It’s the 2013 MLB Draft, and though the Jays don’t pick until number ten– which is probably not going to be until sometime after midnight, if my memory of last year’s pace is correct– there’s still a whole lot to talk about, so let’s do it! The Houston Astros, after passing on him last year, have selected Mark Appel with the first overall pick, and the Chicago Cubs are on the clock.
It’s the DJF 2013 Draft Live Blog!
8:04 PM – The Jays take the high-rising raw flamethrower Phil Bickford. I can deal with that!
8:00 PM – The other Georgia outfielder, Austin Meadows, goes at number nine to the Pirates. The Jays are on the clock.
7:49 PM - The best named player among the high-end talent in the draft, Trey Ball, goes to Boston. So… yeah. The draft!
7:43 PM – North Carolina third baseman Colin Moran goes to the Miami Marlins… until he gets good, at which point he’ll surely be traded.
7:42 PM - For those of you too lazy to click the link, that leaves Austin Meadows, Reese McGuire, J.P. Crawford, Trey Ball and Phil Bickford. Only four teams left to pick before the Jays, so at least one of them will still be on the board.
7:35 PM – There goes one of the fist names in the pool of potential Jays picks that I noted in today’s primer post, as the Clevelands take Georgia high school outfielder (or… third baseman?) Clint Frazier.
7:29 PM – Kohl Stewart goes to the Twins at number four, as was expected, according to pretty much everything that was out there prior to the draft. There was one report that I seem to recall having the Jays as being interested in him, but not a lot of people– at least, not the ones I read– thought it was likely he’d fall. Good call on that one, I guess.
7:25 PM - You can’t possibly want me to go digging around for reports on any of these guys who aren’t being picked by the Jays, right? Good.
7:23 PM – The Rockies snap up Jonathan Gray, who seemed like the 1A to Mark Appel’s 1 status in this draft, if you believed anything you read in the lead-up… which, obviously you shouldn’t have.
7:18 PM – Bit of a surprise, as the Cubs take power hitting third baseman Kris Bryant! So… yeah. How about that?