I know you’re excited…we’re less than 24 hours away from baseball’s amateur draft. I’m always amazed at the guys who really know their stuff when it comes to amateurs, tracking hundreds of prospects despite having limited stats and more limited chances to see these guys play. Heck, I provide college stats to several major league teams and I don’t know the first thing about who will go where tomorrow.
But, here are some guys who do. Best to start with the old pros at Baseball America: not only do they constantly update their draft tracker, ranking the top prospects, but this year they added a draft blog. They didn’t update all day today, but there are plenty of interesting notes there. If you have a subscription, there’s far more available to you at BA, as well.
And finally, if you want a more collective-wisdom type of thing with way more picks, check out Minor League Ball, which spread five rounds of a mock draft across a series of posts.
Then, when it’s all over, it’ll only be another decade or so before we have the data we need to evaluate how each team did! Good times…
By Jeff Sackmann
Brew Crew Ball