Daily Archives: June 8, 2011

2011 MLB Draft Day 3 Recap

Hey everyone. Thank you again for following along today. The draft is now complete, with 20 more guys to add to our collection. My plan is to do a brief wrapup of today’s picks, because frankly, I don’t know a whole lot about them, and then try to write up a more comprehensive review of the entire draft this weekend. In that piece I will try and figure out who is going to cost what, as well as providing more profile information and things like that. Until then, a few quick thoughts on today’s picks.

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Lehigh Valley Weekly Report 08 Jun 2011

Lehigh Valley continues playing well, with a 4-2 record since the last report and remain atop the Northern Division of the International League at 36-22, five games ahead of 2nd place Scranton.  The ‘Pigs began a seven game home stand against Durham and Louisville on Tuesday, a home stand that runs through next Tuesday, before hitting the road for Pawtucket. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report 08 Jun 2011

2011 MLB Draft Day 3

And then we came to the end. Today wraps up the draft with rounds 31-50. Some teams will call it quits before the 50th round, and some teams go right till the end. 99% of the players taken today will not make the major leagues at any point, and a lot of the guys taken today won’t sign at all. Teams generally look to fill out their short season league teams with guys today, so if they want another 2B body, they’ll take a decent college senior and patch the gaps. Teams will also focus on high school seniors with strong college commitments. Most of these guys will follow through on college, but in some cases, the kid might have a change of heart at the end of the summer, and there is a chance he can sign. The Phillies showed us this in 2008 with Jarred Cosart. More often, teams use this is as a chance to draft a high school kid they like and build some kind of relationship with them so when they are draft eligible again in 2-3 years, a foundation is in place if they want to re-draft them. With that said, check below the fold for the best names still available and then all of the Phillies picks

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