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2014 Draft Profile: Aaron Brown

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Pepperdine; Class: Junior Position: RF/LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-1; Weight: 222 pounds Previously Drafted: Pittsburgh Pirates, 17th round, 2011;   Cleveland Indians, 30th round, 2013   Background: In the running for top two-way player of the year with Kentucky’s A.J. Reed. Pepperdine’s power-hitting right fielder, and arguably their best…

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2014 Draft Profile: Sam Howard

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Georgia Southern; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: R/L Height: 6-3; Weight: 170 pounds Previously Drafted: Chicago Cubs, 48th round, 2011   Background: Another lesson on why it’s important to look beyond ERAs. Howard, who was plagued by a poor 5.55 ERA last season, posted some incredibly strong peripherals…

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2014 Draft Profile: Chris Diaz

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Miami; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-0; Weight: 195 pounds Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: How’s this for a productive rotation: Diaz, along with fellow southpaws Andrew Suarez and Bryan Radziewski, have combined to throw 285.2 innings while striking out 259, walking 100, and posting a 2.90…

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2014 Draft Profile: Bryan Radziewski

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Miami; Class: Redshirt Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 5-10; Weight: 195 pounds Previously Drafted: St. Louis Cardinals, 29th round, 2013   Background: The career accolades are impressive by themselves: a member of the USA National U16 team, 2011 Freshman All-America Second Team (Baseball America), 2013 Golden Spikes…

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2014 Draft Profile: Josh Laxer

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Ole Miss; Class: Junior Position: RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-2; Weight: 210 pounds Previously Drafted: Washington Nationals, 20th round, 2011   Background: The big, 6-foot-2, Mississippi-born right-hander has finally come into his own this season after struggling through parts of his first two seasons as he split time…

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2014 Draft Profile: Hawtin Buchanan

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Ole Miss; Class: Junior Position: RHP; B/T: L/R Height: 6-9; Weight: 250 pounds Previously Drafted: Washington Nationals, 19th round, 2011   Background: An absolute mountain of a man – kid, really – Buchanan is one of the biggest baseball players in the country – on any level, professional…

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2014 Draft Profile: Adam Choplick

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Oklahoma; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-8; Weight: 261 pounds Previously Drafted: Arizona Diamondbacks, 11th round, 2011   Background: A massive 6-foot-8, 261-pound left-hander who saw very little action first two seasons, Choplick sat out his freshman season thanks to a medical redshirt (Tommy John surgery) and…

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2014 Draft Profile: Ross Kivett

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Kansas State; Class: Junior Position: 2B/CF; B/T: R/R Height: 6-1; Weight: 200 pounds Previously Drafted: Cleveland Indians, 10th round, 2013   Background: A local boy that moves far away and eventually gets pegged by his hometown team, the Cleveland Indians, in the 2013 draft and, subsequently, spurns that…

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2014 Draft Profile: Dillon Peters

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Texas; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 5-11; Weight: 212 pounds Previously Drafted: Cleveland Indians, 20th round, 2011   Background: A highly decorated high school player, Peters, who was a two-time Indiana All-State Pitcher and a three-time Perfect Game All-American, fell all the way till the 20th…

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2014 Draft Profile: Jace Fry

 Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Oregon State; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: /L Height: 6-0; Weight: 197 pounds Previously Drafted: Oakland A’s, 9th round, 2011   Background: Teaming with fellow OSU southpaw Ben Wetzler, the duo has combined to post an incredible 1.12 ERA across 208.6 innings of work this season. Fry, a…

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2014 Draft Profile: Garrett Boulware

 Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Clemson; Class: Junior Position: C; B/T: R/R Height: 6-1; Weight: 220 pounds Previously Drafted: San Diego Padres, 42nd round, 2011   Background: Because, really, you can never have enough young catching, the Padres, who drafted top prospect Austin Hedges and potential 2014 early round pick Brett Austin, also…