2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

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Postby Regular Show » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:14 am

So, I'm not angry over passing Pearson lol. I liked B. Little a lot too. I don't love A. Lange as much. Hopefully they can both move fast.
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Postby Splendid Splinter » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:14 am

Anybody got any idea of what it'll take to sign these 2? Are we looking at slot? Over/under?
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:18 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:Anybody got any idea of what it'll take to sign these 2? Are we looking at slot? Over/under?


I think you can sign Little for a bit under slot (he transferred from a really good baseball school to a JC for a reason). I think Lange will go for slot. Both were picked around where they were ranked on most online publications' boards.
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Postby Hrubes20 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:19 am

horsefeathers I hope I'm wrong about Lange. I really do not like him as a prospect.

It's apparent that the "type of pitcher" that McLeod was referring to was one with a really good curveball.
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Postby Tryptamine » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:19 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:Anybody got any idea of what it'll take to sign these 2? Are we looking at slot? Over/under?


I don't have any inside info, but they both went approximately where they were supposed to so I'd think slot would be reasonable on both.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:22 am

Regular Show wrote:So, I'm not angry over passing Pearson lol. I liked B. Little a lot too. I don't love A. Lange as much. Hopefully they can both move fast.


I wasn't that intrigued with Lange either. He's not glamorous and I don't like reliever concerns for a college junior but I've long learned that the non-glamorous pitchers have a better success rate.

I was more interested in Rasmussen and obviously Beck.
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Postby Regular Show » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:27 am

Hrubes20 wrote:horsefeathers I hope I'm wrong about Lange. I really do not like him as a prospect.

It's apparent that the "type of pitcher" that McLeod was referring to was one with a really good curveball.


I was thinking that maybe trying to develop pitchers with really good curveballs might be smart going forward. We know how much our young hitters struggle against good curveballs. Hitters keep striking out at higher and higher rates, and contact hitters are a dying breed.

I personally love pitchers that can command a good power curveball. I was taught throwing too many curveballs leads to arm/elbow problems, but I'm pretty sure that isn't the case anymore. So (good) Curveballs all day' everyday I say...
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Postby davell » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:38 am

Man, it'd be nice to find Gonzalez available at 67 now.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:44 am

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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:45 am

Oh:

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Postby davell » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:45 am

If we're at slot right now, we've got 375k to play with for overages and any money we use on senior signs. So, technically, we could still grab a 1.5 mill type at 67. If we use 8-10 on seniors.....
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Postby davell » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:47 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Oh:



Baseball players aren't exactly brilliant, based on this case.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:53 am

There goes Griffin Canning. I really hope he still gets paid.
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Postby Splendid Splinter » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:54 am

Am I totally off here that I see Lester (as a prospect/early years) in Little?
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:55 am

davell wrote:If we're at slot right now, we've got 375k to play with for overages and any money we use on senior signs. So, technically, we could still grab a 1.5 mill type at 67. If we use 8-10 on seniors.....


I'd love to make a run at Carlson, Allen or Beck. Sauer too, but I prefer the other three.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:59 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:Am I totally off here that I see Lester (as a prospect/early years) in Little?


Maybe Gio Gonzalez?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:01 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Splendid Splinter wrote:Am I totally off here that I see Lester (as a prospect/early years) in Little?


Maybe Gio Gonzalez?

I was thinking Robbie Ray
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Postby davell » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:05 am

So the Yankees under slotted Schmidt and got Sauer too. That's pretty solid.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:07 am

There go three high dollar prep pitchers in a row - Perez (TJS), Sauer and Carlson. Still 13 picks to go...
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Postby Regular Show » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:10 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:Am I totally off here that I see Lester (as a prospect/early years) in Little?


No. Not as good as Lester. I doubt he'll develop the outstanding command that young Lester had.

I've heard S. Kazmir and P. Gammons said B. Finnegan, which I think is a solid comp. B. Finnegan was really good with KC right after he got drafted.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:16 am

Regular Show wrote:
Splendid Splinter wrote:Am I totally off here that I see Lester (as a prospect/early years) in Little?


No. Not as good as Lester. I doubt he'll develop the outstanding command that young Lester had.

I've heard S. Kazmir and P. Gammons said B. Finnegan, which I think is a solid comp. B. Finnegan was really good with KC right after he got drafted.


I thought Gammons only comped Finnegan because he thought Little could pitch in a big league bullpen at the end of his draft year too.
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Postby davell » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:24 am

God, it'd be cool to go over slot here.
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Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:25 am

Cubs 2nd rounder: LMU RHP Cory Abbot. Got to be a massive underslot guy. BA's #149:

Abbott was a generic college righthander coming into the year, but learned a slider grip after watching video of Noah Syndergaard and rocketed to new heights. With his new slider proving to be unhittable almost immediately, Abbott pitched the first perfect game in Loyola Marymount history against BYU on March 25 and put together one the most impressive seasons in the country, going 11-1, 1.58 with 119 strikeouts and 25 walks in 91.1 innings in the regular season. Abbot’s fastball sits 90-93 mph and his 86-88 mph slider draws average grades for its velocity and movement, but both play way up with deception. Abbott moved to the third base side of the rubber and features both a leg kick and slight turn of his back, hiding the ball well and making it difficult to pick up. With a strong 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame two pitches that play above-average and a dominant season on his resume, Abbott is a candidate to go in the top five rounds.
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Postby Tryptamine » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:26 am

Underslot?
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