Thursday, June 6, 2013

2013 MLB Draft -- 10,000 Page Views -- Thank You!

Woo hoo!  10,000 page views.  Thank you to everyone who has visited and followed my blog!

Big night tonight - rounds 1 and 2 of the 2013 MLB draft...

So what does this mean for your prospecting?
Absolutely nothing.  A few guys with Bowman Chrome USA sticker autos might get a slight bump if they get drafted early, but those USA sticker autos become worthless as soon as their real on-card chrome autos are released.

For me, the MLB draft is really about my team (the Mets), and who we pick.  Other than that, sure it could be fun learning a bit about the first rounders, but I assure you they will all become household names by the time their autos are released.

That said, it's fun to cling onto a prospect or two who you have a hunch on.  For me, two guys caught my attention so far:

1. Aaron Judge (OF, Fresno St.)  First off, I prefer hitters.  Second, I prefer college bats.  Third, this beast is 6'7" 240 lbs. and projects to have a 70 power tool in the future.  Lastly, I take notice when amateurs perform well in the Cape Cod league, as this is their first attempt with wood bats and against the nation's best, and Judge held his own hitting 5 bombs in 100 ABs, with a .270 avg. and 6 SB.

2. Kris Bryant (3B, San Diego) Another advanced, powerful college bat, and a beast who led the nation with 31 bombs (in 62 games).  6'5" 210 lbs.  And despite the ridiculous power output, he was patient, walking 66 times as pitchers tried to pitch around him.  31 HR and 66 BB in 62 games seems almost impossible to me.

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