The third overall pick sounds so enticing. That’s the selection the 76ers used on Joel Embiid. It’s the pick the Baltimore Orioles used to get Manny Machado and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays used to secure Evan Longoria.
What could possibly go wrong?
Plenty, of course, is always the answer whenever you’re talking about any draft. The Sixers also used the third overall pick on Jahlil Okafor, and the year before the Orioles took Machado, the San Diego Padres selected Donavan Tate at No. 3.
With the third overall pick, which is where the Phillies select Monday night in the MLB draft, the expectations are for a future superstar.