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Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #50: June 06, 2013, 01:57:14 PM »
Mark Bowman ‏@mlbbowman 57s
The #Braves will have two selections (No. 31 and No. 65) in today's portion of the Draft. http://atmlb.com/ZvOT2q

Meanwhile Nats have none. Rich get richer, poor get poorer.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #51: June 06, 2013, 02:30:02 PM »
What did we lose our first round selection for?

Offline Glockypoo

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #52: June 06, 2013, 02:30:51 PM »
What did we lose our first round selection for?

Signing Soriano.

Offline Kevrock

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #53: June 06, 2013, 02:31:21 PM »
Soriano.

McGuire won't go that high after his injury / surgery last year.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #54: June 06, 2013, 02:32:28 PM »
Oh I see.

Let's get Mike Trout

Offline Kevrock

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« Reply #55: June 06, 2013, 02:36:49 PM »
Draft is not fun without a 1st rounder and without RD around.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #56: June 06, 2013, 02:39:09 PM »
Second Round
40. Houston Astros
41. Chicago Cubs
42. Colorado Rockies
43. Minnesota Twins
44. Miami Marlins
45. Boston Red Sox
46. Kansas City Royals
47. Toronto Blue Jays
48. New York Mets
49. Seattle Mariners
50. San Diego Padres
51. Pittsburgh Pirates
52. Arizona Diamondbacks
53. Philadelphia Phillies
54. Milwaukee Brewers
55. Chicago White Sox
56. Los Angeles Dodgers
57. St. Louis Cardinals
58. Detroit Tigers
59. Los Angeles Angels
60. Tampa Bay Rays
61. Baltimore Orioles
62. Texas Rangers
63. Oakland Athletics
64. San Francisco Giants
65. Atlanta Braves
66. New York Yankees
67. Cincinnati Reds
68. Washington Nationals


Why do we have the very last pick of the second round? I don't understand that.

edit: oh crap nvm, it's by record?!!! Why not by playoff finish??!!

Offline Kevrock

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #57: June 06, 2013, 02:41:51 PM »
lol, geeze SF

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #58: June 06, 2013, 02:45:08 PM »
Giants win the World Series but get to pick ahead of us? Makes no sense.

But yeah, I'm with you. This is the least excited I've been for the draft since the Nats moved to DC in 2005. Usually it's a great event that is riveting to follow. At least we get to make our second round pick tonight.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #59: June 06, 2013, 02:46:30 PM »
Giants win the World Series but get to pick ahead of us? Makes no sense.

But yeah, I'm with you. This is the least excited I've been for the draft since the Nats moved to DC in 2005. Usually it's a great event that is riveting to follow. At least we get to make our second round pick tonight.

Yessir.

Sort of feels like the first round of the NFL draft this year as a Skins fan. It'll be the same thing next year, too.

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« Reply #60: June 06, 2013, 02:54:25 PM »
At this rate we'll have a decent draft pick next year. :lmao:

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #61: June 06, 2013, 02:57:16 PM »
Some SPs I like that may be available when we pick.

Aaron Blair RHP - Marshall
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Aaron Blair, a 21st round selection coming out of high school, had a big summer on the Cape that greatly improved his draft stock.
Fastball 90-92, touches 94
Above average change
Curveball
Good command of all pitches and willing to throw them all in any count
Does a good job mixing pitches
Good Competitor
Low 3/4 arm slot

Jason Hursh RHP - Oklahoma St.
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Hursh is a well-built, well-proportioned right-hander with a loose, athletic frame, listed at 6-1, 197, though he looks an inch or so taller than that on the mound. He has been clocked as high as 98 MPH in summer ball, but Friday night he worked at 92-95 MPH, though with far more 94-95 readings than 92s. His fastball has unusually good action low in the strike zone, often tailing away from right-handed hitters and inside on lefties, though he'll try to work the outside corner against dangerous lefties at times. The fastball is seldom straight but he located it well early in the game.

The problem for Hursh: his secondary pitches. His change-up had tailing action like the fastball, though (of course) at lower, change-up velocity. His slider had some moments early but was inconsistent, I'd say ranging from major league average to below average. He threw a slower curveball while warming up but didn't use it much in the game.

His delivery is low-effort and is cleaner than what you see in the video from 2011. He is a Tommy John survivor, and has reportedly made a strong effort to improve his mechanics. In the first two innings, he repeated his delivery very well from pitch to pitch, but when he warmed up in the third inning he started to lose that consistency. By the fourth inning, he was telegraphing his pitches and the KU hitters weren't fooled. This was my impression from behind home plate anyway; it would be interesting to break that down with video from Friday's game and see if that impression was accurate.

