The drafts between 2005-2007, what would you change in the first 5 rounds...
I'll start with 2005 in this post:
Here's what the Braves did:
Joey Devine (1)
Beau Jones (1)
Jeff Lyman (2)
Jordan Schafer (3)
Michael Broadway (4)
Will Startup (5)
Here's my picks:
1st Round: Clay Buchholz- He was drafted one slot after Beau Jones and he already has a MLB no-hitter on his resume.
other notables available: Michael Bowden, Luke Hochevar, Travis Buck, Colby Rasmus
Supp 1st Round: Chase Headley: We would have our 3B of the future already in our system and may have also moved him to LF.
other notables available: Nolan Reimold, Garrett Olson
2nd Round: Yunel Escobar - turned out pretty good so far
2nd Round: Taylor Teagarden - a pretty good Catcher prospect in the Rangers system
3rd Round: I'll stick with Schafer thank you very much.
4th Round: German Duran, 2B - Wasn't taken until the 6th round by the Rangers.
5th Round: Steven Pearce, 1B - Good prospect in Pirates system.
Other notables taken later in draft: Austin Jackson (Yankees CF prospect), Jemile Weeks (recently drafted by Oakland), John Lannan (Nats pitcher), Justin Smoak (recent ly drafted by Rangers), Yonder Alonso (recently drafted by Reds)