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Re: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam
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Re: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam
« Reply #51: November 11, 2021, 04:17:35 PM »
Boras says that Kumar Rocker will re-enter the draft next year. Article is in Newsday, and I can't read it without subscribing. Doubt anyone here has a sub, either.

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Re: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam
« Reply #52: November 11, 2021, 04:27:18 PM »
Welch has me on ignore. :)

I just hope the formal announcement comes at midnight.


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Re: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam
« Reply #53: November 11, 2021, 09:10:35 PM »
Boras says rocker will reenter the draft.

Missed that!

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Re: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam
« Reply #54: November 12, 2021, 07:44:15 AM »
But will he pitch anywhere first?

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Re: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam
« Reply #55: November 12, 2021, 07:25:29 PM »
But will he pitch anywhere first?

No mention. This was the first news about Rocker since he failed the physicals for the Mets. As if he had gone underground.

But maybe THE question. If Rocker pitches for an independent team, anyone can seem if his elbow is healthy. If not, who would draft someone not able to pitch?

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Re: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam
« Reply #56: November 12, 2021, 07:55:50 PM »
No mention. This was the first news about Rocker since he failed the physicals for the Mets. As if he had gone underground.

But maybe THE question. If Rocker pitches for an independent team, anyone can seem if his elbow is healthy. If not, who would draft someone not able to pitch?

The Mets?

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Re: Mets find elbow "issue" in Kumar Rocker exam
« Reply #58: February 02, 2022, 06:19:27 PM »
An update - Kumar may potentially play independent ball before reentering the ML draft:

https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vanderbilt/2022/01/26/corbin-former-vanderbilt-ace-kumar-rocker-track-pitch-spring/9204838002/

From the newspaper:
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"Based on my conversations with him, (Rocker) could be playing a little bit of baseball this year but it would be in an independent league but I'm still not sure about that," Corbin told reporters Wednesday. "Those are the things that he's doing with his advisement. But he's doing well, he looks great, he looks as great as he's ever looked in my opinion over the last four years, he's working out very well and he's very much on course to be very healthy and be pitching at some point. ... Unfortunate situation, but he's made the best of it."

Aside from his college coach's "very-very-very" sentence construction, it says little. Rocker might be pitching at some point for some team in 2022. Might be worth a free-agent signing with bonuses, but will a team gamble a draft choice, something in the first five rounds, on him?



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I haven’t paid attention on mock drafts, has he been on any of those?

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I haven’t paid attention on mock drafts, has he been on any of those?
Yea, Ive seen him towards the end of the first round and in the first comp pick round. A couple I saw had him going to the Rockies. They drafted him out of high school.

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Mocks are just guessing with him. It will make for some fun speculation in this year's draft as we get closer.

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Wouldn’t be mad if he was still there when our second round pick comes around