09-21-2008, 09:48 PM
Box of Frogs
Join Date: Mar 2006
Re: princeton's official 2006 draft
Originally Posted by edabbs44
1) Max Scherzer (but I can deal with Stubbs)
2) Brett Anderson
3) Chad Tracy
4) Jordan Walden
5) Dellin Betances (mainly as a draft and follow)
Not too shabby. Also, BA put there top 10 revisited form the 2006 draft out last week. See below:
1. Royals. Tim Lincecum, rhp (originally went to Giants, 10th overall)
After taking Alex Gordon second overall in 2005, Kansas City would opt for a No. 1 starter over another cornerstone third baseman (Evan Longoria).
2. Rockies. Evan Longoria, 3b (Rays, third overall)
Longoria would make it two straight Long Beach State stud infielders for Colorado in the first round, following Troy Tulowitzki.
3. Rays. Joba Chamberlain, rhp (Yankees, 41st overall)
With Longoria off the board, the Rays would turn to Chamberlain, who fell out of the top 10 picks in 2006 because of medical concerns.
4. Pirates. Clayton Kershaw, lhp (Dodgers, seventh overall)
Rather than take another pitcher who would need surgery (Lincoln), Pittsburgh would get a younger, healthier ace.
5. Mariners. Brandon Morrow, rhp (Mariners, fifth overall)
Seattle has no complaints with Morrow, who made an almost immediate impact on its bullpen and now is transitioning to its rotation.
6. Tigers. Max Scherzer, rhp (Diamondbacks, 11th overall)
Both pitchers cost a lot to sign, and it says here that Scherzer will deliver a better return than the arm Detroit invested in (Andrew Miller).
7. Dodgers. Travis Snider, of (Blue Jays, 14th overall)
Unable to get Kershaw, Los Angeles would pick up a nice consolation prize in Snider, the best high school hitter in the draft.
8. Reds. Brett Anderson, lhp (Diamondbacks, second round)
Miller might be the best option at this point, but Cincinnati likely wouldn't meet his price tag. Lars Anderson and Matt LaPorta would be attractive hitters but wouldn't fit positions of need, so the Reds would move on to the next pitcher on the board.
9. Orioles. Lars Anderson, 1b (Red Sox, 18th round)
Baltimore wasn't willing to go over slot at the time and was intent on taking a hitter. The best available would be Anderson, who went from a potential sandwich pick to the 18th round because he asked for a $1 million bonus.
10. Giants. Andrew Miller, lhp (Tigers, sixth overall)
Lincecum would be long gone, but San Francisco could have Miller, who was considered the best prospect in the entire draft at the time.