The highlight of the baseball season for me is the MLB Draft. The anticipation for it starts as soon as the previous version is over. I am already anticipating the 2013 draft but the 2012 draft will be hard to top. Video highlights are hard to find with the draft but there was a great one this year.
I don't know about you but when the Astros announced Carlos Correa, the Puerto Rican short stop, I was shocked. I immediately thought how it would effect their other picks and how the rest of the top picks were going to shake out. Knowing that Buxton was going to the Twins, I wondered how far Appel would fall. I love the draft. I love watching it shake out. I don't like Harold Reynolds but I get to make fun of him during the process, so it works. The video highlight for me didn't occur until the 2nd day.I live in Minnesota and I am a Twins fan. It's lessening with the fact I can watch any team any time now instead of only having the Twins to watch and listen to, but I still live here and follow the local team. When Byron Buxton went #2 overall, the MLB Network cut to Byron and he seemed less than enthusiastic. He didn't seem to think that it was a big deal and I was a little surprised. I would have felt that about his reaction whether he was drafted by the Mariners or Orioles, or whoever would have taken him had it not been the Twins. I would like to think that this is what they have been working for over the last 10 years and it should cause excitement. I would have thought he would be excited to play in an organization with such a strong history of Center fielders in his lifetime with Kirby Puckett and Torii Hunter. Nope, I guess not.
The exact opposite occurred with their next pick. Jose Orlando Berrios is from Puerto Rico. The Twins have had a strong tie to Puerto Rico in the last few drafts and J.O. was the second best player from the island this year. They chose him and whether or not he signs for slot, above or below, anyone who watches this video should immediately like this kid more. I sure do. I was excited to see him pitch last summer and I look forward to seeing him in the future.