Re: Baseball America Mock Draft
Colorado and Tampa have been said all along to both be quite enamored with Evan Longoria, and that's great news for the Reds as they are two teams you'd figure would be among the most needy for pitching. Especially TB. KC is definitely taking either Miller, Lincecum, or Lincoln with the first pick, in order of probability in my opinion. I've read a lot of reports that while no one else is terribly enamored with Lincecum as far as a top top pick, although he's definitely thought to be at least a top ten pick in this draft, KC is the one team who's in love with him and happen to have the first pick... I wonder if much of that has to do with affordability? I do think they'll get Miller when all is said and done though.
While we do have a dearth of positional talent in the farm system now, I am not real high on Drew Stubbs and Longoria won't be there by pick 8. Matt LaPorta would be a reach. This is the year the Reds need to get a solid college pitcher ready to contribute in just a couple years at the big league level. And there should be options named Bard, Chamberlain, Scherzer, and Morrow available at pick 8. At the very least a couple of those guys will be there, if not all four.