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2017 Draft Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:06 am

Hey, the Cubs might have a day one pick next year.

Baseball America wrote:
    Here is a list of 11 prospects who have the potential to fit at the top of this class, in no particular order:

    • Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (Los Angeles, CA)
    • Tristan Beck, RHP, Stanford
    • Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
    • Jordan Adell, OF/RHP, Ballard HS (Louisville, KY)
    • Alex Lange, RHP, LSU
    • Tanner Houcke, RHP, Missouri
    • JB Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
    • Quentin Holmes, OF, McClancy Memorial HS (New York, NY)
    • Connor Uselton, OF, Southmoore HS (Moore, OK)
    • Ricardo De La Torre, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
    • Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt


The strength of the draft are prep outfielders and college pitchers. 2017 is supposed to be much better than the 2016 draft. Lot more potential high draft picks in the BA link (but it's premium content).

Keith Law is very high on Vanderbilt OF Jeren Kendall and has said he could be a potential 1.1 pick too.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:22 am

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Postby toonsterwu » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:35 pm

There's some Sonny Gray in Bukauskas, I think, but I can't help shake the feeling that I don't buy him as a next level, top end starting pitcher. Nothing to really ... point to right now, though. Just a feeling.

I'll be curious how this class turns out in a year. A year ago, the 2016 draft didn't look that thin at the top, but it really flat0-lined. Going to be curious if all these pieces hold up.

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UVA's going to have a nice crop next year. Pavin Smith has one of the best bats in the country, a sweet lefty stroke with power. Feels like he should go at least in the top 3 rounds. My hunch is Adam Haseley is going to end up being drafted as a pitcher if he can keep adding a little more velocity and sit low 90's. Feel like his ceiling as a pitcher is higher than his ceiling as CF, but he does have a good approach and a nice swing. Feels like a top 5 round or so guy either way. Tommy Doyle has a good fastball/breaking ball combination, but his ceiling probably is that of a middle relief/borderline setup guy unless something really clicks.

That said, the two most interesting guys to me are Ernie Clement and Derek Casey. I think Clement moves to shortstop next year, although that's to be determined. If he moves to short and continues to show a nice approach and gets on base, could be an interesting guy up the middle. I even think there might be a bit more pop in there.

Casey had electric stuff out of the prep ranks. Fastball topped out at 95 back then. He got off to a good start his freshman year before going down with TJ. Going to be curious how he comes back ... could really jump up the ladder.

Wouldn't surprise me if UVA's run of first round picks continued next year - Smith the most likely, Casey a possible darkhorse.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:43 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:• Connor Uselton,


Uselton was one of Pawnee's rival cities, right?
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Re: 2017 Draft Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:58 pm

http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/ ... pu1Jtgl.97

High school baseball’s national governing body unveiled a new policy on Tuesday that requires pitchers to be given rest between a certain number of pitches in an outing, changing its focus from innings pitched to pitch counts.

Each state association will be required to develop its own pitch count restriction, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced in a news release. Currently, the policy covers an innings limit in a week. For example, the California Interscholastic Federation limits pitchers to a maximum of 10 innings in a week.

The decision emphasizes the “risk that occurs when pitchers overuse their throwing arm,” Elliot Hopkins, NFHS director of sports and student services and staff liaison for baseball, said in a news release.

A 2015 study by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine found that 56.7 percent of Tommy John surgeries were performed on 15-to-19-year-olds between 2007 and 2011.
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Re: 2017 Draft Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:16 am

So Darren Baker is a 2B/OF playing in the Area Code Games who will be eligible for the 2017 Draft. You know, Dusty's son, who was last seen in JT Snow's arms during the 2002 World Series.
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Postby CubInOK » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:28 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:So Darren Baker is a 2B/OF playing in the Area Code Games who will be eligible for the 2017 Draft. You know, Dusty's son, who was last seen in JT Snow's arms during the 2002 World Series.

I'm assuming he's been told all his life that taking walks is bad because he clogs the basepaths when he takes a walk.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:19 pm

BA's College National Team Top 20 Prospects: http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/ ... cIVHZR8.97

1. Alex Faedo, rhp, Florida
2. J.B. Bukauskas, rhp, North Carolina
3. Brendan McKay, 1b/lhp, Louisville
4. Jeren Kendall, of, Vanderbilt
5. Kyle Wright, rhp, Vanderbilt
6. Alex Lange, rhp, Louisiana State
7. Tanner Houck, rhp, Missouri
8. Dalton Guthrie, ss, Florida - Mark Guthrie's son
9. Keston Hiura, 2b, UC Irvine
10. Seth Beer, of, Clemson - draft eligible in 2018
11. Evan Skoug, c, Texas Christian
12. David Peterson, lhp, Oregon
13. T.J. Friedl, of, Nevada (SIGNED: Reds as a NDFA)
14. Taylor Walls, ss/2b, Florida State
15. Jake Burger, 3b, Missouri State
16. Ricky Tyler Thomas, lhp, Fresno State
17. K.J. Harrison, 1b/of/c, Oregon State
18. Tyler Johnson, rhp, South Carolina
19. Evan White, of/1b, Kentucky
20. Mike Rivera, c, Florida
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:37 am

