What a crazy day one for the draft. Last year, if you would have told anyone that the Pittsburgh Pirates would have picked Gerrit Cole over Anthony Rendon, they probably would have flipped out. If you would have told Nationals fans that they'd end up with Baseball America's top ranked prospect for the third year in a row, they too, would have flipped out, but in a good way.
Rendon's slide to sixth overall really shows that there were concerns with his shoulder. I've been a heavy supporter of Rendon, and I mentioned that if he were taken second overall, then I'd be comfortable taking him first overall. The fact that five teams passed on him, presumably based on his medical information, really sends up a red flag. I wrote yesterday about how even if Rendon is the preferred pick, Gerr...
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