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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #50: June 10, 2020, 09:42:43 PM »
Reading mocks, he was connected to the Padres a lot, and summaries point out that he's one that could have had his draft stock rise if the season hadn't been cut short.

Dude also rakes, lol

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Cavalli was a First-Team All-Big 12 selection as a utility player. He started 12 games on the mound and appeared in 19 more as a designated hitter. He posted a 5-2 record with a 3.28 ERA across 60.1 innings pitched while allowing 53 hits, 22 earned runs, and collected 59 strikeouts.

He hit .319 with five doubles, two triples. four home runs, 17 RBIs, scored 16 runs and finished with a .611 slugging percentage and a .393 on-base percentage in 72 at bats. During March of 2019, Cavalli had a streak of six games in a row where he had multiple hits.

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« Reply #51: June 10, 2020, 09:52:55 PM »
Didn’t it say his back issues were in HS?
Yes. Followed by an arm issue on college.  Sounds like lots of upside with some high risks. 

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« Reply #52: June 11, 2020, 07:30:06 AM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/MarkZuckerman/status/1270904148381310977?s=19

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« Reply #53: June 11, 2020, 08:26:44 AM »

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« Reply #54: June 11, 2020, 08:49:29 AM »
I wonder if the undrafted guys will remember which teams had to be shamed into even paying minor leaguers

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« Reply #55: June 11, 2020, 08:52:25 AM »
I wonder if the undrafted guys will remember which teams had to be shamed into even paying minor leaguers
They will forget if given enough $.

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« Reply #56: June 11, 2020, 08:55:06 AM »
They will forget if given enough $.

That’s may have been true last year, this year the limit is so low that every team will be offering these guys the exact same contract

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #57: June 11, 2020, 09:42:08 AM »
fourth straight year Rizzo has drafted a 6' 3" or taller pitcher with his first pick.   I went ahead and started a FTP thread for him on the likelihood that he signs.

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« Reply #58: June 11, 2020, 10:36:48 AM »
fourth straight year Rizzo has drafted a 6' 3" or taller pitcher with his first pick.   I went ahead and started a FTP thread for him on the likelihood that he signs.
Aren't like 90 precent of the pitchers 6'3" or more nowadays?  The bigger surprise was the 6'0" pitcher who was drafted earlier. 

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #59: June 11, 2020, 10:56:48 AM »
The last time Rizzo didnt take a tall pitcher in the first round was 2011

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« Reply #60: June 11, 2020, 11:54:31 AM »
Aren't like 90 precent of the pitchers 6'3" or more nowadays?  The bigger surprise was the 6'0" pitcher who was drafted earlier. 

yeah, Scouts want downward motion off the mound, so they look for pitchers who are well above 6'

We had a local kid in our area who was absolutely dominant as a LHP in both high school and college but who didn't get drafted until the 4th round because he's only 5' 11". 

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« Reply #61: June 11, 2020, 01:16:30 PM »
yeah, Scouts want downward motion off the mound, so they look for pitchers who are well above 6'

We had a local kid in our area who was absolutely dominant as a LHP in both high school and college but who didn't get drafted until the 4th round because he's only 5' 11".
I wonder of there is any actual data to back up their projections?  It has become a self fulfilling prophecy since they are all tall now.

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« Reply #62: June 11, 2020, 01:28:24 PM »
I wonder of there is any actual data to back up their projections?  It has become a self fulfilling prophecy since they are all tall now.

I’m guessing it does - id assume that front offices have done their homework and it wouldn’t be too hard to see if there is a WAR height correlation or a point at which WAR is dramatically different based on height

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« Reply #63: June 11, 2020, 01:40:22 PM »
I’m guessing it does - id assume that front offices have done their homework and it wouldn’t be too hard to see if there is a WAR height correlation or a point at which WAR is dramatically different based on height

Probably.  I remember watching 6' 9" Alex Meyer pitch at Potomac and reading how Scouts were drooling over him.  Unfortunately injuries kept taking him down.

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« Reply #64: June 11, 2020, 01:51:03 PM »
Probably.  I remember watching 6' 9" Alex Meyer pitch at Potomac and reading how Scouts were drooling over him.  Unfortunately injuries kept taking him down.

It reminds me of NBA scouts drooling over athletic 7 footers then everyone being surprised by the inevitable foot injuries

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #65: June 11, 2020, 03:24:12 PM »
In Rizzo we trust:


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« Reply #66: June 11, 2020, 04:28:51 PM »
Probably.  I remember watching 6' 9" Alex Meyer pitch at Potomac and reading how Scouts were drooling over him.  Unfortunately injuries kept taking him down.

IIRC Meyer never achieved good motion repeatability. It's rare to find pitchers that tall that have it, Randy Johnson being the obvious exception - but Johnson was also a late bloomer that worked directly with Nolan Ryan and Tom House and kept working with House throughout his career.

I was a tall pitcher (6'4") but love seeing short pitchers that make it. Stroman, etc.

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #67: June 11, 2020, 04:30:13 PM »
My favorite two value picks last night were Martin at 1-5, adding him to the stacked Toronto position player roster and Garrett Mitchell. Cannot believe he dropped so far.

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #68: June 11, 2020, 04:30:19 PM »
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« Reply #69: June 11, 2020, 04:58:58 PM »
My favorite two value picks last night were Martin at 1-5, adding him to the stacked Toronto position player roster and Garrett Mitchell. Cannot believe he dropped so far.

austin martin is going to be a stud. just a really, really good all-around player. i did some stuff with vandy baseball this year, kid reminds me a lot of jeter tbh

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #71: June 11, 2020, 05:22:53 PM »
Van Eyk looks good.

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« Reply #72: June 11, 2020, 06:58:11 PM »
Cole Henry from LSU in round two--another righty pitcher with some injury issues.

https://lastwordonbaseball.com/2020/05/15/cole-henry-2020-mlb-draft-profile/

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #73: June 11, 2020, 07:02:45 PM »
Samuel Infante--high school SS from south florida as the compensatory pick for Anthony.
Looks like he has signed with U Miami.


Cole Wilcox is still on the board.

Edit: SD takes Wilcox in Round 3. 

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #74: June 11, 2020, 07:06:53 PM »
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Second round (No. 55) -- Cole Henry, RHP, LSU
Henry is a big, hard-throwing, college pitcher with a bit of injury history. If you’re surprised the Nationals drafted him, you clearly haven’t been paying attention over the years. The 6-foot-4 right-hander was only a sophomore this season and made only four starts, so he doesn’t have as long of a track record as many other college pitchers in this year’s draft. Because he’s a sophomore, he could elect not to sign and return to LSU next year. But the Nats have shown they’ll pay over slot value for draft picks they really like. And they wouldn’t have drafted him tonight if they didn’t think they had a good chance to sign him.

Update: Henry, speaking to reporters on a video conference call, said he expects to sign with the Nationals. He said after dealing with arm injuries last year, he worked on changing his mechanics to shorten his throwing motion and he’s been healthy ever since. He also said he’s long been an admirer of Stephen Strasburg and actually saw him make one of his first career starts as a rookie in Atlanta in 2010. Henry was 11 years old at the time. Oh, my.

Compensation pick (No. 71) - Sammy Infante, SS, Monsignor Edward Pace HS (Fla.)
No matter how his career pans out, Infante will always be known as the player the Nationals received as compensation for losing Anthony Rendon to free agency. They’ll hope he develops into a big league shortstop, though there does appear to be some question about whether he’ll outgrow that position. Infante is committed to play at the University of Miami, so the Nats might have to offer him at least slot value to convince him to sign and begin his professional career now.