2012 Draft Thread: First Round

Jay Yencich · June 4, 2012 at 3:53 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Well, here we are. It’s really happening and I’ve barely prepared anything, mostly on purpose.

The word went around last night that the Astros are already setting up a deal with Appel. Edit: That was a lie. From there, everyone has started to conclude that the Twins are going to take Buxton, whether that has any basis in an actual deal or not. As part of the Baseball America dominoes falling, everyone has assumed that the Mariners are going to pick Mike Zunino now, even though if you read the actual article carefully, it’s phrased around speculation. Nevertheless, it’s being treated as fact at the moment. I’m hoping otherwise.

Prepare to FREAK OUT in a logical, well-reasoned, and family-friendly manner.

Edit: That’s C Mike Zunino out of Florida.


104 Responses to “2012 Draft Thread: First Round”

  1. Westside guy on June 5th, 2012 12:13 am

    Yes, it is THAT bad. He may be a worse runner than Edgar Martinez was.

    There’s no way Montero gets moved to the outfield. But it’s silly to talk about moving him off catcher right now, anyway (in my opinion).

  2. GLS on June 5th, 2012 12:23 am

    Okay then. I suppose that answers my question. Oh well.

  3. GLS on June 5th, 2012 12:40 am

    I have an irrational bias against right-handed batting first basemen. Pujols and Konerko are pretty good though.

  4. justdan73 on June 5th, 2012 1:40 pm

    I for one, think Montero would make a great RF in say a Jay Buhner mode, with some work. He has the arm. Hopefully, that spot opens up on the big club soon. I agree, he is far too young to be a full time DH. I’d rather have that spot free for flexability. Maybe Montero can play RF most days, catch on day games following night games. Might be able to save a back up C roster spot that way that wouldn’t be possible if he was the full time DH.

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