pre-season presumptive No. 1 pick, North Carolina State lefthander Carlos Rodon, has morphed into mystery No. 1, with
spring-long inconsistency and raw stuff.
Fast-rising East Carolina righthander Jeff Hoffman was injured and
underwent TJ surgery just as it looked like he was making a push for No. 1. Fellow top 10 righty Erick Fedde suffered the same fate
say that teams at the top of the draft are talking themselves out of
Texas high school righthander Tyler Kolek, perhaps the hardest
throwing prep pitcher ever, due to concerns about his delivery,
strike throwing ability and secondary pitches, and that his floor is
now the seventh or eighth pick. This could well be a
consensus top high school bat, San Diego’s Alex Jackson, doesn’t
have a defined future position.
consensus top high school pitcher, fellow San Diego resident Brady
Aiken, was throwing 89-91 mph nine months ago
completely new name has surfaced as a potential sleeper for the
Astros No. 1 pick, Evansville southpaw Kyle Freeland, according
to scouting sources. Freeland wasn’t even on many pre-season
first round lists.
best summary of the top 10 picks at the moment is probably to say
that the three “safest” picks are probably Aiken, Florida high
school shortstop Nick Gordon and Louisiana State righthander Aaron
Nola. After that, well, there is still plenty of work to do before
June 5, just not that much time.
Slot value listed in parenthesis after the pick/team
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