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MrMadison

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #75: June 05, 2008, 08:39:56 PM »
updated.  looks like our last pick of the day.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #76: June 05, 2008, 08:44:09 PM »
They're going til 9pm eastern I think, I think I stated that wrong earlier.  They'll get as much done as they can tonight and finish up tomorrow.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #77: June 05, 2008, 08:50:48 PM »
I'm not going to be around to update things pick by pick tomorrow, but when the draft is over, I intend to get a full list of our picks and put them in the first post.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #78: June 05, 2008, 09:57:38 PM »
My power was out for 32 hours!!!!So then my brother got on the computer and he told me we drafted Crow [I was studying for finals, and my neighbors came over to hang, and so I was studying and then he tells me we drafted Crow and they all hear a scream...literally a scream of happiness] lol

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #79: June 05, 2008, 09:59:58 PM »
I was watching the video of Crow..Notes:

-At times he doesn't do a good leg kick.
-He has a violent motion
-Injuries possibly a problem?
-I hope nothing happens and know our system is absolutley stacked, all it takes is for some ML production.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #80: June 05, 2008, 11:42:23 PM »
From NFA:

With the 181st pick …

in the 6th round, the Washington Nationals select JuCo RHP Paul Demny. from Perfect Game back in 2006 … “One of the top pitching prospects out of Texas, Paul Demny has dialed his fastball up to 94 mph. He throws strikes, pitches aggressively and his fastball has late life.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #81: June 05, 2008, 11:56:54 PM »
More info on Crow.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/chatter/2008/Jun/05/more-crow/

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Aaron Crow, the Missouri right-hander the Nationals took with the ninth pick in this afternoon's MLB draft, is no stranger to the team. Scouting director Dana Brown has been watching him for two seasons and the team had a representative at each one of his starts this season.

The second pitcher taken in a hitter-heavy draft, the 6-foot-2 right-hander has a fastball that clocks in between 92-97 mph, a slider he can use as an out pitch and a strong changeup.

General manager Jim Bowden said Crow will likely start at Potomac, and if he signs early enough, could be fast-tracked to the big leagues.

"It's so difficult to get a power arm of this nature picking that low in the draft," Brown said. "He's going to pitch in the top of the rotation, and we're going to continue to put power arms and pitchers in this organization."

Bowden, Brown and assistant general managers Mike Rizzo and Bob Boone said they were all unanimously in favor of taking Crow, which is to be expected. It would have been interesting to see what the Nationals did had Georgia shortstop Gordon Beckham been available at No. 9.

But Bowden said Crow could have pitched in the majors with the stuff he had during his last start of the season for Missouri. If he turns out to be that good, he might wind up being a steal at that spot for the Nationals.



I think this is the first pitcher that we've drafted since coming here that has been projected to be a #1 starter.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #82: June 06, 2008, 01:55:01 AM »
From BP:

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Kevin Goldstein (5:18:40 PM PT): Ben F (California): Nieto at 151 looks good for the Nats. He's a switch hitting catcher with a strong arm and I thought he would go higher. What gives?

That's a bit of a mystery. I honestly don't know. He didn't have a big college commitment and I didn't hear any big dollar needs, so I'm as suprised as you. It will take some detective work to figure out what happened there.

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« Reply #83: June 06, 2008, 10:29:39 AM »
From BP:

Kevin Goldstein (5:18:40 PM PT): Ben F (California): Nieto at 151 looks good for the Nats. He's a switch hitting catcher with a strong arm and I thought he would go higher. What gives?

That's a bit of a mystery. I honestly don't know. He didn't have a big college commitment and I didn't hear any big dollar needs, so I'm as suprised as you. It will take some detective work to figure out what happened there.

They probably thought he was related to Tom Nieto.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #84: June 06, 2008, 11:30:35 AM »
About to get day 2 underway and the picks are going to fly, about a minute between each pick.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #85: June 06, 2008, 11:40:17 AM »
Only took 10 minutes to get through round 7. 

