The Arizona Diamondbacks second pick of the first round of tonight's 2011 MLB First Year Player Draft, Archie Bradley, has a big decision to make after being picked 7th overall. You see, Bradley has already committed to Oklahoma - as a quarterback. He's a three-sport start who seems to have a decision to make between two big ones, football and baseball.
This was the issue I had with the Dbacks taking a high school guy, especially one that will probably command a bit of money and one who has committed to college - in another sport. Now, Bradley publicly has come out and said he prefers baseball, but that's a guy trained to say all the right things at the right time. The question is, will he really feel that way come negotiation time?
I guess only time will tell if he actually is able to come to terms with the Dbacks, but this time, they don't get a do-over with this pick. The 7th pick was due to not signing last years first rounder. You only get 1 second chance. I hope he chooses baseball, as I'm sure the Dbacks do as well. I've got to think though they think they have a great shot at signing him though, otherwise they wouldn't have taken him. I've heard it all before though, so good luck! The young man throws a fastball clocked in the 93-96mph range. Oh boy.