By Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet.ca, June 15, 2017
TORONTO – Whether it’s hyperbole or genuine optimism, there’s an abundance of praise heaped on recently-drafted players every June.
For Braves scouting director Brian Bridges, fifth-overall pick Kyle Wright looks like the best player in the draft. For Angels scouting director Matt Swanson, 10th-overall pick Jo Adell has a “ceiling (as) high as anybody.” For Rangers scouting director Kip Fagg, eighth-round pick Tyreque Reed’s “kind of a right-handed Prince Fielder.” And in Seattle, Scott Hunter told 17th-overall pick Evan White “you had me at hello.”
Does anyone ever leave the draft room disappointed? Some drafts go better than others, maybe, but they’re all good.