KatieCubFan wrote: The first round kicks off tonight at 6:00 CT on MLB Network.
Here's hoping the Cubs come away with a good haul.
I think they will.....but that doesn't mean those guys turn into solid (or great) MLB everyday players. I don't who said it but for once they made a good point on Kaplan's TV show. You can look at a guy from every angle, know everything about him and make a selection that is universally hailed at the time by all "experts"....and the guy never makes the turn and is deemed a "wasted draft choice". You just never know.
The question is, do the top three teams all want to draft the top three pitchers (Aiken, Rodon, Kolek) ? And if one of the top three pitchers drops, do the Cubs want to draft one of them instead of a position player?
I think that Rodon would be hard to pass on if available. The reason I like Nick Gordon is that both his father and brother made it to the majors. I like that he plays SS. I like that he is a normal sized human. I don't like guys who get drafted because they are 6' 8 etc. I think he is the safest pick in the draft with considerable upside
These guys must take lessons from the nfl. Go to a commercial break when its time for the Cubs or Bears pick. We will see if they spend a minimal amount of time discussing the pick, like the nfl or espn, and then immediately glorify whoever is picked next in the draft. :)
FirstAmendmentFreedom wrote: So much for taking the best player available
Who did you want? I'm asking this seriously, as I haven't watched an inning of any of the players in the draft. I was surprised by the 1st round pick, but I want to see if he in fact is an advanced hitter and moves up quick.