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With the 5th pick in the draft the Royals select...
OF Bubba Starling
Ht/Wt: 6-5/200 lbs
After just missing out on Springer, the Royals take the next best OF available. With Cain taking over in CF after the trade with Milwaukee, the corner outfield positions could use some more talent. Having strong talent in Moustakas, Hosmer, Myers and Colon as the future for the infield, picking Starling has potential for another hot prospect to join the ranks. Pitching also has some strong candidates in the minors as well making this pick open for possible BPA, which in my mind is Starling. The only drawback would be his possible interest in playing football for Nebraska but the money and future talent should make signing him easier.
This pick is unprotected. However, I think the Dbacks will go over slot with this pick as long as they are sure they can sign the player. Sonny Gray has very nice heat on his fastball and an excellent slider. Although people talk about his height, theres no denying he has the stuff to be a top of the rotation type of guy. With Jarrod Parker, Purke and now Gray, the Dbacks are in the process of building a sweet rotation
The Indians select Taylor Jungmann with the 8th pick of the MLB draft.
Jungmann, out of Texas, could be the best pitcher in college baseball right now. He has a 95 mph fastball and a nasty 81 mph slider. His stats in both high school and college have been off the charts. His only weakness is that he has proven to be wild on occasion.
Last edited by F*(&"Next Year"; 03-28-2011 at 02:43 PM.
With the 9th pick
The Chicago Cubs Select Archie Bradley Rhp Broken Arrow high school. Broken arrow Oklahoma
For me Bradley is the cream of the crop for high school righties. Who would probably go higher but like Bubba starling, Bradley has a strong football commitment and only a massive signing bonus will keep him away from the university of Oklahoma.
Bradley already has a mid 90's fastball with good life. He also features a low 90's 2 seam fastball, With an above average Curveball with a future plus grade. He also has a change up but like most high schoolers he rarely throws it. His control is average at this point but that is common for two sport pitchers. Once he focuses on pitching only his control will get much better. I would expect a signing bonus of 6.5 Million
Last edited by JuggernautJ; 03-28-2011 at 01:16 PM.
With the 10th pick the Padres select: Daniel Norris, LHP, Science Hill HS (Tenn)
He throws in the mid 90s and features one of the best curveballs in the draft. Norris is so highly thought of that Baseball America ranked him as the fifth-best draft prospect available in 2011, as well as the second-best talent among high-schoolers from the 2010-11 period, behind only number two overall pick in 2010, Jameson Taillon.
With the 12th pick the Brewers select Jed Bradley, LHP, Georgia Tech with a low 90s fastball, a great change (which the Brewers love) and a decent slider the Brewers are very happy to get a quality left handed pitching prospect in the system. The system needs help all around but they take Bradley for his ceiling and the possibility of him advancing quickly through the minors.
Compares favorably in size and stuff to former Vanderbilt pitcher and current Braves prospect Mike Minor.
Originally Posted by Big E
you over rate OBP. especially for the White Sox who leave countless in scoring position. RBI is a way more important stat then OBP anyday.