Every year a couple of very useful players get their first big league action through the rule-5 draft. Last year, it was Josh Hamilton and Joakim Soria. Other years it was guys like Uggla and Johan Santana.
The draft is tomorrow. Anyone have any opinions on guys who will selected this year?
A couple of former touted prospects are eligible in Jeff Alison and Chris Lubanski.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.
TheGhost76777 wrote:I think Brian Barton will go fairly quick. I think he has the potential to be at least a 20HR/20SB player in the majors.
Yeah i like Barton, he has good OBP, hits lefties, and has some speed,
But as much tools as Barton has, he has a weak work ethic. I remember when he was in Kinston a few years back and you could see the talent, but his work ethic was less then admirable. I was always amazed at seeing Crowe, Head, and gang out working, and most of the time Barton was sitting in the dugout or clubhouse. Hopefully he has changed.