Commentary

MLB draft: A look at multisport athletes

Keith Law breaks down a few prospects who may also be on Mel Kiper's radar screen

Originally Published: June 4, 2009
By Keith Law | Scouts Inc.
Kyrell HudsonDilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesKyrell Hudson has shown he can play between the lines, but will they be foul lines or sidelines?

Baseball has a long history of sharing some of its best players with other sports, from Jackie Robinson, who lettered in four sports at UCLA, to Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, who handled simultaneous MLB and NFL careers. We may not see any player pull off that kind of double duty again, but MLB scouting directors still love multisport athletes -- and not just because it indicates a higher level of athletic ability.