SIGNING BONUS: 5,760,000
Finally Mr #1 signed and hes a Nice prospect. Defensivly he will be a solid SS and may throw one in the dirt once in a while. But Offensivly he will be a Silver Slugger and may vie for an MVP award. He lacks some speed like the elite Shortstops, but has a powerfull bat that will make it a non factor.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,910,000
This 18 year old kid will spend about 4 years in the Minors before he hits the Bigs. But when he arrives you'll see a pitcher with great command of his pitches and will be effective against righties and lefties. He will rely on his Slider and Sinker with an occasional Fastball. His lack of velocity and a poor change up are his only weakness.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,820,000
this is the First JC player taken in the draft. He should spend 3 years in the minors to fully reach his projections but could be rushed up in 2 years. With pinpoint control and great splits against both Righties and lefties he will be a force on the mound. Hitters will see a great Curveball and a Splitter with an occasional changeup or sinker. He has a low stamina so a good bullpen will be needed to finish what he started.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,720,000
This kid is the first outfielder taken. Defensively he will be a good CF'er or a Gold Glove 2nd baseman. With great speed and baserunning skills he will swipe a ton of Bases. Offensivly he will make great contact against Righties or Southpaws. But with terrible eyesight he will swing at alot of bad pitches.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,630,000
Another nice Cf'er goes early with this pick. This cat defensively could be a Gold Glove Cf'er with great Range and Glove. Gerrardos decent speed is a plus but with average baserunning skills he may get picked off once in a while. Offensivley he will hit in the .300's with an occasional Homer. His weakness is a health rating in the 50's which will make him a D L Darling. Maybe that is why The injuns have him Catching in the Minors. All that padding will protect him.........right??
SIGNING BONUS: 3,740,000
Here is the first College kid taken in the draft. In college he played 2nd base but with a weak throwing arm he may be suited to play LF/1B. He can hit lefties the best but won't be embarassed by righties. Not sure if he can reach his projections but with the right training budget and coaches .It's not impossible.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,440,000
This three pitch lefty from JC will probably spend 3 years in the minors before we see him in the Bigs. When he does make it. Left handed batters won't have much of a chance and righties won't fare much better. He will throw 100mph fastball with a Changeup . But he may get clobbered if he throws too many Curveballs. His Low stamina may doom him as a #5 pitcher or a Long Relief. No complete games for this kid.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,350,000
Just because this kids overall is 78 doesn't mean he's not as good as the earlier picks. In fact I had him ranked as my #3 Pick. The reason I like him so much is the fact he has 4 good pitches with great RH split and Great Control. But as in most of the pitchers in this years draft .Stamina is in short supply. But I think he could be a Cy-Young pitcher with the right bullpen and run support.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,250,000
Here is the 5th and final JC player in the Top 10. This guy will chew the innings with high Stamina and durability. He will hold his own against lefties or Righties while tossing a Good Curve and fastball. I use the term toss because with a velocity in the Teens his pitches will look like a slow pitched softball.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,160,000
My scouts never saw this High School Prospect .If i did he would have been high on my draft list. This Lefty has great control and will fare better against left hand hitters. He has a killer Slider with a good sinker and Changeup. He will get hammered when he tries to throw his slow fast ball. Hows that for a oxymoron.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,450,000
Here is a kid that can do it all. He will be a solid defender at SS and has speed to run the bases. His hitting will be legendary with Great power,Splits and Contact. The only reason I have to doubt him is his low health projection. If this prospect is brought along slowly and with some luck he could be a very good player.
SIGNING BONUS: 2,970,000
My youngster finally signed after repeated trips to Ontario. I picked this kid fer two reasons. 1) he's Canadian and they make a pretty good whiskey up there. And second : he has 4 good pitches . I wish his splits and stamina were higher but he should make a decent #4 or #5 starting pitcher. His weaknesses are a low Velocity and Health projections. Perhaps if i limit his innings he may make it to the bigs without a mjor injury.
SIGNING BONUS: 2,880,000
The 3rd CF'er taken in this years draft has a problem. Because his glove is in the mid-70's he would fit at 2nd better. But because he throws left he will have to play in the outfield. His arm strength and accuracy is below the average RF'er. So He may turn out to be a great Gold Glove LF'er. He has good speed and Baserunning skills and will hit for average. Tough decision where to play indeed!!
SIGNING BONUS: 2,790,000
This 2nd base College prospect is intriguing . His glove is a tad below average to play CF, but with 83 accuracy and good speed he might make a good CF'er. At the plate he will have to sit against right handed pitching. He also is already 22 and needs 15 points to reach his projections. It's unlikely he'll reach them, but it can be done.
SIGNING BONUS: 2,690,000
Here is yet another mature player drafted early. He is also the first setup/closer drafted. He has all the tools to be a good setup guy with great Control and good Splits. This Guy also has a great changeup but his low velocity fatsball will keep him from being an effective closer. He will also have a tough time reaching his potential.
SIGNING BONUS: 2,340,000
This nice left fielder may boot the ball once in a while. But his blazing speed could override that aspect of his game. Add his very good Baserunning skills to that speed and you have a LF'er that can hit in the #2 or #1 slot. With hitting numbers in the 50's and 60's he should not be embarassed at the dish.