Christopher Crawford released an ESPN insider article called Five biggest draft storylines. Here are his 5:
1.Just how good is Carlos Rodon?
Is he a better prospect than Strasburg?
2. Who's number 3?
Rodon and Hoffman are considered by most the top two prospects in the draft but who is number 3? Kolek? Jackson? Gatewood?
3. Where are the college bats?
With more and more elite bats signing out of high school will there ever be a strong college position player draft? He suggests teams might reach and mentions the Twins might go for Turner.
4. Which prep pitcher might step up?
From a scout:
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=verdana]"It's a deep group," an NL East scout said. "You've got guys like [/FONT][/COLOR]Tyler Kolek
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=verdana], who have the imposing size and fastball, but you wonder about the projection and if the secondary offerings are good enough to make him a legit ace. Then you look at a guy like [/FONT][/COLOR]Grant Holmes
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=verdana] [Conway, S.C.] who might be the most advanced-arm in the class with three plus pitches, but doesn't have that knockout tool. [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=verdana]"And then there's the lefties like [/FONT][/COLOR]Justus Sheffield
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=verdana] [Tullahoma, Tenn.] and [/FONT][/COLOR]Brady Aiken
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=verdana][San Diego, Calif.] who don't have the stuff of the guys we just talked about, but could be better prospects just because of their feel for pitching and quality secondary stuff."
5. How good is the state of Florida?
Names several players who are potential top 25 draft prospects including Nick Gordon and Forrest Wall. Two guys BA had this article about 2 days ago:
For Crawford's full insider article here is the link: