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Offline sportsfan882

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« Reply #175: February 20, 2011, 08:53:04 PM »
Wow wow this draft is going to be epic :whip:

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« Reply #176: February 21, 2011, 09:27:16 AM »
Tampa could do some serious damage in this draft

24. Rays (from Red Sox for Carl Crawford, Type A)
31. Rays (from Yankees for Rafael Soriano, Type A)
32. Rays
38. Rays (Soriano)
41. Rays (Crawford)
42. Rays (for Grant Balfour, Type A, to Athletics)
52. Rays (for Brad Hawpe, Type B, to Padres)
56. Rays (for Joaquin Benoit, Type B, to Tigers)
56. Rays (for Randy Choate, Type B, to Marlins)
60. Rays (for Chad Qualls, Type B, to Padres)
75. Rays (from Athletics for Balfour)

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« Reply #177: February 21, 2011, 09:29:24 AM »
My guess? They actually sign their draft picks.

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« Reply #178: February 21, 2011, 12:42:27 PM »
My guess? They actually sign their draft picks.

Signability picks? 

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« Reply #179: February 21, 2011, 12:43:02 PM »
Signability picks?  

No.

Just that when they see a talent they want; they pick them, and sign them.

They're not like the Pirates who have their color commentator lecture the fans on why they should be 'happy' the team even decided to spend money on signing their draft picks in the first place.

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« Reply #180: February 22, 2011, 10:58:29 AM »
Hultzen is looking like he may be a solid pickup.  Hits 94 on the FB, big strong lefty.  Is a decent hitter.  Is a local guy (UVA) to boot.

From Baseball America:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/college/?p=4107

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By now, Danny Hultzen is a known commodity on Friday nights. For two years, the lefthander has anchored Virginia's weekend rotation, going a combined 20-1, 2.51 as a freshman and sophomore. He's a fierce competitor with excellent command and very good stuff, so it was hardly surprising that his 2011 season got off to a sterling start Friday against Alabama-Birmingham. In 6 2/3 innings, Hultzen struck out 10 while allowing just one run on three hits and a walk.

"(His stuff) was really good," Virginia coach Brian O'Connor said. "I had no idea what his velocity was—I think there are some scouts who said he was up to 94 or so, but his command was really good. He was pretty efficient with his pitches in seven innings, and I thought his stuff looked really good. He had a good changeup going and a good breaking ball, and that's the best fastball I've seen him have in a while."

O'Connor said Hultzen is considerably stronger than he was as a freshman, and he now holds his fastball velocity deeper into games. But that added strength has also helped Hultzen re-emerge as one of the nation's top two-way players.

Hultzen hit .327/.410/.422 in 199 at-bats as a first baseman/DH as a freshman, but he wore down late in the season, so the Cavaliers had him focus primarily on pitching in 2010, when he accrued just 57 at-bats. But after the departure of numerous mainstays in the lineup from last year's team, the Cavs planned for Hultzen to have a greater role in the offense this spring, and he garnered first-team preseason All-America honors as a two-way player.

He got off to a fine start with the bat at the Auburn Tournament this weekend, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs Friday, then hitting three doubles and driving in three more Saturday. He added a sacrifice fly Sunday, giving him seven RBIs on the weekend. He started at DH all three games, hitting cleanup for the first two and fifth Sunday.

"He's 20 pounds stronger than he was his freshman year, and he's a way better hitter this year than he was as a freshman," O'Connor said. "A lefthanded hitter like that, the guy's got to be in the lineup. He DHed all three games this weekend—I didn't play him in the field, but there will be games I will play him at first base, and possibly both corner spots in the outfield also.

"I think he's got the ability to hit a few balls out of the ballpark, but he's a very tough out, a good two-strike hitter. He just seems to barrel the ball up quite a bit, and he plays hard. He can run a little bit, he gets down the line good, he understands the game, situationally what to do at the plate. So not only does he do it on the mound for us, but I think he's a pretty special player for us offensively too."
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Re: The Official 2011 MLB Mock Draft Thread
« Reply #181: February 22, 2011, 11:50:13 AM »
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/baseball/more/02/21/perkin.high.schoo.top.10/index.html

Top 10 HS players.

