Draft - Top 12 Picks v5.0


Lots of recent injuries have changed the pecking order


#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.


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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