Bud Selig just opened the draft and announced that the Nationals are now officially on the clock. As I said before, I’m not one to follow the draft too closely. I’m not remotely an expert on the kids being drafted, and I would never pretend to be. That said, I’m sure I’ll be checking the draft tracker every now and then.
Given the time between picks, the Yankees are not likely to make a selection until closer to 10 p.m.
UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: There you go. It’s Bryce Harper going to the Nationals. Now it’s a matter of getting him signed and deciding where he should play. Catcher? Third base? Outfield?
UPDATE 7:34 p.m.: Five picks into the draft, we finally have our first college pitcher. Drew Pomeranz is a name I feel like we’ve been hearing for a long, long time. And the Indians clearly need some pitching sooner rather than later.
UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal fell to No. 12. Not sure where he was expected to go, but I know he’s one of the names I heard quite a bit leading up to this draft. Probably has a better chance of sticking at catcher than Harper.
UPDATE, 9:45 p.m.: Two picks until the Yankees. Gary Brown, one of the early speculations for the Yankees, is off the board.
UPDATE, 9:55 p.m.: The Yankees are on the clock.