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Unlike last year, Phils come to terms with No. 1 pick
The Philadelphia Phillies, determined to avoid a repeat of the J.D. Drew stalemate, and overall No. 1 draft pick Pat Burrell agreed Friday on a five-year contract worth a guaranteed $8 million.
Phils make Burrell top pick; Drew goes to Cards at No. 5|
To no one's surprise, the Philadelphia Phillies made Miami third baseman Pat Burrell the the No. 1 pick in baseball's amateur draft Tuesday, while the St. Louis Cardinals selected controversial outfielder J.D. Drew with the fifth pick.
Phillies look for better luck with Burrell |
The Philadelphia Phillies no longer hold J.D. Drew's draft rights, but the controversial outfielder just won't go away.
Cards not scared off by Drew |
No guts, no glory. That's the tack the St. Louis Cardinals took Tuesday by selecting outfielder J.D. Drew in the first round of the baseball draft.
Florida State coach says Drew made the right move|
J.D. Drew's college coach says the ex-Florida State star made the right decision in rejecting the Philadelphia Phillies' offer of $6 million after the 1997 amateur draft.
Trio at CWS drafted in 1st round |
The TV guys were Arizona State pitcher Ryan Mills' first clue that something was up. He was standing in right field when a sudden commotion interrupted practice at the College World Series.
Coaches unhappy amateur draft held during CWS|
Ask Miami coach Jim Morris about the amateur draft being held during the College World Series, and be prepared to get an earful.
For pro scouts, CWS an adventure in babysitting|
You'll have to excuse the major league scouts at the College World Series if they seem a bit bored. With the amateur draft set for Tuesday, they already know just about all there is to know about the CWS' top players.
Projected top picks
Best of the draft
Best by position
Where they are now
Straight to the majors
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