Right now, it seems as though Houston is going to pick Gray. It has been suggested that Appel will ask/demand (however you want to view/argue it) to be put on the 40-man and get a September call up, either this year or next (I don't know which). With that being said, say, if we choose Appel and dominates in September of this year, does that guarantee him a rotation spot for next year? Do we become buyers in the off season?
Everything that I am reading says that Houston is going to surprise people with their pick. I'm guessing it's going to be Moran at an underslot, so that they can use a similar strategy to last year.
Quick question: If everyone is saying it is it really a surprise? Also, am I the only one who hopes the Cardinals pick Moran just for the irony?