Even if you think what the KC Royals have done so far in the draft is good, just remember: nobody knows anything. The draft is the ultimate dice roll.
I think what the KC Royals have done over the first 10 rounds of the draft is pretty exciting.
Nick Pratto stands a chance of being Eric Hosmer 2.0 (which is not a dig at Pratto or Hosmer, I promise). An early grab of a high-upside catcher (M.J. Melendez) is always nice, and he’s a coaches kid to boot–can’t go wrong with them.
Junior college pitcher’s (Evan Steele and Daniel Tillo) with SEC pedigrees? Sign me up, son. I’m even more enticed by Lipscomb speedster Michael Gigliotti, who possesses a rare combination of plate awareness and speed and who I actually feel half-qualified to talk about based on seeing him play in person a few times.
There’s more, but you get the general idea. On paper, the KC Royals have done well for themselves.
And now I want to take this opportunity to remind you of something, and I want you to commit it to memory: instant reactions to MLB draft picks are pointless.
(Hang on, want to go bold and all caps and stuff on the next slide so you really get the idea.)