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    NL Central Drafts

    Just thought it'd be worth looking at what the opposition did and get some early thoughts.

    Brewers:
    1 26 Eric Arnett RHP Indiana Ind.
    1s 39 Kentrail Davis OF Tennessee Tenn.
    1s 47 Kyle Heckathorn RHP Kennesaw State Ga.
    2 73 Max Walla OF Albuquerque (N.M.) Academy N.M.
    2 74 Cameron Garfield C Murrieta (Calif.) Valley HS Calif.
    3 105 Josh Prince SS Tulane La.

    Grade B+

    Cardinals:
    1 19 Shelby Miller RHP Brownwood (Texas) HS Texas
    2 67 Robert Stock C Southern California Calif.
    3 98 Joe Kelly RHP UC Riverside Calif.

    Grade B-

    Reds:
    1 8 Mike Leake RHP Arizona State Ariz.
    1s 43 Bradley Boxberger RHP Southern California Calif.
    2 57 Billy Hamilton SS Taylorsville (Miss.) HS Miss.
    3 88 Donnie Joseph LHP Houston Texas

    Grade C+

    Cubs:
    1 31 Brett Jackson OF California Calif.
    2 79 D.J. LeMahieu 2B Louisiana State La.
    3 109 Austin Kirk LHP Owasso (Okla.) HS Okla.

    Grade C

    Astros:
    1 21 Jiovanni Mier SS Bonita HS, LaVerne, Calif. Calif.
    2 69 Tanner Bushue RHP South Central HS, Farina, Ill. Ill.
    3 100 Telvin Nash OF Griffin (Ga.) HS Ga.
    3s 111 Jonathan Meyer 3B Simi Valley (Calif.) HS Calif.

    Grade C

    Pirates:
    1 4 Tony Sanchez C Boston College Mass.
    1s 49 Victor Black RHP Dallas Baptist Texas
    2 53 Brooks Pounders RHP Temecula Valley (Calif.) HS Calif.
    3 84 Evan Chambers OF Hillsborough (Fla.) CC Fla.

    Grade D+
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    Re: NL Central Drafts

    I like the Brewers draft the most, and not just because they had the most picks...plus they've got another Prince for their infield.

    Should be interesting if Josh Prince ever ends up playing shortstop for the big club while Prince Fielder is playing.

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    Re: NL Central Drafts

    Gotta love the meaningless day after draft grades.

    I guess it's fun, but out of all the major sports leagues draft, MLB probably has the highest fail rate of any and everyone is pissed at selecting players they seen just from highlight videos or from reading scouting reports.

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    Re: NL Central Drafts

    The ONLY reason I like the Brewers draft better than the Reds is numbers. I think the Reds had the best draft in the division but numbers are vital in draft and the Brewers have 2 chances more for success. Of course I really really like the Donny Joseph pick better than most.

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    Re: NL Central Drafts

    Hard to understand why the Astros went so heavily after high school guys- that organization has almost no one who's close to reaching the majors.
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    Re: NL Central Drafts

    Agreed on grades. Draft picks are, at best, a year from making a major league roster and most are betwen four and six years away.

    It's like grading out freshmen for the NBA Draft. Sure, you may grab a Kobe, but, more often, you're looking at the next Schea Cotton.
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    Re: NL Central Drafts

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Hard to understand why the Astros went so heavily after high school guys- that organization has almost no one who's close to reaching the majors.
    They've also got zero athleticism in the system. I think they are just trying to infuse some talent and upside into the worst system in baseball.

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    Re: NL Central Drafts

    I'd hate to be a Pirates fan.

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    Re: NL Central Drafts

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    I'd hate to be a Pirates fan.
    I would too, but it wouldn't be because of the draft. If and when they announce the signing of Miguel Sano, their 2009 signings will look a whole lot better.

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    Re: NL Central Drafts

    If the Reds sign Cabrera our 2009 pitching crop looks really good, too. And that's just after day one.


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