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Primer on the Draft

Independent-league pitcher Carlos Gomez (a.k.a. "Chad Bradford Wannabe," for those of you who read Baseball Primer) reviews the first round of the draft. On Brad Lincoln:

Outstanding arm action, best yet. Good intent (tries to throw hard) with a very quick torso rotation. Great tempo. Notice how he speeds his body up from the top of his knee lift to foot plant. This increase in momentum helps speed up his hips/torso. If you need an example of a guy who does this really well, watch Roy Oswalt. Uses his lower body REALLY well.  Stays closed well until he absolutely explodes late. Outstanding pick at #4. Good chance he'll be better than [#2 pick Greg] Reynolds and [#1 pick Luke] Hochevar.