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Old 04-17-2012, 08:43 PM
DirtySox DirtySox is offline
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The draft is about 7 weeks away, and the pack has started to separate itself a bit. Many consider the top five to include Buxton, Zunino, Zimmer, Appel and Gausman. Wacha has major helium as well. Buxton has largely displaced Appel as the favorite to go 1:1.

Myself, I'm still really high on Marcus Stroman and would love for him to fall to the Sox, but I'd imagine he goes top 10. He's been fantastic this year.

Should be real interesting to see how teams approach the draft with the new limitations. I wouldn't be surprised to see some pre-draft "agreements" for underslot 1st round reaches. This would allow teams to diversify into multiple overslot, higher talent signings in later rounds. For example an expensive "A" first round pick and multiple "C" prospects versus a cheaper "B" first round pick reinvested into multiple "B" prospects in the next few rounds.

Either way, I have a feeling mock drafts are now going to be even more worthless than usual this year.
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