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Offline Glockypoo

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #25: June 05, 2018, 03:31:57 PM »
Wish there was more info on these guys.

More on 3rd round pick Reid Schaller from Vandy

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Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

Schaller flashed a low-90s fastball as an Indiana high schooler in 2016, but he went undrafted because he battled injuries during his senior year and was strongly committed to Vanderbilt. He missed all of his first year with the Commodores following Tommy John surgery, and worked just 24 2/3 innings during the regular season this spring. But that has been enough to attract scouts, because he has hit 98 mph as a rare Draft-eligible redshirt freshman.

Schaller has worked at 95-98 mph in short stints, generating velocity without much effort. He'll occasionally throw some sharp mid-80s sliders, but for the most part his breaking ball has been below average. He has used his changeup so infrequently that it's best described as a work in progress.

Though he has thrown strikes, Schaller has been hit harder than expected for someone with a mid-90s fastball. He needs to improve his command and his secondary pitches to keep batters off his heater. He's far from a finished product and his signability is uncertain, but his fastball alone makes him intriguing.

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #26: June 06, 2018, 08:26:18 AM »
Nice breakdown by NBC Sports on Day Two: https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/nationals/recapping-washington-nationals-second-day-2018-mlb-draft-picks

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Reid Schaller, RHP, Vanderbilt: Rd. 3, No. 101 overall

Schaller, a 6-3, 210-pound pitcher, underwent Tommy John surgery in his first year at Vanderbilt. The now-redshirt freshman has posted a 4.05 ERA and .290 BAA in 26.2 innings out of the bullpen for the Commodores this season. CBS Sports reported that Schaller has one of the best fastballs in the draft.

“He’s super intriguing. This is a guy who could have been drafted out of high school in Indiana a couple years ago,” as said by MLB.com’s Jim Callis and reported by SB Nation’s Federal Baseball. “Low 90s with a fastball, but he had kind of a series of nagging injuries and he was committed to Vanderbilt, it’s hard to sign guys away from there especially if they don’t go super-high in the Draft.”

Jake Irvin, RHP, Oklahoma: Rd. 4, No. 131 Overall

Irvin was ranked five spots ahead of Schaller in MLB.com’s prospect rankings, at No. 152, but selected a round later.

The 6-6, 225-pound junior did not miss a start this year, posting with a 2.85 ERA and a Big 12-leading 109 strikeouts over 91.2 innings. The ace of the Oklahoma pitching staff earned All-Big 12 First Team and second team All-American honors in 2018.

Gage Canning, CF, Arizona State: Rd. 5, No. 161 Overall

Canning was the first non-pitcher taken by the Nationals in the 2018 MLB Draft and entered the draft ranked as MLB.com’s No. 106 prospect. Each year he’s improved his stat line, batting .369 with nine home runs, 17 doubles and 11 triples his junior year. He also doubled his walks total to 24. Canning, a left-handed hitter, was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and All-Defensive team in 2018.

Andrew Karp, RHP, Florida State: Rd. 6, No. 191 Overall

Karp has improved in each of his years at Florida State, posting his best ERA as a redshirt junior in 2018. Over 16 appearances and 15 starts, Karp is 8-4 with a 3.97 ERA.

He has been the team’s second-best starter, striking out 97 batters over 81.2 innings.

Chandler Day, RHP, Vanderbilt: Rd. 7, No. 221 Overall

The Nationals drafted its second arm out of the Vanderbilt bullpen in 6-5 righty Chandler Day. Over 36.1 innings, he has a 3.22 ERA and .202 BAA, leading the Commodores with four saves. He is the tallest player drafted by the Nationals thus far.

Tyler Cropley, C, Iowa: Rd. 8, No. 251 Overall

Since transferring from Iowa Western Community College, Tyler Cropley has been a bright spot for the Iowa Hawkeyes. After picking up second-team All-Big Ten honors in his first year at Iowa, Cropley took a huge step forward, bumping his batting average up from .268 to .342.

The righty earned second-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2018, hitting 20 doubles, nine home runs and 50 RBI over 53 games.

Tanner Driskill, RHP, Lamar: Rd. 9, No. 281 Overall

The last starter selected by the Nationals on Day 2 is a 6-foot right hander out of Lamar. Tanner Driskill transferred from Weatherford College and spent two seasons at Lamar.

He started in nine of his 17 games, posting a team-best six wins. Over 81 innings, Driskill has a 4.00 ERA and .234 BAA.

Carson Shaddy, 2B, Arkansas: Rd. 10, No. 311 Overall

The Nationals ended Day 2 by selecting redshirt senior and second baseman Carson Shaddy. In his final year at Arkansas, Shaddy hit .331 over 50 games setting career highs in home runs (11), RBI (43), on-base percentage (.430) and slugging percentage (.620).

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #27: June 06, 2018, 10:52:03 AM »
Some Chandler Day: https://youtu.be/a63yoEYiQgY?t=41s
Over the top delivery from a 6'5 looks like he probably generates some good spin on the fastball/changeup.

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #28: June 06, 2018, 10:52:31 AM »
Nats GM has more details on the day two picks. Good read:

http://natsgm.com/2018/06/06/spotlighting-the-washington-nationals-mlb-draft-day-2-selections/


Sounds like he's high on the catcher from Iowa the Nats picked in round 8.

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #29: June 06, 2018, 12:33:00 PM »
Another good read from Nationals Arm Race: http://www.nationalsarmrace.com/?p=15017


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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #31: June 13, 2018, 11:08:34 PM »
Nationals sign Tim Cate, LHP, their second round pick. 

