2014 MLB Draft open thread: Tyler Kolek at 2?

2014 MLB Draft logoHappy 2014 MLB Draft! It’s finally here, and the Marlins already surprised folks by opting for hard-throwing prep right-hander Tyler Kolek out of Texas.

The Dodgers pick at No. 22. Some of the names most connected to them are Spencer Adams, Derek Hill, Foster Griffin and Nick Howard. I profiled the first three.

This is how I’d handicap the Dodgers’ likeliest selection at this point:

1. Spencer Adams
2. Derek Hill
3. Foster Griffin
4. Nick Howard
5. Luis Ortiz

Here’s some additional information that you might find handy:

My Big Board, v 3.0 (10 profiles linked in this piece)
History of the No. 22 pick
Slot recommended bonus (No. 22): $1,980,500
Total draft bonus pool: $4,974,700
– Amount the Dodgers can spend (plus 5 percent) on their first 10 picks

Keith Law is insistent that the Dodgers are going to take a college player, and he’s mocked Virginia outfielder Derek Fisher to them twice in the last few days. Howard, Fisher’s teammate, could also be a college guy the Dodgers are interested in. I’d be disappointed with both.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.