Callis did not place Harvard-Westlake RHP Lucas Giolito with a team. Giolito could well be the best arm in the class, but he's been sidelined for over two months with an elbow problem. He wants a big bonus and is signed to go to UCLA. I have trouble imaging him slipping out of the top 10 picks, but where he falls is but one of the big stories in a very uncertain year at the top of the draft as Callis happily acknowledges in his Ask BA column.
2. At Baseball Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein is upping his projection on Matt den Dekker, just a smidge:
He's still an impatient hitter who expands his strike zone too often, but with plus-plus defense in center, he just might have enough bat to be more of a second division starter than an extra outfielder.3. In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Matt Gelb writes about career Minor Leaguer Rich Thompson, who had one MLB at-bat all the way back in 2004 back when he was a Rule 5 pick. One AB. And he's still plugging along.