All day long, I’ll be updating the 2010 MLB draft via running article/blog.

Hopefully, they’ll be some good news coming out later today clarifying what’s going to go down after the Nationals pop Bryce Harper at number one.

And come 7 p.m., I’ll be there with instant analysis of each of the picks from the first-round.

Also, I’m no expert, but if you have any questions, let ’em fly!

11:41 a.m. So not much is going on. Bryce Harper is looking like he’s going to command $10 million to sign. The Pirates have shifted about 13 times (probably) in the last hour on Taillon or Machado. And the Red Sox still plan to take the player who is demanding the most money, but is still on the board. Looking at you Anthony Ranaudo!

10:42 a.m. And if you thought Whitson’s numbers were sick, check out Jesse Biddle, a projected first-round pick from Germantown, PA. He’s got 59.1 innings pitched and 140 strikeouts! That leaves only 38 outs recorded NOT by strikeout. Hard to believe he lost two games. Great story on Biddle.

10:31 a.m. Just FYI, for anyone who hasn’t checked out Karsten Whitson, a likely top 15 pick. The young righty struck out 123 batters in only 55 innings. Just in case you didn’t have a calculator handy, that means Whitson has recorded 123 of the 165 outs this season by strikeout. That leaves only 42 outs NOT by strikeout. INSANE!! Check out a great article on him here.

10:03 a.m. Word has it that the Royals have settled in on Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal. Word even goes so far as to say that the perennial top 10-picking Royals may been working on a deal to secure Grandal’s services. If this were the case, then Grandal could get right to work, possibly with a placement at Low-A Burlington

In other news, Drew Pomeranz and the Ole Miss Rebels were ousted from the CWS, meaning his season is over. And what a season it was. Few college pitchers performed as well as the lefty, and he is about as sure-fire to go top ten as anyone outside of Harper, Taillon, and Machado.

Also, after seeming to prefer prep SS Manny Machado over high school RHP Jameson Taillon, it looks like the Pirates have done an about face, with Taillon now their preferred target. Taillon will probably demand a million or two more than Machado, so this looks like a win-win for the Orioles at No. 3. They’re primed to pick up a premier SS and pay less than if Taillon fell to them.

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