MLB Draft: It Ain’t Easy to Pick ‘Em

June 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As you may have noticed, it’s Draft Madness Week here at Burly’s Baseball Musings.  However, no matter how much die-hard baseball fans get into the Draft (and I do every year), it’s a whole different ballgame selecting amateur talent in MLB than it is in the NBA or NFL.
To give you some idea of how difficult it is to choose the studs from the duds, here’s a list of the seven starting pitchers who won their ballgames tonight and where they were drafted.
Trevor Cahill, selected in the 2nd round, 66th overall, by the A’s in 2006.
Mat Latos, selected in the 11th round, 333rd overall, by the Padres in 2006.
Jake Arrieta, selected in the 5th round, 159th overall, by the Orioles in 2007.
Roy Oswalt, selected in the 23rd round, 684th overall (out of Holmes Community College), by the Astros in 1996.
Brett Cecil, selected in the 1st round (supplemental), 38th overall, by the Blue Jays in 2007.
Josh Johnson, selected in the 4th...

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