Wednesday in the Sphere
Please welcome Cat-stink to the MLBlogosphere! Let’s just say that was an eye-opening introductory post. Hey, a first-round Draft pick can be just another 18-year-old.
Speaking of the First-Year Player Draft that we just conducted over the past two days: The Diamondbacks used a late pick (49th round) to pick a catcher named (Dominic) Piazza. Hey, it worked for the Dodgers in 1988 (62nd round).
Not drafted: Jeffrey Maier. The Yankees gave "that kid" a look-see this past week, so theoretically they can sign him sometime if they are so inclined.
Definitely a heavy college flavor at the top of this class. We have club-by-club analysis across the board, and feel free to leave your thoughts about your favorite team’s Draft.
Still drizzling outside our Chelsea offices, and the word is just in: Rainout.
Please leave your comment for Jorge Cantu on his latest post, now that he’s back in the lineup. Don’t you think we should open it up for people to give his MLBlog another name? Jorge Cantu’s World was the startup choice, but that was kind of Tommy’s deal long before.
Updated 10:45 pm ET: Speaking of the Draft, keep an eye on Adrian Gonzalez. He was the first overall pick of the 2000 Draft by the Marlins. Now in San Diego, he just slugged a big homer against Milwaukee and is one of the recent top overall picks who people have patiently waited to see reach his potential. Given some playing time now, it will be interesting to see what he does.