2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

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Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby davell » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:51 am

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CubsWin wrote:If it's not coincidental, what would those dots lead to?


My Sherlock skills tells me it ain't no coinkydink.

Right, but what do you think it means? That he had a deal in place with the Cubs and the Yankees swooped in?


Yeah, that's my guess.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:31 am

Or that Schmidt insisted on 'first round money' and that's the lowest number that qualifies.
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Postby CubsWin » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:56 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Or that Schmidt insisted on 'first round money' and that's the lowest number that qualifies.

Technically, last pick in the 1st round this year was #27. He got slot for the 30th pick which was the Cubs compensation pick, but if you go by 30 teams in the league, then the 30th pick slot fits that logic.
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Postby Bear Cub » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:45 am

Are we going to have an International thread?
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Postby davell » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:23 pm

Bear Cub wrote:Are we going to have an International thread?



viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1367

Here it is.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:44 pm



4 days rest is still short rest in college baseball.
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Postby Hrubes20 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:21 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:

4 days rest is still short rest in college baseball.


And let's not act as though he would care about a pitch count for Lange in the deciding game of the CWS. If he's pitching well in the 7th but is at 110 pitches and only has a 1 run lead, he's staying in there. I am hoping for an LSU sweep so Lange doesn't pitch and so UF loses.
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Postby Regular Show » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:18 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
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Hmm, kind of thought we may get a slight discount on him.


Also, when he was drafted, I thought his name was Erlich a la Erlich Bachman. It was pretty disappointing to find out it's not but I think I'm still going to call him Erlich.


That's such a weird coincidence -- I kid you not, but for some reason in my mind I also thought his name was Erlich, like Erlich Bachman from "Silicon Valley". I don't know why I thought that or think that sounds better in my head, but it's disappointing that his name is just Erich.

Also, who the hell names their kid Eric and then decides to spell it E-R-I-C-H? I've never met an Erich, but I know so many Erics.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:07 pm



Me. Irrevelant signs.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:19 pm

Totally ready to start a Stout Adult Son hype train for Passantino at even the slightest hint of success.
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Postby Regular Show » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:15 am

How much longer do you guys think we'll have to wait before A. Lange signs? Not a big deal. We're not going to push him and have him throw this summer.

I feel like the Cubs could push him pretty fast next year and maybe start him at High-A. That curveball is pretty sick when he can command it.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:17 am

Regular Show wrote:How much longer do you guys think we'll have to wait before A. Lange signs? Not a big deal. We're not going to push him and have him throw this summer.

I feel like the Cubs could push him pretty fast next year and maybe start him at High-A. That curveball is pretty sick when he can command it.

He should be on a pretty similar plan/trajectory to whatever Hatch did for a little bit after signing last year then starting this year I'd think. Maybe not, prospects guys is that not the case?
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:31 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
Regular Show wrote:How much longer do you guys think we'll have to wait before A. Lange signs? Not a big deal. We're not going to push him and have him throw this summer.

I feel like the Cubs could push him pretty fast next year and maybe start him at High-A. That curveball is pretty sick when he can command it.

He should be on a pretty similar plan/trajectory to whatever Hatch did for a little bit after signing last year then starting this year I'd think. Maybe not, prospects guys is that not the case?


Hatch was shut down for the regular season after signing, pitches sparingly in instructs and debuted this year in high-A. I think that's exactly what the Cubs will do with Lange (with an outside chance he'll start at A-ball or even AA).
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Postby craig » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:43 am

Yeah, no way he pitches again this summer. I'd figure him for A+ next spring, assuming he looks healthy and OK in camp.
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Postby CubsWin » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:39 pm

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Postby bauermj » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:29 am

Does anyone know what @Jeremiah13Estra tweeted on 6/28, then deleted on 6/29? CCDT (http://ccdt.webs.com/) seems to think he is likely to sign. Also has a Cubs hat on in his twitter profile.
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Postby CubsWin » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:42 am

Per CCDT, 11th rounder RHP Rollie Lacy and 12th rounder RHP Ben Hecht have officially signed for $125,000 each. They're both college juniors but in name only as Hecht is 22 and Lacy is just 2 weeks away from turning 22. Lacy was the Friday night starter for Creighton while Hecht was a reliever for Wichita State.

Here's a bit on Lacy:

“I’m a ground-ball pitcher,” Lacy said in a recent interview with The World-Herald. “Even though these guys are new, I still have the same amount of confidence as I’ve had. ... I’m always as good as the guys are behind me.”

