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2011 MLB Draft Picks: Diamondbacks, Indians Go For Projection In Selecting Archie Bradley, Francisco Lindor

After taking Trevor Bauer with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, the Diamondbacks have selected Oklahoma high school pitcher Archie Bradley at No. 7. Bradley is a tall, projectable high school arm – generally not the sort of player I’d like to take that early in the draft, but Bradley is a good one.

The Indians, meanwhile, have selected high school shortstop Francisco Lindor with the No. 8 overall pick. Lindor is strong defensively and will probably hit for average, but he doesn’t appear likely to hit for much power. At age 17 and with a slender build, he’ll be a project. Still, he was the best middle infield prospect available in the draft.

Here are the MLB Draft results so far:

1. Gerrit Cole, Pirates
2. Danny Hultzen, Mariners
3. Trevor Bauer, Diamondbacks
4. Dylan Bundy, Orioles
5. Bubba Starling, Royals
6. Anthony Rendon, Nationals
7. Archie Bradley, Diamondbacks
8. Francisco Lindor, Indians

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