2015 Draft Thread

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:26 pm

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Probably the next Babe Ruth


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Postby Tim » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:28 pm

They probably picked him because of Holiday's injury.
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:28 pm

Outshined_One wrote:So where does Happ fit on the Cubs' top 10, assuming he signs?


3 for me, behind Schwarber and Torres.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:29 pm

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toonsterwu wrote:I I'm somewhat intrigued with the little I know on Blake Hickman. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, as I'm too lazy to check right now, but didn't we draft Hickman back in the day? Sounds like an exciting arm to mold.


According to Iowa's bio we drafted him in the 20th round in 2012 as a catcher out of simeon


2012 would be the first year for this regime, draft-wise, right? If so, Hickman is probably someone on their radar, as we know scouts love to keep tabs on their guys, even after a position-switch.


Yes. They also picked Rhett Wiseman in that draft.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:31 pm

Nick Plummer looks like big head Griffey from The Simpsons ep
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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:40 pm

Forgot all about Wiseman. He was the backup to Almora, IIRC, that year.

No real interest in Wiseman now. He feels like a corner OF, watching him at Vandy. Don't think we need another college corner guy early.

This draft's setting up pretty well for us so far. 22 picks to go, and around a half dozen intriguing college arms and Nikorak is still on the board. It probably means that it pushes a 2nd tier arm to our spot, but either result is a positive.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:44 pm

Rodgers and Nikorak for COL, a really good start to their draft.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:45 pm

Heck of an upside draft for the Rockies so far with Rodgers and Nikorak. Very, very nice for them.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:56 pm

Not bad for the Braves. A lot of upside with those arms in Allard and Soroka.

With all the arms on board, I'm going to be a tad surprised if the Blue Jays don't pop on of them. Could definitely see the Yankees pop another one after that. Here's hoping things fall right for us.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby The-Kris-Bryant » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:57 pm

Any chance Mike Matuella makes it back around to us?

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby ScrubMD » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:06 pm

Reynolds is worried the Yankees won't let their 1st round pick face left-handed pitchers in the minors.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby TruffleShuffle » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:18 pm

pretty much everybody is baffled by the angels' first round selection (catcher taylor ward, from fresno state).

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:22 pm

It was a bit out of left field, but Ward was a top 100 prospect. We'll have to see how things shake out for them.

For all the concern about Funkhouser, if he's there at 47, I'd be very pleased. Same goes with Kirby and Matuella, obviously.

Still 13 picks to go ... but dang, the 2nd round pick is far more intriguing right now than the first rounder. Jacob Nix, Cody Ponce, Alex Young are still around. Same goes for a hitter like Kingery. Fascinating choices still around.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:26 pm

Jesus, good draft for the Dodgers.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:27 pm

Well, there goes Funkhouser. Not bad for the Dodgers getting two quality college arms in Buehler/Funkhouser.

I think the Orioles may select an arm here, although they were supposedly heavy on getting bats this year. Still, with Matuella/Kirby, feel like they could take a gamble with an arm here.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby TruffleShuffle » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:28 pm

almost time for 3.5 million home attendance, $120m payroll cardinals to make their competitive balance pick. :roll:

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby NonProfitCow » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:44 pm

Astros doin work. Jesus.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:47 pm

So ... I'm trying to figure out where the Astros get their savings from to make Daz Cameron his offer. Is it Bregman? Hard to see why Bregman would take a way below under-slot deal. He was going high anyways. Hard to see Tucker take a significantly below-slot deal either.

Or are they planning on saving a bit on those two and then just going for easier signs later on the in the draft?

Eh ... either way, good for the Cubs to see some more guys sneak through.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby TruffleShuffle » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:47 pm

i wonder how much of a discount tucker will give them. i wouldn't think it's enough to sign cameron. they'll probably have to go below slot on some of their 2nd-5th round picks.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:51 pm

Damn ... Kirby to the Brewers. I guess I'm hoping on Matuella now, but with Matuella to keep falling, one has to think there's some concern, either with money or health. Still, I'd take that gamble in the 2nd round if he's there.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby TruffleShuffle » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:56 pm

do not want matuella.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:02 pm

For me, it comes down to information that we don't know. Namely, the medicals and how the Cubs doctors view them. The report was that the spinal issue was a manageable one, IIRC.

That said, looking at the available names, I'm starting to learn towards Cole Sands here, or maybe another college bat.

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:04 pm

Oh [expletive] you Houston, you get 4 picks. You couldn't let us have Eschelman?

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Re: 2015 Draft Thread

Postby toonsterwu » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:05 pm

Eh, I'm okay missing on Eshelman. Nice arm, but I'm not going to be too worried.

I imagine they'll save some money on Eshelman to help with Daz Cameron.

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