4/7/12

Draft - Top 12 Picks v5.0

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Lots of recent injuries have changed the pecking order

IMO...

#1 - Houston Astros - Mike Zunino - C  -  He is simply the most dominant player in baseball right now and Houston would be nuts to pass on this monster

#2 - Minnesota Twins - Byron Buxton - OF - Drafts are funny. Someone picks a bat and everybody starts to panic and they change plans at the last second and pick the next best bat in the draft

#3 - Seattle Mariners - RHSP Kyle Zimmer - Zimmer has quickly risen to the top righty in the draft.

#4 - Baltimore Orioles - RHSP Kevin Gausman - Zimmer will start a run on starting pitchers. It' not that other pitchers have dropped; it's the fact that Gausman is just having a great season after developing two pitches.

#5 - Kansas City Royals - RHSP Mark Appel - The draft's early on favorite has dropped down a little but not because of lack of talent. Potential ace.

#6 - Chicago Cubs - LHSP Andrew Heaney - Baseball America named him the mid-season top D1 pitcher. Incredible season.

#7 - San Diego Padres - RHSP - Lucas Giolito - Yes, there is an injury issue, but Gio is the real deal and he shouldn't drop any further than this.

#8 - Pittsburgh Pirates - LHSP - Max Fried - It's been a choppy year for Fried so far but you're drafting raw tools here.

#9 - Florida Marlins - SS - Deven Morreno - here comes the infielders and this is the best of the lot.

#10 - Colorado Rockies - RHSP Lance McCullers Jr. - LM has quietly slipped back in the top 10 picks after a great season, 

#11 - Oakland A's - RHSP Michael Wacha - Wacha could easily be picked higher than this.

#12 - New York Mets -  OF - David Dahl - can't pass on the bat.


1 comments:

Stephen Guilbert said...

I've been saying this for months...the only only difference between Dahl and Buxton is hype. They have the same tools. Dahl might even be a bit faster.

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