This is not going to be a long one. No jokes please…
I’m putting up a post while holding Robbie–no small feat–while also watching the draft. Of course, not many people care about the MLB draft because there are never any immediate returns. You typically have to wait several years before any of these guys start showing up in the majors.
That’s ok with me.
The MLB draft is one of hope. It is strategic. It is vital to trams such as the Rays, Pirates, and Royals. A poor draft hurts for a few years.
What I’m thinking tonight:
–The Rays have the #2 ranked farm system in MLB!
–the Yanks have the #5 system! That is a surprise!!
–the Rays have 10 picks in the first 60.
–this draft is possible because of the departures of top free agents Carl, Carlos, Wheeler, and Soriano. Their losses hurt BUT we hve a team in 3rd place without them AND will infuse the 2nd best system out there with 12 more picks in the first 89! The future looks good!!
–I’d like to see the Rays get a few starters, a SS, and a power hitting 1b. That will be a strong draft for sure.
–I’m keeping an eye out for a local product from the high school down the street (can’t remember the name). Strong pitcher. Strong hitter.
So the draft starts with two pitchers going. Not a surprise!