Red Sox get a steal in Bard at No. 28

Keith Law, senior baseball analyst for Scouts Inc., breaks down the first round of the 2006 MLB draft. Formerly, he was the special assistant to the general manager for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Best picks
Daniel Bard, No. 28, to the Boston Red Sox: I had the North Carolina right-hander at the top of my list from the Cape Cod League last summer. He featured two plus pitches, held his velocity and threw strikes. Bard's command came and went this spring, but it was due to his struggles to maintain his arm angle rather than something more concerning like a medical issue.