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2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tim » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:00 pm

I get the feeling that we won't have as much participation as normal.

Boring draft.
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:05 pm

We need one of Allard or Daz to go in the top 8. If they do, the Cubs should be able to land a real interesting player.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tim » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:06 pm

The downside here is having to listen to Harold Reynolds and Gammons
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:08 pm

Tim wrote:The downside here is having to listen to Harold Reynolds and Gammons


Will this be the year that Reynolds compares a player to a player that isn't the same race?

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:13 pm

Tryptamine wrote:
Tim wrote:The downside here is having to listen to Harold Reynolds and Gammons


Will this be the year that Reynolds compares a player to a player that isn't the same race?


Will there be a pick that he does not judge based entirely on what major leaguer is currently playing that position for the team?
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby sontensei » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:13 pm

Tryptamine wrote:
Tim wrote:The downside here is having to listen to Harold Reynolds and Gammons


Will this be the year that Reynolds compares a player to a player that isn't the same race?


I dont mind Gammons, but Harold *barf*

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:44 pm

Michael Baumann wrote:Second: Happ, a near-mirror-image switch-hitter who could play second base at the next level. I talk about the second base archetype a lot: college guys who are usually (though not always) about 6-foot, 200 pounds, with good but not exceptional athleticism, who play an infield spot, get on base, hit for a little power, and steal bases at a high rate of success. Chase Utley’s an elite example of this, with Cody Asche a poor man’s version, and Jed Lowrie, Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler, Jason Kipnis, and a few others are in between — they’re players of the same species, if not the same quality. Happ is a guy like that. (So is Bregman, but I don’t have to convince anyone about him.) Happ is a legitimate switch-hitter, which is rarer than you might think, and he doesn’t have any weaknesses in his game. He also talks about hitting more intelligently than any college position player I spoke to this year, and in February, I saw him misread a pitch, adjust mid-swing, and hit it out anyway. He’s going to go in the late teens, and if a team is at all convinced that he can play second base in the majors, he should go 10 spots higher; a similar player, Michael Conforto, went no. 10 overall in a better draft last year.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:58 pm

Callis and Mayo go with Happ on their final mock.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby ScrubMD » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:05 pm

I don't know who the guy on the far left is, but he's the guy who last year couldn't wrap his mind around the Cubs picking someone who was ranked with a higher number than other guys who were still on the board. The concept really seemed to upset him.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:06 pm

Let's get this show going.
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:09 pm

Did that dumb [expletive] just say "J Up"?
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:14 pm

Good for ARI, they didn't do anything dumb and took the guy they should have.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby KrisBryantisaBeast » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:16 pm

No shock at #1 Diamondbacks take Dansby Swanson. He's having a good day today. Homers and doubles off Jay and is now the top pick in the draft.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:17 pm

I've got Bregman to the Stros at 2 and Benintendi to them at 5.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:18 pm

Dansby Swanson. The most Vanderbilt name ever.
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby ScrubMD » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:23 pm

I think I've decided to hop aboard the Happ train.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby TruffleShuffle » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:24 pm

i mostly watch the draft just to hear harold reynolds say multiple stupid things about every single draft pick.

btw, what is a bud light mixx tail? this has to absolutely horrible, right?

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby ScrubMD » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:24 pm

Then again, I'm also an idiot.

But then again, I hopped on the Schwarber train on draft day last year.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:25 pm

ScrubMD wrote:I think I've decided to hop aboard the Happ train.


If Allard or Daz doens't get into the top 8, he's going to be the best talent available.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tim » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:26 pm

Well, let's hope things stop going to script.
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby KrisBryantisaBeast » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:27 pm

Good thing we don't need a SS because they are dropping like flys!

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tim » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:28 pm

"I love this pick. Tulo's not going to play forever."

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby bukie » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:28 pm

KrisBryantisaBeast wrote:Good thing we don't need a SS because they are dropping like flys!

So, so much wrong with this sentence.
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby The Logan » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:28 pm

Haven't paid attention to the draft class at all. Reading up on Happ he sounds pretty good. Why is Aiken projected to go so late? Did he take a big step back this past year?
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Gilby » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:28 pm

It may not be the hair that causes Harold to compare Rodgers with Crawford, but it certainly is the skin color.


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