Wait continues for Red Wing's Boldt
RED WING — The wait continues for Red Wing's Ryan Boldt.
The speedy outfielder went undrafted again in Friday's portion of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and has now fallen out of the first 10 rounds, which included 316 picks. He's been the best available player on most draft boards for some time, but concerns over his health and sign-ability continue to make him an unknown commodity.
Boldt was projected as a first-round pick by virtually every draft analyst prior to injuring his knee this spring. While his stock fell accordingly on the draft boards of industry insiders, no one projected this tumble. The five most respected draft boards in the country — Baseball America, ESPN's Keith Law and others — had him rated, on average, the 42nd best prospect in the draft, which would have slotted him early in the second round.
Boldt has signed to play at Nebraska next season. If he gets drafted today, the Red Wing native has until July 12 to decide on signing a professional contract or fulfilling his prior college commitment.
The draft resumed today at noon.