Draft Pick Breakdowns
Here are a couple of charts to help illustrate which teams will have the most to gain this week at the draft.
Conor Glassey answers questions about the draft in his chat debut.
State Report: Puerto Rico
It's a deep year in Puerto Rico, one that could rival the 2003 crop, when eight players were drafted in the top 10 rounds.
State Report: Canada
It's a down year in Canada. While lefthander Jake Eliopoulos at least gives the country a player in the predraft Top 200, he's not likely to continue the streak of Canadians in the first round, which was at two after righthander Phillippe Aumont (11th overall, Mariners) in 2007 and second baseman Brett Lawrie (16th overall, Brewers) in 2008.
State Report: Arizona
At all levels, this year's Arizona crop is strong at the top, then drops off precipitously. It's also a draft class very heavy on pitching, with slabbists as seven of the nine Arizona prospects in BA's Top 200 Prospects.
State Report: Nevada
Most of the interest in Nevada this year comes from the high school ranks, where perennial powerhouse Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas is loaded with talent.