2010 MLB Draft, Day One: Recapping And Analyzing The First 50 Picks

If the player capsules listed for picks 1-32 weren't enough, or if you're looking for player capsules for picks 33-50, then you're in luck!

-MLB Bonus Baby has got very, very thorough capsules for everyone taken on Monday.

-Fangraphs also has capsules for most players taken as well.

Meanwhile, Fangraphs also has capsules for some interesting players that weren't taken on day one, for your perusal.

CollegeSplits.com has statistical information and splits for the collegiate guys selected on Monday, presented in a user-friendly layout.

Keith Law over at ESPN picks his winners and losers, taking special care to identify St. Louis as a lucky winner and selecting the Cubs and Dodgers as losers for a reach and an unsignable pick, respectively. Law also includes his summary of the best players still available, naming Austin Wilson, Kris Bryant, Austin Wates, James Paxton, Brandon Workman, AJ Cole, and Stetson Allie.

Finally, I'd just like to say that, were I not rushing to write something up about every selection, that would've been a really unwatchable four hours of TV. Although I suppose I should've expected that from the start, when both Harold Reynolds and John Hart said - on camera - on the record - that they would've taken somebody else instead of Bryce Harper at #1 overall. A clear instance of analysts chosen not for the wisdom they have to offer, but for their name value and experience on camera.

The guys at the MLB Network booth seemed to like every single pick, the interviews were poorly prepared and uninformative, and though it was refreshing to see the lighter side of Bud Selig every so often, he's not the funniest individual I've ever watched. Hands down the highlight of the afternoon was watching Blue Jays representative Roberto Alomar try to pronounce Asher Wojciechowski.

The next two days will span another 49 rounds, made up of players far less famous than the ones selected today. As such, it's the first round that generally commands most of the attention. However, while less is known about the guys yet to be picked, they very often end up being the players who make or break a team's draft, as the first round can only get you so much. Rounds 2-50 are the rounds that scouting directors really love, and I think I speak for everyone when I say I'm glad they love them so much that they go by too fast to be on TV.

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