As an utter baseball junkie, not even the Wriz can take that kind of boredom. Obviously, it didn’t help that the Phillies didn’t have a pick until the 39th overall selection. The NFL Draft gets hyped and analyzed nonstop from the Monday following the Super Bowl up until it starts then it gets dissected, scrutinized and re-analyzed. The NBA draft is similar but to a lesser extent. The NHL and, more importantly, MLB barely get any exposure or coverage and I’m not sure there is an easy fix or something fixable at all.
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The accuracy of the draft has gotten better in recent years but there are still players that fall thru the cracks or high picks that never make it past Double A. The Orioles drafted 17 times before the Cardinals finally took Albert Pujols in the 13th round in 1999. The Best of the bunch is probably Larry Bigbie
My last point of contention is the politics involved. Every year, players get drafted because they are related to so and so. I don’t care if Chris Wheeler has told the Phillies faithful about “No Doubles Defense” for 30 years we don’t need to draft his grandkid because he picked up a baseball once. BTW, the Phillies drafted Ruben Amaro’s nephew, Andrew Amaro with the 1441st overall pick.
You can check out who the Phillies drafted here:
See ya at the ballpark!