Swimming in a shallow draft pool
It's no secret that the class of 2009 doesn't measure up to those of the past few drafts. Many of the current top prospects might have had problems cracking the first round in the 2008 draft, which was called "a little above average" by a talent evaluator for a club that had extra picks on Day 1.
The '09 crop is void of premium talent outside of top prospect Stephen Strasburg, and any one of at least a dozen prospects could go No. 2 behind the San Diego State right-hander. One scout summarized the '09 draft class as being made up of three groups, saying, "There's Stras at the top, 2-20 and then 21-100."
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