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/06/amateur-draft-signings-61318.html

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #32: June 15, 2018, 12:19:17 AM »
Update from the Post today:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2018/06/13/stephen-strasburg-jeremy-hellickson-do-not-travel-with-the-nationals-on-road-trip/?utm_term=.a236ae11ab71

The Nationals announced that they’ve signed 22 of the 40 players they selected in last week’s draft. Second-rounder Tim Cate, a left-hander out of U-Conn., is the highest picked player signed. Cate signed for $986,200 — his assigned slot value as the No. 65 overall pick — according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Washington also agreed to terms with Arizona State outfielder Gage Canning (fifth round), Florida State right-hander Andrew Karp (sixth round), Iowa catcher Tyler Cropley (eighth round) and Lamar right-hander Tanner Driskill (ninth round).

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #33: June 15, 2018, 09:47:54 AM »
Am I the only one who has watched Cate pitch and think he could legitimately be called up this season to be a LOOGY? That breaking ball is pure filth

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #34: June 25, 2018, 03:10:22 PM »
More draft pick signings:

"The Nationals announced Sunday that they had agreed to terms with four more of their draft picks: right-hander Reid Schaller (third round), right-hander Jake Irvin (fourth round), right-hander Chandler Day (seventh round) and shortstop Kyle Marinconz (24th round).

Schaller is the second-highest pick that Nationals have signed. He posted a 3.77 ERA in 28 2/3 innings for Vanderbilt this season. Nationals first-round pick Mason Denaburg, a right-handed pitcher, remains unsigned."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2018/06/24/jeremy-hellickson-has-rough-outing-at-class-a-potomac-but-nationals-arent-concerned/?utm_term=.0d50fe266d0e


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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #35: July 03, 2018, 11:48:34 AM »
From mlb.com

https://atmlb.com/2u0imGg

Denaburg might have gone in the top 10 picks if he hadn't come down with biceps tendinitis in mid-spring. The Nationals, who have had success pouncing on pitchers who slid because of health issues (Lucas Giolito, Erick Fedde, Jesus Luzardo), can afford as much as $3,065,490 without giving up a future first-rounder. Denaburg should scoop up most of that amount in the next day or so.


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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #36: July 03, 2018, 11:50:12 AM »
From mlb.com

https://atmlb.com/2u0imGg

Denaburg might have gone in the top 10 picks if he hadn't come down with biceps tendinitis in mid-spring. The Nationals, who have had success pouncing on pitchers who slid because of health issues (Lucas Giolito, Erick Fedde, Jesus Luzardo), can afford as much as $3,065,490 without giving up a future first-rounder. Denaburg should scoop up most of that amount in the next day or so.

Chelsea Janes reporting that the deal is complete. No amount reported yet.

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #37: July 03, 2018, 11:54:08 AM »
My guess is that this wasn't a delay because of a tense negotiation, but rather a delay while the Nationals signed all their other picks, to know how much overslot they could go on Denaburg.

EDIT: Signed for three million. That's a bingo!

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #38: July 03, 2018, 04:06:49 PM »
Chelsea Janes reporting that the deal is complete. No amount reported yet.

wait, Fedde, Giolito, and Luzardo are successes?

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #39: July 03, 2018, 04:29:37 PM »
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MLB.com’s Jim Callis tweets that Denaburg received a $3MM bonus, putting him $527K over slot value.

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #40: July 06, 2018, 07:32:40 PM »
Cate has been really good at Auburn, he looks like he may be a fast mover.

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #41: July 06, 2018, 08:54:45 PM »
Cate has been really good at Auburn, he looks like he may be a fast mover.

Yep. Can't believe Cate is still only 20. He's pretty polished and could move quick, like you said.

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #43: August 15, 2018, 05:55:36 PM »
Cate has been really good at Auburn, he looks like he may be a fast mover.

Promoted to Hagerstown today. 4.65 ERA/ 1.49 WHIP over 31 innings.  Also promoted was 2017 25th rounder David Smith, a righty reliever with 1.71 era /1.27 WHIP over 15 appearances (26 innings) .

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #44: August 16, 2018, 12:13:00 AM »
Anyone know why denaburg is at GCL?

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #45: August 16, 2018, 09:28:53 AM »
Anyone know why denaburg is at GCL?

I think that's the usual first step for a guy who hasn't had any professional experience. Then Auburn then Hagerstown.

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #46: August 16, 2018, 04:10:52 PM »

Anyone know why denaburg is at GCL?

The better question to me is why hasn't he gotten any work yet(haven't looked in a week, unless things changed). He signed about 6 weeks ago. I know he battled some arm trouble but he returned from that before the draft. Youd think hed be good for at least some short stints just to get some experience before the season runs out.

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #47: June 24, 2019, 01:54:01 PM »
Denaburg made his pro debut in the GCL

4 scoreless 3 H 2 BB 5K

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Re: 2018 Major League Draft
« Reply #48: June 24, 2019, 03:08:15 PM »
Denaburg made his pro debut in the GCL

4 scoreless 3 H 2 BB 5K

YESSSSSS.

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« Reply #49: July 17, 2019, 02:32:22 PM »
Another guy to keep an eye on who has been hitting some tape measure bombs lately is Jacob Rhinesmith at Hagerstown. Looks like he is starting to tap into his collegiate power finally.