The MLB draft starts tonight, so here’s a thread where we can have discussion of the picks as they roll in. The Cardinals will only make one selection, sadly, at eighteen.
Here are my various draft previews published this spring:
With a little last-minute conversation, I have less confidence now than I did yesterday that Chase Burns will make it to 54. Thus, I’ve rethought my final draft hopes, and I now would like to see something like this:
18. Sam Bachman/Bubba Chandler/underslot for Stovall?
54. Tyler Black/Doug Nikhazy
70. Tyler McDonough/Ryan Bliss
90. Irv Carter
120. Ricky Tiedemann/Carter Holton/Kevin Kopps (if Chandler is the pick at #18)
150. Braden Olthoff
180. Dylan Dodd
But really, lots of players are good, and I like lots of them. So, you know.
Enjoy the draft, everybody. I will try to write up the Cards’ first round pick as soon as possible, but I don’t know if I will be able to get to it tonight right away like I usually do because of day job commitments. I usually take a day off for the draft, but couldn’t this year.