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Offline awbb

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #275: July 24, 2017, 04:47:10 PM »
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We can thank Yuniesky Betancourt  for Strasburg. The Mariners had lost 101 ball games to the Nationals 100. Then Betancourt went off. 5-for-7 with a walk, two runs and two RBI to lead the Mariners to 7-3 and 4-3 wins over Oakland. The Nationals clinched the Strasburg sweepstakes by losing two games to Philadelphia.

That is brilliant. I assume Betancourt is roundly hated by the Mariner's faithful?!

Just looking at that draft class though... Dustin Ackley, who I have never heard of was who the Mariners went for at 2... let's not get into Trout falling to 25. Stoopid scouts.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #276: July 24, 2017, 05:09:01 PM »
That is brilliant. I assume Betancourt is roundly hated by the Mariner's faithful?!

Just looking at that draft class though... Dustin Ackley, who I have never heard of was who the Mariners went for at 2... let's not get into Trout falling to 25. Stoopid scouts.
I think Trout only fell because no one thought they'd be able to sign him.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #277: July 24, 2017, 05:13:42 PM »
I think Trout only fell because no one thought they'd be able to sign him.
Based on what I've read, I think this may be a mindfact.  Can't find anything about signability concerns.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #278: July 24, 2017, 05:16:38 PM »
He was buried in New Jersey. No first round pick out of New Jersey had ever turned into much. I think there was just too much uncertainty. Billy Beane almost took him the pick before the Angels.

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/7417714/v1447818983/mike-trouts-draft-story-on-mlb-central

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #279: July 24, 2017, 05:19:21 PM »
He was buried in New Jersey. No first round pick out of New Jersey had ever turned into much. I think there was just too much uncertainty. Billy Beane almost took him the pick before the Angels.

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/7417714/v1447818983/mike-trouts-draft-story-on-mlb-central
Just goes to show how absolutely stupid geographical bias is.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #280: July 24, 2017, 05:40:54 PM »
He was buried in New Jersey. No first round pick out of New Jersey had ever turned into much. I think there was just too much uncertainty. Billy Beane almost took him the pick before the Angels.

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/7417714/v1447818983/mike-trouts-draft-story-on-mlb-central
also, I think I heard he did not have some great showcase games the summer before his senior year.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #281: July 24, 2017, 05:50:40 PM »
Could be. But the scout in the video, the game he was at, Trout k'd 3 times and got a single, but it was enough to convince the guy they would take him if he was available.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #282: July 24, 2017, 07:07:56 PM »
Could be. But the scout in the video, the game he was at, Trout k'd 3 times and got a single, but it was enough to convince the guy they would take him if he was available.
He popped up 3 times I think which makes a bit of difference from a scouting perspective.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #283: July 24, 2017, 07:38:12 PM »
Was it? Ok. I don't think a scout is going to take too much stock in any single game, though. He'd built up enough of a resume by that point I don't think what he did that day really had any bearing.