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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #150: June 07, 2013, 04:39:55 PM »
I can see them fishing for 3d basemen to have one ready in 4 -5 years should RZ hold on at 3d until then.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #151: June 07, 2013, 04:50:08 PM »
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In the 7th round (226th overall), the #Nationals select James Yezzo (1B - University of Delaware).

.410 BA with 28 Doubles, 13 HRs, 64 RBIs, 20 BBs, 30 Ks, .998 Field Pct in 2013 season.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #152: June 07, 2013, 05:10:59 PM »
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In the 7th round (226th overall), the #Nationals select James Yezzo (1B - University of Delaware).

.410 BA with 28 Doubles, 13 HRs, 64 RBIs, 20 BBs, 30 Ks, .998 Field Pct in 2013 season.
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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #153: June 07, 2013, 05:30:29 PM »
Wow, nice stats.

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« Reply #154: June 07, 2013, 05:59:24 PM »
David Napoli in the 8th. LHP from Tulane.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #155: June 07, 2013, 06:09:42 PM »
Defensively, Yezzo committed just one error in 515 chances at first base last season.Blue Hens baseball coach Jim Sherman said that Yezzo certainly had a season to remember this spring. His team’s first baseman was a big reason why UD managed to go 33-23 and earn a berth in the CAA Tournament.“Jimmy had one of the greatest single seasons in the last 20 years of Delaware baseball,” Sherman said. “He’s got outstanding hand-eye [coordination] and can truly center the ball up very well. The ball just jumps off his bat.”

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130607/SPORTS07/130607017/Nationals-draft-University-Delaware-s-Jimmy-Yezzo-7th-round

This guy definitely has Gold Glove potential. Get him signed Rizzo.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #156: June 07, 2013, 06:24:09 PM »
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The #Nationals have agreed to terms with RHP Jake Johansen, their top selection (68th overall) in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #157: June 07, 2013, 06:26:28 PM »
signability signs!

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #158: June 07, 2013, 06:55:36 PM »
Fruitful scouting trip to Tulane.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #159: June 07, 2013, 07:16:55 PM »
I like the Yezzo pick a lot. He's also got a cool last name

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #160: June 07, 2013, 07:49:11 PM »
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Kris Kline slapped a Yonder Alonso/Erubiel Durazo/Laynce Nix combo comp on Jimmy Yezzo. That is a deep cut.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #161: June 08, 2013, 01:49:29 AM »
Granted, I dont follow other teams that closely, but we sure draft a lot of college seniors. I guess it's the nature of the beast with the new draft rules, but just an observation.

Not elated about any of the picks, but that had to be expected without having a first rounder, and the bonus restraints that come along with it. But I think the first four picks have legitimate upside. Johansen gets the most talk because he was our highest pick, but the Ward pick is intriguing, maybe the most exciting. People rave about his ability and talked about him as a first rounder next year. I know part of his hype was based on him continuing to improve and that he was a year older than his class, but now that he got out of school a year early, that's no an issue. And this kid was dropping 400ft bombs 2 years ago at 16. I dont think there's any concern there, and think he was a legit top 100 guy. There was some talk of him still going in the supplemental round even before the draft, so his talent is for real.

Here's a home video posted by his dad:


There's a lot of video on him on youtube, check it out. 4 consecutive home runs in a game, him dunking a basketball, etc.

Nick Pivetta is interesting because of his size and velocity, but things go downhill from there. But, those are the two things you can't teach. He has a couple other things in his favor: he just turned 20, so there is some development left, and he's from Canada, so he's a bit behind the developmental curve as is. A good friend of mine left Canada to play JuCo ball, because the talent and coaching up there just isn't up to par. So there is definitely some potential for growth, but his numbers are pretty bad. 29/22 K to BB ratio, in 54 innings. That is terrible for a guy that can get it up in the mid to hig 90's. He was a fourth rounder, and at the very least has the tools to develop, but there's a lot of work ahead. He should probably start in the GCL the rest of the year, but his future is probably in relief.

Voth looks like a middle reliever ... The type of guy Benincasa and Adrian Alaniz was years ago. A bulldog on the mound that may get results early on and give you a lot of work in the minors, but is limited at the higher levels and in terms of impacting the big league level.

Cody Gunter has some potential as well. He was drafted last year but the Marlins didn't pay him enough so he went to a JuCo to get drafted again, and rose up the boards. Talk of him playing third or the outfield, so he has some athleticism, and a good arm, as he has been talked about as a pitcher as well. Just turned 19, a lot of physical growth yet. Good size, decent athlete, some polish at the plate, power, and an arm at 19. Definitely some real potential there.

