Commentary

Armed, yes. Dangerous? We'll see.

With the MLB draft less than two weeks away, we take a wide look at the themes

Originally Published: May 27, 2009
By Keith Law | Scouts Inc.

This is, bar none, the worst hitting draft I have seen in the eight in which I've been involved, and probably the worst going back into the 1990s. (As bad as the 2000 draft was considered at the time, it was weaker in pitching than hitting, and the first round ended up producing Adrian Gonzalez, Chase Utley and Rocco Baldelli.) It isn't out of the question that only one or two college position players will go in the first round, and anything over four would require a team reaching down significantly because it doesn't want to take a pitcher.