Thursday, June 05, 2008

Beesball - Two Jackets Drafted on Day 1

Charlie Blackmon goes to the Colorado Rockies in the 2nd round with the #72 pick in the 2008 MLB draft. Starting pitcher David Duncan was taken 152nd overall, in the 5th round by the Houston Astros.

Congrats to these guys. Blackmon's story is truly a storybook one, as he's already been drafted twice as a pitcher, but now as an outfielder. Here are some comments on various GT prospects. Here is the official draft central.

By the way, note that a Georgia high school kid went #1. Some of the commentors are right - Georgia is a serious hotbed of talent in all three major sports. There is no reason you can't be successful by only focusing on in-state talent. There's certainly enough.