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MiLB Mock Draft: Pick 8 Chicago (AL)

I would have gone Melville, but he lost by the narrowest of margins, 2 votes in the original and 1 in the runoff.  Both options were good picks so, why not?  Now comes Kenny Williams and his perchance for taking high-floor, low-ceiling players of late.  I am going to add an option that might get everyone a little up in arms because it is on its face value ridiculous, but has been mentioned in more than a few reliable places.  I am going to add Jordan Danks, not because he deserves to be here, but because the ChiSox are supposedly very infatuated with him.  I will group him with a lot of college players.

Another thing....am I overvaluing Gerrit Cole?  Some places (BA) rate his fastball as the singular best pitch in this draft, while others (this board) deride his mechanics as an accident waiting to happen.  I'd like a little more insight.

 

1. Tampa Bay - Aaron Crow-RHP-Mizzou
2. Pittsburgh - Pedro Alvarez-3B-Vandy
3. Kansas City - Tim Beckham-SS-HS Georgia
4. Baltimore - Brian Matusz-LHP-San Diego
5. San Francisco - Justin Smoak-1B-South Carolina
6. Florida - Yonder Alonso-1B-Miami
7. Cincinnati - Gordon Beckham-SS-Georgia
8. Chicago (AL) -
9.  Washington
10. Houston
11. Texas
12. Oakland
13. St. Louis
14. Minnesota
15. Los Angeles (NL)
16. Milwaukee
17. Toronto
18. New York (NL)
19. Chicago (NL)
20. Seattle
21. Detroit
22. New York (NL)
23. San Diego
24. Philadelphia
25. Colorado
26. Arizona
27. Minnesota
28. New York (AL)
29. Cleveland
30. Boston

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