Where the heck did this guy come from? Before I go on my tirade about Cook, he is a bust for a few reasons, but the biggest is because according to Mock Draft Central he is being drafted in the 13th round. The 13th round? Aaron Cook? Yeah, I'm not joking. Now let's tear him apart. This is a guy whose ERA was under 4.00 once in his career before last season, and last year it was 3.96. He had never won even ten games before blowing up with a 16 win season in 2008. His WHIP has never been below 1.34 in his career, and that isn't even any good. Lastly, his strikeout numbers are embarrassing. In 2008, Cook fanned just 96 guys in 211.1 innings. Horrible. What can you expect from Cook this season? Well, he is a below average pitcher who throws to contact at Coors Field. What do you think? Expect him to have a record under .500, and ERA over 4.00, and his strikeouts to stay around 100. Does that sound like a guy who should be drafted in the 13th round, before Matt Garza, Kevin Slowey, Erik Bedard, and Clayton Kershaw? Not to me, and hopefully not to you either.
Prediction: 8-12, 4.34 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 97 Ks, 185 IP