In the 2010 Major League Baseball amateur draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks had the sixth overall pick in the first round. Leading up to the draft we heard several scenarios about draft strategy and how the Diamondbacks could utilize their picks. After a bountiful draft class in 2009 it was widely reported that Arizona would focus on more seasoned players who could make their way to the upper levels of the minor leagues quickly.
During last year’s draft the Diamondbacks went heavy on position players taking several who are making an immediate impact in the farm system albeit at the lower levels. With many of the everyday position players doing well it seemed logical that the team would focus this year on pitching.