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #86: June 06, 2008, 12:07:22 PM »
Picks so far today:
6. Paul Demney - rhp - Blinn College
7. Daniel Killian - c - Kellogg Comm. Coll.
8. Ricardo Pecina - lhp - San Diego U.
9. John Higley - lf - Sacramento CC
10. Tom Milone - lhp - USC

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #87: June 06, 2008, 12:19:46 PM »
Some people think Crow could end up being a closer.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #88: June 06, 2008, 12:23:44 PM »
11. Marcus Jones - cf - NC State
12. William Atwood - lhp - S. Carolina

Seem to be rotating between position players and pitchers.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #89: June 06, 2008, 12:26:14 PM »
Some people think Crow could end up being a closer.

Might see some sort of situation kinda like Joba in NY.  Start in the bullpen as a dominant setup guy and transition into the rotation.  Especially if it works out for the Yanks, you might see a lot of copying that.  I think he'll end up a starter long term, but I can understand the speculation of him moving to he bullpen, especially with the bullpen troubles we've had this year.  Might be a good way for him to get his feet wet at this level.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #90: June 06, 2008, 12:33:12 PM »
11. Marcus Jones - cf - NC State

Jones is playing right now on ESPN.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #91: June 06, 2008, 12:37:38 PM »
13.  Blake Stouffer - a switch hitting 2b out of Texas A&M.  You'll get a chance to see him on the ESPN family of networks this weekend too.  Had a great year last year, turned down a contract and didn't have a great year as a sr.  Has potential to be a good one, but his stock fell considerably this year.  Could be a steal though.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #92: June 06, 2008, 12:55:01 PM »
The pitcher/position rotation continues
14. Harold Coleman - rhp - LSU
15. Jonathan Ramirez - cf - Canyon hs (tx) L/L

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #93: June 06, 2008, 01:09:42 PM »
Looks like they're taking a bit of a break, off to lunch for me.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #94: June 06, 2008, 02:32:54 PM »
16. Tyler Moore - 1b Mississippi St. r/r
17. Jose Lozada - ss - Bethune Cookman s/r
18. Bobby Hansen - lhp - Lewis Palmer hs (CO)
19. Stephen Lombordozzi - ss - St. Petersburg JC s/r
20. Nicholas Atkins - lf - Riverside CC r/r
21. Michael Guerrero - rf - Ole Miss r/r
22. Chris Curran - 2b - Miami Dade CC
23. Derrick Phillips - of - Westminster Christian Academy (big boy, 6'3" 220 lbs)
24. Christopher Kelley - rhp - Rice

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #95: June 06, 2008, 02:43:52 PM »
25. Joseph Garrett - lhp - College of charleston

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #96: June 06, 2008, 04:54:49 PM »
26. Cory Mazzoni - rhp Seneca Valley HS (PA)
27. Chris Sollis - c - Incarnate Word
28. Nicholas Arata - ss - Florida Atlantic
29. Christopher Heston - rhp - Seminole CC
30. Casey Witmer - rhp - Texas (probably goes back to school, only a sophomore)
31. Bryan Harper - lhp - Las Vegas HS
32. Ronald Silverstein - lhp - St. Johns HS (MD)
33. Williams Cather - of - U of Maine
34. Brian Pruitt - of - Stetson
35. Clayton Dill - lhp - Missouri Baptist college

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #97: June 06, 2008, 05:05:25 PM »
Some people think Crow could end up being a closer.
Hope not.

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #98: June 06, 2008, 05:09:42 PM »
I'm bored at work.

Through our first 36 picks we've selected:
1 firstbasemen
2 second basemen
0 third basemen
4 shortstops
3 catchers
9 outfielders (2-cf, 3-lf, 1-rf, 3-of)
17 pitchers (10 lhp, 7 rhp)
28 college players
8 high schoolers
4 Chris'

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Re: Nationals Draft Pick Discussion Thread
« Reply #99: June 06, 2008, 05:11:42 PM »
^ 6 middle infielders = NICE!