We are almost done with the minor league draft, so here's a look at the results from Round 4 of the minor league portion of the draft. You can read about the results from round 1, round 2, and round 3. Here's the results from the recently completed round 4, and a reminder on the rules of the minor league portion of the draft:
- Players who have not made their Major League debut are the only eligible players for this draft. So players like Mike Trout, Jesus Montero, and Matt Moore were all ineligible to be drafted in this portion of the league.
- The order was set via a random order generator, and as such is not related to the order for the Major League portion. Which of course makes it a bit tough for the Blue Jays as they had the last pick in both.
- Another round, another like 4 or 5 players I had targeted that went prior to my pick. I had contemplated Hamilton, Rosario, and Molina at one point or another.
- I also liked Yelich, Olt, and Wheeler there, but ended up going with the upside of Castellanos. I think he may be a few years, but it sounds like he will be able to stick at 3B long-term and provide some power production as well.
- The Olt pick with the last pick in the round is a steal in my opinion, as he will most likely be traded at some point due to the presence of Adrian Beltre. He conceivably could move to the outfield, but it seems like his bat will play regardless of the position.
- I own Hamilton in my other dynasty league, and the speed may be the best in the minors. If he can provide even other numbers even remotely like what he did in 2011, he could be a 70+ stolen base threat every year once he gets to the Majors.
- Molina has been a popular pick as well, and the control numbers he posted last year were ridiculous (148 K/16 BB in 130 IP between High-A and AA). However, there seems to be some concern that he may be better suited to work out of the bullpen instead of the rotation long-term.