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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #75: June 11, 2020, 07:18:51 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. 

Yea, Wilcox ain't signing. Hes going back to school

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« Reply #76: June 11, 2020, 07:26:48 PM »
Yea, Wilcox ain't signing. Hes going back to school
On Tv they said they would not have drafted him there if they were not sure they could sign him?

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #77: June 11, 2020, 07:40:39 PM »
On Tv they said they would not have drafted him there if they were not sure they could sign him?
Okay.

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #78: June 11, 2020, 07:45:25 PM »
Was he chanting overrated at Strasburg that game in Atlanta?

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« Reply #79: June 11, 2020, 07:48:37 PM »
On Tv they said they would not have drafted him there if they were not sure they could sign him?

That’s not what they said on ESPN I don’t think. They were doing the math trying to figure out if SD could go cheap first couple rounds and have money saved for Wilcox. Passan said Wilcox is a $3M player.

Third round still gets a comp pick right? Assuming yes, could be worth the risk to a team with a deep farm like SD given the crazy state of baseball, maybe something more could change and he’s willing to sign.

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #80: June 11, 2020, 07:49:27 PM »
Was he chanting overrated at Strasburg that game in Atlanta?
Who? 

I only remember “Harvey’s better.”  Well I guess he was that one year.

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« Reply #81: June 11, 2020, 07:50:17 PM »
That’s not what they said on ESPN I don’t think. They were doing the math trying to figure out if SD could go cheap first couple rounds and have money saved for Wilcox. Passan said Wilcox is a $3M player.

Third round still gets a comp pick right? Assuming yes, could be worth the risk to a team with a deep farm like SD given the crazy state of baseball, maybe something more could change and he’s willing to sign.
I was watching MLB. 

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #82: June 11, 2020, 07:53:49 PM »
Another college pitcher.  Relief pitcher.

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #83: June 11, 2020, 08:47:47 PM »
Who? 

I only remember “Harvey’s better.”  Well I guess he was that one year.

Atlanta in 2010. I remember it clearly, you could hear it on TV.

https://www.al.com/solomon/2010/06/summer_of_strasburg_electrifie.html

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #84: June 11, 2020, 09:04:58 PM »
Atlanta in 2010. I remember it clearly, you could hear it on TV.

https://www.al.com/solomon/2010/06/summer_of_strasburg_electrifie.html
Ok. What did that have to do with today’s draft?

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #85: June 11, 2020, 09:21:05 PM »
Ok. What did that have to do with today’s draft?

:lmao:

Because this was posted about Cole Henry like 3 posts earlier, I probably thought I had the next post.

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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.

The game Cole Henry was at they chanted overrated at Strasburg after he pitched pretty well. Always left a bad taste in my mouth. But Cole apparently left that game a fan.

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #86: June 11, 2020, 09:30:21 PM »
:lmao:

Because this was posted about Cole Henry like 3 posts earlier, I probably thought I had the next post.

The game Cole Henry was at they chanted overrated at Strasburg after he pitched pretty well. Always left a bad taste in my mouth. But Cole apparently left that game a fan.
Ok, got ya--little tomahawk chop boy becomes a Nat. 

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #87: June 12, 2020, 03:24:27 AM »
Zuck:

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Sammy Infante, who has committed to the Univ. of Miami, says he wants to sign with the Nationals: "I think they got a great steal."


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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #89: June 12, 2020, 10:07:12 AM »
Interesting that we took Cavelli's teammate who never actually caught Cavelli in college.

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« Reply #90: June 12, 2020, 10:52:32 AM »
On Tv they said they would not have drafted him there if they were not sure they could sign him?

Zuck was asked about Wilcox in his morning Q&A today, he said it was likely signability concerns that caused him to fall so far.

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #91: June 12, 2020, 12:17:50 PM »
Nice breakdown from Todd Boss at NatsArmsRace: http://www.nationalsarmrace.com/?p=16610

I'm with him in really liking this class. Lindsly probably could have been had as a 20K FA but Rizzo needed to save cash somewhere for likely over-slot deals with Infante and Henry.

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #92: June 12, 2020, 12:24:33 PM »
MLB likes the Henry pick most: https://www.mlb.com/news/best-mlb-draft-pick-for-all-30-teams?t=mlb-draft-coverage

Cole Henry, RHP, LSU (2nd round)
When it comes to drafting and developing pitching prospects, the Nationals are known to have a type -- big, strong guys with power stuff who can throw strikes and still have room to improve. Henry, a 6-foot-4, 211-pound Draft-eligible sophomore, fits that description to a T with his blend of size, stuff and control, though he did battle injuries in both of his LSU campaigns.


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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #93: June 13, 2020, 09:48:15 AM »
Mitchel Parker has signed


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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #96: June 14, 2020, 09:07:02 AM »
Per mlb:  10 UDFA to watch:

https://www.mlb.com/news/2020-mlb-non-drafted-free-agents
$20,000 to sign is really nothing.

Sounds like the plan is for MLB to go from six minor league teams to four?  For now they will have enough players from prior drafts to stock teams but in the future 5 players from the draft and some guys from Latin America won't be enough to keep up.  Looks like they would need to pay more than $20K to get guys to sign. 

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #97: June 14, 2020, 11:08:54 AM »
$20,000 to sign is really nothing.

Sounds like the plan is for MLB to go from six minor league teams to four?  For now they will have enough players from prior drafts to stock teams but in the future 5 players from the draft and some guys from Latin America won't be enough to keep up.  Looks like they would need to pay more than $20K to get guys to sign. 

What are those guys going to do, stock shelves?

It'll take a year or two to even out, because a lot of guys who are eligible will go back to school, but when everyone ends up being a senior again, they don't really have much choice but to take whatever is offered - if they want to make the major leagues.

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #98: June 14, 2020, 11:16:43 AM »
What are those guys going to do, stock shelves?

It'll take a year or two to even out, because a lot of guys who are eligible will go back to school, but when everyone ends up being a senior again, they don't really have much choice but to take whatever is offered - if they want to make the major leagues.

They could go play in the KBO or NBP. The NPB especially would love to get some mid 90s throwing relievers. All they have to do is alter their rules slightly, and teams would probably give them 200K a year

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Re: 2020 Draft
« Reply #99: June 14, 2020, 11:32:35 AM »
They could go play in the KBO or NBP. The NPB especially would love to get some mid 90s throwing relievers. All they have to do is alter their rules slightly, and teams would probably give them 200K a year
No NPB team is going to sign a guy who was not drafted ( by MLB) to play in the NPB. NPB is considered at least level to Triple A here and maybe even a little better.  Maybe one of their minor league teams but they only have one level.  Doesn't seem likely to me they would want to invest in players who might never make it there and who probably if they do well will want to come back here. 

KBO is probably more like Double A.  So maybe they would take a chance but right now they are limited to 2 foreign players I believe.  Why take an unproven guy when you can sign a former MLB or Triple A guy?