Forget the high round draft picks. Here are two players you need to pay attention to in the next few years. Why?
Rd. 11 (342), Chris Montgomery, RHP, Lawrence Central (Ind.) HS
An absolute steal in the eleventh round. Don’t worry about Monty adjusting to the big city when he inevitably gets to the major league club. Lawrence Central is located in Indianapolis, so big city living is something Monty is used to.
Rd. 25 (762), Andrew Reed, LHP, Terre Haute (Ind.) South Vigo HS
You’ve heard about all of the late round success stories in the Major League Draft by now. Meet this year’s version for the New York Mets. Reed will be lighting up opposing batters in Flushing guaranteed! The young man can certainly deal with adversity as he hails from the “Smelly Haute”.
Disappointment In DePodesta’s Strategy
I’m sure this year’s draft will wind up being markedly better than previous years, but I feel DePodesta has failed in one category. Why only two picks from the Midwest? How can he ignore this obvious hotbed of baseball?
Don’t let this region fool you because we can’t play baseball all year-long. That just means we concentrate even harder when we are able to get outside on the dormant grass.