Last night's No. 1 pick, Bryce Harper, is up for another honor, although one much less lucritive: the Golden Spikes Award, givien to the nation's top collegiate player.
Harper is one of five finalists, and the only junior college player honored.
The other four players named as finalists by USA Baseball are Central Florida infielder/outfielder Chris Duffy, Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal, left-hander Drew Pomeranz of Ole Miss and Florida Gulf Coast lefty Chris Sale. Duffy is the only one not to be drafted in the first 13 picks.
Pomeranz went fifth overall to the Indians, Grandal 12th to Cincinnati and Sale 13th to White Sox.
Keeping with the siliness of the era, USA Baseball is opening up voting to fans at www.GoldenSpikesAward.com .
-- C. Trent Rosecrans