It's only a couple of days until this year's draft. For the first time that I can remember, the baseball draft is actually getting a fair amount of press, and will be televised on June 7-8. The projected first pick overall has been pitcher David Price out of Vanderbilt since Day 1, and it would be very unexpected if the D-Rays did not make this pick. The projected top 5 picks are Price, RHP Rick Porcello (Seton Hall, Royals), 3B Josh Vitters (Cal, Cubs), LHP Ross Detwiler (Mizzou, Pirates), RHP Phillipe Aumont (Quebec, Orioles).
The Brewers have the #7 pick and are expected to take RHP Jarrod Parker out of a high school in Indiana. The Reds have the #15 pick and are expected to take3B Kevin Ahrens out of a high school in Texas. The Twins have the #28 pick and are expected to take SS Peter Kozma out of a high school in Oklahoma. Obviously these are not set in stone, but the hot commodity in the draft every year is pitching, and this will be what to watch for this week.
STANDINGS AS OF 06.04:
Twins 28-28 (6.5 GB)
Brewers 32-26 (6.0 GU)
Reds 22-36 (10.0 GB)