As the Yankees gamble on the Derekness of a college-bound hoopster (vitals detailed below by YF), the Sox spent their time drafting guys who actually want to play baseball. (Yep, that’s right, C.J. Henry, the Yankees’ first-rounder, has made a verbal commitment to play basketball at the University of Kansas). I am so sure that Henry won’t take advantage of his interest in basketball to extort a few extra bucks from the Boss, but as Henry contemplates his future hobby Theo and the BoSox were busy angling for 5 of the first 47 picks, picking two first rounders and three supplemental round players. Theo went for the following:
1 (23) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, Oregon St.
1 (26) Craig Hansen, RHP, St. John’s
1A (42) Clay Buchholz, RF/RHP, Angelina JC
1A (45) Jed Lowrie, 2b, Stanford
1A (47) Michael Bowden, RHP, Wabonsie Valley HS
Prediction for success? You won’t get one from my uninformed self. History has shown the amateur draft to be worse than a total crapshoot, and I ain’t biting. However, judging from the nerdish draftniks at SoSH Theo did just fine. We’ll see, in around 2010.