hopkinsheel: "The Tar Heel were excited to grab Fossum at #6. We project him as an absolute monster of a bat and will live with his mediocre skill set behind the plate. We are hoping he can at least get his PC to 50. Either way, really happy he fell to us at #6."
cbf88: "Not a good draft for the Red Storm. Got no pitching and almost no power. 5th rounder quentin Velarde should be good in RF, he has no power but makes contact and has speed. Posiedon Welsh is the same player but iin CF. 1st rounder Casey Darr wont be a superstar but does everything well."
#9 Little Rock – Mark Ellsbury: Hasn’t signed.
#10 Boston – Boots Karros: Karros rounds out the top ten with another closer/setup type player. He’s projected to be low overall but also reminds us why overall ratings don’t mean much. He’s got great control and splits along with two very good pitches and a third one that you don’t usually get with closers. However his stamina/durability combination are going to limit how many innings he’ll be able to pitch.
eastonest: "These Boots are made for pitchin'."
daddiothree: "With the the 13th overall pick the Hawkeyes selected 22 y/o relief pitcher Max Williams from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Looking for young starters the Hawkeyes settled on Williams whom will definately solidify the bullpen in a few years."
train: "Truman projects to a solid mid-rotation SP, and he should slot in nicely within a few years. I had hoped for a big bat at the spot I was picking, but had Truman pretty high on my board and I'm certainly pleased with him. He was a signability guy, but he ended up signing for just a small amount more than his original demands."
mamidu: "Did not sign."
joekendall: "We were pleased to get a C with our pick. We couldn't expect to get a superstar at our draft position."
ghutton9: "It was a terrible pick, but I didn't see a very good draft to begin with. He was my 5th rated player and I doubt he'll ever be a major leaguer."
meece: "With the 28th Pick Portland selects SS Julio Julio. With this pick drafting late in the 1st round was looking to add a player of positional strength that could one day contribute. Taking a old theory of drafting SS players allows a move to several positons. WIth Julio's lack of Range a move to either 3B or LF could be the potential landing spot for him as he progesses though the organization."
#29 Kansas City – Cooper Seelbach: Unsigned.
#30 Baltimore – Yunesky Flores: Unsigned.
cctigerfan: "With the 31st pick in the draft the Colorado Buffaloes selected 2B Ernie Wuertz. The Buffaloes hope Wuertz can develop into an everyday 2nd baseman at the major league level. "We are very happy with the quality of this pick at this spot in the draft", said Buffaloes GM cctigerfan."
mamidu: "Alving Arenado - A good pick-up for where I got him. Projects to have very good control, vR & 2p. Has 4 ML quality pitches. He projects to have nothing spectacular, but every rating is solid. Lower DUR is a concern. I hope he can fit in as a SP3 as he develops."