Mock drafts are all the rage these days, so I figure I’ll try my hand at it. Thankfully, I have the benefit of some of the latest rumors around the interwebs to assist me in my foolishness.
|8||Astros||Delino DeShields Jr.|
|11||Blue Jays||Christian Colon|
|13||White Sox||Asher Wojciechowski|
|20||Red Sox||Anthony Ranaudo|
I have a hunch that the Astros really, really want DeShields Jr. and will not risk letting him get by them at #8, as my shocker of the first round.
Moving on to the Cardinals – In Matthew Leach’s draft preview he stated that the Cardinals might be inclined to take a signability risk this year, well, hence Austin Wilson. No one seems to feel sure if he’s signable or if he pulls a Gerrit Cole and goes to college regardless of how much money is thrown in his direction. The latest rumor I’ve seen has him leaning towards signing, so maybe they’ll take a shot at him.
If the Cardinals are just totally uncomfortable with the situation with Wilson, they could always go for Kolbrin Vitek, Stetson Allie, Kaleb Cowart or Brett Eibner. Vitek is the lowest ceiling, highest floor of the four. Cowart and Allie are the exact opposite; high risk, high reward and Eibner is a wild card because he might actually be a better pitching prospect than a hitting prospect, but he doesn’t want to pitch professionally. For what it’s worth, yesterday against Grambling he went 4-5 with 3 HR and a double. Yeah, it was just Grambling, I know.
I do know this: I have no freaking clue and I need to find something else to think about this weekend.