The MLB Draft is fast approaching, and fans have opinions.
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The 2021 MLB Draft is just over a week away, and baseball fans are excited. The MLB draft doesn’t get nearly the attention that the NBA and NFL drafts do, yet according to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, just over half of MLB fans around the country say they pay close attention to it. The world is watching, Farhan Zaidi and Scott Harris. React accordingly.
On account of the fact that fans have opinions, they had some strong thoughts on what their teams should do in the draft. And almost three-quarters of surveyed MLB fans said that upside should be the deciding factor in the selection process, while 13% of fans wanted a safe pick. 16% of fans wanted their teams to value the players that could be fast-tracked to the Major Leagues.
As for what position is selected, the majority of fans preferred a first-round pitcher to a first-round hitter. Apparently TINSTAAPP is not a commonly held initialism sentiment.
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Old, random MCC article for you to read
Is Matt Cain really good enough to destroy pizzas? (Nov. 28, 2012 — Grant Brisbee)
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What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight at 6:40 p.m. PT.
Have a wonderful Friday, friends.