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2018 MLB Draft: Day 2 Open Thread

More picks to get excited about! Or not. S’up to you

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

I’m going to start by copy-pasting Eric’s post from the mother-ship, because a) it appears to cover all the bases, and b) I’m going to have breakfast.

The 2018 MLB Draft resumes Tuesday, with a much quicker pace on the second day of Major League Baseball’s annual restocking of talent.After 78 picks through two rounds plus Monday, Day 2 brings us rounds three through 10, with 236 picks in all on Tuesday. There were four-minute intervals in between picks on Monday, but now there is just one minute in between picks. The remainder of the draft won’t be televised, but will provide online coverage of the final two days, with Tuesday coverage beginning at 10 a.m. Arizona time.

The first pick of the third round is No. 79 overall, the exact spot where current big leaguers DJ LeMahieu, Zack Cozart, and Derek Dietrich were selected. The best No. 79 pick ever has to be John Olerud, the two-time World Series champion who was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989 out of Washington State. Olreud hit .295/.398/.465, a 129 OPS+ in 17 years and amassed 58.2 Wins Above Replacement.

For the point of view of Diamondbacks’ fans, it’s likely the eighth round pick which has the greatest significance, that being where we selected both our best homegrown position player (Paul Goldschmidt) and pitcher (Brandon Webb). So, whoever gets picked there has a lot to live up to... James and Michael will be covering the day’s events as appropriate, but feel free to chat about any other interesting picks, e.g. local kids made good in this thread over the course of the day.