2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Hrubes20 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 pm

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News, eh?


I'm guessing Mack Chambers is signing.


Weird to call that news at this point, since he supposedly agreed to terms weeks ago.
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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:52 pm

Hrubes20 wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
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News, eh?


I'm guessing Mack Chambers is signing.


Weird to call that news at this point, since he supposedly agreed to terms weeks ago.


Yeah, but it isn't "official." The agreeing to terms weeks ago is how Callis knows it's going to be official today.

Just my guess.
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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Hrubes20 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:57 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
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I'm guessing Mack Chambers is signing.


Weird to call that news at this point, since he supposedly agreed to terms weeks ago.


Yeah, but it isn't "official." The agreeing to terms weeks ago is how Callis knows it's going to be official today.

Just my guess.


It also helps if I remember that Chambers agreeing to go pro weeks ago probably IS news to most people.
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Postby Regular Show » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:03 pm


What we all expected... Not a huge loss and maybe the wires got crossed between what the agent/player wanted and what the Cubs thought he would sign for.


I remember this well. Not fun times.
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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Edith Cox » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:38 pm

Wasn't a fan of the draft to begin with so wasting the 10th round pick makes it even more frustrating, hope they at least get Chambers signed.

The Reds got the 170th rated guy in the 12th round a SS from PR for 249K or 124 towards the pool. That would been our 4th ranked guy if we could have just signed a cheap SR signing in that 10th round and still had money left to give to Chambers if he doesn't get signed.
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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:43 pm

Hendrie and Chambers officially don’t sign.

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Postby Hrubes20 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:13 pm

Have to wonder if both of them changed their asking prices after the draft or just Hendrie that threw the wrench in the works.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:55 am



Ethan Hankins, also with the Indians and the HS RHSP most on par with Rocker last year probably if he stayed healthy, has been pretty excellent this year coming back from the non-surgery shoulder injury
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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Regular Show » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:28 am

Hrubes20 wrote:Have to wonder if both of them changed their asking prices after the draft or just Hendrie that threw the wrench in the works.


This is (I believe) the first time under Theo that the Cubs haven't signed all their draft picks inside the top 10 rounds. Also, the first unsigned 11th rounder as well. It probably was linked the more I think about it (going underslot on Hendrie to sign Chambers to a slight overslot deal).

The Cubs didn't sign RHP Trey Cobb in like the 12th or 13th round back in the 2016 draft I think. He was an okay pitcher (not a big time prospect) and went back to school.
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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:06 pm

BA's draft report card for the Cubs: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories ... port-card/

Best Pure Hitter: Chase Strumpf
Best Power: Ethan Hearn
Fastest Runner: Zac Taylor
Best Defensive Player: Ethan Hearn
Best Athlete: Zac Taylor
Best Fastball: Ryan Jensen
Best Secondary Pitch: Chris Clarke
Best Pro Debut: Michael McAvene
Most Intriguing Background: Ryan Reynolds and Grayson Byrd (sons of Shane Reynolds and Paul Byrd, respectively)
Closest to the Majors: Ryan Jensen or Michael McAvene
Best Late-Round Pick: Zac Taylor
The One Who Got Away: Wyatt Hendrie
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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Hrubes20 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:35 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:BA's draft report card for the Cubs: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories ... port-card/

Best Pure Hitter: Chase Strumpf
Best Power: Ethan Hearn
Fastest Runner: Zac Taylor
Best Defensive Player: Ethan Hearn
Best Athlete: Zac Taylor
Best Fastball: Ryan Jensen
Best Secondary Pitch: Chris Clarke
Best Pro Debut: Michael McAvene
Most Intriguing Background: Ryan Reynolds and Grayson Byrd (sons of Shane Reynolds and Paul Byrd, respectively)
Closest to the Majors: Ryan Jensen or Michael McAvene
Best Late-Round Pick: Zac Taylor
The One Who Got Away: Wyatt Hendrie


Man, I forgot how weak this past draft class was on the positional side. Sigh.
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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:11 pm

TBF that's mitigated by:

- Signing 3 top 30 J2 bats
- Getting the top guy from a position group, otoh that group was HS catchers
- Drafting two pitchers that might move fast and make an impact, probably already have some trade value even
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Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Regular Show » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:28 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:BA's draft report card for the Cubs: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories ... port-card/

Best Pure Hitter: Chase Strumpf
Best Power: Ethan Hearn
Fastest Runner: Zac Taylor
Best Defensive Player: Ethan Hearn
Best Athlete: Zac Taylor
Best Fastball: Ryan Jensen
Best Secondary Pitch: Chris Clarke
Best Pro Debut: Michael McAvene
Most Intriguing Background: Ryan Reynolds and Grayson Byrd (sons of Shane Reynolds and Paul Byrd, respectively)
Closest to the Majors: Ryan Jensen or Michael McAvene
Best Late-Round Pick: Zac Taylor
The One Who Got Away: Wyatt Hendrie


Thanks for sharing the full draft report card. I was surprised they gave best secondary pitch to Chris Clarke and called his CB "a potential 70-grade pitch". That's high praise. I went back and watched some video of Chris Clarke. I saw nothing I would rate as 'plus-plus' or anywhere close to that, but I saw a few good benders in this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlKXcCw98T0
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