Let’s cut through the BS. The MLB version is the hardest of all first-year player drafts to predict. It probably has something to do with the fact that players are drafted from all over the continent of North America, from multiple levels of play, for 40 rounds, resulting in upwards of 1,200 selections. It also…
Carson Fulmer and Walker Buehler couldn’t have been more different when they set foot on the Vanderbilt campus in late 2012. Fulmer came from Lakeland, Florida, and did his pitching at tiny All Saints Academy, an independent prep school with an enrollment of around 600.
As mentioned previously, the Diamondbacks see no elite talent along the lines of a Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper in the 2015 crop, and as such, they’re widely expected to try to cut a deal with a player who wouldn’t normally be considered one of the top prospects in this class.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have the first pick in this year’s draft, but they sure don’t seem to excited about it. Scouting director Deric Ladnier went so far as to say ” …there’s not a guy you would say is special,” when referring to this year’s draft class.