We’ll be following the MLB Draft fairly closely this summer here at Redleg Nation, and I thought it was interesting to note that MLB.com has their Draft Central coverage up and running. Lots of good stuff there.
The Reds have the 8th pick, and I’m intrigued by the possibilities. Right now, MLB.com projects the Reds taking Drew Stubbs, an outfielder with the University of Texas:
Stubbs was the top college position player heading into this season, but his inconsistency has some scouts scratching their heads. He can hit — he’s got a .338 average, 11 homers, 47 RBIs and a 1.044 OPS — when he makes contact. But that’s the thing. He’s whiffed 51 times in 51 games for the Longhorns. But the Reds love his power-speed combination (he’s got 20 steals) and won’t let him get past them here, though they’d consider (Brad) Lincoln (RHP, University of Houston) if he slid this far. And there’s one surprising high schooler (Bill Rowell, 3B, Bishop Eustace Prep, Pennsauken, N.J.) who could sneak in here, but my guess is he goes next…
I’m also anxious to see what this year’s draft says about our new administration, and what Krivsky values.