Originally posted on The Scores Report  |  Last updated 10/3/13
The draft plays a vital role in baseball. It gives clubs the chance to bolster their rosters with the best collegiate players available. Below is a breakdown of some of the most exciting players eligible for the 2014 draft. Carlos Rodon The 20-year-old North Carolina State Wolfpack pitcher is turning heads; had he been eligible in the 2013 draft, he would undoubtedly been a top-three pick. The youngster has dominated the college scene. During his freshman year (2012), he achieved 135 strikeouts and had an ERA of 1.57. With a fastball capable of reaching 97-98 mph, expect a whole host of teams competing for his signature. Tyler Beede Vying with Rodon for first pick, this Vanderbilt pitcher has it all. Although not as fast as Rodon, with a fastball reaching 94mph, his changeup play is fantastic and his slide ball is unplayable at times. Whether Houston Astros want a right or left handed pitcher will be the deciding factor in who gets picked first, Beede or Rodon. Trea Turner The short...
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