Thanks John for allowing me to participate. A little background info on me: my name is Jared. As I said in the application thread, I've been following the draft since 2004. I've written for a few blogs and my latest venture is writing about the Dodgers for scout.com. I've spoken with Dodgers assistant GM Logan White a few times about the draft, including this spring. But enough about me, let's get to the more important issue.
I've been a part of this process before and like it more when people are actively involved. I tend to draft the player who I think is the best available and not who I think the Dodgers will take. I don't believe in drafting for need.
Now that I've said my piece, let's start talking prospects. There are some hitters I like in the first round, mostly Stryker Trahan and Richie Shaffer. Both are power bats with defensive questions. While the Dodgers could use some elite bats in their system, I'm going to try to avoid overrating hitters.
There are some pitchers I like as well. Walker Weickel intrigues me as a projection guy. Zach Eflin and Nick Travieso are high ceiling power arms.
I'm anxious to hear from you about prospects you like, don't like. What your approach would br on draft day. Let's make this fun.
The Dodgers picks are: