Geek update

I’ll have the Five Faves for the Brewers and the Yankees, the two organizations we’ll be covering in tomorrow’s Around the Minors show, but I wanted to update eveyrone on how the ol’ MWBL Draft went.

As expected, Vandy junior David Price went No. 1. I got Tim Lincecum at No. 3. Over the course of the draft, a college sophomore was taken (guys have to make it to the big leagues in 3 years or you lose them), as was a Cuban who has yet to defect. You can see all the draft results right here. Twelve of the 24 picks in the first round were of the Minor League/amateur variety. Here’s who they were, with what pick they went with:

1. David Price, LHP, Vanderbilt
3. Tim Lincedu, RHP, Giants
4. Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Dodgers
5. Will Inman, RHP, Brewers
6. Travis Snider, OF, Blue Jays
7. Ian Stewart, 3B, Rockies
9. Franklin Morales, LHP, Rockies
11. Humberto Sanchez, RHP, Yankees
13. Matt Wieters, C, Georgia Tech
19. Chuck Lofgren, LHP, Indians
21. John Danks, LHP, White Sox
23. Carlos Carrasco, LHP, Phillies

There were a couple of other young guys who made their big league debuts last year who were taken in the first round as well, like Pat Neshek, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Boof Bonser and Jonathan Sanchez. For my part, I also got prospects Jeff Niemann, Kevin Slowey and Hank Conger to go along with Lincecum. Here’s hoping my pitching develops into what I hope it will…

Be back soon.

2 Comments

There is a hotly debated league rule that should accompany this draft info.

The league rule states that prospects must reach the big leagues and participate (actually pitch or get an AB) within 3 years or they will be lost. These prospects are then eligible to be re-drafted by anyone.

John Danks and Ian Stewart fell under this rule in the first round this year.

YES…I was the poor sap who lost both these players…and NO, I’m not bitter. :(

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