College arms race heats up 

March, 26, 2012
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A college pitcher has been the No. 1 pick in the Rule 4 draft on 13 occasions, including in four of the past six years. Last June, more than a third of the first-round selections were college pitchers, highlighted by the first three overall picks -- Gerrit Cole, Danny Hultzen and Trevor Bauer. The 2012 class of college arms is gaining steam, meaning a similar result may unfold this time around, too.


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