Found June 05, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug      (opening image credit, Baltimore Sun) A quick, numbered rundown of the opening day of MLB’s June Amateur Draft… 1.  The Pittsburgh Pirates had to be absolutely elated when the projected #1 overall pick on most draft boards- Stanford RHP Mark Appel- dropped the whole way to the Bucco’s spot at #8, a fall potentially rooted in Major League Baseball’s new draft slotting system, which severely penalizes teams for exceeding their $$$ draft allocation.  Appel has top-of-rotation potential, with a plus fastball that hits 95mph regularly, a complementary hard slider, and serviceable changeup.  At 6’4″, 195lb, the Houston native has a great frame, repeatable, smooth delivery, and strong mound presence. 2 of those on the back wall are probably Frank Coonelly's; Image credit usatoday 2.  Despite the positives, it doesn’t help that Appel is represented by superdou….agent Scott Boras, with whom the Pirates had a hair-raising go around during the 3B Pedro Al
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  • leroydyno123

    Great pick at no. 8 offer him 3.5 million and that is slightly above slot but this why collective bargaining unit designed the system to keep owners from being thier own worst enemies. If this young man signs he will be in the major leagues one year sooner than if he does not sign. Agent Boras will not look at it this way, he will have cost player by being greedy and if he really is looking out for this player he will advise him to sign. Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes it gets you.
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