The 2013 draft class is shaping up to be the weakest in years, thanks largely to the end of a long run of strong groups of high school arms. The strengths of this upcoming class right now are college pitching, especially the kind of second-tier arms who typically go in the middle to back of the first round, and high school catching, although several of those kids are committed to major Division I programs and might be tough signs.
Old Sneakers wrote:With money constraints most drafts will be college heavy from this point on. At least with a college senior they are running out of options and are more likely to sign within the allotted money.
Old Sneakers wrote:It appears very unlikely we end up with any special talents like we have the past three years.
Rising O's wrote:
The O's need some hitting in the organization...desperately.
Old Sneakers wrote:
I almost agree here.
We are short on positional talent. However, I would bet that if it's reasonably close in value the team would prefer to pick up a Left handed starting pitcher first then see about other needs.
Old Sneakers wrote:As for corner infielders it isn't so bleak. When he's healthy you want to think the team might have something with Tyler Townsend but he's injured too often.
Old Sneakers wrote:In the outfield, we have a couple guys that could easily stick as utility types, but so far seem to lack the power fans crave. L.J, Hoes being pretty close to making the team now. If he's durable, dependable in left and an on base machine. I will happily forget all about Nolan Reimold.
Old Sneakers wrote:But I will bet you a rep point a day for a week. That 2 of the top 3 choices the team has in next year's draft go to pitching.
Old Sneakers wrote:I don't consider his skills in the outfield up to par. I don't consider his batting good enough to DH.
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