2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

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Postby David » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:53 pm

UK wrote:Weathers over Liberatore is a surprise. Knowing that is David Weathers kid, makes me feel old.


daz cameron and vlad jr are much worse for me
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Postby UK » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:54 pm

Stewart to the Braves is my guess.
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Postby Tryptamine » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:54 pm

UK wrote:Weathers over Liberatore is a surprise. Knowing that is David Weathers kid, makes me feel old.


Very surprised Weathers is the 2nd pitcher off the board.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:54 pm

UK wrote:Stewart to the Braves is my guess.


Yeah, that seems like the prevailing opinion here.

Stewart to Atlanta, Swaggerty to Oakland, Liberatore to Pittsburgh is my guess.
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Postby UK » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:54 pm

Pittsburgh will probably luck into Liberatore.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:55 pm

UK wrote:Weathers over Liberatore is a surprise. Knowing that is David Weathers kid, makes me feel old.


Sounds like an underslot thing.
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Postby Splendid Splinter » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:58 pm

So 8 picks in a hour. Pretty quick.
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Postby Regular Show » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:59 pm

UK wrote:Weathers over Liberatore is a surprise. Knowing that is David Weathers kid, makes me feel old.


Yeah, I know we shouldn't judge the kid based on his parents, but I hated Weathers when he was on the Cubs. At least I think I did...

I like Liberatore way more. Surprised by that decision. Maybe an underslot deal was the difference?
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Postby Agony and Ivy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:00 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:So 8 picks in a hour. Pretty quick.


Pace of play, bro.

Also, why are we not hearing more from actual scouting people. I don't think people who like to hear Harold Reynolds talk are tuning into the draft. I know because they're all on twitter talking about how stupid Theo is today.
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Postby Splendid Splinter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:01 am

3,000+ spin rate on his curve? That's insane...
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:02 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:3,000+ spin rate on his curve? That's insane...


Highest spin rate curveball ever recorded by TrackMan.
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Postby davell » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:02 am

Stewart just said "I'm trying to stay calm. Trying to stay posed."
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Postby Regular Show » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:03 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:3,000+ spin rate on his curve? That's insane...


You should watch video of his curveball. It's crazy impressive.

Best curveball and breaking ball in the draft by far. I'm sure I can find a gif somewhere...
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:05 am

Regular Show wrote:
Splendid Splinter wrote:3,000+ spin rate on his curve? That's insane...


You should watch video of his curveball. It's crazy impressive.

Best curveball and breaking ball in the draft by far. I'm sure I can find a gif somewhere...



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Postby davell » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:05 am

Murray at 9. Wow. Some pitching is dropping.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:06 am

Holy crap, Billy Beane.
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Postby UK » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:06 am

Stewart has the highest upside, IMO in this draft.
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Postby UK » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:07 am

That surprised me.
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Postby CubinNY » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:08 am

Harold Reynolds love the “intangibles”.
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Postby toonsterwu » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:10 am

I'm stunned at Murray going that high. Beane and Forst's guys have to be right on this (that is, cross-checkers checking what it would take) ... still for Oakland, makes me wonder if spending so much on Murray is worth it. There's immense talent, but it seems like it's going to take a lot of time and work.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:11 am

The new market efficiency is toolsy outfielders who sign for above slot.
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Postby Regular Show » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:12 am

UK wrote:Stewart has the highest upside, IMO in this draft.


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Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Splendid Splinter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:13 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Regular Show wrote:
Splendid Splinter wrote:3,000+ spin rate on his curve? That's insane...


You should watch video of his curveball. It's crazy impressive.

Best curveball and breaking ball in the draft by far. I'm sure I can find a gif somewhere...





Yeah I knew his curve is filthy, but didn't knew the spin rate was THAT high.
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Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Tryptamine » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:13 am

The Orioles have to be salivating, Liberatore/Winn/SInger all there for them at #11.
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Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby UK » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:13 am

Nice Pick for Pitt with Swaggerty.

Keeps the high ceiling arms falling too...
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