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Swanson Picked #1 Overall by Arizona

The All-American shortstop, #1 in our hearts, is now #1 in Arizona's hearts, too.

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If they didn't pick Swanson, Jobu would have been very angry.  This one wasn't as big a lock as when David Price went #1 to Tampa, but it's as safe as that.  In short, Swanson has the highest floor of anyone in the draft.  His MLB comp is Derek Jeter - and as much as I hate the Yankees, that comp is correct.  Swanson's a point guard on the diamond, and if he's not banging the likes of Minka Kelly in a year, I'll eat my hat.

I don't like eating hats.

In short, Swanson is the best position player we've ever had.  If we could clone him, we would.  We would never stop cloning him.

Slot Value: $8,616,900

Swanson is Vanderbilt's 2nd ever #1 overall pick.  He won't be our last.

I'd love to be able to link to clips from today's Omaha ticket-puncher, but I feel this will do.

Ah-a-ah, you know what it is...