Hi Everyone. It's that time of year again. Time for us all to get excited about the Draft (if the way the Brewers were playing right now isnt excitement enough). As most of you know, for the third straight year I will be the Scouting Director for the Milwaukee Brewers, in John Sickel's Community Mock Draft over at the SB Nation Minor League Ball site, held on Saturday June 4th at noon central.
As I have in the past, I will post a poll every day to select players for each team that picks until the Brewers two choices at #12 and #15, and then use the results as a basis for who I might pick in the Sickel's draft. I normailly will use the Baseball America Top 200 Draft Prospects as my basis for the poll choices, and since it just came out yesterday, and we dont have time to do one choice per day the way this will work is today the choice listed is the Pirates, but 2nd "winner" in the poll will be the choice for the Mariners who pick #2. And it will go on like this until the Brewer choices.
As always, comments are welcome, and a gread diversion for me at my job. So lets get this going. Tomorrow we will skip to pick #3, Saturday pick #5, and so on until the #12 pick.
On a side note: Unlike days past, today's pick will be for the Houston Astros only, and I will hold single day, Brewer only surveys for their two first round picks, so you dont have to worry about whoever finishes this vote 2nd to go automatically to the Brewers. I realize that this process was not perfect, but hopefully we will still have a pretty good idea of who will be available when the Brewers pick.
Today is time to pick the Brewers first first round pick, the 12th overall. This pick is protected as a result of their record last year. My assumption will be that they go for the best player available, and who may be a "riskier" sign than what they might select with the 15th pick, which is unprotected, and if not signed, they get nothing.
- Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole, RHP, UCLA
- Seattle Mariners, Anthony Rendon, 3B, Rice
- Arizona Diamondbacks, Dylan Bundy, RHP, Owasso HS (OK)
- Baltimore Orioles, Danny Hultzen, LHP, Virginia
- Kansas City Royals, Bubba Starling, CF, Gardner-Edgerton HS (KS)
- Washington Nationals, Trevor Bauer, RHP, UCLA
- Arizona Diamondbacks, Francisco Lindor, SS, Montverde Academy (FL)
- Cleveland Indians, Taylor Jungmann, RHP, Texas
- Chicago Cubs, Josh Bell, RF, Dallas Baptist HS (TX)
- San Diego Padres, Archie Bradley, RHP, Broken Arrow HS (OK)
- Houston Astros, Taylor Guerrieri, RHP, Spring Valley HS, Columbia, SC
- Milwaukee Brewers,