Minnesota's first comp round selection is a prep pitcher.
The draft starts tonight at 7:00 Eastern and the Jays have 5 picks in the first round. Nice that I'll have something else to focus on today as we have a kitchen renovation that is just starting, I...
junior (san diego): would you rather have gavin cecchini or deven marrero?
Nathan Rode: Not sure where others in the office stand on this, but I'd take Gavin Cecchini. I bet they wouldn't be shocked by that. I think he has a good chance to stay at SS and is a better bet to hit than Marrero. Marrero might be a better bet to stick there defensively, but looking at the overall package, I'd take Cecchini. I'm a huge fan of that kid.
Still, Correa is the main attraction for scouts at the event, and he did not disappoint. In his first game, Correa went 2-for-3 with two home runs. The hitters are using metal bats and the first home run was a mammoth shot to left field, probably about 375 feet. The second home run came on a hanging curveball and was more of a line drive about 350 feet, also to left field.
"I feel great. That was a great game for me," Correa said. "I feel comfortable, I feel good, I feel healthy, so that's good. I dreamt it would be like this, so it's like a dream come true. I love it . . . It feels good to be in front of the scouts. There's a lot of scouts here in Puerto Rico coming from the USA, so it feels good that they came to see every Puerto Rican player."