WITH THE FIRST PICK IN THE DRAFT........... (by pita323)

What will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks do with the first pick in the annual amateur draft?

There have been reports that Anaheim's scouts have been spotted at Kent State, where power hitting, good fielding Jose Chantres anchors the hot corner. Eastern Oklahoma State College's slick fielding, great hitting SS Ivan Andujar has also gotten a few looks, as well as Prince Georges CC's  SP Sal Cashman, who has shown that he has great control along with 97 MPH fastball. Sal has yet to hire an agent and has his mother advising him.

Scouts are not overlooking Eunice High School, where young pitcher Douglas Slaughter, who ranked #1 in many scouting magazines, is expecting to graduate in the professional ranks with a large signing bonus. Anaheim High School scouting director Jacob Ramirez, who was scouting Slaughter, has also been seen at Longmont Christian High School, where SP Omar Gilbert and his pinpoint control pitches reign supreme. Who they will pick? Owner/GM pita323 has remained silent, not even hinting a clue whether he is leaning towards pitching or hitting. Recent history suggests they'll go with pitching, as season 10 was a strong draft for Anaheim hitting, with infielders Del Henley and Chad Schneider looking as strong Major League prospects. The prior four season seasons yielded some weak prospects: the franchise's first pick in Season 9 was not until #60., and Season 8 's first pick did not come until #50. In both seasons 6 & 7, the franchise was unable to sign their first round picks. New ownership has committed to building this organization unlike previous regimes, aggresively pursuing top signable prospects.

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