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Offline mitlen

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #125: June 05, 2014, 08:56:44 PM »
We keep taking Tommy John.

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
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Offline imref

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #127: June 05, 2014, 08:56:50 PM »
FTP thread please.

Offline RD

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #128: June 05, 2014, 08:56:54 PM »
Fedde and Gatewood are my two don't wants. The medical and the frame make me want to stay far away from Fedde. Gatewood's floor scares me. He has the possibility to be god awful.

Not worried about Fedde's size or injury. TJ clearly isnt a long term issue and his frame is reminiscent of other highly regard players, including our very own AJ Cole. I get not buying on his stuff (I dont think hes a #1 necessarily) but I wouldn't be worried about the rest.

Definite downside on Gatewood but the upside is big time. Might as well go for the big time. You could have tje next Tulo.

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #129: June 05, 2014, 08:57:06 PM »
The Nats' front office is the most predictable in baseball. Not a huge fan of the pick but with that said Welcome to the Nats, Erick. :clap:

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #130: June 05, 2014, 08:57:12 PM »
Fedde it is

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #131: June 05, 2014, 08:57:28 PM »
We just love TJS pitchers

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #132: June 05, 2014, 08:57:45 PM »
Callis on Fedde: "#3 starter down the line"


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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #133: June 05, 2014, 08:57:53 PM »
We just love TJS pitchers
And Boras clients.

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #134: June 05, 2014, 08:58:31 PM »
The Nats' front office is the most predictable in baseball.
*Phillies. "Is he over 32? SIGN HIM"

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #135: June 05, 2014, 08:58:48 PM »
They should just draft the real Tommy John in the next round.

Offline zimm_da_kid

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #136: June 05, 2014, 08:59:06 PM »
Callis on Fedde: "#3 starter down the line"



I think his upside might be higher than that.  No sense in going for an injury guy because if his upside is #3 starter, then the risk/reward doesn't make sense.

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #137: June 05, 2014, 08:59:08 PM »
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Offline tomterp

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #138: June 05, 2014, 08:59:57 PM »
Alright, who's going to step up with the "Follow the prospect" thread for Fedde? 

 :lol:

Offline blue911

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #139: June 05, 2014, 09:00:17 PM »
Callis on Fedde: "#3 starter down the line"

That was John Manuel.

Offline monkeyhit

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #140: June 05, 2014, 09:00:19 PM »
Rizzo being Rizzo.  :|

Offline thepointe01

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #141: June 05, 2014, 09:00:41 PM »
Nick Howard, UVA goes to Cincinnati

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #142: June 05, 2014, 09:00:54 PM »
When is their next pick?

Offline thepointe01

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« Reply #143: June 05, 2014, 09:01:42 PM »

Offline wrwcwn

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #144: June 05, 2014, 09:02:23 PM »
Is it too much to ask for a freaking bat? 

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #145: June 05, 2014, 09:05:08 PM »
I think his upside might be higher than that.  No sense in going for an injury guy because if his upside is #3 starter, then the risk/reward doesn't make sense.
I'd hope they see a #2 SP in Fedde. Someone compared him to Jordan Zimmermann in another scouting video.

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #146: June 05, 2014, 09:05:13 PM »
gillaspie went to tb

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #147: June 05, 2014, 09:08:43 PM »
gillaspie went to tb

Of course he did.

Offline tomterp

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #148: June 05, 2014, 09:08:50 PM »
Fedde video.

Here's video of Fedde from his stint with the USA Baseball Collegiate National

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAzjS-F_j-g&feature=youtu.be

Offline RD

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Re: 2014 MLB Draft
« Reply #149: June 05, 2014, 09:17:15 PM »
You cant draft for immediate need in baseball. Even college bats are a few years away so  I think you go BPA.

I think Fedde fit that at that point. He was ranked top 10 before the injury. He has great command of his fastball and is a very good athlete. The down time after surgery and the rehab process should allow him to get stronger overall. Maybe add a couple pounds to his frame, but more importantly, add a little more stamina/durability. The athleticism should allow him to get back to form once hes back on the bump. I dont think hes an ace but think theres definite 2/3 potential.

Pitching is always valued more. As in impact on the club and as value in trades. I dont have a problem going another arm in the first.

Definitely need some bats and some youth in the lower levels of the minors though.