The Morning Edition (June 7, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

From Last Night:

  • The first night of the MLB Draft features some surprises, Appel, Bryant, Gray go 1-2-3
  • Rosales’ 10th inning HR beats the White Sox
  • Four run 8th gets the Royals past the Twins
  • Miller, after being named to my Appointment TV list, Ks 9 in 6 innings and homers as the Cards beat the Dbacks
  • Ortiz walks off as Holland and Lester both meander through 6

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Middle rounds of the MLB Draft (1p Eastern)
  • Harvey and Hernandez face off in New York (7p Eastern)
  • Wainwright faces the Reds (7p Eastern)
  • Lee heads to Milwaukee (8p Eastern)
  • Cain versus Corbin in Arizona (930p Eastern)
  • Kuroda gets Bonderman’s 2nd start (10p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • Which clubs will look back on last night as a building block en route to a title?

I’m not the world’s best guy for draft analysis, but I’ll give you my brief thoughts. First of all, if you’re looking for who went where, I can direct you here, among other places. The reason I’m not the best guy for draft analysis is not because I don’t know anything about amateur baseball, but rather because I don’t like to give analysis that isn’t based on my own observation. Almost everyone who was and will be drafted this weekend are guys I haven’t seen myself, so I’d rather direct you to guys like Keith Law or Jonathan Mayo or Baseball America. I could give you reports about guys based on things I’ve read, but you can read. I’m much more useful to you as someone who analyzes baseball players I’ve seen in person and on TV and in the box score. I have, however, seen Colin Moran, who went 6th overall to the Marlins. He’s a 3B with a great approach and a very good hit tool. Some question if the power will come and if he can stick at third, but I’m bullish there. I don’t think he’ll be a star, but a good approach can play for me. Here are some picks I liked from the first day:

Plenty of teams got good players, but those stand out to me as teams who made good choices when presented with a lot of options.

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