June 4, 2012 in Sports

No clear-cut No. 1 in baseball draft


There’s no Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper in this year’s baseball draft. There’s not even a Gerrit Cole or Danny Hultzen, last year’s top two players. Without a clear-cut No. 1 prospect and several significant rule changes in place, teams face some intriguing decisions and an unpredictable first round in this year’s draft that starts tonight. Allotted spending caps based on the number and placement of team’s picks and an earlier signing deadline are among the changes clubs will navigate around this year. The Houston Astros have the first pick, leading off the draft for the first time since taking Phil Nevin in 1992. – Associated Press

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