2013 MLB Draft: Day 2 info
This is a quick note that I am posting to the site to remind everyone that the picks for the rest of the draft will not show on the front page or in the front page slider. They will all post to the "News" section of the site where I like to post some non-front page material (they should also show in the newswire to the top right).
Because of the amount of picks, I wanted to avoid bogging down the front page of the site. The direct link to the "News" tab to follow the picks is here:
As each pick is made today we will have info up literally minutes after it is announced. The issue that came up last night that resulted in a 30-40 minute site outage when the Indians made their first pick should be resolved (can you believe this happened two years in a row???). The site broke traffic records yet again, and even though we amped up the server in preparation for the big night, our traffic far exceeded what we expected. My apologies to those that were frustrated with not being able to get into the site and see the info on the pick when it first happened.
Anyway, today the draft kicks back up at noon and will only cover rounds 3-10. There will be one minute intervals between picks, which in our case will help us get info up quickly. Note that picks will be posted as they happen but may not be complete as we will be editing and adding video, player capsules, stats, info, and so on to the posts, so please check back as within 20-45 minutes of the pick all the info should be up for the player.
I will wrap up the events from Day 2 with a recap tomorrow morning just like I did today with my Day 1 thoughts, and it should include lots of quotes from Brad Grant and quotes from non-Indians personnel, as well as lots of analysis, opinion and scouting info on most if not all of the players selected today.
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