Thursday, April 19, 2012

Texas Wildcats Draft Review

Over the last several seasons, the Wildcats have been able to build one of the deepest minor league systems in the league, placing particular emphasis on positional players.

Round 1 Pick 2: Corky Jackson (P) – Just a slight step behind #1 pick Flores from a potential standpoint, Jackson may turn out to be the top pitcher in this year’s class when it’s all said and done due his superior ability to stay healthy. Excellent control, good velocity and three ML grade pitches, Jackson will be the mainstay of the Wildcats rotation when he fully develops. The only question mark on Jackson heading into the draft was his work ethic and desire to fully realize his potential ratings. Provided the Wildcats are able to keep him motivated, Jackson is an excellent pick at the #2 position.

ML Projections: sub 1.20 WHIP, sub 3.30 ERA

Other notable selections: None.

Grade: B. Jackson will likely develop into one of the league’s top pitchers in time and fills a need for the Wildcats. After their first round selection, the Wildcats did not pick again until round 4.

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