Saturday, March 10, 2007
Other Top Draft Picks. . . .
Front line starting pitchers are always tough to come by, and that is what the Cleveland Indians did by taking Mark Prior with the second pick in the draft. Toronto, picking third, wasted little time in selecting Travis Hafner. Toronto manager Robert Emrich remarked that he was surprised that Travis was available at #3. Boston, solid with starting pitching already (Pedro Martinez, Wakefield, Glavine and Derek Lowe), decided to go with speed and defense by selecting left fielder Carl Crawford. Florida might have been the biggest winner in the early draft selections by picking Jake Peavy at #5.