2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:21 pm

21st round OF has evidently signed.(Yagyu)
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:22 pm

P Tommy Thorpe is signing, per Yags. Said in a radio interview today, headed to Arizona soon.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:39 pm

P Austyn Willis, a HS kid, is signing. No idea on bonus.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:45 pm

2B Chesny Young, in a radio interview, said he's in the process of signing, per Yags.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby Tim » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:32 pm

Looks like yagyu is already over his monthly quota for his signing page.

Davell, let him know I'll gladly give him free bandwidth to host it here!
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:46 pm

Tim wrote:Looks like yagyu is already over his monthly quota for his signing page.

Davell, let him know I'll gladly give him free bandwidth to host it here!


Cool, I'll let you know.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:52 pm

I guess Yags wants to keep it where it is. Anyway, Martarano tweeted he's headed to Mesa to play a little baseball.

And one of Deppermann's friends wished him good luck in MLB. Sounds positive at least on him.

Sands has a locker, by the way, in Arizona. My guess is we have a big release of names officially signed coming in the next couple of days.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby A New Era » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:15 pm

Carson Sands, if that name doesn't scream successful baseball player, I don't know what does. Yeah I'm a homer.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby CubsWin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:23 am

Martarano plays in Mesa this year. After his sophomore year at Boise St., stays in Boise to play there next summer. Then after his junior football season he has a decision to make. Picture should be a lot clearer for him by then. Works well for both parties. Pretty smart pick and signing by the Cubs.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby CubsWin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:30 am

Assuming all of the top ten picks sign, the Cubs now have 21 of their 40 picks in the fold.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:37 pm

Carson Sands signed for $619,400 over slot.

@johnmanuelba: Dominos starting to fall for #Cubs #mlbdraft class. They sign LHP Carson Sands for $1.1M. Slot at 109 was $480,600. LHP has touched 95

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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:37 pm

Sands is getting 1.1 per Manuel. We had figured a mill on him, so it's in line. But every little bit over makes it harder to sign any of the later round guys.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:40 pm

Brink got 100K. Loss of velo late in year caused drop in stock.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:51 pm

With 3 of the top 10 bonuses in:

2014 Bonus Pool (signed picks only): $5,816,700
2014 Bonus Pool Including 5% Overage: $6,107,535
2014 Bonus Pool Spending: $4,840,000
2014 Bonus Pool +/-: $976,700 Under Budget
2014 Bonus Pool +/- Including 5% Overage: $1,267,535 Under Budget (the first $100,000 in a bonus for players selected after round 10 doesn't count against the pool)

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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:08 pm

Steele is getting a mill. I'm calling it now. No interesting late rounders now.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby Tedward » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:09 pm

davell wrote:Steele is getting a mill. I'm calling it now. No interesting late rounders now.


@jimcallisMLB: More on @Cubs 5th-rder Justin Steele's $1 mil bonus. Pick 139 value = $359,900. Miss. HS LHP w/88-92 FB, touches 95, improving CB. @MLBDraft

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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:30 pm

davell wrote:Steele is getting a mill. I'm calling it now. No interesting late rounders now.


Outside of the one they've already signed (Martarano)?

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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:42 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
davell wrote:Steele is getting a mill. I'm calling it now. No interesting late rounders now.


Outside of the one they've already signed (Martarano)?


Yeah, meant it that way. Martarano evidently isn't costing any overslot, which is a positive. And if we don't get any of them, it's not the end of the world. If anything, it just gets me more intrigued with Steele. That the FO thinks he's worth that much.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:01 pm

davell wrote:
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davell wrote:Steele is getting a mill. I'm calling it now. No interesting late rounders now.


Outside of the one they've already signed (Martarano)?


Yeah, meant it that way. Martarano evidently isn't costing any overslot, which is a positive. And if we don't get any of them, it's not the end of the world. If anything, it just gets me more intrigued with Steele. That the FO thinks he's worth that much.


Yeah, I suspect Maratarano will sign for $100,000.

The FO probably doesn't think Steele is actually a second round prospect; just that it's worth meeting his slot demands.

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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:40 pm

I wonder if things aren't going well on the Cease front. I really didn't expect Steele to get near 1M.

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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:12 pm

Tryptamine wrote:I wonder if things aren't going well on the Cease front. I really didn't expect Steele to get near 1M.


I don't think it means that at all. Matt Dorey was interviewed earlier today and said the Cubs did their homework and expect to get all 3 of them signed.

As fans, we're always wanting as absolutely much as possible, but if they wind up getting the top 10 and none of the rest of the HS kids taken late-it's still a very, very solid haul.

I guess I'm still holding out hope we get the top 10 AND one of Gilliam, Peters, Deppermann, Cantu, or Adams. But I'm thinking its less likely after seeing Steele's number.

We need Williams to take slot in the 7th, save 200-300k between rounds 8-10 and Stinnett to sign for 800K or so, in my mind, to have a shot at one of the late round guys. That would allow us to give Cease 1.2 mill and still have our 5% money to hopefully get one of that last group.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby burnt out cubbie fan » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:15 pm

What are Stinnett's options as a college senior other than taking a low contract? Does he have some sort of other out to increase his leverage in negotiations?
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby davell » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:31 pm

burnt out cubbie fan wrote:What are Stinnett's options as a college senior other than taking a low contract? Does he have some sort of other out to increase his leverage in negotiations?


Not really. Technically he can go play in an independent league and re-enter the draft next year. His positive is that he's legitimately good. He wasn't a reach at that spot. Which counts for something. The Cards took a Senior in the 1st a few years back.(Ramsey?) He was worthy of being a 1st and if I remember, he signed for a few hundred thousand under slot. I figure we're in close to the same situation here. My guess is 800,000 to a mill for his bonus.
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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:53 pm

Counting Schwarber, Zagunis, Sands and Steele:

2014 Bonus Pool (signed picks only): $6,176,600
2014 Bonus Pool Including 5% Overage: $6,485,430
2014 Bonus Pool Spending: $5,840,000
2014 Bonus Pool +/-: $336,600 Under Budget
2014 Bonus Pool +/- Including 5% Overage: $645,430 Under Budget

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Re: 2014 Cubs Pick Discussion

Postby KingCubsFan » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:38 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Counting Schwarber, Zagunis, Sands and Steele:

2014 Bonus Pool (signed picks only): $6,176,600
2014 Bonus Pool Including 5% Overage: $6,485,430
2014 Bonus Pool Spending: $5,840,000
2014 Bonus Pool +/-: $336,600 Under Budget
2014 Bonus Pool +/- Including 5% Overage: $645,430 Under Budget

Cease's slot is $269,500. If he's getting a million like everybody seems to think, Stinnett is going to have to take underslot, but probably not by too much. If he takes $1 million, you still have about $200k to play with even after Cease gets $1 million.


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