MLB.com's 10 Cape Cod League prospects: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/198892670 ... =151437456

1. Brady Singer, RHP, Florida - draft eligible in 2018
2. Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
3. Corbin Martin, RHP, Texas A&M
4. Colton Hock, RHP, Stanford
5. Kevin Smith, SS, Maryland
6. Michael Gigliotti, OF, Lipscomb
7. Justin Hooper, LHP, UCLA - draft eligible in 2018
8. Joe Dunand, 3B, North Carolina State
9. Peter Solomon, RHP, Notre Dame
10. Brendon Little, LHP, State JC of Florida

BA's list: http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/ ... b6rLWPz.99

1. Brady Singer, rhp, Florida (2018)
2. Colton Hock, rhp, Stanford
3. Pavin Smith, 1b, Virginia
4. Dylan Busby, 3b/1b, Florida State
5. Justin Hooper, lhp, UCLA (2018)
6. Peter Solomon, rhp, Notre Dame
7. Brendon Little, lhp, State JC of Florida
8. Joe Dunand, 3b, North Carolina State
9. Michael Gigliotti, of, Lipscomb
10. Zach Rutherford, ss/2b, Old Dominion
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Postby Outshined_One » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:01 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:





I wish I could dig up an old post I made back around 2004 when I predicted Darren would be a future Hall of Famer.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:51 am

2017 Draft Order, FWIW

1. Twins (59-103)
2. Reds (68-94)
3. Padres (68-94)
4. Rays (68-94)
5. Braves (68-93)
6. Athletics (69-93)
7. Diamondbacks (69-93)
8. Phillies (71-91)
9. Brewers (73-89)
10. Angels (74-88)
11. Rockies (75-87)
12. White Sox (78-84)
13. Pirates (78-83)
14. Marlins (79-82)
15. Royals (81-81)
16. Astros (84-78)
17. Yankees (84-78)
18. Mariners (86-76)
19. Cardinals (86-76)
20. Tigers (86-75)
21. Giants (87-75)
22. Mets (87-75)
23. Orioles (89-73)
24. Blue Jays (89-73)
25. Dodgers (91-71)
26. Red Sox (93-69)
27. Indians (94-67)
28. Nationals (95-67)
29. Rangers (95-67)
30. Cubs (103-58)
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Postby Bilbo161 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:06 pm

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Is this the kid that had to be saved from being trampled at home plate by a scoring runner when Dusty was managing the Giants in the playoffs many years ago?
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:44 pm

Bilbo161 wrote:
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Is this the kid that had to be saved from being trampled at home plate by a scoring runner when Dusty was managing the Giants in the playoffs many years ago?


Yeah - saved by JT Snow.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:44 pm

This draft is going to make us all feel old. Amaury Telemaco!

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Postby Tim » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:54 pm

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Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:07 pm

http://www.baseballamerica.com/high-sch ... l-top-100/

OF Calvin Mitchell, RHP Joe Boyle, IF Mark Vientos, IF Riccardo del Torro, and OF Quentin Holmes are players I like for the Cubs maybe.
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Postby CubsWin » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:35 pm

Per AZ Phil:

With the Fowler signing, the Cubs now have a compensatory pick which will wind up likely 36th overall or possibly 37th if a team that has already given up their 1st round pick signs another QO'd FA. With the Cardinals losing their 1st rounder, the Cubs 1st round selection is now 28th. If the remaining 5 QO'd FAs all sign with teams other than their 2016 club and teams drafting outside the top 10, their pick could go as high as 23rd overall.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:17 am

Vientos was ranked 28th on a minorleagueball list. That is such an obvious sign if ever there were one.
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Postby Bruno7481 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:54 pm

Cardinals received a competitive balance pick today, #74. Good for them.
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Postby davell » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:26 pm



28 of the top 50 are pitchers, 15 are college guys. Considering the drafts strength is supposed to be college arms, I could see us using both our 1st and comp pick on pitching this year.
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Postby CubsWin » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:53 pm

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/809115121540853762

28 of the top 50 are pitchers, 15 are college guys. Considering the drafts strength is supposed to be college arms, I could see us using both our 1st and comp pick on pitching this year.

That would be to my liking. One college arm and one higher upside prep arm please. Or the best 2 college arms with 2018 fast approaching...
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Postby CubsWin » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:02 pm

LH college starter Seth Romero (25th) and RH prep starter Shane Baz (40th) profile nicely.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:35 pm

CubsWin wrote:LH college starter Seth Romero (25th) and RH prep starter Shane Baz (40th) profile nicely.


Clarke Schmidt and Griffin Canning fit their college pitcher type. Wil Crowe does too but he had TJS in 2015.
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Postby CubsWin » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:04 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
CubsWin wrote:LH college starter Seth Romero (25th) and RH prep starter Shane Baz (40th) profile nicely.


Clarke Schmidt and Griffin Canning fit their college pitcher type. Wil Crowe does too but he had TJS in 2015.

True. Especially if they want to go better control but slightly lower upside.
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