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Sixty Picks In, Yet No Vogelbach

With over sixty picks into the 2011 MLB Draft, Dan Vogelbach remains undrafted. The Florida native and high school first baseman packs a lot of power. Some experts predicted the Rays would go for Vogelbach with their pick at number 32, but instead he has gone undrafted so far.

Vogelbach brings with himself not only a lot strength, but a number of health concerns. Though he plays a generally undemanding position (first base), he is far from a model of fitness and may need to improve his shape to enjoy a long and successful career.

The MLB Draft is perhaps the most unpredictable of all the major sports drafts. So far, the only first baseman drafted has been C.J. Cron, the Utah product drafted by the LA Angels in the first round (17th overall). The Rays typically never draft according to organizational needs, preferring instead to take talent regardless of position, but few can deny the team’s lack of first base and power hitter depth.

Hopefully, Vogelbach or similar players will still be around for the later picks too.

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