Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/5/13
With Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft quickly approaching, teams take a few days to turn their attention away from the current season to focus on their future. While some of these young men that are selected in this year’s draft will have a large impact on the organization in the next few seasons, success is not guaranteed. Unlike the other “big four” sports, baseball in terms of players, is a little different. With other sports, a franchise’s fate can change in a single day once they draft a player. From the moment they are signed, top selections are already competing for a spot on roster, and in a lot of cases, are competing for a starting role. Baseball, on the other hand, fans usually have to wait years as the players progress through the team’s minor league system while adjusting to professional baseball. For most players, draft day is just the first step in a long journey to making it to the Major Leagues. The Texas Rangers will select 23rd in this year’s draft. Below is brief
PLAYERS: Cody Buckel
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
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