The baseball draft is unique. I was very excited when my hometown Twins pulled Chris Parmelee with the 20th overall pick. The name I expected to hear was Brett Anderson, the top HS LHP in this years draft. But Parmelee is a hitter. No, not a hitter, a Slugger.
He came to the Metrodome for a pre-draft workout and solidified himself as the number one player on the Twins draft board. He hit the ball with authority in the Twins ballpark, inlcuding six upper deck home runs to right field. A couple times each decade, a high school kid flies through the minors. Maybe Parmelee can make some noise for the Twins by 2008 or 2009.