staff, June 9, 2014

Former Iowa pitcher and current BTN analyst Cal Eldred knows what it takes to make it in the MLB. Eldred, the No. 17 pick in the 1989 draft, spent 14 seasons in the bigs. So, with the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft in the books, we asked our analyst for his thoughts on the Big Ten's 21 draft picks. Hear Eldred's thoughts in this post.

A couple interesting Eldred quotes:

On Kyle Schwarber: "He has the type of power that plays in Wrigley Field."

On Sam Travis: "I think Sam Travis is a guy who could possibly be a Jeff Bagwell-type first baseman."