2011 MLB Draft: Danny Hultzen Reportedly Wants $13 Million

Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets that Danny Hultzen, the University of Virginia lefty who has been mentioned as a candidate to be selected by the Pirates with the first overall pick in the draft, wants $13 million:

Teams told Danny Hultzen's asking price is $13 mil. Before you ask: No, I don't think it will really affect where he goes in the #mlbdraft.

Maybe not, but Hultzen isn't worth anywhere near $13 million as a lefty pitcher with strong command and merely acceptable velocity. He probably knows that and isn't expecting to get anywhere near $13 million, which would be a historic figure. He isn't worthy of the first overall pick regardless, but he definitely isn't worth it if he's going to play hardball. The Pirates should have stayed away from him before this; now it's even clearer that avoiding him is the right call. Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon remains the best choice for the Pirates with the first overall pick.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.