open to interpretation.
6/6/2012 | A's excited about talent, balance of Draft haul
Though director of scouting Eric Kubota insists the A's were just drafting the best players on their board this year, the organization still managed to do a solid job of addressing spots in need of talent infusions.
6/6/2012 | Above all else, Rays grab value in Draft
The Rays already had a solid foundation in their Minor League system, but the club hopes it added significant depth in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
6/6/2012 | Red Sox lean heavily on pitchers in Draft
The Red Sox concluded the 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday after 40 rounds, 42 selections and with hopes that the next generation of prospects will rise to the Majors like a select few before them.
6/6/2012 | Galvis headed to DL after injuring back
Second baseman Freddy Galvis is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. The injury occurred on a swing in the fifth inning of Wednesday night's 6-5 loss to the Dodgers.
6/6/2012 | Freeman exits early with bruised finger
Freddie Freeman recently returned to the lineup after dealing with eye issues, but he had to leave Wednesday's game against the Marlins with a different problem.
6/6/2012 | Chipper could start rehab stint this weekend
Chipper Jones had stitches removed from his left leg on Wednesday, and the veteran third baseman could be back in Fredi Gonzalez's lineup by the start of next week.
6/6/2012 | Cards' Garcia being examined in St. Louis
Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia, who lasted just two innings on Tuesday after missing his previous scheduled start with elbow problems, is back in St. Louis being examined by physicians.
6/6/2012 | Cubs GM applauds Sveum's handling of Castro
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said neither he nor president of baseball operations Theo Epstein influenced how manager Dale Sveum handled Starlin Castro when the shortstop made a defensive gaffe in San Francisco on Monday. It was all Sveum.
6/6/2012 | D-backs select Gibson's son in 38th round
The D-backs family extended by a generation Wednesday as the club selected manager Kirk Gibson's son, Cameron, in the 38th round with the 1,173rd overall pick.
6/6/2012 | Angels use Draft to give system jump-start
Though the constant reminder throughout the First-Year Player Draft was that the Angels were without a first- or second-round selection, they used their picks to stock a somewhat depleted system.
6/6/2012 | White Sox draft for balance, signability
Balance and signability played key roles throughout the First-Year Player Draft for the White Sox, who used their top two picks on high school stars, and 15 of their final 25 picks on college seniors.
6/6/2012 | Rising prospects show fruits of Draft for A's
For all the trade spoils the A's have received, the bread and butter of player development remains the Draft, and the team has several recent picks that are almost ready to make the jump.
6/6/2012 | Delgado dominates in Braves' two-hitter of Fish
Randall Delgado held the Marlins in check as the Braves beat Miami, 2-1, before 22,619 at Marlins Park on Wednesday.
6/6/2012 | Mariners pleased with variety in Draft haul
Nonstop scouting around the year culminates with three days in June for the First-Year Player Draft. And now that the 40 rounds are complete in the 2012 Draft, the Mariners like where they sit.
6/6/2012 | Chen's stellar start puts O's alone in first place
Buoyed by a solid seven innings from starter Wei-Yin Chen, Baltimore edged Boston, 2-1, for a series victory that sets a modern-day franchise record with its seventh consecutive win at the historic ballpark.
6/6/2012 | Efficient Nova helps Yanks keep Rays cold
Ivan Nova recaptured his form and led the charge for the surging Yankees, allowing just four hits across eight-plus innings in a stellar effort to defeat the Rays, 4-1, on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
6/6/2012 | Felix playing catch, could pitch Sunday
The Mariners have set two-thirds of their starting rotation for this weekend's Interleague series with the Dodgers at Safeco Field, but the club is leaving the door open for Felix Hernandez to pitch Sunday if his sore back improves.
6/6/2012 | Rotation uncertain for Rangers' series in SF
Scott Feldman is scheduled to pitch Saturday. Derek Holland, who has been dealing with a stomach virus, is scheduled to pitch Sunday. The Rangers just haven't etched either pitcher in stone.
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