Category Archives: 2010 Draft

2010 Draft Round 1

This post will serve as the master list for all the draft picks. I’m going to update THIS post (along with the help of reader “Ryan”) as the picks are made today/tomorrow. I’m going to do the entire 1st round, and then after Round 1 just the Phillies selections. You can use this posting to discuss anything related to the draft. All the details are below the fold..

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Sunday draft gossip post

Check this spot and I’ll try and post any Phillies relevant gossip that comes up on who may or may not get to the Phillies at #27. Frankie Pilliere at AOL Fanhouse indicates the Brewers are going to take Jesse Biddle at #14 overall, which would be quite a leap of faith. In another strange one, Pilliere has Austin Wilson going to Toronto at #11. I’m not buying that one either.

The draft is a few days away

I’ve gotten a number of emails asking when I was going to write about the draft. I’ve tried to incorporate draft talk into my weekly notes column, and I’ve shared some thoughts here and here. I also wrote a lengthy piece on ways to fix the draft, which you can find here, and I shared some initial thoughts on this year’s draft in a longer piece which you can find here. So that’s everything I’ve written about the draft so far. But as we’re getting closer, I figured I should maybe add a bit more. So check below…

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More thoughts on the draft

If you missed it a few days ago, I wrote a very lengthy piece expressing my views on the MLB draft, why its flawed, and how to fix it. Obviously I don’t expect my ideas to be used, or even accepted by the masses, and the debates on how to fix the draft will go on for as long as the draft remains the mess it is today. But I’ve been thinking more about the upcoming draft, and past drafts, and I thought I’d write another piece, because I think maybe we’re missing the mark with our draft analysis and reactions. Check below for more…

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My suggestions to fix the MLB draft

If you sample 10 people within the sport of baseball, probably 6 of the 10 would tell you that they feel the draft process is one that needs to be fixed, 3 will probably tell you the system is fine, and one will probably tell you he doesn’t care. Maybe those numbers are off. But for me, I think there are a number of areas surrounding the draft that need to be fixed, and based on everything written over the last few years, the draft will be addressed in the next collective bargaining sessions. So, with all of that in mind, I’ve come up with a few ways to fix the draft. I think I wrote something similar to this last year, but I have some new ideas and improvements, so if I did write this last year, ignore that and focus on this. Check below for more. And if any important people find this, and they want to borrow my ideas, that’s fine, you could just toss me a consulting fee for my time!

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