6/5/2012 | McCullers expects smooth process with Astros
After all the waiting, Lance McCullers Jr. still has a decision to make: Will he accept whatever the Astros offer him or will he honor his commitment to the University of Florida?
6/5/2012 | Giants load up on college arms in Draft
A day after selecting Mississippi State's Chris Stratton with their first-round pick in the First-Year Player Draft, the Giants continued the trend during rounds 2-15 on Tuesday by selecting several more college pitchers.
6/5/2012 | Cubs pick Illinois native Heesch in eighth round
Michael Heesch, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound left-hander, grew up in the Chicago area but didn't choose a favorite team until he was about 8 years old. His father was a White Sox fan. Heesch chose the Cubs. The Cubs selected him in the eighth round of the First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.
6/5/2012 | Leading with Brown, Tribe stockpiles pitchers
On Tuesday the Indians addressed their pitching needs. They took seven right-handed pitchers on Day 2 of the Draft, including high school prospects Mitch Brown and Kieran Lovegrove in the second and third rounds, respectively.
6/5/2012 | Padres go for power, speed on Draft's Day 2
If arms were the story for the Padres on Day 1 of the First-Year Player Draft, bats ruled the day on Day 2, as the team used nine of its first 11 picks Tuesday on position players.
6/5/2012 | Brewers find athletes, lots of pitching on Day 2
After Milwaukee took Tyrone Taylor, an outfielder from Torrance, Calif., with its first pick of Day 2, it became clear the Brewers had loaded up not just on power, but also on athletes early in the Draft. That was no mistake.
6/5/2012 | Sox focus on college pitchers on Day 2 of Draft
The Red Sox loaded up on arms rather than bats on Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft, as they selected nine pitchers and five position players on Tuesday.
6/5/2012 | Phils stock up on position players on Day 2
On the first day of the Draft on Monday, the Phillies spent both of their picks on 18-year-old right-handed pitchers out of high school in Shane Watson and Mitchell Gueller. So naturally, the Phillies spent nine of their 15 second-day picks on position players, including five collegiate hitters.
6/5/2012 | D-backs haul in a variety on Day 2 of Draft
With 14 picks on Tuesday, the second day of the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft, the D-backs selected an eclectic group of high school and college players, accounting for each position, save first and second base.
6/5/2012 | On Day 2, Marlins get mix of prep, college stars
On Tuesday, the Marlins added 14 more prospects -- including infielder Avery Romero - through the First-Year Player Draft to join first-round pick Andrew Heaney and the organization moving forward.
6/5/2012 | D-backs scoop up ASU closer Barrett
Despite the disappointment of falling further than he anticipated, Valley native Jake Barrett's distress turned to elation when the D-backs selected him in the third round with the 120th overall pick of the First-Year Player Draft.
6/5/2012 | Reds lean toward pitching on Day 2 of Draft
Pitching is always the staple demand of most First-Year Player Drafts and the Reds certainly haven't deviated from stockpiling more arms through the first two days.
6/5/2012 | Draft Day 2: Twins use 11 of 15 picks on arms
Minnesota's agenda for the 2012 First-Year Player Draft quickly became clear on Tuesday: Draft pitching. And then draft some more pitching.
6/5/2012 | Nats' third-rounder has big league bloodlines
Brett Mooneyham might not make it to the Major Leagues for a few years, but the left-hander has the experience of his father to lean on to get through that process.
6/5/2012 | Nats have West Coast focus early on Day 2
After selecting right-hander Lucas Giolito, a high-schooler from California, Monday night in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft, the Nationals continued to look to the Golden State for their second- and third-round picks.
6/5/2012 | Mets select Hawaiian Kaupe in fourth round
Branden Kaupe stumped the experts. When his name was called in the fourth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft -- 140th overall -- by the Mets, the commentators had to be honest: They knew nothing about him.
6/5/2012 | Mets show Arkansas bias on Day 2 of Draft
After the second round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, Mets vice president of player development Paul DePodesta joked that he should hire the University of Arkansas recruiting coordinator.
6/5/2012 | Wainwright trying to remain unbeaten at Minute Maid
Throughout his career, Adam Wainwright has pitched better against the Astros than any other team, and he's never lost a game at Minute Maid Park. The Cardinals are hoping that combination yields positive results yet again Wednesday night against Bud Norris and the Astros.
6/5/2012 | Tigers try to recreate success against Tribe
Detroit will look to beat the Indians for the first time in five tries this season Wednesday, when the two clubs meet at Comerica Park for the second tilt of a three-game set. Max Scherzer starts at home against Jeanmar Gomez.
6/4/2012 | Mock Draft
The Draft is just about to start, but there were some changes at the top of the Draft that made it worthwhile to do one last run-through of a first-round projection.
6/4/2012 | Holding first pick, Astros have Draft options
As much as the Astros plan to take advantage of having the No. 1 pick in the First-Year Player Draft, rookie general manager Jeff Luhnow hopes it's the last time he has to prepare to pick first.
6/4/2012 | Franco has permanent home in Mets HOF
On Sunday, John Franco, the Brooklyn native and 14-year Met, became the 26th member of the Mets Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony.
6/4/2012 | In wide-open Draft, Astros expected to take Appel
With the 2012 First-Year Player Draft just hours away, there was no clear-cut favorite to be selected first overall, and questions remain as to how clubs will deal with the new bonus pool.
6/4/2012 | Niese's 10 K's lift Mets into three-way tie
Left-hander Jonathon Niese struck out a career-high 10 batters over six scoreless innings as the Mets handed the Cardinals a third straight defeat, 6-1, at Citi Field on Sunday night.
6/4/2012 | O's Jones 'all good' after MRI on wrists, hands
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones reported via his Twitter account on Monday morning that he was "all good" and was on his way to Boston, where the Orioles open a series against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
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