Re: Quick '07 Draft Preview
Scott Boras is representing Andrew Brackman, reportedly Matt Wieters and Justin Jackson, and has been after JP Arencibia iirc. I know for sure he's representing Brackman.
Unless something happens, Price is going to go #1 overall. He's better than Andrew Miller, from everything I've heard. He hit 98 on some guns this summer, has advanced secondary pitches, and a terrific frame for a power pitcher. The only knock on him has been his mechanics, where he has a bit of a dip in his delivery. He doesn't throw in a single fluid motion and instead whips his arm a bit. This apparently is an easily correctable problem and helps with his deception, so it shouldn't hurt his stock too much.
Wieters is an incredible hitter. There are a number of questions about his ability to stay behind the dish at catcher, though. He has a rather large body and enough athleticism to move to 3B, 1B, RF, or LF. He has a terrific combination of power, patience, and the ability to hit for average. His arm is pretty good, but that bat is just incredible. He has the potential to be the best college hitter since Texeira.
Two of the best relief prospects out there are Cole St. Clair (RHP, mid-high 90s, curve, change) and Daniel Moskos (lefty, mid-high 90s, great slider).
Savery hurt his shoulder and underwent surgery, which was why he didn't play in the Cape Cod League. We'll see how he bounces back from it this season, as apparently it wasn't anything too serious.
Doolittle is probably going to be drafted as a 1B, since he's been having arm trouble and is an extreme FB pitcher (I want to say something in the neighborhood of a .3 GO/FO ratio). He's terrific defensively and is a pretty good hitter, to his advantage.
The key thing to this draft will be whether or not MLB decides to do away with compensatory picks. If that's the case, things might get really interesting considering this draft is rather loaded, imo.
I'll addmore later, but I gotta run to class.