I like this pick at #17. This kid has good control,RH split and 2 good pitches. And a high velocity groundball pitcher is always nice. Look for him in 2-3 years which will depend on training and coaching.My scouts never saw this nice prospect.
Here is another college player missed by my scouts.But now that I can see him, he looks like a very solid all-around player. He will field ,run and hit with the best of them. Juan "Love" Fernandez may become a All-Star 3rd baseman in a few seasons. This will depend on remaining injury free and good training. A great pick at #20
Wil "One L" Arnold is always losing something. This may not be a great attribute for a starting pitcher . But One L did lose his virginity recently at the draft party. And he spent the rest of the night in the Lost and Found looking for it.Wil one L has good projections to be a big league pitcher but his low health may put the One L on DL. I had him #15 on my board.
My scouts missed Denny "Crane" Satou probably due to Mad Cow. But from what I can see now he has the range for 2nd base but his glove and arm strength may betray him.Regardless where he plays Denny Crane will hit well and steal a bunch of bags. His health rating may put him on the DL and he may never reach projections.
Dante "Samurai" Suzuki was ranked #6 on my draft board. This future Big League Set-up/Closer has great control with two great pitches. My only concern is his low RH split. This may make him a Left Hitter specialist but still a nice piack at #23.
Charlie "Brown" McCartney will be a average fielding 3rd baseman with power. He will strikeout many times with his low contact and eye, UGGHH. But when he gets a hold of a pitch he will leave the pitchers holding their blankets and sucking their thumbs. When Charlie brown hits the bigs in 3-4 years look for him to finally marry that Little Red Haired Girl.Charlie was #8 on my board.
Cliff "I hate Miami" Broxton won't have to close games from the mound. But he will probably finish them from the plate.This kid will hit about .300 with 20 homers and 20-30 stolen bases.His poor glove skills will put him at LF/1stB but still a very nice pickup for #26.My scouts missed this kid.
Victor "Pray for me" St Clair was dropped off my board for health concerns.Theres no denying that this kid has all the projections to be a very good starting pitcher but his low health scared the Hell out of me. Sordie will break out the rosary beads and slaughter a lamb or two. Which can be a dangerous thing among Moonbats.
Robin "Sickly" Sefcik was also dropped on my board for health reasons. The Kickapoos are already feeling the pain, seeing how Sickly Sefcik on the DLafter 2 innings.But Like Pray for me St Clair, this kid could be a good pitcher if he gets to his projections.
Hayes "Fever" Reimold is projected to be a power hitting LF'er with speed. But like draft picks #28 and #29 this kid is unhealthy and dropped from my board.Perhaps with some luck and limited innings, Hayes Fever will make it to the Bigs? Gesundheit!!
Andres "Pretty" Prieto was ranked #9 on my board. While this future setup guy doesn't have the greatest projections, he should be pretty good. And if he gets a DITR BUMP on his splits he will be a Beautiful closer.Then NWsheehy will be singing "I'm so Pretty and Wity and Wise"
How the Crabbers pick up talent with limited scouting is beyond me?? Santo" You'll Be sorry for skipping me" Pena will be a solid starting pitcher in 4 years. He will not be cy-young material but Pena is a great pickup at #32.I'm already Sorry!
Jim "So to" Speaker is a less healthy version of Pena, so to speak. Jim's Splits are lower but he has a much better 1st pitch. If he stays healthy he could be in the bigs in 3-4 years. Ralph will probably package the two youngsters in a trade for a better pitcher.