Author Topic: Luke Montz  (Read 3555 times)

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #25: June 06, 2008, 10:53:01 AM »
I don't either, but I'm just saying it's possible sometimes.

Okay I thought I missed something. But Montz is more attractive as a catcher. Do you think the Astros would have passed on Smoak if they had Montz in their system.

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« Reply #26: June 30, 2008, 12:53:00 PM »
Montz was promoted to Columbus. 

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #27: June 30, 2008, 01:00:05 PM »
Do you think the Astros would have passed on Smoak if they had Montz in their system.


yes.

Here is the Astros Front Office Complex, and you can clearly see their Executives hard at work:



didn't the astros use their first pick LAST YEAR on a catcher as well?

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« Reply #28: June 30, 2008, 02:13:49 PM »

didn't the astros use their first pick LAST YEAR on a catcher as well?

2006. They didn't have 1st or 2nd round picks in 2007. But they have used their last two first round picks on catchers. Did you read the story in Sunday's post about catchers?

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« Reply #29: June 30, 2008, 03:01:28 PM »
. Did you read the story in Sunday's post about catchers?

no, i did not.

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« Reply #30: June 30, 2008, 03:14:51 PM »
no, i did not.

Nutshell: It's a waste to sign a catcher in the first round. Most of the good catchers are drafted at another position or later in the draft. Catchers are "over drafted", meaning they are drafted earlier than they should be based on talent.