The Nationals kick things off by taking Texas State shortstop Jason Martinson. Martinson is a good athlete that came to Texas State as a wide receiver, but has switched his focus to baseball.
The Pirates make an interesting choice of Oregon State righthander Tyler Waldron. Waldron started the season as the Beaver's ace, but was pitching out of the bullpen late in the year and scouts say he lost his confidence on the mound.
The Orioles take Connor Narron, who could be a difficult sign away from North Carolina and then the Royals take hometown Jason Adam, another player on our last "Best Available" listUpdate: And there goes Dickie Joe Thon. Like I mentioned earlier, Thon is expected to be a tough sign away from Rice but the Blue Jays are using their abundance of picks nicely to restock one of the thinnest farm systems in the game.
Update: The Reds popped Florida high school righthander Wes Mugarian. Mugarian's last outing before the draft was in the FACA Baseball Classic, a high school all-star game in Florida. Here is what I wrote about him two weeks ago at that event: "Mugarian showed better velocity at today's even than he did in the summer. He was 90-92 mph in the first inning and touched 93. He mixed in a 75-77 mph curveball that he got under a few times, but he also threw some for strikes in on righthanders. The first batter of the game reached on an error, but Mugarian got the next hitter to hit a ground ball, which started a nice 1-6-3 double play. Mugarian got into some trouble in the second inning. He walked the first three batters he faced, but got another double-play ball on the fourth hitter and got out of the inning after allowing just one run to score. Mugarian was mostly fastball-curveball, but also mixed in a few sliders and changeups."
Update: Paul Kirsch, the Rays' Northwest scout, is having a banner draft. After drafting Josh Sale, Drew Vettleson and Ryan Brett, the Rays moved down to Oregon and picked righthander Ian Kendall, who was up to 92 this spring with a projectable body.
Update: The Phillies get a good pick in the fifth round with righthander Scott Frazier. With a 6-foot-6 frame and 93-94 mph fastball, we rated Frazier as the 85th-best player in the draft.
Comments will be monitored prior to being added to the site. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be rejected. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed.
We have chosen to open up commenting to everyone, so comment away! We want to hear from each and every one of you! Leave a comment.
About This Blog
Syndicate This Blog
Search This Blog