Yezzo's numbers look good and he looks like he has a good stroke at the plate in youtube videos. Definitely not very big though, which raises questions about his power potential. Could be organizational depth or could be one of those undersized guys who outplay their physical limitations and make it to the bigs on heart and toughness.

Napoli. Joyce, and Middleton definitely look like organizational depth. Middleton hit under .300 as a senior, had 0 home runs his last two years combined in college. But he did have 20 sacrifices and 20 hbp's the last two years. Napoli is a small lefty that has started and relieved. Posted decent overall numbers but not a great K/BB to IP ratio. Definitely just a situational lefty if he ever amounts to anything IMO.

Some picks that definitely look like signability picks, but a couple picks with real potential. I would imagine everyone signs, with Ward and Gunter the two to watch as far as possible guys to not sign.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #162: June 08, 2013, 02:03:54 AM »
Ward will definitely sign.  That's the entire reason he left high school a year early.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #163: June 08, 2013, 08:13:30 AM »
Thanks for the morning read, RD. good stuff.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #164: June 08, 2013, 12:52:46 PM »
Ward will definitely sign.  That's the entire reason he left high school a year early.

While that may be likely it benefits him overall as well. If we don't have the money he likes, getting started on his college career on time (as opposed to late had he waited) is a good thing. Whether its at a JuCo or OK its better than another year at a poor HS level.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #165: June 08, 2013, 02:22:52 PM »
RD, nice work.  Why don't you start a Prospects thread on Ward or one of the other guys if you're feeling it? 

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #166: June 08, 2013, 04:48:44 PM »
Nats drafted John Simms again, this time in the 11th round.
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Simms has size and solid performances at a top college program on his resume, though the Rice right-hander's stuff may be a bit short for him to be considered a sure-fire starting prospect. Simms has thrown well both at Rice and on the Cape in the past, but his fastball will usually sit in the 88-90 range. Sometimes there's a bit more in the tank, but he doesn't always maintain his velocity. His changeup has the chance to be average and his breaking ball is fringy. While he hasn't been the prospect some thought he'd develop into after going from the Texas high school ranks to Rice, a team might bank on his track record and see if they can sign him away from going back to school for his senior year, a la Tony Cingrani.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: John Simms
by Matt Grabusky | Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Player:  John Simms
Position:  RHP
School:  Rice
Date of Birth:  1/17/1992
Height/Weight:  6’3/210
Bats/Throws:  R/R
2013 Class:  Junior
Previously Drafted:  2010, 39th Rd, Nationals

Scouting Report:

Fastball 88-92 with sink
Change and curve both developing
Curve shows good potential
3/4 arm slot

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #167: June 08, 2013, 05:03:27 PM »
RD, nice work.  Why don't you start a Prospects thread on Ward or one of the other guys if you're feeling it? 

RD is one of the best posters on this site. I wish he posted daily.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #168: June 08, 2013, 05:09:07 PM »
RD is one of the best posters on this site. I wish he posted daily.

He's be more popular if he called players "garbage" and had a little more     :panic:     and      :rant:     to his game.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #169: June 08, 2013, 08:26:09 PM »
we took karsten whitson in the 47th round.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #170: June 08, 2013, 08:28:55 PM »
Whitson is a major wild card.  He could bounce back or never put much of anything together.  Really tough situation, but totally worth a flyer in the late rounds.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #171: June 08, 2013, 10:15:19 PM »
Karsten Whitson. Isn't that the guy who has diabetes?

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« Reply #172: June 08, 2013, 11:50:44 PM »
Karsten Whitson. Isn't that the guy who has diabetes?

no that's Dylan covey.

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« Reply #173: June 08, 2013, 11:54:47 PM »
Who is Karsten Whitson?

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #174: June 09, 2013, 12:10:52 AM »
Wow, I think I saw John Simms pitch for Rice a couple weekends ago. Already can't remember a damn thing about him.

Oh, yeah, I saw him pitch:

Simms - 8.1 IP 4 h 1 r 4 bb 1 hbp 6 k

I think I remember being frustrated by the lack of control and seeing a few pitches graze 90mph, but he got it done in the end. (Notice he and the defense generated 4 double plays.) The most memorable part of the game was Memphis' shoddy infield defense. I also think Simms pitches tomorrow on ESPN2 versus NC State.