Last night's broadcast of the MLB Draft on MLB Network showed off a lot of good things about the progression of the Draft. The MLB tie-in with Baseball America and their player rankings was a welcome complement to ESPN's usage of Mel Kiper Jr's rankings during the NFL Draft.
The analysis on the main panel by MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo was excellent. Jim Callis, the editor of Baseball America, also did a great job at breaking down picks and explaining the reasoning behind teams' questionable picks (such as the Royals taking Hunter Dozier eighth overall) and the reasoning for the fall of certain players (most notably Arkansas right-hander Ryne Stanek). John Hart wasn't great in his role on the main set, but his extensive experience in front offices provided some unique insight that neither Mayo or Callis could offer.
However, there were plenty of cringeworthy moments during MLB Network's coverage that they really need to remedy. Most notably was, of course, the dreadful performance of Harold Reynolds. Calling the performance of Reynolds bad is an understatement. His commentary on the Draft this year was absolutely horrendous, including the following missteps:no comments