Brady Aiken

The Board 2014: Volume III

Here we are, just a little more than 50 days until the 2014 MLB Draft gets started and we still have a ton more questions than answers.

If I’m being honest, the top 11 or so wasn’t difficult for me to fill out; these guys have separated themselves as the best players in the draft and outside of outrageous bonus demands or injuries, they are first round locks.

Everything after that, however, is a mess. There’s talent in this class, but the consistency of the players — particularly on the offensive side — leaves a lot to be desired.

Once again, Derek Fisher and Dylan Cease are left off because of their respective injuries, as has Cobi Johnson.

Enjoy it!

Rank Name Position School Previous
01 Brady Aiken LHP Cathedral Catholic HS (Calif.) 01
Aiken continues to impress over his senior year, and at this point I’d be more surprised if he wasn’t a top five pick than if he was, and he could be the first prep left-hander to go 1.1 since Brien Taylor in 1993.

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Gettys, Michael

The Rundown — April 11

Received sage advice from my fortune cookie today. It said “borrow money from a pessimist. They won’t expect to get it back.” My fortune cookie is a better joke writer than I am, folks. Here’s your Rundown for Friday’s slate of college baseball action.

Carlos Rodon — LHP NC State — One of the most polarizing prospects in college baseball this season has been the consensus preseason 1-1 candidate, NC State’s Carlos Rodon. Rodon has been puzzlingly inconsistent so far this season but this afternoon against Duke, he seemed to flash the brilliance we’ve seen from him in the past. Read more »

Papi, Mike

What To Watch For — April 11-13

We find ourselves deep into the college baseball season. Not long from now, it seems, we will be starting conference tournaments. There, as always, is plenty of great college baseball to watch this weekend. Let us quickly touch on some of the names you will see in the upcoming draft.

Derek Fisher, Brandon Downes, Mike Papi, and the Wahoos host a scrappy Clemson team that has not gone away in the ACC all year. Papi is having another solid year offensively for Virginia, currently he leads the team in batting average (.330), home runs (6), and runs batted in (30). Brandon Downes is displaying some pop as well, as he trails on Papi in home runs with four. Read more »