Analysis: Supplemental round

Keith Law scouts Bryce Brentz (0:56)

Keith checks in on the MTSU phenom. (0:56)

On the evening of the first round of the 2010 MLB draft, MLB draft bloggers Jason A. Churchill and Keith Law will provide pick-by-pick analysis in the first round.

Before diving into the analysis, here are some key resources related to the 2010 MLB draft:

And now, analysis of the supplemental round:


Michael Kvasnicka, as a catcher, projects as an above-average bat. It's a very interesting pick for the Houston Astros there, since they do have former first-round pick Jason Castro in their system already.

The grab of Aaron Sanchez by the Toronto Blue Jays was a huge value pick, perhaps the second-best value behind Zack Cox to the Cards.

The Boston Red Sox get a steal in both Bryce Brentz and Anthony Ranaudo. Brentz could still turn out to be the second-best college bat in the draft behind Harper, and Ranaudo, if healthy, is the best college arm in the class with the best combination of upside, probability and timetable.

The Tampa Bay Rays added Drew Vettleson to O'Conner and Sale. Terrific draft for the Rays. Again.

The Los Angeles Angels went a little cheaper it seems with their second sandwich rounder, and Seattle went for value in a prep arm, in Taijuan Walker.

Peter Tago going to the Colorado Rockies is a steal, as he's not likely to go to school. The Detroit Tigers taking Chance Ruffin with their second sandwich rounder has to be about saving money so they can go over slot for Nick Castellanos, whom they selected at No. 44.