Bernie had an interesting interview with Keith Law today. I recommend listening to it in full, but here are the highlights:
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erik in 2009 MLB Draft, tags: Aaron Crow, chad james, jacob turner, josh phegley, kyle gibson, matt purke, mike minor, randal grichuk, rex brothers
erik in 2009 MLB Draft, tags: randal grichuk
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting excited for the draft. Expect things to get a little crazy here, as so far it’s looking more and more like I’m going to be able to liveblog the draft, as my second child is enjoying the tropical weather and all you can eat buffet in my wife’s womb.
If we hear a rumor, we’ll blog it, and today there’s a pretty juicy one out there. dgoold tweets
KLaw says the same thing:
Unclebuck44 took him in the 2nd round yesterday in the mock draft John Sickels held at his blog, so there’s one indication that he’s not necessarily a 1st round talent. In fact, Baseball America ranked him the 58th overall draft talent. A few thoughts here: The team brought in Aaron Hicks last year and ended up drafting Brett Wallace, so nothing is certain. Grichuk is more of a 2nd round talent and perhaps the team is hoping he’ll be there when the 67th pick comes available.
If they do take him in the first round, expect them to be signing Wagner Mateo, because Grichuk will come at slot or possibly even below.
As for the player himself, Grichuk has all sorts of thunder in his bat, but he’s not fast, he doesn’t have a great arm therefore he is expected to be limited to left field. Some scouts have the idea of moving him to 2nd base where his bat would play better, and leave it to the Cardinals to share such a notion.
Here’s some video of him in the High School Power Showcase.
And here’s a non-highlight video
He’s pretty quick with the bat and has a nice looking swing from my view, power is definitely of the pull variety. If they’re looking for upside, they can find it elsewhere, but I can’t say I don’t like the bat. I’m not crazy about defensively limited players. What say you?