Re: Official Redszone mock draft thread
Ok my first pick i am making now second is gonna need about 10 mins ok?
Diamondbacks in there continuing trend to develop pitchers and fill the rest of the holes thru free agency and trades select. Blair Erickson p uc-irvine
Vital Stats- 6'1", 210, 10/28/1984
What Is My Background?- Although I didn't play a single game in my senior season of high school due to an ankle injury, I was still rated the 51st best draft prospect for the 2003 class and drafted in the 28th round by the Phillies. Why? At the time my 91-93 mph fastball and developed slider were highly rated. As a Freshman at Irvine, I instantly gained national prominence. I became the NCAA leader in saves with 17, and flashed the stuff that had scouts talking the previous summer.
What Do You Need To Know About Me?- Over the last two years, my stuff has become even more lethal The fastball that used to sit in the low 90's now is consistently in the mid-90's. BA rated it as the best in the Big West. My slider which, was considered a solid pitch coming out of high school, is now considered to be a potential out pitch in the majors. Although my control came and went my sophomore year, I had no trouble missing bats. My 13.37 K/9 IP would have placed me 2nd in the NCAA if I had the necessary innings qualifications. Led by my 1.80 ERA, I limited opponents to only 16 hits in the 35 innings I pitched. I am the highest ranked college reliever in this year's draft. And I could see myself getting picked in the mid-teens if a team wants to go cheap.
MLB Comparison- Brad Lidge (a middle-classed man's version