He’s off to a great start.

Through his first four outings, Lacy’s recorded a 2.59 ERA in 24-1/3 innings as the Jays’ ace. He’s surrendered a little more than one hit per inning, but his 9.33 strikeout-to-walk rate ranks 21st nationally.

What’s been most intriguing so far is — despite Lacy’s pitch-to-contact preference — he’s striking out more batters than ever. He averaged 5.7 strikeouts per nine innings during his first two CU seasons. He’s at 10.4 this year.

It’s still early, of course. Pitchers often have the advantage before the weather warms up for good.

But Lacy did spend the winter working on regaining consistency with his slider. He’s always had deceptive, late movement on his fastball (he can comfortably throw a four-seamer and two-seamer).

Rollie Lacy is a right-handed pitcher out of Creighton University in Omaha. He graduated from Holy Family High School where, as a senior, he posted a 0.00 ERA in 34 innings. He is now a red-shirt junior. He has been the team’s Friday night starting pitcher since his sophomore season. At 6-4 and 195 pounds, Lacy typically will sit 89-91 mph. He has a lot of sink and also throws a slurve. This year, he went 5-2 with a 2.54 ERA. In 88.2 innings, he struck out 83 and walked just 18. He’ll likely be an early Day 3 guy because he doesn’t have a ton of velocity, but he is one who could go through the lower levels fairly quickly.


This is an excerpt from an article about Ben Hecht linked at CCDT:

...in the 12th round with the 375th pick, the Chicago Cubs reached out and took the Wichita State reliever with a 96-mile per hour fastball and a power curveball.

He signed with Chicago and reported to Mesa, Arizona for rookie ball Monday. Pretty shortly after the draft, Hecht ditched his allegiances to his previously favorite team the St. Louis Cardinals.

“That was probably the biggest news after it all happened was everyone was kind of looking around like, 'Wasn't he a Cardinal fan?' 'Well yeah, he was,' ” Hecht said.
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Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CubsWin » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:53 am

CCDT now has the Cubs officially signing 24 players with 4 more players expected to sign (and perhaps have but not announced officially), compensation pick Alex Lange, 6th rounder Nelson Velasquez, 7th rounder Jeremiah Estrada and 23rd rounder Brady Miller, a 6'2", 21-year-old RHP out of Western Oregon University.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Callis thinks Estrada will sign:



The signing deadline is this Friday.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:35 pm

With Lange, Estrada, Albertos, and Marquez the Cubs are slowly but surely piling up the kind of arms that I can see producing a TOR arm. At least I can say they're more my cup of tea as potential long term SP prospects go, starting with all being healthy.
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Postby craig » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:39 am

CubsWin wrote:CCDT now has the Cubs officially signing 24 players with 4 more players expected to sign (and perhaps have but not announced officially), compensation pick Alex Lange, 6th rounder Nelson Velasquez, 7th rounder Jeremiah Estrada and 23rd rounder Brady Miller, a 6'2", 21-year-old RHP out of Western Oregon University.


Obviously in Estrada case, he can't sign till Lange does. That would be the mistake that Houston made couple summers back.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:19 pm

Oh horsefeathers.





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Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Infrequent Poster » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:19 pm

Jim Callis‏@jimcallisMLB (3 tweets)

Source: @RaysBaseball will not sign supp 1st-rder Drew Rasmussen. Oregon St RHP, up to 98 this spring after TJ in March 2016. @MLBDraft

More re Rasmussen: @RaysBaseball will not make minimum offer to get compensation pick in 2018 @MLBDraft. Rasmussen will become a free agent.

Rasmussen also could return to Oregon State as a redshirt junior in 2018 if he doesn't sign as a free agent. @MLBDraft @RaysBaseball


-------So is this a failed physical? Any other reason and they'd make a minimum offer, right?
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:59 pm

Infrequent Poster wrote:Jim Callis‏@jimcallisMLB (3 tweets)

Source: @RaysBaseball will not sign supp 1st-rder Drew Rasmussen. Oregon St RHP, up to 98 this spring after TJ in March 2016. @MLBDraft

More re Rasmussen: @RaysBaseball will not make minimum offer to get compensation pick in 2018 @MLBDraft. Rasmussen will become a free agent.

Rasmussen also could return to Oregon State as a redshirt junior in 2018 if he doesn't sign as a free agent. @MLBDraft @RaysBaseball


-------So is this a failed physical? Any other reason and they'd make a minimum offer, right?


Maybe something off the field was discovered, kinda like how Heimlich became draft poison?
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