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The 7th overall pick

This is something I've been wondering about for a while, and some blogs I've seen believe the D-backs should still go after a top prospect with the pick considering they were handcuffed by Barrett Loux's injury, and it wasn't one of those situations where the two sides simply could not come to an agreement.  I'm not really sure about this though, as the club has never really gone after overslot players, especially since this is an unprotected pick. They also have a 3rd overall pick that still needs to be signed.

Bryan Smith of FanGraphs said during a live chat a couple of weeks back that John Stilson of Texas A&M is the guy for them, and I think I have to agree.  Stilson has a terrific arm, but he's a reliever, though he's nearly major league ready and should help out in a fairly iffy D-backs 'pen.  And, since he's a reliever, he should be fairly inexpensive to sign.

There's also below slot college arms like Danny Hultzen and Jack Armstrong who could draw some interest, but I still think Stilson is the best fit right now.

It's an intriguing  situation, and I really don't know what Kevin Towers and Co will do, but it should be interesting to follow.  So what do you think?  What type of player should the D-backs go after with the unprotected 7th overall pick?

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