MLB Draft Highlights The Importance Of A Franchise Shortstop
The first three players drafted by MLB teams Monday were shortstops. Vanderbilt's Dansby Swanson went first overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks.By Matt Moreno | June 9, 2015
Shortstops went a historic three-for-three in Major League Baseball's draft Monday night — a great average any given day at the ballpark.
The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted shortstop Dansby Swanson with the first overall pick in the draft. The Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies followed suit with shortstop picks of their own, meaning the first three players drafted all came from that same position.
It's a bit surprising for a position that traditionally doesn't produce a ton of offensive power, but teams tend to be leaning more and more toward the six position to help build their franchises.