After several seasons of 3rd and 4th place finishes within their division, the Boomers have emerged this year as the dominant team within the NL North fueled by a good mix of veteran and young talent.
1 Pick 65: Ellie Grant (SS) – A top tier defensive SS with an
exceptional eye, Grant was a solid pickup at pick #65 and should be able
to contribute at the ML level, although his durability and health
ratings suggest it will be in a utility role as opposed to an everyday
ML Projections: .215 BA, .620 OPS.
Round 2 Pick
105: Jerry Gleason (C) – At the 105th selection, the Boomers drafted
one of the top defensive catchers in this year’s draft. Good value at
this point in the draft, Gleason projects to be a platoon player and
late inning defensive replacement at the ML level.
ML Projections: .200 BA, .650 OPS.
Other notable selections: None.
B+. While the Boomers didn’t have a selection until pick #65 and only
two selections within the first two rounds, they were able to identify
two players that will be able to contribute at the big league level. An
excellent job of targeted drafting.