Bateman is a guy who I’d just love to grab a beer at an airport bar while waiting for a flight. He’s seen a lot in his short time thus far on the planet and he has to have some of the best perspective on life.
I'm seeing him being selected by the Bears in several mock drafts. As a diehard Gophers and Packers fan living in Chicago, that will not stand with me. But I do hope he goes R1 because he's a terrific young man who has and will continue to represent the U of M well.
Awesome stuff. Great article and well written. Didn't know that it was the HS head coach who contacted the d-backs coach that got Bateman on the radar initially. I'm sure that Fleck has thanked him profusely.
Also really dug that youtube draft analysis. Really does an excellent job of breaking down all the reasons why us Gopher fans know that he's easily a first round talent.