Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/27/13
1st Round Picks Over Past 10 Years: Arizona Diamondbacks The roster will be expanding soon for baseball teams and this will give them a chance to see some of the better players in their organization. The players that get added will have a opportunity to make an impact with the club. The Arizona Diamondbacks chances of making the playoffs are up in the air, but they do have one of the better farm systems in all of baseball. The strength of their prospects lies with their pitching. Here is a review of the D-Backs 1st round picks over the last 10 seasons. 2013-Braden Shipley, RHP University of Nevada (15th Overall) Arizona was very fortunate to land Shipley considering their order in the draft, and the fact he that he was expected to be selected within the first ten picks in the draft. He is a converted infielder, who is very athletic on the mound. There is still time for him to grow into his arm with his velocity sitting around 94-96 mph for his fastball. He had the best change-up of ...
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