2012 Amateur Draft Analysis
With the 2012 amateur draft coming tomorrow, the first with the ridiculous rules put in place by the new CBA, I figured I would use my considerable influence with baseball insiders to bring you 100% guaranteeable, verifiable insights into the goings on.
- I will not be drafted.
- Chances are you, whoever you are, will not be drafted either.
- A mix of high school and college players will be selected by teams. Some will sign while others will not. Some of those that sign will do so immediately, others will wait.
- Later rounds will bring you many familiar last names. They will probably have the same last name as your team’s manager, general manager, or scouting director. Weird, right?
- Some team will draft a real dud, but fans and scouts will hold out hope for over a decade.
- Some team will draft what everyone thinks is a dud, but really isn’t.
- Comparisons will be made to Dustin Pedroia, Greg Maddux, and Prince Fielder. This means that the player is small and scrappy, has excellent control, but no fastball, and is fat. None of them will actually be very good.
- Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, and Carlos Correa will be drafted, assuming they don’t slip into an alternate dimension and are never heard from again.
I know some of my opinions are controversial, but I promise you, I’ve made them based on solid science.