Bubba Starling only 4th on this list.  Josh Bell looks interesting.  Seems like both those guys will be tough to sign, though - committed to Nebraska and Texas, respectively.

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« Reply #182: February 24, 2011, 12:30:57 PM »
I may be the only fan of this discussion.  LOL.

http://www.mlbbonusbaby.com/2011/2/23/2011488/college-notes-2-23-11

How far does Rendon slide if has a bad year?

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Anthony Rendon finally got his 1st RBI tonight in his 5th game. He isn't hitting the ball well yet this season.

On the other hand, Mikie Mahtook, the CF for LSU is crushing the ball. He has 4 HR's and a 2B in his first 12 AB's.

Florida freshman and former 1st rounder Karsten Whitson K'd 9 in his 5 inning debut.

Matt Barnes K'd 11 in 6 IP while walking 3 and giving up 3 hits. Alex Meyer K'd 13 in 7 IP while walking only 3.

Taylor Jungmann K'd 9 in a 9 inning shutout and Gerrit Cole K'd 11 in his version.

Matt Purke only went 4 IP and K'd 3. He is being eased in and he had a blister. His next start will be pushed back to sunday.

Other than Mahtook, the hitters aren't starting off too hot. It should be a pitching dominated season with the BBCOR bats, but Mahtook proves it doesn't have to be.
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Re: The Official 2011 MLB Mock Draft Thread
« Reply #183: February 24, 2011, 12:32:59 PM »
 :punch:
I may be the only fan of this discussion.  LOL.

http://www.mlbbonusbaby.com/2011/2/23/2011488/college-notes-2-23-11

How far does Rendon slide if has a bad year?

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Anthony Rendon finally got his 1st RBI tonight in his 5th game. He isn't hitting the ball well yet this season.

On the other hand, Mikie Mahtook, the CF for LSU is crushing the ball. He has 4 HR's and a 2B in his first 12 AB's.

Florida freshman and former 1st rounder Karsten Whitson K'd 9 in his 5 inning debut.

Matt Barnes K'd 11 in 6 IP while walking 3 and giving up 3 hits. Alex Meyer K'd 13 in 7 IP while walking only 3.

Taylor Jungmann K'd 9 in a 9 inning shutout and Gerrit Cole K'd 11 in his version.

Matt Purke only went 4 IP and K'd 3. He is being eased in and he had a blister. His next start will be pushed back to sunday.

Other than Mahtook, the hitters aren't starting off too hot. It should be a pitching dominated season with the BBCOR bats, but Mahtook proves it doesn't have to be.
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Re: The Official 2011 MLB Mock Draft Thread
« Reply #184: February 24, 2011, 01:56:08 PM »
:punch:


I don't know what that means.  But I found another mock draft updated recently - http://www.prospectjunkies.com/2011/02/2011-mlb-mock-draft-20.html

Nats come away with Sonny Gray (1 pick later JBJ goes to Arizona) and Josh Bell (who I find interesting - Alex Dickerson, meanwhile, goes at #27).


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« Reply #185: February 25, 2011, 02:10:20 PM »
There are a few names I'd be happy with at 6.

Danny Hultzen is not one of them.

Not that he won't make a fine big league pitcher but we need big arms. We've got Lannan and Gorzelanny in the rotation. Detwiler on the brink. Solis not far behind. We've got enough back end of the ration guys, especially lefties that sit at 91-92.

If one of the top 3 slide, we go them. After them, Springer, JBJ, Jungmann, and Gray at the college level make more sense. I'd even go with the upside of a couple college kids before taking Hultzen at 6.

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« Reply #186: February 25, 2011, 02:12:02 PM »
Sorry that should say upside of a few HS kids, not college.

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Re: The Official 2011 MLB Mock Draft Thread
« Reply #187: February 26, 2011, 09:24:35 AM »
Hultzen looks good again against ECU. 7IP 1ER. 

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« Reply #188: February 26, 2011, 12:44:38 PM »
Hultzen looks good again against ECU. 7IP 1ER.  

