Strike Zone podcast: Recapping day one of the 2016 MLB draft

Friday June 10th, 2016

The first day of the 2016 MLB draft is over, but as teams continue to pick the best players out of high schools and colleges across the country, it's time to break down just how each franchise did with its first-round selections.

To help recap a surprising night of selections, Ted Keith welcomes Baseball Prospectus writer and draft expert Christopher Crawford onto this week's edition of The Strike Zone podcast. The two start off by giving their overall impressions on the draft, including some thoughts on whether MLB should make moves to change the draft's structure and rules, before diving into a discussion of the first-round, including Chris's thoughts on the Phillies' selection of high school outfielder Mickey Moniak at No. 1 and whether he was truly the best choice for Philadelphia. After that, Chris gives his picks for the teams that did best on day one and the teams that struggled before wrapping up with his pick for which player drafted in the first round will have the best career.

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Check back on next week for another episode of The Strike Zone.

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