I've heard him projected as a potential solid #2. He projects better than Bullington, and a lot of people think he might be better than Maholm. I was really hoping for Longoria given the club's need for hitters, but what could Pittsburgh do when he goes the pick before?
All in all, I like the pick. Lincoln was almost assured to go before #4, but that was apparently before Colorado fell in love with Reynolds. Baseball America is saying Miller was looking for an eight-figure signing price, and that KC was actually looking at Lincoln, too. They go on a little with some interesting info...
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/dr ... 61627.html
First, incoming general manager Dayton Moore reportedly wouldn't have Miller atop his draft board. Second, Miller is floating an eight-figure asking price. While most clubs believe he wouldn't turn down a contract similar to the $5.25 million major league deal last year's top-rated college pitcher (Mike Pelfrey) received from the Mets, many don't want to deal with the potential hassle--and the Royals are among that group. Kansas City would prefer to not exceed the $4 million bonus they paid Alex Gordon, the No. 2 pick in 2005 and a superior prospect to anyone in this draft.
A little more interesting stuff regarding Lincoln...
Early Picks May Have Done Deals
12:46 p.m.: A source familiar with the negotiations says the teams and the players that will be picks at Nos. 2-3-4 have agreed to financial parameters. The Rockies will give Stanford righthander Greg Reynolds $3.25 million; the Devil Rays will pay Long Beach State third baseman Evan Longoria $3 million; and the Pirates will dole out $2.75 million to Houston righthander Brad Lincoln.