Erick (Columbus): At 18 years old, if Yorman Rodriguez had been coming out of high school this spring and eligible for the draft, where do you project he would have been selected?
I'm not Jim Callis but I have a good handle on the draft from this year. I believe he would have been a 1st rounder based on tools. I would place him after Josh Sale in the polished hitter category, but Sale is not the athlete or toolbox that Rodriguez is. He doesn't have the power that Michael Choice has or the speed Gary Brown does. Delino DeShields has the blood lines of a major leaguer and Kyle Parker has the football pedigree that the Rockies like so much. Jake Skole had the signability the Rangers were looking for. I don't think the Astros would have took him that high but the A's may have looked at him at #10, as they have been taking high ceiling athletes lately. He fits the mold the Rays like in top picks and I don't think he would have made it out of the 1st round with the group of OF's in this years class.