Monday, June 8, 2009

Baseball America's Day-Before-The-Draft Notes

Jim Callis of Baseball America ran through the first round of tomorrow's amateur draft. What did he say?

We keep hearing outfielders, outfielders and more outfielders for the Astros, especially those with Texas connections, such as high schoolers Everett Williams, Slade Heathcott and Randal Grichuk. If they look out of state, Mitchell, Pollock, Jackson, New Jersey prepster Mike Trout and Puerto Rican high school Reymond Fuentes are also talented. We're going to see a bunch of these guys go in the bottom third of the first round. Houston apparently is not hot for Williams, but I am. He has the best combination of hitting ability and athleticism of that group. If Pollock is still on the board, and I don't think he necessarily will be, I could see the Astros going that route.

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