Draft Recap: Winners

MLB Draft 2019 

(6/4/2019) 

 

There’s still plenty of picks to go, but these are my early winners per division….

 

(Divisions in order of strength)

 


 

NL West 

 

1.   Arizona Diamonbacks

 

Snakes cleaned up……well done. 

 


 

2.   Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Hoese, Busch, Jimmy Lewis and Pepiot are coups to already strong system

 


 

3.  San Diego Padres

 

Abrams is an exciting project and Mears is going to hit…you may even argue Mears over Carroll long term.  Overall the system has depth and pieces for trades….Tarver, Rivera and Hampton are coups if they sign.

 


 

4.  Colorado Rockies

 

They targeted Toglia early and got him. Aaron Schunk and Jared Horn are faves……Koss is an interesting project

 


 

5.  San Francisco Giants

 

In on Bishop at 10……Preferred Josh Wolf or Aaron Schunk over Logan Wyatt

 


 

AL East   

 

 1   Baltimore Orioles 

 

The O’s took five guys on my big board. Rutchsman was the easy choice, taking Witt required grande pelotas…….. Ortiz & Hernaiz remind me of Jonathan Ornelas.

 


 

2.  Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa’s strength is scouting and developing pitchers and they got a haul to work with: …JJ Goss, Seth Johnson, Doxakis, Stinson, Brecht….and Sasaki is a fav

 


 

3. Toronto Blue Jays

 

Arms: Manoah & Kendall Williams and athlete’s  who will buy into the club’s high performance program. ( Dasan Brown & Cameron Eden)

 


 

4.  Boston Red Sox

 

Relative to where they were picking they walk out with some intriguing pieces….Keane is interesting if he signs.

 


 

5.  New York Yankees

 

Solid haul just wasn’t overwhelmed

 


 

NL East

 

1.  Atlanta Braves

 

Not the sexiest of picks as previous regime but two picks from my top five…… Beau Phillip is a sleeper

 


2.   New York Mets

 

Not in on Baty at 12 but Wolf & Allan are coups…..Strategy well played if Allan signs. 

 


 

3.  Washington Nationals

 

Walk away with some future big league arms…

 


 

4.   Miami Marlins

 

Wasn’t in on Bleday at four and Misner’s swing needs an overhaul…..Nunez  bat is light.

 

Good Luck PD staff

 


 

5.  Philadelphia Phillies

 

All rides on Stott’s bat

 


 

AL Central 

 

1. Kansas City Royals

 

Witt Jr becomes the face of the franchise….Marsh & Gambrell play off last year’s picks….

 


 

2.  Chicago White Sox

 

Stayed true to the playbook…..Historically the higher the White Sox select, the less risk they take…. Last year it was Madrigal, this year it was Andrew Vaughn….. Matthew Thompson & Drew Dalquist are intriguing arms 

 


 

3.  Detroit Tigers

 

Quintana and Lipcius are solid but Riley Greene had long been suspected to take an under-slot and didnt……could have used that savings/strategy to get some more upside projectable athletes

 


 

4.  Minnesota Twins 

 

Risk/Reward: Cavaco, Wallner and Holland are boom or bust – Steer is a a fav. 

 


 

5.   Cleveland Indians

 

Risk/Reward:  Daniel Espino, Yordys Valdes and Jordan Brown are boom or bust 

 


 

AL West

 

1.  Houston Astros 

 

 

In on Korey Lee, Jordan Brewer and Colin Barber…..Kessinger is sneaky

 


 

2.  Seattle Mariners

 

Nice collection of arms…… easy money to bet the Mariners 1st-round pick will be a college player again next year

 


 

3.  Oakland A’s

 

Picks that will yield big league value…in on Greer

 


 

4.  Texas Rangers

 

Boras theme this year….wasn’t in Jung at 8th…. Wendzel is a safe pick.

Not the typical raw upside athletes

 

 


 

 5.  Los Angeles Angels 

 

Move up significantly if Will Wilson stays at SS and Kyren Parris bat develops

 


NL Central

 

1.   Pittsburgh Pirates

 

Interesting projects….. Priester, Gorski, Triolo, Sabol. Wasn’t in on Siani in 2nd rd though 

 


 

2.    St. Louis Cardinals

 

Outside of Zack Thompson I didn’t get too many butterflies…

 


 

3.    Chicago Cubs

 

Jansen and Hearn but couldn’t get pappa Lee to sign off on Brooks Lee

 


 

4. Milwaukee Brewers

Handcuffed by draft money

 


 

5. Cincinnati Reds

 

Lodolo here was just too rich for my blood, the next three picks are going to rack up K’s…Yang is a sleeper