MLB Draft 2011: Which Teams Had The Worst First-Round Picks?
MLB Draft 2011 Looks At Teams That Didn’t Make Smart Choices In First-Round
Every year there are a few teams in the MLB Draft that do a few things that leave you scratching your head. Some teams make these kinds of picks because they don’t want to spend big money on the top talent – or in the case of one team they can’t because of financial restraints. Others teams just think highly of players that no one else does.
Here are the three teams that made very questionable picks in the first-round last night.
Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers’ pick wasn’t going to light the world on fire because of all Major League Baseball assuming control of the team in light of all the financial problems that Frank McCourt is having.
Chris Reed was a second-round talent who likely agreed to a slot deal with the Dodgers before the draft began. He will be a reliever in the big leagues.
Colorado: Tyler Anderson was a borderline first-round pick thanks to his ability to command pitches, but he doesn’t have the upside that a lot of players left on the board had. He projects as a fourth or fifth starter in the big leagues. You need those kinds of starters in your system, but there were better options available for them.
San Francisco: The Giants won the World Series last year thanks to a number of homegrown players, including Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner, Jonathan Sanchez, Buster Posey and Matt Cain. This team knows how to draft, but they dropped the ball with Joe Panik.
He is a second-round talent at best and will have to move off shortstop thanks to a below-average arm. He doesn’t have a good bat, with average his only real tool. He is a utility player in the big leagues.
These are the three teams that made the worst picks in the first-round. These guys could reach the majors at some point, but don’t figure to have a lot of impact when they get there.
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