M’s Pick C Keanu Carmichael at #192
Not a tremendous pick at this point. Catching is not regarded as a strength of this draft and I honestly thought that we’d bypass picking one for quite a while, but hey, someone has to back up all these pitchers.
Carmichael slipped down the boards because he transferred high schools in Hawaii earlier this year, which made him ineligible to play. He’s defensive guy, good feet, flexible, arm which while solid is not likened to artillery so far as I see. Behind the plate, he seems quite proactive, which is a good sign. The bat is not horrible, level swing, probably conducive to liners.