Rookie Hitter Draft

What rookies do Chad and Pete think stand out the most?

Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) held a draft for the third straight week. This time, it was rookie hitters. Each host picked a rookie to fill C, CI, MI, 2 OF and U, looking for players who are valuable now and into the future.

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3:17 – Draft set up: We’re talking rookie hitters, considering both this year and future value.

4:29 – Pete makes the easy pick of Corbin Carroll to kick us off.

7:55Fernando Tatis Jr. vs. Carroll for 2024?

13:57 – If Carroll is first, Chad had to go with Elly de la Cruz second.

19:58 – Francisco Alvarez is just so much better than the other options at C

26:54 – It almost feels late for Pete to still have a chance to get to pick Gunnar Henderson

31:50 – Pete takes a victory lap on Josh Jung

37:30 – Chad goes with the oldest rookie in our draft – Masataka Yoshida

41:19 – Chad goes upside with Jordan Walker

52:46 – Pete fills his util spot with Triston Casas, stealing Chad’s pick for CI

56:28 – The other catcher is Henry Davis and Pete may have a good one here

1:00:38 Chad’s last two picks have him piling up the entire Reds IF, adding Spencer Steer and Matt McLain to Elly De La Cruz

1:07:53 – Pete closes out the draft with the only guy who isn’t really producing yet: Colton Cowser


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Pete Ball is a graduate of Emmanuel College and a die-hard Red Sox fan. Most of his work for Pitcher List can be heard, not read, on the Keep or Kut Podcast. Download and listen to hear his undying love for Tanner Houck.

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