Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) conducted a mock draft of the current pool of rookie starting pitchers. The rules were simple: they had to be a starting pitcher and they had to be a rookie, having already made their MLB debut.
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8:05 – Chad starts his draft by making Taj Bradley the 1.01
14:06 – Pete took Eury Pérez with his first pick, favoring him among all rookie starting pitchers
19:22 – Hunter Brown goes third overall to Pete, and both he and Chad agree that Brown could be the best bet to have a solid second-half out of all of these pitchers
24:14 – Andrew Abbott to Chad, who is a big fan of the young Red
38:35 – Speaking of shaky starts, Pete grabbed Gavin Williams with his next selection
43:30 – The run on Guardians continues with Chad snagging Tanner Bibee
47:10 – Bryce Miller and his excessive fastball usage go to Chad
51:50 – And now for a run on Millers! Pete grabs Mason Miller, a risky pick
58:11 – Kodai Senga was Pete’s “safe” pick to end his draft
1:02:00 – The last pick of the draft is Chad’s, and he took Bryan Woo
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