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by toonsterwu
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2021 Draft Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: 2021 Draft Thread

I have big hopes for UVA's 2021 season, and UVA draft potential for 2021 ... but I have my doubts as well. Vasil and McGarry both have big time stuff, but the consistency and command has never been there. McGarry's mechanics can be a mess at times and helped contribute to his problems, and you just ...
by toonsterwu
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Mildly curious how high on the radar some of these guys were and where they would've gone in a longer draft.
by toonsterwu
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

The few mocks that I occasionally checked in on initially had Ed Howard going ahead of us. I don't really think I anticipated Howard sliding to us.
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1967
Views: 250551

Re: Minor League Musings

I wonder about how teams go about mixing these taxi squads together. You certainly want guys that you can plug in, but I imagine they might also keep some top prospects active so as to get them some extra work. Don't know ... have they discussed rules on whether or not the taxi squad can be changed ...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Orioles are paying a ton of money on Coby Mayo. I'm a bit surprised how much they are paying him, but it's a product of situation as much as anything. I was excited about Bitsko more because he was a UVA signee (glad Teel dropped out of the draft), but honestly, guys like Moreno and Baumler are stil...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I do like the 5 round draft a lot more than I thought I would. If MLB ever hopes of making the draft a big thing (it'll never be as big as the NBA or NFL draft as college and prep baseball aren't followed as heavily as CBB and CFB), the shorter draft does help as the focus is more on college guys t...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

can we find some other all around solid SS comp instead of larkin again but not nick ahmed either OK...Cal Ripken Jr....Alan Trammell Or, more unrealistically, Andrelton Simmons Troy Tulowitzki Miguel Tejada but with walks If the bat never really takes off, I could see Jay Bell, sort of. Another lo...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Assuming they sign everyone I horsefeathering love this draft Hope you are right. I love Howard, so if he pans out, that's all that will really matter. I like Carraway just fine, although the idea that he's safe overshadows that there's still some risk on him developing into a top late inning arm. ...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I don't think either Swiney or Logan Allen are particularly safe, Daniel Cabrera or Andrew Abbott/Burl Carraway are more along the lines of safe. Think they should go for an overslot, not sure Howard gets above so there might be wiggle room in the 2nd...Convince Jared Kelley, somehow! Abbott seems ...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Well I still don’t think the Kjerstad pick made sense, but now with Bitsko off the table, I’m curious what picks 30 and 39 are going to look like for BAL. Jared Kelley is still on board. I could see guys like Cade Horton or Carson Montgomery in the mix - both have commitments that could require big...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Seems like a good kid with loads of potential. Where does he rank in the system? I'd put him behind Davis, Hoerner, Marquez and Amaya and would probably put him behind Hernandez when Christian signs. But those first four guys are generally (but not universally) considered top 100 prospects. I reall...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I am immensely pleased with this pick. Arguably, this might be the most intrigued and excited I've been about a pick in ... a long time, considering the state of the ML team, the state of the system. It's a high upside pick up the middle, in a draft where there will be pitching options later. I gott...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Cubswin11 wrote:The Jays have 2014/15 Cubs like position player potential


It's a devastating group, if they all develop. I wonder what the plan with Martin is ... I'm thinking long range 3rd. That said, they probably didn't expect him there.
by toonsterwu
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I expect Baltimore is just saving money to go overslot later. But I don’t trust Miami to not be pinching pennies. The one thing I'll say on that Meyer pick is that he sort of seems to fit the mold of athletic arms that they've tried to go after. It's entirely possible that they are pinching pennies...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Regular Show wrote:WOW... The Orioles took Heston Kjerstad this high? That could be a mistake, maybe a big mistake in a few years.


Wasn't that a late rumor, though? That Kjerstad could be in the mix to save money to spend big later?
by toonsterwu
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Honestly, I'd love a Bitsko gamble, as much as a part of me hopes he somehow slips out of the first round and heads to UVA. That said, I'm not really expecting it. Don't know if I really buy this sudden switch to HS picks, particularly this year. Also, I don't recall Kantrovitz's run in St. Louis as...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 329
Views: 10092

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Garrett Mitchell’s junior year fall reminds me of Trea Turner’s. Both were well regarded, athletic prospects who fell due to injury/health issues and swing concerns. No one knew what Trea Turner's ultimate position was going to be and most scouts had doubts he could stick at SS. Yeah, some similari...
by toonsterwu
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 142
Views: 15847

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

https://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/1242073962101772289 Kiley has the Cubs' farm system ranked 24th. I think the system will move up in the rankings next year even with Nico Hoerner and Adbert Alzolay graduating off the list. This is assuming the draft and IFA signing period continue like normal th...
by toonsterwu
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: College Baseball (Multiple Seasons)
Replies: 48
Views: 11408

Re: College Baseball (Multiple Seasons)

Been a couple seasons since I could really get excited about UVA baseball, or at least intrigued. Lost the season opening series to Oklahoma, but a nice homestand has given me some hope. The down last two years have been for a variety of reasons, including the loss of some impact talent to the draft...
by toonsterwu
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers
Replies: 154
Views: 10432

Re: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers

So I have a totally "weird" thought about the revised trade ... I think the Red Sox did better ... AND I think the Dodgers did better. I think the only loser is whatever reason that Angels/Dodgers trade fell through. The Twins part is fine - solid starting pitching arm for a team trying to...
by toonsterwu
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 3878

Re: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract

I like it. Hey, it's a Minor League/NRI. Not that it means much, but he is a lifelong Cubs fan. He's definitely slowing down, but I wonder if he just needed time to heal and readjust. He was banged up a few years back, and IIRC, vaguely remember articles or chatter on blogs about his swing being out...
by toonsterwu
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38237

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

I'd be stunned if there was a KB trade now. Now that a final big domino has fallen, who out there is going to make a swap, knowing that they might be the only team really bidding? I think the Cubs are likely to bring the remainder of the band back and see how the start of the year goes. It was alway...
by toonsterwu
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers
Replies: 154
Views: 10432

Re: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers

I think the big winner in all of this are the Angels and Twins. It looks like Pederson, a starter, and a youngster for Rengifo? This isn't a slight at Rengifo, who could be a nice top of the order hitter with some pop while displaying a good glove. Still, his ceiling isn't that high, and moving on f...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38237

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

I quite like the Diamondbacks system, actually, but more from a upside/depth perspective. Considering the shambles it was in, Hazen and Co. have done a fantastic job. All that said, I don't see them trading away Gallen, and the problem with that system is that there is a lack of upper level quality,...
by toonsterwu
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 38237

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Can't help but wonder if the Nationals are trying to set something up. Now, Asdrubal Cabrera and Starlin Castro additions can both be explained away as a team trying to make sure it has options in case it misses out on it's top options. Heck, if Starlin hits like he did the 2nd half of the year ... ...

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