We're actually almost finished with our minor league draft over at the Fake Teams Dynasty League, as we are nearing the finish of round 4. You can read about the results from round 1 here, as well as round 2 here. Here's the results from the recently completed round 3, 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.
Texas Rangers - Gary Sanchez - C - New York Yankees
Arizona Diamondbacks - George Springer - OF - Houston Astros
Fake Teams - Cheslor Cuthbert - 3B - Kansas City Royals
Boston Red Sox - Anthony Gose - OF - Toronto Blue Jays
Brooklyn Nets - James Paxton - SP - Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays - Archie Bradley - SP - Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers - Oscar Taveras - OF - St. Louis Cardinals
New York Mets - Johnathan Singleton - 1B - Houston Astros
Oakland Athletics - Jean Segura - SS - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Anaheim Angels - Sonny Gray - SP - Oakland Athletics
Miami Marlins - Jake Odorizzi - SP - Kansas City Royals
Atlanta Braves - Tyler Pastornicky - SS - Atlanta Braves
Bronx Bombers - Deck McGuire - SP - Toronto Blue Jays
Carl Winslows - Zack Wheeler - SP - New York Mets
Colorado Rockies - Caleb Gindl - OF - Milwaukee Brewers
Toronto Blue Jays - Mikie Mahtook - OF - Tampa Bay Rays
My Thoughts After the Jump...
- I was really hoping that Anthony Gose would fall to me, especially after reading about him in Mike Newman's chat last week.
- Another name that was extremely popular was Cheslor Cuthbert, and a lot of it was based on his ranking on John Sickels' top 20 list for the Royals.
- I really like Segura as a bounceback candidate for 2012. It sounds like he's likely to be able to stay at SS, and he had double-digit homers and 50 stolen bases in the 2010 season, and I'll be interested to see if he can get back to those numbers.
- 2 of the top Astros prospects went in this round, with Springer and Singleton both going. You can read some of my thoughts on the pair as a part of my Minor League Keeper Thoughts series.
- Oscar Taveras remains an interesting name, and I was interested to see him go here despite being probably about 3 years away. He hit well in the AFL, with a .307 average in 19 games, but did not manage to take a single walk in 75 plate appearances. A bit concerning, but he is going to be just 20 in 2012.