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June 6, 2014

Round One Analysis

Part One

by Nick J. Faleris


The first 74 picks are in the books for the 2014 First Year Player Draft, with Brady Aiken (LHP, Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, CA)) the first high school lefty since Brien Taylor (East Carteret (Beaufort, NC)), some 23 years ago, to go first overall.

There were only a few true surprises in the 34 picks comprised by Round 1, and as expected the depth of the class dropped impact talent all the way into and through the second round, with a handful of teams lined up to make a run at some over-slot signees early on day two.

Below is part one of my look at the first round selections from last night. In-depth scouting notes and video of the various players can be found in my Positional Preview Series.

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