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Red Letter Dates for a Baseball Fan
1st Year Player Draft - June 8-10
First Years Player Draft 2015
1. Dansby Swanson, SS, Arizona Diamondbacks.
2. Alex Bregman, SS, Houston Astros
3. Brendan Rodgers, SS, Colorado Rockies
4. Dillon Tate, RHP, Texas Rangers
5. Kyle Tucker, OF, Houston Astros
6. Tyler Jay, LHP, Minnesota Twins
7. Andrew Benintendi, OF, Boston Red Sox
8. Carson Fulmer, RHP, Chicago White Sox
9. Ian Happ, OF, Chicago Cubs
10. Cornelius Randolph, SS, Philadelphia Phillies
11. Tyler Stephenson, C, Cincinnati Reds
12. Josh Naylor, 1B, Miami Marlins
13. Garrett Whitley, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
14. Kolby Allard, LHP, Atlanta Braves
15. Trent Clark, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
16. James Kaprielian, RHP, New York Yankees
17. Brady Aiken, LHP, Cleveland Indians
18. Phil Bickford, RHP, San Francisco Giants
19. Kevin Newman, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates
20. Richie Martin, SS, Oakland A's
Hot Stove League Contracts
Week of March 23
Re-Signed with Club
Brian Dozier signs 4 year $20,000,000 contract extension with Twins.
SPRO Analysis - Minnesota pays market value for Dozier. One year too long for us, but a good deal none the less. SPRO 3 years $13,036,000 actually makes it a bit of a bargain in the first three as he'll be making $11m in that time frame.
Week of March 16
Re-Signed with Club
Adam Eaton signs 5 year $23,500,000 contract with $9.5m/$10.5m option for 6th and 7th year and $1.5m buyout with White Sox.
SPRO Analysis - Chicago White Sox overpays for Eaton. It's hard to say these types are overpays, because we just don't know. Too far out after one good year to know. We're not in favor of these deals, but they may work out okay. For us, SPRO 2 years $3,256,000. For the first two years of the actual deal, it's right on the money.
Christian Yelich signs 7 year $49,570,000 contract with $15,000,000 option for 8th year and $2m buyout with Marlins.
SPRO Analysis - Miami overpays for Yelich. It's just too early for this for us. Might end up being good, but we'd wait until after this year to see whether his one good year turns into more. Be interesting to see what the year to year details are. For right now, SPRO 3 years $4,991,000.
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Baseball History Notes
Baseball History Fact
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