Originally posted on TopSportsReport  |  Last updated 3/30/14
Tony Campbell/Baseball America ”#Royals LHP Sean Manaea sitting 93-94 in his first inning of work (backfield game). Command is sharp. He’s painting. This is sexy.” This is a quote from Jason Parks, prospect scout for Baseball Prospectus from twitter. Parks wrote a couple of paragraphs about Manaea at baseballprospectus.com here:http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23000 Sean Manaea before the 2013 season was expected to be a top 3 or 5 overall pick in the upcoming draft and had no real shot of being picked by the Royals who had the 8th overall pick. On June 6th, the Royals had a great chance. Manaea, due to injury concerns, slid to the Royals, who in turn, jumped at the opportunity and picked Hunter Dozier. If that doesn’t seem right, you’re not alone. Many experts had Dozier being picked late in the first round. Words and phrases like “reach” “worst pick of the first round/so far” and “grade: F” were being thrown around.   Hunter Dozier is a power hitting shortst...
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