The latest MLB draft '09 updates
Updated: June 9, 2009, 4:47 PM ETBy Keith Law
The top ten as I see it right now: 1. Strasburg, 2. Ackley, 3. Tate, 4. Sanchez, 5. Crow, 6. Matzek, 7. Zack Wheeler, 8. Scheppers, 9. Turner, 10. Jenkins. The Rockies could take Alex White or Tim Wheeler at 11. I said this the other day, but I don't think Mike Minor is very likely at 3; the thinking behind the Padres taking Minor is that Grady Fuson likes high-probability college players who move quickly and justify their selections in short order, but Minor's not the top choice of the other decision-makers there. Taking Minor with the three pick with so many high-ceiling players on the board would be a mistake. •Yesterday's hot rumor had Ackley asking for more than Pedro Alvarez received last year, but it didn't check out, and he doesn't seem to have indicated to clubs what his price tag is.
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