C Ed Easley, supplemental first round, No. 61: This is one the club immediately regretted. The debate in the draft room was between Easley and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point RHP Jordan Zimmermann. They went with Easley, who has proceeded to hit .240 with a .660 OPS in parts of three minor league seasons. Zimmermann just underwent elbow surgery, but he was one of baseball's best pitching prospects for the Nationals.
IIRC, Easley was selected because of the perceived lack of catching depth in the organization...
That 2007 really is looking awful. It all hinges on Parker now... _________________ "Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first call promising." Cyril Connolly, 'Enemies of Promise'
Ironically, the so called "analysts" seemed to like the Dbacks draft better than we did, when the early picks were announced... _________________ "Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first call promising." Cyril Connolly, 'Enemies of Promise'
I like Nick, but he must have been watching a different AFL if he thinks Frey was impressive. Frey is even smaller than I thought and hit 288/350/384 in the fall. For comparison, the team hit 296/362/474.
I think it was Dre who said you do not draft for need. I agree. I think need should only be a tie a breaker.
Frey is hitting 256/341/317 at Mobile. Is he another Cape Cod league alum?
SS Rey Navarro, third round: Navarro has hit just .257 with a .645 OPS, but he might still retain some value since he has athleticism, a good glove and can switch hit, making him a possible utility-type player down the line. He also has been young for his level, so he might further develop as a hitter. He’ll need to.
I'm not real impressed with Rey. I don't see that he's got a great deal of range and he's slow from Glove to Throw. He just does not get rid of the ball fast enough.
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