15 K's on top of that.

So far in two starts, Hultzen has a cool 25/1 K/BB.

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Re: The Official 2011 MLB Mock Draft Thread
« Reply #189: February 26, 2011, 01:59:25 PM »
I don't know what that means.  But I found another mock draft updated recently - http://www.prospectjunkies.com/2011/02/2011-mlb-mock-draft-20.html

Nats come away with Sonny Gray (1 pick later JBJ goes to Arizona) and Josh Bell (who I find interesting - Alex Dickerson, meanwhile, goes at #27).




That was my response to your hope that Rendon flops and falls to the Nats :mg:

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« Reply #190: February 26, 2011, 02:20:55 PM »
There aren't that many lefties that live in the mid-upper 90's.  Cliff Lee comes to mind as someone who is usually in the low 90's and does pretty well.

I'm liking Hultzen so far.  I'm not completely sold yet, though.  I'd like it if we came away with him and Jackie Bradley Jr plus one more college pitcher. 

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« Reply #191: February 26, 2011, 06:11:55 PM »
Taylor Jungmann pitched another complete game with 9K's and only allowed 4 hits. There's a good chance we could end up with one of these pitchers Gerrit Cole,Matt Purke,Jungmann. And as for Hultzen. The good thing about him is, if he doesn't work out as a pitcher(he get injured or something) he has his hitting tool to fall back on.

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Re: The Official 2011 MLB Mock Draft Thread
« Reply #192: February 26, 2011, 06:26:25 PM »
You're re-drafting MOCK? 

I know, bad pun...

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« Reply #193: February 27, 2011, 11:39:55 AM »
Besides our top pick, do we have any other picks for Dunn or anybody else in the first or supplemental round?

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« Reply #194: February 27, 2011, 11:59:49 AM »
yeah we pick at 6, 23, and 34.

news from yesterday - http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/college/?p=4139

cliff notes version - trevor bauer got roughed up a bit yesterday.  6.2 innings, 8 hits, 4 earned runs.  alex dickerson hit a home run.  so did anthony rendon.  jed bradley - 7 innings, no hits, 3 bb's, no runs.

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« Reply #195: March 03, 2011, 11:02:17 AM »
Thankss

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« Reply #196: March 03, 2011, 12:05:55 PM »
http://www.mlbbonusbaby.com/2011/3/3/2026855/mock-draft-3-3-11

Another day, another mock draft posted by me.  This one has us taking Jungmann and Dickerson.  Both are pretty realistic choices.  Jungmann has been outstanding this season.  Dickerson, we've taken before.

A rotation in 2012 with Stras and Zimmermann with Solis and Jungmann waiting in the wings looks like the beginnings of something pretty good.  We have plenty of back end guys to fill out the 2014 World Champion Washington Nationals starting rotation.

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« Reply #197: March 03, 2011, 12:21:18 PM »
LOL, Hultzen dropping to 24?

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« Reply #198: March 03, 2011, 04:13:21 PM »
Yeah, can't see Hultzen dropping that far. While I dont think hes a top ten guy, he is a lefty that knows how to pitch. Mid teens seems about right. Especially wtih Milwaukee having two picks and needing young arms. Speaking of Milwaukee, can't see them paying the price to sign Bubba Starling away from Nebraska, considering they have another pick coming a few picks later.

Also, what makes Dickerson a Nationals type of player? I get the part that we drafted him once, but given the emphasis on defense, I don't see how Dickerson fits that mold. Not likely to stick in the OF, and even has questions at 1B. Not that he can't play it, but he's definitely not one that profiles as a great defender at the position. In this scenario, if Hultzen is still on the board, he's the pick IMO. You can never have enough pitching. At the very least, he becomes trade bait down the line, or he allows us to package Solis in a deal for a veteran. Just sayin ...

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« Reply #199: March 03, 2011, 05:38:37 PM »
I agree. If you have the chance to get 2 starting pitchers in the first round of a deep draft, you do it. A lefty and a righty to me would be the best outcome. I would use the sandwich pick on a hitter. But you know the old saying "You grow the arms, and buy the bats".