In one baseball draft of 15 teams (and 30 rounds!), Miguel Cabrera lasted until the 12th pick. Needless to say, that guys was really happy. I also realized that no matter how bad a player does (Rickie Weeks) the year before, people still believe in potential, even three years later.
Also, a lot of the possible rookies studs we hear about (with the exception of catcher Matt Wieters) were not taken for a long time in the draft. Participants selected the known production numbers versus the unknown. And I guess if I was paying $650 or more, I would, too.
Finally, this is a short one blog because missing work means more work, if you ever want to kill about 6-7 hours in a day, participate in a baseball draft that uses an auction format. Imagine the bidding process for 450 players, most starting at $1.
And when does the baseball season actually start?