Season 2 brought a new crop of young talent into The NCAA II and while it will be a few seasons before we can really tell who the winners of the draft are we'll take a look at the top 5 selections now to see who to watch for.
1). Richmond Cavaliers - Al Cruz (2B) - With the 1st selection in this year's draft the Cavaliers selected their 2B of the future. Cruz has the defense to play the position, great speed, and a solid bat. Will be able to hit off lefties or righties and will provide some power to a position that usually lacks. Nice solid, safe pick to help get the orginization turned around.
2). Atlanta Yellow Jackets - Aaron Forster (SP) - The 2nd pick overall decided to go with pitching and they found a solid arm. Forster will be able to throw a ton of innings with his stamina/durability, has great control, solid splits and two very highly rated pitches.
3). Jackson Rebels - Nick Gilbert (CF/2B) - The third pick in the draft goes to another 2B player although he has great defense and could roam the outfield at CF. Will be an everyday player that will be a threat on the bases with his speed. His bat is just simply average though for a pick this high.
4). Montgomery Crimson Tide - Eddie Donovan (CF) - Hasn't signed.
5). Columbus Buckeyes - Torey Tavarez (SP) - Another inning eater of a pitcher selected in the top five picks. Tavarez will keep the bullpen fresh as he'll go deep into games, has outstanding control and good splits along with three very good pitches. Will be a solid pitcher for the Buckeyes when he works his way into the rotation.