Kent Emanuel LHP - UNC
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Kent Emanuel Perfect Game profile

Position:  LHP
Height:  6-4
Weight:  225
Bats/Throws:  L-L
Birthdate:  June 4, 1992
College:  North Carolina
Hometown:  Woodstock, Ga.
Previously Drafted:  Pirates '10 (18)
Projected Draft Round:  1S-2

If there’s a distinct strength of the draft class, it just might be the left-handed pitching on the college side. There are power arms like Sean Manaea, and then there are southpaws that rely more on pitchability like Gonzaga’s Marco Gonzales. Another left-hander that fits into that advanced pitchability category is North Carolina’s Kent Emanuel. While his raw stuff is nothing to sneeze at, what’s going to send him to the next level and allow him to succeed there is his ability to command the zone and mix his secondary pitches effectively. And, his college resume speaks to the fact that he’s known how to do that since the day he arrived on campus.

Trevor Williams RHP - ASU
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The Arizona State ace, Williams is a strike-thrower with an impressive four-pitch mix and excellent control. His fastball sits in the low-90s and has touched 95 in shorter appearances. He can throw all of his pitches for strikes, and while none of his secondary offerings profile as plus, they all show the potential to be at least average. His slider is the most potent of the three and it sits in the 80-82 range. He also throws a 12-6 curve in the 75-77 range and a change-up that hovers around 80. Williams' collegiate stats at Arizona State have been absolutely exceptional: In 149.1 career innings, his ERA sits at an impressive 2.17 and he has walked a miniscule 19 hitters while recording 94 strikeouts. Even though Williams doesn't have overpowering stuff, he's gotten great results and has certainly shown that he knows how to pitch. His ceiling isn't incredibly high, but Williams is the kind of college arm that can rise quickly through a system and help out in a hurry.

Offline Glockypoo

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #62: June 06, 2013, 03:20:48 PM »
Aaron Blair RHP - Marshall

I'm a Marshall alum and would be giddy with this pick.

I watched him dominate Houston (who was ranked in the top 20 at the time) to the tune of 11 Ks and just two hits in 8 innings. Did the same thing to a good WVU team as well.

Pretty sure the Cubs drafted Blair out of high school.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #63: June 06, 2013, 03:51:33 PM »
Giants win the World Series but get to pick ahead of us? Makes no sense.

But yeah, I'm with you. This is the least excited I've been for the draft since the Nats moved to DC in 2005. Usually it's a great event that is riveting to follow. At least we get to make our second round pick tonight.

it makes a ton of sense, 162 games is more indicative of team talent than a short series

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #64: June 06, 2013, 03:52:06 PM »
then why didn't we get a trophy or rings :(

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #65: June 06, 2013, 03:54:59 PM »
then why didn't we get a trophy or rings :(

because no one cares about winning a penant anymore?

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #66: June 06, 2013, 07:50:07 PM »
The MLB site blows. Can't even get to it right now.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #67: June 06, 2013, 08:05:56 PM »
yeah their draft tracker which is usually so solid is total crap tonight.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #68: June 06, 2013, 08:37:58 PM »
What should we expect from the Nats? Our previous second round picks have been very underwhelming with the exception of Jordan Zimmermann who was a huge find.

Renda and Kobernus look like promising utility players. Hood is looking like a washout. Solis may pan out as a #4-5 starter but he can't stay healthy so those chances are not great. Englund was a bust.

2012: Tony Renda
2011: None
2010: Sammy Solis
2009: Jeff Kobernus
2008: Destin Hood
2007: Jordan Zimmermann
2006: Sean Black (didn't sign), Stephen Englund
2005: None


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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #70: June 06, 2013, 09:16:07 PM »
Giants win the World Series but get to pick ahead of us? Makes no sense.

But yeah, I'm with you. This is the least excited I've been for the draft since the Nats moved to DC in 2005. Usually it's a great event that is riveting to follow. At least we get to make our second round pick tonight.

We lost our 1st round pick when we signed Soriano.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #71: June 06, 2013, 09:50:53 PM »
lmao at O's pick Hunter Harvey's interview with MLBN :lmao:

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #72: June 06, 2013, 10:01:26 PM »
I can't believe Ryne Stanek fell that far. He's going to tear it up for the Rays. He'll be a fast mover. Innings eater who goes mid-90's fastball. Lead SEC in ERA.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #73: June 06, 2013, 10:08:58 PM »
crap, there goes Hursh to Atlanta.

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Re: 2013 MLB Draft
« Reply #74: June 06, 2013, 10:21:21 PM »
hoping for manaea