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2019 Draft Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:24 am

A couple of early mock top 10s are out:

BA wrote:Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Heritage HS, Colleyville, Texas.
Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
Hunter Barco, LHP, The Bolles School, Jacksonville
Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor
Braden Shewmake, SS, Texas A&M
Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS, Oviedo, Fla.
Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech
Rece Hinds, 3B, Niceville (Fla.) HS.
C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga.
Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson


MLB.com wrote:1. Orioles (19-42, .311): Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS
2. White Sox (20-40, .333): Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
3. Royals (21-42, .333): Hunter Barco, LHP, The Bolles School (Jacksonville, Fla.)
4. Reds (22-41, .349): Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor
5. Marlins (22-40, .355): Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Fla.)
6. Rangers (27-38, .415): CJ Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Ga.)
7. Blue Jays (27-35, .435): Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky
8. Padres (29-35, .453): Rece Hinds, SS/3B, Niceville (Fla.) HS
9. Mets (27-32, .458): Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss
10. Twins (27-32, .458): Nick Lodolo, LHP, Texas Christian
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Re: 2019 Draft Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:56 am

Hot take: Wallner's the best college bat since Bryant. Dude is an animal - .343/.468/.637 in his 587 PAs across two seasons, enough athleticism to play CF in college at 6'5" 215+.
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Postby weis21 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:02 pm

Not interested until they mock the last player selected in round one.
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Re: 2019 Draft Thread

Postby PackLandVA » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:20 pm

weis21 wrote:Not interested until they mock the last player selected in round one.


Won’t the Cubs lose their first round pick for signing Harper?
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Postby Regular Show » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:26 pm

PackLandVA wrote:
weis21 wrote:Not interested until they mock the last player selected in round one.


Won’t the Cubs lose their first round pick for signing Harper?


No. Teams won't lose 1st round picks going forward for signing FAs that receive a Qualifying Offer. So teams that are under the luxury tax threshold will lose a 2nd round pick or their 2nd highest pick. Teams that are over the luxury tax line will lose their 2nd round and 5th round pick.

I believe this is correct, but I might need to go back and check. They made a lot of weird changes in the latest CBA.
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Re: 2019 Draft Thread

Postby Regular Show » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:06 am



So that's nice to know that next's year class leans more towards hitters. I'm definitely going to be paying closer attention to the Cape Cod League this time.

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Postby toonsterwu » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:35 pm

Considering they seem to scout UVA ... 3 guys at UVA to watch for next year:

a) Evan Sperling - Sperling was fairly highly touted coming out of the prep ranks but had TJ before getting to UVA. Been a long road back - flashes last year, but no consistency. This year, looked a bit better before getting hurt (off the top, forget what it was). He's a big dude, at 6'6", but if he tightens up the command a bit more, could see him as a 2nd or 3rd round pick next year.

b) Noah Murdock - Here's the last big remnant from UVA's highly touted class two years ago that was eaten up by the draft (Nolan Jones, Joey Wentz, Max Kranick). And he's big - 6'8". Showed some signs this year, spinning a good breaking ball at times, but like a lot of other UVA guys this year, got hurt.

c) Cameron Simmons - Three years ago, UVA had three athletic OF's come in. The most touted entering was probably Doak Dozier, who didn't live up to the billing. Entering this year ... there was some thought that Cameron Simmons was ready to explode and was the more well thought of guy than McCarthy. There was a lot of positive thoughts. Then ... he got hurt. If he tightens up his discipline, while still displaying the athleticism to play CF and hit for power ... there's a lot to like draft-wise.
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