Hey all. Ready to get this thing going?
Draft season is really upon us and our draft section launches today. Be sure to check it every day for the latest news and features, a virtual one-stop shopping center for all things draft. Just today, you can find a draft preview by yours truly, a story on what the Rays are looking at as they prepare to pick No. 1 overall for the second year in a row, a rundown on our coverage of draft day and enough multimedia to keep you busy for a long time. Arizona State’s Brett Wallace, a potential first-round pick, will be blogging on his own to give you some insights into what it’s like for a prospect to play for a big-time program while waiting to find out about his professional future.
Here at Geeking on the Draft, I’ll try to keep you updated on all the news and rumors as we speed toward draft day on June 5. For now, I’ll throw some names at you, guys who have been mentioned as potentials for the No. 1 overall pick by the Rays. Feel free to weigh in with what direction you think Tampa should go in. I’ll put them in alphabetical order since it’s extremely unclear what the Rays are thinking (there’s no David Price this year, that’s for sure).
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Vanderbilt University
Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin HS, Griffin, Ga.
Aaron Crow, RHP, University of Missouri
Brian Matusz, LHP, University of San Diego
Buster Posey, C, Florida State
Kyle Skipworth, C, Patriot HS, Riverside, Calif.