BREAKING: Dbacks Select High School Senior Archie Bradley With 7th Pick


The Arizona Diamondbacks took the risky road with the 7th pick in the 2011 MLB First Year Player Draft.  They selected high school pitcher Archie Bradley.  He is a highly touted pitcher, but there are a couple of risks the Dbacks take with this selection.

Bradley is signed to play football at the University of Oklahoma.  How he turns that gig down, I don't know.  He is also going to want a lot of money.  Maybe if the Dbacks pony up the dough, he will bolt for baseball over football.  I'll just say for now I am skeptical.  I hope I am wrong.

He can throw in the 93-96 MPH range and is a star in three sports.  It is possible the Dbacks are able to sign him and later has a change of heart and moves back to baseball.  Believe it or not, not every player runs for the money.  Some actually follow their heart.  Well, good luck to the Dbacks!

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