Fan Mock Draft and Conclusion
Jul 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) signs autographs for fans before a game against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
I asked some fans via Twitter to use a Google form to do their own mock draft of the first five picks of the draft.
First Overall Pick by Fans
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The fans agree with the Fansided website @VenomStrikes that the Arizona Diamondbacks should select Dansby Swanson with the first overall pick. The Diamondback organization is struggling to find the right pieces to put around star Paul Goldschmidt, so they need someone who could help sooner. Carson Fulmer and Tyler Jay also received votes.
Second Overall Pick by Fans
The fans agree with me that the Astros will end up taking Rodgers with the second overall pick, even though it was closer than the first pick. Take note how many LSU fans live in the Houston area, so Alex Bregman was able to receive some votes by 24% of the fans. Only 20% felt like Dansby Swanson will become an Astro player.
Third Overall Pick by Fans
The third pick by far has been the hardest to decide who goes to the Rockies. While Dillion Tate has 28% of the vote, Alex Bregman and Brendan Rodgers are still hanging around stealing votes. I think the Rockies do take Dillion Tate, because they need to keep trying to find someone to pitch at that ballpark.
Fourth Overall Pick by Fans
The fourth pick by the fans is a big surprise, as none of the writers had Daz Cameron going in the first five picks. It could be the bloodlines at work there, but Nolan Writtin’s choice Bregman did receive 24% of the vote.
Fifth Overall Pick by Fans
The fans did select Kyle Tucker for the Houston Astros. Will his brother Preston Tucker be around when Kyle makes his big league debut?
Based on the fan’s results, the Astros will draft two high school prospects in Brendan Rodgers and Kyle Tucker. This would be a bold move by the Houston Astros because these players will take longer to develop than a proven college player. However, the Astros are in the position of not needing a quick fix, but instead drafting a player that could have the most impact in the future.
The 2015 MLB Draft is at 6:00 Pm (CST) on Monday June 8th, 2015 on MLB Network.
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