In-Depth with Baltimore Orioles Draftee Mason McCoy

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By Gabriel Foley – Last Word on Baseball The Baltimore Orioles selected Iowa’s Mason McCoy in the sixth round of the 2017 MLB Draft. McCoy was chosen six picks after teammate Jake Adams went to the Houston Astros. The shortstop spent the past two years playing with the Iowa Hawkeyes, and graduated this past spring. […] READ MORE



Jason Groome Signs with Boston Red Sox

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Just ahead of Friday's deadline to sign 2016 draft picks, the Boston Red Sox have reached a deal with Jason Groome, the 12th overall pick in the draft. READ MORE


San Francisco Giants 2016 Draft Review

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Giants 2016 Draft Review: The Giants definitely found the next Harper, Kershaw, and Bumgarner. Jokes aside, here's their best picks of 2016. READ MORE


Atlanta Braves 2016 Draft Review

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Atlanta Braves 2016 Draft Review: Atlanta had a plan going into the 2016 MLB Draft, and it nabbed them three of the top twenty-five players in the draft. READ MORE



Royals 2016 Draft Review

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The 2016 MLB Draft is now in the books. Time for some premature evaluation of this year’s picks. Of course in baseball, more than any other sport, draft picks carry not only talent, but a great deal of uncertainty with them to their new ball clubs. For some of the top picks, it will require […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs 2016 Draft Review

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With the draft concluded, here is the Chicago Cubs 2016 draft review of their first three picks, along with their overall draft performance. READ MORE


Red Sox 2016 Draft Review

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Red Sox 2016 Draft Review: With the 2016 MLB Draft now in the books, it's time to take a way-too-early look at some of Boston's newest prospects. READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 11: The MLB First Year Player Draft

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On the heels of Last Word on Sports‘s coverage of the MLB First Year Player Draft, Josh Greenberg joins Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen to talk about the top prospects and which ones to watch in a couple years after they bake in the minors. Josh highlights some of the top high school pitchers and […] READ MORE