Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

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Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Poll ended at Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:02 am

Jonathan Gray
12
14%
Kris Bryant
20
23%
Mark Appel
53
62%
Other
1
1%
 
Total votes: 86

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Re: Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Postby VVMattVV » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:27 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
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Which one is the guy with black shoes and black socks wearing shorts?


Is that Meadows?

I checked the list of who is attending the draft and identified everyone to the left of black socks and shorts (obviously don't need much help in identifying Judge or Frazier).


The high white socks/white shoes with shorts look is for weirdos.

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Re: Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Postby GammonsPocketTweets » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:40 pm

I just want the front office to go with their conviction of who will be the biggest impact player with the #2 pick. Playing the underslot game doesn't really interest me, because, to be honest, if you look at the past few drafts, nothing around picks 30-50 really blows me out of the water. Unless there is something I'm completely missing.
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Re: Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Postby Rob » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:44 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Gray's news this week puts enough doubt in my mind to place him a half step behind the other two. I won't be upset with any of the three, but at the moment:

1a Appel
1b Bryant
2 Gray

The prospect of a fast moving pitching prospect is pretty exciting to me, especially considering our pitching depth above Kane County is a travesty.


This is kinda where I am.

That's right now, of course. As similarly talented as they all are, my opinion seems to change for almost no reason whatsoever. I still think money might have to be the deciding factor, but they'll all probably be pretty close there too.

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Re: Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:47 pm

Rob wrote: I still think money might have to be the deciding factor,


I really hope not.
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Re: Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:48 pm

GammonsPocketTweets wrote:I just want the front office to go with their conviction of who will be the biggest impact player with the #2 pick. Playing the underslot game doesn't really interest me, because, to be honest, if you look at the past few drafts, nothing around picks 30-50 really blows me out of the water. Unless there is something I'm completely missing.



You'd want to go back further than that to give those players time to mature. From 2005-2007, here's a sampling of 2nd rounders:

Jordan Zimmermann
Freddie Freeman
Gicancarlo Stanton
Trevor Cahill
Justin Masterson
Brett Anderson
Jon Jay
Chase Headley
Yunel Escobar
Travis Wood


That said, I still agree with your point. Those guys aren't exclusively signability picks, your 1S and 2nd rounders are still really good prospects regardless. And the 1st round offers more predictability so you want to be sure to go with what you feel is right with that one, even if it makes the later rounds trickier.

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Re: Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Postby UK » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:50 pm

I'd go with Appel right now, more sound mechanically than Gray (even with that recoil), stuff doesn't have as high of a ceiling as Gray but I think is more likely to become a top of the rotation guy.

I worry about Bryant defensively and I wonder how he'll adjust once they shorten his stride.

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Re: Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Postby rawaction » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:14 pm

Call it a hunch or Mark Prior scorn, but I'd rather have Gray or Bryant over Appel. I'm going to guess the Cubs would go Gray if they were picking first.

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Re: Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:24 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:Image

Which one is the guy with black shoes and black socks wearing shorts?


So that's Ian Clarkin, who the Yankees picked.

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Re: Who do you want the Cubs to select with the #2 pick?

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:51 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:Image

Which one is the guy with black shoes and black socks wearing shorts?


So that's Ian Clarkin, who the Yankees picked.


The fist pumpers will love him.
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