Draft : : Story
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2011 Draft Preview

Allan Simpson        
Photo: Ryan Young
Perfect Game plans extensive coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2011 first-year player draft, complete with extensive and exclusive player rankings, comprehensive scouting reports and profiles, and regular updates and features on the elite prospects.
We’ll also provide daily blogs of draft comings and goings, and enhance our coverage with mock drafts, draft chats and videos of top prospects.
Our daily coverage will begin on Wednesday, April 27, and continue through the draft itself, which is scheduled from June 6-8. You can get a thorough rundown of our planned coverage by viewing the draft schedule below.
As you can see, we’ll provide comprehensive national and state rankings of thousands of potential draft picks, along with elaborate scouting reports on more than 200 prospects and mini-reports on hundreds more. We’ll also provide much more content, including signing bonuses on hundreds of the top picks in the last several drafts.
PG draft experts David Rawnsley and Allan Simpson will be at the forefront of all our coverage, but we’ll also get considerable input from PG’s Patrick Ebert and Kendall Rogers.
Most of Perfect Game’s considerable draft content will be available free of charge, but it will take an Insider-level subscription to view some of the content—and even a Premium-level subscription, in some cases. To subscribe to PG Crosschecker’s more exclusive draft content, please click here.
Here’s a rough idea of what we have in store over the next several weeks (content is free unless otherwise noted):
Wednesday, April 27
·         General Draft Mechanics
·         Debut of 50 Prospects in 50 Days
·         Debut of Draft Blogs
Thursday, April 28
·         Order of selection story / team-by-team rotation, adjustments
·         General 2011 Draft Overview
·         Draft Chat with David Rawnsley
Friday, April 29
·         Top 100 Prospects
·         Mock Draft – David Rawnsley
Wednesday, May 4
·        Historical draft information
Thursday, May 5
·         Signing bonuses, top 10 rounds, 2006-2010
·         Signing bonsues, first round, 1965-2005
Friday, May 6
·         Top 100 College Prospects
·         Top 100 Junior College Prospects
·         Top 100 High School Prospects

Saturday, May 7
·         Preliminary state-by-state follow lists/states A-M 

Sunday, May 8
·         Preliminary state-by-state follow lists/states N-Z 
Monday, May 9
·         State Overview: Puerto Rico
Tuesday, May 10
·         State Overview: Florida
Wednesday, May 11
·         State Overview: Alabama
·         State Overview: Mississippi
Thursday, May 12
·         State Overview: Georgia
·         State Overview: Tennessee
·         Draft Chat with David Rawnsley
Friday, May 13
·         State Overview: North Carolina
·         State Overview: South Carolina
Saturday, May 14
·         State Overview: Louisiana
Monday, May 16
·         State Overview: Arizona
Tuesday, May 17
·         State Overview: California 

Friday, May 20
·         Mock Draft: Patrick Ebert
Sunday, May 22
·         State Overview: Hawaii
·         State Overview: Kentucky

Monday, May 23
·         State Overview: Texas
·         State Overview: Nevada
·         State Overview: Utah
Tuesday, May 24
·         State Overview: Colorado
·         State Overview: New Mexico
·         State Overview: Oklahoma
Wednesday, May 25
·         State Overview: Washington
·         State Overview: Kansas
Thursday, May 26
·         State Overview: Oregon
·         State Overview: Arkansas
·         State Overview: Missouri
Friday, May 27
·         State Overview: Idaho
·         State Overview: Wyoming
·         State Overview: Nebraska
·         State Overview: North Dakota
·         State Overview: South Dakota

Saturday, May 28
·         State Overview: Illinois
·         State Overview: Iowa
·         State Overview: Montana

Sunday, May 29
·         State Overview: Minnesota
·         State Overview: Wisconsin
·         State Overview: Virginia

Monday, May 30
·         State Overview: Washington, DC
·         State Overview: Maryland
·         State Overview: Delaware
·         State Overview: West Virginia
Tuesday, May 31
·         State Overview: Indiana
·         State Overview: Michigan
·         Best Prospects / Best Tools
Wednesday, June 1
·         State Overview: Pennsylvania
·         State Overview: Ohio
Thursday, June 2
·         State Overview: New Jersey
·         State Overview: Alaska
·         State Overview: New York
·         Draft Chat with David Rawnsley
Friday, June 3
·         State Overview: Connecticut
·         State Overview: Maine
·         State Overview: Massachusetts
·         State Overview: New Hampshire
·         State Overview: Rhode Island
·         State Overview: Vermont
Saturday, June 4
·         State Overview: Canada
·         Mock Draft – David Rawnsley

Sunday, June 5
                ·         Top 300 Draft Prospects

Monday, June 6
                ·         Top 100 Draft Prospects with one-line scouting reports

50 in 50 Profiles
·         Travis Harrison

·         Gerrit Cole

                ·         Danny Hultzen
                ·         John Stilson
·         George Springer

·         Sonny Gray

                ·         Brian Goodwin
                ·         Jose Fernandez
·         Dylan Bundy
Dan Vogelbach
                ·         Alex Meyer
                ·         Josh Bell
·         Matt Barnes
Blake Swihart
                ·         Taylor Guerrieri
·         Javier Baez
Mikie Mahtook
                ·         Henry Owens
                ·         Andrew Susac
·         Taylor Jungmann
Robert Stephenson
                ·         Anthony Rendon
                ·         Joe Ross
·         Jed Bradley
Dwight Smith
                ·         Adam Conley
                ·         Archie Bradley
·         C.J./Kevin Cron
Tyler Beede
                ·         Trevor Bauer
                ·         Matt Purke
·         Daniel Norris
Cory Spangenberg
                ·         Andrew Chafin
                ·         Francisco Lindor
                ·         Anthony Meo
                ·         Dillon Howard
                ·         Dante Bichette
                ·         Tyler Anderson
              ·         J.R. Graham
                ·         Austin Hedges
                ·         Levi Michael
                ·         Derek "Bubba" Starling
                ·         Josh Osich
                ·         Brandon Nimmo
                ·         Joe Panik
                ·         Jackie Bradley
                ·         Grayson Garvin
                ·         Sean Gilmartin

Draft Day Coverage, June 6-8

·         Pick-by-pick/round-by-round selections, Expert coverage/updates/analysis (Draft LIVE!)
·         Day 1 Draft Impressions
Thursday, June 9
·         Draft Impressions: American League
Friday, June 10
·         Draft Impressions: National League
2012 state-by-state follow lists 

·         2013 state-by-state follow lists 
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