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Upton Was #1 Last Year, Who's Next?

Some try to claim that the MLB first year player draft is luck, not science, but Vice President of Scouting Operations Mike Rizzo has proven otherwise, and GM Josh Byrnes agrees. As FutureBacks.com continues it's draft coverage, we talk to Rizzo and Byrnes about the preparation, the science, and the sheer volume of prospects in the draft.

"We try not to get married to the focus of 'this year's draft,' and instead look to get the best available player," Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes says. Unlike the NBA or NFL drafts, where teams look to fill specific holes and specific positions, the Major League Baseball First Year Player draft is not about finding the next 3rd baseman or next closer.  It's about finding Major League caliber...

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