2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

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Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 am

Man, I really wish we had drafted Seth Beer.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 am

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseb ... l-by-cubs/

Some speculation he might get CF looks as a pro
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:57 am

I don’t hate it btw. He’s fast, plays defense, makes lots of contact, hit in school, showed some pop with wood bats in the Cape Cod League, went to horsefeathers Stanford...Deuces to Ian Happ this year
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Postby toonsterwu » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:57 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Bertz wrote:So what do we think a good outcome for Hoerner looks like? Something like Jed Lowrie or Asdrubal Cabrera?


Lemahieu

College bat who squares everything up and settles as an above average defensive 2B


I think he's going to have a bit more pop than LeMahieu, but who knows.

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In some respects, the pick really makes a lot of sense. They kept on noting how they couldn't miss with this draft, and they needed to restock the upper levels with positional assets. Hoerner is relatively safe, compared to the other options out there, and he was safer than Eierman. I preferred more upside, but I get it, with how the system stacks up, what the needs were, and how the draft looked.
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Postby toonsterwu » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:58 am

Really love the Noah Naylor pick for the Indians. They'll give him all the time he needs behind the dish.
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Postby Bertz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:00 am

Oh no, Tommy Lasorda does not look well at all
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Postby Tryptamine » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:01 am

toonsterwu wrote:Really love the Noah Naylor pick for the Indians. They'll give him all the time he needs behind the dish.


I wonder if this is the dagger in the Mejia behind the plate option in Cleveland. The doubts have continued to grow despite the 80 grade arm.
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Postby toonsterwu » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:03 am

Tryptamine wrote:
toonsterwu wrote:Really love the Noah Naylor pick for the Indians. They'll give him all the time he needs behind the dish.


I wonder if this is the dagger in the Mejia behind the plate option in Cleveland. The doubts have continued to grow despite the 80 grade arm.


Doubt Naylor would impact Mejia. Naylor's at least ... what, best case 4-5 years away?
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Postby PackLandVA » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:05 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:First comp that came to mind to me for Hoerner was Michael Young.


First guy I thought of was Bob Horner.
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Postby UK » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:06 am

Top still on the board (in order) when the Cubs pick next: (updated)

Cole Wilcox
Kumar Rocker
Jeremy Eierman
Will Banfield
Nander De Sedas
Austin Becker
Tanner Dodson
Griffin Roberts
Mike Siani
Adam Kloffenstein
Nick Decker
Tristan Beck
Jameson Hannah
Jake Wong
Trey Riley
DaShawn Keirsey, Jr.
Tristan Pompey
Austin Bergner
Jayson Schroeder
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:08 am

Hoerner put up a .156 IsoSLG in the CCL with a 10% K rate over 160 PAs. I’m willing to be optimistic about the whole “there’s more power to be had” thing. I know I am being very brave by typing this.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:13 am

Woof:

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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:28 am

Even if they’re first round price tags, the Royals are taking a lot of college pitching for a team with a lot of money.
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If SD signs Weathers and Edwards, that's a solid 1-2.
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Postby r_mack » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:47 am

Do the Cubs pick again tonight?
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Postby Tedward » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:48 am

r_mack wrote:Do the Cubs pick again tonight?


Yes, three more picks
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Postby r_mack » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:50 am

Tedward wrote:
r_mack wrote:Do the Cubs pick again tonight?


Yes, three more picks

Cool, didn't know if they did all the compensatory picks tonight
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Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:08 am

I like the Hoerner pick. Some upside and presumable saves some money for later picks. He was a guy I was hoping for if some other things didn't fall into place.
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Postby UK » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:11 am

So far, I like Tampa's and the White Sox drafts the most.
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Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:20 am

UK wrote:So far, I like Tampa's and the White Sox drafts the most.


Cleveland’s look intriguing.
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Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Bertz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:20 am

I would love if we end up with Alek Thomas here. He was one of the half dozen guys I was really eyeing at #24
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