The Arizona Diamondbacks could have had a game-changing day in June when they had seven day one picks in the MLB Draft. If the Snakes are competing for the National League West over the next few years, it seems safe to assume they hit on a few of those picks. Like the game of baseball on the field, drafting usually comes with plenty of failure. It’s tough to project a player’s trajectory and health down the road.
But I wanted Diamondback fans to get familiar with these seven draft picks and talked with those who coached them and covered them.
On this episode, you’ll hear about the three prep stars the team selected with their first three picks: Corbin Carroll, Blake Walston and Brennan Malone. Carroll’s high school head coach Kellen Sundin explains why the outfielder was one of the most polished players in the draft. Watson’s coach Richard Foy projects what added bulk could do for the left-handed pitcher. And finally IMG director of baseball Dan Simonds explains the Diamondbacks’ history or drafting players from the academy.